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Around the diamonds

Following a Spring break that didn’t feel like one to most area ball teams, they got right back on the field in regular season and district games. Vardaman Rams Vardaman had a tough week on the diamond, falling to Hamilton, 4-8 and to Ethel, 12-5. They will be back in action this week in Houlka […]

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Lady Cats battling through

The Lady Wildcats got off to a great start last week but didn’t finish up as well. The Houlka girls romped over Potts Camp, 15-5, in their Thursday game with pitcher, Cara Martin, leading at the plate and batting 1.000. Martin went 4-4 with an RBI but had company as Temp Webb also batted 1.000, […]

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Win times three for Lady Rams

The Lady Rams had a successful week on the diamond, scoring three wins out of four games and dropping their only loss by one run. The Lady Rams started things off with a 15-0 blanking of West Lowndes March 18 with Sydney Huffman getting the win on the hill. Laci Jo Fugett, Laken Lucius, Cheyenne […]

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EW digs in for the win

The week after Spring break can be a problem for ball clubs, but the East Webster Lady Wolverines were eager to prove it would not be for them. The Lady Wolverines fell to South Pontotoc, 4-5, March 20 but got the chance to make it up in the Houston tournament. EW 4, South Pontotoc 3 […]

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Toppers take division win

With the early season tournaments done and the district schedule here and now, the Toppers got off to a good start with two wins over Leake Central last week. Austin Burdine got the win March 18 for the Hilltoppers striking out 13 Gators and allowing only two hits. “Dominating performance,” said coach Scott Gann of […]

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Garners show in Dixie National

Two members of the Chickasaw 4-H/Houston Chapter FFA participated in the Dixie National Livestock Show Feb. 1 in Jackson. Sandy and Emma Garner, daughters of Jesse and Miriam Garner, showed Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle at the Junior Roundup. Emma placed second in the 10-11 year-old Showmanship class and third in the Holstein fall heifer […]

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Tourney time!

The Lady Hilltoppers had plenty of competitive action on the diamond last weekend as they hosted tournament and split their two games of the day. The Houston girls started their day against North Pontotoc running 1-1 through three innings. The Lady Toppers could put runners on base but had trouble getting them all the way […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Ann Morgan, from left, Lee Nabors, Tana McQuary and Judy McQuary were just a few of the Hilltopper baseball fans who donned their sunglasses for a day on the diamond March 22.

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Spring turkey season open

The spring turkey season opened March 15 and ends May 1. Opportunities to pursue spring gobblers are plentiful across the Magnolia State, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) anticipates that hunting success will be good in 2014. “Jake sightings were up across most areas of the state last spring as a […]

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The Hilltopper tennis team had some time off over the school holiday, but one player stayed on the court with good success. Ezra Blissard of Houston partnered with Will Christiansen to compete in boy’s doubles at the Spring Break Challenge in New Albany, where the duo placed first in the tournament. Blissard also competed in […]

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Herron powers toward State

Okolona’s Robert Herron punched his ticket to State in powerlifting, placing first in the Super Heavyweight division at North Half competition in Calhoun City March 8. Herron lifted a total of 1,205-pounds split into three categories. He squatted 405-pounds, benched 275-pounds and deadlifted 525-pounds to take top honors in his division. Herron is a junior […]

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JV Cats get the win

The JV Wildcats were the winners on the field March 14 as they bested Bruce 5-0 in the early game. The Trojans went three-up, three-down in the first inning against Sawyer Byars on the mound and the Cats scored two in the bottom of the frame. Braxton Peden got a lead-off double and Johnathon Huffman […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Jacquita Hatchett was spotted in the Vardaman dugout March 13 with her drumsticks in hand and ready to cheer on the Lady Rams.

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Wolverines start strong

The East Webster Wolverines took a loss to Starkville in 12 innings the Friday before Spring break, but turned their game around over the holiday week. The Wolverines host their annual Friday – Monday tournament during Spring break that kept them pretty busy racking up wins. “We are playing very well, won five straight,” said […]

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