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Lady Toppers battle Mooreville

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Coming off a solid performance during Spring Break, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers were back on the diamond in a Monday make-up game against the Mooreville Lady Troopers. Unfortunately, because of costly mistakes in the early stages of the game, the Lady Toppers fell […]

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Highway 32 baseball

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – You don’t have to drive far either way on Highway 32 to find good ball players and when they gather in Houlka or Bruce the baseball will always be good. The Houlka Wildcats and Bruce rojans battled it out on the diamond Friay […]

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Lady Toppers play strong

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was a beautiful spring day for softball as the Lady Hilltoppers took to the diamond to face Bruce with batters blossoming and pitching shining. The Lady Toppers bounced the Bruce Lady Trojans, 10-0 behind great pitching, defense and offense at the plate. The […]

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Tanner Smith strikes out 10 in Topper win.

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – No matter what level of baseball, a no-hitter is a memory that will last a lifetime. As Houston’s Tanner Smith toed the rubber to face district foe Louisville, he and his teammates had no idea they were in for a very special evening. Thanks […]

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SCORES: Friday, March 18

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Baseball Ripley 8, Amory 3 Amory 12, Booneville 3 Walnut 6, Baldwyn 2 Alcorn Central 10, Hatley 0 North Pontotoc 3, Ingomar 2 Myrtle 8, Blue Mountain 1 East Union 11, Mantachie 1 West Union 11, Vina, Ala.  1 Pontotoc 18, Belmont 1 Houston 10, Louisville 0 Softball South […]

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Bowden praises FCA’s role in molding character

  By Parrish Alford Daily Journal TUPELO – Robert Cleckler Bowden, better known as Bobby, says he embraced a reputation as the coach of second chances during his 34-year run at Florida State. It wasn’t always the most popular approach to coaching football, but it was the right approach, he says, because it was right […]

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Former MSU, Houston standout Chris Jones arrested

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Another NFL hopeful from Mississippi State has been arrested. Former Bulldog and Houston High School defensive lineman Chris Jones was charged with speeding and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop in Starkville on Wednesday. Jones was pulled over for speeding along Blackjack Road at 2:22 p.m. and […]

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Lady Bulldogs opening NCAAs at home

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For the second straight year, Mississippi State has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This time, however, the 15th-ranked Bulldogs will be dancing at home. And on the distant horizon is the defending national champ. For the first time, Starkville will play host to the first two rounds of […]

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Prescott’s breathalyzer results inconclusive

STARKVILLE (AP) – Former Mississippi State quarterback and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott took two inconclusive breathalyzer tests following a traffic stop for speeding on Saturday night. Prescott was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence in Starkville. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 11. Police records state that Prescott […]

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Bulldogs opening NCAAs at home

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For the second straight year, Mississippi State has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This time, however, the 15th-ranked Bulldogs will be dancing at home. And on the distant horizon is the defending national champ. For the first time, Starkville will play host to the first two rounds of […]

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Prescott arrested, charged with DUI

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning in Starkville. According to the Starkville Police Department, Prescott was pulled over around 12:45 a.m. near the Cotton District driving a 2016 white Cadillac Escalade and arrested for DUI. The […]

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Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak comes to an end

By Laurence Hilliard Special to the Journal JACKSON – Coahoma AHS pulled away late for a 77-67 win over Calhoun City on Tuesday in the 2A semifinals, ending the Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak. Calhoun was within four at 68-64 with 1:55 left when Ladavious Draine made two free throws, but the Wildcats were outscored 9-3 […]

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Aquana Brownlee to play for Bombers

  HOUSTON – Aquana Brownlee is no stranger to softball and is a veteran of the summer league, elite team circuit. Brownlee still has spring fastpitch softball to play with the Houston Lady Toppers and has been chosen to play for the Mississippi Bombers this year, traveling the Southeast to play some of the best […]

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Wildcats struggle in land of giants

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quite simply, Houlka could not see the backboard Monday for the trees. West Lowndes used its superior height and power inside to pound the Wildcats into submission and claim a 70-55 victory in the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament semifinals. JaQuante Bell, at 6-foot-5, and TyShun Spencer, at […]

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