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Rams on summer schedule

Blue and white is still on the baseball diamond as the Vardaman Rams have switched over to the summer season. The Rams struggled some during the regular season and are using the summer to boost the program with extra playing time. “The more playing time they get, the better they become,” said coach Brad Spencer. […]

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Wrapping wins in maroon

Houston Maroon had a successful week on the diamond, picking up three wins in two days of action. The Houston boys hosted Vardaman June 2 and started off strong in Game One holding a 2-0 lead through the second before the Rams got on the board. The Rams scored in the top of the third […]

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NCAA College World Series schedule

NCAA College World Series Glance At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday, June 14 Game 1 — UC Irvine (40-23) vs. Texas (43-19), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Louisville (50-15) vs. Vanderbilt (46-19), 7 p.m. Sunday, June 15 Game 3 — Texas Tech (45-19) vs. TCU (47-16), 2 p.m. Game […]

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Houlka sports banquet

Houlka High School held a combined sports award banquet May 13, recognizing student athletes from all sports throughout the year. Football awards n Coaches award, Sawyer Byars n Most Improved, Anthony Boyd n Mr. Versatility, Tyreque Reed n Best Lineman, Josh Clair n Best Special Teams, Wyatt Esterly n Best Deffensive Player, Q. Beaty n […]

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Campers on the diamond

“Go get it, throw it in! Good job!” Grady Nabors’ positive words could be heard on the Houston High School baseball field last week as he took younger boys through fielding drills during baseball camp. Nabors has good reason to be so encouraging to the potential Hilltoppers. It wasn’t that long ago he was in […]

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Boyer receives Toyota scholarship through FFA

The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,500 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc, scholarship to Chapman Boyer of Houston to further his educational goals. Boyer, a May gradaute of Houston High School has been a member of the FFA through the Houston School of Science and Technology for five years and was selected Jr. Star Farmer […]

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Free fishing June 7-8, July 4

Mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 1 – 8, a national celebration of fishing and boating. June 7 and 8 are designated as “Free Fishing Days” in Mississippi and any person may sport fish without a license. In addition, daily permits to fish at state fishing lakes and parks are not […]

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Team White opens with two wins

Houston’s Team White started the summer season in a positive way with two wins over East Webster May 27. Houston White and the Wolverines went scoreless through three innings although both managed to put runners on the bags. Houston’s Reid Carter and Justin Kimbrough both drew walks but were stranded as was East Webster’s Chase […]

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Chiefs host Bulldogs in spring jambo

The Okolona Chieftains didn’t quite get the final result they were looking for but certainly stood their ground against the Aberdeen Bulldogs in the spring jamboree May 15. The 3A Bulldogs took a 34-22 win over the 2A Chieftains but Okolona coach Jack Clark saw plenty of positive action on the field. “(It was a) […]

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Time to tee up for tourney

The event may be a month away, but spots are filling up quickly for the third annual Deedy Griffin Three-Person Scramble and golfers are encouraged to sign up soon to reserve a place in the line-up. The tournament, named for longtime businessman and avid golfer Deedy Griffin, has a limited number of spaces and organizer […]

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Smith at All Star game

Houston’s Nathan Smith was selected to play in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star game May 22. Smith, a graduating senior from Houston High School, played for the West squad in the gridiron event held at Northeast Community College in Booneville. Smith was joined on the West squad by other area players including Donta […]

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Hilltopper baseball awards

The Hilltoppers ran through a positive season this spring, snagging a second place spot in division and culminating their efforts with a stand at North Half. The Toppers placed as runners-up in 4A North Half and coach Scott Gann said the team worked throughout the season for their success. “We started out sluggish and lost […]

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Lady Toppers softball awards

The Houston Lady Hilltoppers capped off a successful year on the diamonds all the way around. During the 2013 slow pitch season, the Houston girls clinched a division championship to extend their season into the first round of playoffs. The fast pitch season brought even more success as the Lady Toppers earned a North Half […]

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Toppers wrap two wins in maroon and white

“Thursday’s game were a great end to a great spring,” said Houston’s coach William Cook following the spring jamboree in Shannon May 15. Cook had plenty of reason to be happy with the team’s performance as they scored wins over both the hosting Red Raiders and New Albany’s Bulldogs. The Toppers used a 60-yard run […]

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