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Sho Kon Ryu students advance in rank

  HOUSTON – On March 30 the Sho Kon Ryu Martial Arts Academy held their fall testing for student belt advancement. Taurus Jones and Malik Pratt were promoted to the Red Belt level. The Red Belt is considered an advanced promotion along with the Brown Belt. Savannah Eaton was promoted to the Green Belt level. […]

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Bowens, Gladney medal at lift

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The medal Sherrod Bowens and Barry Gladney are lifting today are tiny compared to the metal they lifted recently in the USPA Mississippi State Powerlifting Championship. The Okolona duo took home blue ribbon medals at Revolution Fitness in Hattiesburg Saturday, May 30, for a variety of lifts […]

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Interceptions and double plays

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary walks with a certain swagger to his blooming football and baseball career. The Houston senior football safety and baseball shortstop projects a certain arrogance. Not cocky, but confident. And why shouldn’t he be? On the football field, he has 25 career interceptions, […]

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Grenada Lake to host youth fishing rodeo at catfish ponds

  JACKSON –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at the Grenada Lake catfish ponds beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 13. The free event is hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). The Grenada Lake catfish ponds are […]

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Kimbrough signs with Arkansas Monticello

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello has given the nod to Kody Kimbrough to play baseball for the Boll Weevils in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. Kimbrough played the last two years for the Northwest Community College Rangers and the UA Monticello Director of […]

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Thanksgiving Egg Bowl being discussed again

  Could the Battle for the Golden Egg be headed back to Thanksgiving Day? Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork, appearing Tuesday on Paul Finebaum’s show, said he and his fellow AD, Mississippi States Scott Stricklin, are talking about returning the game to Thanksgiving “on a more regular basis.” That move could possibly take place […]

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Largemouth bass regulation changes proposed on area lakes

  JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a proposal to change largemouth bass regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), Lake Jeff Davis and Trace State Park. The proposal for the FCRs will increase the daily limit to […]

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Crappie regulations could change on Mississippi lakes

  JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a proposal to change crappie regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), and Eagle Lake. The proposal for the FCRs will make the regulations uniform across all of the lakes.  The […]

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Florida largemouth bass stocked at Lake Monroe

  ABERDEEN – On May 22, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked approximately 2,500 Florida-strain largemouth bass into Lake Monroe near Aberdeen. “Florida-strain largemouth bass are typically more aggressive, and grow faster than the northern strain largemouth bass,” says MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Tyler Stubbs.  “Stocking rates were decreased to help promote […]

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MDWFP celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

  JACKSON – Mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 6 -14, a national celebration of fishing and boating.  June 6 and 7 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 […]

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Sardis to host youth fishing rodeo Saturday

SARDIS –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at the Cypress Point Recreation area on the Lower Lake of Sardis beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6. The free event is hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). The Cypress […]

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Callahan signs with Blue Mountain

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   BLUE MOUNTAIN – Peyton Callahan, a standout shortstop at Houston High School and Mississippi Delta Community College, signed a baseball scholarship with Blue Mountain College, Tuesday, May 19. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Callahan, compiled a .254 two-year batting average at Delta, including a .263 in 2015. “We’re excited about not […]

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EDITORIAL: Playing to win

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is a lot better than losing. The 2014 Houston Hilltopper baseball team was defeated by St. Stanislaus Friday night and we hated that loss just as much as the boys on the field. If the umpire had seen the Game Two slide at third the way church-going folk in […]

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Hilltoppers nipped by St. Stanislaus

  By Floyd Ingram and Brandon Speck Chickasaw Journal PEARL – Houston fans will always believe Reid Carter was safe at third in Game Two of the 2015 4A Championship. The aggressive base-running that is a Hilltopper trademark and a winning strategy much of the season, showed its darkside as Houston was nipped in both […]

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