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Ole Miss to Sugar, Bulldogs to Belk Bowl

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – It’s no longer just speculation. Ole Miss and the Sugar Bowl are an official match. The SEC’s official statement on how its representative for New Orleans’ traditional Jan. 1 bowl game is chosen made it pretty clear. If the SEC champion is part of the four-team […]

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Wolverines shut down in 2A final, Noxubee wins 4A title

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – It wasn’t a pretty sight. Bassfield flexed its offensive and defensive muscles Friday in the Class 2A state championship game to rip and roar through East Webster 39-20 and win a fourth consecutive state title. East Webster, which averaged 300-plus yards per game and […]

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Hilltoppers offense sputters in loss to Tigers

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Some days are better than other and some games are better than others. In some games a team can be executing to perfection and making shots, but there also can be those games where nothing seems to go right, turnovers are rampant and […]

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Learning the art of karate together

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Many years ago Terrell Watson took karate lessons at Sho Kon Ryu, but life, job and family came along and he had to make choices and karate was quietly put on the shelf. But Watson is once again studying the martial and this time he […]

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East Webster looks to dethrone defending 2A state champs

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal OXFORD – Win or lose today in the MHSAA Class 2A state championship game, East Webster coach Doug Wilson will always have a special bond with his 2015 football team, especially 14 of his 16 seniors. “I coached 14 of them in pee wee football,” said Wilson, whose son, Jack, […]

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Okolona shines at Lighthouse Classic

      By Brandon Speck Daily Journal   CORINTH – Cam Smith isn’t all the way back from offseason surgery to repair his knee-cap. Not at 100 percent, Okolona’s sophomore guard gave Biggersville plenty of problems in a 79-61 win to open Friday’s Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic at Corinth High. Smith hit five 3-pointers, scored […]

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Okolona on five-game streak

    By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   MOTLEY – Despite the Egg Bowl being only a few miles away on Saturday, arguably the better game in the state was played on the hardwood in Lowndes County as the West Lowndes Panthers hosted the Okolona Chieftains. In a back-and-forth game full of […]

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A CLASH OF STYLES: East Webster vs. Bassfield

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Friday’s Class 2A state championship football game will feature something old and something new from the participating team’s run-oriented offenses. The old is represented by Bassfield’s deceptive and very effective Wing-T offensive attack. “I was a Wing-T guy before I got here,” said Yellow Jackets coach Lance Mancuso. “They were […]

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PLAYOFF PREVIEW: East Webster standing in the way of Bassfield

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CLINTON – Bassfield will visit Oxford on Friday in search of its fourth-straight state Class 2A football championship. The first three haven’t been close, 35-0 over Eupora, followed by 48-7 and 60-35 over Calhoun City. The Yellow Jackets have outscored four 2015 playoff teams 191-62. East Webster coach Doug Wilson, […]

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WEEK 15: High School Football Scores

MHSAA PLAYOFFS North/South Finals Friday CLASS 6A North Starkville 28, Madison Central 20 South Petal 36, Meridian 28 CLASS 5A North Oxford 35, West Point 7 South Wayne County 55, Laurel 27 CLASS 4A North Noxubee County 14, Greenwood 7 South St. Stanislaus 62, Lawrence County 28 CLASS 3A North Charleston 37, Aberdeen 6 South […]

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MSU’s Jones was destined for the spotlight

      by Logan Lowery Daily Journal   STARKVILLE – Chris Jones knew he was destined to be a star long before recruiting services placed five of them beside his name. Jones missed part of his junior season at Houston after transferring in from Nettleton and it wasn’t until the summer before his senior […]

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Chieftains roll over the Panthers

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chicksaw Journal   OKOLONA – If the tired cliché “defense wins championships” does hold true, based on the way the Okolona Chieftains played Friday night, they may be on their way to a special season. With tough defense, and great shooting from the floor, the Okolona […]

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Houlka races past Hilltoppers

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Rivals in sports are created in numerous ways.  It could be one team’s actions towards another, or perhaps distance between schools.  The latter example is the reason for Houlka and Houston. And when the two teams met Tuesday night on the basketball court […]

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Topper season finale

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – In the playoffs, only one team goes undefeated and that will not be Houston this fall. The Houston (9-5, 2-3) Hilltoppers lost to the Noxubee (10-4, 5-0) Tigers, 56-26, in a hard fought, hard hitting third round playoff game Friday night that was the […]

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