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Houlka falls to hard hitting Hamilton

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   It has been a tough week for the Houlka Wildcats baseball team as the dropped two games to a tough Hamilton Lions crew. After being defeated by the Hamilton Lions on Tuesday, 19-1, the two teams primed for a rematch Friday evening. Unfortunately for the […]

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Deja vu, all over again

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – After defeating the Oxford Chargers in walk-off fashion last week, the Houston Hilltoppers traveled to Oxford Saturday for an anticipated rematch but this time got the short end of the stick. The game was tight throughout, but because of some late-inning mistakes, the […]

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Houston, Kosciusko, Amory, Corinth soar in 4A

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal Two-team baseball races in Class 4A at this point on the calendar appear to be the norm in Northeast Mississippi. In Division 1-4A, its competitive history has been one of down-to-the-wire battles for postseason qualification between four to five teams. There is a bit more space in […]

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HEBRON CHRISTIAN ALL-STARS

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Wildcats scratched by Tigers

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HATLEY – After a mid-week win, the Houlka Wildcats were looking to make it two for two as they traveled to Hatley to face the Tigers on the diamond Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats had a fast start and jumped out ahead, but the Wildcats faltered […]

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Hot bats power Rams

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   TREMONT – Following a division win against Tremont on Tuesday, the Vardaman Rams returned to the diamond on Thursday to face Tremont once more. And thanks to great hitting and explosive offense, the Rams dominated the Eagles 18-5 in five innings. The Rams fell behind in the first […]

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Winning the tough ones

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was close, but Houston pulled off the win and showed they can play with the big boys. The 4A Hilltoppers downed the 5A Oxford Chargers, 6-5, in a game that pitted two of the state’s best baseball teams against one another. And […]

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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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