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All Stars

Several local and area softball players were tapped to participate in the All-Star softball game recently. Vardaman’s Grace Edmondson, who has committed to play for Northeast Community College next season, pitched the last three innings of the game and was tagged with the win for the West 1A-2A team. Shown from left are Vardaman coach […]

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Summer ball wrapping up

The Houlka Wildcats and Vardaman Rams are just about to close out their summer seasons of varsity and JV baseball, using the extra month of play to help solidify their 2015 teams. Vardaman battled East Webster to a draw June 17 in what turned out to be a marathon match. “They went into extra innings […]

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Cannon named ICC coach

It’s official. Two weeks after being named interim head coach, Sean Cannon was officially introduced as the new head football coach at Itawamba Community College during a press conference at the David C. Cole Student Services Building on Tuesday. “I feel very blessed to not only be a head football coach, but a head football […]

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Houston White advances in NEMCABB

The Houston high school baseball team came out of MHSAA playoffs, went straight into the summer ball season and now are heading to another championship series. Houston White participated in the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball regional tournament last week, winning two and dropping one, to claim a spot in the championship round. […]

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A summer of fun right here at home

While looking for recreation and activities this summer, don’t neglect the amenities right here at home. Davis Lake Recreation Area is in the heart of Chickasaw County and boasts a 200-acre lake offering boating, skiiing, fishing and swimming opportunities. And for those who prefer more than just a day trip, camping sites are available from […]

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Ball keeps on bouncing

The ball keeps on bouncing Local basketball teams working through summer By Lisa Voyles Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – High school basketball season wrapped up the end of February, right? Not necessarily. Local hoops players have a full slate this summer getting ready for the fall season. “Everyday except for Friday,” said coach Vernessa Gates of […]

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Houston White splits with Aggies

Houston White was back on the diamond June 2 facing Kossuth and earned a split in the double-header. Coach Scott Gann said he was pleased with their overall performance and is looking for the team to work out their kinks. “Game One we played extremely well,” Gann said. “We hit the ball with authority and […]

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Youth fishing rodeo on Grenada Lake

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at the Grenada Lake catfish ponds on Saturday, June 14. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under; registration begins at 8 a.m. The ponds are located on the north […]

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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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