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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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Toppers wrap two maroon wins

“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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Words from the guys who did it first

In 2000, the Houston High School baseball team made history as the first team of the program to advance to North Half playoffs. “To my knowledge, they had not been there before,” said Greg Pepper who coached and taught at Houston for almost 15 years prior to the event. “I know they didn’t when I […]

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England head to All Star game

Hebron’s Brandon Neal England has been selected to extend his baseball season with an invitation to the MAIS All-Star game May 23 in Pearl at the Clyde Music Center field of the campus of Hinds Community College. England is a 2014 graduate of Hebron Christian School where he completed his senior year leading the Eagles […]

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HHS tennis awards

The Houston High School tennis team held their annual sports banquet May 15 in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church where several members received performance awards. n MVP, Ezra Blissard and Hannah Welch n Most Improved, Dan Weaver and Madison Mitchell n Team Captains, Walt Harrington and Paige Griffin n District Champion […]

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Repeat for Lady Wolverines

The Lady Wolverines started the year with a goal and battled through all obstacles to return to State this year to claim another championship. “We knew what had to be done and we knew we had to fight the entire season,” said catcher Autumn Frost. “And knowing, we did just that.” Infielder Mamie Hollenhead agreed […]

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Making history – again!

The Houston Hilltoppers concluded a positive campaign this spring with a trip to North Half playoffs, the second team in the school’s history to advance as far. The Toppers got past Kosciusko in a three-game series to reach the mark, only to face another formidable foe in West Lauderdale. How they got there The Toppers […]

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Local tapped for All-North

Two Northeast Mississippi Community College softball players were selected to the MACJC All-North Division team. Yasmeen Cooper, a freshman from Houston, and Whittney Gee, a freshman from Vardaman, were both named to the honorable mention list compiled by community college coaches in the north half of the state. Cooper is a catcher for the Lady […]

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Wolverines close at North Half

The East Webster Wolverines closed out a successful campaign on the diamond last weekend as they placed runners-up in 2A North Half. The young club will lose their lone senior to graduation and went 22-10 across the regular season and playoffs. Coach Wes Johnson said he is pleased with their play this season and already […]

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Pipkin plans to wheel Tanglefoot Trail

CHICKASAW COUNTY – He rolled the Tanglefoot Trail from Algoma to Houston Thursday in about six hours, which is just under half the length of the 44-mile trail. Robbie Pipkin, 44, of Houston, rolled his wheelchair from Algoma to Houston last week in preparation for a fundraiser that will see him go the entire length […]

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2014 alligator seasons announced

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks finalized regulations for the 2014 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi and the statewide public waters season will include opportunities in specific public waterways. A total of 920 permits will be available within seven hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season, […]

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MSU offers nature camps

Registration is open for three summer camps for young people interested in wildlife, natural resources and outdoor recreation. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the MSU Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture are hosting two residential camps and one day camp. Conservation Camp: Natural Resources Edition will be June 1-4 and is open to […]

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Getting set for the season

The Hilltoppers are back on the gridiron, working in spring practice and getting their feet under them for a new fall campaign and coach William Cook said things have been going smoothly. “It’s looking good,” Cook said.”Their off-season conditioning is working and in practice they’re working hard. That’s all you can ask for.” The Toppers […]

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Fishing rodeo May 17 in Pontotoc

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and Trace State Park are hosting a youth fishing rodeo May 17. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under; registration begins at 8 a.m. Trace State Park is located on Highway 6 approximately 6 miles west of Tupelo. Participants are encouraged to […]

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