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Team White opens with two wins

Houston’s Team White started the summer season in a positive way with two wins over East Webster May 27. Houston White and the Wolverines went scoreless through three innings although both managed to put runners on the bags. Houston’s Reid Carter and Justin Kimbrough both drew walks but were stranded as was East Webster’s Chase […]

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Chiefs host Bulldogs in spring jambo

The Okolona Chieftains didn’t quite get the final result they were looking for but certainly stood their ground against the Aberdeen Bulldogs in the spring jamboree May 15. The 3A Bulldogs took a 34-22 win over the 2A Chieftains but Okolona coach Jack Clark saw plenty of positive action on the field. “(It was a) […]

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Time to tee up for tourney

The event may be a month away, but spots are filling up quickly for the third annual Deedy Griffin Three-Person Scramble and golfers are encouraged to sign up soon to reserve a place in the line-up. The tournament, named for longtime businessman and avid golfer Deedy Griffin, has a limited number of spaces and organizer […]

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Smith at All Star game

Houston’s Nathan Smith was selected to play in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star game May 22. Smith, a graduating senior from Houston High School, played for the West squad in the gridiron event held at Northeast Community College in Booneville. Smith was joined on the West squad by other area players including Donta […]

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Hilltopper baseball awards

The Hilltoppers ran through a positive season this spring, snagging a second place spot in division and culminating their efforts with a stand at North Half. The Toppers placed as runners-up in 4A North Half and coach Scott Gann said the team worked throughout the season for their success. “We started out sluggish and lost […]

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Lady Toppers softball awards

The Houston Lady Hilltoppers capped off a successful year on the diamonds all the way around. During the 2013 slow pitch season, the Houston girls clinched a division championship to extend their season into the first round of playoffs. The fast pitch season brought even more success as the Lady Toppers earned a North Half […]

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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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