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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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Welcome home!

        By Emma Crawford Kent  Daily Journal HOUSTON – The high school students who make up the Houston Solar Car Team brought life lessons and plenty of memories back from its nearly three-week trip to Australia. The team took its car, Sundancer, to the World Solar Challenge, where it competed in a […]

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Topper hoopers fall to Bulldogs

      By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal   ABERDEEN – It was a tough night for Houston Hilltoppers Basketball as the teams traveled to Aberdeen to face the Bulldogs.  In both games, the Lady Toppers and Toppers fell to the Aberdeen Bulldogs 53-27 and 85-64 respectively. In the first game, the Lady Toppers found […]

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WEEK 14: High School Football Capsules

NOVEMBER 20, 2015  PLAYOFF GAMES CLASS 1A Shaw (8-4) at Smithville (12-1) THE PLAYERS Shaw: QB Jermarquis Stimmage has rushed for 457 yards, 11 TDs on 58 carries. … QB Travelle Ware has rushed for 422 yards, 5 TDs on 81 carries. … DL Kuston Montgomery has 3 sacks. Smithville: QB Blake Comer has thrown […]

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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 year that he started […]

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PICKOFF KING: Interception record weight off McQuary’s shoulders

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal When the season is over – whenever that may be – Denver McQuary will probably sit back and relish where his name is. Last Friday, Houston’s senior safety intercepted Rosa Fort three times. That gave him 32 career interceptions, breaking the Mississippi record held by four players, including the late […]

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Chieftains outlast Raiders in scoring frenzy

      OKOLONA –             In a season filled with anticipation, the Okolona Chieftains basketball team recorded their first win of this young season Friday night in an impressive victory over the Shannon Red Radiers, 96-92. As tipoff neared, the Okolona gym was filled to the rafters as fans from both sides were ready […]

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McQuary snags state interception record

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   TUNICA – Houston had a happy ride home from Tunica late Friday night and it had nothing to do with the casinos. The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers have become the story of Class 4A, winning 20-6 at Rosa Fort, with senior DB Denver McQuary’s snagging three interceptions to set […]

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EDITORIAL: Setting Records

    Houston safety Denver McQuary set the state record for interceptions at 32 Friday night. The Houston Solar Car recently completed and raced the most miles in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Baseball team went to the State Championship game this past spring. The Okolona Basketball team went to the State Championship […]

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Snag it

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   TUNICA – Something has clicked with the Hilltoppers because they are not the same team they were in the regular season. Houston (9-4, 2-3) fell behind in the first quarter but came roaring back and grew stronger as the game moved toward a 20-6 victory over Rosa […]

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Vardaman dominates Hamilton, 55-0

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HAMILTON – Momentum is a factor in sports and can spur on a team to great things, especially at the end of a season. The Vardaman Rams grasped that momentum on a rainy Friday night with a division win to close out the […]

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