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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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Shooting straight toward State

Locals members of the Chickasaw County 4-H Shooting Sports team participated in the district competition May 3 and five have qualified to compete at the State event in July. Youth from age 8 through 18 may join the Shooting Sports clubs although some disciplines are limited to older shooters. Extension agent, Scott Cagle, said the […]

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Harrington signs with Meridian CC

Walt Harrington put pen to paper May 9, preparing for his post-secondary education at Meridian Community College. Harrington will attend the school and signed a letter of intent to play tennis for the Eagles. He is currently a member of the Hilltopper tennis team and just wrapped up his high school career with a third […]

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Lady Wolves punch ticket, Wolves head to North Half

The East Webster Wolverines have battled their way through playoffs after drawing a division championship bye in the first round, earning all their wins and advancements. “We are winning a lot of close games down the stretch,” said East Webster coach Wes Johnson. “(Our) kids are executing situational hitting and running the bases very well.The […]

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Next stop, Freedom Park!

The Lady Toppers continued working their way back to State Friday as they knocked off the Lady Commodores of Lafayette County in Game One of North Half Championship. The Lady Commodores started off strong in the top of the first, loading the bases with no outs. Katrina Wilson’s sac fly plated Rae Drewery and Moesha […]

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Howell’s blast rallies Hilltoppers to series win

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HOUSTON – Houston coach Scott Gann says second baseman Garrison Howell is a junior who leads and plays like a senior. Howell stepped up in a monumental way Tuesday when he belted a two-out, two-run, opposite-field double in the bottom of the sixth inning to help the Hilltoppers rally to […]

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Load ‘em up and walk off!

The Hilltoppers and Whippets have a history of tough battles and this season has only added to the list. And Saturday, they met for another one in Game One of the semi-finals of North Half. The Whippets drew first blood with a run in the top of the third and the Toppers evened it up […]

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Harrington signs with Meridian CC

Walt Harrington put pen to paper May 9, preparing for his post-secondary education at Meridian Community College. Harrington will attend the school and signed a letter of intent to play tennis for the Eagles. He is currently a member of the Hilltopper tennis team and just wrapped up his high school career with a third […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Matthew Wilburn smiles in the Houston dugout as he watches the Hilltoppers rally from 2-2 to take a 3-2 win over Cleveland and sweep the series May 2.

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Drakes take second in tourney

The Mississippi Drakes finished second in the Hit Big or Miss Big tournament in Tupelo last weekend. The 10U team is comprised of players from Vardaman, Houston and Bruce. Team members include, front from left, Cody Farr, Landen Parker, Jace Tutor, Cade Ellison; middle from left, Zachery Criddle, Brantly Brown, Dillon Huffman, Justin Spencer, Logan […]

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Griffin on DSU squad

Paige Griffin of Houston will join the cheer squad at Delta State University in the fall. Griffin is an honor student at Houston High School where she is a member of the Hilltoppers cheer squad. She will graduate in May. She is the daughter of Norman and Donna Griffin.

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Wolverines buckle down on defense to escape jam

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HATLEY – Hatley was a hit away from a walkoff win over East Webster in Friday’s Game 1 of their Class 2A North state softball series. East Webster’s defense buckled down, though, to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh with no outs and hang […]

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Topper tennis at State

The Hilltoppers just missed an opportunity to compete as a full team in the State tennis tournament in Jackson but sent five members to Jackson to compete in individual matches. Ezra Blissard hit the court in boy’s singles while Walt Harrington and Chase Eldridge competed in boy’s doubles and Lane Brandon and Hannah Welch partnered […]

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