Tag Archives | Baseball

Hebron sends two to juco

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PHEBA – Every young athlete dreams of making it to the next level in their favorite sport. Most fail to realize this dream, but a select few achieve it. Friday morning, Jan. 15, on the campus of Hebron Christian School, two athletes realized a dream, […]

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TRIO SIGN: Burdine, Hillhouse, McQuary

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Friday was a good day for Hilltoppers, Houston High School and the community. Madeline Burdine signed a national letter of intent to play at Northeast, Clay Hillhouse inked with Mississippi Delta and Denver McQuary signed to play at Mississippi State. The trio smiled as they signed on […]

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Bulldog baseball ranked 11th

  By Kyle Niblett Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State was ranked No. 11 in Collegiate Baseball’s 2016 preseason poll, the publication announced Monday. The Diamond Dawgs are coming off the most impressive summer in school history, where eight of its 16 returning players who competed in summer league action earned all-star […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Good start to a new year

A long look at Chickasaw County shows we have several good things going on around here that we hope will bear much fruit in the coming year. The city’s effort to develop infrastructure, Tanglefoot Trail, rising sales taxes and falling unemployment are just a few of the headlines we saw last month. So let’s take […]

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FINAL PICK: McQuary gets interception at All-Star game

  By Gene Phelps Daily Journal GULFPORT – Houston’s Denver McQuary knows a little something about intercepting passes. The Daily Journal’s Defensive Player of the Year, who intercepted a state-record 33 during his four seasons with the Hilltoppers, got his 34th in Saturday’s 67th annual Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Football Game at Milner Stadium. McQuary’s […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The beginning and the end

This is the time of year when we take a look back at 2015 and at the same time look forward to 2016. It’s a bittersweet time of year for me. There have been weddings and funerals, cars bought and trucks crashed, profits and losses, good times and sad times. I try not to dwell […]

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Denver McQuary earns Daily Journal Defensive Player of Year

    By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary learned a valuable lesson in his first game as a freshman defensive back. “If you make an interception late in the game (and your team is leading), get down,” he said. Houston’s senior safety, who was named the Daily Journal’s 2015 Defensive Player of […]

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Playing to get better

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal     HOUSTON – If you want to beat the best you have to play the best. Ezra Blissard is doing just that, having recently competed in the Association of Tennis Professionals Futures event in Destin, Fla. Blissard, 17, of Houston High School was matched with Vinicio Hadlich, […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: This game called football

      I grew up a “Greenie” and played football for the West Point Greenwave. Well, maybe I should clarify that. I practiced a lot more football at olde West Point High than I ever played. There were about 80 boys on our team in 1976 and 1977 and I was the third smallest. […]

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Chasing the dream

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   While most people are focused on football, one Houston student/athelete is still chasing his dream to play baseball at the next level, or maybe even another level above that. Tanner Smith was chosen by Marty Gonzalez and Frank Torre, Jr. to play on SACSN (Student Athlete Community […]

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Huffman, Webb earn ICC scholarships

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Johnathon Huffman of Houlka, ACT Regular Incentive, Leadership; and Otempia Webb of Houlka, ACT Regular Incentive, Leadership. Huffman is a May 2015 graduate of Houlka Attendance Center, where participated in baseball, football, Beta Club (president) and […]

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Houston honors baseball stars

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Forget the MLB All-Stars, Houston has a group of young men who have earned a long list of awards, honors and recognition in baseball this year. The Houston Hilltoppers made their first trip to the State Championship Game in Pearl this spring and were 2015 4A Runner-Up, losing […]

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Houston hosts baseball tourney

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The baseball boys came to town last week and stayed five days playing 27 games in the Dizzy Dean South State 10-Year-Old Tournament. The 12 teams from around the area also brought their families and fans to town with some staying overnight in Houston hotels and most eating […]

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Rangers named to MACJC Academic All-State

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Catcher Kody Kimbrough has picked up an honor off the diamond and has been named an academic scholar at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The newly released 2014-15 MACJC Academic All-State Team includes 27 Northwest Mississippi Community College student-athletes, good enough for third-best in the league among 15 […]

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