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Houston wins state baseball championship

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – An intense Denver McQuary asked his coach, Scott Gann, for the ball Saturday, moments after Houston’s Game 2 loss to Newton County. Gann obliged his senior right-hander Sunday night and it paid off big time as the Hilltoppers won the program’s first state championship. McQuary fired a seven-hitter […]

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Toppers commit four errors in loss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – When a 30-win team loses by eight runs, it obviously wasn’t their day. That was the general consensus around the Houston Hilltoppers’ dugout following Saturday’s 9-1 loss to Newton County in Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Championship series at Trustmark Park. The decisive Game 3 […]

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Parker signs with Miss. Valley State

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Wes Parker signed his named on the dotted line Monday to play ball with Mississippi Valley State and then turned around and hit two RBIs to help the Hilltoppers win the North Half State Championship Friday night. The Houston outfielder was sought by the Delta Devils for his […]

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Houston’s Smith pitches shutout against Newton Co.

By Brandon Shields Special to the Journal PEARL – Houston pitcher Tanner Smith has battled adversity before. Behind the junior right-hander, Houston held off Newton County 2-0 Wednesday to take Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball State Championship series at Trustmark Park. “He’s pretty gritty. He got into some jams today and he […]

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North Half Champs

By Ethan Turner and Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers have rolled through the playoffs with a series of 2-game wins and they won their last home game Friday in front of a capacity crowd with hard hitting, strong pitching and then fireworks as they celebrated the North Half Championship […]

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“PLAY BALL!” Houston chasing state title

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal It’s the MHSAA Baseball Championships and there isn’t a bad team in the bunch as the State Playoffs get underway today at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Scheduled to kick off the day’s proceedings at 1 p.m. is the 4A series featuring the Houston Hilltoppers against Newton County. Houston […]

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Houston gets another shot at title

By Brandon Shields Special to the Chickasaw Journal PEARL – For Houston, it’s about a shot at redemption. The Hilltoppers, who lost in the state finals last season, will get another shot at winning the Class 4A championship in a best-of-three series against Newton County at Trustmark Park. Game 1 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: Hilltoppers ready to roll

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON — Schools around Mississippi are hosting graduation and have snarled the Mississippi High School Activities Association bracket for the State Baseball playoffs. But Houston is ready to roll at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friday’s Game Two win over Ripley gave the Hilltoppers their third North Half Championship in a row. […]

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Great start gives Toppers North State 4A title

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel HOUSTON – The Houston Hilltoppers could not have started any better in Friday night’s Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A North championship series. Sophomore Colton Peel made quick work of Ripley in the top of the first. The Houston bats went to work in the the bottom half of […]

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GAME ONE: Houston nips Ripley at North Half

Special to the Chickasaw Journal RIPLEY – A classic matchup between two of the best Class 4A baseball teams in Northeast Mississippi went as expected – down to the wire. Houston and Ripley combined for only seven hits, and one run made the difference in their MHSAA Class 4A North finals series opener. Houston’s Hilltoppers […]

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GAME DAY: Weather changes Houston baseball schedule

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The logistics of weather and sports, especially during the playoffs, can create quick game changes. Such is the case of the Class 1A, 4A and 5A state semifinal baseball games, which have been moved to today in an effort to avoid the forecast of bad weather for Thursday. […]

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Zack Poteete signs with Blue Mountain

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Good grades, good hustle and good skills have prompted Blue Mountain Hilltoppers to sign Houston’s Zack Poteete to an athletic scholarship. The speedy senior batted .304 this season, knocked in 25 runs, stole 15 bases and scored 14 times in 26 games this year. And with […]

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Hilltoppers top Corinth

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — They are one win away from a trip to Jackson and the MHSAA State Championship Playoffs. The Hilltoppers beat the Corinth Warriors 3-0 Thursday in a game with modest hitting, solid pitching and fielding, and a Major League catch to end the game. Houston scored in the first inning […]

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SCORES: Baseball Saturday, April 30

    BASEBALL (MHSAA Playoffs, Second Round) Class 1A Pine Grove 4, Hamilton 0 Smithville 3, Myrtle 2 Vardaman 9-1, TCPS 7-11 West Union 9, Houlka 3 Class 2A Calhoun City 10, Leland 0 East Union 13, Potts Camp 0 Class 3A Alcorn Central 12, North Pontotoc 2 Kossuth 14-5, South Pontotoc 2-6 Mooreville 3, […]

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