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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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Still got that swing

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Few things in this world are more satisfying than hitting a home run. The Houston Hilltoppers hosted their annual Home Run Derby last week with the team and alumni urged to step into the batter’s box and give it their best shot – for a fee. The […]

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Local talent attends ICC camp

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Itawamba Community College athletic programs held 14 camps on the Fulton Campus this summer. There were a wide variety of camps available this year and they were open to kids from seven years old to high school seniors. The summer was jam packed with ICC football, baseball, softball […]

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Interceptions and double plays

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary walks with a certain swagger to his blooming football and baseball career. The Houston senior football safety and baseball shortstop projects a certain arrogance. Not cocky, but confident. And why shouldn’t he be? On the football field, he has 25 career interceptions, […]

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Kimbrough signs with Arkansas Monticello

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello has given the nod to Kody Kimbrough to play baseball for the Boll Weevils in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. Kimbrough played the last two years for the Northwest Community College Rangers and the UA Monticello Director of […]

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Callahan signs with Blue Mountain

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   BLUE MOUNTAIN – Peyton Callahan, a standout shortstop at Houston High School and Mississippi Delta Community College, signed a baseball scholarship with Blue Mountain College, Tuesday, May 19. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Callahan, compiled a .254 two-year batting average at Delta, including a .263 in 2015. “We’re excited about not […]

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EDITORIAL: Playing to win

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is a lot better than losing. The 2014 Houston Hilltopper baseball team was defeated by St. Stanislaus Friday night and we hated that loss just as much as the boys on the field. If the umpire had seen the Game Two slide at third the way church-going folk in […]

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Hilltoppers nipped by St. Stanislaus

  By Floyd Ingram and Brandon Speck Chickasaw Journal PEARL – Houston fans will always believe Reid Carter was safe at third in Game Two of the 2015 4A Championship. The aggressive base-running that is a Hilltopper trademark and a winning strategy much of the season, showed its darkside as Houston was nipped in both […]

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East Webster toppled by inside-the-park HR in Game Two

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – Anfernee Sullivan knew as soon as he got a piece of Kolby Crowley’s pitch, he needed to run as fast as he could. What the Taylorsville senior didn’t know was that his line drive to center field would turn into an inside-the-park home run and keep the Tartars’ […]

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GAME ONE: Toppers fall hard in late innings

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – If the throw had been bobbled even for a split second, Garrison Howell would have been safe and would have likely later tied the game. It wasn’t bobbled. He wasn’t safe. And Houston lost its Class 4A series opener 3-2 to St. Stanislaus on Wednesday at Trustmark Park. […]

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East Webster pitching halts Taylorsville

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – With tying run Austin Moffett hopping and dancing around third base like an antsy squirrel on the interstate, East Webster pitcher Kolby Crowley calmly halted his hopping. Moffett was stranded at third as East Webster won Game 1 of the Class 2A championship series 4-3 over Taylorsville on […]

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Houston heads to state championship

By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Houston is playing in its first state championship baseball series in school history. The Hilltoppers (28-9) completed a Class 4A North finals sweep of Lafayette Thursday night with a 5-1 win on the road, a road that now leads to Trustmark Park. The Hilltoppers take […]

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