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Wildcats nip Chiefs

OKOLONA – Chieftain basketball coach Arteria Clifton liked everything about the game against Houlka except the score. Okolona fell to Houlka, 74-71, in a fiercely contested cross-county match-up that was anybody’s game until the final few seconds. “I was proud of the ways our guys played and we could have won it,” said Clifton. “We […]

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Toppers win district opener

HOUSTON – You play a lot of basketball games in high school, but the “New Year Turn” brings those all important district games into the schedule. The Houston Hilltoppers and Lady Hilltoppers opened the district slate with wins over Caledonia Friday night at the Houston High School Gym. The boys downed the Confederates 57-52 and […]

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Houlka’s Hobson shines against Vardaman

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – Madarius Hobson hit a little bit of everything in his offensive arsenal Tuesday, but he was still held under his 23-points-per-game average. Houlka’s multi-talented 6-foot-1 freshman guard scored all 21 of his points in a lopsided first quarter to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 1-0) to […]

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Houston nips Okolona

OKOLONA – It was classic Mississippi high school hoop that went down to the wire. The Houston Hilltoppers boys and girls traveled to Okolona and both pulled off wins with the boys going down to the last few seconds and the girls game going into overtime.   Houston 57, Okolona 56,   Houston’s Caleb Morgan […]

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Topper Old Timer

The Houston High School Basketball Booster Club will be hosting an old timers holiday basketball game on Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. Houston High School. Any former player (2010-and-beyond) interested in playing, should contact Rita Gunn at 662-542-0822 or Vernessa Gates at 456-6828.

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Hebron opens hoop season with win

PHEBA – Hebron Christian opened up their home basketball schedule with a junior varsity and varsity sweep of the Central Academy Vikings on Thursday night. The wins puts both the Eagles and Lady Eagle 2-0 in district play. Hebron Lady Eagles 58, Central Lady Vikings 29 Following a slow first quarter by both teams Rebekah […]

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Homecoming victory

HOULKA – It was classic high school basketball for Houlka, but it was Homecoming night. The Houlka Wildcat boys and girls basketball teams defeated the Hickory Flat Rebels last week with the girls starting slow but winning big and the boys pulling it off in a fourth-quarter, nail-biter. The Lady Wildcats downed the Lady Rebels […]

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Houlka powers past North Pontotoc

HOULKA – The Houlka used power and good defense to down North Pontotoc and the Lady Vikings turned around and did the same things to the Houlka girls, handing them a loss. The Wildcats played – well like wildcats in their win over North Pontotoc Monday night. The boys from Houlka played an aggressive style […]

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Houston nips Wildcats

HOUSTON – The Hilltopper hoopers put together a complete game as a fiesty group of Houlka Wildcats came to play last week in a nip-and-tuck, cross-county contest. The game was close from start to finish with Houlka leading 12-11 at the end of the first quarter. Houston held a 29-28 lead at the end of […]

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Rams to hoop it up in Vardaman

VARDAMAN – It’s a rebuilding year for the Rams as they field two seniors and lost their entire starting five last year to graduation and transfers out of the district. “I am going to count on a lot of young guys to grow up fast,” said Vardaman basketball coach Tim Vaughn. “We’re small and inexperienced, […]

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Houlka ready for another run this season

HOULKA – Houlka has always been a basketball town and a newly renovated gym has the Wildcats looking to bring a few more wins to the facility that has seen much basketball. Houlka basketball coach Jimmy Guy McDonald has been teaching and coaching for 46 years and he has seen a lot of those games. […]

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Chieftains to stand tall on court

OKOLONA – The Chieftains lost four seniors but they will field five this year with a strong group of guys to back them up. “We’re beginning to find ourselves and we are playing well,” said Okolona basketball coachArteria Clifton . “We’ve got a good team and will play a lot of guys every game. “We […]

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Houston ready for tipoff and tournament

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers are loaded and if they can just aim and shoot they should hit the tournament target this year. The Houston boys lost three seniors this year and have found a few new players as they reload for the 2014-15 basketball season. “We’ve got some real player and we’ve got some kids […]

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TIP IT OFF!

OKOLONA – The Chieftains stood just a little bit taller than the Nettleton Tigers Friday night in a high school hoop contest that was anybody’s game until the final frame. Nettleton relied mainly on one player to produce points while Okolona spread it around and ended up with the victory, 71-63. “We started slow but […]

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