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JOHN GRAVATT: Get in the game, for kid’s sake

The City of Houston Park and Recreation department is offering youth basketball this winter and P&R Director, John Gravat, shared his thoughts on the program and supporting quality youth programs in the area. First, I just want to thank God for allowing me to be part of our city and county’s youth and also thank […]

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Lighthouse Hoops heads to Corinth

CORINTH – Welcome to the national high school basketball spotlight. On Nov. 29-30, the Lighthouse Foundation of Corinth welcomes 19 teams to Crossroads Arena for the Inaugural Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic. This isn’t your father’s tournament. “I’ll tell you what. I don’t think there’s been a tournament with the lineup that’s coming in, in this state, […]

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Early season roundup

With most area teams just wrapping up football season, the action on the hard court is in the very early season. But several local teams have scored wins and the action is heating up daily heading into winter. The East Webster Lady Wolverines took a big 61-18 win over Montgomery County on Nov. 12 while […]

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Chiefs top Nettleton to start season

The Okolona Chieftains opened the 2013-14 season on a positive note, taking a 76-73 win over the Nettleton Tigers in a battle all four quarters. Nettleton scored first as Kaleb Gilbert connected on two from the line and Dre Sharp took a steal to the hole. After trailing 0-6, the Chieftains regrouped with Zack Stevens […]

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Hershel Coggins

WHEELER – Herschel Conwell Coggins, “”Coach Coggins,”” 80 died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his residence in the Wheeler community where he had lived most of this life. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, to Essie Hill Coggins and Herman Coggins. He married Marilyn Miller Coggins on July 25, 1952. He graduated from Wheeler High […]

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Hoops, membership rules on MHSAA docket

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal   The Mississippi High School Activities Association’s legislative council is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal that would expand the state basketball tournament from four teams to as many as eight for the 2014-15 school year. Another proposal being considered is the expulsion of 13 private schools – including […]

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Harry Adair

NEW ALBANY – Harry Adair, a true Mississippi basketball coaching legend, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. He was born in Ingomar on Jan. 30, 1933, to Henry and Dolly Williams Adair. A 1951 graduate of Ingomar High School, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Sarah Waugh, […]

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Coaching legends Bobby Ford and Roy Hazzle square off

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal Bobby Ford calls Snowtown “a church community outside Okolona.” It’s where the long-time Okolona basketball coach spent his early years. For the last 33 years, though, Ford has held his own services at Okolona High School as head boys basketball coach. Ford has been a rare constant since 1980, […]

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Houston’s Franks heading to Hebron

PHEBA – Longtime Houston basketball coach, Bruce Franks, announced his retirement from the public school system, but won’t have time to cool his heals before he lands back in a gymnasium. He will leave Houston High School after teachinga and coaching in the district for over 28 years. Franks will assume the positions of boy’s […]

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Ty-Nita Baker named All-Region, All-State

by NEMS Daily Journal   FULTON – Itawamba Community College guard Ty-Nita Baker has been selected to the All-Region XXIII team and MACJC first team All-State. Baker, a sophomore from Houston, was also named to the All-Region tournament team last week for helping the Lady Indians (19-9) claim their first NJCAA Tournament berth since 1975. Baker is […]

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Bringing children Upward

HOUSTON – Another season of Upward basketball is in the bag, or in the basket, as the case may be and organizers are thankful for the support they received from the community, although more is always needed. The ninth season of the Christian-based youth basketball season saw a drought of volunteers that resulted in cutting […]

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SCORES: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Scores from Thursday, March 7: BASKETBALL MHSAA State championship games 1A Girls H.W. Byers 63, Hinds AHS 41 1A Boys Biggersville 62, Coldwater 53 2A Girls Scott Central 52, New Site 49 2A Boys Baldwyn 66, Bassfield 46 BASEBALL Itawamba AHS 5, Saltillo 2 Pine Grove 15, Jumpertown 0 Pontotoc 11, Kossuth 1 New Albany […]

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Volunteer and make a difference

On Page One of this week’s Chickasaw Journal you will find a photo and story about the Upward Youth Basketball program that just recently wrapped up another successful season. Kids gathered at Houston First United Methodist Church each Saturday this winter to play a little basketball, learn a little about sportsmanship and have a little […]

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SCORES: Saturday, March 2, 2013

Scores from Saturday, March 2: BASKETBALL MHSAA Tournament 2A Girls Scott Central 58, Potts Camp 43 2A Boys Bassfield 70, Coahoma AHS 64 3A Girls SE Lauderdale 57, Ripley 50 Charleston 76, Choctaw Central 67 3A Boys Velma Jackson 37, Pass Christian 36 Booneville 56, Forest 48, OT BASEBALL Tremont 6, Pine Grove 4 New […]

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