By Gene Phelps Daily Journal INGOMAR – Houlka was on the ropes Tuesday, down 13 points to Ingomar late in the third quarter. That’s when the Wildcats turned up the defense and sophomore forward Madarius Hobson turned on the offense. Hobson scored 18 points of his game-high 40 points down the stretch to lead Houlka […]
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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 […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal MOTLEY – Only 24 hours after Christmas, it was time to put away the decorations and presents and get back to basketball for the Vardaman Lady Rams. Because of timely defensive stops and offensive domination in the paint, the Lady Rams defeated the West Lowndes Lady […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Tensions and pressure were high tonight as the Bruce Trojans came to challenge the Hilltoppers on Friday night in Topper Town. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the home team was defeated by the Bruce Trojans 53-48. A quick pace […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Atmosphere plays a vital role in sports. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of electricity in the air as two talented teams face off. This electric atmosphere was on display Tuesday night in Houlka as the Houlka Wildcats hosted the […]
Pleasing Mother was my goal in life. She wanted me to play basketball, so I suffered six years of basketball. She wanted me to go to college – no passion of mine, but I wanted to please, so I entered college in 1965 – the first in my family to do so. My high […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Some days are better than other and some games are better than others. In some games a team can be executing to perfection and making shots, but there also can be those games where nothing seems to go right, turnovers are rampant and […]
By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – Cam Smith isn’t all the way back from offseason surgery to repair his knee-cap. Not at 100 percent, Okolona’s sophomore guard gave Biggersville plenty of problems in a 79-61 win to open Friday’s Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic at Corinth High. Smith hit five 3-pointers, scored […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal MOTLEY – Despite the Egg Bowl being only a few miles away on Saturday, arguably the better game in the state was played on the hardwood in Lowndes County as the West Lowndes Panthers hosted the Okolona Chieftains. In a back-and-forth game full of […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal Rivals in sports are created in numerous ways. It could be one team’s actions towards another, or perhaps distance between schools. The latter example is the reason for Houlka and Houston. And when the two teams met Tuesday night on the basketball court […]
OKOLONA – In a season filled with anticipation, the Okolona Chieftains basketball team recorded their first win of this young season Friday night in an impressive victory over the Shannon Red Radiers, 96-92. As tipoff neared, the Okolona gym was filled to the rafters as fans from both sides were ready […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Crowds packed Joe Brigance Park Friday and Saturday to listen to the music and watch the flywheels spin at the 34th Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Festival and plans are being made for a banner event next year. The two-day event saw a steady crowd Saturday to eat funnel […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA -Arteria Clifton, a 7-8th grade science teacher and coach, has an equation that helps students decide which way the ball is going to bounce for them on the court, in the classroom, and in the neighborhood. That equation: Potential plus effort equal success. In other words, […]
By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]
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