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Hilltoppers advance to North Half

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers have not lost a game since they fell to 5A Oxford on April 2. Houston has rolled through the playoffs with a series of two-game sweeps of Gentry, Lafayette and most recently, Corinth. The Hilltoppers now face Ripley for the 4A North Half. […]

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Winning the tough ones

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was close, but Houston pulled off the win and showed they can play with the big boys. The 4A Hilltoppers downed the 5A Oxford Chargers, 6-5, in a game that pitted two of the state’s best baseball teams against one another. And […]

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FINAL PICK: McQuary gets interception at All-Star game

  By Gene Phelps Daily Journal GULFPORT – Houston’s Denver McQuary knows a little something about intercepting passes. The Daily Journal’s Defensive Player of the Year, who intercepted a state-record 33 during his four seasons with the Hilltoppers, got his 34th in Saturday’s 67th annual Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Football Game at Milner Stadium. McQuary’s […]

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McQuary snags state interception record

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   TUNICA – Houston had a happy ride home from Tunica late Friday night and it had nothing to do with the casinos. The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers have become the story of Class 4A, winning 20-6 at Rosa Fort, with senior DB Denver McQuary’s snagging three interceptions to set […]

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EDITORIAL: Setting Records

    Houston safety Denver McQuary set the state record for interceptions at 32 Friday night. The Houston Solar Car recently completed and raced the most miles in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Baseball team went to the State Championship game this past spring. The Okolona Basketball team went to the State Championship […]

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Snag it

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   TUNICA – Something has clicked with the Hilltoppers because they are not the same team they were in the regular season. Houston (9-4, 2-3) fell behind in the first quarter but came roaring back and grew stronger as the game moved toward a 20-6 victory over Rosa […]

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Opposing teams avoid McQuary

    By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Houston senior DB Denver McQuary is two interceptions away from tying the state record of 30. Teams are going to have to throw it toward him if he has a chance. McQuary has two regular season games left and is still chasing the mark […]

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Playoff bound!

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A lot of good things happened to Houston Friday night against Leake Central. The offense scored 50 points. The defense notched four turnovers. Denver McQuary nabbed two interceptions. The Houston Hilltoppers secured a playoff spot in Region 4-4A. The Hilltoppers (7-2, 2-1) smashed the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: At our very best

    The Houston Solar Car is racing in Australia, the Hilltopper football team has clinched a playoff spot, we have a couple of new restaurants in town and there is talk of a furniture factory reopening in a old building in the county. The news out of Chickasaw County this week is good. Yes, […]

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Toppers in control

        HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers led the dance at homecoming Friday night with Houston’s offense and defense taking turns waltzing the Caledonia Confederates around the field. Houston’s offense scored 25 points in the first half, their defense did not allow a first down and Wes Parker kicked a 37-yard field goal as […]

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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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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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Howell’s blast rallies Hilltoppers to series win

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HOUSTON – Houston coach Scott Gann says second baseman Garrison Howell is a junior who leads and plays like a senior. Howell stepped up in a monumental way Tuesday when he belted a two-out, two-run, opposite-field double in the bottom of the sixth inning to help the Hilltoppers rally to […]

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Wild finish ties 4A series

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal HOUSTON – The deciding game of this series better have something good in store. Because Saturday’s game offered plenty. Houston beat Amory 3-2 in nine innings to force a third and deciding game in the Class 4A first round baseball series. Game 3 is scheduled for Monday at 6 […]

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