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Chris Jones improving after impressive freshman year

By David Brandt AP Sports Writer STARKVILLE – As a freshman, Chris Jones was arguably Mississippi State’s best defensive football player. The scary part for opponents is he didn’t really know what he was doing. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive tackle from nearby Houston used his sheer talent to finish with 32 tackles, including seven tackles […]

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EDITORIAL: School Consolidation

News last week that the one of the first major deadlines in the Mississippi Legislature had killed a bill that would consolidate Houlka and Okolona School has been met with cheers and jeers by folks across this community. Senator Russell Jolly’s comment that joining a failing school district with a passing school district is not […]

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Wildcat Field put on hold

  HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board has repeatedly looked at ways to build a football field for the Wildcats and looked close to having a home field for Houlka this fall. But costs to build a field and finding property big enough and close enough to the school to handle the venue have […]

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MHSAA Championship Game Schedule

MHSAA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson Friday, Dec. 6 Class 1A: Smithville (11-3) vs. French Camp (10-5), 11 a.m. Class 2A: Calhoun City (12-3) vs. Bassfield (14-1), 3 p.m. Class 6A: Tupelo (13-1) vs. Oak Grove (13-1), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 Class 3A: Louisville (15-0) vs. Hazlehurst (14-1), 11 a.m. Class 4A: […]

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Tight fit for field

HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board wants a football field but may not have the room to expand as the program grows. Trustees discussed how the proposed football field behind the city’s baseball field off of Highway 32 may not be big enough for a field house, football field and practice field. “You usually […]

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FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCORES: Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Class 6A   North   South Panola 45, NW Rankin 3 Starkville 14, Grenada 7 Madison Central 35, DeSoto Central 13 Tupelo 20, Warren Central 17   South   Brandon 44, Harrison Central 17 Meridian 49, Gulfport 46 Oak Grove 38, Hattiesburg 6 Petal 28, D’Iberville 21   Class 5A   North   Oxford 50, […]

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FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Friday, Nov. 15 football capsules

Class 1A Hamilton (8-3) at Mound Bayou JFK (8-3) THE BUZZ: Mound Bayou ended Hamilton’s season in this round last year, a 40-10 win at Mound Bayou in Class 2A. … Mound Bayou RB Carnez Gant has rushed for 1,095 yards and 11 TDs. … Hamilton RB Pallas Fair had a tough 29 yards on […]

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FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Highschool games Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Daily Journal reports Top-seed Corinth picked a bad night to play a bad game, losing 15-10 against visiting Byhalia (4-6) in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. The Journal’s No. 1-ranked Warriors gave up a 72-yard hail mary on fourth-and-17 with 11 seconds left in the game. “We picked a bad night to […]

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FOOTBALL SCORES: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

AREA SCORES 4A Playoffs Byhalia 15, Corinth 10 Greenwood 52, Houston 7 Lafayette 24, Itawamba AHS 12 Ripley 31, Pontotoc 0 Rosa Fort 29, Shannon 7 3A Playoffs Aberdeen 48, Humphreys County 12 Charleston 41, Belmont 0 East Side 42, Nettleton 13 North Panola 52, Booneville 48 North Pontotoc 47, Independence 21 Water Valley 47, […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Just say “Thanks”

Halloween is over and that means next stop is Thanksgiving. I noticed several churches in the area are doing some kind of “Days of Thanksgiving” countdown to Nov. 28. Life is hard, but a quick look around shows we truly do have a lot to be thankful for in Chickasaw County. I get so fed […]

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WEDDING: Nelson/Cox

Mr. and Mrs. Hank Harrington of Houston announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Kathrine Nelson, to M. Coty Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Davis III and Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Cox of Forest. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Harrington of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph […]

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FOOTBALL SCORES: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Area scores Aberdeen 41, South Pontotoc 6 Baldwyn 41, New Site 12 Belmont 61, Alcorn Central 19 Booneville 14, Kossuth 0 Calhoun City 26, Okolona 25 Coldwater 46, Houlka 15 Corinth 45, Amory 15 East Union 33, Hatley 21 Eupora 35, East Webster 18 Hamilton 13, Smithville 12 Hebron Christian 20, Calhoun Aca. 14 Itawamba […]

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AP POLL: High School Football, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Here are Mississippi’s 2013 final poll top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. South Panola (18) (9-1) 180 2 2. Brandon (8-1) 155 4 3. Oxford (9-0) 123 5 4. Oak Grove (8-1) 107 1 5. […]

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AREA ROUNDUP: Okolona tops Bruce, Cal City downs Eupora

Daily Journal reports In a critical Division 4-2A battle, Okolona and Bruce went into the fourth quarter tied at 13. The two teams battling for playoff positioning each piled up points in the final quarter, going into overtime tied 33-33. The host Trojans forced overtime with a 1-yard touchdown run by Donta Armstrong and extra […]

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