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Houlka football coach resigns after opener

By GENE PHELPS Daily Journal HOULKA — Houlka High School football coach Rob Allen, who was beginning his sixth season, has resigned. The Wildcats, 2-9 last year, lost Friday night in the their season opener to East Union, 40-6. “I wish I could discuss it, but I really can’t,” said Allen, who has been the […]

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UPCOMING: Next week’s football game schedule

See the Wednesday, Aug. 28 Chickasaw Journal for complete game stories and photos of Friday’s area high school football games.   UPCOMING  Thursday, Aug. 29 Baldwyn at Booneville Walnut at Falkner West Point at South Panola Friday, Aug. 30 Aberdeen at New Hope Alcorn Central at Tishomingo Co. Amory at Senatobia Biggersville at New Site […]

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FOOTBALL SCORES: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Games stories and photos of Chickasaw County and surrounding area schools will be published in the Wednesday, Aug. 28 Chickasaw Journal.   Adams Christian 40, Wilkinson County Christian Academy 10 Alcorn Central 45, Biggersville 28 Amite County 42, Lanier 8 Amory 34, Independence 14 Bassfield 23, Seminary 0 Bay Springs 27, South Jones 15 Bayou […]

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Midnight madness: Houston Toppers hit hard for late-night crowd

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL HOUSTON – Football is far from an afterthought in Houston. Approximately 300 fans gave up sleep at midnight Friday to watch the Hilltoppers’ first full-pad practice of 2013 into the wee hours of Saturday morning. “You get to actually see who’s going to bring it and who’s not,” said junior […]

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MSU’s Chris Jones draws raves

By Brad Locke Daily Journal STARKVILLE – In the short time Chris Jones has been on campus, he’s already made a strong impression on his coaches and teammates. Not just on the field, but off it, too. The biggest prospect to sign with Mississippi State in years, Jones comes in as a freshman weighted with […]

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Bob Lunceford

BILOXI – Robert “Bob” Lunceford, 62, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was born June 26, 1951, to Rupert and Jane Lunceford in Calhoun City. He graduated from Calhoun City High School in 1969 and received a B.S. degree in nurse anesthesiology from the University of Mississippi in 1979. He had a passion […]

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Houston’s Jones enrolls at MSU

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal  HOUSTON — Former Houston defensive end Chris Jones has enrolled at Mississippi State. Jones, the Bulldogs’ prized recruit, and Oxford, Ala., defensive lineman Trent Simpson began their academic careers as second summer term classes began Wednesday. Jones, a 5-star recruit who transferred from Nettleton for his last two prep […]

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Highway Patrol identifies Chickasaw County accident victim

EGYPT— The Mississippi Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a fatal auto accident near Okolona in Chickasaw County as a Columbus native and member of the Ole Miss football team. The Highway Patrol said in a statement released yesterday that 20-year-old Park Stevens of Columbus was killed when his pickup collided with the rear […]

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Okolona’s Pierce signs with Hinds

Chieftain lineman will be a force for Eagles OKOLONA – Zach Pierce signed a full scholarship with Hinds Community College Thursday, but also had an offer from Northwest on the table. Pierce, a 6-foot-3, 330-pound, four-year starter for the Chieftains was a driving force for Okolona’s high powered offense and is expected to contribute quickly […]

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Jones hails State

HOUSTON — Houston’s Chris Jones signed with Mississippi State University this morning, after much speculation about his college of choice. Jones had narrowed the field to MSU and the University of Mississippi, but was considering both schools up until about 6 a.m. “I talked to both coaches this morning,” Jones said. “I felt like State […]

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SIGNING DAY: Jones and Shumpert pick Mississippi State

By NEMS Daily Journal *** 9:29 a.m. – From Daily Journal’s Brandon Speck in Houston (@brandonspeck) Chris Jones’ mom says: ‘Never really close to going to #OleMiss.’ #DJPreps *** 9:21 a.m. – More from Brad Locke on Chris Jones … Chris Jones is sticking with Mississippi State. The five-star defensive end from Houston, Miss., held […]

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Houston’s Chris Jones careful with social media

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal HOUSTON – Chris Jones is a man on the football field. Off of it, he only looks like one. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound recruiting prize out of Houston is a kid, a kid who can’t have a normal life as a high school senior. Most teenagers can tweet and Facebook […]

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Houston’s Jones hearing from coaches, fans

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Sports HOUSTON – Mississippi State and Ole Miss are making their final pitches to Houston 5-star defensive end Chris Jones. Both schools are scheduled to visit him Saturday, four days ahead of national signing day. Jones, an MSU commitment since June, has pumped new life into his recruitment with a […]

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RECRUITING: Chris Jones says it will be MSU or Ole Miss

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal   HOUSTON – Houston’s 5-star defensive end Chris Jones has been committed to Mississippi State since June. He took an official visit to Ole Miss last weekend. In an interview Tuesday in Houston he talked about his recruiting and what is next. “I’m still committed to Mississippi State. Both […]

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