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Toppers commit four errors in loss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – When a 30-win team loses by eight runs, it obviously wasn’t their day. That was the general consensus around the Houston Hilltoppers’ dugout following Saturday’s 9-1 loss to Newton County in Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Championship series at Trustmark Park. The decisive Game 3 […]

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Houston gets another shot at title

By Brandon Shields Special to the Chickasaw Journal PEARL – For Houston, it’s about a shot at redemption. The Hilltoppers, who lost in the state finals last season, will get another shot at winning the Class 4A championship in a best-of-three series against Newton County at Trustmark Park. Game 1 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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Lady Hilltoppers fall to Kosciusko

    By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Lady Hilltoppers continued their playoff run Tuesday, May 3 as they hosted Kosciusko in game one of the series. Despite having the lead late in the game, the Lady Toppers were unable to finish the game, as Kosciusko stormed back to […]

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GAME ONE: Houston nips Ripley at North Half

Special to the Chickasaw Journal RIPLEY – A classic matchup between two of the best Class 4A baseball teams in Northeast Mississippi went as expected – down to the wire. Houston and Ripley combined for only seven hits, and one run made the difference in their MHSAA Class 4A North finals series opener. Houston’s Hilltoppers […]

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Hilltoppers top Corinth

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — They are one win away from a trip to Jackson and the MHSAA State Championship Playoffs. The Hilltoppers beat the Corinth Warriors 3-0 Thursday in a game with modest hitting, solid pitching and fielding, and a Major League catch to end the game. Houston scored in the first inning […]

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Hilltoppers dominate Commodores

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers get another bite of the apple as they swept the Lafayette Commodores, 12-3 in the first game and 3-1 Saturday. Houston plays the winner of the Cleveland/Corinth series that was delayed this past weekend by rain. Houston will host the first game […]

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SCORES: Thursday, April 28 softball and baseball

BASEBALL (MHSAA Playoffs, Second Round) Class 1A Myrtle 6, Smithville 3 TCPS 12, Vardaman 1 West Union 9, Houlka 0 Class 2A East Union 14, Potts Camp 0 East Webster 45, O’Bannon 0 Ingomar 8, Strayhorn 7 Class 3A Mooreville 5, Hatley 4 Alcorn Central 7, North Pontotoc 2 Nettleton 2, Water Valley 1 Class […]

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Lady Hilltoppers crush Yazoo

  (James Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Houston’s Scarlett Doss (17) played the game at the plate in addition to her pitching performance against Yazoo City in the first round of the 4A Softball Playoffs Friday in Houston. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The pitching was there, the hits were there and the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to . . . baseball?

    Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs […]

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Houston, Kosciusko, Amory, Corinth soar in 4A

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal Two-team baseball races in Class 4A at this point on the calendar appear to be the norm in Northeast Mississippi. In Division 1-4A, its competitive history has been one of down-to-the-wire battles for postseason qualification between four to five teams. There is a bit more space in […]

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TRIO SIGN: Burdine, Hillhouse, McQuary

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Friday was a good day for Hilltoppers, Houston High School and the community. Madeline Burdine signed a national letter of intent to play at Northeast, Clay Hillhouse inked with Mississippi Delta and Denver McQuary signed to play at Mississippi State. The trio smiled as they signed on […]

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Hot hoops on a cold night

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a cold, dreary night in Houston on Saturday, but the basketball action at Hilltopper Gym provided plenty of excitement. In two games which saw each school win a game over the other, the Lady Hilltoppers defeated theLady Chieftains 49-18 , and in […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Good start to a new year

A long look at Chickasaw County shows we have several good things going on around here that we hope will bear much fruit in the coming year. The city’s effort to develop infrastructure, Tanglefoot Trail, rising sales taxes and falling unemployment are just a few of the headlines we saw last month. So let’s take […]

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Hilltoppers play tough

  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 […]

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