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PICKOFF KING: Interception record weight off McQuary’s shoulders

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal When the season is over – whenever that may be – Denver McQuary will probably sit back and relish where his name is. Last Friday, Houston’s senior safety intercepted Rosa Fort three times. That gave him 32 career interceptions, breaking the Mississippi record held by four players, including the late […]

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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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FLOYD INGRAM: Just say “Thanks”

      Halloween is over and that means the next stop is Thanksgiving. I notice several churches in the area are doing a variety of food pantry/food drives on the way to Nov. 26. Chickasaw County has some of the poorest people living in the poorest state in the nation. They need our help. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: This game called football

      I grew up a “Greenie” and played football for the West Point Greenwave. Well, maybe I should clarify that. I practiced a lot more football at olde West Point High than I ever played. There were about 80 boys on our team in 1976 and 1977 and I was the third smallest. […]

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Hilltoppers stumble

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal KOSCIUSKO – The first quarter started badly for Houston Friday night – and then it started to rain! The Hilltoppers (6-2, 1-1) found themselves down 23-0 at the end of the first quarter in Kosciusko as so many thing went wrong for Houston and the ball bounced the Whippets […]

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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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Lady Hilltoppers overpower Raiders

By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There were fireworks last week in Houston. They came from the Houston Hilltopper offense as the softball team defeated the Shannon Red Raiders 15-0 in three innings in front of the home crowd. The Hilltopper have now moved into a three-game road trip that has carried them to […]

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Houston tastes defeat

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A perfect 3-0 Hilltopper football team ran into a perfect 3-0 East Webster squad Friday night and came out on the short end of the stick. Houston climbed on top early and carried a 13-7 lead into the halftime locker room, but the scrappy squad […]

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Lady Hilltoppers fall to Wolverines

    By EthanTurner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – As a result of early offense and timely hitting, the East Webster Wolverines topped the Houston Hilltoppers 10-4 in softball Saturday afternoon in Houston as a part of the Houston Classic. After the loss, Hilltopper head coach Derick Kirby said that his team […]

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Houston trounces South Pontotoc at Oxford Jamboree

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Houston looked good Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers scored four times and shut out South Pontotoc, 28-0, in a two-quarter scrimmage as part of the Oxford Jamboree Aug. 17. And Houston got better as the game developed. The Hilltopper scored on two long, grinding drives, a long pass play […]

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EDITORIAL: Playing to win

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is a lot better than losing. The 2014 Houston Hilltopper baseball team was defeated by St. Stanislaus Friday night and we hated that loss just as much as the boys on the field. If the umpire had seen the Game Two slide at third the way church-going folk in […]

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GAME ONE: Toppers fall hard in late innings

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – If the throw had been bobbled even for a split second, Garrison Howell would have been safe and would have likely later tied the game. It wasn’t bobbled. He wasn’t safe. And Houston lost its Class 4A series opener 3-2 to St. Stanislaus on Wednesday at Trustmark Park. […]

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Houston heads to state championship

By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Houston is playing in its first state championship baseball series in school history. The Hilltoppers (28-9) completed a Class 4A North finals sweep of Lafayette Thursday night with a 5-1 win on the road, a road that now leads to Trustmark Park. The Hilltoppers take […]

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Weather may crimp Houston playoff times

Special to the Chickasaw Journal PEARL – If stealing second base has to involve a flotation device, the state baseball championships may be moving from a start today to a Wednesday start. With water standing at second base at Trustmark Park, MHSAA officials were scheduled to make a decision sometime this morning on whether the […]

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