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Houston wins state baseball championship

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – An intense Denver McQuary asked his coach, Scott Gann, for the ball Saturday, moments after Houston’s Game 2 loss to Newton County. Gann obliged his senior right-hander Sunday night and it paid off big time as the Hilltoppers won the program’s first state championship. McQuary fired a seven-hitter […]

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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’s Smith pitches shutout against Newton Co.

By Brandon Shields Special to the Journal PEARL – Houston pitcher Tanner Smith has battled adversity before. Behind the junior right-hander, Houston held off Newton County 2-0 Wednesday to take Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball State Championship series at Trustmark Park. “He’s pretty gritty. He got into some jams today and he […]

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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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Great start gives Toppers North State 4A title

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel HOUSTON – The Houston Hilltoppers could not have started any better in Friday night’s Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A North championship series. Sophomore Colton Peel made quick work of Ripley in the top of the first. The Houston bats went to work in the the bottom half of […]

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GAME DAY: Weather changes Houston baseball schedule

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The logistics of weather and sports, especially during the playoffs, can create quick game changes. Such is the case of the Class 1A, 4A and 5A state semifinal baseball games, which have been moved to today in an effort to avoid the forecast of bad weather for Thursday. […]

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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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Baseball playoffs begin today

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The season that really counts for Mississippi high school baseball teams is scheduled to begin today, and 39 area schools still have the dream. Best 2-out-of-3 series in all six classifications have their first pitch of the postseason today, with the goal to reach the state championship series […]

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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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Top Toppers honored

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The 2015 Hilltopper football season was a stellar year for the team and individual players and the Houston Touchdown Club, fans and parents honored those achievements at their annual banquet. “Every year and every team is different but this was a special bunch,” said Houston football coach […]

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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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Denver McQuary earns Daily Journal Defensive Player of Year

    By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary learned a valuable lesson in his first game as a freshman defensive back. “If you make an interception late in the game (and your team is leading), get down,” he said. Houston’s senior safety, who was named the Daily Journal’s 2015 Defensive Player of […]

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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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Opposing teams avoiding McQuary

By Brandon Speck Daily 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 four players own, including NFL great […]

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