Tag Archives | Softball

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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Lady Hilltoppers stopped by Trojans

        By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It’s playoff time for slow-pitch softball and if you lose two – you go home. The Houston Lady Hilltoppers took to Lady Hilltopper field on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to take on Northeast Lauderdale and battled the Trojans down to the […]

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Lady Toppers shine on Senior Night

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was senior night at Lady Topper field on Tuesday and the Lady Toppers wanted to send their seniors out with a win. So that’s just what they did. With an offensive flurry in the fourth and fifth inning, the Lady Toppers took down […]

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Lady Toppers claim District

      Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – On a rain-soaked Lady Topper Field, the Toppers achieved a goal that they set for their season.  They won district. Tuesday night in Houston, the Lady Toppers defeated the Itawamba AHS Indians 10-1, win the District 1 Region 2 title. The Lady […]

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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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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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Hilltoppers comeback falls short

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – In a game that included lead changes, clutch hits and late-inning dramatics, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers softball team fell to the Mooreville Lady Troopers 8-7 Tuesday night in Houston. The Troopers started scoring in the first inning by plating one run, […]

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Local talent attends ICC camp

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Itawamba Community College athletic programs held 14 camps on the Fulton Campus this summer. There were a wide variety of camps available this year and they were open to kids from seven years old to high school seniors. The summer was jam packed with ICC football, baseball, softball […]

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Houston aldermen discuss Park & Recreation funds

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen will allocate funds back to the city’s Park and Recreation Department and could purchase a covered batting cage pavilion at their next meeting. Parks and Recreation leaders hope the acquisition will quell rumors of malfeasance by the city and the parks department. Aldermen met May 11 in […]

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Pratt, Echoles sign with MDCC

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Two Hilltopper softball stars are moving on to shine on the diamond at Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead this fall. Talaja Echoles and Quaneisha Pratt made it official Friday, May 1, as family, friends, coaches and teammates gathered in the Commons at Houston High School to watch […]

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Lady Hilltoppers stumble to West

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – West Lauderdale stood atop the 4A-Region 4 softball standing Monday with a 5-1 district record and Houston is second at 3-1. The Lady Knights trounced the Lady Hilltoppers in a key district match last week 9-6 with they Lady Knights having one big inning and Houston having […]

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39 runs!

HOUSTON – When East Webster comes to town to play softball against the Lady Hilltoppers, you can bring your matches, because it will be a barn-burner! The Lady Hilltoppers and Lady Wolverines scored 39 runs – East Webster scored 10 in the top of the seventh – but Houston came to the plate in the […]

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Lady Hilltoppers are rolling

HOUSTON – The Lady Hilltoppers are always good, but how good are they? The softball sweethearts of Houston bounced back to down a tough Kosciusko squad 4-3 Thursday and showed up Saturday and took a 9-5 victory from South Pontotoc. “The Kosciusko team is one of the best in the state and to win like […]

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ICC softball splits with Northeast

BOONEVILLE – The Itawamba Community College softball team split their MACJC North Division opener on Saturday in Booneville against the Northeast Mississippi Community College Lady Tigers. The Lady Indians (8-4, 1-1) picked up a 13-3 five-inning victory in the first game of the day before dropping a 4-3 decision to the Lady Tigers (3-4-1, 1-1) […]

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