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MSU’s Prescott, Ross, Wilson named All-SEC

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s trio of quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receivers Fred Ross and De’Runnya Wilson were named to the 2015 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches Team, the league announced Tuesday. Head coach Dan Mullen’s offense is the first since Georgia’s in 2008 to have its […]

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Rebels, Cowboys building on success

      By Parrish Alford Daily Journal   OXFORD – When New Year’s night arrives it will have been 46 years between Sugar Bowl appearances for Ole Miss, 70 years for Oklahoma State. While Sugar Bowl trips have been rare for these two teams in the modern era of college football, bowl trips in […]

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Bowl lineup set

      The following are college football bowl games including the College Football playoffs.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS   Capital One Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Oklahoma — Dec. 31, 3 p.m. (ESPN) Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Alabama vs. Michigan State — Dec. 31, 7 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Playoff National Championship Clemson-Oklahoma winner vs. […]

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Northwest routs Rochester for national title

    By Michael Teague Special to the Chickasaw Journal   BILOXI – Winning the NJCAA Football Championship Game in dominant fashion, No. 1 Northwest Mississippi defeated No. 2 Rochester (Minn.) 66-13 in last weeks Mississippi Bowl VIII. Completing 23 of 30 passes on the day, freshman quarterback Gardner Minshew led the Northwest Mississippi offensive onslaught. […]

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Houlka toppled by talented Cal. City team

        By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Atmosphere plays a vital role in sports.  There’s nothing quite like that feeling of electricity in the air as two talented teams face off.   This electric atmosphere was on display Tuesday night in Houlka as the Houlka Wildcats hosted the […]

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Chasing the dream

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   While most people are focused on football, one Houston student/athelete is still chasing his dream to play baseball at the next level, or maybe even another level above that. Tanner Smith was chosen by Marty Gonzalez and Frank Torre, Jr. to play on SACSN (Student Athlete Community […]

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Prescott named to Manning Award watch list

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott was one of 30 signal callers nationally named to the Manning Award watch list, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Thursday. The award is the only national quarterback award which includes candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting. Prescott was a finalist […]

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Young Hancock getting noticed

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Mississippi State associate head baseball coach Butch Thompson was at Tupelo Christian on Thursday. With TCPS baseball coach Will Lowrey hosting the Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase, there was plenty to see, including Class of 2018 Houston catcher Luke Hancock. Hancock (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) has […]

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STAYING HOME: Mullen, MSU load up on in-state recruits

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Dan Mullen was hired at Mississippi State seven years ago, he vowed to keep in-state recruits at home. Mullen has held true to his word. Of the 176 players Mullen has signed since 2009, 111 have been from programs within the Magnolia State. The Bulldogs brought in […]

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TRIPLE THREAT: Bulldogs must confront run-heavy offense

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Decades ago, the triple option offense was commonplace in college football. However with today’s pass-happy playbooks, very few teams even dare to run it. Georgia Tech still runs the triple option, close to perfection under head coach Paul Johnson. The Yellow Jackets are chewing up 333.6 yards per […]

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Houston Homecoming is Friday night!

Houston football coach William Cook introduces the Hilltopper football team during the Houston Tailgate Party on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Houston Thursday afternoon. The Hilltopper take on Koscuisko for homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday with the Homecoming Queen crowned at halftime. Photos of Thursday’s Tailgate Party can be found by clicking the BUY PHOTO […]

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Gore named ICC’s Sports Information Director

FULTON – Pittsboro native Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has been named director of Sports Information. Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month. “To say that Will’s leaving big shoes to fill is an understatement, […]

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Houston kicks off season with win

PONTOTOC – Houston running back Brandon “Boosie” Townsend rushed 20 times for 206 yards and a touchdown to lead the Hilltoppers to a season-opener victory over Pontotoc. It was a hot night and difficult game for the Pontotoc Warriors, as they could not find a way to overcome Houston’s rushing attack and fell to the […]

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Houston duo named Showcase MVPs

HOUSTON – Two Houston athletes have been named to the top of their class by the Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase by BSN Sports. The 2014 Most Valuable Players selected by coaches and scouts are: • Luke Hancock, Houston, Class of 2018. • Tanner Smith, Houston, Class of 2017. • Jacob Wilcher, Kossuth, Class of 2016. […]

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