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Toppers sweep Tigers

The Hilltoppers staged a 0-2 rally and Mother Nature took care of the rest in Houston’s 4-2 win in five innings over Ripley April 24. The Tigers held a 2-0 lead through the top of the fifth and that’s when the Toppers made their move. Houston’s Reid Carter singled over shortstop and Clay Hillhouse sent […]

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Houston falls to Newton County in two

by Gene Phelps NEMS Daily Journal RIDGELAND – Keith Jernigan’s game plan Saturday included a Game 3 in Houston’s MHSAA Class 4A state championship series against Newton County. First, however, his Lady Hilltoppers had to win Game 2. Newton County – and its pitcher, Darby Bishop – didn’t let him execute his strategy. The Lady […]

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Houston Lady Toppers need two wins today

by Gene Phelps NEMS Daily Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: Keep checking back with chickasawjournal.com for today’s game updates. RIDGELAND – Newton County coach Justin Chaney calls it “fastbreak softball.”His Lady Cougars registered a few layups with their up-tempo attack Friday afternoon and sprinted to a 16-3, five-inning victory against defending state champion Houston in the MHSAA […]

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Softball Finals At A Glance

by Gene Phelps NEMS Daily Journal Class 1A Game 1 – 6 p.m., Friday Game 2 – 10 a.m., Saturday Game 3 – TBA Saturday West Union (25-6) Leaders Bailey Bogue .469 avg, 29 RBI Julianna Garner .460 avg, Brittany Taylor 18-3 record, 0.85 ERA Nanih Waiya (23-7) Leaders Brantlie Sheets 11-4 record, 3.39 ERA […]

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Toppers battle to the wire

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers are on their way to becoming known as the “heart-attack kids,” going three games with Amory to advance in playoffs and splitting games with Lewisburg to force another third game showdown. “These kids are trying to make me get out of coaching or have a heart attack or something,” joked Coach […]

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Jernigan tapped for state honor

HOUSTON – In recognition for his ten years of coaching softball at Houston High School, Keith Jernigan was awarded Coach of the Year status by the National Federation of High School awards. Representatives of the Mississippi High School Activities Association presented the honor to Jernigan in Clinton recently. Jernigan left the grocery business and returned […]

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Toppers stumble in Round One

by Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – In a battle of solid starting pitching, it was Amory’s Tanner Poole who came out on top on Thursday night, striking out six in a 3-0 shutout of Houston. Poole (6-3) allowed three hits and worked out of having a pair of runners on twice to give his […]

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SCORES: Friday, April 12, 2013

Scores from Friday, April 12:   Baseball Pontotoc 6, Amory 5 Tupelo 15, Grenada 5 Wheeler 12, Falkner 6 Mooreville 9, Smithville 4 Tishomingo County 12, Shannon 0 TCPS 15-17, West Oktibbeha 0-0 Ripley 9, Myrtle 2 Softball Smithville 10, Houlka 3 Pontotoc 4, Corinth 1 Houston 6, Caledonia 3 North Pontotoc 5, South Pontotoc […]

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Lady Toppers take two

HOUSTON – The Lady Toppers started spring break strong but faltered at the end at the New Hope tournament. The Lady Toppers headed to Vardaman for tournament action March 14 and made short work of both of their opponents. The Houston girls used a big, nine-run first inning, followed by a five-run second, to take […]

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SCORES: Friday, March 15, 2013

Scores from Friday, March 15   Baseball Houston 5, Amory 3 Pontotoc 4, McNairy Central 1 Wheeler 10, Pine Grove 1 New Site 17, Middleton (Tenn.) 1 Nettleton 12, Sulligent 1 Nettleton 10, Sulligent 0 Hatley 5, Mantachie 2 Mantachie 8, McNairy Central 7 Amory 15, North Pontotoc 5   Softball Tishomingo Co. 4, Saltillo […]

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Houston ranked 9th in Daily Journal hoop poll

Daily Journal Ranking: Feb. 8, 2013 by NEMS Daily Journal The Daily Journal’s high school basketball top 10 rankings, regardless of class, with records through Wednesday: Boys 1. Corinth (20-6): Warriors topped No. 3 Biggersville for third time this season Tuesday. Coming up: Division 1-4A Tournament at Itawamba CC. 2. Mooreville (24-3): Troopers beat Aberdeen […]

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