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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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Hilltoppers nipped by St. Stanislaus

  By Floyd Ingram and Brandon Speck Chickasaw Journal PEARL – Houston fans will always believe Reid Carter was safe at third in Game Two of the 2015 4A Championship. The aggressive base-running that is a Hilltopper trademark and a winning strategy much of the season, showed its darkside as Houston was nipped in both […]

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Eighty-two Toppers move tassel

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – As the tassel was moved so was a lifetime memory for 82 Houston High School graduates. Formal graduation ceremonies were brought to a close at Hilltopper Field Thursday, May 21 as graduates of the Class of 2015 moved the tassel on their caps across their face to signify […]

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GAME ONE: Errors open doors for Toppers

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times HOUSTON – The third round of the playoffs isn’t the ideal time to fight through multiple defensive lapses. Itawamba AHS made four errors in Tuesday night’s first inning alone, and Houston made them pay with four quick runs. That early 4-0 deficit would prove to be more than IAHS would […]

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WEEK 7: High school football scores

AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 41, Nettleton 0 Baldwyn 45, Mantachie 14 Biggersville 20, Vardaman 14 Booneville 55, Alcorn Central 6 Briarfield, La. 52, Calhoun Aca. 36 Caledonia 28, Houston 27 Calhoun City 56, Bruce 15 Corinth 49, Pontotoc 14 E. Webster 31, Okolona 22 Falkner 19, Thrasher 12 Grenada 14, Tupelo 11 Hamilton 46, Houlka […]

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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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