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Chieftains claim District

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal CALHOUN CITY – The Okolona Chieftains were back on the court Friday night as they looked to continue their winning streak into the postseason and on this night, claim the district championship. In dominating fashion, the Chieftains defeated the Calhoun City Wildcats 98-76 to claim the district […]

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Wildcats roll out of district

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The Houlka Wildcat boys warmed up on Hamilton and then took the District Championship game against Coffeeville to claim the Division 4-1A crown this weekend. The Lady Wildcats looked good against a strong Vardaman team, but lost a 35-33 heartbreaker to Tremont in the championship […]

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Turkey harvest reporting planned for spring

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Declining wild turkey populations in Mississippi were the topic of discussion among state wildlife officials recently, leading to plans for a harvest reporting system to be unveiled this spring. “Mississippi offers great turkey hunting, but if these downward trends continue, there may come a time when this will no longer […]

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McMullen signs with Blue Mountain

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper first baseman Hayes McMullen stands 5-foot-9 and is a big target. McMullen was targeted by the Blue Mountain Hilltoppers last week and will take his baseball career to the next level, signing a National Letter of Intent to play college ball at ceremonies at Houston High School […]

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Houlka splits West Union

 By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It was homecoming night for the Houlka Wildcats as they played host to the West Union Eagles at The Gym on Friday night. And while the Lady Wildcats were defeated in an overtime thriller 48-47, the Wildcat men were able to take their winning streak […]

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Houston drops two to Noxubee

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Toppers and Lady Toppers of Houston were back on the home court on Tuesday night to face the Noxubee Tigers. It was a tough night for both Topper teams as both battled but were both defeated. The Lady Toppers were downed 64-54, and the […]

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ETHAN TURNER: Bulldogs, Rebels fill the gaps

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal The first Wednesday in February is a holiday for some college football fans around the country. National Signing Day has come and gone once again and new college players hoping to make an impact next season have signed on with their college choice. For the Mississippi State […]

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Bullock, Johnson sign the line

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Getting to sign a Letter of Intent to play college football is a big deal and two Hilltoppers inked the line last week. Tanner Bullock signed with East Central Community College in Decatur as a linebacker. Omario Johnson also signed as a linebacker with Holmes Community College in […]

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Chieftains dominate Calhoun City

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Earlier this season the Calhoun City Wildcats and the Okolona Chieftains met on the hardwood for one of the season’s best games. As Okolona hosted Calhoun City on Friday night, the Chieftains looked to move to 2-0 against the Wildcats on the year and solidify […]

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Wildcats take two conference wins

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – With the season winding down, building and sustaining momentum heading into the playoffs is of the utmost importance. And although both teams started slow against the Lions, both the Lady Wildcats and the Wildcats picked up the pace and cruised to two conference wins for […]

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Houston Hilltopper gridders honored

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Every year is different in high school football because the players are different. And it was that special group of guys who made up the 2016 Hilltopper football team that were honored at the Annual Houston Football Awards Banquet Saturday, Jan. 14. The 2016 squad lost their first […]

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State record gar caught at Sardis

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – On Saturday, Sept. 10, Mississippi angler Don Henson of Southaven went fishing at the Sardis Lake spillway and set a new state record. Hoping to catch a monster catfish, Henson drifted a shad through the current. After fishing about 10 minutes, he noticed his float had disappeared and […]

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MSU Alumni Supper

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Chieftains cruise past East Webster

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal CUMBERLAND – It was back to the court for the Okolona Chieftains as they traveled to East Webster to face the Wolverines, looking to improve to 19-1. East Webster was ranked 10th in the state prior to Friday’s game and was tight early. The Chieftains dealt with […]

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