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Hilltoppers power past Grenada

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   GRENADA – As the Houston baseball team traveled to Grenada on Saturday they had two things in mind as they head into the homestretch of the regular season – win two games against the Charger. After dispatching Winona 11-6 in game one, it was the […]

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Rams grind out win over Wildcats

  By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal   VARDAMAN – After a win earlier in the week the Vardaman Rams faced the Houlka Wildcats Friday night for game two. And despite a furious rally by the Wildcats in the sixth inning, the Rams held on for a 4-3 victory. “I think what we really learned from […]

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Lady Wildcats triumph over Lady Rebels

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – the Houlka Lady Wildcats don’t hold grudges, but they always look for a chance to settle the score. The Houlka Lady Wildcats took to the diamond last week against the Hickory Flat Lady Rebels for the second time this season looking to avenge an early […]

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Bulldogs soar to No. 2 in national ranking

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State climbed to No. 2 in the D1baseball.com national rankings on Monday after its weekend series win at previously top-ranked Florida. The Diamond Dogs (23-9-1), No. 5 a week ago, snapped the Gators’ 29-game winning streak at home with 10-4 and 2-1 victories on the final two […]

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SCORES: Friday, April 8, 2016

Baseball Pine Grove 13, Blue Mountain 1 Oxford 17, West Point 1 Alcorn Central 11, Booneville 2 Myrtle 18, Hickory Flat 2 Tishomingo County 4, Pontotoc 1 Ingomar 14, Mantachie 4 Ripley 10, New Albany 0 Mooreville 11, New Site 1 Houston 10, Caledonia 5 North Pontotoc 15, Nettleton 0 Tupelo 3, Hernando 2 TCPS […]

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Lady Toppers start clicking

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Coming off of a division win over Amory to close out the previous week, the Houston Lady Toppers were once again in division play as they hosted the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians Tuesday evening. With an impressive offensive showing and solid pitching and […]

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Houlka falls to hard hitting Hamilton

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   It has been a tough week for the Houlka Wildcats baseball team as the dropped two games to a tough Hamilton Lions crew. After being defeated by the Hamilton Lions on Tuesday, 19-1, the two teams primed for a rematch Friday evening. Unfortunately for the […]

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Deja vu, all over again

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – After defeating the Oxford Chargers in walk-off fashion last week, the Houston Hilltoppers traveled to Oxford Saturday for an anticipated rematch but this time got the short end of the stick. The game was tight throughout, but because of some late-inning mistakes, the […]

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Houston, Kosciusko, Amory, Corinth soar in 4A

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal Two-team baseball races in Class 4A at this point on the calendar appear to be the norm in Northeast Mississippi. In Division 1-4A, its competitive history has been one of down-to-the-wire battles for postseason qualification between four to five teams. There is a bit more space in […]

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HEBRON CHRISTIAN ALL-STARS

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Wildcats scratched by Tigers

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HATLEY – After a mid-week win, the Houlka Wildcats were looking to make it two for two as they traveled to Hatley to face the Tigers on the diamond Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats had a fast start and jumped out ahead, but the Wildcats faltered […]

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Hot bats power Rams

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   TREMONT – Following a division win against Tremont on Tuesday, the Vardaman Rams returned to the diamond on Thursday to face Tremont once more. And thanks to great hitting and explosive offense, the Rams dominated the Eagles 18-5 in five innings. The Rams fell behind in the first […]

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Winning the tough ones

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was close, but Houston pulled off the win and showed they can play with the big boys. The 4A Hilltoppers downed the 5A Oxford Chargers, 6-5, in a game that pitted two of the state’s best baseball teams against one another. And […]

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Lady Toppers battle Mooreville

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Coming off a solid performance during Spring Break, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers were back on the diamond in a Monday make-up game against the Mooreville Lady Troopers. Unfortunately, because of costly mistakes in the early stages of the game, the Lady Toppers fell […]

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