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BANG! Houlka wins shootout

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The game saw 201-points scored as the Houlka Wildcats defeated the Biggersville Lions, 106-95 in the proverbial basketball shootout. The Wildcats took their home floor Saturday night with the winner heading to Jackson for a chance at a state championship. In the first quarter, the […]

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East Webster girls headed to Jackson

Special to the Chickasaw Journal MABEN – Jennah Pate’s jump shot was the biggest of the night for East Webster, the bucket hitting nothing but net with 3.2 seconds left in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. Pate’s basket gave the Lady Wolverines the edge over East Union (21-10) with a 45-43 final […]

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Dilworth signs to play basketball

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Shannon High School senior guard, Jay Dilworth, has been offered a scholarship to play basketball for the Rams at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Dilworth has attributed his basketball success to his basketball skills training from mentor, Stanley Jefferson, from Memphis. Huston–Tillotson University is a private historically black university in Austin. The school […]

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Houlka eager to break through in Class 1A

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal   HOULKA – Houlka, a state semifinalist last season, hopes it’s primed for a run this year to the championship game of the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament. The Wildcats (25-4) defeated Biggersville 106-95 in a non-overtime, second-round game Saturday at home. They’ll play Piney Woods (20-1) at 1:30 p.m. […]

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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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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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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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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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Homecoming at Houlka

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It was Homecoming at The Gym in Houlka and the Wildcat boys and girls basketball team were named King and Queen. The Houlka boys topped Smithville 76-41 and the Lady Wildcats won 55-42. “It was a good night for us in district play,” said Houlka basketball coach Jimmy […]

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Topper boys, girls sweep Caledonia

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal It was a good night for Houston Hilltopper basketball on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as they traveled to face the Caledonia Confederates. In two important conference matchups for both Houston teams, the Lady Toppers were victorious 67-49, and the Toppers were victorious as well, 51-48. As the girls […]

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Okolona has state championship potential

I watched the Okolona Chieftains run onto the floor before Tuesday night’s game against Calhoun City and had one immediate thought. Who is that guy? I was referring to Okolona’s mountain of a center, 6-foot-6 Ladarrious Spears, who looks just as likely to be an edge rusher going after a quarterback as he does blocking […]

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