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Wildcats struggle in land of giants

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quite simply, Houlka could not see the backboard Monday for the trees. West Lowndes used its superior height and power inside to pound the Wildcats into submission and claim a 70-55 victory in the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament semifinals. JaQuante Bell, at 6-foot-5, and TyShun Spencer, at […]

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MHSAA basketball semifinals tip off today

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Two Class 1A girls teams – Biggersville and Vardaman – are more than just happy to be here. They are focused on winning a gold ball. Biggersville (21-8), powered by senior Jada Tubbs, defeated West Lowndes 49-28 Thursday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Jackson State. She scored […]

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Wildcats triumph

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – It was all smiles for the Houlka Wildcats and their fans on Saturday night. In an intense game that pitted the Houlka Wildcats against the Myrtle Hawks with the winner advancing to Jackson to pursue a state title, the Wildcats of Houlka outlasted the […]

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HOOP PLAYOFFS: MHSAA state tournament schedule

MHSAA STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Thursday, March 3 9:00 AM — Class 1A Boys: Simmons vs. Leake County at Mississippi Coliseum 10:30 AM — Class 1A Boys: Ashland vs. Durant at Mississippi Coliseum 12:00 PM — Class 1A Boys: Biggersville vs. West Lowndes at Mississippi Coliseum 1:30 PM — Class 1A Boys: Houlka vs. Sacred […]

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TOURNAMENT SCORES: Area teams Friday, Feb. 26

(MHSAA State Tournament-Second Round) GIRLS Class 1A Biggersville 84, Coldwater 68 Shaw 58, Pine Grove 58 West Union 54, Hamilton 38 Vardaman 74, Myrtle 69 Bogue Chitto 70, Durant 54 McAdams 81, Salem 56 Nanih Waiya 70, Stringer 42 West Lowndes 75, Lumberton 66 Class 2A Baldwyn 65, Leland 39 W. Tallahatchie 41, East Webster […]

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Wildcats win hoop thriller

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – The Wildcats looked to avenge an earlier season loss to the Coffeeville Pirates and in the process, win a division title Saturday night in front of the homecrowd. And thanks to tough defense and key baskets down the stretch, the Wildcats inched out […]

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Lady Rams Clinch Division Crown

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – The Vardaman Lady Rams have had a successful season this year, but still had yet to reach their goals.  One of those goals included a division championship. Thanks to stingy defense, and that defense forcing turnovers, the Lady Rams won the division title […]

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TOURNAMENT SCORES: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 games

Okolona, Houlka, Calhoun City, Pontotoc and Shannon all notched wins on a cold rainy night in gyms across Northeast Misssissippi Tuesday. The First Round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball tournament is over and team move on to the second round this weekend. Houlka plays Myrtle at home in the friendly confines of […]

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SCORES/SCHEDULES: MHSAA 2016 Basketball Tournament

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scores from Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 games GIRLS Gentry 65, Houston 49 Coldwater 51, Houlka 45 Vardaman 62, Ray Brooks 49 Calhoun City 69, Riverside 52 East Webster 57, Leflore Co. 40 Leland 57, Bruce 40 Pontotoc 59, Ripley 32 New Site 69, Water Valley 29 West Point 65, Lewisburg […]

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High school basketball resumes on Monday

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal High school basketball shifts into a new playoff format this week with the two opening rounds of MHSAA state tournament played on school courts. Girls play begins Monday with 38 teams from the Journal’s coverage area in action, led by top-ranked Booneville. Monday’s winners advance to games on Friday […]

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TOURNAMENT SCORES: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Division 4-2A at Winona Consolation (G) Winona def. Bruce (B) Winona def. Eupora Championship (G) Calhoun City 54, E. Webster 52 (B) Calhoun City 80, Okolona 77   Division 4-1A at Houlka Friday Consolation (G) Tremont 27, Houlka 23 (B) Smithville 62, Tremont 54 Championship (G) Vardaman 51, Hamilton 37 (B) Houlka 47, Coffeeville 46 […]

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TOURNAMENT TIME: Scores from Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Basketball scores from around the state for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 games, with games with local teams at top.   Division 4-4A at Louisville (G) Houston 59, Noxubee Co. 57, OT (B) Caledonia 63, Houston 55 (G) Louisville 37, Caledonia 23 (B) Louisville 75, Noxubee Co. 64   Division 4-2A at Winona (G) East Webster […]

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Harlem Ambassadors come to Okolona

      OKOLONA – Bobby Ford knows a thing or two about basketball. The former Chieftain coached more than 800 high school basketball games, won a state championship and coached basketball for more than 30 years. He’s looking forward to the Harlem Ambassadors coming to town. The Ambassadors bring their family-style basketball show to […]

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Senior-led Hilltoppers dominate

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was senior night in Houston Friday as the Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers hosted the Wildcats from Louisville for the last regular season home game. Unfortunately, the Lady Hilltoppers struggled to get out of the starting blocks early and were defeated57-34 […]

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