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BOYS BASKETBALL: Who has what!

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They are still playing with that funny-shaped ball around here but they also started playing round-ball last week. High school basketball teams played their season openers on Thursday, with many football players still involved in the playoffs. Most schools will not be at full strength on the hardwood […]

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Houlka approves coaching, sponsor supplements

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Coaching and serving as an extra curricular sponsor is not a 9-to-5 job and it doesn’t pay that way either.   Trustees with the Chickasaw County School Board approved the following coaching assignments and coaching supplements, according to district records and voted […]

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Spotlight on USA’s gymnasts

Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO – It’s show time for the U.S women’s gymnastics team, which made a statement in Sunday’s qualifiers by posting a top score that outpaced second-place China by a staggering 10 points. China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands will look to knock off the Americans, led by […]

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Freeze speaks up, owning ‘success’ and ‘failures’

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss officials have had very little to say about the NCAA investigation into the school’s football program. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze broke that silence in a big way Tuesday in Destin, Florida, at the SEC’s spring business meetings. He talked about owning mistakes, about his faith in his coaches […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The best we can produce

Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona, Houlka, Hebron and Vardaman graduated from high school this month. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the stage to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]

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Lady Bulldogs opening NCAAs at home

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For the second straight year, Mississippi State has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This time, however, the 15th-ranked Bulldogs will be dancing at home. And on the distant horizon is the defending national champ. For the first time, Starkville will play host to the first two rounds of […]

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Bulldogs opening NCAAs at home

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For the second straight year, Mississippi State has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This time, however, the 15th-ranked Bulldogs will be dancing at home. And on the distant horizon is the defending national champ. For the first time, Starkville will play host to the first two rounds of […]

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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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