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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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Smith, Bailey, Spears lead Chieftains

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal CALHOUN CITY – It was a big night for the Okolona Chieftains as they traveled to face the Calhoun City Wildcats in a huge division matchup Tuesday night. After the Lady Chieftains showed major improvement in the first game against the Lady Wildcats but were defeated 76-28, […]

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Never say quit

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper basketball coach Chris Pettit smiled when asked when is it too late for a Lady Hilltopper Rally. “They’re giving me gray hair,” said Pettit. “This is what basketball is supposed to be about. They never say quit. It’s never too late.” The Lady Hilltopper pulled off a […]

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Chieftains roll Green Wave

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – It was another dominating performance Saturday night for the Okolona Chieftains as they hosted the 5A West Point and desively dried up the Green Wave. The Chieftains looked to continue their momentum at home and did so in impressive fashion, the Chieftains dispatched of the […]

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Houlka sweeps Rams to start division play

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka Wildcats opened district play on Monday night as they hosted the Vardaman Rams and notched victory in both the boys and girls game The Lady Wildcats played hard to grind out a win 39-38, and the Wildcat boys won 64-38, and both Houlka […]

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Wildcats control game against Bruce

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The game stood 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but the Wildcats turned up the tempo and took control of the game to down Bruce, 83-51 Friday night at The Gym in Houlka. Houlka used smart shooting and grabbed a basket full of rebounds as they […]

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Houston, Okolona use defense to notch wins.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Houston girls used a crushing defense to down the Lady Chieftains 78-14 and then the Okolona boys used the same strategy to defeat the Hilltoppers 63-27. The cross-county rivalry game was played cleanly, with a minimum number of fouls by both sides, but strong defense carried the […]

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Chieftains playing big!

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Chieftains are playing good basketball as they make the turn toward district play in January. Okolona downed a good Calhoun City team, 96-61, in the Chick-Cal Classic played in Okolona Saturday with a solid one-two punch by letting the big men play in side and watching the […]

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Houlka grabs two from E.Webster

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka Wildcats were back on the court Friday night as they hosted the East Webster Wolverines. And in dominating fashion, both the Lady Wildcats and Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 32-13 and 69-42 respectively. In the opening game, the Lady Wildcats’ defense was on display. […]

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Hilltoppers fall to Green Wave

By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – The Houston Lady Toppers and Toppers were back in action on Tuesday night as they traveled to West Point to challenge the Green Wave. And while both teams showed improvement against two talented 5A West Point teams, both Houston squads were defeated as the Lady Toppers lost […]

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HARDWOOD: Houlka downs Houston

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – As the Houston Hilltoppers traveled to Houlka to face the Wildcats, both teams were looking to gain momentum in this rivalry game. In two highly competitive matchups, the Lady Wildcats and Wildcats of Houlka defeated the Lady Hilltoppers and Hilltoppers 44-40 and 56-52 respectively. In […]

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Okolona tops Toppers

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was an intense night on the hardwood as the Okolona Chieftains traveled the short distance to Houston to face the Hilltoppers. In the first game the Lady Toppers were able to control the game and defeat the Lady Chieftains 72-12, but in the nightcap, […]

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