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Lady Rams go wire to wire

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal MOTLEY – Only 24 hours after Christmas, it was time to put away the decorations and presents and get back to basketball for the Vardaman Lady Rams. Because of timely defensive stops and offensive domination in the paint, the Lady Rams defeated the West Lowndes Lady […]

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Hilltoppers play tough

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Tensions and pressure were high tonight as the Bruce Trojans came to challenge the Hilltoppers on Friday night in Topper Town. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the home team was defeated by the Bruce Trojans 53-48. A quick pace […]

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Houlka toppled by talented Cal. City team

        By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Atmosphere plays a vital role in sports.  There’s nothing quite like that feeling of electricity in the air as two talented teams face off.   This electric atmosphere was on display Tuesday night in Houlka as the Houlka Wildcats hosted the […]

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SONNY SCOTT: No patience for sniveling

  Pleasing Mother was my goal in life. She wanted me to play basketball, so I suffered six years of basketball. She wanted me to go to college – no passion of mine, but I wanted to please, so I entered college in 1965 – the first in my family to do so. My high […]

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Hilltoppers offense sputters in loss to Tigers

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Some days are better than other and some games are better than others. In some games a team can be executing to perfection and making shots, but there also can be those games where nothing seems to go right, turnovers are rampant and […]

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Okolona shines at Lighthouse Classic

      By Brandon Speck Daily Journal   CORINTH – Cam Smith isn’t all the way back from offseason surgery to repair his knee-cap. Not at 100 percent, Okolona’s sophomore guard gave Biggersville plenty of problems in a 79-61 win to open Friday’s Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic at Corinth High. Smith hit five 3-pointers, scored […]

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Okolona on five-game streak

    By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   MOTLEY – Despite the Egg Bowl being only a few miles away on Saturday, arguably the better game in the state was played on the hardwood in Lowndes County as the West Lowndes Panthers hosted the Okolona Chieftains. In a back-and-forth game full of […]

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Houlka races past Hilltoppers

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Rivals in sports are created in numerous ways.  It could be one team’s actions towards another, or perhaps distance between schools.  The latter example is the reason for Houlka and Houston. And when the two teams met Tuesday night on the basketball court […]

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Chieftains outlast Raiders in scoring frenzy

      OKOLONA –             In a season filled with anticipation, the Okolona Chieftains basketball team recorded their first win of this young season Friday night in an impressive victory over the Shannon Red Radiers, 96-92. As tipoff neared, the Okolona gym was filled to the rafters as fans from both sides were ready […]

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Flywheel Festival was fall fun

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Crowds packed Joe Brigance Park Friday and Saturday to listen to the music and watch the flywheels spin at the 34th Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Festival and plans are being made for a banner event next year. The two-day event saw a steady crowd Saturday to eat funnel […]

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Potential + Effort = Success

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA -Arteria Clifton, a 7-8th grade science teacher and coach, has an equation that helps students decide which way the ball is going to bounce for them on the court, in the classroom, and in the neighborhood. That equation: Potential plus effort equal success. In other words, […]

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Hobson, Woodard team up for Da House.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]

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Local talent attends ICC camp

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Itawamba Community College athletic programs held 14 camps on the Fulton Campus this summer. There were a wide variety of camps available this year and they were open to kids from seven years old to high school seniors. The summer was jam packed with ICC football, baseball, softball […]

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Seger takes over East Webster basketball

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Somehow, Michael Seger is getting more basketball and more family time, at the same time. Seger, after five years as Hickory Flat’s head boys coach, has been named the new boys and girls basketball coach at East Webster. “Doing both teams allows me to narrow my focus on the coaching […]

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