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Chieftains see big lead evaporate

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Arteria Clifton, his eyes bright red, tried to put a positive spin on Tuesday’s 66-64 loss to Coahoma County in the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 2A State Tournament semifinals. “We’re going to get right back in the gym and get after it,” Clifton said, […]

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Okolona dominates in quarterfinals

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Chieftains have been consistent all season and all they want is a little respect. After an early season loss to Tupelo, Okolona rolled off 28 wins in a row mostly in blowout fashion. They continued their streak in Jackson on Thursday, March 2, against […]

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Chieftains score 101 in rout of Bay Springs

By Blake Morgan Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Okolona Chieftains had not scored more than 100 points once in the regular season; the Chieftains have now hit the century mark twice in the playoffs. Okolona showed little mercy in the 101-54 win over Bay Springs on Thursday in the MHSAA 2A State Tournament […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Looking at the future

It’s cliché but today’s young people really are the future. Take a long hard look at today’s youth and you will quickly see what Chickasaw County, Mississippi and this country will look like in 10 or 15 years. It’s easy to get all riled up over kids that wear their pants too low or have […]

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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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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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Okolona schools close this afternoon

TUPELO – Winter weather has hit portions of Northeast Mississippi resulting in various closings including the shuttering of Okolona schools in Chickasaw County. At this point the Okolona schools are the only schools in Chickasaw County closing Friday afternoon. Keep up with all ongoing closings and other winter weather updates right here: • Lafayette County […]

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The men in charge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The big guys dominated inside as Okolona pleased the homecrowd and won their tournament in the B. Ford Shootout Saturday night. The 6-foot-6 Ladarrius Spears was in control and got lots of help from teammates feeding him the ball under the rim. Spears scored 18 points in the […]

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Chieftains fight to the finish

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The Chieftains were ready for homecoming and fought to the finish but so did Baldwyn. It was homecoming Friday night in Okolona as the Chieftains hosted the Baldwyn Bearcats and while the Chieftains crowned a queen, the lost to the Bearcats, […]

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Hot hoops on a cold night

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a cold, dreary night in Houston on Saturday, but the basketball action at Hilltopper Gym provided plenty of excitement. In two games which saw each school win a game over the other, the Lady Hilltoppers defeated theLady Chieftains 49-18 , and in […]

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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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Okolona falls to Bruce in wild finish

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal BRUCE – In the game of football, sometimes breaks go a team’s way and suddenly they can go the other team’s way. That was the case on Friday night. In a game that featured two teams striving desperately for a win, the Bruce Trojans held off […]

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Mistakes cost Chieftains on Senior Night

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – Okolona football coach Jack Clark has been adamant all season that he wants the Chieftains compete for four full quarters.  And that’s what he got Friday night on Senior Night. And while the Chieftains played hard all four quarters against the […]

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Okolona moving on bond construction

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District’s $2 million bond issue, passed last year, is fueling construction of many large and small projects designed to upgrade the school district from the ground beneath students’ feet to the roofs over their heads, District Superintendent Dexter Green said this week. […]

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