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Bullock, Johnson sign the line

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Getting to sign a Letter of Intent to play college football is a big deal and two Hilltoppers inked the line last week. Tanner Bullock signed with East Central Community College in Decatur as a linebacker. Omario Johnson also signed as a linebacker with Holmes Community College in […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Spring, headlines, our Superbowl

Jonquils are blooming on Martin Drive in Houston. I also went down to Morris Grocery in south America and watched a ground hog dig around in a cage looking for something to eat. I also watched a group of old men dig around in the dirt with the toe of their shoe and then go […]

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Price named East Webster football coach

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Ron Price, the former New Albany head coach, was approved Thursday night to lead the East Webster football program. Price takes over for Doug Wilson, who stepped down Jan. 9 as the Wolverines’ head coach after six seasons with a 57-24 record. East Webster went 11-3 last season, losing to […]

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Houston Hilltopper gridders honored

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Every year is different in high school football because the players are different. And it was that special group of guys who made up the 2016 Hilltopper football team that were honored at the Annual Houston Football Awards Banquet Saturday, Jan. 14. The 2016 squad lost their first […]

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Wilson stepping down at East Webster

Special to the Chickasaw Journal CUMBERLAND – Doug Wilson will step down from the head coach position of the East Webster football team. He will continue to be a teacher at East Webster High School. In his six seasons as the head coach, he had a 57-24 record for the Wolverines. In 2015, Wilson led […]

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Houston’s Walker makes DJ All-Area

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Three area football players have been named to the 2016 Daily Journal All Area Football Team. Houston’s Johnta Walker, a senior defensive lineman for the Hilltoppers and Calhoun City running back Jesse Nabors were picked to the first team. Both are seniors. Vardaman quarterback Brandon Washington was named to the […]

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Bulldogs travel to Florida for practice Thursday

By Logan Lowery Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State will wrap up the on-campus portion of its St. Petersburg Bowl preparation this morning. The Bulldogs held nine practices in Starkville and will take four days off before resuming practice at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Florida, on Dec. 22. The first […]

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Houston gridders named to All-Region team

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An eight-game winning regular season winning streak has put nine Hilltopper football players on the Region 4, District 4-4A 2016 All-Region Team. Houston first-year head football coach Ty Hardin lost his first game – a close one with top-ranked Pontotoc – then handed future 2A State Champions Calhoun […]

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Bulldogs humming Christmas carols

By Logan Lowery Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Normally songs such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” wouldn’t be used to motivate a bunch of macho football players. But Mississippi State has embraced the sappy holiday music as those three songs and […]

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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Prescott earns NCAA honor

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Dak Prescott’s days at Mississippi State might be done but the current Dallas Cowboys quarterback continues to win awards for his collegiate accolades. Prescott is one of only 10 former student-athletes to receive a 2017 Today’s Top 10 Award from the NCAA, which highlights their success on the field, in […]

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Bulldogs make St. Petersburg Bowl

By Logan Lowery Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State fans getting new televisions for Christmas can put them to good use the next morning. The Bulldogs will meet Miami (Ohio) in the St. Petersburg Bowl at 10 a.m. CT on Dec. 26 at Tropicana Field. MSU extends its bowl streak to seven straight […]

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Spencer named HHS Student of Month

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Charles Wayne Spencer, a senior, is the September Student of the Month at Houston High School. Upon graduation, Spencer plans to attend Ole Miss and pursue a career in pharmacy. Spencer plays wide receiver for the HHS Football Team and is an infielder for the 2016 4A State Championship Hilltopper […]

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Egg Bowl notebook 2016

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram sat out the final game of his career in street clothes with an injured hamstring. Engram, the nation’s leader among active tight ends with 2,320 career receiving yards, set Ole Miss records for career catches, receiving yards and touchdowns by a tight […]

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Bulldogs run wild on Ole Miss

By Parrish Alford Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss issued a news release shortly before the Egg Bowl kick off announcing the retirement of defensive coordinator Dave Wommack and citing his success in a 38-year career. Minutes later, Mississippi State’s ground game delivered a painful reminder of the things that haven’t gone […]

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