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ETHAN TURNER: Chickasaw County sports on the rise

  When started with the Chickasaw Journal two years ago, I was venturing into the unknown. Although I am from Aberdeen, Chickasaw County was new to me on the sports side. My initial hope was I would be able to see some good sports teams and help relay their success to you. I did not […]

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Hilltoppers are ready to roll

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper baseball coach Scott Gann knows better than to make promises in the competitive Mississippi High School baseball world, but he is pleased with what he has to work with this spring. Houston is the defending State 4A Baseball Champs and roared through the playoffs last year to […]

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Gann named NFHS State Coach of Year

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper baseball coach Scott Gann of Houston High School has been named NFHS State Baseball Coach of the Year in Mississippi for the 2015-16 school year. Gann was nominated for the honor by the Mississippi High School Activities Association after the 2015-16 Hilltopper baseball team rolled through the […]

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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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DAILY JOURNAL: Prep Football Rankings

LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Tupelo (7-0) 6A: Beat Southaven 38-7; Friday: host South Panola 2. West Point (6-1) 5A: Beat Center Hill 56-6; Friday: at Lake Cormorant 3. Starkville (5-2) 6A: Beat Greenville 70-0; Friday: at Madison Central 4. Amory (5-2) 4A: Beat Pontotoc 26-18; Friday: hosts Shannon (TIE) 5. Houston (6-1) 4A: Beat Kosciusko; Friday: […]

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Complete game victory

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CUMBERLAND – The offense scored points, the defense hit hard and the kicking game was perfect as Houston defeated a good football team Friday night. The Hilltoppers were playing an undefeated East Webster team, that traditionally scores lots of points and tends to shutdown their opponents, but Houston came out […]

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Topper “D”

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a defensive showcase for the Hilltoppers Friday night at home against Calhoun City. Thanks to stifling, hard-hitting defense and an opportunistic offense, the Hilltoppers defeated a highly-ranked Wildcat team, 21-7. “The win was huge, my first,” said Houston coach Ty Hardin. “Last week […]

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Houston makes Daily Journal preseason football rankings

LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Starkville (6A) The Yellowjackets finished 14-1 and won the state championship in Rickey Woods’ first season. LB Willie Gay, an Ole Miss commitment, returns to lead the defense. The offense will have a new QB. 2. West Point (5A) The Green Wave just missed reaching the championship game last season but returns […]

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Hitting in Houston

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The heat index Friday afternoon was 107-degrees, but by midnight the temperature had dropped to a cool 75-degrees and 80-percent humidity. “We’ve been running 10, 40s (yard dash) after practice every day,” said senior linebacker Tanner Bullock. “This is nice.” Bullock and the rest of the […]

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Toppers commit four errors in loss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – When a 30-win team loses by eight runs, it obviously wasn’t their day. That was the general consensus around the Houston Hilltoppers’ dugout following Saturday’s 9-1 loss to Newton County in Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Championship series at Trustmark Park. The decisive Game 3 […]

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Houston gets another shot at title

By Brandon Shields Special to the Chickasaw Journal PEARL – For Houston, it’s about a shot at redemption. The Hilltoppers, who lost in the state finals last season, will get another shot at winning the Class 4A championship in a best-of-three series against Newton County at Trustmark Park. Game 1 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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Lady Hilltoppers fall to Kosciusko

    By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Lady Hilltoppers continued their playoff run Tuesday, May 3 as they hosted Kosciusko in game one of the series. Despite having the lead late in the game, the Lady Toppers were unable to finish the game, as Kosciusko stormed back to […]

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GAME ONE: Houston nips Ripley at North Half

Special to the Chickasaw Journal RIPLEY – A classic matchup between two of the best Class 4A baseball teams in Northeast Mississippi went as expected – down to the wire. Houston and Ripley combined for only seven hits, and one run made the difference in their MHSAA Class 4A North finals series opener. Houston’s Hilltoppers […]

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Hilltoppers top Corinth

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — They are one win away from a trip to Jackson and the MHSAA State Championship Playoffs. The Hilltoppers beat the Corinth Warriors 3-0 Thursday in a game with modest hitting, solid pitching and fielding, and a Major League catch to end the game. Houston scored in the first inning […]

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