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Houston, Kosciusko, Amory, Corinth soar in 4A

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal Two-team baseball races in Class 4A at this point on the calendar appear to be the norm in Northeast Mississippi. In Division 1-4A, its competitive history has been one of down-to-the-wire battles for postseason qualification between four to five teams. There is a bit more space in […]

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TRIO SIGN: Burdine, Hillhouse, McQuary

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Friday was a good day for Hilltoppers, Houston High School and the community. Madeline Burdine signed a national letter of intent to play at Northeast, Clay Hillhouse inked with Mississippi Delta and Denver McQuary signed to play at Mississippi State. The trio smiled as they signed on […]

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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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FLOYD INGRAM: Good start to a new year

A long look at Chickasaw County shows we have several good things going on around here that we hope will bear much fruit in the coming year. The city’s effort to develop infrastructure, Tanglefoot Trail, rising sales taxes and falling unemployment are just a few of the headlines we saw last month. So let’s take […]

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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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PICKOFF KING: Interception record weight off McQuary’s shoulders

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal When the season is over – whenever that may be – Denver McQuary will probably sit back and relish where his name is. Last Friday, Houston’s senior safety intercepted Rosa Fort three times. That gave him 32 career interceptions, breaking the Mississippi record held by four players, including the late […]

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Snag it

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   TUNICA – Something has clicked with the Hilltoppers because they are not the same team they were in the regular season. Houston (9-4, 2-3) fell behind in the first quarter but came roaring back and grew stronger as the game moved toward a 20-6 victory over Rosa […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Just say “Thanks”

      Halloween is over and that means the next stop is Thanksgiving. I notice several churches in the area are doing a variety of food pantry/food drives on the way to Nov. 26. Chickasaw County has some of the poorest people living in the poorest state in the nation. They need our help. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: This game called football

      I grew up a “Greenie” and played football for the West Point Greenwave. Well, maybe I should clarify that. I practiced a lot more football at olde West Point High than I ever played. There were about 80 boys on our team in 1976 and 1977 and I was the third smallest. […]

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Hilltoppers stumble

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal KOSCIUSKO – The first quarter started badly for Houston Friday night – and then it started to rain! The Hilltoppers (6-2, 1-1) found themselves down 23-0 at the end of the first quarter in Kosciusko as so many thing went wrong for Houston and the ball bounced the Whippets […]

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Toppers in control

        HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers led the dance at homecoming Friday night with Houston’s offense and defense taking turns waltzing the Caledonia Confederates around the field. Houston’s offense scored 25 points in the first half, their defense did not allow a first down and Wes Parker kicked a 37-yard field goal as […]

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Lady Hilltoppers overpower Raiders

By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There were fireworks last week in Houston. They came from the Houston Hilltopper offense as the softball team defeated the Shannon Red Raiders 15-0 in three innings in front of the home crowd. The Hilltopper have now moved into a three-game road trip that has carried them to […]

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Houston tastes defeat

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A perfect 3-0 Hilltopper football team ran into a perfect 3-0 East Webster squad Friday night and came out on the short end of the stick. Houston climbed on top early and carried a 13-7 lead into the halftime locker room, but the scrappy squad […]

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Lady Hilltoppers fall to Wolverines

    By EthanTurner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – As a result of early offense and timely hitting, the East Webster Wolverines topped the Houston Hilltoppers 10-4 in softball Saturday afternoon in Houston as a part of the Houston Classic. After the loss, Hilltopper head coach Derick Kirby said that his team […]

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