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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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Tipler, Crumb lead Ashland over Houlka

    By Blake Morgan Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Ashland Blue Devils were determined to get back into the state championship game after winning it all last year, and the Houlka Wildcats were the last team left in the way of Ashland’s goal. It did not go well for Houlka as […]

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Wildcats stand tall

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Houlka Wildcats came up short in the man-to-man height matchup with Piney Woods, but it wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard. Houlka got a resounding 82-73 win last Wednesday in the MHSAA 1A State Tournament quarterfinals and moved on to play Ashland in the semifinals Monday. And they […]

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  By Blake Morgan and Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – One of the best area matchups of the MHSAA State Tournament semifinals feature the Ashland Blue Devils and the Houlka Wildcats, as two of the best players in Class 2A basketball will face off. Today’s tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Mississippi […]

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By Blake Morgan Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Piney Woods had all the size, but Houlka had Madarius Hobson, and that was the difference. Houlka outran Piney Woods 82-73 behind Hobson’s 42 points and 19 rebounds Wednesday in the MHSAA 1A State Tournament quarterfinals. “Madarius is just a coach’s dream, no doubt,” Houlka […]

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Houlka eager to break through in Class 1A

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal   HOULKA – Houlka, a state semifinalist last season, hopes it’s primed for a run this year to the championship game of the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament. The Wildcats (25-4) defeated Biggersville 106-95 in a non-overtime, second-round game Saturday at home. They’ll play Piney Woods (20-1) at 1:30 p.m. […]

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Wildcats roll out of district

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The Houlka Wildcat boys warmed up on Hamilton and then took the District Championship game against Coffeeville to claim the Division 4-1A crown this weekend. The Lady Wildcats looked good against a strong Vardaman team, but lost a 35-33 heartbreaker to Tremont in the championship […]

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Houlka sweeps Rams to start division play

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka Wildcats opened district play on Monday night as they hosted the Vardaman Rams and notched victory in both the boys and girls game The Lady Wildcats played hard to grind out a win 39-38, and the Wildcat boys won 64-38, and both Houlka […]

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HARDWOOD: Houlka downs Houston

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – As the Houston Hilltoppers traveled to Houlka to face the Wildcats, both teams were looking to gain momentum in this rivalry game. In two highly competitive matchups, the Lady Wildcats and Wildcats of Houlka defeated the Lady Hilltoppers and Hilltoppers 44-40 and 56-52 respectively. In […]

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Wildcats struggle in land of giants

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quite simply, Houlka could not see the backboard Monday for the trees. West Lowndes used its superior height and power inside to pound the Wildcats into submission and claim a 70-55 victory in the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament semifinals. JaQuante Bell, at 6-foot-5, and TyShun Spencer, at […]

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Houston teacher’s assistant charged

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Houston teacher’s assistant has been charged with sexual battery of a high school student following a probable cause hearing on Wednesday. George French, 22, , of Houston, and a Houston Middle School teacher’s assistant, was brought before Circuit Court Judge Kelly Luther for a probable cause […]

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Houlka’s Hobson fills box score

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Houlka had a secret weapon last season, a young forward carrying the ball down the court, then posting up bigger defenders on the block. A year later, Madarius Hobson is out of the bag. “We don’t have any secrets any more,” Houlka coach Jimmy Guy McDonald said. “That’s who they’re […]

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Houlka Wildcats battle but get outmuscled in the end

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ECRU – Houlka led West Lowndes twice in Saturday’s ninth annual North Pontotoc Shootout. Then two West Lowndes bigs made sure neither lead stuck. West Lowndes, a 1A contender in the South, beat No. 10 Houlka – a 1A contender in the North – 72-54. Six-foot-4 senior forward TyShun Spencer […]

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LATE COMEBACK: Wildcats rally from 13-point deficit in third

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal INGOMAR – Houlka was on the ropes Tuesday, down 13 points to Ingomar late in the third quarter. That’s when the Wildcats turned up the defense and sophomore forward Madarius Hobson turned on the offense. Hobson scored 18 points of his game-high 40 points down the stretch to lead Houlka […]

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