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Lady Toppers close successful season

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal Throughout the softball season, Houston head coach Derick Kirby’s message stayed the same: “Make it into the playoffs and see what happens.” Well the Lady Toppers made it into the playoffs defeated Tishomingo County and then Northeast Lauderdale after trailing 5-1 in the final inning, the Lady […]

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Lady Toppers take first round

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – With the regular season in the books, it’s playoff time and it’s win or go home. The Houston Lady Hilltoppers began their playoff run last week at home against the Tishomingo County Lady Braves and although the series wasn’t easy – the Lady Toppers trailed […]

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Lady Toppers nipped by Neshoba

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – After coming off a win over Corinth on Monday, Oct. 3, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers hosted talented Neshoba Central for their final home regular season game of the season. Although Houston grabbed an early lead, the Neshoba Central Rockets exploded with a bevy of hits […]

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Lady Toppers pound on Shannon

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal SHANNON – Coming off a 13-12 division-clinching win over Itawamba AHS on Tuesday night, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers looked to continue their momentum as they traveled to Shannon to face the Lady Red Raiders Thursday night. And thanks to an overpowering offense, the Lady Hilltoppers defeated Shannon […]

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Lady Hilltoppers’ streak ends at four

Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal AMORY – After reeling off four wins in a row, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers traveled to Amory, following a five-day lull, to face the Lady Panthers and looking to extend their win streak to five. But the Lady Panthers with their offensive prowess were able to top the […]

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Lady Toppers roll up Red Raiders

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Lady Hilltoppers softball team was on a roll last week. Starting with a win over Caledonia last week, the Lady Toppers reeled off two more wins in a row, and on Tuesday night, Houston hosted the Shannon Lady Red Raiders looking for their […]

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Lady Topper nip Caledonia

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was their tournament and the Lady Hilltoppers jumped out early, lost the lead and then came back to win. Houston defeated Caledonia Saturday morning in the Houston Softball Tournament in a game that saw the Lady Hilltoppers play strong, handle adversity and get the job done. “We […]

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Houlka Lady Wildcats fall to Hamilton

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – As the Houlka Lady Wildcats took their home field last week for an afternoon of softball, they were looking for a big win over the Hamilton Lady Lions. But because of the Lady Lions and their offensive onslaught, the Houlka girls were defeated 12-2 in […]

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Lady Topper bats beat Corinth, 9-7

By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Lady Hilltoppers were back on target when they took the diamond to face the Corinth Lady Warriors last week. Although the Lady Toppers trailed late in the game, an offensive explosion gave the Lady Toppers all they needed to defeat the Lady Warriors 9-7. “We finally came […]

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EMCC ranked No. 1, again

Special to the Chickasaw Journal For the fourth time in the last five years, East Mississippi Community College will kick off the football season as the nation’s No. 1-ranked juco team. The Lions enter this fall having won 52 of their last 55 games spanning back to 2011, including separate winning streaks of 25 and […]

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Lady Hilltoppers down East Webster

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – After back-to-back losses for the Lady Hilltoppers last week, they were back at it at home as they hosted the perineal powerhouse East Webster Lady Wolverines. And despite some late dramatics, thanks to some timely hits, the Lady Hilltoppers were able to defeat the Lady […]

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Lady Hilltoppers struggle at plate

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a tough night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers on Tuesday as they took the field to face the Amory Panthers in slow pitch softball action. After the Lady Panthers got off to a quick start offensively, the Lady Toppers could not get their […]

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Lady Hilltoppers down East Webster, 2-1

After back-to-back losses for the Lady Hilltoppers last week, they were back at it at home as they hosted the perineal powerhouse East Webster Lady Wolverines. And despite some late dramatics – thanks to some timely hits — the Lady Hilltoppers were able to defeat the Lady Wolverines 2-1. The game remained scoreless through the […]

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Houlka approves coaching, sponsor supplements

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Coaching and serving as an extra curricular sponsor is not a 9-to-5 job and it doesn’t pay that way either.   Trustees with the Chickasaw County School Board approved the following coaching assignments and coaching supplements, according to district records and voted […]

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