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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 step up to the plate

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Wildcat baseball has six seniors this spring and a bunch of hungry underclassmen. Houlka lost a lot of talent to graduation and most spots are up for grab this year with only two returning starters on the team. “We have lost some of our pitching but we’ve got […]

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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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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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Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak comes to an end

By Laurence Hilliard Special to the Journal JACKSON – Coahoma AHS pulled away late for a 77-67 win over Calhoun City on Tuesday in the 2A semifinals, ending the Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak. Calhoun was within four at 68-64 with 1:55 left when Ladavious Draine made two free throws, but the Wildcats were outscored 9-3 […]

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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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Lady Wildcats end season at Coldwater

  By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal   COLDWATER – It was a tough night for the Lady Wildcats as they faced the Coldwater Lady Cougars Monday night in the first round of the north-half playoffs. Although holding a slim halftime lead, the Lady Wildcats (7-21, 2-3) fell behind late and couldn’t overcome the late deficit, […]

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Wildcats win hoop thriller

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – The Wildcats looked to avenge an earlier season loss to the Coffeeville Pirates and in the process, win a division title Saturday night in front of the homecrowd. And thanks to tough defense and key baskets down the stretch, the Wildcats inched out […]

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Wildcats outgun Cougars at the rim

  CJ.0217.HOULKA.hoop.SPontotoc.PX By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – As the Houlka Wildcats and Lady Wildcats took the homecourt on Tuesday, they hosted a close rival in South Pontotoc on senior night. Although the Lady Wildcats struggled to make shots in their game and were defeated 33-17, the Wildcats got ahead […]

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