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Jan 27, 2021

Wilkinson commits to Rich Mountain

PHOTO COURTESY OF COLMESNEIL ISD ATHLETICS Colmesneil Lady Dog (and soon-to-be Rich Mountain Buck) Sunnie Wilkinson at bat. By Chris Edwards COLMESNEIL – Lady Dogs softballer Sunnie Wilkinson announced her commitment to play for the Rich Mountain Bucks last week. Wilkinson, a senior, announced the…
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Jan 25, 2021

Last-second prayer unanswered (VIDEO)

COURTESY PHOTO By Brian Besch Goodrich had a chance to send Friday's game versus Burkeville into overtime at the buzzer, but fell a bit short in a 49-46 contest. Down by three with nine seconds remaining, Goodrich inbounded the ball. They missed two field goals in the lane before tossing up a…
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Jan 25, 2021

Goodrich rides second half play to victory (VIDEO)

COURTESY PHOTO The Goodrich Lady Hornets got a spark in the locker room that vaulted the team to a comfortable 51-24 win Friday over Burkeville. The Lady Hornets led 13-10 at the half, but received some “encouragement” to play with increased intensity in the final two frames. “I told them that…
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Jan 21, 2021

Playoff contenders (VIDEO)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Chris Washington leans in for the dunk attempt. By Brian Besch The Lions established an early lead with its defense versus Liberty Tuesday, winning a 61-35 contest over the Panthers. A 20-2 lead early in the second quarter was enough to allow Livingston to coast for a while. They…
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Jan 18, 2021

Playing together as a team (VIDEO)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Kenadi Houser shoots for two in the lane. By Brian Besch The Onalaska Lady Cats proved just how far the team has come in a month's time, defeating New Waverly 63-27 Friday by the lake. In their first meeting, the Lady Dogs took a 51-37 match from December. Whether revenge,…
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Jan 14, 2021

New homeschool hoops team building for the future

LARRY LAMB | HCC East Texas Archers head coach Detrick Watts talks to players during a time-out against Crockett. By Larry Lamb Homeschool students in the Houston County area now have an opportunity to play on a basketball team close to home. The East Texas Archers, based in Lovelady, have already…
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Jan 14, 2021

Ready for the challenge (VIDEO)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Corynn Kaleh had six points in the first quarter and eight for the game. Lady Cats prepare for two games that will determine district lead By Brian Besch Tuesday’s game in Dallardsville seemed more of a formality than competition, as Big Sandy easily outscored Spurger 69-14. The…
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Jan 14, 2021

Wildcats play for district lead Friday (VIDEO)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Michael Hamilton led all scores with 14 Tuesday night. By Brian Besch A stifling defense made for easy offense as Big Sandy breezed past Spurger 83-13 Tuesday. Turnovers gave the game the look of a layup drill at times, as the Wildcats led by 17 after the first quarter and 33 at…
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Jan 09, 2021

Outside shooting lifts Lady Pirates (Video)

by Brian Besch The Leggett Lady Pirates established an early lead and coasted to a 59-41 win Friday over Goodrich. Shooting well through the first half, Leggett entered the locker room after doubling the Lady Hornets’ output, 34-17. “They played good defense and they moved the ball,” Lady Pirate…
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Jan 09, 2021

Pirates sail to victory over Goodrich w/Video

by Brian Besch Round one of the Polk County rivalry went to Leggett Friday night, taking a 59-27 win over Goodrich in Dudley Dickens Gym. Varian Flournoy paced the Bucs with 26 points and Chase Parrish added 15. Leggett was consistent in each period, scoring at least 13 every eight minutes of play.…
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Dec 31, 2020

Lamar Cardinals sign Lovelady lineman

COURTESY PHOTO Lovelady senior Carter Murray signs a National Letter of Intent to play football with Lamar University in Beaumont during a ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 16 in the LHS gym. By Larry Lamb Lamar University landed a big man to bolster its offensive line with the signing of Lovelady senior…
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Dec 31, 2020

Bulldogs knock down 12 treys in blasting Elkhart

LARRY LAMB | HCC Crockett’s Delvin Walker launches one of his seven three-pointers against Elkhart in the district opener. By Larry Lamb You’d never know the Crockett Bulldogs had only played two games before their district opener. The Bulldogs swooshed in 12 three-point shots as they raced past…
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Dec 22, 2020

Crockett boys edge Madisonville in home debut

LARRY LAMB | HCC Madisonville’s Casey Holliday (4) tries to wrestle the ball away from Crockett’s Chris Purvis-Torres during a non-district game Tuesday, Dec. 8 at The Hop. The Bulldogs won 48-44 to even their record at 1-1. By Larry Lamb Crockett and Madisonville’s hardwood reunion after a…
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Dec 16, 2020

Livingston nips Onalaska (Video)

By Brian BeschPhotos by Brian Besch LIVINGSTON— The Livingston Lions escaped Tuesday with a narrow 59-55 home win over Onalaska. With several lead changes in the final period, the Lions were able to hold off a surging Wildcat squad. Onalaska put up 20 points in the fourth quarter to keep the game…
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Dec 15, 2020

Trinity County Basketball Score Roundup

TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trinity Tiger Terius Maxie (No. 22 white) goes over a Lovelady defender during the team’s Dec. 8 matchup, which Trinity won 59-51. BOYS BASKETBALL Trinity Dec. 12 vs. Alpha Omega, 68-53 loss. Dec. 8 vs. Lovelady, 59-51 win. Groveton Dec. 11 vs. Hemphill, 56-35 loss. Centerville…
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Dec 15, 2020


BRIAN BESCH | PCE The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs playing Elkhart on Friday December 11, 2020 on the north end of Polk County. COSTLY MISTAKES BY BRIAN BESCH CORRIGAN — The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs lost a fourth-quarter lead to Elkhart and eventually the game 46-41 Friday on the north end of Polk…
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Dec 15, 2020

Growing pains

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Central Heights winning over the Lady Dogs of Corrigan-Camden on Friday 11 Decmber, 2020. By Brian Besch Central Heights started quickly and had Friday’s district matchup decided in a quarter, winning over the Lady Dogs of Corrigan-Camden 72-8. Holding the Lady Dogs without a…
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Dec 14, 2020

Too little too late (VIDEO)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Livingston’s Jon’Toyrian McNeal scored a game-high 27 points Tuesday. Liberty versus Livingston Lady Lions By Brian Besch The Livingston Lady Lions suffered their second district loss in as many games Tuesday, as the Liberty Lady Panthers escaped Polk County with a 45-42 win. “It…
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Dec 09, 2020

Trinity downs Woodville (VIDEO)

TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trinity’s Jakai Miller-Gates (No. 13) goes up for two of his 18 points during a Dec. 4 match with Woodville. The Tigers won the game 62-59. TCNS staff TRINITY — Practice made for almost perfect as the Trinity Tigers downed the Woodville Eagles 62-59 on Friday. Head Coach Jacoby…
Dec 07, 2020

Coldspring runs past Shepherd, 73-51

JASON CHLAPEK I PCE Coldspring-Oakhurst guard Duke Lawniczak (with ball) puts up a shot in traffic against a host of Shepherd defenders. By JASON CHLAPEK COLDSPRING — It was nothing new for the Coldspring-Oakhurst and Shepherd boys basketball teams when they faced each other last week in…
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Dec 07, 2020

Pirates take defensive struggle

BRIAN BESCH I PCE Freshman Josh Perkins shoots for two of his 20 points Wednesday. By Brian Besch LEGGETT - Leggett hosted their neighbors to the north Wednesday, defeating Corrigan-Camden 50-38. Josh Perkins led all scores with 20 and Chase Parrish had 19 to pace the Pirates. The freshman Perkins…
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Dec 07, 2020

Fast start, press lifts Big Sandy

BRIAN BESCH I PCE Alexis Thompson of Big Sandy drives to the basket. She had 22 points Friday. By Brian Besch LEGGETT - The Big Sandy Lady Cats established a large early lead and coasted to a road victory Friday night, beating the Lady Pirates of Leggett, 83-15. The Wildcats grabbed a 33-0 lead…
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Dec 07, 2020

Leggett grinds out victory

BRIAN BESCH I PCE Jacoby Sells scored a game-high 21 points Friday in Leggett’s win over Big Sandy. By Brian Besch LEGGETT - The Leggett Pirates took an impressive 43-36 win over the Big Sandy Wildcats Friday night in Dudley Dickens Gymnasium. Leggett secured an early lead in the match largely…
Dec 04, 2020

Boyce completes goal of winning state

JASON CHLAPEK I PCE Onalaska senior William Boyce was the first runner to cross the finish line in the Class 3A boys state cross country Meet on Monday, Nov. 23, in Round Rock. The new state champion finished the race with a season-best time of 15 minutes, 38 seconds. By Jason Chlapek ROUND ROCK –…
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Dec 04, 2020

Lady Cats off to fast start in December

PHOTO BY BRIAN BESCH I PCE Jamya Garrett shoots a jumper in the first half Tuesday. By Brian Besch The Big Sandy Lady Cats came back from their turkey-day break by defeating intra-county foe Goodrich 71-15 Tuesday night in Dallardsville. The game was never in doubt, as the Lady Cats scored just a…
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Dec 04, 2020

Big Sandy stings Hornets

PHOTO BY BRIAN BESCH I PCE Weston Mayer puts up two of his game-leading 17 points for the Big Sandy Wildcats. By Brian Besch The Big Sandy Wildcats had no trouble disposing of Goodrich Tuesday with a 79-4 win. The ‘Cats were dominant from the beginning, establishing a 40-0 advantage before Goodrich…
Nov 30, 2020

Trinity boys outclassed in season opener

TONY FARKAS | TCN Trinity Lady Tiger Rayn Balli (No. 22) drives around Groveton defenders during a Nov. 7 game in Trinity. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Indians 44-22. By Tony Farkas TRINITY — An extended football season led to a late start for the Trinity Tigers’ basketball squad, and the lack…
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Nov 30, 2020

Onalaska duo aims for top spots

LARRY LAMB I HCC Onalaska seniors Brady Neuman (left) and William Boyce will compete in the Class 3A cross country meet Monday afternoon in Round Rock. Boyce is aiming for the state championship, while Neuman, the front-runner for OHS’s Class of 2021 Valedictorian, is aiming for his personal-best…
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Nov 27, 2020

Winning on the last shot - Onalaska over Big Sandy 47-45

by Brian Beusch Onalaska scored in the final seconds to take a two-point advantage and eventually the game over Big Sandy 47-45 in a Monday matinee by the lake. With a 45-43 lead, Onalaska held a possession for over a minute draining it to 1:30. Once Big Sandy regained the basketball, sophomore…
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Nov 25, 2020

Wildcat Fight

by Brian Buesch Big Sandy won a battle of turnovers 41-30 on the road Friday night over Onalaska to notch their second win of the young season. Both offenses struggled to put the ball in the hole in the first half, but each team was aggressive on defense to create new possessions. It led to a…
Nov 19, 2020

Tyler County cross-country runners place at Regional meet

JASON CHLAPEK | PCPC Spurger Pirates Colton Fredieu and Luis Jimenez cross the finish line. BY CHRIS EDWARDS HUNTSVILLE – Tyler County was well-represented at the UIL Region 3 Cross-Country Regional Meet. The meet, for the 2A through 6A conference schools, was held Nov. 9-10 in Huntsville at Sam…
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Nov 18, 2020

Leggett, Livingston face off to begin schedule (VIDEO)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Livingston took a 60-44 home win over the 1A powerhouse. By Brian Besch LIVINGSTON - The Leggett Pirates and Livingston Lions did not exactly ease into the season with cupcake games. The two Polk County schools squared off against each other Saturday, with Livingston taking a…
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Nov 17, 2020

Lovelady girls open hoop season with victory (VIDEO)

LARRY LAMB | HCC Lovelady girls basketball coach Kollyn McWhinney gives instructions to players during their season opener against Crockett. By Larry Lamb Lovelady’s girls basketball season got off to a winning start under new head coach Kollyn McWhinney against county rival Crockett, 58-27, on the…
Lovelady Football
Nov 17, 2020

Lovelady cruises past Evadale in bi-district (VIDEO)

LAWANNA MONK Lovelady’s Shaun Easterling abruptly stops Evadale quarterback Chase Smith on a keeper during the Lions’ 50-12 bi-district victory Thursday, Nov. 12 at Cleveland High School. Photo courtesy of Justin Dobbins. By Lawanna Monk Lovelady Lions claimed the bi-district football championship…
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Nov 17, 2020

Onalaska Lady Cats defeat Goodrich (VIDEO)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE The Onalaska Lady Cats leave Goodrich with a 71-15 victory Friday over the Lady Hornets. By Brian Besch The Onalaska Lady Cats used a few different presses to leave Goodrich with a 71-15 victory Friday over the Lady Hornets. Behind 23 points from Kierra Anstee, 14 from Kylie Sisk,…
Nov 17, 2020

Eagles fly past Trojans, 41-28

COURTESY PHOTO The Trojans’ season came to an end last Thursday with a 41-28 playoff loss to Woodville. By Jason Chlapek CROCKETT – Ken Stanley had a hunch that the Coldspring-Oakhurst football team would have its hands full with Woodville last Thursday. The head coach of the Trojans proved to be…
Livingston Lions vs Chapel Hill Bulldogs
Nov 15, 2020

Livingston outlasted in bi-district

Livingston Lions vs Chapel Hill Bulldogs by Brian Besch The first playoff trip in eight years for the Livingston Lions was a short one, as they were outscored 49-37 by the Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldogs Saturday night in New Caney. The fourth seed in 9-4A Div. I found a way to score more points over…
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Nov 12, 2020

Corrigan-Camden volleyball ends 2020 season as area finalists (VIDEO & GALLERY)

BRIAN BESCH | PCE Lady Dogs end season as area finalists By Brian Besch TOMBALL- Corrigan-Camden saw its season come to an end in the area round of the playoffs Monday, dropping a 25-17, 25-20, 25-10 match to East Bernard at Tomball High School. The Lady Dogs started the first set in a 4-0 hole,…
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Nov 09, 2020

Crockett secures third place in 9-3A (VIDEO)

PHOTO COURTESY OF LARRY LAMB Trinity’s Marquavian Jaramillo returns the opening kickoff against Crockett Friday night. By Larry Lamb The Crockett Bulldogs can breathe a little easier heading into the first round of the state football playoffs. Coach Jimmy Thompson’s crew took care of business in…
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Nov 07, 2020

Lions restore their roar (GALLERY & VIDEO)

PHOTOS COURTESY OF LINDA JACOBS AND JO'HANNA PROCTOR Livingston Lions celebrate their victory on Friday November 6, 2020 as they win the district championship. By Brian Besch HUFFMAN - From worst to first, or maybe more accurate, from the outhouse to the penthouse. After winning only two games over…
Nov 04, 2020

Wildcats win 7th straight district title

JASON CHLAPEK | PCE Onalaska athlete Kierra Anstee finishes third in the District 23-3A cross country meet last week in Anderson. Anstee will participate in the Region III-3A Meet Monday in Huntsville. By Jason Chlapek ANDERSON — For the seventh year in a row, the Onalaska boys cross country team…
Nov 04, 2020

Hornets take 2nd, qualify for region meet

JASON CHLAPEK | PCE Goodrich athlete Aralyn Angel finishes third in the District 28-A Meet last week in Lufkin. Angel will compete in the Region IV-A Meet Monday in Corpus Christi. By Jason Chlapek LUFKIN — Frigid, rainy conditions were not enough to slow down Goodrich senior Joaxci Garzon, who won…
Nov 04, 2020

Beene wins 24-2A crown, Lady Cats qualify

JASON CHLAPEK | PCE Big Sandy senior Bali Mitchell finishes fifth in the District 24-2A cross country meet last week. The Lady Cats finished second as a team and will compete in the Region III-2A Meet on Tuesday in Huntsville. By Jason Chlapek BROADDUS — Big Sandy junior Seth Beene Williams won the…
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Nov 04, 2020

Lions playing for district title

PHOTO BY JO’HANNAH PROCTOR Livingston running back Lynn Johnson (23) runs with several Little Cypress-Mauriceville defenders hanging on him trying to bring him down Friday night. By Brian Besch LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Lions ran their district record to 4-0 by defeating the Little…
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Nov 04, 2020

Bulldogs chomp Warriors, 28-14

PHOTO BY ALBERT TREVINO A Corrigan-Camden wide receiver hauls in a pass as a Warren defender hangs on for dear life to try and bring him down Friday night. By Albert Trevino The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs defeated the Warren Warriors 28-14 on Friday. It was the first district win for new head coach…
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Nov 02, 2020

Tigers clinch playoff berth (VIDEO)

TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trinity Tiger wide receiver Jamarian Hall runs through trouble during a Friday, Oct. 30, game against the Westwood Panthers. Trinity won the game 34-28. By Scott WomackTCNS Correspondent TRINITY — The Tigers entered the 2020 season with one goal, to advance to the playoffs. A…
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Oct 29, 2020

Playoff Bound: Lions clinch postseason berth with 21-7 victory

PHOTO BY JO’HANNAH PROCTOR Livingston wide receiver Chris Washington (7) sprints past Vidor defenders on a catch-and-run 76-yard touchdown play in the Lions’ 21-7 victory against the Pirates Friday night in Livingston. By Brian Besch The Livingston Lions pushed their winning streak to six games…
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Oct 23, 2020

Lady Jackets make easy work of Kennard, Apple Springs

JANA RAYBURN | TCB Lady Jacket Olivia Gilzow goes up for a kill in recent action. The Lady Jackets are currently 11-1 for the season. By Jana Rayburn TYLER COUNTY - The Chester Lady Jackets went two for two last week, defeating both Kennard and Apple Springs. These two wins bring the Lady Jackets…
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Oct 22, 2020

Lovelady Volleyball

The Lovelady Lady Lions volleyball team had reason to smile Tuesday night after defeating Groveton to clinch the District 23-2Achampionshipwith a 10-2 record. School officials say this is Lovelady’s first district volleyball title since 1968. Team members are Jacy Stubblefield (0), Courtney Spoerle…
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Oct 20, 2020

Breaking down barriers

Photo by Linda Jacobs and Jo’Hannah Proctor Livingston quarterback Damian Ruiz (3) dives into the end zone during the Lions’ 35-14 win at Splendora Friday night. Ruiz ran for two touchdowns and threw three more touchdown passes. By Brian Besch MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Livingston football keeps rolling,…
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Oct 20, 2020

Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs lose defensive struggle, 6-0

PHOTO BY ALBERT TREVINO The Corrigan-Camden defense takes down an Anderson-Shiro running back during Friday’s 6-0 loss in Anderson. By Albert Trevino POLK COUNTY– The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs fell to the Anderson-Shiro Fighting Owls in a 6-0 shutout from Grimes County. In a low-scoring showcase for…
Oct 19, 2020

Lovelady outlasts West Sabine

Lovelady DefenseLovelady’s Joel Pomeroy (12) and Carter Murray (75) put pressure on the West Sabine quarterback Friday night in Pineland. Photo by Lawanna Monk By Lawanna Monk HOUSTON COUNTY - A 100-mile-plus trip to Pineland was worth it for the Lovelady Lions and their fans Friday night. The…
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Oct 15, 2020

Cross Country Latexo Groveton Oct. 14 (video)

Latexo runners Eli Filer and Eduardo Rodriguez (l-r) battle down the stretch in the Tiger Invitational Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Shartle Ranch. Filer edged out his teammate to claim the 10thplace medal. By Larry Lamb HOUSTON COUNTY - With the district cross-country meet just a week away, the Latexo…
Izelhia Enard carries past the block of Lion offensive lineman Caleb Gann to pick up yardage. (Photo by Jo’Hannah Proctor)
Oct 15, 2020

Lions obtain district win

Izelhia Enard carries past the block of Lion offensive lineman Caleb Gann to pick up yardage. (Photo by Jo’Hannah Proctor) By Albert Trevino The Livingston Lions came from behind Saturday for a 35-14 victory at home against the Lumberton Raiders in the first district match of the season. In a game…
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Oct 08, 2020

Tigers fall to 0-2 in district play

The Trinity defense wraps up a Diboll runner in the backfield during Friday’s district matchup. By Scott WomackTCNS Correspondent TRINITY — In hopes of rebounding from a loss to Diboll, the Tigers traveled to Coldspring-Oakhurst Friday Night for the second of six district games. The Trojans took…
Coldspring-Oakhurst quarterback Duke Lawniczak (3) rolls out as he looks for an open wide receiver during the Trojans’ 48-8 rout of Trinity last Friday. (Photo by Scott Womack)
Oct 08, 2020

Trojans tame Tigers, 48-8

Coldspring-Oakhurst quarterback Duke Lawniczak (3) rolls out as he looks for an open wide receiver during the Trojans’ 48-8 rout of Trinity last Friday. (Photo by Scott Womack) By Kraig Erwin COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans opened up District 9-3A-Division I play last Friday with a…
The Bulldogs began practice this week and new head coach Brett Ratliff said he is impressed with his squad’s effort. (Photo by Brian Besch)
Aug 10, 2020

Bulldog football underway

The Bulldogs began practice this week and new head coach Brett Ratliff said he is impressed with his squad’s effort. (Photo by Brian Besch) By Brian Beschpcenewsroom@gmail.com Polk County-Once in earshot of the Corrigan-Camden practice fields, you can hear both music and the sounds of football.…
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Jul 22, 2020

High school athletics to begin in August

By Brian Beschpcenewsroom@gmail.com Polk County-An announcement from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Tuesday revealed the state’s larger schools will endure a month-long setback for high school fall sports. The good news for enthusiasts of football, volleyball, cross country and tennis…
Phillips has already done some homework on his new team over the past week, studying game film from the 2019-20 Lion season.
Jul 13, 2020

Livingston welcomes new hoops coach

Phillips has already done some homework on his new team over the past week, studying game film from the 2019-20 Lion season. By Brian Besch pcenewsroom@gmail.com Livingston - One of the perks of coaching in Texas for decades is the acquaintances, connections and friends made through the profession.…

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