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May 20, 2021

Eight-inning roller coaster  (VIDEO)

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Landon Leggett singles in the sixth inning. By Brian Besch Livingston Lion baseball lost 6-5 in extra innings and heartbreaking fashion Wednesday to Bellville. They will need wins Friday and Saturday to continue the season. Every out was important Wednesday and the last out of…
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May 19, 2021

Lovelady honors its Lady Lions

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The Lovelady Lady Lions are poised for domination in their division. PHOTO COURTESY OF LOVELADY ISD By Chris Edwards LOVELADY – The whole town of Lovelady is proud of the Lady Lions’ impressive run during this softball season, to say the least. The governing body of the town made it official last…
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May 16, 2021

Livingston advances to regional quarterfinals (VIDEO)

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Blake Compton threw five innings of one-run ball Saturday for the win. By Brian Besch The Livingston Lions broke out the brooms Saturday at Grand Oaks High School, defeating Navasota 9-2 to end the area round in two games. "Every team is a good team and this is round two of the…
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May 16, 2021

Big Sandy season ends in area round

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Pre-game festivities in Navasota, as Big Sandy and Shiner prepare to play. By Brian Besch The Big Sandy baseball season came to a close Saturday, as the Shiner Comanches were 10-0 winners of the game and 2-0 winners of the series. Scoring a run in each of the first three innings,…
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May 13, 2021

Season ends in style

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COURTESY PHOTO Winners display their trophies and peace signs during Championship Weekend at the Trinity Baseball-Softball League on Saturday. Special to the News-Standard TRINITY —The Trinity Baseball-Softball League said goodbye to the season with a Championship Weekend and parade, a new…
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May 12, 2021

Livingston sweeps Silsbee

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE By Brian Besch Shutting down a late threat Saturday, Livingston Lion baseball advanced to the area round, after sweeping Silsbee in two games, 7-4 and 3-2. A grand slam from Blake Compton gave the Lions the lead for good in the contest Friday night. Saturday morning was a closer,…
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May 12, 2021

Shutout win in rubber match

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Big Sandy Wildcatscelebrating a win. By Brian Besch The Big Sandy Wildcats scored early and often Saturday, clinching a bi-district championship over Iola 11-0 in Willis. "We played to our full potential today," Big Sandy coach Blake Brown said. "We played good defense, pitched…
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May 11, 2021

Gold, gold and more gold

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COURTESY PHOTO Onalaska athlete captures multiple first-place medals at state meet By PCN Staff “I am still feeling fine and my legs are not sore at all,” Onalaska student-athlete Will Boyce said Friday morning. “I'm ready to run more races if I had to.” Not exactly the answer you’d expect from…
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May 05, 2021

Trinity County student headed to state track

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COURTESY PHOTO Centerville Bulldog runner Kayla Mott will be running the 100-meter hurdles at Mike Myers stadium in Austin on May 8 after she qualified at regionals with a second-place finish and a time of 16.82. Kayla also placed fourth in the 300 meter with a time of 52.95 at the regional track…
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Apr 28, 2021

Pollok Central exits Corrigan feeling Moody

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Orlando Ramirez slides into third for an RBI-triple as Coach Kevin Purvis and the team look on. By Brian Besch Corrigan-Camden baseball finished out the 2021 season, sending off a longtime coach with a 10-0 victory over Central in six innings. The home team started things off 2-0…
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Apr 28, 2021

Pole vaulter heading to state

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COURTESY PHOTO Troy Fortenberry clears the bar on his leap during the Region 3 3A Track Meet in Waco on Saturday. Troy heads next to the state meet next week. SJNT staff WACO — Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojan Troy Fortenberry will represent the district in the state track meet next week. Fortenberry…
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Apr 21, 2021

Groveton takes second at 20-2A district meet

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Groveton’s Haden Lee competes in the 800-meter run at the District 20-2A Track Meet in Centerville. By Larry LambPolk County Publishing CENTERVILLE — The Groveton Indians pulled off a second-place finish at the District 20-2A track meet, even though the competition required an…
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Apr 21, 2021

Lady Tigers advance 5 to regionals (VIDEO)

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JASON CHLAPEK I TCNS Trinity athlete Shelby Walters clears her height during the Districts 23/24-3A Area Meet on April 12 in Coldspring. Walters won the event with a vault of 9 feet. By Jason Chlapek COLDSPRING — April 12 was a banner day for Trinity athletes Shania English and Shelby Walters.…
Apr 21, 2021

Lifter taking next step up the mountain

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COURTESY PHOTO Kailyn “KK” Fisher show off the hardware she’s won during her journey to becoming the state champion powerlifter this year. By Tony Farkas TRINITY — Kailyn Fisher said it’s good to be at the top, especially for a state as grand as Texas. The Trinity High School junior won’t be…
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Apr 21, 2021

COHS sending 14 entries to region meet

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JASON CHLAPEK I SJNT Coldspring-Oakhurst athlete Crystal Ramos finished fourth in the pole vault during last week’s area meet. By Jason Chlapek COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst boys and girls track and field programs each qualified seven entries for the Region III-Class 3A Meet this weekend in…
Apr 21, 2021

Defending state champions swatting big flys

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Lady Lion senior Elaina Evans stretches for the throw from third base in her final home game. By Brian Besch The Livingston Lady Lions dropped their final home game of the 2021 season Tuesday, as the Hargrave Lady Falcons took a 6-1 decision. Showing some power at the plate, the…
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Apr 16, 2021

Centerville boys win 20-2A title, Groveton takes second

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Larry Lamb | HCC Lovelady’s Shaun Easterling took district titles in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles during the District 20-2A Track and Field Meet at Centerville recently. By Larry Lamb The Centerville Tigers hosted the District 20-2A track meet and claimed the varsity boys championship during…
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Apr 15, 2021

Groveton girls nip Lovelady for district track crown

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Groveton’s Ingrid Rojo took first in the 100 hurdles and second in the 300 hurdles at the District 20-2A Track Meet. By Larry Lamb A first place finish in the 1600-meter run and a third place showing in the 1600 relay lifted Groveton to the District 20-2A varsity girls track…
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Apr 14, 2021

Centerville enjoys successful season

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TONY FARKAS | TCNS Groveton right fielder Reese White beats the pickoff back to first base during the Indians’ 19-1 win over Apple Springs on April 6. Special to the News-Standard CENTERVILLE — On March 23, Centerville pulled off a 14-1 win against the Apple Springs Eagles. Starting pitcher for the…
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Apr 12, 2021

Lovelady baseballers keep rolling

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Grapeland’s Cooper Sheridan awaits a throw as Lovelady’s Brenton Crawford slides toward second for a successful steal in Friday’s district matchup. By Larry Lamb The Lovelady Lions rolled to 5-1 in District 21-2A baseball with back-to-back road wins over Latexo, 25-4, on Monday…
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Apr 12, 2021

Crockett boys finish as district track runner-up

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Crockett sophomore Blake Jones heaves the discus 126 feet, 6 inches to win a gold medal in the District 20-3A track and field meet. By Larry Lamb District newcomers Franklin and Fairfield took home team titles at the District 20-3A Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, March 31 and…
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Apr 01, 2021

Trinity falls to rival Coldspring

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TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trinity Tiger Third Baseman Cole Caldwell slides into third following his opening at-bat triple during the Friday game with Coldspring-Oakhurst. Despite going on to score, the Tigers lost to the Trojans 18-1. News-Tribune staff TRINITY — Hot bats gave the Coldspring-Oakhurst…
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Apr 01, 2021

Coldspring downs rival Trinity

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TONY FARKAS | SJNT Coldspring-Oakhurst hurler Easton Dean delivers a pitch to a Trinity batter during the team’s 18-1 win over the Tigers on Friday. News-Times staff TRINITY — Hot bats gave the Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans a commanding win over the Trinity Tigers on Friday. Trojan Head Coach Austin…
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Apr 01, 2021

Lady Trojans outshine Lady Tigers

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TONY FARKAS | SJNT Coldsprint-Oakhurst Lady Trojan Cami Fussell (No. 4) attempts to lay down a bunt during Friday’s game against Trinity. The Lady Trojans won 18-8. SJNT staff TRINITY — The Lady Trojans hammered runs out here and there to take a win over Trinity on Friday. "We are taking it…
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Mar 27, 2021

Henderson edges Crockett in bi-district soccer

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Crockett goalie Antonio Cruz makes a diving save against Henderson in a bi-district game on Thursday. By Larry Lamb The Crockett Bulldogs capped the regular season with five straight wins but couldn’t keep their streak going against the Henderson Lions in the first round of the…
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Mar 25, 2021

Lady Tiger wins state meet

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COURTESY PHOTO Kailyn Fisher displays her first-place award for taking top honors at the State 3A Powerlifting meet on March 16 in Corpus Christi. News-Standard staff CORPUS CHRISTI — Kailyn Fisher took top honors at the State 3A Powerlifting meet on March 16. The Lady Tiger lifted a personal best…
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Mar 22, 2021

Livingston softball takes county bragging rights

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Pitcher Jaycee Knighton allowed just two runs over seven innings in Livingston's win Friday over Onalaska. By Brian Besch Lady Lion softball took a one-run win 3-2 over neighboring Onalaska Friday at Livingston ISD’s softball complex. Down a run, Livingston scored once in the…
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Mar 18, 2021

Grapeland finishes season as state runner-up

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COURTESY OF MARSHA COOK Grapeland’s Caderian Wiley battles for a loose ball against Clarendon in the UIL Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship game Saturday in San Antonio. The Sandies battled to the bitter end but came up short 64-60. By Larry Lamb Grapeland High School’s overflowing display…
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Mar 17, 2021

A STORYBOOK CAREER

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COURTESY PHOTO Coldspring-Oakhurst running back Contavious Parker-Harden (20) set his school’s all-time rushing record with 4,578 yards in four seasons. Parker-Harden is the only player in school history to have more than 4,000 yards throughout his career. Coldspring senior boasts school rushing…
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Mar 12, 2021

Dixon takes reins as Crockett AD/football coach

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Lufkin native and former Texas A&M football player Alton Dixon is the new athletic director and head football coach at Crockett High School. By Larry Lamb Crockett ISD has selected Alton Dixon as its new athletic director and head football coach. Dixon, one of more than 130…
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Mar 11, 2021

Groveton Invitational Baseball Tournament

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TONY FARKAS | TCNS Reece White makes contact with a pitch during the Groveton Invitational Tournament on Thursday. Groveton won its two outings, 9-1 over Trinity and 5-2 over Normagee. Thursday Results Groveton 9, Trinity 1 Groveton 5, Normangee 2 Warren 5, Trinity 3 Diboll 8, Normangee 4 Diboll…
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Mar 10, 2021

Grapeland eyes state crown

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PHOTO BY MARSHA COOK Grapeland sophomore Riley Murchison drains one of his six 3-pointers over Schulenburg’s Keisean Johnson in the state semifinal Tuesday. By Larry Lamb The Grapeland Sandies are one win away from bringing home the school’s second boys basketball state championship. The Sandies…
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Mar 10, 2021

CORKY COCHRAN RELAYS

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE The Livingston boys won the Corky Cochran Relays on Thursday, while the Lady Lions finished second. By Brian Besch Varsity Boys Points By School 1st Livingston HS 97 2nd Huntington HS 95 3rd Tarkington 94 4th Woodville HS 93 5th Liberty HS 72 6th Jasper 71 7th Diboll HS 54 8th…
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Mar 08, 2021

Sandies advance to state semifinal

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COURTESY PHOTO | MARSHA COOK Grapeland’s Cadarian Wiley brings fans to their feet with a slam-dunk in the regional championship game against LaPoynor Saturday. By Larry Lamb Revenge is always satisfying but a win that moves you a step closer to a state basketball championship is even sweeter. The…
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Mar 04, 2021

Grapeland reaches Elite 8

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MARSHA COOK PHOTO Grapeland’s Cadarian Wiley shoots over Gary defender Landon Woodfin during a regional semifinals matchup Tuesday night in Lufkin. By Larry Lamb After toppling No. 1 Martin’s Mill, the Grapeland Sandies added another notch on their belt by taking down No. 9 Gary 48-46 in the…
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Mar 03, 2021

Big Sandy ends season in regional tournament

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Elias Bullock shoots from 15 feet out. By Brian Besch One of the state’s top teams needed every minute Tuesday to defeat Big Sandy, as LaPoynor escaped Central Heights High School with a 53-50 win in the regional semifinals. With just 15 seconds to play and a tie score at 50 each,…
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Mar 01, 2021

Crockett knocks off unbeaten Malakoff

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Crockett senior Ty White glides to the basket during the Bulldogs’ 60-57 area round victory over Malakoff. By Larry Lamb Malakoff came into the area round unbeaten and ranked No. 9 in the state but the Crockett Bulldogs weren’t intimidated. Coach Jordan Caldwell’s squad toppled the…
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Feb 27, 2021

Defense, defense, defense (VIDEO)

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Dante Williams drives to the bucket. Big Sandy defeats state-ranked Garrison, advances to regional semifinals Watch the video here: By Brian Besch "I don't even know where to begin with this game," Big Sandy coach Kevin Foster said after the win over Garrison. "If we play them 10…
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Feb 26, 2021

Crockett nips Rogers in bi-district

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Crockett sophomore Jadyn Collins (2) celebrates with teammate Courtney Byrd after a go-ahead bucket by Collins with six seconds left. The Bulldogs won the bi-district game 49-47. By Larry Lamb The Crockett Bulldogs dug themselves an early 12-0 hole, climbed all the way out and…
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Feb 26, 2021

Big Sandy moves to third round (VIDEO)

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Big Sandy takes on Woden. By Brain Besch Big Sandy is now area champions after defeating Woden 59-53 Thursday at Hudson High School. The Eagles posed many problems, with an athletic group that shoots well. The game would come down to a battle of free throws. The Wildcats were up…
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Feb 25, 2021

Grapeland boys win playoff opener

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LARRY LAMB | HCC Besides putting on a three-point clinic, senior B. J. Lamb dazzled fans when he slammed the ball home during the Sandies’ 87-68 bi-district win over Frankston. By Larry Lamb “Lose-the-flip-win-the game.” That hashtag posted on social media became the battle cry for the Grapeland…
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Feb 24, 2021

Survive and advance

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Adrian Thompson (3) of Big Sandy shoots a jumper in the lane. By Brian Besch The Big Sandy Wildcats left Kirbyville Monday night with the promise of another game, after holding on to beat Shelbyville 55-53 in the bi-district round of the UIL playoffs. Down for much of the first…
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Feb 24, 2021

Leggett basketball in postseason once again (VIDEO)

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Varian Flournoy fights through traffic to the rim. By Brian Besch The Leggett Pirates punched their ticket to the playoffs Saturday night with a 78-69 triumph over Burkeville at The Summit in Woodville. The neutral-site game was for the third seed of District 28-1A. Leggett began…
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Feb 23, 2021

Leggett tackles state-ranked Kennard

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE By Brian Besch The bi-district round of the playoffs was not easy, but the Leggett Pirates outlasted state-ranked Kennard 39-36 in Huntington Tuesday. Down 30-26 in the fourth, Kennard received contributions from five different players and outscored Leggett 10-9. However, a heave…
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Feb 18, 2021

Trojans, Pirates begin playoff quests

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JASON CHLAPEK | SJNT Coldspring-Oakhurst guard Duke Lawniczak (with ball) dribbles in the paint against Shepherd post Bradley Davis during a game between the Trojans and Pirates earlier this season. By Jason ChlapekSJNT staff writer COLDSPRING — The road to San Antonio begins tonight and tomorrow…
Feb 11, 2021

Trinity girls take 3rd in district

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COURTESY PHOTO The Centerville Lady Bulldogs are headed to the playoffs against Zavalla on Thursday. TCNS staff TRINITY — After a win last week, the Trinity Lady Tigers fell to district rival Onalaska on Saturday to place third in the district. Trinity lost in overtime 57-52, even though the Feb. 2…
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Feb 06, 2021

Livingston Lions trending in right direction

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by Brian Besch Lion basketball kept playoff hopes alive Friday, downing the Wildcats of Splendora 66-49 Friday in Livingston. The home team led throughout the match and was never really challenged after going up 17-7 after the first quarter. Assistant coach Stephen Seaback has taken over much of…
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Feb 04, 2021

Coming back to win

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE By Brian Besch The Goodrich Lady Hornets staged a fourth-quarter comeback to pull off a 49-41 upset over rival Leggett Tuesday night. Leggett had an impressive shooting performance in the third quarter. The visiting Lady Pirates hit five shots from behind the arc to take a 34-25…
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Feb 04, 2021

Completing series sweep (VIDEO)

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE By Brian Besch The Leggett Pirates scratched out an early lead and maintained an advantage in their annual road game at Goodrich, winning 53-39 Tuesday. Behind a 29-point performance from Chase Parrish, the Pirates played well on both ends of the court. The Hornets struggled to…
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Feb 03, 2021

Pirates bounce back

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JASON CHLAPEK I SJNT Shepherd guard Dillen Johnson (11) shoots over a defender during a recent game. From Staff Reports SHEPHERD — In a bizarre week that featured three games in a four-day span, the Shepherd boys basketball team maintained its stronghold on third place in the District 21-4A…
Feb 03, 2021

Strong fourth quarter lifts Trojans

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BRIAN BESCH | PCE Dante Eldridge drives to the hoop. BY BRIAN BESCH The Trojans of Coldspring-Oakhurst used a late kick to handily defeat Onalaska, 90-44, Jan. 26, in San Jacinto County. Onalaska managed to remain within striking distance of the defending state semifinalists for part of the third…
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Feb 02, 2021

Powerlifting season kicks off

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COURTESY PHOTO Austin Cummins prepares for the deadlift during the Jan. 30 Splendora Invitational Powerlifting meet. Cummins posted a fifth-place finish, and the team placed sixth. Special to the News-Standard SPLENDORA — The Tigers boys and girls powerlifting teams each placed sixth at the…
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Feb 02, 2021

Trinity splits against Coldspring-Oakhurst

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PHOTO BY MARTHA MERICLE A Groveton player looks to move toward the goal during the Indians’ 35-31 win over Latexo on Jan. 26, 2021. TCNSA STAFF COLDSPRING — The Trinity girls outlasted the Coldspring-Oakhurst Lady Trojans, but the boys, who played catchup for the game, lost by 20. The Lady Tigers…
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Jan 30, 2021

Coldspring Trojans defeat Onalaska 90-44

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BY BRIAN BESCH The Trojans of Coldspring used a late kick to handily defeat Onalaska 90-44 Tuesday in San Jacinto County. Onalaska managed to remain within striking distance of the defending state semifinalists for part of the third quarter, but Coldspring found another gear. The Trojan press was…
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Jan 27, 2021

Wilkinson commits to Rich Mountain

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

CORRIGAN-CAMDEN FALLS TO ELKHART (VIDEO)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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…
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Dec 07, 2020

Coldspring runs past Shepherd, 73-51

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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…
Dec 07, 2020

Pirates take defensive struggle

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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

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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

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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…
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Dec 04, 2020

Boyce completes goal of winning state

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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 –…
Dec 04, 2020

Lady Cats off to fast start in December

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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

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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…
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Nov 30, 2020

Trinity boys outclassed in season opener

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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

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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

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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

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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…
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Nov 19, 2020

Tyler County cross-country runners place at Regional meet

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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)

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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)

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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…
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Nov 17, 2020

Lovelady cruises past Evadale in bi-district (VIDEO)

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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)

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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,…
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Nov 17, 2020

Eagles fly past Trojans, 41-28

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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…
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Nov 15, 2020

Livingston outlasted in bi-district

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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…
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Nov 04, 2020

Wildcats win 7th straight district title

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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

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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

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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…
Nov 04, 2020

Lions playing for district title

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…
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Oct 19, 2020

Lovelady outlasts West Sabine

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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)

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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…
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Oct 15, 2020

Lions obtain district win

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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…
Izelhia Enard carries past the block of Lion offensive lineman Caleb Gann to pick up yardage. (Photo by Jo’Hannah Proctor)
Oct 08, 2020

Tigers fall to 0-2 in district play

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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…
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Oct 08, 2020

Trojans tame Tigers, 48-8

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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…
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)
Aug 10, 2020

Bulldog football underway

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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 [email protected] Polk County-Once in earshot of the Corrigan-Camden practice fields, you can hear both music and the sounds of football.…
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)
Jul 22, 2020

High school athletics to begin in August

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By Brian [email protected] 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…
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Jul 13, 2020

Livingston welcomes new hoops coach

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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 [email protected] Livingston - One of the perks of coaching in Texas for decades is the acquaintances, connections and friends made through the profession.…
Phillips has already done some homework on his new team over the past week, studying game film from the 2019-20 Lion season.

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