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Marathon Masters

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Arin Dees Mike CabanissWoodville’s own Mike Cabaniss and Arin Dees ran in the HMSA Classic 25K marathon last Sunday. The race was Dees’ first marathon event, and she has been training for four months. It was 15.5 miles of non-stop running, and she said she was blessed to have Cabaniss, a veteran marathon runner, along the way. “I’ve never had anyone to cheer me at the finish line before, so that makes this race all the more special,” she said.
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Lady Warrior Signs On To Play College Softball

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112323 Mikayla SigningLast Thursday, Warren senior Makayla Baker signed to play softball for the Bossier Parish Cavaliers. Baker will receive a full-ride scholarship, and thanked her coaches and parents for encouraging her in her endeavors. Before introducing the young athlete to the full room of supporters, WISD Athletic Director Austin Smithey said that only 2% of high school athletes go on to play college ball, and said “she’s one of the two-percenters.” Smithey added it was the first time in a while that the district has had a softball signing. Pictured above are Baker (center), her parents and Smithey (left). Photo by Chris Edwards

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‘Jackets end football season; Lady Jackets earn All-District honors

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112323 Chester All DistLady Jackets earn All-District Awards – L-R: Lily Read, Sydney Brock, Lauren Citrano, Emma Byrd, Kyli Handley, Marae Pounds, Abby Grimes, (not pictured: Lily Payne, Kinsley Barnes). Photo by Becki Byrd

By Becki Byrd

The Yellowjacket football team ended their season this past week when they met up with Jonesboro for the Area round of the playoffs.

Jonesboro won the coin toss and decided to kick to the Jackets to start the game. Jaxon Gay received the kick but was quickly stopped by six Eagles.

The game continued like this for most of the night. The Eagles were a very quick and aggressive team, unlike anyone the Jackets have faced this season.

Ultimately the game ended by mercy rule at halftime with a score of 0-63. All-District awards will be announced next week. 

Lady Jackets receive All-District nods

Volleyball All-District awards have been announced with several Lady Jackets receiving accolades. Lily Read was named District MVP, Emma Byrd Setter Of The Year, Kinsley Barnes Offensive Player Of The Year, Sydney Brock Defensive Player Of The Year, Marae Pounds and Kyli Handley First Team, Abby Grimes and Lauren Citrano Second Team, & Lily Payne was Honorable Mention. 

Jackets take on Colmesneil

Basketball season starts this week with two games before Thanksgiving.

Monday the Jackets played the Colmesneil Bulldogs and Tuesday they played the Latexo Tigers.

Both of these games were played at home in the J.P. Johnson Gymnasium, with scores unavailable at press time. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Jackets will travel to Kennard with the girls starting first at 6 p.m.

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Hickman signs with SHSU

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Woodville Eagles utility player Tate Hickman, a senior, signed his letter of intent last week to play baseball as a Sam Houston Bearkat. “I’m blessed to announce that I will be taking my athletic and academic talents too Sam Houston State University,” Hickman said. COURTESY PHOTO

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Lady Dogs’ Harris signs with UT-Tyler

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Kaylee Harris (center) is flanked by family as she signs her letter of intent. COURTESY PHOTOKaylee Harris (center) is flanked by family as she signs her letter of intent. COURTESY PHOTO

From Staff Reports

COLMESNEIL – Colmesneil High School senior Kaylee Harris signed her national letter of intent last week to play softball for UT Tyler.

Harris, who pitches for the Lady Dogs, will begin her collegiate softball career as a Patriot in 2024. Colmesneil Athletic Director George Taylor called her a “hard-working, leadership minded ball player” who has made Colmesneil proud.

“I’m excited to say I’m furthering my softball and academic career at UT. I want to thank my parents and coaches who have pushed me to become the player I am today,” she said.

Bulldogs, Lady Dogs to begin basketball

In other news from Bulldog Country, Coach Taylor reported that there was enough of a turnout for basketball that a junior varsity boys’ team was added.

The season on the court begins for the Bulldogs and Lady Dogs on Friday, Nov. 17 with the varsity boys and girls teams heading to Centerville in Trinity County (“Little Centerville”) to take on the Centerville Bulldogs. Tip off for the girls is at 5 p.m.

“Please come out and support these kids as the Running Bulldogs take the court,” Taylor said.

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