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■ H BANQUET MOVED: The Hallsville “H” Association has moved its regular meeting and banquet to Aug. 22 at the Hallsville High School cafeteria.

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Jefferson athletic director Antwain Jimmerson has still managed to get up early in the a.m. to workout, and he’s been encouraging his student athletes to do the same.

Elysian Fields athletic director Scott Ford said he’s been keeping in touch with student athletes about working out, staying in shape and being prepared in the event that the spring sports return after May 4.

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AUSTIN — In accordance with the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott mandating schools remain temporarily closed through Monday, May 4, 2020, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is further modifying contingency plans and extending its previous…

High school campuses around Texas are like ghost towns right now as students, and even teachers, are prohibited from being on campus.

ETBU’s softball team had just returned from a tournament in Arizona when it got news that the rest of the season had been cancelled.

Tonight was the night I had marked on my calendar months ago – April 1, 2020.

Despite the fact there’s so much uncertainty when it comes to sports and whether or not athletic events will pick back up for the remainder of the school year, Marshall athletic director and head football coach Jake Griedl said his staff is using technology to stay engaged.

There aren’t many certainties right now in the midst of the coronavirus and that includes all things UIL as high school athletics have been put on hold. High school coaches and athletes hope to continue the 2019-2020 athletic sports year, but whether or not that happens remains to be seen.

When Tom Brady announced that he was leaving the Patriots, many people (myself included) talked about how it was going to be really weird to see him in another uniform.

If the UIL allows the softball season to resume after May 4, Marshall senior catcher Chloe Buchanan said she and her Lady Mavs will be ready.

LaDale Wayne recently killed this hog in his back yard, 25 feet from his house, in Upshur County. The hog weighed 400 pounds.

Marshall senior Payton McMullen has a greater appreciation for the game of baseball now that it’s currently gone.

Because we can’t actually enjoy and celebrate the greatness that is March Madness, I figured I’d reminisce about the good times that have come along with the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and mention some of my favorite memories, in no particular order.

Wiley College senior third baseman, Markus Garza was preparing for his team’s doubleheader against Tougaloo College when he got the unexpected news that the following day’s games would be his last.

Having the ability to communicate a clear and concise message was one of the primary attributes which impressed Hallsville Athletic Director Cody Farrell in selecting Waco Robinson’s Tommy Allison as the Bobcats’ 28th head football coach.

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Andy Malone, who won 861 games and a couple of state championships in a 41-year high school baseball coaching career, died late Friday in Marshall — just 17 days shy of his 80th birthday.

This is normally about the time when I ask how your bracket is doing. Today, we’d normally be completing the second round off the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament but the absence of the tournament has left an empty spot in all of our hearts.

It was quite serendipitous really, how the lives of two men would be forever enriched and intertwined, all because of a misidentified boat.

The Hawkins Lady Hawks were well represented on the District 16-2A elite squad as voted on by league coaches. Lynli Dacus helped the Lady Hawks to a league title and was recognized as Most Valuable Player.