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LONGVIEW – Rain bumped up Hallsville’s contest to from Friday evening to late afternoon in Longview against the Lady Lobos on the softball diamond but the Ladycats were able to come away with a 2-0 win in a pitcher’s duel.

While driving home after covering a game the other night, I got a call from a relative asking me, “How can I watch the Rangers?”

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Following the completion of the 2021 COVID-19 spring football season, the American Southwest Conference has released their awards and East Texas Baptist University has 16 players receiving awards.

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Another game was decided by one run for Marshall’s baseball team that defeated the Texas High Tigers in Texarkana in a 4-3 in eight innings. The game marked the 10th time out of the last 11 games to be decided by just one run for the Mavericks and it was the second straight game to go into e…

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ELYSIAN FIELDS – Elysian Fields’ baseball team scored five unanswered runs and handed Troup its first district loss of the year with a final score of 5-1. The Yellow Jackets are now 13-5 overall while the Tigers are 15-5. Both teams are 7-1 against district opponents.

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Beckville’s Colby Davidson turned in one of the top single-game performances in East Texas last week, and Rusk’s J.D. Thompson continued his dominant ways on the mound.

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Elysian Fields’ Mary Frances Ellis played the role of leadoff hitter to perfection, and Gilmer’s Sarah Phillips turned in two dominant performances inside the circle this past week.

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Our motto this spring is “better late than never” for the “dyed in the wool” fishermen. We are beginning to see a “Glimmer” of light at the end of the tunnel as the ol’ “barn-door” white perch are beginning to “timidly” feel their way around in the shallow water. This is the latest I have ev…

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Four new members will be inducted into the ETBU Athletic Tiger Hall of Fame in 2021 in a ceremony on the ETBU campus on Saturday, April 24. The class includes Donald Rominger, a former ETBU administrator, Janice (Sanders) Hearn, women’s basketball, Arden (Tunnell) Johnson, volleyball, and Ja…

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Marshall senior Jayson Tuck suited up for one last high school basketball game on March 27 when he competed in the Hoops for Autism All-Star Game at Spring Hill High School in Longview.

Before I jump in, I’d like to add a somewhat unrelated note: I really think MLB.TV needs to lift its blackout rule for local games. It should have been done last year since fans weren’t able to attend games. I think that would at the very least, add to its viewership.

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Tatum junior Trinity Edwards earned Most Valuable Player honors, and Harleton, Elysian Fields and Waskom were also represented on the superlatives list with the release of the District 16-3A All-District Basketball Team for 2020-21.

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Seven innings weren’t enough to decide on a winner between Marshall and Mount Pleasant on the baseball diamond Thursday night. Eight innings weren’t enough either. It took nine innings to decide on a winner as the Mavericks eventually came away with the walk-off victory in as Garrett Cotten’…

Oh yes, baseball is back and at normal time. I feel like we’re finally being reunited with a long-lost friend or family member.

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Tuesday night’s win against Longview marked the beginning of the second round of district play for Marshall’s softball team and tonight will be its first home game in the second round as it takes on Mount Pleasant, a team that defeated the Lady Mavs in the first half 10-0.

Last week the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department approved changes to the hunting and fishing regulations. There are new freshwater fishing, hunting and saltwater changes for the 2021-2022 season.

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LONGVIEW – Marshall’s Nana Vences pitched a complete seven-inning game where she allowed three runs on eight hits, one error, six walks and three strikeouts as she helped lead her Lady Mavs to a 4-3 victory on the road against the Longview Lady Lobos Tuesday night.

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The District 15-5A Track and Field Meet, featuring host team Pine Tree along with Longview, Hallsville, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs and Texas High, opens today and concludes on Thursday at Pine Tree’s Pirate Stadium.