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When Marshall goes up against Jacksonville Friday night, it will look to stay perfect in District 9-5A Division II play while Jacksonville will look for its first district win. The Mavericks are 3-3 overall on the season and 3-0 against district opponents as the Indians are 1-5 overall and 0…

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Marshall’s volleyball team completed a three-game sweep of the Nacogdoches Lady Dragons Tuesday night with scores of 25-13, 25-10, 25-16. The Lady Mavs now hold an overall record of 17-17 and a district record of 4-6.

When I watched Game 5 of the NLDS the other night, I was thinking two things at the same time — I was thinking about what a great game I was watching between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers and the other thing I was thinking was how bad I feel bad for Clayton Kershaw.

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Marshall and Hallsville went five sets on the volleyball court Friday where the Ladycats eventually walked away with the win.

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LINDALE — The Lindale Eagles spotted Hallsville an early lead, but answered quickly and poured it on from there en route to a 34-7 win over the Bobcats in District 9-5A DII play at Eagle Stadium.

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■ Kaden Meredith, Kyas Moore and Kybrien Jackson-Jamerson, Longview: Meredith carried 22 times for 333 yards andthree touchdowns in the Lobos’ 44-20 win over Mesquite Horn. Moore caught five passes for 129 yards and a touchdown, and Jackson-Jamerson recorded 10 tackles and a sack.

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Following Marshall’s 40-21 win over the Mount Pleasant Tigers, Marshall head football coach Jake Griedl discussed the win the Marshall News Messenger.

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Marshall’s football team has had no shortage of obstacles this season but the Mavericks have learned lessons on the field that also apply off it, and vice versa.

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After winning its first two sets on the road Tuesday night, Marshall’s volleyball team saw the next three sets slip away as it fell to the Pine Tree Lady Pirates in a five-set match by the final scores of 25-10, 25-13, 17-25, 23-25, 15-13.

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Despite all the changes Marshall has made this season, its offense is currently ranked No. 2 in District 9-5A DII. However, athletic director and head football coach Jake Grield said they still have a lot of improvements to make.

■ Savion Williams. Dominique Williams and Joe Jordan, Marshall: Savion Williams passed for 107 yards and also rushed for 60 yards and three touchdowns in the Mavericks’ 47-15 win over Hallsville. Dominique Williams carried 10 times for 141 yards, and Joe Jordan had 11 carries for 122 yards a…

Belhaven gave East Texas Baptist a good fight Saturday but in the end, it was the Tigers who came away with a 28-17 win over the Blazers at Ornelas Stadium.

ETBU’s Ben Ashton will watch today’s game from the sideline, just like he has the past two games. The senior safety suffered a groin injury against Wisconsin-Platteville week one.

HALLSVILLE – Friday night saw the Marshall Mavericks defeat the Hallsville Bobcats 47-15 in a battle of Harrison County to extend district record to 2-0 and their school record of most district wins to 20, dating back to 2016. Both teams are 2-3 overall.

Griedl: Defense showed confidence

■ VOLLEYBALL EVALUATION: Marshall Junior High will be the site of 903 Performance Volleyball, a parent information session and athletic evaluation for the spring 2020 club volleyball season.

Lewis Dunn made the switch from a backup right tackle to the Mavericks’ starting center this year.

Your trusty scribbler is married to a teacher and now has a son in college (how the heck did that happen so fast?), and in the spirit of midterm grades – most teams have played at least five games — here is a quick look at some of the top performances from the first half of the 2019 high sch…

Maverick Stadium and Bobcats Stadium are about 16.5 miles away from each other, which probably adds to the rivalry, but Marshall head coach Jake Griedl isn’t getting caught up in all of that.