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Sports are full of milestones. Athletes remember most of their firsts – first year, first fumble, first start, first injury, first time to score, first championship appearance. They remember the good, the bad and ugly but I’m guessing that as they look back on the years, they remember it fon…

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Waskom High School was the site of a 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament where many teams, including the Wildcats as well as the Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets competed to take the next step toward a state appearance.

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Waskom High School was the site of a 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament where many teams, including the Wildcats as well as the Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets competed to take the next step toward a state appearance.

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Less than two weeks after it was announced that Claude Mathis was leaving his post as Marshall ISD athletic director and head football coach to return to DeSoto, the school district announced his replacement – Jake Griedl, who had served under Mathis for two years as Marshall’s offensive coo…

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Shaiann Charles, a junior from Trinidad and Tobago, was joined by a pair of freshmen, Kara Grant from Jamaica and Reshaun Fridie from New Iberia, Louisiana; as the three of them competed at the NAIA Championships.

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One of the ways that my job brings me a sense of pride is when athletes I cover in high school or college make it to the next level. As I’ve said before, it provides a “I knew that band before it was famous” type of mentality. That was exactly the case this past week when a few kids from our…

■ Editor’s Note: This is the first in a 10-part series looking back at the biggest athletic stories at ETBU during the 2018-19 school year.

Casey Combs was with his family on a mission trip in Belize when he missed an important phone call. It was from the Miami Marlins who wanted to take the catcher from ETBU in the 27th round of the MLB draft.

■ TAMPA BAY RAYS CAMP: Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open camp set for June 27 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

■ Editor’s Note: This is the first in a 10-part series looking back at the biggest athletic stories at Wiley College during the 2018-19 school year.

■ CHAMPIONS 4 LIGHT: The 5th annual Champs 4 Light charity clinic is set for Saturday, June 15 at Panola College.

Former Hallsville pitcher Justin Slaten was keeping a close eye on the MLB Draft Tuesday when he got the best news possible – he was being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round.

■ TAMPA BAY RAYS CAMP: Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open camp set for June 27 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

Old Caddo Lake has been flexing its muscles lately but as I speak, it is in a relaxed posture some 12 inches above normal. A trip up to Lake O’ the Pines this week found water level a little above normal.

It’s officially been a whole year since Dr. Brandon Dumas took over as Wiley College’s athletic director and he said he’s pleased with how year one went.

Charles Jernigan, more commonly known as “Skeet” said when the time comes, he’s going to have some questions for his maker.

■ KARNACK YOUTH BASKETBALL: There’s still time to sign up for the Karnack Youth Basketball League at Karnack Middle School.

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced a contract extension for head women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg on Thursday afternoon, one that will provide stability to the program through the 2022-23 season.

As high schools wrap up the year in sports, colleges do the same and East Texas Baptist Athletic Director Ryan Erwin said he’s proud of the success the Tigers had this school year.

After playing their final season at Wiley College, Garrett Barber, Tyler Baumann, Darian Fleming and Dorian Lewis will get their first taste of professional baseball in the Pecos League this summer.

■ KARNACK YOUTH BASKETBALL: There’s still time to sign up for the Karnack Youth Basketball League at Karnack Middle School.

HALLSVILLE -- When two Hallsville squads went at it in Tuesday night’s spring football scrimmage, it was the white squad that came on top with a 21-13 win.

■ FIRST TEE: The First Tee is a youth development program instilling nine core life values. Boys and Girls ages 7 to 17 are invited to join in the fun this summer. Instruction uses games children love to play such as bowling, baseball, football and others. Playing each game is centered aroun…

As the school year officially comes to a close, it’d be an understatement to say that Hallsville athletic director and head football coach Joe Drennon considers it a success.

■ FIRST TEE: The First Tee is a youth development program instilling nine core life values. Boys and Girls ages 7 to 17 are invited to join in the fun this summer. Instruction uses games children love to play such as bowling, baseball, football and others. Playing each game is centered aroun…

ETBU is set to host its third annual Beast Texas Mega Camp on Saturday as coaches from schools such as Baylor, Arkansas, TCU, Kansas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State and others will be on hand.