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The Texas Girls Coaches Association named softball players across Texas to its 2021 academic all-state team, including Elysian Fields’ Kailyn Clynch, Mary Frances Ellis, Jessica Guilhaus and Christen Smith.

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Hallsville ISD athletics experienced its ups and downs this past year, after seeing its baseball and softball teams make a trip to the state tournament, head baseball coach Scott Mitchell stepped down and then head football coach Tommy Allison took a job at Waco Midland. Despite that however…

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As school across the country celebrated National Signing Day, Marshall’s Maverick Gymnasium was full of spectators watching 10 student athletes taking part in the festivities as they signed with colleges to take their athletic careers to the next level.

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One of only 10 boats selected to participate in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic presented by Bass Pro Shops, sophomore Ethan Thurston and senior Cody Ross won the event at Eagle Mountain Lake on Sunday, June 13 with a four-fish bag that weighed 16 pounds, six ounces. This is t…

As the countdown moves to No. 9 for the ETBU Top 10 from the 2020-21 season, the individual moment belongs to Troy Yowman and the Tiger football team. Yowman had a career day against Texas Lutheran in the final spring game of the COVID-19 season.

Wiley head women’s basketball coach Meagan Leggett is pleased to announce the signing of junior college transfer Jay’lann Myles from Eastern Oklahoma State College.

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After spending just one season as head football coach of the Hallsville Bobcats, Tommy Allison is headed to Waco where he was named offensive coordinator of the Waco Midway Panthers.

Last week, we tried Lake Fork for an afternoon of fishing. Looking for fish to put in the freezer, we came armed with a variety of gear and offerings. First and foremost, having friends that live and work on the lake is a big advantage when it comes to catching fish. My longtime friend, Calv…

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High schools may continue to stream regular season football games on Friday nights and basketball shot clocks are on hold for at least another season, the University Interscholastic Legislative Council announced on Tuesday during its annual meeting at the AT&T Executive Education & C…

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If you’re just a casual NBA fan, it might seem like the NBA Playoffs as they stand now are missing something. My guess is unless your team is still alive or you’re just a diehard NBA fan, you’re not watching anymore, in which case, you are missing out.

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The cross country team continued the successful tradition by advancing four runners to Regionals — Grant Sims, Drew Simms, Ruth Galles, and Lily Jo Gronwald. Grant Sims advanced to state where he finished 26th. The volleyball team finished the season with a record of 20-9 and won the Bi-Dist…

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Waskom’s Kolby Kubiak (Co-ed), Longview’s Mia Jones (Girls’ 12-13), Naples’ Gracie Tucker (Girls’ 14-15), Atlanta’s Alex Hammond (Boys’ 12-13), Maud’s Shelby Bradshaw (Girls’ 10-11), Texarkana’s Junior Power (Boys’ 14-15), Addison Cross (Boys’ 10-11), and Broken Bow, Oklahoma’s Jaxon Jenning…

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Scott Mitchell won his first game as a head coach, played for a state title in his final game and headed up one of the most successful programs in East Texas during a remarkable 23-year career at Hallsville High School.

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As another season ends for the ETBU softball team, the Tigers have earned a top 10 final ranking from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association at No.10. This will mark 107 straight weeks that they have been nationally ranked.

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Hallsville junior Matt Houston earned Most Valuable Player honors, and Class 5A state finalist Hallsville picked up a total of five superlatives with the release of the District 15-5A All-District Baseball Team for 2021.

ROUND ROCK – The Barbers Hill Eagles scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning, edging the Hallsville Bobcats 2-1 to capture the Class 5A state baseball title on Saturday at Dell Diamond.

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Waskom’s 7-on-7 football team is state-bound after defeating Arp 33-0, Lone Oak 34-0 and Queen City 34-0 at its home state-qualifying tournament Friday.

While watching some of the NBA Playoffs lately, I’ve come to realize just how old school I might am, especially when it comes to uniforms. I like tradition and “uniformity” if you will. I like the tradition of having one home jersey, one away jersey and maybe one alternate jersey for both at…

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ROUND ROCK — Hallsville fought hard throughout Saturday’s UIL 5A state championship game against Barbers Hill, but fell just short, 2-1, at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond. The Bobcats finished their state finalist campaign with a 33-9 record.

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Editor’s note: One in an occasional story spotlighting the top moments from area high schools and colleges:

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Editor’s note: One in an occasional story spotlighting the top moments from area high schools and colleges:

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Hallsville baseball has always dreamed about playing for a state championship, so it plans to jump at its first opportunity on Saturday. That will occur when the 33-8 Bobcats face the 36-8-1 Barbers Hill Eagles in the UIL 5A state title game at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond. The first pitch is s…

TEXARKANA — Carthage’s Connor Johnston (boys 10-11), Liberty City’s Elizabeth Harris (girls 10-11) and Stephen Harris (boys 12-13), Texarkana’s George Meisenheimer (coed 7-9) and J.R. Powers (boys 14-15), Mount Pleasant’s Sophie Greco (girls 14-15) and Hallsville’s Nick Smith (boys 16-older)…

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Hallsville’s baseball program has emphasized pitching since Scott Mitchell became its head coach in 1999, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the position is considered one of the team’s strengths in the 2021 season and has played a major role in the team’s 10-1 record in the current postseas…

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As we entered the 2020-2021 school year, there were many question marks and doubts as to how the year in sports would go due to the pandemic. Waskom athletic director and head football coach Whitney Keeling was more than pleased with how the year turned out for his Wildcats.

15-5A ACADEMIC TEAM: District 15-5A softball released the academic all-district team for the 2021 season. Honored players include:

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The past 14 months or so have been tough times for most people to say the least and for the Harleton High School, the 2020-2021 school year wasn’t easy but athletic director and head football coach Kyle Little said his Wildcats didn’t let the tough times get them down.