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February 18, 2013

Local Roundup: Roughnecks win PAFL debut Saturday

The new Anderson County Roughnecks didn’t waste any time setting a positive tone for their debut season.

The Roughnecks won their Professional American Football League (PAFL) debut Saturday, topping the Texas Knights 20-12 at Mountain View College in Dallas.

Cameron Shead led the way for the Roughnecks, rushing for 193 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.

Quarterback Tevin Watson finished 12-of-16 passing in the game, throwing for 148 yards and two touchdowns to Leon Mickens and Dominick Turner.

On the defensive side of the ball, both Charles Walton and Greg Anderson picked off Knight passes, while Terrance Henry came away with a fumble recovery.

The Roughnecks (1-0) will look to move to 2-0 Saturday, when they travel to H.E.B. Pennington Field in Bedford to take on the North Texas Stampede.


Registration for the Palestine YMCA’s 2013 baseball and softball seasons are under way.

This year, the Y is partnering with the Texas Teen-Age program, and the Y teams will participate in both the East Texas Fast Pitch and Elkhart Summer leagues.

Registration is $40 for Y members and $50 for non-members, with registration open until March 6. From March 6 to March 15, last registration is open with a $10 late fee.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. The financial aid application deadline is March 1.

The leagues are open to children ages 4 to 12, with age determined by how old the child will be on April 30 for baseball, and how old they were on Jan. 1 for softball.

Along with registering at the Y, the league’s will host two sign-up dates with Hibbett’s sporting good stores, located in the Palestine Plaza. The first date will be Feb. 23, with a second on March. 2. Both of these sign-up events will be from noon until 4 p.m., with registrants receiving a 20 percent off coupon from Hibbett.

For more information, contact Chad Cox at 903-729-3139, or visit

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