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H.S. Sports: UIL Realignment has Dogwood Circle teams facing new opponents
On Monday morning, a scramble to figure out scheduling occurred all across Texas.
The Texas UIL realigned the districts across the state and added another classification to the mix.
For Dogwood Circle teams, this meant a change of scenery and new opponents as well as a few old foes.
H.S. Basketball: Westwood sweeps Elkhart in boys and girls games on Friday night
What started as a one-sided match, ended as a one-sided match.
The Westwood Lady Panthers came out strong in the first quarter and didn’t let up on the Lady Elks of Elkhart as they finished with an 81-17 victory.
H.S. Basketball: ROUNDUPS: Frankston sweeps Hawkins in a girls rout and a boys upset win
Frankston’s Gunnar Murphy had eight rebounds and a couple of points in the first half before exploding in the second half in the Indians’ 46-37 victory against Hawkins on Tuesday night.
Murphy, who finished with 19 points and 18 rebounds, set the tone for the Indians in their upset victory against Hawkins who had previously been 7-0 in district play.
H.S. Basketball: ROUNDUPS: Palestine loses thriller to Fairfield, Westwood sweeps Woden in varsity games
Friday night had its ups and downs for the town of Palestine starting with the Wildcats.
H.S. Soccer: Palestine boys take care of business in the first day of the Palestine Wildcat Classic
Thursday marked the start of pool play for the Palestine Wildcats boys soccer team in the Palestine Wildcat Classic.
The team started in the morning with a 4-1 win against Mexia in the first match for both teams.
H.S. Basketball: Palestine drops district match to Mexia on Tuesday night, 79-46
In a game that started off close for the Wildcats, it turned ugly quickly as Palestine fell against Mexia, 79-46.
The Wildcats (10-11, 1-1) started off battling for points against the Mexia Blackcats in the first quarter, and kept up pretty well. Palestine scored 10 points in the first, which was just 10 less than Mexia scored.
H.S. Softball: Slocum's Brooke January signs letter of intent to play at Paris Junior College
Paris, Texas will play host to a local softball player this coming fall as she continues her career at the collegiate level.
Slocum’s Brooke January will attend Paris Junior College to play softball in the fall, and her coach David Ives said he couldn’t be more ecstatic about her decision and about her opportunity to play at the next level.
H.S. Sports: Westwood hires Athens OC as new head coach/AD
Westwood High School has a new face in town.
Athens High School offensive coordinator Kevin Hayes was named the head football coach and athletic director at Westwood High School during Monday night’s school board meeting.
H.S. Basketball: Slocum Mustangs take care of Leon at home, 56-41
There's a saying in basketball that if you can make your free throws, you have a great chance at winning the game.
Slocum's varsity boys team experienced this on Tuesday night as it had ample opportunities to make free throws in the second half to put away the Leon Cougars, and it did 56-41.
H.S. Basketball: Westwood comes close to beating Class 3A No. 21 Fairfield, but falls short 87-81
With about two minutes left on the clock in regulation, Westwood had a chance to beat Class 3A No. 21 Fairfield on Monday.
Down one point and in possession of the ball, Westwood got down the court and missed two consecutive shots, leading the Eagles to capitalize and eventually win the non-district match, 87-81.
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