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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.
H.S. Basketball: No. 1 Oakwood squeezes past No. 7 Douglass in Friday Night Showdown
Coming into Friday night, people were expecting a high scoring shootout for the No. 1 Oakwood Panthers and the No. 7 Douglass Indians.
Little did they know that a defensive battle would break out and the No. 1 team in the Class 1A Div. II would come away with a 48-34 Oakwood victory.
H.S. Soccer: PHS Ladycats win 3-1 in morning match
The Palestine Ladycats soccer team was in action on Friday morning in the East Texas Shootout Soccer Tournament held in Palestine, and they won their morning match 3-1.
The Ladycats came out with a goal in the first half followed by a quick goal at the beginning of the second half.
H.S. Basketball: PHS/WHS both get huge wins on Friday night
The Wildcats boys basketball team played a close match throughout the game against Groesbeck, but ultimately came away with the 90-60 win.
In what started out as a close game, the Wildcats turned it on in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Goats 24-7 to pull off the 30-point win.
H.S. Volleyball: Cayuga's Anderson, McCulloch sign with Cisco College
Choosing what college to attend is a difficult decision for most athletes who get the chance.
Cayuga teammates Danielle Anderson and Cory McCulloch decided to stick together as they signed their letters of intent to continue their volleyball careers at Cisco College in Abilene.
H.S. Basketball: Grapeland cruises past Palestine in Dogwood Circle matchup, 84-65
The Palestine and Grapeland varsity boys basketball game on Tuesday in Palestine started out close in the first quarter, but that closeness ended up being short-lived, as the Sandies took over and won the game 84-65.
H.S. Basketball: Westwood's girls and boys both lose district games to Central Heights
Friday night showed just how similar two separate games of basketball can be.
Both of Westwood’s varsity teams went down to the last minute against district rival Central Heights and both teams came away on the wrong side of things.
Dogwood's Best: The Top Sports Stories of 2013
This year, pro athletes came to Palestine, Dogwood Circle teams made Regionals and players signed letters of intent to go to college.
But which was the best?
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