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H.S. Volleyball: Dogwood Circle Superlatives for the 2013 Season
Each year, the Palestine Herald-Press prints local players who have done the best throughout the previous season.
This year, the Dogwood Circle area was honored to have three players nominated to the All-State team.
H.S. Volleyball: Westwood's Mi'Kayla Benson, Neeli Hardison and Natali Muniz earn All-State honors
The Westwood Lady Panthers had a special year in volleyball this past season — ending it with ending a Regional appearance in the playoffs.
Along with making to that point in the playoffs, Westwood also dominated district play by going undefeated during the season.
H.S. Football: Cayuga Wildcat running back Keshawn Jackson named to first team All-State as a junior
Before this past season began, Cayuga's Keshawn Jackson wasn’t even a running back. Now, he has been named to the first team All-State team.
Jackson finished the season with 1,878 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns, with Cayuga coach Russell Holden stating that Jackson was someone he could count on all season long when the Wildcats got into a jam.
Local fifth grader finishes third in Las Vegas youth bull riding event
Most fifth graders’ hobbies include playing video games, watching TV or playing sports.
Jacoby Campbell, a Palestine local, just placed third in the Chris Shivers Invitation for the Junior Mini Bull division in Las Vegas.
H.S. Basketball: Ladycats took on the Ladycats in this battle of Dogwood Circle teams
A defensive battle showed itself on the hardwood Tuesday night as the Palestine Ladycats and the Cayuga Ladycats played each other.
The Palestine Ladycats came away with the 38-34 win, and both sides played exceptional defense.
H.S. Basketball: Westwood makes it to overtime with Bullard but comes up short, 68-60
A full 32 minutes wasn’t enough to decide a victor in Thursday morning’s matchup between the Westwood Panthers and Bullard at the East Texas Shootout tournament, taking place in Brownsboro this week.
The Panthers couldn’t finish in overtime as they lost to Bullard 68-60, but Westwood coach Scott Nettles said the performance was promising.
H.S. Basketball: Westwood loses a tough game on the road to Brownsboro
The Westwood Panthers couldn’t come away from Brownsboro with a win on Tuesday night as they fell to the Bears, 58-42.
The first half of the game was completely controlled by Brownsboro, as it got out to a 15-6 lead after the first quarter.
H.S. Basketball: The Palestine Wildcats take down the Elkhart Elks on Tuesday night, 82-53
After a sluggish start in the first half, Palestine’s Jarrell Owens helped the Wildcats pick things up for the team, leading them to an 82-53 win against Elkhart on Tuesday in Palestine.
Owens put up a game-high 18 points in the varsity boys basketball game, most of which were scored in the second half.
H.S. Football: Class 1A District 6 Full District Honors
Most Valuable Player
• Tamarcus Sheppard: Italy
Offensive Most Valuable Player
• Keshawn Jackson: Cayuga
Defensive Most Valuable Player
• Zain Byers: Italy
Newcomer of the Year
• Wayne Arellano: Itasca
Coach of the Year
• Charles Tindol and Staff:Italy
H.S. Basketball: Westwood drops a close game to the No. 10 San Augustine Wolves on Thursday night, 63-54
On Thursday night, the Westwood Panthers’ boys basketball team took on the No. 10 team in Class 1A DI and fought hard.
Although the Panthers lost to San Augustine 63-54, there was much improvement from the game at home against Oakwood Tuesday.
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