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HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen F. Austin received postseason bans for having low scores on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate and agreed Wednesday to several sanctions including probation, scholarship reductions and the forfeiture of wins for the improper certification of 82 student-athletes.

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Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay didn't just create ripples with fans. It caused networks to drastically rework their last-minute requests with the NFL scheduling office to make sure the Buccaneers got as many high-profile dates as possible.

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Eight months after Palestine closed the Palestine Athletic Complex, city officials continue to seek ways to make the complex ADA-compliant. Meantime, however, Little League baseball is cancelled for this season.

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The University Interscholastic League remains uncertain when high school sports will resume.

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With spring sports currently suspended, the Palestine Herald Press wants to continue showcasing and spotlighting the unique senior athletes of Anderson County. If you're an Anderson County senior who competes in spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire…

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Former multi-sports Frankston high school star and Texas A&M junior wide receiver Kendrick Rogers, continues his football dream as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys, he announced Saturday on his Twitter.

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Today's featured male athlete is Neches' Caleb Davilla. Davilla is a two-sport athlete for the Neches Tigers. He was a state qualifier in cross country and a member of their baseball team. He will be attending Texas State Technical College to pursue a degree in electrical lineman technology.

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Today's featured female athlete is Palestine's Jennifer Aguilar. Aguilar is a four-year player for the Ladycats soccer team. She will be attending Angelina college to pursue her Nursing degree. 

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Today's second featured male athlete is Slocum's Dustin Fletcher. Fletcher is a two-sport athlete for Slocum and was a part of their 2018 1A State championship team. He plans on attending climbing school and securing employment with an energy delivery company. 

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The second featured female athlete is Cayuga's Kay Banta. Banta is a member of the band and Cayuga's bass fishing team. She's been a regional qualifier for in band two years in a row and held the position of having “big bass of the year” for Cayuga. She made it to state in 2019. She plans to…

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One of today's featured male athlete is Elkhart's Ky Thomas. Thomas is a four-sport athlete for the Elks. He is a state qualifier in track, Elkhart's record holder in Shot Put and Discus and a Regional Discus Champion. Thomas will be attending SFA to play football, track and field and study …

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One of today's featured female athletes is Neches' Hannah Lovelady. Lovelady was a member of both their softball and rodeo team. She's an All-District catcher and will continue her rodeo career at TVCC while she is studying physical therapy.

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Today's featured female athlete is Elkhart's Gracie Claire Johnson. Johnson was Newcomer of the Year her Freshman Year, Pitcher of the Year her sophomore and junior years. She was also selected to play in the FCA All-Star Softball Game in June. 

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Today's featured male athlete is Palestine's Christian Hutchinson. Hutchinson is a 2x first-team All-State Goalkeeper, 3x first-team All-East Texas player and 3x first-team All-Region player and 2x District Goalkeeper of the Year. 

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Today's featured female athlete is Elkhart's Chloe Ives. Ives is a two-sport athlete for the Lady Elks and qualified for her first state powerlifting meet this year. She was ranked number one in the region for her weight class. 

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Today's featured male athlete is Neches' Carlos Quistian. Quistian is a three-sport athlete for the Tigers and was apart of the Tigers 2018-19 regional qualifying basketball team. He will attend Texas State Technical College and plans to major in their Electrical Lineman program.

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Today's featured female athlete is Westwood's Ashlyn Jones. Jones was an instrumental piece for the Lady Panther soccer team and was Goalie of the Year during her junior year. She will attend Texas College in Tyler to major in Physical Education. 

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Today's featured male athlete is Elkhart's Holden Bush. Bush is a three-sport athlete for the Elks, an All-District football player and won Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the 2019 ACYLA Show. He will be attending the Coast Guard Academy and plans on majoring in business.

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Today's featured male athlete is Cayuga's Kade Watson. Watson is a four-year varsity player for the Wildcats baseball team. He's a two-time All-District baseball player and will be attending TVCC after high school. 

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Today's featured female athlete is Palestine's Melissa Giron. Giron is a member of the Ladycats soccer team and was named a first-team All-Region player last season. She will attend Angelina College to major in biology. 

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Today's featured male athlete is Elkhart's Cade Starr. Starr is a three-sport athlete for the Elks and a multi-sport All-District player. He will join his dad in helping with their family business after high school. 

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Today's featured female athlete is Neches' Michelle Whitfield. Whitfield is a four-year varsity starter for the Lady Tigers softball team and first-team All-District player. She will be attending UT Tyler to major in Nursing.

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Today's featured male athlete is Palestine's Joel "JJ" Garcia. Garcia is two-sports athlete for the Wildcats and helped Palestine's soccer team reach back-to-back appearances in the state tournament. He will be attending Jacksonville College to play soccer. 

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Today's featured female athlete is Elkhart's Arrana Gonzalez. Gonzalez was a member of the Lady Elks softball team and a regional qualifier in powerlifting. She will be attending Angelina College to become a nurse practitioner

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Today's featured male athlete is Cayuga's Dalton Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is a three-sport athlete for the Wildcats. After high school, he plans to attend a trade school.  

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Today's featured female athlete is Westwood's Sheyla Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a two-sport athlete for the Lady Panthers. She plans to attend Texas College to continue her soccer career and study to become a registered nurse. 

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Today's featured female athletes is Palestine's Ka'Zem Wood. Wood is a five-sport athlete for the Ladycats and a decorated player for Palestine's softball team. She will attend Trinidad State College in Colorado on a softball scholarship.  

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Today's featured female athlete is Cayuga's Madison Willoughby. Willoughby is a two-sport athlete for the Ladycats and a possible future doctor.

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Today's featured male athlete is Elkhart's Colton Wesley Parker. Parker is a three-sport athlete for the Elks and a future game developer. He will be attending Tyler Junior College in the fall.

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Today's featured female athlete is Elkhart's Ashlyn Mattern. Mattern was the catcher for the Lady Elks, a multiple time first-team All-district softball player and the reigning Catcher of the Year. Along with her feature, she also left a note for their pitcher, Gracie Johnson.

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Today's featured male athlete is Palestine's Will Quarles. Quarles was a member of Palestine's golf team. He placed third twice this year and helped the Wildcats win their last two tournaments. They also never finished lower than second place in any tournament. 

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Today's featured female athlete is Slocum's Hannah Easley. Easley is back-to-back state champion in softball and the lone senior of their 2020 team. Easley will attend the University Of Mary Hardin Baylor to become a physical therapist.

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Today's featured male athlete is Neches' Kellar-Scout Helms. Kellar is a three-sport athlete at Neches and is a former stolen bases leader in Class 1A. 

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Today's featured female athlete is Palestine's Brynna McGuire. McGuirre was the pitcher for the Palestine Ladycats and is a multiple All-District softball honoree. She will attend North Platte Community College in Nebraska to play Softball.

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Today's featured male athlete is Cayuga's Connor Daniel. Daniel is a five-sport athlete for the Cayuga Wildcats. Daniel is a former District 19-2A Pitcher of the Year and helped Cayuga outscore their past last two baseball opponents 19-3.

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The second featured female athlete is Neches' Madison Catchot. Catchot is a member of the Lady Tigers softball team and is a two-time state champion with Neches' volleyball team. She's also one of two TGCA Academic All-State area volleyball players.

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Doubleheader today. The first featured female athlete is Westwood's Shamaya Downie. Downie is a three-sport athlete for the Lady Panthers, but more recently was a regional-qualifier in powerlifting and was making her case for a State appearance in Track and Field with four straight first-pla…

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Today's featured male athlete is Elkhart's Brennan Cole Evans. Evans was the outfielder for the Elks this past season. Of their nine stat-recorded games, Evans had six assists, 11 putouts and an 89.5% fielding percentage.

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The Elkhart Elks snagged a late lead and defeated the Muenster Hornets 11-10 on Saturday. The game was tied at nine with Elkhart batting in the top of the seventh when an error scored one run for the Elks.

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The Westwood Lady Panthers took the lead late in the game in their 21-11 victory over Groesbeck Friday. The game was tied at nine with Westwood batting in the top of the eighth when Taelor Herrington doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

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Obituaries

Robert A. Finley, Sr. went home to be with the lord on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at the age of 72 years old. He was born into the union of Bob Lanier Finley and Frances Louise Register Finley on October 28, 1947. He was a congenial man with an easy-going personality that was displayed in his k…

Martha Jewell Maddox Penland Reed Left this earth the morning of March 22 2020 to be with our Lord and Savior. Born February 28, 1941 Martha was preceded in death by her first husband and father of their children, Marcus Penland Sr., father, Harvey Maddox, mother, Birdie Maddox, brothers, Da…