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PALESTINE – The Ladycats finished the 2019 season with a 13-25 record, and the veteran squad will lose a good chunk of its core to graduation. Katie Litynesky, Ke'Ondra White, Raina Hanzik, Ka'zem Wood, Chynna Logan, and Shayla Arthur are all set for graduation in 2020.

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GROESBECK – The Grapeland Sandies went into their bi-district round matchup against the Frost Polar Bears and showed why they were the overwhelming favorites.

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JACKSONVILLE – The Cayuga Wildcats goal this season was to stack back-to-back good years together. After a few up-and-down campaigns, the Wildcats are in the playoffs for the second-straight year.

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GRAPELAND – Grapeland softball pitcher Cadie Belle Currie signed her letter of intent Wednesday to join St. Edward University's softball team next fall. The all-state softball player finally put pen to paper after months of being verbally committed to St. Edwards.

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FORNEY – When head coach Lance Angel returned to Palestine in May his main goal was to restore a playoff tradition in the Wildcat community. Palestine reached that goal and added in a second-place finish in the dreaded “District of Doom.”

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PALESTINE – Palestine high school saw two Wildcats put ink to their letter of intent to go play on the collegiate level. Wildcat basketball player Enoch Fatade signed his letter-of-intent with Tyler Junior College. Ladycat softball player Ka'Zem Wood inked her letter-of-intent to join Trinid…

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ROUND ROCK – The Palestine, Oakwood, Cayuga, Neches and Slocum cross country programs were all represented well at the UIL State Cross Country meet Saturday in Round Rock.

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OAKWOOD -- Oakwood’s Panther six-man football team has big goals for this season -- the first of which was to repeat as District 13-1A-Div 2 champions.  Standing in the way were the Trinadad Trojans, also ranked high in the six man polls.  When the teams lined up Friday night at Panther Stad…

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CAYUGA – The Cayuga Wildcats handled business at home with a 34-14 victory over the winless Cross Roads Bobcats. The playoff scenario was simple for the Wildcats Friday night – win and they're in. The win sets Cayuga up with a matchup against the Alto YellowJackets next week.

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LUFKIN – The Cayuga Ladycats overcame a first-set defeat to Normangee Tuesday night and stormed back to secure a four-set victory at Fairfield High School – 21-25, 26-24. 25-22. 25-16.

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NORTH ZULCH – The Westwood Lady Panthers were faced with a daunting task of taking down the state's 25th ranked volleyball program, Lexington Lady Eagles, in the class 3A Region III bi-district round.

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TYLER – The Ladycats playoff celebration lasted but so long following their three-set defeat at the hands of the Carthage Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night.

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ELKHART -- There was a lot riding on the Elks’ home game Friday. They needed a win over Coldspring-Oakhurst to clinch a playoff spot, not mention getting revenge for COHS’ denying them that privilege last year. The weight of the game was palatable ... and Coach Jason Fiacco’s Elks came to th…

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The Sandies became the first team in Grapeland since 1979 to win back-to-back district titles following their 35-0 domination of West Hardin Friday. Head coach Terry Ward said last wee’s experience against The Woodlands Christian Academy was “humbling” and he wanted to build some momentum be…

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NECHES – Since the Neches Lady Tigers volleyball team reached the mountain top last year, expectations for this year's squad has been for another run at a state title.

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PALESTINE – The Palestine Ladycats clinched their third consecutive playoff birth with their sweep of Mexia Friday night – 25-22, 25-19, 28-26. Shayla Arthur had 13 kills and 9 digs on the night. Ka'Zem Wood had 8 kills, 15 assists and 8 digs. Katie Litynesky had a team-high 24 assists. Ke'o…

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PALESTINE -- The Palestine Wildcats (3-5, 1-2), plagued by their worst offensive output of the season Friday night, fell 43-0 to the state-ranked Carthage Bulldogs at home.

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FRANKSTON -- The Frankston Indians hosted the Quitman Bulldogs on a slip'n'slide field at Jeff and Opal Austin Stadium on Friday. While the chilly wind and constant drizzle kept both bleachers thinned out, the Frankston Faithful were rewarded with a big win. Junior quarterback Brink Bizzell …

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AUSTIN – Palestine's first Capital to Coast relay team, “Ruck this Fun,” will compete this weekend in the state's longest running relay, stretching from Austin to Corpus Christi. 

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The Cayuga High School bass fishing team had four teams place at the Richland Chambers tournament this past weekend. The group weighed in eight fish for a total weight of 22.24 pounds.

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GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Sandies rolled over the Lovelady Lions 53-16 Friday night. BJ Lamb got the Sandies on the board first when he connected with Keizion Ashord on a 56-yard touchdown. After a turnover on downs from Lovelady, Lamb continued to feed his receivers with a 19-yard touchdown…

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Services for Henry C. Michalak,97,of Palestine will be 1:00pm Wednesday,November 20,2019 at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home. Military graveside will be1:00pm Friday, November 22,2019 at South Park Cemetery in Pearland. Mr. Michalak died Thursday,November 14,2019. View online www.herri…

Marjory Maffitt Jones, daughter of James Ulric "Shorty" & Marjory Kingsbury Maffitt, passed away Nov. 15, 2019, in Stillwater, Ok.

Funeral services for Robert Douglas "Bob" Hullett, age 84, of Palestine are scheduled for 10 AM Friday, November 22, 2019 at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Chapel in Palestine. Graveside services will follow at 2 PM at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite. Arrangements are under the dire…