Brock ISD added a new face to its athletic leadership team, approving Alex Stephenson as the new head girls basketball coach at Monday night's meeting.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as a first- and second-team rosters comprised of basketball players from private high schools in Parker and Palo Pinto counties. The All-Private School Girls Team relies on coaches’ nominations, statistics and input from Weatherford Democrat employees.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as a first-team roster comprised of basketball players from private high schools in Parker and Palo Pinto counties. The All-Private School Team includes input from coaches, statistics and Weatherford Democrat employees.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as a first-team and second-team rosters comprised of players from all seven Parker County UIL high school boys’ baseball teams.
After entering the conference postseason tournament as the No. 5 seed, the Weatherford College Lady Coyote basketball team completed their third upset win in a row Tuesday night, beating Grayson College in the championship game in Denison, 91-89.
The Mineral Wells soccer team isn't done yet. The Rams powered through the next phase of playoffs with a 3-2 win over Castleberry Tuesday night in the Class 4A Region I semifinal.
Anyone attending a Weatherford Kangaroos baseball game for the past 20 years can envision the familiar cadence of Clif Tramel announcing the names of players.
Weatherford College's Diamond Sweats and Adela Valkova each poured in 20 points in the Lady Coyotes' basketball playoff win at Temple College Wednesday night.
High school football games are months away, but the players don’t wait until the season starts to work themselves into shape. They were running sprints at Rams Stadium during a recent warm spell — and might have been wishing for a return to snowmageddon. Under the bright afternoon sun, all of the players were struggling and one began to flag.
Weatherford College rodeo brought home the Men's Team All-Around Title, Women's Team Reserve Title and three individual event championships from the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo held March 18-20.
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…
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.
TYLER – For the first time in six years, the Palestine Wildcats are returning to the playoffs, a joyous occasion for the Palestine community.
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…
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…
PALESTINE – The Palestine Wildcats inched closer to ending their three-year playoff drought, following the team's 21-7 defeat of Kilgore Friday night.
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.
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 …
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…
WESTWOOD – In thrilling fashion, the Westwood Panthers secured their first district win in a 31-28 overtime victory over the Trinity Tigers behind a 37-yard kick from Travis Jones.
VAN — Palestine headed to Van Friday after a big win over Henderson in their district opener. While that solid victory was a confidence booster, PHS harbored no false expectations of an easy contest in this District 10-4A, Division 1 meeting. Sure enough, early errors and questionable penalt…
CAYUGA -- The Cayuga Wildcats opened their District 9, 2A, Division 1, competition with a tough matchup at Scarborough Stadium Friday. After a bye week, the 'Cats hosted the Centerville Tigers which Coach Cody Mohan had called "the team to beat in our district", adding, "They are really good…
PALESTINE – A chilly 46-degree night couldn't keep the Palestine Wildcats' offense from heating up in a 41-19 district opener win over the Henderson Lions.
OAKWOOD -- With starter Key’Undre Davis sidelined in an ankle boot, the remaining nine Oakwood Panthers gamely faced a visiting mob from Union Hill at the OHS Homecoming game Friday night. The Bulldog pack was athletic and numbered twenty strong, but the Panthers, led by senior Jerimiah Sarg…
ELKHART – A series of mishaps and lapses marred what was otherwise a solid performance by an improving Elkhart Elks (4-2, 1-1). Their 48-22 loss to the Franklin Lions (5-1, 2-0) Friday night could have went the other way, without some glaring mistakes and missed opportunities.
Cross-county rivals Elkhart and Westwood squared off Friday at Panther Stadium and both sets of bleachers were packed for the District 11-3A-Division 1 opener. Fans were rewarded with a tight contest in the first half, but Elkhart controlled the clock -- and ultimately the game -- in the sec…
PALESTINE – A night that started with a joyous homecoming celebration at Palestine High School ended in disarray and disappointment, with Palestine's 24-20 loss to the Crandall Pirates.
WESTWOOD – A year ago, the Westwood Panthers sat in a similar predicament entering their fourth game. And, as like Deja Vu, the Panthers fell to 1-3 following a, 62-36, defeat at the hands of West Rusk.
ELKHART — A Homecoming crowd packed the football stadium at Elkhart High School Friday when the Elks faced West Sabine, another team boasting a 3-0 record this season. It was a hard-fought game and the Elks never quit, but penalties, a back-breaking goal-line turnover, and the Cardinals' con…
The Palestine Wildcats picked up their second-straight victory with a, 56-35, win over the Fairfield Eagles. The Wildcats have been the direct inverse of what people observed in their first two games.
The Westwood Panthers fought through some bad breaks and treated a Homecoming crowd with a 34-6 win over Eustace in their home opener on Friday.
PALESTINE — Trailing by 20 points at halftime, Jacksonville rallied in the second half to edge Palestine, 49-48, on Friday evening at Wildcat Stadium in the annual battle between Hwy. 79 rivals.
ELKHART – The Elkhart Elks performed their own rendition of John Elway's “The Drive” in their Friday night home victory against the Frankston Indians.
BUFFALO -- The Westwood Panthers headed west up Hwy 79 on Friday, looking for win at Buffalo -- and they almost had it. After jumping out to a two-touchdown early lead, the Panthers held on for a one-point advantage after three quarters. Things fell apart for the Panthers in the final quarte…
CENTERVILLE — After spotting Centerville 7 points in the first quarter, the Elkhart football team got down to business and pounded out 34 unanswered points on their way to a 34-14 win in the season opener. The Elks’ coaching staff utilized all of their offensive arsenal and the defense came …
PALESTINE – A tale of two halves is how some will remember the 2019 home opener for the Palestine Wildcats. A 20-20 score at half ended in a 46-27 defeat to Waco Connally for head coach Lance Angel and his football team.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.
This Week's Circulars
Horace David Smith was an only son of HG & Lila Smith, born Jan. 20, 1942, in Palestine. He passed March 19, 2021 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. He was 79 years old. He graduated from Palestine High School in 1960 and was Palestines first all-state basketball player. While attending The Univer…
Eric Lamar Birdow, 38, of Palestine, Tx. passed away on April 28, 2021 in Tyler, Tx. Viewing will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral will be held on Saturday May 8, 2021 at Salt Works Road Church of Christ at 11 a.m. with a private family burial to follow. Emanuel …
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