Kids love to aim for the bucket in basketball games, and the guys on the Peaster Greyhound seventh grade team are no different. They are talented hoopsters accustomed to swishing nets.
Millsap senior Weston Moore signed a letter of intent to play football and attend Hardin-Simmons University. Surrounded by family, teammates and friends at the Bulldog Gymnasium on Wednesday, Moore said he owed much of the credit to the coaching staff led by Jacob Johnson.
It’s not that Peaster wasn’t athletic minded. The school has produced successful baseball and basketball teams for years. Its roundballers won state titles in 1999 and 2000 and were state finalists in 2020. The girls volleyball team reached the state finals in 2016.
Playing basketball on Poolville’s varsity team this year helped to pull 17-year-old Allen Howell out of his autistic shell. Being part of a team and overcoming his trepidation about fast-moving objects and loud noises has made him more confident than ever, his parents said.
Below is a list of superlative awards and a first-team roster composed of players from private high schools in Parker and Palo Pinto Counties.
The Community Christian Warriors battled to a one-point victory over Highlands on Tuesday night, sealing a 52-51 squeaker at the final buzzer. Afterward, amid the celebrations, the team proffered a question to Head Coach Brian Rodricks.
Mineral Wells ISD has named coaches Seth Hobbs and Anthony Raffaele as the new athletic directors — Hobbs over the boys' programs and Raffaele over the girls' programs.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as first- and second-team rosters composed of players from all five UIL-sanctioned high schools from Palo Pinto County.
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
Services for John Richard Kelley, age 95, are pending at Rhone Funeral Home. Mr. Kelley passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Windermere at Cartmell in Palestine. To leave online condolences visit www.rhonefuneralhome.com.
Services for Jimmy Wayne Pike, age 69, of Palestine, are pending at Rhone Funeral Home. Mr. Pike passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. To leave online condolences visit www.rhonefuneralhome.com.
Services for Gregory A. Ellis 56, of Tennessee Colony are pending at Bailey & Bailey & Foster. Mr. Ellis passed away February 14th at his residence.
Services for Charles Ray Harper 90, of Palestine are pending at Bailey & Foster. Mr. Harper passed away February 18th in Tyler.
Services for Lequana Johnson 93, of Crockett are pending at Bailey & Foster. Mrs. Johnson passed away February 18th in Crockett.
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