As far as football action goes, the Lufkin Panthers know Friday’s scrimmage will have little to do with their ultimate 2019 record. However, there was still plenty of excitement in the air as the team closed in on end of the second week of summer workouts.

Sam Stevens shot a second straight 68 as he surged to to the top of the leaderboard after the second day of the APT Southside Bank Open at Crown Colony Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon.

NACOGDOCHES — By releasing the 20-game Southland Conference slate for his team’s 2019-20 season Wednesday morning, SFA men’s basketball head coach Kyle Keller put the finishing touches on a 31-game regular season schedule that begins in just over two months.

FRISCO — Each of the last two seasons have yielded Southland Conference regular season titles for the SFA volleyball team, and according to the league’s head coaches and sports information personnel the 2019 campaign will culminate with a third-straight league crown for the Ladyjacks.

Both the Lufkin Lady Panthers and the Huntington Devilettes are in similar situations as the 2019 volleyball season unfolds. Both feature rosters stocked with underclassmen after graduating key seniors last year.

The month of August usually doesn’t give many breaks from the heat for high school football players preparing for the upcoming season. This year has been no different as the season opener is just over a week away.

As one of the toughest stops on the All-Pro Tour, Lufkin’s Crown Colony Golf Club lived up to its reputation in the opening round Tuesday.

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The All-Pro Tour, a sort of “minor leagues” for prospective professional golfers, has made the Crown Colony Country Club a regular stop over the past several years as one of several tournaments on the league’s season schedule.

It’s been almost nine months since the Lufkin Panthers walked off the field after a season-ending loss in Waco. Now with the countdown down to 12 days until this season’s opener, the excitement has started to mount for the Panthers.

Angelina College head men’s basketball coach Nick Wade and assistant coach Zac Kircher had plenty of reasons to feel proud about their first seasons on the bench at AC, but what occurred after the season may be their biggest bragging point yet.

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