A banner year for the Diboll Lumberjacks led to a long list of awards as the 21-3A All-District Basketball Team was recently announced.

The pressure doesn’t come much higher when it comes to high school underclassmen. Matched up against Central Heights’ Grayson Rodriguez, Central’s Dylan Cloonan shared a bullpen with the future No. 11 pick in the MLB Draft.

Like many softball players, Lufkin’s Natalie Chavez admits to her own variety of superstitions.

Diboll standout Javaughn Luster was a driving force in sending the Lumberjacks to their deepest playoff run since the 2005 season.

Jackson Parks and Natron Wortham have been two of the driving forces behind the Lufkin Panthers’ success on the hardwood over the past two seasons.

Local high school athletes will have to wait at least a little while longer to get back on the playing field as the University Interscholastic League announced the suspension of all games and contests until at least May 4.

Being a pitcher on the softball field seems like one of the more pressure-packed positions in sports.

The same strengths that make Cy Murphy a top-notch high school starter are sure to make him a threat at the collegiate level.

If there’s a pitching situation, Sam Belasco has been in it. From pre-district tournaments to playoff starts, the Hudson Hornets have never been shy about handing the ball to their reliable lefty.

Knowing the UIL sports world was set for at least a two-week hiatus starting today, the Lufkin Panthers and Hudson Hornets gladly waited out an hour-long lightning delay in the first inning before getting down to business.

It was a bizarre weekend at the Pete Runnels Texas Shootout. For those just watching the action on the field, it seemed like business as usual.

Rachel Bonnin scored a pair of goals and the Lufkin Lady Panthers moved within a win of the District 16-5A championship with a 3-1 victory over the Whitehouse Lady Cats at Jase Magers Soccer Field on Friday night.

A day after winning back-to-back games for the first time this season, the Lufkin Panthers took a step back as they dropped consecutive games on the second day of the Pete Runnels Texas Shootout at Morris Frank Park Friday afternoon.

Scott Sherlock delivered a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning as the New Caney Porter Spartans escaped with a 2-1 win over the Hudson Hornets on the second day of the Pete Runnels Texas Shootout at Morris Frank Park on Friday afternoon.

Angelina College and local high schools were the latest to be hit with cancellations and postponements due to the COVID-19 outbreak as announcements were made on Friday afternoon.

Back-to-back road tournaments left the Lufkin Panthers looking for answers ahead of the upcoming district opener.

Quint Graves was strong on the mound, Ben Penn provided lockdown defense in his season debut and the Hudson Hornets ended a recent hitting sllump by taking a hard-fought 6-4 win over the New Caney Porter Spartans in the opening game of the Pete Runnels Texas Shootout at Morris Frank Park Thu…

Hunter Smith hit a home run in the seventh inning as the Diboll Lumberjacks took a 6-5 win over the Center Roughriders in the Rusk tournament Thursday.

It’s been a rough road for the Lufkin Panthers in the first two weeks of the season. A brutal schedule mixed with some inconsistent play has left the team struggling in the early going.

Saylor Williams struck out 13 batters in a complete-game shutout as the Jacksonville Fightin’ Maidens rolled to an 11-0 win over the Lufkin Lady Panthers in District 16-5A softball action at Morris Frank Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Ty Roman struck out 14 in a complete game as the Diboll Lumberjacks rallied with two sixth-inning runs to take a 2-1 win over the Woodville Eagles in the district opener in Diboll Tuesday night.

HUNTINGTON — Huntington’s Kaden Reep kept Hudson hitters off balance most of the night and the Red Devils capitalized on one forgettable inning of Hornets’ defense on the way to a 4-1 win in the District 20-4A opener here Tuesday night.

Huntington’s MaKenzie Hale recently earned Defensive Player of the Year honors as the 20-3A All-District Team was recently announced.

Ashtyn Alvarez and Skyler Martin smacked homers and Kayla Palomino pitched a complete game three-hit shutout as the Diboll Lady Jacks gave head coach Hayland Hardy his 400th career head coaching win in a 12-0 victory over Woodville Tuesday night.

Lexi Windsor got the win in the pitching circle and smacked a two-run homer at the plate as the Central Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 17-1 win over the Corrigan-Camden Lady Bulldogs in district action in Corrigan Monday night.

A remarkable ride that led to a district title and the team’s first trip to the regional tournament in 15 years landed the Diboll Lumberjacks a single step short of the state tournament. Unfortunately for Diboll, Duke Lawniczak, Dante Eldridge and the No. 4 Coldspring Trojans were there to s…

The Lufkin Panthers closed out the Brazoswood/Brazosport tournament by battling to a 1-1 tie with Brazoswood on Saturday morning.

Hudson Lady Hornets’ head soccer coach Derek Lillard reached a career milestone on Friday night as he recorded his 200th career coaching victory.

The Diboll Lumberjacks insisted they weren’t simply happy to be at the regional tournament. Thanks to big nights from Javaughn Luster and Jorrin Thompson, they’re now one win away from state.

Lufkin head coach David McPherson admits he’s starting to run out of adjectives to describe sensational scorer Luis Flores. Opposing coaches seem to have run out of ways to stop him.

Hunter Ditsworth allowed no earned runs over six innings as the Lufkin Panthers bounced back from an earlier loss with a 9-4 win over Brazosport on the second day of the Brazosport/Brazoswood tournament Friday afternoon.

The Diboll Lumberjacks rolled to a pair of shutout wins in the Groveton tournament on Friday.

The Lufkin Panthers know exactly how dangerous they can be when they are at the top of their game. A season-opening stretch in which the team didn’t lose a game over a six-week span showed they were legitimate threats both in district and in the playoffs.

The No. 4 Diboll Lady Jacks kept up their recent hot streak by rolling to a pair of wins in the Colmesneil/Woodville tournament on Thursday.

A season that saw the Lufkin Lady Panthers’ basketball team exceed almost all expectations earned several of those players postseason awards, which were recently announced. Six different players receiving mention on the 16-5A All-District Team.

Diboll Lumberjacks’ head coach J.J. Davis has stressed throughout the playoffs that easy matchups no longer exist. That will be on display on Friday night when the Class 3A Region III tournament gets underway at Waco Midway High School.

The Lufkin Panthers’ baseball team put together a challenging tournament schedule in order to be prepared for the district slate in two weeks.

The Diboll Lumberjacks used an all-out defensive effort to fight their way to the third round of the playoffs. With a regional tournament berth on the line, the entire team laid it on the line.

Luis Flores recorded a hat trick as the Lufkin Panthers picked up an impressive 3-1 road win over the Nacogdoches Dragons in District 16-5A soccer action Tuesday night.

HUDSON — Kinley Evans dominated in the pitching circle, Tasha Pierce and Madi Ulrich delivered the big hits at the plate and the Hudson Lady Hornets took advantage of a forgettable night of Lufkin defense on their way to an 11-1 win over the Lady Panthers in non-district action here Tuesday night.

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