Alecia Rivera-Scott scored 13 points as the Lufkin Lady Panthers rounded out the first half of district action with a 41-36 win over the Nacogdoches Lady Dragons in Nacogdoches Tuesday night.

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DIBOLL — The Pineywoods Community Academy Lady Wolves put together two big scoring runs — one each in the second and third quarters — and used those to hold on for a 48-43 win over Diboll’s Lady ’Jacks Tuesday night in Diboll.

Two weekends, six games, six wins and no losses. It’s been quite a start to the season for the Lufkin Panthers’ soccer team as they are coming off a championship in the Longview tournament this past weekend.

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FRISCO — The Southland Conference Board of Directors has approved a modified schedule format for the 2021 baseball conference season in which member institutions will play 40 league games. Each of the school’s 10 previously scheduled weekend series will expand from a three-game series to fou…

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Struggling throughout the weekend, the Lufkin Lady Panthers’ soccer team found itself 30 minutes away from going winless in its own showcase. Ten minutes and four goals later, those frustrations were a distant memory as the Lady Panthers hit their stride just in time for a 5-1 victory over t…

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Luis Flores delivered his third hat trick of the season as the Lufkin Panthers remained unbeaten with a 3-1 win over the Tyler Legacy Red Raiders in the championship game of the Longview tournament Saturday afternoon.

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Tori Coleman scored a game-high 21 points and the Lufkin Lady Panthers finished a spirited contest with the last 9 points on their way to a hard-fought 51-44 win over the Tyler High Lady Lions in District 16-5A hoops action Friday night.

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The Lufkin Panthers know they’ve got a nearly unstoppable weapon in Luis Flores. On Friday night, they showed they’re still pretty dangerous even when he’s held in check.

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TYLER — After dropping district openers on Tuesday, both Lufkin and Tyler wanted to get into the win column on Friday.

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HUNTINGTON — Diboll’s Lumberjacks used a 21-point first quarter and a relentless transition game to hammer Huntington’s Red Devils 72-48 Friday in Huntington, taking over sole possession of first place in District 21-3A.

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With the complex move of Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State, Lamar and Abilene Christian, along with Southern Utah, to the Western Athletic Conference, there are a number of questions that arise. Here are some common questions about the move and their answers.

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Jenna Barnes recorded a hat trick, six different Tyler Legacy players scored goals and the Lady Raiders dominated from the opening kickoff on their way to a 9-0 win over the Lufkin Lady Panthers on the second day of the Lady Panther Showcase at Jase Magers Soccer Field Friday night.

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The 2021 Toyota ShareLunker program is off and running. Texas Parks & Wildlife’s spawning and genetics research program accepted two Legacy Class entries from Sam Rayburn and Lake Austin in less than a week.

Anyone who likes a good story about a young hunter and a salty ol’ whitetail buck is sure to love the tale behind the Rains County whopper Jared Bagley, of Emory, brought down with his bow and arrow during the early days of the 2020-21 archery only season.

ATHENS — Water level is about 71/2 inches high and fairly clear. Water temp in the low 50s, upper 40s.

Fresh off a perfect mark in The Woodlands tournament one week earlier, the Lufkin Panthers took the Longview Lobos’ best shot for 30 minutes on Thursday night.

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As the regular season winds down, local teams are going after playoff positioning as well as district titles.

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A tough Tuesday night left the Lufkin Panthers and Lady Panthers on the wrong end of the ledger in District 16-5A basketball action. They’ll look to bounce back when they resume action against Tyler High tonight.

In an effort to prevent the violence that has marred recent games, tickets will not be on sale to the public for the Lufkin Panthers’ home basketball game against the Nacogdoches Dragons on Tuesday night.

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It was a rough opening night at the Lady Panther Showcase for the host team as Lufkin dropped a 9-0 decision to the Longview Lady Lobos.

NACOGDOCHES – Stephen F. Austin State University and the school’s athletic department made a bold statement for its future with the official announcement this week it will join the Western Athletic Conference for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond.

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On a night where every basket was a struggle, it was a rare game where it seemed like the team with the last defensive stop would get the win. Unfortunately for the Lufkin Panthers, that final stop came from a scrappy group of Whitehouse Wildcats.

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HUDSON — Hudson’s Lady Hornets on Tuesday earned their first district win in nearly two years, and they did so in highly impressive fashion.

After a tough opening week of competiton, the Lufkin Lady Panthers will look to get into the win column as they host the Lady Pack Soccer Showcase starting on Thursday.

Pineywoods got 17 points from Kiara Rodgers in a 67-13 home win over Corrigan-Camden Tuesday night.

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NACOGDOCHES — The Western Athletic Conference reportedly will announce that SFA and four other conference schools in Texas are joining its league, according to multiple published reports..

NACOGDOCHES — Last summer the NCAA handed down numerous penalties to the Stephen F. Austin Athletics Department for violations committed and not corrected back in 2014 and subsequent APR violations. One of those penalties was that the Lumberjack basketball program was to be banned from posts…

Eleven goals in two days proved the Lufkin Panthers knew how to keep the ball out of the back of their own net. In The Woodlands tournament finale Saturday morning, the Panthers showed their defense can make some noise of its own.

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Alyssa Fielder scored 16 points and the Huntsville Lady Hornets led from wire-to-wire in handing the Lufkin Lady Panthers a 45-33 setback in District 16-5A hoops action at Panther Gym Friday night.

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Scoring seven goals was an impressive start to the season for the Lufkin Panthers at The Woodlands tournament on Thursday. One day later, they showed they can win even when they aren’t at their best.

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POLLOK — Central’s Lady Bulldogs bounced back from their first district loss of the season on Tuesday with a convincing win over Pineywoods Community Academy on Friday.

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ATHENS — Water level is 9 inches high and clear. Water temp in the low 50s.

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A playoff spot is almost never won in the first week of the schedule, but it can certainly become an uphill battle.

Featuring one of the most dynamic scorers in the state, the Lufkin Panthers promise be a headache for opponents throughout the season.

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With just over a month left until the end of the regular season, several local teams are gearing up for postseason runs.

Former Lufkin Lady Panthers’ standout Natasha Mack continued her standout season for the Oklahoma State Cowgirls as she recorded the second triple-double in the program’s history in a 78-53 win over TCU in Fort Worth Wednesday night.

With the defending 16-5A champions coming to town for the district opener Tuesday night, the Lufkin Lady Panthers decided it was time to make a statement of their own. They used their trademark defense to prove their point.

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HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Devilettes and the Central Lady Dogs on Tuesday played like a pair of teams undefeated in district play.

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The Lufkin Lady Panthers made up for a tough offensive night with a lights-out defensive performance before settling for a 0-0 tie in the season opener at Jase Magers Soccer Field Tuesday night.

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As the NFL heads toward the postseason, a quartet of former Lufkin Panthers is still making their mark on the league.

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The start of a new season always has players dreaming big. Following up on those aspirations is what eventually leads to success.

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A magnificent whitetail buck shot during the 2020 youth only deer season in Kiowa County, Kansas, by 14-year-old Paslie Werth, of Cimarron, has been declared as the biggest free-ranging non-typical ever brought down by a female in North America.

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NACOGDOCHES — It’s been a season of stuttering and change for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks ... nothing like how things went for them last season in their 28-3 campaign.