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A Nov. 5 showdown for the district title seems like a foregone conclusion as the Diboll Lumberjacks and Coldspring Trojans stand atop 9-3A DI with undefeated records.

DENVER — SFA women’s basketball has been tabbed as the runners-up in the 2021-22 WAC basketball campaign by the leagues coaches, per a conference release on Tuesday morning.

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The College Station Cougars have leveled all competition in their path on their way to a No. 2 state ranking and a tie for the top spot in 8-5A DI.

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Sports editor Josh Havard held a question-and-answer session with Lufkin head coach Todd Quick on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers had their bye week following a 56-7 loss to the College Station Cougars. Lufkin plays at Cleveland at 7 p.m. Friday.

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There have been plenty of “firsts” in this 2021 Angelina College soccer season, including a presence in the national polls for both the Lady Roadrunners and Roadrunners.

TYLER — Carthage is once again the unanimous No. 1 team in the Class 6A/5A/4A portion of the #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 following Week 8 of the high school football season.

Former Lufkin standout Jadrian Taylor was honored for an outstanding showing for the UTEP Miners as he was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.

PALESTINE — The Diboll Lumberjacks raced out to a huge halftime lead and the defense took over from there en route to a dominating 35-0 win over Palestine Westwood in District 9-3A DI action here Friday night.

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HUNTINGTON — Sophomore Elijah Mansfield baffled the Trinity defense and the Red Devils’ defense dominated the Tigers throughout the night as Huntington coasted to a 27-6 win in District 9-3A DI action here Friday night.

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Angelina College head women’s basketball coach Byron Coleman said it best in his opening remarks: “It’s good to be back.”

ATHENS — Water level is 2 inches low and clear. Water temp in the upper 70s. Fishing guide Jim Brack says school bass have been active on points, hitting small Flukes, white spinnerbaits and topwaters. Outside grass edges in 8-12 feet holding better quality fish on Senkos and jigs. Crappie a…

William DeWare of New Braunfels topped a field of 850 anglers to win the Sealy Outdoors Fall Shootout Oct. 9-10 on Sam Rayburn.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department fisheries scientists recently launched a pilot study at Toledo Bend Reservoir aimed at finding an explanation as to why hydrilla and other types of aquatic vegetation have not rebounded after vanishing from the Texas/Louisiana border lake roughly six years ago.

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It’s been a rough road for the Huntington Red Devils as they have dropped six of their first seven games of the season. They’ll look to turn the momentum back in the right direction as they host a struggling Trinity Tigers team tonight.

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One of the toughest seasons in recent memory has left the Lufkin Panthers almost guaranteed of missing the postseason for the first time since 1997, ending one of the longest stretches in the state.

The Lufkin Panthers and Lady Panthers made themselves at home by sweeping the District 16-5A cross country meet, which was held in wet conditions in Lufkin Thursday morning.

It was another huge day for the Hudson cross country program as it continued its reign atop the district by sweeping the 17-4A meet on Wednesday afternoon.

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The Central Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are headed to the regional meet with some extra hardware in hand after sweeping the District 21-3A cross country championship on Wednesday night.

In its five short years in existence, Angelina College’s soccer program has experienced some big wins. However, Wednesday night’s action ended with two of the biggest victories in the program’s history.

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A strong service game, hard hitters attacking the nets and an offense moving at a perfect rhythm — all those elements were on display for the No. 8 Lufkin Lady Panthers in Tuesday’s sweep of Jacksonville at Panther Gym.

Sports editor Josh Havard held a question-and-answer session with Lufkin head coach Todd Quick on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers fell to 2-5 overall and 1-4 in district action with a 56-7 loss to the No. 2 College Station Cougars on Friday night. Lufkin has a bye this week before returning …

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A nine-team district can lead to all sorts of scenarios when it comes to playoff positioning. Last season, 8-5A DI came down to the final week with seven teams going after four spots.

TYLER — Carthage, Texas High and Van are the only three undefeated East Texas teams remaining in Class 6A/5A/4A.

NACOGDOCHES — The 2021 season has been an explosive — yet disappointing season in some ways — for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team, as they came within seven yards in the final 1:07 of defeating FBS Power 5 opponent Texas Tech (28-22) and a 51-yard field goal with 40 seconds le…

The Grapeland Sandies added to the Groveton Indians’ woes with a 56-7 win in Groveton Friday night.

ATHENS — Water level is about full pool and clear. Water temp in the upper 70s.

DIBOLL — The Diboll Lumberjacks are playing their best football when it means the most as they extended their win streak to three games with a 50-15 win over the Elkhart Elks in District 9-3A DII action at Lumberjack Stadium Friday night.

It’s officially an uphill climb for the Lufkin Panthers. Three losses in the first four district games have left Lufkin on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.

The Lufkin Panthers raced to the 5A-6A title while the Hudson Lady Hornets kept up their strong running with the team championship in the 1A-4A girls race at the Lufkin Coca-Cola Classic Invitational Wednesday.

Some early season struggles are a thing of the past as the Diboll Lumberjacks have hit their stride with the start of district action.

It wasn’t long ago that Cody Stafford was simply surviving in the Lufkin football program. He said it was a shock when he was placed on the Freshman “B Team” and admits he thought about simply leaving the program behind.

NACOGDOCHES — SFA men’s basketball head coach Kyle Keller revealed the full 2021-22 schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The 31-game slate features two neutral site tournaments, including the annual Cancun Challenge in November, and a total of 22 games in the Lone Star State.

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It’s the midway point for five of the teams in District 8-5A DI as the final month of the season starts on Friday night. The four teams atop the standings have the inside track for the postseason while the others likely need to win out and hope for help.

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Hudson’s Connor Graves and Kayleigh Wagnon ran to individual titles while the Lady Hornets and Hornets swept the team championships at the Hudson Invitational Saturday morning.

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NACOGDOCHES — Despite their painful loss in the final minute at the hands of No. 1-ranked and defending FCS National Champion Sam Houston on Saturday, the Stephen F. Austin football team received respect for its hard effort by breaking into the FCS Stats Perform Top 25 national poll that was…

DENVER — Max Quick has been named TicketSmarter Special Teams Player of the Week by the league office for his performance over the weekend, according to a press release. Quick, a junior from Lufkin, notched five punts for 266 yards in the ’Jacks upset bid against rival Sam Houston.

After nearly two full weeks of road trips, Angelina College’s soccer teams returned home on Tuesday with a pair of wins over Paris Junior College.

TYLER — Carthage picked up its 34th consecutive win last week, and the Bulldogs remain in the No. 1 slot in the Class 6A/5A/4A portion of the #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 following Week 6 of the high school football season.

Sports editor Josh Havard held a question-and-answer session with Lufkin head coach Todd Quick on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers dropped a 38-27 decision to the New Caney Eagles on Friday night. Lufkin will host the College Station Cougars at 7 p.m. Friday on John Outlaw Memorial Field at A…

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HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Red Devils hung tight with Diboll for a half before the Lumberjacks flexed their muscle down the stretch on their way to a 59-24 win in District 9-3A DI action Friday night.

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NACOGDOCHES — The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks’ catch-phrase this season is “Going from good to great.” That will be put to its biggest test today when the ’Jacks renew the oldest collegiate rivalry in Texas with No. 1-ranked and defending FCS National Champion Sam Houston at NRG Stadium in…