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As the Pac 12 and Big 10 officially postponed their 2020 seasons on Tuesday afternoon, the Texas high school football season is still on track for its start.

The Huntington Devilettes’ volleyball team opened the 2020 season in impressive fashion by taking a 25-12, 25-18, 25-11 win over Kirbyville.

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NACOGDOCHES — Today could be a day of monumental decisions concerning the fall student-athletes in the Southland Conference and their fans as the universities’ presidents meet to hear recommendations that were decided Tuesday from the league’s athletic directors.

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President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport.

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A stellar career as a student-athlete gave Lufkin’s Christian Stafford the opportunity to play football for Arkansas Tech starting this coming season. He recently found out he’d get a little extra assistance along the way as he was awarded with a $1,000 scholarship from the Prairie View Inte…

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NACOGDOCHES — The COVID-19 pandemic forced a serious southern turn in college sports in mid-March when the NCAA made a nation-wide decision to cancel the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships and then the championships of all spring sports.

SFA men’s basketball assistant coaches Jeremy Cox and Wade Mason were recognized as two of the Southland Conference’s Top Five Assistants by Jeff Goodman, a national basketball analyst and insider for Watchstadium.com.

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It’s early August and the clock is ticking down toward another Sept. 1 dove season opener. Dove season in most of Texas gets underway on a Tuesday this year. It’s not the best timing for working folks, so some may have to sit out opening day. Fields will probably be busier the following week…

ATHENS — Water level is about one inch high and clear. Water temp in upper 80s.

POLLOK — Central’s Dylan Cloonan spent the past four years proving he wouldn’t back down to any challenge on the baseball diamond. From big-time playoff games to matchups with a likely future Major Leaguer, Cloonan thrived under the spotlight.

BULLARD — Luke Emerson, of Lindale, carded an even-par 71 to capture the NTPGA Junior Foundation East Texas Summer Area Golf Championship on Monday at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club.

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Carrollton’s Serena Shah shot a final round 5-over-par 77 to hold off Houston’s Zoe Paige Slaughter for a one-shot victory at the Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Crown Colony Country Club on Saturday.

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For at least a quarter of a century, the Lufkin Panthers have set their sights high while focusing on the simplistic.

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The current pandemic may have put a damper on Angelina College athletics programs for the next full academic season, but supporters are already gearing up and preparing for the teams’ returns in the fall of 2021.

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TYLER — Mitchell Meissner of San Antonio, Texas, captured the 50th Texas State Open by playing spectacular golf all week with rounds of 67, 65, 63 and a final round of 66. He finished the championship one stroke ahead of the competition at 19-under par 261 for 72-holes.

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Safety and social distancing protocols associated with the COVID-19 pandemic helped take a big bite out of Texas Parks & Wildlife’s overall freshwater hatchery production numbers this spring, but the setbacks didn’t stop one Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Lunker from making a slew of little ones.

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ATHENS — Water level is 2 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

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HUDSON — It’s been quite a ride for Hudson’s Terran Foreman. The standout point guard missed the district portion of her senior basketball season even before her recruiting process was limited mainly to phone calls and pictures.

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TYLER — Mitchell Meissner, of San Antonio, leads following the third round of the 50th Texas State Open. With three birdies on the front nine and four birdies on the back, he finished his day at 7-under par for a three round total of 15-under-par, 195.

The Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday added top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez to their 60-man player pool, assigning the right-hander to their alternative training site in Bowie, Maryland. The club’s No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, Rodriguez was long a candidate to be added to its player…

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Mary Hardin, of Fort Worth, shot a 2-over-par 74 to take a slim one-shot lead after the first round of the Women’s Stroke Play Championship, which started at Crown Colony Country Club on Thursday afternoon.

Lufkin’s Jacob Urueta won a pair of local tournaments while Daymond Chala also took a championship in events held over the past week.

The Women’s Stroke Play Championship will be played at Crown Colony Country Club from Thursday through Saturday. Consistently ranked among the top golf courses in the state, the Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin design will be the stage for some of the top female amateur golfers in Texas.

NACOGDOCHES — Colby Carthel is a planner. He doesn’t go for the ‘get rich quick’ schemes. He plans for the long haul. He knows what it takes to build a winner and he has the patience to get it done. He’s proven he can do it.

ATHENS — Water level is 3 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

While the postponement of 5A and 6A athletics drew plenty of attention earlier this week, several other guidelines were put into place for UIL’s fall sports.

FRISCO — Defending Southland Conference football co-champion Central Arkansas is the choice of the league’s coaches and sports information directors to again finish atop the SLC standings this season as the Bears received 12 of a possible 22 first-place votes and 190 points to win the league…

If any sport defines exactly how quickly the world has changed over the past several months, it has to be NBA basketball.

FRISCO — The Southland Conference has decided to push back the start date for the fall sports season of competition to Sept. 1, effective immediately. This includes all soccer and volleyball competitions, including scrimmages, exhibitions and countable matches. Beginning Sept. 1, each instit…

It is no secret among crappie fishing buffs that sinking brush piles far from shore are a great way to forge some really good fishing holes while enhancing the habitat at the same time. Unfortunately, the practice has been known to stir up an occasional feud between fishermen, particularly o…

Tommy Ellis, of Athens, Louisiana, topped a record field of more than 1,800 anglers to grab the top prize in the Bass Champs Mega Bass big bass tournament held July 19 at Lake Fork.

It was a big day for local golfers as a quartet of players won first place in the Northern Texas PGA’s East Prep Golf Tournament at the Cascades Golf & Country Club in Tyler on Monday.

As several Angelina College athletes search for new places to continue their playing careers, one Roadrunner is set to take his next step at one of the most prestigious baseball programs in the nation.

For the second straight year and the third time in four tournaments, Tyler’s Annaka Watts is the champion of the Azalea Junior Golf Classic.

NACOGDOCHES — The Stephen F. Austin football program has become one of many that has been hit hard because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Southland Conference Football Media Day proceeded as planned — although virtual — and Commissioner Tom Burnett emphasized in his opening statement that plans are to have a fall intercollegiate football schedule for 2020 as well.

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FRISCO — Defending Southland Conference football co-champion Central Arkansas is the choice of the league’s coaches and sports information directors to again finish atop the SLC standings this season.

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Six Lufkin pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts and nine different batters got in the hit column as the Panthers’ summer league high school team picked up an 11-4 win over the Douglass Indians at Morris Frank Park Tuesday night.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are expected to be missing two of the key members of their infield, including former Hudson standout Brandon Belt, when their season gets underway on Thursday night.

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The University Interscholastic League ended the wait for high schools across the state on Tuesday morning as it announced the schedule for fall sports for the upcoming season.

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