With the Thanksgiving holiday behind them, local basketball teams will continue the tournament season in the weeks leading up to the Christmas break.
The Lufkin Panthers wrapped up a string of three straight games against 6A competition with a perfect record by taking down Garland Naaman Forest and Wylie East in the Sulphur Springs Thanksgiving Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
HUFFMAN — Another memorable Diboll season came to an end with the help of a stellar Columbus defense as the Cardinals kept the pressure on the Lumberjacks before picking up a 35-14 win in area playoff action here Friday night.
Lufkin head coach J.T. McManus was looking for a challenge in the team’s first game since last season’s regional tournament appearance. By the looks of Friday night’s action, the Panthers will be the ones who are a handful for their opponents.
Jo’Nesha Neal scored 10 points and the Spring Legacy School of Sports and Sciences used a stout defense to take down the Lufkin Lady Panthers 44-18 in their home opener at the Panther Athletic Center Friday night.
The 2021-22 season was a historical one for the Lufkin Panthers in almost every sense. They started the season as somewhat of an unknown before racing to the district title.
Football on Thanksgiving week is a good sign of a successful season. The Diboll Lumberjacks and Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs will try to extend their seasons into the holidays as they continue the playoffs tonight.
The Hudson Hornets used a tenacious defense to seize control early and never let the Pineywoods Community Academy Timberwolves back in the game on the way to a convincing 65-35 win at the PCA High School Gym Tuesday night.
Lufkin’s Kurstyn Harden poured in 20 points and Avery Brittingham recorded a triple-double as the SFA Ladyjacks routed Texas Southern 100-63 in non-conference basketball action at the William R. Johnson Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
HENDERSON – Garrison’s football season came to an end Friday night after it lost 28-7 to Corrigan-Camden in a battle of Bulldogs at Henderson’s Lion Stadium. Garrison’s season ends with a final record of 7-4 on the year as Corrigan-Camden advances to the next round with a record of 10-1.
The game of volleyball has always held a special place for Lufkin’s Libby Flores. With her mom Leah Flores leading the way from the sidelines, Libby has been one of the Lady Panthers getting the job done on the court.
The Lufkin Panthers expected a jump up in competition when they moved north in realignment this past season. Those expectations lived up to reality in a competitive district in which they just missed on the playoffs.
In some ways, the 2022 season was an uphill climb for the Lufkin Panthers. In other ways, it was a sign of how close they are to competing with some of the best teams in the state.
HUDSON — With Central looking for an open shot, Hudson’s Caelyn Williams soared through the lane before easily blocking a shot that landed in the open court. She deflected the ball to herself on the block before getting a clear path to the lane where she finished off a layup that capped a 9-…
The Lufkin Panthers entered the final night of the regular season needing a massive upset mixed with some help from North Mesquite.
CROCKETT — Before embarking on another playoff run, the Diboll Lumberjacks picked up some hardware along the way.
Since a tough road loss to McKinney North, the Lufkin Panthers have focused on the simple message of controlling what they can control. So far that philosophy has paid off with back-to-back wins.
The Lufkin Daily NewsSports editor Josh Havard held a question-and-answer session with Lufkin head coach Todd Quick on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers improved to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in district with a 31-22 win over the West Mesquite Wranglers on Thursday night. Lufkin will host Lancaster a…
Whether it’s opponents on the field or scouts in the stands, Kedren Young has drawn plenty of attention on the football field over the last few weeks.
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MESQUITE — Expected rain across the area made it a short week for the Lufkin Panthers for one of their longest trips of the season. Thanks to another monumental night from Kedren Young and a solid defensive effort, it didn’t matter.
DIBOLL — The Diboll Lumberjacks moved within a win of another district title with a convincing 49-0 victory over the Huntington Red Devils here Thursday night.
The Lufkin Lady Panther volleyball team closed out its home-court finale in hard-hitting style last week, beating Kingwood Park 25-15, 25-19, 19-25 and 25-18 at Panther Gymnasium.
The Lufkin Panthers readjusted their weekly schedule in order to get ahead of potential stormy weather in the area on Friday night.
Sports editor Josh Havard held a question-and-answer session with Lufkin head coach Todd Quick on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers improved to 5-3 on the season and 2-3 in district with a 31-14 win over the Tyler Lions on Friday night. Lufkin travels to face West Mesquite at 7 p.m. Friday at …
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