Heavy rain across the area forced most high school baseball and softball teams to adjust their weekend schedules as Lufkin, Huntington and Central each moved their originally scheduled games.

HUDSON — Tyler Dickerson drilled a solo homer off the left field scoreboard, and the Hudson Hornets overcame a slow start before hanging on late for a 6-4 win over the Center Roughriders in District 17-4A baseball action on Saturday afternoon.

The 15/16 Area Track and Field championship was held at Hallsville High School on Wednesday. The top four in each event advance to the regional track meet at Texas-Arlington.

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Luis Flores did it all for the Lufkin Panthers in three years in the program. Setting Lufkin records in career goals (91) and single-season goals (42), opponents rarely found an answer for the dynamic senior.

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A year after having their season cut short after three weeks, the Lufkin Panthers made sure they will be playing at least another week as they clinched a playoff spot with a 10-4 win over district leader Whitehouse on Tuesday night.

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The Panthers just missed out on first place while several Lufkin athletes punched their tickets to regionals in a strong showing at the District 15/16 Area Track and Field Meet at Hallsville High School earlier this week.

The Hudson Lady Hornets overcame an early 5-0 deficit on their way to a 6-5 win over the Center Lady Riders in Center Tuesday night.

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The Central powerlifting team hosted the NASA Powerlifting Texas State Meet on Saturday. More than 60 lifters from across the state competed at the event.

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It wasn’t long ago that the Central athletic program didn’t even have a track. A few years can certainly change things.

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The District 16-5A race is now a sprint to the finish. The Lufkin Panthers made sure of that on Tuesday night as Alex Luna worked his way through five innings and they kept up their high-powered offense with 13 hits on their way to a 10-4 win over the Whitehouse Wildcats at Morris Frank Park.

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Hank Warren and Matt Gardner combined for a one-hit shutout as the Hudson Hornets blasted the Center Roughriders 11-0 in District 17-4A action Tuesday night.

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The Diboll Lady Jacks softball team took a 9-1 win over the Huntington Devilettes in a game that started on Friday before being completed on Monday afternoon in Diboll.

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With much of the area action delayed, the Hudson Hornets managed to work their way to a 7-2 win over the Jasper Bulldogs in District 17-4A baseball action in Jasper Friday night.

WHITEHOUSE — Huntsville — the lone non-East Texas school in District 16-5A — made the more than 125-mile trek to Wildcat Stadium for the District 16-5A Track and Field Championships.

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Kayla Palomino launched a three-run homer in the third inning before play was later halted due to storms in the area in softball action in Huntington Friday night.

Huntsville’s Matthew Powell helped turn away a furious Lufkin rally as the Panthers came up on the short end of an 8-7 decision to the Hornets in the completion of a suspended District 16-5A game at Morris Frank Park Saturday afternoon.

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With looming weather expected, the Lufkin Panthers moved up their District 16-5A contest against the Huntsville Hornets by three hours in hopes of getting in a completed game.

Even with three weeks left in the regular season, the Lufkin Panthers’ baseball team can officially lock up their playoff spot by the time they walk off the field tonight.

The Lufkin Lady Panthers held their own against the best competition the district had to offer as they handed Top 10 Jacksonville a shootout loss while finishing as the 16-5A runner-up.

Hank Warren threw a complete-game 62-pitch shutout and the Hudson Hornets pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 10-0 win over the Jasper Bulldogs in District 17-4A baseball action here Tuesday night.

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CENTRAL — With the wind howling and blowing out up on The Hill, and with two lineups featuring plenty of bat pop, Tuesday’s game between Diboll’s Lady Jacks and the home team Central Lady Bulldogs promised to be a slugfest.

Kallie Parker delivered a bases clearing triple in the sixth inning as the Hudson Lady Hornets rallied for an 8-7 win over the Jasper Lady Bulldogs in District 17-4A softball action in Hudson Tuesday night.

Central Heights rallied for three seventh-inning runs to capture a 6-5 win over the Huntington Red Devils in Central Heights Tuesday night.

The Diboll Lumberjacks struck for 10 third-inning runs on their way to a 14-1 win over the Central Bulldogs in District 21-3A baseball action in Central Tuesday night.

Alex Luna continued his lights-out pitching with a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Lufkin Panthers stayed hot with a 9-0 road win over the Huntsville Hornets in District 16-5A action Tuesday night.

The Lufkin Panthers battled the rival Nacogdoches Dragons for three games, two overtimes and a total of 260 minutes during the 2021 soccer season.

It was two days of domination on the golf course as the Lufkin Panthers and Lady Panthers swept the District 16-5A tournament, which was held at Frankston’s Pine Dunes Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday.

The Central Bulldogs’ golf team continued its recent run of excellence by winning the district title for the sixth consecutive year.

The Central powerlifting team recently took 21 lifters to Oklahoma City to compete in the 37th annual NASA HS Nationals.

It was business as usual, at least in most ways, on Friday night for the Lufkin Panthers’ baseball team as they completed a two-game sweep of the Jacksonville Indians with a 10-3 home victory on Friday night.

Taking the field for a rare home game in the playoff opener one week ago, Lufkin head coach David McPherson had a simple message for his players.

The Lufkin Panthers’ soccer team is one built off success. They’re already one of the most winning programs in the history of the school, they feature Lufkin’s all-time leading goal scorer and they have legitimate hopes of bringing home a second state title.

Three Lufkin pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout and the Panthers scored seven first-inning runs on their way to a dominating 10-3 win over the Jacksonville Indians in District 16-5A action at Morris Frank Park Thursday night.

Brenom Brown pitched a complete game two-hit shutout as the Central Lady Bulldogs got back in the win column with a 6-0 win over Hemphill on Thursday night.

The Lufkin Panthers have set their Class 5A Region II Quarterfinal playoff matchup against the Nacogdoches Dragons after winning a coin flip on Wednesday morning.

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The Lufkin Lady Panthers pounded out 13 hits in three innings while combining for a one-hitter as they made quick work of the Tyler Lady Lions in a 16-1 romp in District 16-5A softball action at Morris Frank Park Tuesday afternoon.

Alex Luna fired a no-hitter as the Lufkin Panthers bounced back from their first district loss with a dominating 9-0 win over the Jacksonville Indians in District 16-5A action in Jacksonville Tuesday night.

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HUNTINGTON — Huntington’s offense scratched and clawed its way to staking pitcher Emma Tatum to an early lead, and the Devilettes took down Central’s Lady Dogs 7-2 Tuesday in Huntington.

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Luis Flores continued to write his name all over the Lufkin record book in the playoff opener when he scored a pair of goals, bringing his season total to 40.

NACOGDOCHES — A heated district rivalry featuring two of the top 16-5A contenders had a little bit of everything for the Lufkin Panthers.

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Fresh off a 7-1 win over the Pine Tree Pirates, the Lufkin Panthers soccer team will continue their playoff journey with an area playoff matchup against the Corsicana Tigers.

Ty Roman pitched a complete-game four-hit shutout as the Diboll Lumberjacks stormed to a 10-0 win over the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs in district baseball action in Corrigan Friday night.

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The basketball journey has taken Pineywoods Community Academy center Blake Harris to various destinations.

Sam Flores delivered a no-doubt three-run homer to cap a big night at the plate as the Lufkin Panthers blasted an overmatched Tyler Lions squad 17-0 in District 16-5A baseball action at Morris Frank Park Friday night.

The Diboll Lady Jacks scored 18 first-inning runs on their way to a 21-0 win over the Corrigan-Camden Lady Bulldogs in District 21-3A softball action in Diboll Friday night.

It took the Pine Tree Pirates a little over five minutes to serve notice they weren’t simply satisfied with making the playoffs. The Panthers spent the last 70 minutes showing why they are a legitimate threat for a deep postseason run.

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When it comes to athletic accomplishments, Adan Hernandez’s list speaks for itself.

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An early Mount Pleasant goal left the Lufkin Lady Panthers scrambling to keep their season alive in Class 5A Region II Bi-District soccer action at Jase Magers Soccer Field Thursday night.