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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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

Winners of seven of their last eight games, the Lufkin Panthers had done much of their damage by keeping games close early and making the plays down the stretch.

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Christian Mumphery led the Panthers with 12 points before using his passing to lead a game-closing 11-2 run as Lufkin surged for a 53-46 win over the Livingston Lions in non-district basketball action at Panther Gym Tuesday afternoon.

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In a year filled with obstacles, the Lufkin Panthers put together a strong finish in advancing to the playoffs for the 23rd straight season. Several of those players were honored as the 8-5A DI All-District Team was recently announced.

Brandon Walker poured in 25 points and the Lufkin Panthers used a pressuring defense to race out to a big early lead as they broke for the Christmas holidays with a 52-37 win over the Madisonville Mustangs in non-district action at Panther Gym Tuesday afternoon.

Taking on 20th-ranked Silsbee during the Christmas break, the Lufkin Panthers expected a full 32-minute fight from the Tigers. When it went an extra four minutes, the Panthers never backed down.

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Hosting a College Park team that had scored at least 80 points in four of their last six games, Lufkin head coach J.T. McManus knew the Panthers needed to force the Cavaliers into a pace that was more in their favor.

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HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Red Devils and Devilettes jumped out to big early leads and kept their distance from Pinewoods Community Academy on their way to a sweep of the varsity basketball games here Friday night.

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Huntington’s Blaine Trekell got his first shot at varsity football back when he was a freshman. Coaches called him up at the time, he says, because “they wanted to get a look at me and see what I could do.”

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn and Stephen F. Austin traded blows for 35-plus minutes Wednesday night, but the Tigers went cold over the final five as the Ladyjacks pulled away late for a 67-54 win at Auburn Arena.

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Since stepping on the field as a freshman, Lufkin’s Skyla Valdez has had the gift of finding the back of the net as she was the team’s top goal scorer in each of her first two seasons on the soccer field.

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With a double-digit lead in hand and another victory a mere formality, Lufkin’s Brandon Walker elevated for a dunk for a final exclamation point for the Panthers.

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Preslie Turney reached the milestone of 1,000 points and Carigan Hudnall had 13 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists as the Central Lady Bulldogs opened District 21-3A action with a 73-19 win over the Corrigan-Camden Lady Bulldogs in Central Tuesday night.

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Matched up against a district that featured two perennial state powerhouses, 8-5A DI knew it would have a pair of tough matchups in the first round.

Zoey Kelley shot her way to another milestone and Pineywoods Community Academy jumped out to a big early lead on their way to a dominating 55-25 win over the Diboll Lady Jacks in District 21-3A action in Lufkin Tuesday night.

With a double-digit lead in hand and another victory a mere formality, Lufkin’s Brandon Walker elevated for a dunk for a final exclamation point for the Panthers.