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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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…

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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High school athletic directors and coaches continued to work toward a revamped season under the direction of the University Interscholastic League on Monday afternoon.

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With the sports world making a wide range of adjustments, high schools are awaiting more clarity on their upcoming athletic seasons.

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Malcolm Deason led a balanced offensive attack with two singles and three RBIs and seven pitchers combined on a solid performance as the Lufkin Panthers took a 9-2 win over the Woden Eagles in high school summer league action at Morris Frank Park Tuesday night.

Lufkin’s Wil Stafford got off to a scorching start on his way to outdistancing the competition as he took first place in the Northern Texas PGA Junior Medalist Tour event at Tyler’s Willow Brook Golf Course on Monday afternoon.

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TYLER — Longview and Malakoff both ended their 2018 season playing for a state title at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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Dylan Vinson and Kolby Kovar led a balanced attack at the plate and Mark Requena and Sam Flores combined for four strong innings on the mound as the Lufkin Panthers took an 11-7 win over the Garrison Bulldogs in high school summer league action at Morris Frank Park Thursday night.

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The annual in-person Texas High School Coaches Association Convention and Coaching School was canceled and moved to a completely virtual format on Monday.

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A group of local area athletes spent the past few seasons proving their prowess on the softball field. This past week, they were recognized for their work in the classroom as the Texas Girls Coaches Association announced its Academic All-State team.

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After months of garnering national interest on the recruiting trail, Lufkin running back Caleb Berry ended the speculation by verbally committing to the University of Washington on Thursday afternoon.

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Over the past several years, the Hudson Hornets have become mainstays when it comes to playoff contention. Starting this season, they’ll have a new face on the sideline to try to lead them to the next step as Cannon Earp was recently named the team’s head coach.

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Although their season was cut short, a group of area players still displayed their prowess in the classroom by being named to a pair of academic all-state teams.

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The anticipated release of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine means another high school season is just around the corner. At least that is what the current plan is.

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HUDSON — Softball stars from across the area waited more than three months for a proper sendoff to their high school softball careers. When they finally got their chance Thursday night, they didn’t disappoint.

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The Nacogdoches Dragons steadily built a 5-3 lead over Lufkin in Thursday night’s Nacogdoches Boys Youth Baseball Association High School Division contest but couldn’t hold off the charging Panthers as they rallied for eight sixth-inning runs in an 11-5 win at Morris Frank Park.

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A longtime UIL rule will be put on hold for at least a year as teams prepare for the upcoming high school football season.

A three-month hiatus from the baseball fields finally came to a halt this week as the Lufkin Little Leaguers hit the field on Monday afternoon.

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Lufkin’s Wil Stafford shot a 73 to capture the championship of the North Texas PGA Junior Tour at Bullard’s Oak Hust Golf Course on Tuesday.

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A high school season unlike any other will see several area players go out with a bang as the East Texas Senior Softball All-Star Game will be held at Hudson High School on Thursday night.

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POLLOK — Catcher Aiden Dickson spent plenty of spring nights under the bright lights of the Central High School baseball field. When several of those nights were taken away due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Dickson decided to make the most of it.

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The Lufkin Panthers’ connection to the University of Nevada continues to be a strong one as defensive lineman Wilburn Smallwood committed to play for the Wolf Pack starting in the 2021 season.

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Finishing off a softball career for a state powerhouse, Sabrina Weathers has a long list of games and moments she can fondly remember. Even with a history of huge wins in big games, one of the most random ones stands above many of them.

HUDSON — In their time at Hudson, Keke Ferrell and Kaleb Myles helped lead the Hornets to plenty of wins, mixed with an impressive highlight reel along the way. They will now get to share the bond of playing at the next level while going their separate ways on the basketball court as they ea…

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When Klarisa Mijares crosses the stage for graduation tonight, she’ll write the final chapter of her Diboll career. Among a long list of accomplishments, possibly the most fitting description for her softball playing days will simply be that of a winner.

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The awards keep pouring in for the Hudson Lady Hornets as the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches and Officials (TASCO) announced their yearly honors earlier this week.

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The University Interscholastic League recently announced plans allowing high school teams to begin summer workouts in preparation for the 2020-21 athletic seasons.

In any normal year, Lufkin’s Halea Wells would be walking across the stage at Abe Martin Stadium in wrapping up her high school career tonight.

When the stakes are the highest, Lufkin’s Shaun Bowers always wanted the ball in his hand.

Hudson’s Jocelyn Gonzalez rounded out a spectacular career by being named the 19-4A MVP and the all-district team had a decidedly Lady Hornets’ feel as it was recently announced.

With their high school playing days cut short, a group of Lufkin Lady Panthers were among those honored for their contributions throughout their high school careers as District 16-5A selected its All-Senior Team, which was announced earlier this week.

ZAVALLA — Zavalla’s Bryson Sluga has seemingly done it all at the high school level. From the classroom to the basketball court, his list of accomplishments is a lengthy one.

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