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H.S. Football: Westwood tops Crockett for first district win
The Westwood Panthers turned a close first half into a second half runaway Friday as they defeated the Crockett Bulldogs in the final game of the season on senior night by a score of 28-10.
The Panthers got on the board late in the first quarter to start the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run by Trey Jenkins, which was set up by a Crockett fumble to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead.
H.S. Football: Elkhart's playoff dreams fall short in Trinity
In an attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Elkhart Elks left it all on the field against the Trinity Tigers. However, in the end it was an Elk miscue that led to the final score, as Trinity held on for a 16-8 win over the Elks.
College Football: Ex-University of Texas coach Royal dies at age 88
Darrell K Royal, the former Texas football coach known as much for his folksy, simplistic approach to life as for his creative wishbone offenses and two national championships, has died. He was 88.
University of Texas spokesman Nick Voinis on Wednesday confirmed Royal's death. Royal had suffered from Alzheimer's disease and recently fell at an assisted living center where he was receiving care.
H.S. Volleyball Playoffs: Westwood tops Troup, moves on to regional quarters
Behind a trio of players with double-digit kills, the Westwood volleyball team overcame a shaky start to top Troup, 3-1 (20-25, 25-9, 25-22, 25-20), in the area round of the state volleyball playoffs here Saturday.
The win moves the Lady Panthers on to the regional quarterfinals, where they will take on perennial top-10 team White Oak. That match is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Athens.
H.S. Cross Country: Elkhart girls' clinch 2nd-straight state berth
The Elkhart girls’ cross country team is heading back to the state cross country meet, after finshing second at the Region III meet at Humble’s Atascocita High School Saturday.
Led by the 13th-place finish of Anna Clark — who will be making her third trip to state — and the 16th-place finish of Kayla Johnson, the Lady Elks finished with a 120 total points, tied with Little River Academy, which finished first via tiebreakers.
H.S. Football: Palestine routs Mexia, clinches playoff berth
There were any number of things that could’ve distracted the Palestine football team Friday night.
It was Senior Night, for one. Also, the Wildcats face rival Fairfield next week. Not to mention, that visiting Mexia hadn’t won a game all season.
H.S. Football: Wilson, Elks top Westwood, keep playoff hopes alive
The Elkhart Elks kept their playoff hopes alive Friday night with a win over district and county rival Westwood by a final score of 49-28.
The Elks (2-7, 1-3) got on the board first a little less than halfway through the opening quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run from star junior running back Jeffrey Wilson, and the ensuing extra point gave Elkhart a 7-0 lead.
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H.S. Volleyball Playoffs: Game 3 comeback fuels Elkhart sweep
In volleyball, the word sweep is usually associated with a win that comes with relative ease.
That wasn’t the case here Tuesday, but the Elkhart volleyball team will take it anyway.
The Lady Elks swept Woodville, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 26-24), moving on to the area round of the playoffs for the first-time under coach Katie Lankford.
Wreck victim identified
A 81-year-old Palestine woman was killed Tuesday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. 79 near Neches.
Bonnie W. Poston, 81, of Palestine was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck which occurred around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 79, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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