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PAFL Football: Roughnecks roll over visiting ATX
The wins just keep on coming for the first-year Anderson County Roughnecks.
Anderson County made easy work of the visiting ATX Tigers Sunday, rolling to a 54-18 victory at Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium.
With the win, the Roughnecks moved to 6-1 overall. That’s good enough for a 2.5-game lead in the South Division, and is the second-best record in the league.
Sports Briefs: Tyler Spurs hosting basketball tournament
The Tyler Spurs basketball organization, along with Primetime Sports, will host a basketball tournament April 13 and April 14, and the deadline to enter a team is April 9.
The tournament is open to teams from fourth grade up to high school boys and girls, and the cost to enter is $215 per team. Each team is guaranteed three games.
2012-2013 Dogwood Circle Boys' Basketball: Grapeland's Walker grows into leadership role
Grapeland junior Patrick Walker can score the basketball. That was never a secret.
Early in the season, Walker routinely put up 25-or-more points and, most of the time, the Sandies won.
But, as the season wound down and the playoffs loomed, Walker took on another role: All-around leader.
The junior didn’t combine for 30 points in the Sandies’ first two playoff victories, and still the Sandies won.
H.S. Soccer Playoffs: Diaz hat-trick leads Waco over Palestine
It took just five minutes for the Palestine boys’ soccer team to open the scoring against Waco in their sectional round boys’ soccer playoff game Friday, but for all their possession, they could not make that early lead stick as the Lions ran out 3-1 winners.
H.S. Baseball: Two-out runs lift Elkhart past Westwood in 5 innings
If it only took two outs to end an inning in baseball, Thursday’s District 19-2A matchup between Elkhart and Westwood would have been a close one.
As it is, however, the rules still state that it takes three outs to end an inning, and Elkhart took advantage of that fact.
The Elks scored 11 of their runs with two outs en route to a 13-0, five inning victory over the visiting Panthers here at The Backyard.
- Quick Hits: Week of 4/1/13
H.S. Soccer Playoffs: Palestine ready for big test against Waco
Going up against teams from much bigger schools is nothing new for the Palestine boys’ soccer team.
As a Class 3A team, the Wildcats are almost always going up against bigger opponents, being forced to play in a Class 4A district at the moment.
That’ll be no different when the Wildcats head north to Corsicana Friday to take on Waco in the sectional round of the state soccer playoffs.
H.S. Baseball: Zavala walk-off hit lifts Palestine over Groesbeck
First, the Palestine baseball team was losing to Groesbeck heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Then, without a play being made on the field, they weren’t.
Then, sophomore catcher Ryan Zavala stepped in with one out and two on, his team tied with the team ahead of them in the standings in extra innings.
Youth Sports: Elkhart Summer League introduces BlastBall
The Elkhart Summer Baseball League has a new kind of game on the schedule for 2013.
The league started playing BlastBall for its 3- and 4-year-old players last week, with resounding success.
- Quick Hits: Week of 3/25/13
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