CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY TONIGHT
Tonight marks the beginning of the holiday season for the City of Greenville.
The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 22nd annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the City of Greenville Police and Courts Building at 3000 Lee Street. Bring the whole family for an evening of Christmas carols, holiday-worthy refreshments and one very special guest from the North Pole. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to decorate Christmas ornaments and to take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. The Christmas tree lighting countdown begins at 6:30 p.m., so arrive early to visit, sip on some hot cocoa and get into the holiday spirit. See you there!
With the Holiday Season upon us, the Parks and Recreation Department is offering some activities to help get the New Year started healthy! Go to www.inparksweplay.com to register for or find information on any of our activities. We are working to offer a variety of programs for the community.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (903) 457-2994.
ADULT WINTER CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
Registration: Dec. 7 – Jan. 9
Cost: $100 per team — 6 v 6 Format
Games: Monday and Wednesday nights at the Reecy Davis Center
TAAF YOUTH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Registration: Dec. 7 – Feb. 5
Cost: $35 per participant with jerseys included
Age Groups: 8u – 10u - 12u – 14u; Age as of Sept. 1 of the current school year
Coach Look: Feb. 5 at the Reecy Davis Recreation Center
Draft: Feb. 7 at the Civic Center
Practices will begin the week after the draft with games beginning on Feb. 28
TAAF State Tournament: June 1-2 in Round Rock
Adult Winter Kickball Standings
Hide In the Bush 4-1
Monster Ball 2-1
Mud Mafia 1-2
Got Tha Runs 1-4
Higher Trails 0-4
Adult Winter Flag Football Standings
Runs This League 5-0
Lights Out 3-2
Mixed Breed 3-2
Discount DoubleCheck 1-4
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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY TONIGHT
Lone Oak quarterback earns top 7-2A honors
Lone Oak sophomore quarterback Jake Williams, who led the 7-4 Buffaloes to a playoff spot, earned newcomer of the year honors on the All-District 7-2A Division I football team.
Leonard downs Cooper to reach state semifinals
The Leonard Tigers continue to make school history.
The Tigers knocked off previously undefeated Cooper 28-20 in a Class 2A Division II quarterfinal game on a cold Monday at Royse City ISD Stadium to reach the state football semifinals for the first time.
Leonard, now 11-3 for the season, will face 14-0 Cisco in a semifinal game sometime on Saturday. The site and time have yet to be determined.
Caddo Mills-ex rushes for 140 yards
Nathan Jeffery closed out the football season on a big note for the Texas-El Paso Miners.
Jeffery, who is a 6-0, 200-pound junior from Caddo Mills, rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries during the Miners’ 48-17 loss in the season finale to Middle Tennessee last weekend in Murfreesboro. Jeffery scored on runs of 3 and 1 yard. His longest run went for 55 yards.
Leonard Tigers practice in Greenville
Freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures didn’t stop the Leonard Tigers from practicing on Thursday afternoon for their Class 2A Division II state quarterfinal football playoff game.
The Tigers bused to Greenville and then worked out inside the Lions’ Roy Q. Traylor practice facility.
“We had a great workout for a short one,” said Leonard coach Shane Fletcher, whose Tigers practiced for about an hour.
The 10-3 Tigers are scheduled to play the 13-0 Cooper Bulldogs at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wylie ISD stadium. But because of inclement weather, that game could be changed to Monday, according to Fletcher.
Greenville Lions, Lady Lions win
After jumping out to a 14-0 lead with 3:30 left in the first quarter one might think the Greenville Lions might have an easy time Tuesday in the Lions Den against the Princeton Panthers.
Well, think again. The Lions had to hold on for a 60-57 victory as the Panthers missed three shots in the final 10 seconds.
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Greenville Lions miss cutoff number by 11 students
That’s how close the Greenville Lions are to dropping a level of classification in the University Interscholastic League’s new realignment and reclassification for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 athletic seasons. Greenville, which is currently a member of District 13-4A, will apparently stay with most of the state’s 4A teams as they change their conference numbers to 5A for the new realignment.
Manning, Tuck lead Giants over Redskins 24-17
Eli Manning and Robert Griffin III put on quite the show in the first half.
Leonard Tigers beat undefeated S&S for regional title
The Leonard Tigers made school history on Saturday with a 55-44 Class 2A Division II regional football playoff victory over S&S Consolidated.
The 10-3 Tigers avenged a 19-16 loss to S&S a couple of weeks ago and advanced to the fourth round of the playoffs for the first time, where they’ll face 13-0 Cooper at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wylie.
Bradshaw, TCU visit Puerto Vallarta
Former Rains Ladycat Klara Bradshaw spent the Thanksgiving holiday away from her family’s residence on Lake Fork.
But Bradshaw and the Texas Christian University women’s basketball team picked a good spot to be on the road for a tournament: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. TCU went 1-2 during the Hardwood Tournament of Hope, beating Florida Gulf Coast 68-47 on Tuesday, then falling 57-52 to South Dakota State on Wednesday and 75-68 to Purdue on Thursday.
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