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June 26, 2013

Texas Football magazine features local teams

GREENVILLE —   One of the favorite summer pastimes of football fans in this state is reading “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine.”

  The magazine, which is now out on local newsstands, has been chronicling the state’s favorite sport since 1960. Not only are there stories and photos about the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, but also about all of the state’s college football and high school football teams.

  Last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, is on the cover of this summer’s edition with the title: Encore!

  Brock Callaway, of and a commentator on KETR-FM’s football broadcasts, profiles the Lone Star Conference and mentions the hiring of Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Colby Carthel as the Lions’ new head football coach. Carthel is the son of Don Carthel, head coach at West Texas A&M, which is on the Lions’ schedule.

  “If we lose, I’ll probably lose my job,” Don Carthel said in Callaway’s story.

  Callaway, by the way, picks West Texas A&M to finish first in the conference and the Lions to wind up sixth, one spot ahead of Eastern New Mexico.

  The magazine devotes most of its coverage to high school football and predicts the finish of each district.

  The Greenville Lions, with Marvin Sedberry back for his second straight season with the Lions, were picked to finish eighth again in District 13-4A one place behind Royse City, with new head coach David Petroff. Sedberry previously coached the Lions from 1992-2000 and from 2002-2003. Texas Football picked Lucas Lovejoy to win the district title.

  Nevada Community, which improved from 0-10 to 4-6 last season, was picked to finish fifth again in District 12-3A though the Braves return Jordan Graham at quarterback. Melissa, a 9-3 area finalist last season, got the top spot.

  Quinlan Ford and Emory Rains were picked to finish fourth and fifth in District 14-3A, with Kaufman getting the top spot. Ford was an 8-4 area finalist team last season but lost some top players to graduation. Rains was 0-10.

  Farmersville, a 6-5 playoff team last season, is favored by the magazine to win District 6-2A Division I with Commerce in second and Caddo Mills fourth. Commerce was a 7-5 area finalist last season. Caddo Mills was 3-7.

  Leonard, which was a 7-3 playoff team in 2012, earned a runner-up position in Texas Football’s rankings for District 7-2A Division II. Gunter is favored to win the district.

  Wolfe City’s picked to make the playoffs again from District 8-A Division I. The Wolves, who were 6-6 area finalists last season, claimed the runner-up spot behind Honey Grove. Quinlan Boles (5-5 last season) was ranked fourth and Celeste (3-7) was fifth.

  Cumby wound up fourth in the rankings for District 10-A Division II, with Maud getting the top spot. Tom Dracos, former Greenville Lions assistant coach, is the Trojans’ new head coach.

  Fannindel took the spot spot in the magazine’s rankings for six-man District 15, with Campbell in third.

  Greenville Christian School, 1-9 last season, was picked to finish sixth in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ District 6 for six-man. Returning state champion Dallas Covenant got the top spot.


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  • All-star basketball games set for Saturday night in Greenville

      Last year Greenville senior Dartannon Wilson took advantage of the home court with 34 points to lead all scorers at the first annual Chicken Express all-star basketball game.
      Wilson helped the North to a 114-85 victory over the South in a fast-paced boys game. Wilson, who was 15-of-20 from the field including a couple of dunks, also pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out four assists to secure most valuable player honors.

      The second annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Greenville High School. The girls game tips off first, with the boys event to follow.


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      The Greenville Lady Lions finished their District 13-4A softball season at home on Friday with a 9-2 loss to the Sherman Lady Bearcats.
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  • Justin Koger signs.jpg Greenville catcher Justin Koger signs with Arkansas-Little Rock

      A switch in positions has helped Greenville senior baseball player Justin Koger advance his career.
      Koger, who has signed a letter of intent with the University of Arkansa at Little Rock, began his baseball career with the Greenville Lions as a shortstop, pitcher and third baseman.

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      The 19th state-ranked Lone Oak Lady Buffaloes added to their nine-game winning streak by shutting out Quitman 9-0 in District 14-2A softball on Tuesday.
      Freshman pitcher Mariah Nichols got the win, striking out 14 while only walking two in a two-hitter to wrap up the regular season.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lady Lions earn all-district soccer honors

    Brinkley Henson, Greenville’s top goal scorer, also earned top honors for the Lady Lions on the All-District 19-4A soccer team.

    April 13, 2014

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    Wolfe City’s high-scoring post player Colten Quirl earned top honors on the All-District 15-A basketball team.

    April 13, 2014

  • McKinney North shuts out Lady Lions

       Celeste Verdelivo shut down Greenville on one hit as McKinney North claimed a 12-0 District 13-4A softball victory over the Lady Lions on Friday.

    April 12, 2014

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