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  • Local athletes advance to state in track and field

      The local area is sending 12 athletes to the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships next week in Austin.
      Twelve athletes from seven schools have qualified in 13 events for the meet scheduled on May 9-10 at the Mike A. Myers Stadium.

    April 29, 2014

  • Grant Russell on final jump A.jpg Rains, Community athletes advance to state

       Rains senior Grant Russell saved his best jump for last to earn a return trip to the state track and field championships.
      Kelly Morrow of Community is also headed to the University Interscholastic League state meet in Austin.

    April 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charlotte reaches.jpg Rains vaulter Charlotte Brown makes it back to state

      Unlike last year, Rains pole vaulter Charlotte Brown didn’t have a long wait before finding out that she had qualified for the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships.
      Brown nailed down a spot at state by finishing second in the Region II-3A championships on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Brown cleared a season-high 11 feet 3 inches to advance to Austin for the second   straight year. She’ll vault at 1:30 p.m. on May 9 at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
      “I’m feeling great,” said a smiling Brown after securing the state berth.

    April 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bland, Campbell golfers qualify for state

      Golfers from Bland and Campbell have qualified for the University Interscholastic League State Golf Tournament in Austin next week.
      Bland is sending a girls team after the Lady Tigers finished second to Martins Mill at the Region III-A tournament at the Piney Woods Country Club course last week in Nacogdoches.
    Martins Mill carded a 452 for 18 holes. Bland fired a 485.

      Tevin Truesdale of Campbell qualified as a medalist for state after finishing sixth in the boys 36-hole tournament with rounds of 88 and 97 for a 185 total.

    April 25, 2014

  • 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.

     

    April 23, 2014

  • Kaitlyne McNair makes play.jpg Sherman spoils Lady Lions season finale

      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.
      Greenville honored senior players Ali Threndyle, Megan Shaw, Tayler Cordova and Katie McMurray in pre-game ceremonies.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Players protest return of fired Minnesota coach

    The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator’s ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.

    April 17, 2014

  • No. 19 state-ranked Lone Oak claims regular season finale

      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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