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Tue
07
Feb

Easley signs with Northwestern Oklahoma State University


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Multi-sport standout Trent Easley signed his letter of intent to continue his football career Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. Easley holds the Grand Saline season records for most pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns.

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Mon
06
Feb

Lady Mustangs nearing district finish line

The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs gave the scoreboard operator and statisticians a workout on Tuesday night, nearly crossing the century mark in points during a 94-15 rout of North Hopkins.

The Lady Mustangs, ranked fourth in the state according to the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association 2A Poll, lit up the scoreboard in the first quarter to take a 29-6 lead.

A similar storyline played out as the game transitioned into the second quarter with the Lady Mustangs again scoring at will and thwarting North Hopkins at every turn to build a 55-10 lead entering the half.

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Sun
05
Feb

Playoff bound Lady Cats defeat Yantis, 41-29

Fruitvale and Yantis tangled for the second time this during the 2016-'17 season last week, matching up for the first time since the Lady Cats edged the Lady Owls 55-50 in overtime back on Jan. 10. Although not quite as dramatic as their first meeting, Fruitvale came home with the same result by topping the Lady Owls 41-29 Jan. 27. 

The Lady Cats got the jump on Yantis in the first quarter, building up a 14-8 lead on the road. Yantis bounced back in the second, matching every Fruitvale score with one of their own to trail 24-18 entering the half.

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Sat
04
Feb

Bulldogs continue district surge with wins


Photo by Ayla Rightenour Edgewood’s Dalton Dover takes a charge from Grand Saline’s Jordan Smith during the former’s 76-58 win late last week.

The Edgewood Bulldogs continued to roll along the way to another postseason berth last week, registering wins over both Grand Saline and Mineola in back-to-back contests.

Edgewood and Grand Saline met on the hardwood for the second time this season late last week as the Bulldogs recorded a 76-58 win over the Indians Jan. 27

Led by six Quinton Locke points in the first quarter of play, Edgewood rushed out to an 18-11 lead on the Indians.

Four second quarter three pointers by the Bulldogs, two each by Locke and Cody Delarosa, helped Edgewood take a 35-24 lead into halftime.

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Fri
03
Feb

Owls contain Bobcats in 72-30 win

The Fruitvale Bobcats faced a tall task Jan. 27, taking on a Yantis team that won its first three District 24-1A games by 14, 29, and 27 points respectively. Unfortunately that trend would continue with the Bobcats, as Yantis raced out to a big early lead en route to a 72-30 win over Fruitvale.

Yantis seized control over the game's first eight minutes, building up a 20-2 lead on the visiting Bobcats.

Fruitvale put together its best offensive quarter of the night in the second, scoring 15 points over an eight-minute stretch to trail 45-17 entering the half.

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Sun
29
Jan

Bulldogs continue march to the playoffs


Photo by Tracy Erwin Senior guard Cody Delarosa soars to the basket for a left-handed laying during Edgewood’s 63-27 win over Quitman.

The Edgewood Bulldogs continued their winning ways in district play last week, knocking off both Eustace and Quitman to move two steps closer to end of the regular season and the beginning of the 3A playoffs.

Edgewood hosted Eustace Jan. 20, weathering a strong second half push to take a 63-56 win. Edgewood jumped out to a large first half advantage, outscoring Eustace 20-12 in the first quarter and 17-11 in the second quarter to take a 37-23 lead into the half.

Eustace put itself back into the contest in the third quarter, hitting three three-point field goals to pull to within 49-43. Edgewood would not be denied, however, fending off the late Eustace challenge to take the 63-56 win.

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Sat
28
Jan

Grand Saline honors first responder


Half court honors

The coaches and players in the Grand Saline athletic program participated in more than just a simple basketball game Jan. 20, hosting a ceremony to honor the work and sacrifice of first responders prior to play against Kemp.

Stats and information about the Lady Indians program were not immediately available as of press time.

In the varsity boys game, Grand Saline couldn’t maintain early momentum en route to a 70-47 loss to Kemp. Grand Saline took an early lead on the Yellowjackets, building up an 8-2 lead in the early stages of the first quarter. Kemp rallied back, however, embarking on a 16-4 run to take an 18-14 lead.

Kemp continued to play well in the second quarter, continuing an impressive stretch to take a 38-22 lead into halftime.

Play in the second half would be much more competitive between the two teams as Kemp narrowly outscored Grand Saline 14-12 in the third quarter and 18-13 in the fourth quarter to record a 70-47 win.

Sat
28
Jan

Lady Mustangs roll past Cumby, 69-19

The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs put on another basketball clinic Jan. 24, limiting the Cumby offense at every turn to score a 69-19 victory over the Trojans.

On a night when seven Martins Mill players scored at least five points each, the Lady Mustangs built a 19-6 lead after one quarter of play.

Things would continue to go south for Cumby throughout the rest of the night, with Martins Mill's defensive pressure pushing the home team to a 34-12 lead entering the half.

A 20 point outburst in the third quarter alone, more than Cumby scored throughout all four quarters combined, pushed the Lady Mustang lead to 36 points.

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Fri
27
Jan

Lady Cats drop first district contest

The Fruitvale Lady Cats saw their perfect start in District 24-1A play come to an end Jan. 24, losing 46-38 to the Avinger Indians.

Posting on the Fruitvle ISD website, Coach Casey Chase stated, "The Lady Cats played an outstanding game for 3.5 quarters, as they held the lead until the final two minutes of the game and had to resort to playing the foul game to get the ball back and Avinger made their free throws to push the lead to more than what it should have been. The Lady Cats played great defense and had a 10-point lead late in the third, however in the final 30 seconds Avinger hit two threes that brought the game to within five points and the momentum was starting to swing in their favor.  The Lady Cats just couldn't put the ball in the basket in the fourth and lost a hotly contested defensive battle late in the game."

Sat
21
Jan

Eaglettes take control of district race


Photo by David Kapitan Canton's defense made things tough on Van in the first half of their Jan. 13 meeting, holding the Lady Vandals to just seven first half points.

The Canton Eaglettes put themselves firmly control of their own fate in District 13-4A, upending rivals Van and Brownsboro over the past week to take sole position of first place.

Canton and Van clashed for the first time this season Jan. 13, each looking to tighten their grip as one of the four playoff qualifiers that will come out of District 13-4A at the end of the regular season. Riding a suffocating defense and eight made three-pointers, the Eaglettes put on a strong showing to secure a 56-34 win over their longtime rivals.

Van jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, getting four points from Catherine Gisore and three from Macy Rucker in the opening minutes. The tide would turn quickly however, as Hannah Manry would go on to finish with four made three-pointers in the frame to guide the Eaglettes to a 19-7 lead after one quarter of play.

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