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Track to host Meet of Champions after state success

Track to host Meet of Champions after state success

Drew Doig, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring, Track

After winning the 5A state championship in the girls pole vault, junior Grace Ridgeway will turn her focus to the Texas Meet of Champions. The meet will take place at Lovejoy High School and will start on Saturday with events ranging from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Texas Meet of Champions will have more th...

Boys doubles set to make state appearance

Boys doubles set to make state appearance

Grant Doig, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring, Tennis

The tennis team, having advanced two players in juniors Jack Bennett and Chris Sun to state, is set to hit the road on Wednesday, May 17, for the tournament at Texas A&M University. The team has its opening match at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, against Lubbock Monterey, a team that defeated th...

Spring football set to bloom

Spring football set to bloom

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring

The new-look Leopard football team will play in the annual spring scrimmage on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. in the stadium as players will look to further define their roles for the future and improve on the team’s 2-5 district finish from last season. The spring game is an opportunity for competiti...

Two track athletes to compete for state titles

Two track athletes to compete for state titles

Drew Doig, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Spring, Track

After placing in the top two of their events in the regional finals of the 5A Region II meet, juniors Chase Van Wagoner and Grace Ridgeway will compete at the 5A state track and field meet at University of Texas at Austin from May 11 to 13. Van Wagoner heads into state with considerable momentum after...

Baseball bounces back

Baseball bounces back

Matthew Fisher, Staff Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring

After a first round playoff exit to Hallsville last weekend, the baseball team finished the season with a 14-16 overall record and a fourth place 8-7 mark in district with a 8-7. Coming off last season’s 1-14 district record, senior pitcher Brandon Merrill said they accomplished their goal of boun...

Softball reflects on season after playoff exit

Softball reflects on season after playoff exit

Nick Smith, Sports Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring

Following a 7-2 loss to The Colony Cougars (25-6) last Friday, the softball team ended their season in the area round of playoffs, finishing with a 27-6 record on the season. Head coach Jeff Roberts said the team went into the game focused on a few key objectives, but came up short against the Couga...

Baseball to open playoffs against 19th ranked Hallsville

Baseball to open playoffs against 19th ranked Hallsville

Matthew Fisher, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring

The baseball team (14-15 overall, 8-7 in district) looks to beat the Hallsville Bobcats (25-4, 11-2) in their first round of playoffs as they travel to Hallsville on Friday, May 5 for 7 p.m. matchup and then host their opponent on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. “I think it will be a very tough fought battle,” senior outfielder Reed Fraser said. “It will come down to who comes p...

One swing at redemption

One swing at redemption

Nick Smith, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring

Editor's note: Story has been changed to reflect the game's move to Centennial after lighting issues at Independence HS. The softball team (27-5) has a chance at redemption tonight as they face The Colony Cougars (25-6) in the area round of playoffs at 7 p.m. at Frisco Centennial, one year removed from being run-ruled out of playoffs by the same team in the f...

Regional track qualifiers to compete in hopes of state

Regional track qualifiers to compete in hopes of state

Drew Doig, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Spring, Track

After winning the district and area meets for the first time in school history, the boys and girls track and field teams will look to continue their success at the regional meet today and tomorrow. The meet will be hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington and held at Maverick Stadium. Prelimi...

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