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Baseball fights for playoff spot on Senior Night

Baseball fights for playoff spot on Senior Night

Matthew Fisher, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring

The baseball team (14-13 overall, 8-5 in district) needs to win tonight against Royse City (14-16-1, 4-9) in order to clinch a spot in the playoffs at home tonight at 7:30 p.m. With a win tonight, they are looking to make a push to secure the third place playoff seed and hope the rest of the bracket...

Playing double time

Playing double time

Lily Hager, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring, Track

She ran her heart out for the track team, but she sprinted past the finish line toward her softball team. Senior JoJo McRae’s game was just beginning. On the day of the district track meet, softball coach Jeff Roberts said he was in a panic all morning not knowing what McRae would do since a gam...

Softball to face Sulphur Springs in playoffs

Softball to face Sulphur Springs in playoffs

Nick Smith, Sports Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring

With the district season complete, the softball team (25-5 overall, 11-3 in district 15-5A) will head into the UIL 5A state playoffs with a second seed and bi-district matchup with the Sulphur Springs Wildcats (22-7) of district 16 on deck. The Leopards will compete in a best of three series against the third-seeded Wildcats with their first gam...

Photo gallery: Multiple athletes compete in area track meet

Photo gallery: Multiple athletes compete in area track meet

Madeline Sanders, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Multimedia, Featured Sports, Multimedia, Photo Essays

After a successful district 15 5A meet, boys and girls track and field athletes advanced to compete at a home area meet on April 20. The boys track and field team finished in first place to win the area championship, while many athletes advanced individually to the region two tournament this...

Baseball team hopes to defend playoff spot

Baseball team hopes to defend playoff spot

Matthew Fisher, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring

With the season winding down to an end, the baseball team (12-13 overall, 6-5 in district) look to win out to secure a playoff spot, starting with Mesquite Poteet (10-14-1 overall, 2-9 in district) away at 4:30 p.m. tonight “North Forney is tied with us right now and they play Highland Park which wil...

Fishing team aims to reel in regionals

Fishing team aims to reel in regionals

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring

Among 250 other boats, the fishing team will carry their poles and bait for the 123-mile drive to Lake Palestine this weekend, participating in the Texas High School Bass Association West Division Regional Tournament. The regional tournament will serve as a stepping stone leading up to the state tournament, where the ...

Softball team faces Bulldogs in last district game

Softball team faces Bulldogs in last district game

Nick Smith, Sports Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring

Coming off an extra-innings, 8-7 loss to the Mesquite Poteet Pirates (20-7 overall, 9-4 in district 15-5A) on Wednesday, the softball team (24-5, 10-3) will battle the Royse City Bulldogs (7-10, 4-8) at home tonight at 7 p.m. in a crucial, last game of district play. The Leopards will need a win tonight as well...

Boys doubles advance to state tournament

Boys doubles advance to state tournament

Grant Doig, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring, Tennis

Competing at the Region II 5A meet yesterday at Allen High School, juniors Jack Bennett and Chris Sun took first place in boys doubles, advancing to the state tournament on May 18-19 in Austin. Juniors Samantha Hayward and Daniela Benigno reached the girls doubles semifinal before falling to McKinney Nort...

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