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Football to challenge Aledo in area championship

Football to challenge Aledo in area championship

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

After taking care of business in the bi-district championship, the football team (8-2) will challenge the Aledo Bearcats (11-0, consensus #1 in 5A District II) on Friday at 1 p.m. at Pennington Field in Bedford. The 5A District II area championship will be televised live on KTXA Channel 21. While Aledo i...

Volleyball finishes second in state after falling to Kingwood Park in finals

Volleyball finishes second in state after falling to Kingwood Park in finals

Alexis Russell, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Sports, Sports, Volleyball

Kingwood Park scored the first point of Saturday’s 5A state volleyball championship match, and it also scored the last. It was not the ending Lovejoy, the six-time state champions, had hoped for as the Panthers prevailed in three sets (27-25, 25-22, 25-22) at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, earn...

One down, one to go

One down, one to go

Alexis Russell, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Volleyball

‎With the extensive history between these two teams, head volleyball coach Jason Nicholson was somewhat anxious about the crowd that was to accompany the Dripping Springs Tigers going into today’s 5A state semifinal matchup. “In 2015, [Dripping Springs head coach Michael Kane] did a grea...

Swim and dive to head to Lone Star Classic

Swim and dive to head to Lone Star Classic

Drew Gager, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Swim and Dive, Winter

The swim and dive teams will be sending competitors to the Lone Star Classic, a 6A TISCA meet, today at 3:30 p.m. at Mansfield ISD Natatorium. Swimmers with Lonestar Invitational qualifying times include Jackson Willard, Eason Jones, Jed Jones, James Vaughn, Alex Rowe, Max Mueth, Natalie Womack, ...

Football to visit Kaufman for first round of playoffs

Football to visit Kaufman for first round of playoffs

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Sports, Football, Sports, Uncategorized

After missing out on claiming home field advantage a week ago, the football team (7-2 overall, 6-2 district) will be forced to hit the road to take on the Kaufman Lions (7-2, 6-2) in the first round of the District 5A Region II playoffs tomorrow at 7 p.m. Assistant coach Dustin Gunter said his team...

Girls basketball to compete in The Colony tournament

Girls basketball to compete in The Colony tournament

Drew Doig, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports, Girls Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter

After a 5-2 start to the non-district season, the girls basketball team will go on the road to play in The Colony tournament this Thursday through Saturday. The Leopards will open up pool play against Frisco Reedy, Lake Dallas and Hebron. “The Colony will be a tough test for our team,” head coach L...

Volleyball to face rival Dripping Springs in state semifinal

Volleyball to face rival Dripping Springs in state semifinal

Alexis Russell, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Sports, Sports, Volleyball

Embarking on its eighth state tournament appearance since 2008, the volleyball team (44-6, 10-0 in district) will face long-time playoff rival Dripping Springs (33-15, 14-0) tomorrow at 1 p.m at the Curtis Culwell Center as it looks to secure its spot in the state finals. “In 2014, we played [Dr...

Pick Six: The bye week approaches

Pick Six: The bye week approaches

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Sports, Football, Sports

After each picker managed to post a winning record last week, the staff is back, including senior baseball player Jordan Yoder. Last week's guest picker, senior Lizzie Weichel posted a record of 4-2, improving the guest picker record to an overall 25-17. Due to Thanksgiving break, the staff will take a b...

Boys basketball to open season against Lebanon Trail

Boys basketball to open season against Lebanon Trail

Alexis Russell, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Featured Sports, Sports, Winter

After finishing 7-2 in preseason play, the boys basketball team looks to start its season off strong versus a Lebanon Trail tonight at home at 7:30 p.m. Head coach Kyle Herrema said his team has a “super hungry” and “super aggressive” mindset heading into the season. “I think we’ve j...

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