The Longview Lobos are the defending Class 6A Division II state champions and owners of the state’s longest winning streak at 26 games, and on Tuesday fans celebrated the start of what they hope is another long postseason journey.
The fourth-ranked Carthage Lady Bulldogs just keep rolling along in the Region III-4A volleyball playoffs, but Tuesday’s match against China Spring in Mabank had a little something extra behind it.
Kilgore College sophomore defensive lineman Sedrick Williams earned overall Most Valuable Player honors, and the regular-season conference champion Rangers landed a total of seven players on the first team with the release of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference All-Conference Team.
TYLER — Longview and Diboll secured the top spots in the final #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 poll for the 2019 high school football season.
Editor’s note: The ‘In Case You Missed It’ feature will publish each Monday during the high school football regular season, taking a closer look at a significant element from the previous weekend’s action.
GILMER 3, CANTON 1: WHITEHOUSE — Haylee Jordan hammered home 17 kills, Alexis Mathis dished out 37 assists and the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes advanced to the regional quarterfinal round of the Class 4A playoffs with a 22-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-17 area win over Canton.
NEW LONDON — Zailey McGee and J’Dee Stovall scored 11 points apiece, and the Spring Hill Lady Panthers made it a successful debut for coach Dee Lewis on Saturday with a 36-32 win over West Rusk.
Longview will open the Texas high school football playoffs this coming week, and for the first time since 2001, that doesn’t just mean the Lobos.
MOUNT PLEASANT — A veteran-laden Prairiland Lady Patriot squad exercised their considerable experience, rolling to an easy 25-18, 25-8, 25-16 straight set sweep of a still somewhat burgeoning White Oak Ladyneck bunch here Saturday afternoon at Willie Williams Gym in Class 3A Area action.
LINDALE — Defending state champion and No. 6 ranked Beckville faced something Saturday it haven’t seen too much of over its 14-game match winning streak — adversity.
With playoff tickets already in pocket, the Spring Hill Panthers and Pittsburg Pirates played Friday night to determine postseason seeding. The winner would take third and the loser fourth in District 6-4A Division II.
MARSHALL — Senior night was friendly to at least one senior Friday night — Savion Williams, who had 23 carries for 191 yards and four touchdowns in an effort to escape the Pine Tree Pirates in a 38-33 final at Mavericks Stadium.
DAINGERFIELD – The Daingerfield Tigers did just enough on their senior night to get past the Eagles of New Diana, coming away with a 20-16 win and capturing the school’s 36th district championship.
KILGORE — Kai Horton threw for four touchdowns, leading second-ranked Carthage to a 49-11 victory over Kilgore in the final regular-season game of the season on Friday night at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.
HALLSVILLE — Peyton Kennedy scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:53 remaining, and Whitehouse’s defense stopped Hallsville short of a first down with just over a minute remaining to preserver a 28-21 Wildcat win Friday at Bobcat Stadium.
LIBERTY CITY — The Sabine Cardinals will head into the postseason with a win and a chance to set the school record for victories in a season after knocking off White Oak, 23-7, in the regular season finale on Friday at James Bamberg Stadium.