KILGORE 11, CUSHING 4: RUSK — Alyssa Whitington blasted a home run and a single, driving in three runs, Nawny Sifford struck out eight and tossed a one-hitter and Kilgore rolled to an 11-4 win over Cushing.

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Gilmer’s girls and Carthage’s boys both got late starts to the basketball season, but the Lady Buckeyes and Bulldogs are making up for it by staying late at the postseason party.

MARSHALL 7, TEXAS HIGH 1: TEXARKANA — The Marshall Mavericks spotted Texas High a goal early, and then erupted for seven unanswered goals in a 7-1 win.

GirlsLONGVIEW 3, S. SPRINGS 1: SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Longview Lady Lobos improved to 7-0 in district play and 14-3-1 overall with a 3-1 win over the Sulphur Springs Lady Wildcats on Saturday.

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KILGORE — Trinity Valley avenged its only loss of the season on Saturday, building a big halftime lead and holding on for a 74-65 win over the Kilgore College Rangers in Region XIV Conference action at Masters Gymnasium.

HALLSVILLE 2, LEGACY 1: TYLER — Hallsville pushed across a run in the top of the fifth to break a 1-1 deadlock, earning a 2-1 victory over Tyler Legacy and giving head coach Scott Mitchell his 500th career coaching win.

LOBO TENNIS: CORSICANA – The Lobo tennis team got three first place finishes on Friday at the Corsicana Tournament.

HALLSVILLE 11, FORNEY 9: ALLEN — Maddie Melton blasted a pair of home runs and drove in four runs, leading the Hallsville Ladycats past Forney, 11-9, on Friday.

LONGVIEW 5, KILGORE 4: WHITEHOUSE — Connor Cox drove in three runs, capping his big day with a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the fifth for Longview in a 5-4 win over Kilgore.

BoysP. TREE 1, LONGVIEW 1: Luis Alba knocked in the game-winning penalty kick as Pine Tree won a 4-3 shootout against crosstown rival Longview.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series previewing high school baseball teams in East Texas for the 2021 season.

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Longview fullback Markevion Haynes, who missed his junior season due to an injury but returned as a senior to produce a 1,000-yard rushing season for the Lobos, earned first team honors on Thursday with the release of the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State Football Team.

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WHITEHOUSE — Pitching was the story of the day for Longview on Thursday as the Lobos opened the season with no-hitters from Landyn Grant and Justin Beltran at the Whitehouse Tournament.

PT TRACK: Pine Tree’s annual Graham Knowles Invitational, limited to four teams this season due to University Interscholastic League COVID-19 protocols and trimmed to running events only due to the possibility of inclement weather, is set for today at Pirate Stadium.

S. HILL 4, VAN 0: Easton Ballard struck out 10 and held Van to one hit in a six-inning gem, leading the Spring Hill Panthers to a 4-0 win.

S. HILL 7, P. TREE 1: Sam Schott shut down crosstown rival Pine Tree, striking out four with no walks, and Kaycee Campbell drove in two runs to lead the way offensively in a 7-1 win.

MARSHALL 7, CARTHAGE 6: MARSHALL — Alyson Roberson doubled to lead off the bottom of the seventh and came around to score on a Wendy DeLaPaz walkoff RBI single as the Marshall Lady Mavericks opened the season with a 7-6 win over Carthage.

SABINE WINS 2: The Sabine Cardinals earned a pair of wins to stay in the playoff hunt in District 15-4A, knocking off Waskom (8-1) on Monday and defeating Tatum (5-2) on Tuesday.

HALLSVILLE 5, HUNTINGTON 1: HALLSVILLE — Jeb Drewery worked four strong innings on the hill, Matt Houston collected two hits and the Hallsville Bobcats opened the season wit ha 5-1 win over Huntington.