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Author: Will Johnson

Lady Lions Trip up Sandiettes in OT

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LOVELADY – It came down to a final shot – just as it should – when the Lovelady Lady Lions and Grapeland Sandiettes take their rivalry to the basketball court. The Lady Lions battled back from an eight point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The Sandiettes appeared to be gassed in OT until Ragan Bowie hit a clutch three pointer to tie the game at 45. After the Lady Lions went up by two with less than 10 seconds remaining, the Sandiettes were able to work the ball into the front...

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Strong Second Half Gives Lady Bulldogs Win

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett Lady Bulldogs were atop the District 21-3A standings all by themselves after they defeated the New Waverly Lady Bulldogs last week. New Waverly had lost two district ballgames – one to Crockett and one to the Coldspring-Oakhurst Lady Trojans. Crockett had lost only once in district play and that was to New Waverly early in league play. On Tuesday night, Jan. 31, the Lady Dawgs welcomed Coldspring to the Andrew J. Hopkins Activity Center and at least in the first half it appeared the Lady Trojans were primed to spring...

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Dawgs Fly Past Trojans

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett Bulldogs gained a little breathing room on Tuesday night in their push for the playoffs with their 77-44 defeat of the Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans. Coupled with a loss by the New Waverly Bulldogs to the Hempstead Bobcats, the Dawgs are now alone in second place with a two game lead over New Waverly with three left to play in District 21-3A competition. The Dawgs started off strong against the Trojans as they poured in 25 points in the opening eight minutes and held Coldspring to only six points on three from...

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Elkhart Elk Signs Letters of Intent with Howard Payne

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – On Friday, Feb. 3, Elkhart Elk D.J. Williams signed a National Letter of Intent to take his prowess on the football field to Howard Payne University. After he had inked his name, Williams said he felt a great sense of relief. “I really liked the university. I felt right at home. It is a good place and it has a beautiful campus. The coaches made me very comfortable,” he said. “At first, my mom was kind of like ‘I don’t know about this whole signing thing,’ because she goes a little crazy...

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Three Crockett Players Sign Letters of Intent with Kilgore College

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – Wednesday, Feb. 1 was National Signing Day and three Crockett Bulldogs inked their names to National Letters of Intent to play football at the next level. Lucky Daniels, Latavian Jones and De’Keidrian Rollins all signed their names on the dotted line to take their talents to Kilgore and play for the Kilgore Rangers. “This means a lot. It has been a dream all my life that I have wanted to accomplish. I’ve worked hard to achieve every one of my goals and I want to be the best teammate I can possibly...

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