CENTRAL HEIGHTS — Chloe Cook used to think of volleyball as just another sport. But as she has grown, matured and worked at perfecting her craft, it is now a special part of her life, thanks to her parents, former coaches, teammates and, yes, most definitely because of her faith in God.
A number of area boys basketball teams opened their respective 2019-20 seasons Friday night, with the Martinsville Pirates and Douglass Indians taking opening-night wins.
DOUGLASS — From the small town of Douglass, nestled deep in the heart of East Texas, Indian senior pitcher Wyatt Tucker has made a name for himself by working hard in whatever position he was playing, dominating on the pitching mound and earning a number of postseason accolades.
The Garrison Bulldogs’ season came to an end with a 42-10 loss to the San Augustine Wolves Friday night in the Class 2A DI Region III Bi-district round at Dragon Stadium.
LONGVIEW — All season long the Central Heights Lady Blue Devils found a way to overcome obstacles they faced, and did so by winning more than 40 matches and returning to the Class 3A Region III volleyball tournament.
On paper the San Augustine Wolves appear to be big favorite when they battle the Garrison Bulldogs in a battle of two East Texas rivals in the Class 2A Division I Bi-district round of the playoffs.
In less than two seasons under the direction of Logan Smoak, the Central Heights Lady Blue Devil volleyball team has knocked on the door to the Class 3A State Volleyball Tournament. Last year they dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 setback to Troy in the regional semifinals.
WODEN — Two of the best squads in Class 2A and 1A from the area went at it in an early non-district battle Tuesday night here in Ford King, Jr. Gymnasium. The 2A Woden Lady Eagles (2-0) were able to build an eight-point first-half lead, then limited the 1A Chireno Lady Owls (1-1) to just eig…
The Central Heights Lady Blue Devils found themselves down 2-1 to Hardin Tuesday night in the third round of the playoffs. But the veteran squad overcame the deficit and claimed a hard-fought 25-21, 17-25, 27-29, 25-18, 15-12 win at Woodville High School to once again advance to the Class 3A…
Despite dropping their opening set to Boling Friday night, 23-25, the Central Heights Lady Blue Devils bounced back and withstood the Lady Bulldog charge, squeezing out three straight wins, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21, to advance to the Class 3A Region III Quarterfinals in the volleyball playoffs Fr…