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Past articles by Daniel:

WO-S capitalizes on late turnover, advances to regional finals

Jasper's defense is held off as West Orange - Stark's Kavyn Cooper finds an opening to run the ball during their playoff game Friday night at Lamar's Provost Umphrey Stadium. Photo taken Friday, November 30, ... more A sophomore quarterback filled in for West Orange–Stark on Friday night and managed the game as his coach instructed him to do. But in the end, seniors Kavyn Cooper, JaCorry Brady,… → Read More

Blocked extra point helps Silsbee hold off Hamshire-Fannett

The Tigers concluded their district season at 3-1. → Read More

Memorial overcomes slow start, lightning delay

Port Arthur Memorial used three touchdowns from quarterback Keitha Jones to overcome a sluggish start and a weather delay to put away Lumberton for a 31-19 win in District 22-5A action at Memorial Stadium in Port Arthur. WHAT HAPPENED Lumberton jumped to a 13-0 first quarter lead, getting a blocked punt recovery in the end zone from Sage Jones for its first score, and then storming 68 yards in… → Read More

Lumberton baseball falls in playoff opener

Lumberton's postseason was brief and forgettable, with the Raiders eliminated Friday night by a one-hitter in a 5-0 bidistrict playoff loss in its single game series against Kingwood Park.Panthers pitcher Garrison Taska dominated the Raiders (14-11), allowing only a first inning single to Jace Bridges before finding his rhythm and recording 16 strikeouts. Taska did not walk a batter, reaching a… → Read More

West Brook girls fall to Kingwood in soccer playoffs

In a bidistrict playoff game at the Thomas Center on Friday evening, West Brook's girls soccer team was forced to play short-handed for most of the night after an early red card, making it even harder to overcome blustery conditions, injuries, and a superior opponent. [...] missing starting defender Hannah Goff because of injury, West Brook became literally short-handed after a red card was… → Read More

Lumberton girls soccer team remains undefeated in district play

Lumberton's defense made a single goal stand up for a 1-0 win over Vidor in a tightly contested District 22-5A girls soccer match at Raider Stadium on Friday night. The game's only goal came with 7:41 left in the first half when Lady Raiders midfielder Emily Harves controlled a bouncing ball after a corner kick and rocketed it into the net from a few yards beyond the penalty arc. Lumberton… → Read More

Silsbee girls beat H-J, advance to area round

The Silsbee girls' basketball team avenged an early season loss to Hardin-Jefferson, taking advantage of a significant edge in free throw shooting to notch a 66-51 win Thursday in their Class 4A area round playoff game. Silsbee struggled from the field all night, connecting on less than 30 percent of its field goal attempts, and the Lady Tigers' 0-for-9 start dug them into a quick 11-2 hole.… → Read More

Newton holds off Elysian Fields to advance

In a hard fought battle of unbeaten teams, Newton won the turnover battle and the game, scoring 10 fourth quarter points to pull out a 30-20 victory over Elysian Fields in a Class 3A, Division 2 regional semifinal at Bulldog Stadium. Newton rallied from an early 14-0 hole with 20 unanswered points spanning the second and third quarters and then broke a 20-20 tie with a 35-yard field goal by D.J.… → Read More

Newton remains unblemished in 3A playoff run

Lufkin Newton continued its unbeaten season with a dominant performance in the area round, seizing control early and then riding a strong defensive showing to a 50-7 win over Buffalo at Abe Martin Stadium. Newton scored within the game's first minute, getting a 28-yard touchdown run from Darwin Barlow on the Eagles' third play from scrimmage. On the Eagles' next offensive play, it was J.D.… → Read More

Kirbyville beats Buna, nabs third seed in district

Ty Dennis scored a pair of touchdowns for the Wildcats and Tadarius Jackson tossed three touchdown passes, including two to Devin Tyler, as Kirbyville used a balanced offense to keep answering every comeback attempt Buna threw at them. Buna jumped out to a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter when a fumble in the backfield turned into a touchdown throw from wide receiver Trent Nugent to Remi… → Read More

Silsbee in playoffs with win over Hargrave

Silsbee's Calvin Tyler, Jr. smashed school records and personal bests as he rushed for 382 yards and scored five touchdowns to propel the Tigers to a 60-36 win over District 10-4A-I rival Huffman Hargrave. Tyler followed that run with 81 and 79 yard touchdown bursts to rebuff a pair of quick Falcons touchdowns that had pulled Hargrave within 45-28 at the end of the third quarter. Tyler burst 42… → Read More

Woodville downs Kountze behind stout rushing attack

Woodville spread nine rushing touchdowns among five different players while racking up nearly 600 yards on the ground to plow over Kountze 66-28 on Friday and maintain its undefeated mark in District 11-3A-I play. Lockhart's touchdown runs were all long bursts, covering an average of almost 60 yards per scoring run. Backfield mate Zack Martin netted 165 yards and two TDs on just nine carries,… → Read More

West Orange-Stark blanks H-J for sixth shutout

Another stifling performance by West Orange-Stark's defense Friday night produced a familiar result, with the Mustangs notching their sixth shutout of the season for an easy 62-0 win over District 12-4A-II foe Hardin-Jefferson. A 41-yard fumble return by Ronald Carter deep into Hawks territory then ended H-J's opening drive. The return was compounded by a facemask penalty on H-J, allowing Miller… → Read More

Kirbyville runs through Kountze on Homecoming night

The Wildcats' starters and bench poured it on, gaining 563 yards while scoring five touchdowns rushing, three through the air, and one by fumble return. The Wildcats stormed to a 35-0 halftime lead on a pair of quarterback sneaks by Tadarius Jackson, a 1-yard run by standout tailback Ty Dennis, and a 31-yard scoring strike from Jackson to Preston Ervine, as well as a 14-yard fumble return for a… → Read More

Evadale beats West Hardin to improve to 4-0

Evadale exploited huge holes at the line of scrimmage to establish a strong running game and a precise passing attack that netted 395 yards of offense in just 26 offensive plays, an average of more than 15 yards per play. Williams was the chief beneficiary of Evadale's dynamic offense, scoring all four times he touched the ball before halftime. Evadale added to the rout by scoring on its first… → Read More

Legacy prevails in TAPPS matchup with Kelly

Legacy prevailed in the first matchup of local TAPPS schools, riding three touchdown receptions by Taydren Esprit to down Kelly 29­-14 at Bulldog Stadium. Legacy outclassed Kelly in the passing game, getting four touchdown passes from two different quarterbacks, including three from starter Holden Reese before he was knocked out of the game in the first minute of the second half. Reese connected… → Read More

Lumberton plows Hamshire-Fannett, 59-9

Lumberton took advantage of five Hamshire-Fannett turnovers and racked up 444 yards of offense to blast the Longhorns 59-9, sending H-F to its second straight blowout loss. The Raiders scored 24 points off turnovers and sprinkled in two rushing touchdowns in excess of 70 yards to build a 52-0 lead. Lumberton built its halftime bulge by converting three turnovers into 17 points and by bottling up… → Read More

Weather scrubs Lumberton's opener

The long offseason wait to start the 2016 season got a little longer for Lumberton and New Caney Porter on Friday night, with lightning twice interrupting their game before they could finish the first quarter, ultimately causing it to be canceled. Lumberton pinned Porter in its own territory, never allowing the Spartans to cross midfield in three possessions, but the Raiders never reached the… → Read More

Lumberton falls short in series finale versus Crosby

In that series finale, Crosby's Davis Jenks allowed Lumberton's lone run on a pair of hits in the first inning before settling down to last five innings without allowing another hit, while recording eight strikeouts. Shaky fielding in the first inning of Game 2 dug the Raiders a deep hole, with three errors and a trio of hits in that frame paving the way to an early 4-0 lead for the Cougars. A… → Read More

Win over Lumberton gives Vidor final playoff spot

Vidor's Zach Hester was perfect on the mound and perfectly clutch at the plate, delivering three hitless innings of relief and a game-winning two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to lift Vidor to a 3-2 win over Lumberton on Tuesday night. The win gives Vidor (7-5 district) control of fourth place and the final District 22-5A playoff spot with two games remaining, while Lumberton (7-6)… → Read More