Feb

16

Posted by : admin | On : February 16, 2017

Lady Cardinals win 73-50
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ATHENS–Once the 11th-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cards found another gear, they ran away and hit from Paris Junior College’s Lady Dragons for a 73-50 win Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Gym.
With a pink-clad Play 4Kay crowd looking on, the Lady Cards outscored Paris 30-10 in the final 14:30 to run their season record to 19-4. They are 11-2 in Region XIV Conference heading into a three-game road trip to Bossier Parish, Panola and Angelina.
The Lady Cards are scheduled to return home Saturday, Feb. 25 against Coastal Bend in a 2 p.m. tipoff.
Paris hung with the Lady Cards until near the midway point of the third quarter. The Lady Dragons pulled within three, 43-40, before the Lady Cards ran off and hid.
Jordan Alexander provided the spark for the Lady Cards with 16 points, all in the second half. Alexander drained four three-pointers.
Naomi Davenport tossed in 15 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Shakeela Fowler had 14.
The Lady Cards took a 39-31 lead into the halftime locker room when Christalah Lyons hit a running three-pointer at the buzzer.
Boys victorious 81-65
The News Staff Reports
ATHENS–The No. 18-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals won for a 37th-straight time at Cardinal Gym Saturday afternoon.
Using a fast start in the second half, the Cardinals rolled to an 81-65 win against the Paris Junior College Dragons in a Region XIV Conference contest.
In extending their home win streak, first-year head coach Guy Furr’s Cardinals maintain their lead in the North Zone. Now 21-4 on the season, the Cardinals are 12-2 in conference play.
The Cardinals are scheduled to be on the road this week, traveling Wednesday to play Bossier Parish and Saturday to take on Panola.
Andres Ibarguen led the Cardinals with 17 points. He also grabbed 12 rebounds.
Also scoring in double figures for the Cardinals were Brandon Holley with 15, all on three-pointers, Josh Stamps 13 and Hyron Edwards 11. Edwards also had seven assists.
The Cardinals were 9-of-13 from the free throw line. Paris was 24-of-36.
The Cardinals led 35-28 at the half, finishing the half on a 5-0 spurt.
By the 14:50 mark, they were in control of the scoreboard with a 51-35 advantage.
The win gave the Cardinals a sweep of Paris. They scored a 94-77 win at Paris in January.

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2017

The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Seven Malakoff Tigers received postseason praise on the 2016 Padilla Poll Class 3A, Division I Coaches All-State football team.
The seven players will receive a certificate for making All State.
Representing the first team was senior wide receiver Q.T. Barker. Second team selections went to senior Larry Coker on offense, senior Payton Lowrie on offense, junior Judd Miller on offense and senior Tyler Russell on offense. Seniors Danyal Littleton and Jack Patton were named to the second team defense.
The Offensive Player of the Year went to Muleshoe senior Beto Diaz, while the Defensive Player of the Year went to Brock senior Zane Young. Mineola coach Joe Drennon was named Coach of the Year.
On the 2016 All-East Texas Football Team released by the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Coker was named as a second-team offensive lineman and honorable mention defensive lineman. Barker was named second-team wide receiver and honorable mention defensive back, Littleton was named second-team defensive lineman and Russell was named second-team defensive back.
Lowrie was named honorable mention offensive lineman, Miller was named honorable mention quarterback and senior CJ Overton was named honorable mention defensive lineman.

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2017

Lady_Cards

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ATHENS–The Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals stayed unbeaten at home on the young season Tuesday afternoon with 3-0 and 6-5 wins against Hill College at Drumgoole Field at Cain Park.
It was the Lady Cardinals’ second sweep in as many home doubleheaders.
The wins improved the Lady Cardinals to 5-1 on the season heading into a doubleheader at home today against McLennan Community College. Action begins at 1 p.m.
GAME 1
Shelby Craig went the distance in the circle in the first game for the Lady Cardinals, allowing just three hits.
The Lady Cardinals also had just three hits, but also drew four walks. Three straight walks set the table for Alexi Santos to drive in a pair of runs with a two-out single in the third inning.
Kimberly Abundis and Shannon Klaus had the other two hits for the Lady Cardinals. Klaus had a lead-off triple in the first inning.
GAME 2
The Lady Cardinals had 12 hits in the second game and got a strong relief pitching performance from Kimberly Hughes. Hughes relieved Abundis after three and-two-third innings.
Hill managed just four hits against Abundis/Hughes, but benefited from six Lady Cardinal errors.
Breana Florez and Savannah Martinez led the Lady Cardinals at the plate. Florez had three hits (a double and two singles) and drove in two runs and Martinez had a home run (solo) and single.
Alyssa De Los Santos, Abundis and Klaus also had multiple-hit plate appearances with two singles each.
In the fifth inning, after having left the bases loaded to end the fourth, the Lady Cardinals scored three runs to wipe out a 5-3 Hill lead. De Los Santos drove in two and Hughes, in her first at-bat, drove in the other.
Hill advanced a runner to third with one out in the top of the seventh. Hughes got out the jam with a strikeout and groundout.

Feb

02

Posted by : admin | On : February 2, 2017

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ATHENS–Trinity Valley Community College announced Friday it will forfeit its upcoming women’s basketball games against Blinn College and Jacksonville College.
The forfeits are a result of all Lady Cardinal players having been ejected in a game Wednesday night at Kilgore College.
Leading 43-28 with 6:25 left in the third quarter, an altercation occurred near midcourt, resulting in players from both teams leaving the bench area and entering the court.
Following the ejection of all players from both teams, officials suspended the game.
The NJCAA has declared the game a no contest.
NJCAA rules state in the event of an ejection for a violent action, which leaving the bench during an on-court incident is considered, a player is suspended for two games.
“The events at the game disappoint us,” said TVCC president Dr. Jerry King. “We do not tolerate such behavior at Trinity Valley Community College and we take incidents like this very seriously.
“Our student-athletes must understand this, and that there are consequences for their actions. We have to make this a teachable moment with the understanding this is unacceptable.”
The Lady Cardinals went into the Kilgore game ranked No. 9 nationally with a 17-2 season record and perfect 9-0 conference mark.
The Lady Cardinals were scheduled to play Blinn at home Saturday at 2 p.m. Due to the game’s forfeiture, they will end their Cardinal Gym win streak, which began on Jan. 13, 2010, at 88 games.
Following an open date next Wednesday (Feb. 1), the Lady Cardinals were scheduled to take on Jacksonville on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. in the annual Play 4 Kay game.
That event has now been moved to Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. against Paris.
The Lady Cardinals’ next scheduled game is Wednesday, Feb. 8, at San Jacinto.
Game time is 5:30 p.m. They will carry a 17-4 season record and 9-2 conference record into the game.
A similar ruling will likely affect the Kilgore College Lady Ranger basketball team.
The TVCC Cardinal men’s basketball team will take on Tyler at home on Saturday, Feb. 4 in a 4 p.m. tipoff.

Feb

02

Posted by : admin | On : February 2, 2017

MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Lady Tigers had 21 points from Jalie Dawson in a 61-28 victory over the Palestine Westwood Lady Panthers Friday.
KeiKei Walker, Charlsey Stearman and Alliyah Coleman had eight points. ShaKera Thompson had six and Taliha Dora had four points.
In the Tigers game, Malakoff won by a score of 60-58. Tyler Russell finished with 24 points to lead the Tigers.
Kadderious Thomas had eight, JaQuaylon Hart had seven, Katoriuhn Dewberry had six, QT Barker had five, Danyal Littleton had four, Jake Lee had three and Breashawn Williams had two.

Jan

26

Posted by : admin | On : January 26, 2017

Malakoff HIgh School Senior Julia Walden is one of 295 students out of 2,222 chosen to participate in the 2017 Asssociation of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band.

Malakoff HIgh School Senior Julia Walden is one of 295 students out of 2,222 chosen to participate in the 2017 Asssociation of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band.


The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Malakoff High School senior and member of the “Pride of Malakoff High School Band” Julia Walden, has been chosen for the 2017 Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) All-State Band.
More than 9,000 high school band students across Texas auditioned in 22 regions for a place in their respective all-region bands. The top chairs in each region advanced to one of five area auditions in the state. Of those 2,222 students, only 295 were selected for all-state honors.
Walden plays the flute under the direction of Band Director Chad Bentley and is also a private student of Sue Bugg. This is her first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band.
Walden is the daughter of Curtis and Tawna Walden of Malakoff and enjoys playing in the East Texas Youth Orchestra as well as performing as a part of the Malakoff Theater Troupe. Her other interests include Journalism.
Bentley, who in his high school days was one of only five others who made All-State Band from Malakoff, said, “We are extremely proud of Julia and all she has accomplished. She has worked very hard for many years and deserves this honor.”
The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio from Feb. 8-11 and present a concert on Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. Joseph Missal of Oklahoma State University will be the clinician-conductor. The symphonic band will premiere a piece by Johnnie Vinson, commissioned by ATSSB for the event.

Jan

26

Posted by : admin | On : January 26, 2017

The News Staff Reports
ATHENS–The No. 9-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals took care of business Saturday against the No. 21-ranked Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies.
The Lady Cardinals won, 84-56, to improve to 17-2 overall and 9-0 in Region XIV conference play.
The victory extended the Lady Cardinals home win streak to 88 games.
The Lady Cardinals were led by Naomi Davenport with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Leah Mathis had 11 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal, Monique Mills had 10 rebounds, and one assist and Shakeela Fowler had 10 points, eight assists, one rebound and one steal.
Christalah Lyons had eight points, Malaysia McHenry, Jordan Alexander and Rainey Kuykendall had six, while Dominique Mills and Dajah Daniel had four.
Trinity Valley returns to action Wednesday at Kilgore. The tip is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals improved to 16-4 overall and 7-2 in Region XIV conference play with a 94-77 victory at Paris Junior College Saturday.
The Cardinals trailed by 12 early in the second half against Paris before outscoring the Dragons 47-18 the rest of the way.
Hyron Edwards led the way with 25 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals.
Jaime Echenique had 21 points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks and Amaad Wainright had 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one steal.
Josh Stamps had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists and Andres Ibarguen had seven points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
Brandon Holley and Ryan Preston had five points and Lorenzo Phillips had two points.
TVCC returns to action Wednesday at Cardinal Gym against Panola. The tip is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is webcast by the Cardinal Sports Network.
On Saturday, the Cardinals travel to Corsicana to face Navarro at 4 p.m. The game will be broadcast by KCKL 95.9 FM and online at www.kcklfm.com.

Jan

26

Posted by : admin | On : January 26, 2017

Athens girls BB #20

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MEXIA–The Athens Lady Hornets lost on the road to its district rival Mexia Lady Cats Jan. 24, 66-34.
The loss drops the Lady Hornets overall record to 5-10 on the season and 0-5 in District 18-4A play. Mexia won the first meeting by a similar score, 62-30.
At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Cats held an 18-6 lead and extended the lead to 36-14 at the half.
The Lady Hornets were at their best in the third quarter, outscoring Mexia, 18-14 to cut the deficit to within 50-32. The fourth quarter wasn’t as good for them and Athens was outscored 16-2 for the 66-34 finale.
The Lady Hornets were led in scoring by Raveon Rodriguez with 10 points. Tamaya Hubbard had eight, Hallie Williams had six, Kelcee Johnson and Asha Chilton had four and Aaliyah Minifee had two.
AHS returns to action Friday as they host Fairfield at 6:15 p.m. at AHS Gymnasium.
Athens is scheduled to wrap up the season Jan. 31 at Palestine and Feb. 3 against Madisonville for Senior Night at AHS gymnasium.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2017

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ATHENS–Trinity Valley Community College is hosting the 9th annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Rodeo, Feb. 10-11, at the Fairground Park in Athens.
The event will feature approximately 400 contestants from 20 colleges and universities including: Hill College, Southwest Texas Junior College, McNeese State University, Louisiana State University, Trinity Valley Community College, Northeast Texas Community College, Lone Star Community College – Montgomery, Panola Junior College, Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, and Wharton County Junior College.
Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening at The Henderson County Fair Park Complex with slack beginning at noon Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Each night during the rodeo performance, children can compete in a Calf Scramble to win prizes.
Each NIRA member college has its own club composed of student members and sponsored by a faculty advisor who supervises the club’s activities. Each year, a 6-member men’s team and a 4-member women’s team from each school travel to the regional rodeos competing against other NIRA member schools. Those not chosen for the team may compete on an individual basis and still be eligible for all prizes except those given to the team. The top three contestants in each event from each of the NIRA’s 11 regions qualify to compete in the CNFR. The top two men’s teams and women’s teams also qualify from the regions.
General admission tickets are $5.00 each and may be purchased in advance at Lone Star Western Wear in Athens, or on the night of the performance at the gate. Admission is free with a current TVCC ID. All proceeds generated by the rodeo are given back to the students to further their education.
Several local hotels are offering competitive rates for rodeo competitors and families. Please contact the Holiday Inn Express, Best Western Royal Mountain Inn, and Super 8 to learn more. Don’t forget to mention that you’re with the TVCC Rodeo event to receive these special rates.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2017

Lady Tigers 2 CMYK

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The Malakoff Lady Tigers dropped a district contest to Teague, 50-42, Friday in Malakoff.
The Lady Tigers were led by Kamry Hurd with 13 points. Jalie Dawson had 12, Taliha Dora had seven, Nakeya Kelley had four and Charlsey Stearman and KeiKei Walker had two each.
The boys team also fell to the Lions, that game by the score of 73-61.
The Tigers were led by Tyler Russell with 21 points. Katoriuhn Dewberry had 12, Danyal Littleton and Breashawn Williams had seven, JaQuaylon Hart had six, QT Barker, Jake Lee, Kadderious Thomas and AJ Cook had two.