Posted by : admin | On : April 13, 2012

The Malakoff Middle School girls track teams competed at district recently:

Our 8th grade girls were runner up.
The team members are :
Kiana Reed: 2nd Shot put, 3rd High jump, 1st 400meter relay, 2nd 800 meter relay, 5th 200 meter dash
Queen Jackson: 5th shot put, 4th discus
Kaitlyn Harris: 4th high jump, 6th long jump, 1st 400 meter relay, 2nd 800 meter relay. 4th 100 meter hurdles

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Posted by : Staff Reports | On : April 13, 2012

MMS 8th grade boys track team

The Malakoff Middle School 8th grade boys track team recently finished second in its district meet. The team also won the Eustace and Malakoff meets this season. Individual results from district are below:

2400m run
3rd Andy Garcia 9:01
5th Daniel Romero 9:34
6th Matthew Rodriguez 9:37

400m relay 6th
Dylan Grim, Ryan Robinson, Wade Horn, Trey Jackson

110m hurdles
3rd Jake Woolverton 19.26

800m relay 2nd 1:43
Dylan Grim, Ryan Robinson, Wade Horn, Trey Jackson

300m hurdles

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Posted by : Staff Reports | On : April 13, 2012

Malakoff Middle School boys 7th grade track

The Malakoff Middle School 7th grade boys competed recently at the District Track Meet. This meet concluded the season for the middle school track teams. The 7th grade boys had an outstanding season winning 2 meets this year.

The 7th Grade Boys District Track Meet Results
Overall Finish 3rd Place
Blooming Grove-14

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Posted by : admin | On : March 22, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

The History Channel is bringing back what it calls the first extreme sport: jousting. And PRCA World Champion Steer Wrestler and form

er Henderson County resident Rope Myers is right in the middle of the action.

Myers is one of 16 competitors on The History Channel’s Full Metal Jousting, a television series currently airing Sunday nights at 9.
“But this is no Renaissance fair as the toughest riders in the nation face off in a bone-crushing competition for big money,” reads the description on the series website. “It’s as intense as it was 500 years ago, but with a twist: Traditional armor is replaced by modern suits of steel, while action is captured by high-speed cameras.”

The hits are big, delivered with wooden lances while wearing 80 pounds of armor and riding a horse 20 mph.

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Posted by : Staff Reports | On : February 3, 2012

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) conducted its bi-annual realignment Thursday. Here’s where area schools landed:


Football (Div. I, District 7-2A): Malakoff, Eustace, Grand Saline, Kemp, Lone Oak, Quitman, Winnsboro.
Basketball (Div. I, District 13-2A): Malakoff, Dallas Faith Family, Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Eustace, Kemp, Palmer, Red Oak Life, Scurry-Rosser

Cross Roads

Football (Div. I, District 6-1A): Cross Roads, Cayuga, Dallas Gateway, Italy, Itasca, Kerens
Basketball (Div. I, District 18-1A): Cross Roads, Cayuga, Hubbard, Kerens, Wortham


Football (Div. I, District 16-6man): Trinidad, Calvert, Karnack, Milford
Basketball (Div II, District 23-1A): Trinidad, Campbell, Cumby Miller Grove, Fruitvale, Yantis



Posted by : admin | On : February 3, 2012

​Planning for last Saturday’s Malakoff Tiger Invitational powerlifting meet began immediately after Thanksgiving. Still, Head Coach Scott Lane never expected to be cooking Friday night.

But when the caterer dropped out unexpectedly on Thursday, meet organizers had to figure out how to feed an expected 75 to 85 powerlifting coaches and officials.

“That was a major curve ball,” Lane said. “Those are big eaters.”

So he and Athletic Director Jamie Driskell bought briskets, sausage and beans and started cooking.




Posted by : Staff Reports | On : January 13, 2012

From Staff Reports

The Malakoff Tigers are on fire, winning their first four district games to set up a showdown with also-undefeated Teague next Tuesday at home. Malakoff is 9-9 overall and 4-0 in District 14-2A.

The Tigers are off this Friday, Jan. 13.

In the past week, the Tigers have crushed, in order, Blooming Grove, Buffalo and Leon.

First, the Tigers dumped Blooming Grove

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Posted by : admin | On : December 25, 2011

Jeris Hall looks ripped now, but after college this MHS grad tipped the scales at 293 pounds.

By Chip Souza

Special to The News

When Jeris Hall looked at the man in the mirror, he did not like what was looking back.

An athlete in high school and always one of the most popular students at Malakoff High, he was living the life of most college students: Lots of parties, late night fast-food and more parties.

Jeris Hall before changing his lifestyle.

Hall, now 29, was a junior at Texas A&M-Commerce in 2004, away from home for the first time. And he was soaking in every minute of the college experience.

“I loved it, loved being in college,” he says now. “I pledged to one of the biggest fraternities (Delta Tau Delta) on campus and had a lot of friends. I got caught up in being free.”

By the end of his first year of college, the former Tiger football player had gained 35 pounds, which is not uncommon for first-year students. For Hall, a former athlete and now not being involved in sports, along with the other social trappings of college life, were all factors

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Posted by : admin | On : December 5, 2011

Stace Smith

From Staff Reports

Talk about consistent: Stace Smith Pro Rodeos of Henderson County was named the PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last week.

That is the eighth consecutive year Smith has won the award. Only one other time in the award’s history has anyone won as many times.

Voting is by all contract personnel (announcers, pickup men, etc.), along with the stock contractors, rodeo committees (one vote per committee) and the top 100 contestants in each event.

According to the company’s website, Smith produces more PRCA rodeos than any other stock contractor in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

A long-time Henderson County resident, Smith has been a rodeo contestant, worked as a chute boss and was also a pickup man before becoming a stock contractor. In 2005, he was chosen as pickup man for the Texas Circuit finals.



Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 25, 2011

By Gene Lehmann
Special to The News

Approximately 18 years ago, a new women’s basketball coach hired on at Trinity Valley Community College and one of his first visits was to the Athens Daily Review newsroom so he could meet sports editor and Malakoff native Benny Rogers.

I edited the newspaper in the small East Texas town. I had divorced

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