Nov

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 17, 2011

The Malakoff Lady Tigers opened up the basketball season with a home win over Rice Tuesday night, 47-26.

The Lady Tigers jumped out on top early, outscoring Rice 17-7 in the first quarter, and never looked back.

Malakoff was on its game defensively, picking

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Nov

12

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 12, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

GROESBECK – By the fourth quarter Friday night, the playoff monkey on Malakoff’s back looked about the size of King Kong.

Well that’s another empty ape suit gone.

The Malakoff Tigers rallied late to beat Little River Academy 10-3 at Groesbeck Stadium, giving Malakoff its first playoff win since 1998 and Jamie Driskell his first playoff victory ever.

The Tigers (9-2) advance to take on East Chambers next Friday at 7 p.m. at A&M Consolidated in College Station.

The win didn’t come easy. When the third quarter ended

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Nov

07

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 7, 2011

WHAT: Malakoff vs. Little River Academy in bi-district playoff action

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11

WHERE: Groesbeck — here is a link to information about the stadium. On the site is a button that will help you map a route.

WHO: The Tigers are playing the Little River Academy Bumblebees, the No. 3 seed from District 12-2A. Here is a link to their Maxpreps page listing their game-by-game results for the year.

HELP: The Malakoff Athletic Boosters are collecting donations to provide a charter bus for the Tigers. According to information released by the Boosters: “Due to budget cuts that school districts across the state have had to implement this year, it is difficult for the school to provide a charter bus for the team, as they have historically done. Please show this team, this staff and this community that we appreciate and support a winning football program in Malakoff by making a donation to the Booster Club’s charter bus drive. Any size donation is appreciated and will help send our Tigers off in style!” Donations can be dropped off at the high school office.

MORE TO COME? Watch The Malakoff News Facebook Page and website for more information — I think playoff shirts and a possible community pep rally are in the works.

Nov

04

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 4, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

This wasn’t the ending the Malakoff Tigers wanted. With a District 11-2A title on the line, the Tigers stumbled at home against Crockett Friday night, 36-0.

The loss on the final night of the regular season drops the Tigers’ record to 8-2, 4-1 for the year. Crockett improved to 9-1, 5-0.

The Tigers will be traveling to Groesbeck next Friday night to play Little River Academy

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Nov

04

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 4, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

The Malakoff Tigers made school football history by earning their third straight playoff berth this year. Going back to 1927, this season will mark the Tigers’ 13th playoff appearance, with back-to-back showings in 1939-40, 1998-99 and 2005-06.

Locally, fans debated whether Malakoff locked up a playoff spot with last week’s win over Elkhart or two weeks ago by beating Teague. But of this there is no question: Last week’s 48-18 romp over the Elks gave the Tigers the best three-year record in school history at 25-6 (so far).

That puts the modern Tigers ahead of the 1946-47-48 squad,

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Oct

31

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 31, 2011

The Cedar Creek Cowboys

The Cedar Creek Cowboys, a Malakoff select baseball team, won the Deep East Texas World Series this past weekend in Marshall. The Cowboys were undefeated in tournament games. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Stephen Burkhalter, Derek Rogers, David Strawn, Bill Borchardt; middle row from left, Jensen Smith, Cory Strawn, Hunter Davis, Cody Strawn; front row from left, Trent Harris, Joshua Wilson, Kobe Borchardt, Cameron Rogers, Chandler Carter, Dalton Burkhalter, and Kobey Roberts.

Oct

29

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 29, 2011

Malakoff senior Trevor Chambers (5) gave the Tigers a big boost early in the third quarter. Here he gets to the outside on a long run.

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

The Malakoff Tigers are headed to the playoffs for a school-record third consecutive time after beating Elkhart Friday night, 48-18.

The win improves Malakoff’s record to 8-1, 4-0 on the year. Over the first three seasons of head coach Jamie Driskell’s tenure, the Tigers are a combined 25-5. The accomplishment is even more amazing considering the two years before Driskell’s arrival Malakoff was a combined 1-19.

Friday night the Tigers got off to a slow start, but outscored Elkhart 27-0 in the second half to break open a close game. Malakoff was up 21-18 at the half.

Malakoff was led by senior quarterback Jacob Teague, who threw

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Oct

27

Posted by : Press release | On : October 27, 2011

Dr. W.P. “Rip” Drumgoole

The flag at Trinity Valley Community College is at half-staff today as the school mourns the passing of Vice President of Student Services Dr. W.P. “Rip” Drumgoole.

Drumgoole served the college and the Athens community for almost four decades. He died Thursday morning at East Texas Medical Center-Athens following a long battle with cancer. He was 61.

A native of Jefferson, he began his career with TVCC in 1973 as a full-time counselor. He served as guidance services coordinator and director of counseling before being named vice president of Student Affairs in 1980. The title later changed to vice president of Student Services. He also served as the college’s director of athletics for the 2009-10 school year.

“To paraphrase the Apostle Paul, Rip fought

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Oct

22

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 22, 2011

Malakoff's Cesar Garcia (42), shown kicking an extra point here with Tate Taylor (20) holding, hit on field goals of 33 and 23 yards Friday night against Teague.

By Michael V. Hannigan

The Malakoff Tigers won a physical, District 11-2A battle Friday night over the Teague Lions, 27-13.

The tone for the game was set midway though the first quarter by Malakoff’s Garrett Airheart, whose crushing block of a Teague player brought oohs and aahs from both sides of the stadium.

Even the referees weren’t immune, with one being taken off the field on a stretcher in the first half after two players rolled under his feet and knocked him to the ground. Reports later in the game indicated he would be OK, but was going to the hospital as a precaution.

The win pushed Malakoff’s record to 7-1, 3-0 and dropped Teague to 4-4, 1-2.

Kameron Fletcher led the way

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Oct

21

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 21, 2011

The Cedar Creek Cowboys of Malakoff are headed to the World Series! The Deep East Texas Baseball Association World Series that is. The league consists of 10 of the best select 11U baseball teams in East Texas. It is a two-day event to be held in Marshall, Texas on Oct. 29-30. Pictured above are the Cedar Creek Cowboys, back row from left, Coach Derek Rogers, Coach Bill Borchart, Coach Stephen Burkhalter; front row from left, Trent Harris-2, Jensen Smith-9, Cameron Rogers-6, Kobe Borchardt-99, Chandler Carter-10, Hunter Davis-38, Kobey Roberts-12, Cory Strawn-24, Dalton Burkhalter-32, Cody Strawn-55, Joshua Wilson-34.