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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Posted by : admin | 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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Posted by : admin | 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.




Posted by : admin | On : October 20, 2011

From Staff Reports

The Malakoff Tigers (6-1, 2-0) are set to take on the Teague Lions (4-3, 1-1) Friday night at Tiger Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m. The game has huge implications in the District 11-2A playoff picture, and a win for Malakoff would practically ensure a third-straight postseason appearance for Coach Jamie Driskell’s Tigers.

Another playoff appearance would also give these Tigers a place in Malakoff history, because no other school football team has gone to the playoffs three consecutive seasons. According to Malakoff sports historian Benny Rogers, the Tigers had back-to-back playoff appearances in 1939-40, 1998-99, and 2005-06, but all three times, the Tigers fell short in year three.

To support the team, school officials and the Malakoff Athletic Booster Club are calling for a Whiteout and asking all fans to wear white to the game. The Booster Club will be selling low-cost white t-shirts at the gate, and organizers say the “M” in the middle of the football field is being painted white for this game.

The temperatures Friday night are expected to be in the upper 50s, so fans are being asked to prepare. It won’t help much to wear a white shirt and then cover it up with a jacket … unless the jacket is white, of course.

(Photo courtesy of JD Hancock via Flickr)