Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
TRINIDAD–The Trinidad Trojans and Lady Trojans track teams had athletes advance to the Class A regional meet at Tarleton State University, April 16.
In the varsity girls division, Erica Airheart advanced in three events. She finished in second-place in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 6 ¼ inches.
She was second in the triple jump at 33 feet, 10 ½ inches and finished in fourth on the 400-meter relay team.
Tori Moody was fourth in the triple jump at 31 feet, 6 ½ inches to advance to regionals. She finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.42 seconds and was a member of the 400-meter relay team.
Robin Polk advanced as a member of the 400-meter relay team along with Jaylynn Womack.
Polk advanced to regionals in the shot put with a third place finish. She had a throw of 31 feet, 10 ¾ inches.
Heather Monroe advanced to regionals as the area champion in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 3 ½ inches.
In the varsity boys division, Sean Davies advanced to regionals in the triple jump and the 110-meter hurdles. Davies was the area champion in the hurdles with a time of 16.63 seconds. In the triple jump, he was second with a leap of 39 feet, 11 ¾ inches.
In the varsity girls division, Mystic McClintock was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 24.54.
In the 800-meter relay, Trinidad finished in sixth place with a time of 2:19.30. The Lady Trojans finished fifth in the mile relay with a time of 6:48.82.
In the discus, Monroe finished in eighth place with a throw of 75 feet, 3 inches. McClintock was 14th with a throw of 62 feet, 3 inches and Hallie Airheart was 15th with a throw of 61 feet, 11 inches.
In the high jump, Tori Moody was eighth with a height of 3 feet, 10 inches and Jaylynn Womack was ninth with a height of 3 feet, 8 inches.
In the long jump, Womack finished 19th with a leap of 10 feet, 1 ½ inches. Hallie Airheart was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 27 feet, 9 ½ inches.
In the varsity boys division, Jovante Hornbuckle was seventh in the 100-meters with a time of 12.32. Hornbuckle was sixth in the 200-meters with a time of 25.68 seconds. Antywon Shofner was eighth with a time of 26.23 seconds.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Davies was sixth with a time of 55.17. In the 3,200-meter run, Kaelab Eastman was 11th with a time of 14:27.18.
The Trinidad 800-meter relay team was third with a time of 1:45.69. Raymond Dawson finished 12th in the discus with a throw of 74 feet, 7 inches.
Tristan Fletcher was 15th in the discus with a throw of 67 feet, 6 inches and Johnny Ayala was 16th with a throw of 65 feet, 10 inches.
Ayala was 22th in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, ½ inches. In the shot put, Marcus was 13th with a throw of 31 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Colby Snider was 22nd with a throw of 27 feet.
Shofner finished in ninth place in the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 5 ½ inches.

Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

Jake Woolverton

Monitor Photo/Ryan Moulds
Malakoff runner Jake Woolverton competes in the district track meet at Eustace, April 14.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs and the Malakoff Tigers and Lady Tigers comepeted in the district track meet in Eustace, April 14.
In the 100-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Charlsey Stearman advanced to area with a second place finish in a time of 17.59 seconds. Eustace Lady Bulldog Marshalla Padgett was third in 17.64 and Malakoff’s Mackenzie Crist was fourth in 17.72.
In the 1,600-meter run, Eustace had the district champion in Skye Burns with a time of 5:41.96, followed by Lady Bulldog Molly McAtee in second with a time of 5:43.03.
In the 100-meter dash, Malakoff had a second place finish from Jalie Dawson with a time of 13.28, followed by Candace Denis in third with a time of 13.51. In the 200-meter dash, Malakoff’s Monica Ovieda was third with a time of 27.79.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Shaylea Boles was second in 52.48, following by Crist in 53.47 and Eustace Lady Bulldog Reece Thorne in fourth at 54.19.
In the 3,200-meter run, Eustace junior Chanda Westbrook was the district champion with a time of 11:47.70. Burns was third with a time of 12:41.40.
In the 400-meter dash, Eustace junior Samantha Richardson was second with a time of 1:04.10. Eustace Lady Bulldog Jacelyn Warner was fourth with a time of 1:06.12.
The Malakoff 400-meter relay team was second in 51.57, while Eustace finished fourth in 53.19.
The Malakoff 800-meter relay team finished third in 1:51.45, followed by Eustace in fourth with a time of 1:53.15.
The Eustace mile relay team finished second in 4:18.62, followed by Malakoff in fourth in 4:30.58.
In the 800-meters, Westbrook won the district title in a time of 2:23.78, while Eustace junior Shelby White was third in 2:28.87.
In the discus, Eustace Lady Bulldog Miranda Fontenot was second with a throw of 99 feet, 6 inches, followed by Gabbi Corder in third at 97 feet, 8 inches.
Denis was third in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 2 ½ inches.
Eustace Lady Bulldog Whitney Boerner won the district title in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches. Eustace Lady Bulldog Breanna Ragan was fourth with a height of 7 feet, 6 inches.
Malakoff’s Kiana Reed was second in the shot put at 36 feet, 10 ½ inches, followed by Corder in fourth at 32 feet, 2 ¾ inches.
Denis won the district title in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 1 inch. Malakoff’s Mackenzie Crist was fourth with a leap of 31 feet, ¼ inches.
Malakoff Tiger Q.T. Barker won the district title in the 100-meters with a time of 11.09 seconds.
In the 110-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Jacob Woolverton won the district title with a time of 15.53 seconds.
Eustace Bulldog Colton Summerall was second in 15.57, Eustace junior Jude Bonner was third in 16.74 and Malakoff’s A.J. Dixon-Thomas was fourth in 17.66.
In the 1,600-meter rush, Eustace swept the top three positions as Ericson Gudjohnson was first at 4:38.09. Daniel Purselley was second followed by Zane Arambula in third.
In the 200-meters, Eustace Bulldog Tate Pace was third in 23.55.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Eustace and Malakoff swept the four area spots led by Malakoff’s Tyler Russell in first at 41.09. Woolverton was second in 41.24, Summerall was third in 43.86 and Bonner was fourth in 45.20.
In the 3,200-meters, Gudjohnson was first in 9:58.10, Purselley was second in 10:47.10 and Brandon Richardson was third in 10:56.56.
In the 400-meters, Eustace Bulldog Stone Wadsworth was second in 51.97. Malakoff’s Xavier McCullar was fourth in 53.88.
In the 400-meter relay, Malakoff finished first, while Eustace was fourth. In the 800-meter relay, Malakoff was second, while Eustace was fourth and in the 1,600-meter relay, Eustace was first, while Malakoff was third.
In the 800-meter run, Arambula was first as 2:04.03, Eustace Bulldog Andrew Page was second at 2:10.21 and Michael Wong was third at 2:11.17.
In the discus, Malakoff was led by Larry Coker in first at 141 feet, 11 inches, followed by A.J. Dixon-Thomas in second at 121 feet, 9 inches.
In the high jump, Russell was first at 6 feet, 6 inches, followed by Woolverton at 6 feet.
Russell advanced in the long jump in first with a leap of 21 feet, 11 ½ inches. Woolverton was fourth at 21 feet.
In the pole vault, Eustace Bulldog Cody Duncan was second at 11 feet, 6 inches, followed by Malakoff’s Sha’Zarrion Bailey in third at 10 feet. Eustace Bulldog Charles Womble advanced at 9 feet, 6 inches.
In the shot put, Malakoff’s Danyal Littleton was first at 44 feet, 7 inches, followed by Malakoff’s Payton Lowery in second at 44 feet, 6 ½ inches. Malakoff’s Larry Coker was fourth at 40 feet, ¾ inches.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

The News Staff Reports
HENDERSON COUNTY–As of last Sunday, the price of a stamp to mail a letter dropped by two cents. Now those Forever Stamps cost 47 cents a stamp, instead of the 49 cents it has been since January 2014.
It is the first time in 100 years the price of a stamp has been reduced. The last cost reduction in stamps occurred in July 1919, when prices dropped from 3 cents to 2 cents. This is only the third price decrease on record going back to the Civil War.
The Postal Service isn’t funded by tax dollars, so it has to cover the cost of its operations through revenue sources such as postage. It has also reached its borrowing limit.
The Postal Regulatory Commission, the independent government agency which oversees the USPS and its pricing, stipulated the return of pre-2014 rates, while acknowledging the Postal Service will lose $2 billion due to the decrease.
The service posted an operating profit in each of the last two fiscal years, according to PRC’s annual report. But after accounting for future expenses, such as pension costs, the service posted a $5.1 billion net loss for the most recent year.
USPS losses got worse during the Great Recession (2008), as businesses cut back on mailing. To help make up for the shortfall it got permission to increase rates in 2014, raising the price of a stamp by 3 cents to its current 49 cents. But that increase was only meant to be temporary, and now it has to give up a 2-cent increase.
“Given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction…exacerbates our losses,” Postmaster General Megan Brennan said in a statement April 7, as it filed a petition seeking a new rate setting process. “This unfortunate decision heightens the importance of the review of our ratemaking system.”
The service is still seeking relief from a congressional mandate to pre-fund retiree health benefits, something that neither the government nor private companies are required to do, as well as greater flexibility in setting rates.
“To properly compete for customers and continue to meet America’s evolving mailing and shipping needs, the Postal Service needs the financial capability to invest in the future,” Brennan said. “We continue to seek legislative reforms to put the Postal Service back on a sustainable financial path, and pricing is an important component.”
Other reductions in domestic mailing include:
• The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, will decrease from $0.485 to $0.465. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
• First Class Mail Flats (1 oz.) will decrease from $0.98 to $0.94. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
• Postcard rates will decrease from $0.35 to $0.34.
• Media Mail rates will start at $2.61 instead of $2.72 for a 1 lb. package.
• First Class Mail – Parcels available at the Post Office will also see a decrease and rates will start at $2.45 (previously $2.54) for a 1 oz. package.
Changes in package service:
• First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 12.8 percent in 2016. Additionally, the maximum weight for First Class Package Service Commercial Base pricing (online postage) will be increased from 13 ounces to 15.99 ounces. Also, Commercial Plus pricing for First Class Package Service will be eliminated this year.
• Parcel Select Nonpresort (purchased online) will be renamed to Parcel Select Ground. Standard Post will be renamed Retail Ground.
International Shipping:
• Priority Mail Express International will see an average rate increase of 11.6 percent in 2016.
• Priority Mail International will see an average rate increase of 10.2 percent.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

By Russell Slaton
The News Correspondent
MALAKOFF–Henderson County Sheriff-elect Botie Hillhouse and his wife, Malakoff ISD Police Chief Stacy Hillhouse, updated Rotarians on Open Carry rules, traffic laws around school buses and truancy matters.
Sheriff-elect Hillhouse said the carrying of weapons, openly or concealed is not allowed at the courthouse, annex or judicial complex and signs are posted to that effect. Neither are they allowed on school district property, unless granted by the school board.
In addition, he said those who carry openly must still be licensed. Businesses and other private property where the proprietor wishes to ban concealed and open carry must address the two issues in both English and Spanish, for a total of four signs, known as 30.06 for concealed carry and 30.07 for open carry.
Malakoff ISD Police Chief Stacie Hillhouse reminded motorists to stop for school buses. Vehicles traveling in both directions must stop when a bus has halted on a roadway with no dividers, such as a grassy median or concrete barrier. Roadways with a grassy median or concrete barrier legally allow opposing traffic to flow freely with a stopped school bus on the other side.
A paved turn lane is considered part of the roadway, and in those areas, automobiles in both directions must stop, she said. Highway 31 through Malakoff, with the paved center turn lane, requires all automobiles to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights and stop sign deployed.
Prevention efforts are underway, not just in Malakoff but in Kaufman County as well, added Malakoff ISD Superintendent Randy Perry. Those efforts include cameras mounted on the buses to catch offenders. There is a substantial fine for improperly passing a school bus, with punishment ranging all the way to a state jail felony, Stacie Hillhouse said.
Another issue MISD Chief Hillhouse addressed was the truancy code. The state legislature decriminalized truancy for schoolchildren, shifting truancy to a civil matter.
In Henderson County, Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Tommy Barnett, based in Malakoff, hears truancy matters before his court. The Henderson County Attorney’s Office, led by Clint Davis, also is involved in civil truancy matters, Hillhouse added. The parental aspect of truancy is still a criminal misdemeanor.
The law enforcement duo were special guest speakers during Malakoff Rotary’s weekly luncheon at the Flagg House April 12.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

Malakoff and Eustace handshake post game

The News Photo/Ryan Moulds
Malakoff and Eustace players shake hands after Malakoff’s 16-1 victory in their April 5 game in Malakoff.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Lady Tigers beat the Eustace Lady Bulldogs 16-1, April 5. The game was called in the third inning because of a run rule.
Jaci Gray started on the mound for Eustace and Candace Denis started for the Lady Tigers.
Eustace got two on base but did not score to start the game. Malakoff scored Denis on an error in the first inning to go up 1-0.
In the second inning, Zoie Bailey walked and Gabi Corder stole home to tie the game 1-1. Abra Roberts struck out to end the inning.
Malakoff went up 3-1 in the second when Cheyenne Ramsey and Chaney Tart got home. Denis hit a home run to make it 5-1 and Chyann Jarrett scored to make it 6-1.
Malakoff got a big break when the umpire missed an interference call that would have ended the inning. Instead Malakoff loaded the bases and scored five more runs to make the score 11-1 going to the third.
Eustace didn’t score in the third inning. Jarrett scored for Malakoff to make it 12-1 and Tart knocked in Abby Terris and Ramsey to make it 15-1. Hannah Terris ended the game when she knocked in Tart.
The win improves Malakoff to 10-0 in district this season. Eustace falls to 4-6 in district and is tied with Frankston for the final playoff spot. Frankston holds the tie breaker.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

Z Bailey

The News Photo/ryan moulds
Malakoff pitcher Z Bailey gets ready to throw a pitch during the third inning of Malakoff’s game against Eustace. Malakoff won the game 12-9 in comeback fashion.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers baseball team won in a offensive thriller 12-9 against the Eustace Bulldogs, April 5 in Malakoff.
Tristan Tobey started on the mound for Malakoff and Rusty Rodgers started for Eustace.
In the first inning, Malakoff didn’t allow Eustace to score and also scored one run to take an early 1-0 lead.
In the second inning, Eustace quickly loaded the bases. Tobey walked Juan Maltos in for a run to tie the game and then hit Hayden Shaddox with a pitch that got Gannon Kirkhart home.
Later in the inning, Zach Compton knocked in Cory Strawn and Chris Carlson for a 4-1 lead. Shaddox stole home for a 5-1 lead. Eustace scored five runs in the inning but Malakoff answered back with three runs of their own due to errors. Eustace had a 5-4 lead going into the third inning.
In the third inning, Z Bailey checked in for Malakoff at pitcher. He walked a few batters and Shaddox loaded the bases. Kelly Ashton knocked in TJ Howard to make the score 6-4 and Howard batted in Cory Strawn and Shaddox to make it 8-4. Tyler Crawford came in to pitch and got the last out.
Eustace put Cory Strawn in at pitcher. Dylan Grim and Crawford led off the inning for Malakoff with singles and Trevor Martin walked to load the bases. Grim and Crawford got home on a walk and a sacrifice fly to make the score 8-6. Hunter Snow hit a single to get Martin home and to make the score 8-7. Malakoff would hit two more singles to tie the game at eight. Shaddox came in to pitch for the Bulldogs and got the final two outs.
Things slowed down for both teams in the fourth inning. Cody Strawn got a base hit for Eustace but they didn’t score. Grim led off the inning with a walk for Malakoff but they couldn’t get anything going either.
In the fifth inning, Howard hit a single with two outs to get on base. Maltos then singled to move Howard to second. Kirkhart stepped up and hit a double to get Howard home and help Eustace take the lead back 9-8.
Malakoff almost scored when a wild pitch got away from the Eustace catcher. Dustin Miller almost stole home but Shaddox tagged him out just in time to keep the score at 9-8 going into the sixth inning.
Eustace went down in order in the sixth. Grim scored for Malakoff in the bottom of the sixth on an overthrow error by Shaddox that tied the game at nine. Malakoff loaded the bases and Snow knocked in Crawford and Martin to put Malakoff up 11-9. Ford Sugai singled to get Miller home for the last run that made the game 12-9. Eustace had two big errors in the inning that hurt them.
The Bulldogs needed three runs to stay alive in the top of the seventh. Compton led things off with a single but it would not be enough and the game ended on a fly ball.
The loss dropped Eustace to 10-7 on the season and 5-3 in district play. Malakoff also won the first meeting this season 21-11 in Eustace. Eustace is third in district.

Apr

07

Posted by : admin | On : April 7, 2016

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THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON
Kevin Lilly (right), who owns and operates 18 McDonald’s restaurants in East Texas, told Malakoff Rotary members March 29 about his company’s new building which opened this month, nearly 10 years after the Malakoff location first opened across the street. Lilly was joined by local store marketing coordinator Berta Winn (left).

By Russell Slaton
The News Correspondent
MALAKOFF–Malakoff Rotarians learned details March 29 about the construction and first few days of the city’s McDonald’s restaurant, which opened its new location earlier this month after being located across Highway 198 for nearly 10 years.
Kevin Lilly, who along with his wife, Jeaneane, owns and operates 18 McDonald’s locations stretching from Buffalo to Kaufman, and from Ennis to Tyler.
He said the new Malakoff building opened March 10, with ribbon-cutting ceremonies April 1. The ribbon will be made of $5 bills in the amount of $250, which will be donated to the Malakoff High School band. A grand opening was April 2, featuring the McDonald’s character, the Hamburglar.
The new building is 3,500 square feet, Lilly said, as opposed to the 2,000 square feet of space formerly shared with the Exxon convenience store across the highway. McDonald’s of Malakoff opened in Nov. 2006 with a 10-year lease at the former location, Lilly said. It took nine days to move everything across the road, Lilly said. A 1948 license plate was found during demolition and excavation of the gas station which sat at the new McDonald’s site, he added.
One feature of the new building is its interior décor. It includes stone bar stools and a leather couch, which has become a “casual centerpiece,” Lilly said.
The upscale wood and stone interior décor is a prototype and will be featured at McDonald’s Corporations worldwide convention in April, he added. Expanded restrooms are another feature. Lilly reported that the new restaurant, which is managed by Anisa Nelms, has been a big hit.
Lilly said the No. 1 question he receives is about lack of an indoor or outdoor playground. Lilly explained that the 1.01-acre site is “real tight,” and in addition, the finances were not feasible. Another possible location was explored which abuts Brookshire’s grocery, Lilly also said, before settling on the site at the northeast corner of highways 198 and 31.
Lilly, who was accompanied at the Rotary luncheon by local store marketing coordinator Berta Winn, also praised the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on solving access and drainage issues, along with adjacent property owners.
Lilly said he also spoke to Malakoff Rotary Club around the time of the restaurant’s 2006 opening and is a current city resident. “We feel very, very bonded and feel good about Malakoff,” he said.

Apr

07

Posted by : admin | On : April 7, 2016

Leon Gilmore

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TVCC Cardinal Leon Gilmore on his official visit to Colorado State University. Gilmore committed to Colorado State March 27.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
ATHENS–Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) basketball player Leon Gilmore committed to play for the Colorado State University Rams, March 27. Gilmore made the announcement official via his personal Twitter account.
Colorado State is coached by Larry Eustachy. They finished up this season with a 18-16 record and last made the NCAA Tournament in 2013.
Eustachy has been a Division One head coach since 1990. He is in his fourth season as the basketball coach at Colorado State. He has 486 career wins, five conference championships, two conference coach of the year awards and five NCAA Tournament appearances.
“I’m very excited about getting to play for Coach Eustachy,” Gilmore said. “Everyone tells me he is one of the best in the business and I know he has had a lot of success with junior college players. I’m really looking forward to playing on a team where I can make an impact. I just want to be a part of something great.”
Gilmore played high school basketball at Manvel High School in Houston. He was a four star recruit according to 247 Sports and was ranked as the eighth best player in Texas and 135th best in the nation.
He committed to play college ball at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb under coach Greg McDermott. He also had offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Houston, Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma State, UNLV, VCU and Georgetown.
Gilmore saw action in eight games as a freshman and missed the last six weeks of the season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He decided to transfer to TVCC in hopes of getting more playing time.
This past season at TVCC, under coach Kris Baumann, Gilmore averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game. He started every game for the Cardinals and led the Cardinals to a 33-2 record and an appearance in the NJCAA quarterfinals in March. TVCC was ranked number one in the country for most of the season.
“I had a lot of great memories and games from my time in Athens,” Gilmore said. “This is one of the best teams I have been a part of and coach Baumann is an amazing coach. He made it clear from day one what he expected out of us. I want to thank all the Cardinal fans for their support this season. They played a big part in helping us have the success that we did.”
Gilmore also had offers from Georgia, LSU, Stephen F. Austin, Little Rock, FIU and UT-Arlington.
With Colorado State losing forward Tiel Daniels to graduation, Gilmore will have a chance to make a huge impact for the Rams next season. Gilmore is a high-motor player who can guard any position on the floor.
“I can step in and do whatever the coaches ask me to do,” Gilmore said. “I just want to help this team be successful.”

Apr

07

Posted by : admin | On : April 7, 2016

michael Gain

The News Photo/Ryan moulds
Cross Roads named Michael Gain as their new head coach April 4. Gain has 11 years of coaching experience and is hoping to lead the bobcats to the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. Gains has had previous stops at Skidmore-Tynan, Manvel, Mathis, Ingleside and Latexo. This is his first head coaching job. “I’m excited to be here and I’m ready to get to work,” Gain said. “I’m not coming in here expecting anything less than success.”

By Ryan Moulds
The News Staff Writer
CROSS ROADS–A new face will be roaming the sidelines for the Cross Road Bobcats this season. Michael Gain was named the new head coach of the Bobcats April 4.
Gain has been coaching high school football for 11 years. He has had previous stops at Skidmore-Tynan, Manvel, Mathis, Ingleside and Latexo. This is his first head coaching job.
“I’m very excited to be here at Cross Roads,” Gain said. “I see a lot of talent on this team. We have a lot of good pieces and once we put them together I think we will start to have success. Building a football program is like putting together a puzzle.”
Cross Roads has struggled in football and haven’t made the playoffs since 2003. The Bobcats have only had three or more wins in four of the last 15 years. This past season, the Bobcats got out to a solid start, winning three of their first five games, despite the early success the team lost their last five games in a row and didn’t win a district contest for the second straight year. They finished 3-7.
The Bobcats will graduate several key players from last year’s team including Aaron Arden, Blake McCracken, Skyler Himes and Luke Carnes. Gains will look to players like Taylor McKenzie, Tyler Johnson and Clayton Flowers to step up and make an impact next year. Gain says he expects big things out of McKenzie from the quarterback position.
“We need to gain more strength and speed in order to compete,” Gain said. “We are working on it now and I want to see results by the end of this year and then work through the summer. The big goal is to make the playoffs just like every other school wants to do.”
Cross Roads will be in a new district next season with Big Sandy, Cayuga, Gladewater, Union Grove, Hawkins and Kerens. The Bobcats hope to snap their 16 year playoff drought.
Gain calls himself an “ADHD” coach who likes to coach with a ton of energy. “I expect high energy from my coaching staff and from the kids. We want to make this an adventure and not a job.”
Above all else, Gain hopes that the kids and staff buy into his program and improve. “I’m excited to be here and I’m ready to get to work,” Gain said. “I’m not coming in here expecting anything less than success.”

Apr

07

Posted by : admin | On : April 7, 2016

Loretta Vieregge

Loretta Vieregge

Loretta Vieregge, 85, of Malakoff, went home to the Lord March 4, 2016, in Athens.
Loretta was born Nov. 13, 1930, to Ernest Stout and Mary Louise Thigpen Stout in Dekalb.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Louise Stout, soul mate Lewis Vieregge, son David Vieregge, sisters Shirley Hilton, Joy Getzie; brothers Billy Joe Stout, Charles Stout, Ernest Stout Jr., and Lucky Stout.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Vieregge, Carolyn and husband Jerry Land; son Rick and wife Debbie Vieregge, brothers Jerry and wife Linda Stout, Billy and wife Linda Stout; sisters-in-law Dorothy Stout, Bettie and husband Allen Mitchell, Joyce and husband Ray Downs; grandchildren Justin Vieregge, Josh Vieregge and fiancé Kelsey Reed, Jennifer and husband Bobby Little, Jarrod and wife Courtney Land; great-grandchildren Knox and Camden Vieregge, and Clayton Land; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Service were held March 6, 2016, at the Baptist Church, in Malakoff with Bro. Casey Perry and Bro. Jody Jones officiating.
Pallbearers were Josh Vieregge, Jarrod Land, Bobby Little, Tommy Tanner, Luke Odenthal, and Mike Monroe. Honorary Pallbearers were Justin Vieregge, Tony Stout, Ronald Hilton, Curtis Hall, Casey Stout, Rodney Stout, Randy Stout and Richard Stout.
Interment was held at Malakoff Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.