The Valley View Lady Eagles held just a one-point edge over Lindsay at halftime, but they bowed up in the second half and held off the Lady Knights for a 50-43 victory and first district win of the season.

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The Lindsay Knights have been in search of offense lately. They found it Friday, Jan. 17, in their first district game of the season.

The Lindsay Knights haven’t quite breezed through their non-district slate to this point as they have just four wins on the season.

The Gainesville Leopards soccer team doesn’t have a problem defending and controlling the play, but putting goals on the scoreboard hasn’t come as easily as it should.

The Valley View Lady Eagles basketball team got off to a strong district start with a win over Tioga, but things got much tougher when they hosted defending district champion Collinsville on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Following their 2-0 loss to Carrolton Ranchview on Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Gainesville Lady Leopards soccer team went back to the drawing board in practice.

The Muenster Lady Hornets never could catch their breath as Era took a 12-6 lead in the first quarter and had a double-digit lead by the third frame of the key district tilt Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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It was just one district game, but the atmosphere produced by both crowds and the effort displayed by each team suggested otherwise.

The Gainesville Leopards were forced to cancel Friday’s basketball game because of bad weather, but they are still in a good position to make a run in district play when they travel to Aubrey on Friday, Jan. 17.

It wasn’t a work of art, but the Valley View Eagles fought through adversity Friday, Jan. 10, at home against the Era Hornets.

The Muenster Lady Hornets have a crucial district tilt against Era on Tuesday, Jan. 14, but before they could look ahead, they had to take care of Alvord on Friday, Jan. 10.

At the heart of the Lindsay Knights’ successful run to a district title and playoff run, both sides of the ball showed they can be elite.

After holding just a 28-24 lead at halftime, the Valley View Lady Eagles knew they had to ramp it up into high gear in the second half and they did so convincingly.

The Collinsville Lady Pirates’ basketball team had one final chance to fine-tune their game before they begin district play Friday.

The non-district schedule for the Era Lady Hornets has been arduous this season. It wasn’t easy for them against Decatur on Tuesday, Jan. 7, as they fell 61-36.

Coming off their biggest win of the season against Muenster, the Gainesville Leopards basketball team was tested against Community on Friday, Jan. 3.

It has been 10 years since the Callisburg Wildcats have made the playoffs, but the success they have had in the first half of the season has them encouraged to end that drought.

The Muenster Lady Hornets have had a successful non-district start on the way to a 20-3 record, but Friday, Jan. 3, they found themselves in a dog fight against Springtown.

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The Muenster Hornets lost a tough, close game at Gainesville on Tuesday, Dec. 31, but in their next game Friday, Jan. 3, they didn’t seem to show any ill effects as they rolled to a 57-32 victory over Tom Bean.

After a disappointing start to the second annual Gainesville Invitational, the Gainesville Leopards got a chance to right the ship Friday, Jan. 3, against Borger.

With the way the Gainesville Leopards were shooting the 3-point to start the game, it might have been understandable if the Muenster Hornets changed their defense.

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The Texas Associated Press Sports Editors recently named the Class 4A all-state high school football team and the Gainesville Leopards had two players named to the second team.

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The Gainesville Leopards didn’t get a chance to face Muenster during the NCTC Tournament as the Hornets came back against Denison for an overtime win to claim the championship.

The Gainesville Leopards closed out the North Central Texas College Tournament with a win over Bells and a loss to Sanger to finish 2-2 overall.

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The Muenster Lady Hornets had a long break between Monday, Dec. 30’s game against Vernon and their previous win over Nocona, so rust was a concern for head coach Chris Hightower.

The Gainesville Leopards opened the North Central Texas College Tournament off with a win Thursday, Dec. 26, over Era to advance to the winner’s side of the bracket.

The Lindsay Knights football team made several key strides this season in their second year under head coach Jeff Smiley.

The Whitesboro Bearcats made the playoffs in a loaded district and won its first playoff game over Eastland despite being picked as the underdog.

From left ­­— Hellas construction workers Claudio Perez, Juan Perez and Filiberto Perez stretch out the turf at the Gainesville High School softball field. Gainesville ISD approved a $2.5 millon cost in July to install tennis courts along with turfing the baseball and softball fields.

The season hasn’t officially started yet, but the Gainesville girls soccer team had a tuneup against Fort Worth Boswell on Dec. 13, and not only did they hang with Class 5A Boswell, they emerged with a 2-0 victory.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards had the Valley View Lady Eagles scrambling in the first half. Gainesville trailed just 17-16 after the first frame and 28-24 at halftime, but the Lady Eagles erupted in the third quarter to take control for a 65-52 win.

Sharpening their teeth in the Jacksboro basketball tournament, the Gainesville Leopards had a productive four-game stretch while they navigate their way through their non-district schedule.

Going all out in the first half, the Era Lady Hornets looked to be in midseason form when they took on the Sacred Heart Lady Tigers on Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Era Tournament.

After holding just a 28-24 lead at halftime, the Valley View Lady Eagles knew they had to ramp it up into high gear in the second half and they did so convincingly.

The Collinsville Lady Pirates’ volleyball team had a successful run this season, advancing to the regional tournament before falling to the eventual state champion Crawford.

The Gainesville Leopards made it harder than they needed to, but they picked up their fourth win of the basketball season Tuesday, Dec. 10, with a 60-54 road victory over Bonham.

In back-to-back weeks, the Valley View Eagles will face undefeated opponents. On Friday, Dec.6, the Eagles fended off the 13-0 San Saba Armadillos to the tune of a 14-12 victory.

The Muenster Lady Hornets have some impressive wins this season. They added another string of them to their ledger as they took down Dodd City in the Dodd City Tournament over the weekend to claim the championship.

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The Valley View Eagles aren’t done yet. Despite being picked to lose their past two games, the Eagles defied the haters again and this time, they did it in style.

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