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The Valley View Eagles looked like a team displeased with its blowout loss the week before and they took their pent-up frustrations out on the Nocona Indians on Friday, Sept. 20, in a big way.


It’s rare the Muenster Hornets have to rerack after a loss, let alone a double-digit loss, but they’ll have to do so before they face Trinity Christian for their homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Hornet Stadium.

Much of this season has gone similarly to last year for the Valley View Eagles. They have been up and down at times as they gain their footing in the non-district portion of the schedule.

The Lindsay Knights got back on track with a 21-6 win last week against Callisburg and as they turn their attention toward Whitewright on Friday, Sept. 20, they’ll have to forget about how last season’s tilt played out.

The Collinsville Pirates have made progress each and every game this season. After dropping an 8-6 defeat to Sacred Heart to open the season, the Pirates have rattled off two straight wins.


Friday the 13th has a reputation for being unlucky. Not for the Gainesville Leopards.

The Muenster Hornets are coming off a taxing 24-22 win over crosstown rival Lindsay in the kraut bowl and their non-district schedule isn’t getting any easier.

The Era Hornets have had a slow start to their season, but despite dropping their first two games, head coach Aaron Fortenberry and his team aren’t dwelling too much on the past as they turn their attention on Friday’s opponent Chico.

The Lindsay Lady Knights volleyball team is peaking at the right time of the season. As they finished out their non-district schedule Tuesday, Sept. 10, against Burkburnett, they did so in style as the Lady Knights swept the Lady Bulldogs 25-17, 25-23, 25-12.

The Lindsay Knights came up just short of the upset over Muenster in the kraut bowl Friday, Sept. 6, but despite nearly turning the tables on the Hornets, the Knights aren’t looking for any moral wins.

Last season, the Valley View Eagles were riding high after a Week 1 victory and then suffered a letdown in Week 2 with a 16-8 loss to Trinity Christian.


This year’s kraut bowl shaped up to be a closer matchup than in previous showdowns and this year’s tilt followed suit Friday, Sept. 6, at Hornet Stadium.


Last season’s kraut bowl was more compelling than 2017’s blowout of 65-0. Lindsay nearly had a 14-0 lead but a costly fumble kept the score manageable for Muenster to find its legs on the way to a 49-10 road win.

The Lindsay Knights couldn’t have asked for a better start to their season, especially in the midst of some last-minute adversity.

The Valley View Eagles won’t be defined by one loss. After falling to McKinney Christian 49-24 at John Kassen Stadium on Friday, Aug. 30, the Eagles are back grinding and preparing for their next opponent.

The Vernon Lions ran 31 more plays than the Gainesville Leopards and it might seem as if that was an advantage they had in each team’s season-opening matchup Friday, Aug. 30, at Leopard Stadium.


After a wealth of storms blew through Cooke County, the Gainesville Leopards began their 2019 football season with optimism in their eyes and the sun on their backs.

The Valley View Eagles had their second-best offensive output of the year when they drowned the McKinney Christian Mustangs 54-20 to open last football season.

For the first matchup of the season Friday, Aug. 30, Muenster’s strength will face off against with Arlington Pantego Christian’s strength.


For all your info on teams around Cooke County, the 2019 GDR High School Football Preview has you covered.


As the first game of the season approaches Friday, Aug. 30, the Lindsay Knights are in a different position than 2018.

After opening their scrimmage schedule against Howe, the Valley View Eagles had their final scrimmage against Sacred Heart.


The Whitesboro Bearcats wrapped up their scrimmage schedule Thursday, Aug. 23, against Muenster at Hornet Stadium and much like regular season games, there were highs and lows.


While the varsity just played one timed quarter, the work the Hornets got in during their second scrimmage of the season was still valuable, especially considering Muenster officially opens its football season Friday, Aug. 30, against Arlington Pantego.

The Gainesville Leopards have one more week to straighten out the miscues before they open the season against Vernon on Aug. 30.

The Lindsay Lady Knights are still in the first few weeks of their schedule. Coming into their game against Ponder on Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Lady Knights were 5-4 on the season.

In their first scrimmage of the season, the Sacred Heart Tigers came away with an abundance of positivity after their game against Alvord on Friday, Aug. 16.

The Gainesville Leopards had their first scrimmage of the season against Pilot Point on Friday, Aug. 16, and from the JV up to the varsity, the Leopards flashed their athleticism and showed they were every bit as good as Pilot Point.

While the Muenster Hornets get their initial taste of combative football in their first scrimmage against Jacksboro on Friday, Aug. 16, head coach Brady Carney said his main hope for the scrimmages is for his players to stay healthy.

The Gainesville Leopards were ready for the start of fall football. After a strong spring and summer program, head coach James Polk said he has already noticed that the work they put in is paying off.


As the first scrimmage of the season arrives for teams across the state, rarely do coaches ever fully prepare their squads for their opponents because at this point in the season, they are more worried about their own progress.

While the Sacred Heart Lady Tigers are younger this season, their hopes and expectations are much higher than last year.

While it is still early in the season, the Callisburg Lady Cats had a bit of a shock to their system Tuesday, Aug. 13, against Melissa.

The Sacred Heart football team had a few more days of practice under its belt as it officially started football Aug. 1.

Lindsay head coach Jeff Smiley can’t control his optimism for this year’s football team.

The Callisburg Wildcats held their first week of fall football practice and head coach Gary Jack said not only was it a productive five days, he feels the team is lightyears ahead of where they were this time last year.


Many coaches hit a wall in the first week of practice. It’s not that they’re too tired or aren’t used to being back in the grind of coaching football in the fall.


The Valley View Eagles football team progressed from just helmets to pads to being able to hit with pads throughout the week and while the athletes are learning technique, they’re also in the middle of mastering their playbook.

The Collinsville Lady Pirates normally play in the Saint Jo volleyball tournament this time of year, but that tournament was canceled. They could have taken the time to practice, but head coach Melissa Johnson didn’t want to miss the opportunity to gain the early-season benefits of tournamen…


Coming over from Wichita Falls Rider where he was an assistant baseball coach and head JV coach, Wesley Roberson has been named Gainesville’s next head coach after Garrett Thomas stepped down following his year of duty.

Valley View and Gainesville officially opened their volleyball season against one another Tuesday, Aug. 6, and it was the Lady Eagles who dominated much of the match.

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Funeral services for Marshall King, 96, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mr. King passed away September 17, 2019 in Gainesville. You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.