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Sacred Heart has already secured its district title and top seed in the playoffs, but the Tigers will have to face an old nemesis before they can turn their attention to the playoffs.

The Valley View Eagles have reached a crossroads in their season. At 7-2 this year and 3-0 in district play, the Eagles are on the precipice of winning a district championship.

The Lindsay Lady Knights had a bye in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball playoffs and will begin their playoff journey with a matchup against Petrolia on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Alvord.

For five consecutive seasons, the Muenster Hornets have been the class of their district. After defeating Era 49-0 on Friday, Nov. 1, the Hornets clinched their fifth straight season where they went undefeated in district play.

The Sacred Heart Tigers continue to win and continue to make history. With their 16-14 win over Fort Worth Lake Country on Friday, Nov. 1, the Tigers clinched their first district championship since 2009 and moved to 9-0 on the season.

Whitesboro’s Hunter Case signed his national letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 1, to run cross country for North Central Texas College.


After scoring a flurry of points in the final minute of the first half along with a quick start to the second half, it didn’t take long for the Gainesville Leopards to separate themselves from Mineral Wells on Friday, Nov. 1, at Leopard Stadium.

If the Muenster Hornets can take down Era this Friday, Nov. 1 at Hornet Stadium, not only can they secure the top playoff seed from their district, but it could be the fifth consecutive season the Hornets have gone undefeated through district en route to a district championship.

Last season, the Lindsay Knights came up three points short of Seymour in a winner-take-all game for the district title.


At 2-2 in district play, the Whitesboro Bearcats are coming off a bye week with an opportunity to cement their spot in this year’s playoffs if they can defeat Ponder on Friday, Nov. 1.

The Muenster offense came alive in the Hornets’ district win over Tioga on Friday, Oct. 25. Their 50-6 victory marked the most points they have scored this season and after last week’s 46-22 win over Newman International, the Hornets have now put up their best two offensive performances the …

Left to Right — Preston Hair, Albert Zamora, Brian Landeros, Ethan Hair, Obi Landeros, Devin Ferris and Josue Luna helped the Valley View boys cross country team to a regional championship Monday, Oct. 28, to advance to state meet on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Round Rock.

The Sacred Heart Tigers continue to make school history. With their 54-28 victory over Fort Worth Calvary on Saturday, Oct. 26, the team has improved to 8-0 on the season for the first time in 16 years.

Despite starting the first half sluggishly, Valley View couldn’t miss to start the second half in their district showdown against Trenton.


Valley View didn’t exactly blow the doors off the frame in the first half of their district matchup against Trenton.

Lindsay escaped Alvord last season 28-22, but the Knights are in a much better position this season. At 2-0 in district play and 6-2 overall, the Knights have outscored their past two opponents 118-0.

The Muenster Hornets return to district play this week after defeating non-district opponent Cedar Hill Newman International last week.

It’s been 16 seasons since the Sacred Heart Tigers went 8-0. In 2003, they went 12-0 to start. After opening the season with seven straight wins, the Tigers have their shot at making history.

The Muenster Hornets took a one-week hiatus from their district schedule to play Cedar Hill Newman International and despite the game not holding the weight of a district tilt, the Hornets excelled and rolled to a 46-22 win.

Gainesville’s Landon Prestage (right) and Jessie Gutierrez (center) recently finished 2nd in the Lewisville Bass Tournament. The pair weighed in a five-fish limit of 18-plus pounds. Gutierrez had big fish of the tournament at 8.43 pounds.

The Valley View Eagles’ rushing attack has run over several opponents this season and the Eagles continued that trend Friday, Oct. 18, against Celeste as they ran for 300 yards and six touchdowns in a 39-0 win.


The Gainesville Leopards continue to excel in the second halves this season. Against Burkburnett on Oct. 11, the Leopards held just a 13-10 lead, but they shut out the Bulldogs in the second half on the way to a 34-10 victory.

The Valley View Eagles got off to the district start they’d hoped for, but the big win over Collinsville isn’t changing their process.

Lindsay head coach Jeff Smiley has good memories of the Knights’ win over Olney last season. The Knights were in the midst of a critical three-game losing streak and erupted for a 65-6 win over Olney to snap their skid.

The Valley View boys and girls cross country teams both won their District 12-2A meets that were held at Valley View High School on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The next meet will be Monday, Oct. 28, at the Jesse Memorial Sports Complex in Dallas.


The Muenster Hornets have an odd kink in their schedule this week as they transition away from district play to finish up their non-district schedule against Cedar Hill Newman International Academy on Friday, Oct. 18, before returning to their district slate against Tioga.

The Valley View Eagles placed a lot of importance on winning their first district tilt of the season against the Collinsville Pirates. The whole season had been building up to this game.

Muenster head coach Brady Carney and the Hornets saw Cumby as one of the main roadblocks standing in their way of yet another district championship.


The Lindsay Knights continue to flex their muscles in the middle portion of their football season. Against Chico on Friday, Oct. 11, the Knights delivered their second consecutive shutout with a 56-0 win over Chico to begin district play.

The Gainesville Leopards’ defense pitched a shutout against Burkburnett in the second half to help them to a 34-10 victory Friday, Oct. 11, at Leopard Stadium.

If it is possible to win a bye week, the Valley View Eagles and head coach Curtis King felt as if they did.

After falling flat against Valley View on Sept. 27, the Muenster Hornets rebounded last Friday, Oct. 4, with a 12-6 win over Childress.

In the Collinsville Pirates’ 60-0 loss to Lindsay on Friday, Oct. 4, the Pirates shot themselves in the feet all night long.

The Sacred Heart Tigers won their most important game of the season to date when they took down Dallas Covenant for their first district win.

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A memorial service for Regina Gayle (Walden) Brewer, 42, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13 at the funeral home. Mrs. Brewer passed a…

Services for Ronnie Autry, 78, of Gainesville, are pending with the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Ronnie passed away on November 6, 2019 in Gainesville.