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Both Valley View basketball teams made a run to the playoffs and as a result, a host of players were selected to the District 12-2A teams.

The University Interscholastic League made a few announcements recently that will affect the Gainesville soccer teams.

After 34 years of coaching, Lindsay softball coach Robin Hess is ready for a change. At the end of the season, Hess will step down as Lady Knights head coach and will remain at Lindsay.

I’ve heard from more readers concerning this past week’s outdoors column than I normally receive in three month. It’s become very obvious to me that we all are in dire need of hearing some good news.

North Central Texas College freshman volleyball player Lindsey Bullard is driven to have a successful sophomore season. Although sports have been halted, that isn’t stopping her from putting in the necessary work to prepare for next year.

The Era Lady Hornets came up just short of a fourth go-around with Muenster, falling to Martin’s Mill 60-59 in the regional semifinal game, but that didn’t stop several Lady Hornets from earning recognition across the district, region and state.

Whitesboro senior Cade Acker had plans on competing in the golf season after the Bearcats’ deep basketball run, but after a long football and basketball season, Acker has made peace with the situation.

While the weather and other complications pushed the whole process back, the Gainesville ISD tennis courts are nearly finished as the concrete was poured earlier this week and is in the curing stage.


Era head football coach Aaron Fortenberry is moving right down the road to Valley View.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cooke County softball and tee ball leagues are being postponed with the decision to push back the eight-week league made last week, according to Chief Operating Officer Josh Chapman.

In years past, the Muenster Hornets football team has been on the wrong end of the University Interscholastic League’s realignment.

Gainesville athletic director James Polk said he was disappointed with this week’s news that sports seasons would be truncated, especially for the seniors.


The Gainesville Lady Leopards competed in the Robyn Byars track meet recently and they had a wealth of athletes shine.


The Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association was set to have the state meet Friday, March 20, in Waco but that has been postponed indefinitely.

Dillon Hodge, center, a member of Valley View FFA, caught a calf Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, a stock show spokesman said. The Calf Scramble took place every night during the stock show and 4-H and FFA youth competed for certificates to purchase a breeding ani…

Landon Weaver, center, a member of Era FFA, caught a calf on Saturday, Feb. 8, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, a stock show spokesman said. The Calf Scramble took place every night during the stock show and 4-H and FFA youth competed for certificates to purchase a breeding animal to sh…


Since the age of 6, Callisburg’s Kace Patterson has been glued to the sport of football. Starting in peewee flag football, Patterson’s love of football has never wavered.

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Beginning Monday, March 16, the University Interscholastic League is suspending interscholastic competition through March 29 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

The Collinsville Lady Pirates continue to dominate District 12-2A and after winning 30 more games this season, several players were named to the all-district teams as well as a few players also being selected to all-region and all-state teams.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards soccer team is beating the teams they’re supposed to and challenging the teams ahead of them.


Patience. The Muenster Lady Hornets preached it all game long against Mason in the Class 2A state semifinal game Friday, March 6, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Players on the court implored each other to be composed and Muenster head coach Chris Hightower screamed “patience” nearly every …

The Muenster Lady Hornets have been to the state tournament five times in their history, but have never won a championship.


If Tuesday’s Class 2A regional quarterfinal game is any indication of the direction the Muenster Hornets are heading, the future is bright for this year’s team.

Meeting for the second consecutive season in the same exact Class 2A regional quarterfinal round, the Lindsay Knights hung right with the Muenster Hornets in the first two quarters Tuesday, March 3, in Bowie.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards dropped to 2-2-1 in district play with its 3-1 loss to Celina on Friday, Feb. 28.

The Gainesville Leopards soccer team has trampled its way through district play. The Leopards are undefeated so far and have stacked up back-to-back 4-0 decisions.

Never count out the Lindsay Knights. Down throughout much of their Class 2A area-round tilt against Electra, Lindsay bowed up when it matter most.

The Muenster baseball team is getting used to a delayed start to its season. With the Hornets’ basketball team still in the playoffs, the baseball team won’t start its season until next week.

The Gainesville Leopards baseball team was not happy following its 6-5 loss at the hands of Pilot Point on Friday, Feb. 28.

The Era Lady Hornets needed a comeback to extend their season. After the game was tied in the final seconds, Briana Knabe hit a free throw with less than three seconds to go and the Lady Hornets held defensively on Alvord’s final possession to escape with a 49-48 victory.

Gainesville senior Draike Sparks knew the Leopards needed help on the mound this baseball season. He will still take on his usual catching duties, but this year he has shouldered the responsibility as the Leopards’ top pitcher.


Muenster’s Kaitlin Hennigan is the only senior on the team and as an undersized center, not only did she hold her own against Collinsville’s post player, but she put the team on her back with all 10 of her points in the fourth quarter to help the Lady Hornets defeat the Lady Pirates 54-44 an…

The Collinsville Lady Pirates opened the Class 2A playoffs with wins over Poolville and Archer City, but Tuesday, Feb. 25, they ran into fellow district champion Muenster in the regional quarterfinal game.

Muenster’s Bryson Culwell had a breakaway dunk in the second quarter of the Hornets’ bi-district playoff game against Valley View that ended in a tough foul and him on the floor.


Lindsay point guard Tyler Yancey thrives off emotion — sometimes to his own detriment — but most of the time his team feeds off it.

In their Class 2A area round playoff tilt against Goldthwaite, the Muenster Lady Hornets had as mediocre of a start to the game as they have had in any this season.

The Collinsville Lady Pirates’ area-round 70-56 victory closely resembled their bi-district win over Poolville.

Football coach Eddie Gill has been coaching for 38 years, but after being let go from Whitesboro after 13 years at the helm, he took a year off as a head coach and joined the Gainesville staff as an offensive line coach.


Valley View senior Jasmyn Studamire loves the game of basketball. Since she was 4 years old she has been dribbling balls and launching shots, whether it was on the court or in her driveway.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards had an up-and-down basketball season, but head coach Shaun Weaver said the building year will pay off in the future.

Not every win came emphatically, but the Lindsay Knights dominated the District 12-2A. After wrapping up the outright district championship two games ago against Tom Bean, the Knights closed out an undefeated district slate with a 40-35 win over Tioga earlier this week.

The Valley View Lady Eagles hit clutch shot after clutch shot Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Ryan High School in their opening playoff game against Alvord, battling back from a seven-point halftime deficit.

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Memorial services for Rhonda Dishman Pulte, 66, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mrs. Pulte passed away April 5, 2020 in Denton. You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.

Aleta Morgan Scribner, 100, of Gainesville, passed away April 4, 2020 in Gainesville. Aleta was born October 8, 1919 in Fort Towson, OK to Joseph Haney and Sara Annie (Miller) Alexander. She owned her own shop as a beauty operator for many years. Mrs. Scribner was also a member of Commerce S…