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Howard Offers Bishop Gorman’s Isaiah Haggerty

Bishop Gorman receiver Isaiah Haggerty picked up an offer Sunday from Howard.
Bishop Gorman receiver Isaiah Haggerty picked up an offer Sunday from Howard.

Isaiah Haggerty joined the growing list of local names with NCAA Division I scholarship opportunities Sunday.

Howard University, an FCS competitor, is the first Division I program to take an interest in the rising senior receiver from Tyler Bishop Gorman. Haggerty announced the development through his personal Twitter account.

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UIL Softball State Tournament: Hughes Springs and Woden To Represent Region In Austin

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A pair of East Texas softball programs will make their first ever trips to Austin this week for the UIL Softball State Tournament.

Hughes Springs (34-3) survived the Class 3A Region II gauntlet and will face Little River Academy (35-8) in the 3A state semifinal round. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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Krum Crushes Carthage In Third Game For State Softball Tournament Berth

Carthage pitcher Taylor Willis walks off the field after a 17-0 loss to Krum in Game 3 of the Class 4A Region II championship series Saturday at Rockwall-Heath High School.
Carthage pitcher Taylor Willis walks off the field after a 17-0 loss to Krum in Game 3 of the Class 4A Region II championship series Saturday at Rockwall-Heath High School.

HEATH -- Carthage successfully forced a third and final game in its best-of-three Class 4A Region II championship series with Krum, but it had nothing left in the tank for the meeting at Rockwall-Heath High School.

Krum responded from a 2-1 loss in nine innings Saturday afternoon with a thorough 17-0 victory against the Lady Dawgs in the evening hours. Paired with a 5-0 series-opening win Thursday, Krum advanced to the state level of competition for the first time in its history.

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Missouri State Offers Texas High Defensive End Leonard Parks

Texas High defensive end Leonard Parks (left) goes up against Marshall offensive lineman Kameron King during Sunday's ETSN Combine at APEC in Tyler.
Texas High defensive end Leonard Parks (left) goes up against Marshall offensive lineman Kameron King during Sunday's ETSN Combine at APEC in Tyler.

Missouri State extended Leonard Parks' streak of new scholarship opportunities a third day with an offer to the Texas High standout Friday morning.

The rising senior defensive end reported the Bears' offer through his Twitter account and joins Van offensive tackle Kris Dike as well as Henderson athlete Trae Hall on the program's recruiting board.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 5A, Football, News, Recruiting

Abilene Christian Becomes 19th School To Offer Pleasant Grove’s Xavier Benson

Pleasant Grove linebacker Xavier Benson stops Celina running back John Franklin near the line of scrimmage during their playoff game on Nov. 25, 2016. (ETSN.fm)
Pleasant Grove linebacker Xavier Benson stops Celina running back John Franklin near the line of scrimmage during their playoff game on Nov. 25, 2016. (ETSN.fm)

After a three-day hiatus, a relatively long one in his ascent, Xavier Benson is back at the forefront of East Texas college football recruiting with a new offer from Abilene Christian University in hand.

The Wildcats program made a move for the rising senior Pleasant Grove linebacker on Thursday. 

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Filed Under: Category: Class 4A, Football, News, Recruiting

Texas High’s Leonard Parks Joins FBS Ranks With Offer From ULM

Texas High DE Leonard Parks picked up his first FBS offer Thursday from ULM.
Texas High DE Leonard Parks picked up his first FBS offer Thursday from ULM.

Texas High's Leonard Parks is the 20th name in the NCAA Division I FBS scholarship holder's club among local soon-to-be seniors thanks to an offer extended by Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday.

The defensive end announced the Warkawks invitation via his personal Twitter account. He picked up his very first Division I opportunity Wednesday from FCS competitor Southern Illinois.

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Filed Under: Category: Class 5A, Football, News, Recruiting

Carthage Unable To Crack Krum’s Tristan Bridges In Game 1

Krum's Lindsey Beutnagal scores a run.
Krum's Lindsay Buetnagal crosses the plate in the sixth inning on a hit by Kelsie Roberts.

GRAND SALINE -- Carthage will have to pull off another two-game rally to reach next week's Class 4A softball state tournament.

The Lady Dawgs' bats were largely silenced by Krum starting pitcher Tristan Bridges in a two-hit shutout and a 5-0 loss in the first contest of their three-game Region II championship series. Up next is the potential swing game, or elimination game, 4 p.m. Saturday at Rockwall-Heath High School.

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Extra Out Helps Decatur Stop Streaking Gilmer Club

Gilmer starter Nathan Mize deals a strike in the fourth inning of Wednesday's Class 4A regional semifinal playoff game against Canton. Mize allowed tow hits in 4 and 2/3 innings in a 2-0 loss.
Gilmer starter Nathan Mize deals a strike in the fourth inning of Wednesday's Class 4A regional semifinal playoff game against Canton. Mize allowed tow hits in 4 and 2/3 innings in a 2-0 loss.

ROCKWALL -- Ryan Pate's message to his 2017 Gilmer team was to finish empty. That is, finish with nothing else left to give and no regrets.

The Buckeyes rallied back from an injury-riddled start in district play and then advanced all the way to the fourth round of the Class 4A state playoffs, but their run ended Wednesday at Rockwall High School to Decatur in a one-game playoff.

While there were tears and some consoling hugs from the several hundred East Texans in attendance, Gilmer walked off the field feeling like it belonged in the late May scramble. 

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Tulsa Becomes 18th School To Offer Pleasant Grove’s Xavier Benson

Pleasant Grove linebacker Xavier Benson stops Celina running back John Franklin near the line of scrimmage during their playoff game on Nov. 25, 2016. (ETSN.fm)
Pleasant Grove linebacker Xavier Benson stops Celina running back John Franklin near the line of scrimmage during their playoff game on Nov. 25, 2016. (ETSN.fm)

Xavier Benson's rise in the recruiting sphere shows no signs of slowing down.

Tulsa joined the party Monday evening and became the 13th program from the NCAA Division I FBS level to offer the rising senior Pleasant Grove linebacker. Benson has 18 total scholarship opportunities from all levels of college football and reported his latest addition via Twitter.

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Marshall Guard Chasen Hines Wins Offensive Most Valuable Player At ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine

Marshall OL Chasen Hines.
Marshall OL Chasen Hines.

TYLER -- Chasen Hines didn't have a lot to prove at Sunday's combine in Tyler. At least to the general public.

The rising senior Marshall guard had already accepted a college football scholarship opportunity from LSU, which he called his dream school in a commitment statement. Participating in the ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine powered by Azalea Orthopedics was more of a personal mission.

And it was a successful mission.

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