When the region of East Texas and athletics are brought up, football is normally the first sport that comes to mind. And rightly so.

The area produced a state football champion every year from 2001-2011.

East Texas baseball, while not as consistently successful on the state level, has produced its fair share of state titles. In fact, there has has been a state champion representing East Texas in seven of the past nine season, including a run of four straight years from 2004-07.

Three schools have won multiple titles since 2004 -- Carthage (2005, 2009), Pleasant Grove (2010, 2012) and Bullard Brook Hill (TAPPS 2004, 2011, 2012).

The city of Texarkana has claimed four titles since '06 -- Liberty-Eylau in 2006, Texas High in 2009 and Pleasant's Grove two titles in previous three years.

East Texas Baseball State Champions Since 2000

2012

  • Pleasant Grove, 3A, state final: def. West, 4-0
  • Bullard Brook Hill, TAPPS 3A, state final: def. Amarillo San Jacinto, 11-6

 

2011

  • Bullard Brook Hill, TAPPS 3A, state final: def. Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 14-1

 

2010

  • Pleasant Grove, 3A, state final: def. Giddings, 2-0 (9 innings)

 

2009

  • Texas High, 4A, state final: def. Corpus Christi Moody, 4-3
  • Carthage, 3A, state final: def. Giddings, 5-2
  • Tyler All Saints, TAPPS 3A, state final: def. The Woodlands Christian, 10-5

 

2007

  • Jasper, 3A, state final: def. Liberty-Eylau, 14-4

 

2006

  • Liberty-Eylau, 3A, state final: def. Falfurrias, 2-1

 

2005

  • Carthage, 3A, state final: def. Lubbock Cooper, 6-1
  • Woodville, 2A, state final: def. Holliday, 2-1

 

2004

  • Nacogdoches Central Heights, 2A, state final: def. Ponder, 4-1
  • Bullard Brook Hill, TAPPS 2A, state final: def. Shiner St. Paul, 6-3