BULLARD -- The Lady Panthers closed 2016 on a high note with a 50-22 home win Tuesday against Cushing in their first game out of the winter break.
SALTILLO -- There was no bigger winner than Bullard's girls basketball team Thursday as a busy weekend of tournament across the East Texas region began.
The Lady Panthers opened their time at the Saltillo Tournament with a 68-46 win against fellow Class 4A opponent Paris North Lamar and earned a 73-20 victory over Bogata Rivercrest from Class 2A later in the day.
Ever since Alto dropped to the state's smallest 11-man classification, the Yellowjackets have had a stranglehold on their district competition.
In head coach Paul Gould's three seasons in charge, Alto sports a 31-6 overall record...
East Texans on TABC All-State and All-Region Teams
* -- all-state selection
With so much uncertainty brought on by offseason coaching departures and arrivals, District 10-2A Division I could be one of the most difficult East Texas leagues to project entering the 2015 season.
The following is a list of Saturday's regional semifinals scores involving East Texas teams.
CLASS 4A REGION II
- Krum 6, Athens 1 (Krum wins series, 2-1)
CLASS 4A REGION III
- Huffman Hargrave 2, Carthage 0
- Huffman Hargrave 10, Carthage 5 (Hargrave wins series, 2-1)
CLASS 3A REGION II
- Pilot Point 5, Hughes Springs 4 -- suspended in 3rd inning, umpire suffered medical emergency
East Texas Players On TABC All-Region Teams
(* -- indicates all-state selection)
EMORY -- The Van Vandals earned an 8-3 win over Emory Rains on Thursday afternoon in their District 14-3A opener.
East Texas 2015 Baseball Preview
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