LONGVIEW -- It seems being on the brink of elimination brings out the best in the Spring Hill Panthers.
LONGVIEW -- In a playoff matchup featuring District 16-3A rivals, the Gilmer Buckeyes took a 4-2 win over Spring Hill in Game 1 of their Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series at Pine Tree's Field of Dreams on Friday.
Region II Quarterfinal
Gilmer Buckeyes (23-9)
Spring Hill Panthers (16-12)
Series -- Pine Tree High School's Field of Dreams, Longview
- Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday (May 17)
- Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday (May 18)
- Game 3: follows Game 2 if n
Gilmer's Josh Walker on Thursday became the fourth East Texan in the 2014 class to be invited to a national high school all-star game in January.
Literally dozens of East Texas boys track and field competitors are headed to this weekend's UIL state meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
COMMERCE -- East Texas athletes had a successful weekend at the Class 3A Region II track and field championships at Texas A&M-Commerce's Memorial Stadium.
A multi-sport standout for Gilmer will continue his sports career in college.
Two national recruiting networks updated their rankings in the last two days and both have a pair of East Texans in their top 100.
BULLARD -- When the Chapel Hill boys track team left Panther Stadium last Thursday, there was a feeling of disappointment in their second-place finish at the District 16-3A championships.
LONGVIEW -- Nathan Methvin led Spring Hill from the mound and the plate, leading the Panthers to a 5-2 home victory against District 16-3A-leading Gilmer on Tuesday.