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Gilmer Track And Field Teams Sweep District 15-4A + 16-4A Area Meet

Gilmer's Nick Smith, who recaptured the lead for Gilmer during the final lap, hangs on to beat Kilgore's Jonathan Shepherd in the 4x400 relay to secure the Buckeyes area meet win at Bullard's Panther Stadium. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer's Nick Smith, who recaptured the lead for Gilmer during the final lap, hangs on to beat Kilgore's Jonathan Shepherd in the 4x400 relay to secure the Buckeyes area meet win at Bullard's Panther Stadium. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

BULLARD -- It's getting late in the academic year and Gilmer is on the brink of surrendering a very strong senior class across all of its sports platforms.

Fortunately for Buckeye fans, the run will continue into May.

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Wednesday Baseball/Softball: Sulphur Springs Rolls Past Mount Pleasant + More

Ben Brooks and the Sulphur Springs Wildcats scored an 8-1 win over Mount Pleasant on Wednesday. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Ben Brooks and the Sulphur Springs Wildcats scored an 8-1 win over Mount Pleasant on Wednesday. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Sulphur Springs Wildcats remained one game behind first-place Hallsville in the District 15-5A standings with an 8-1 win over Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.

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Tuesday Softball Roundup: Elkart’s Camryn Rucker + Pollok Central’s Katelyn Boles Throw Perfect Games

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ELKHART -- Sophomore pitcher Cameryn Rucker threw a perfect game Tuesday against Onalaska.

Call it a perfect-perfect game. All 21 of Ruckers' outs came on strikes in the 6-0 win for Elkhart.

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Monday Baseball + Softball Roundup: Lindale Downs Nacogdoches In Extras + More

The Lindale Eagles eclipsed the .500 mark in District 16-5A with a 3-1 win in nine innings over Nacogdoches on Monday night. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
The Lindale Eagles eclipsed the .500 mark in District 16-5A with a 3-1 win in nine innings over Nacogdoches on Monday night. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

NACOGDOCHES -- The Lindale Eagles scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the ninth inning to secure a 3-1 win over Nacogdoches in District 16-5A baseball action Monday night.

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Matt Turner Named Lone Finalist For Gilmer Athletic Director + Head Football Coach

Gilmer offensive coordinator Matt Turner is the lone finalist to replace the departed Jeff Traylor as the Buckeyes' new athletic director and head football coach. (Courtesy, Gilmer ISD)
Gilmer offensive coordinator Matt Turner is the lone finalist to replace the departed Jeff Traylor as the Buckeyes' new athletic director and head football coach. (Courtesy, Gilmer ISD)

Gilmer didn't have to search too far to find its replacement for head coach Jeff Traylor, settling on longtime Buckeyes offensive coordinator Matt Turner.

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Third-Ranked Argyle Gets Off To Fast Start + Easily Dispatches Of Gilmer, 61-32

Argyle's Claire Betzhold (35) drives for a shot against Gilmer during their Class 4A Region II semifinal Friday night in Commerce. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
Argyle's Claire Betzhold (35) drives for a shot against Gilmer during their Class 4A Region II semifinal Friday night in Commerce. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

COMMERCE -- Twelve months ago, the basketball season was a distant memory for Gilmer, having failed to qualify for the postseason. Not only did Gilmer resurrect its program this season, but the Lady Buckeyes advanced to the regional tournament for the first time since 1989.

And even though the final chapter ended with a 61-32 loss to defending regional champion and third-ranked Argyle in their Class 4A Region II semifinal Friday night at Texas A&M-Commerce's Field House, there will be no raining on the Lady Buckeyes' parade.

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Girls East Texas Basketball Playoffs: Friday’s Regional Semifinals Scores

Destiny Brooks and the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes' season came to an end Friday with a 61-32 loss to Argyle in the Class 4A Region II Semifinals at Texas A&M-Commerce. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
Destiny Brooks and the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes' season came to an end Friday with a 61-32 loss to Argyle in the Class 4A Region II Semifinals at Texas A&M-Commerce. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

Below is a list of regional basketball semifinal playoff results involving East Texas teams. Saturday's regional championship games, times and locations are noted, if applicable.

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Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor Named New Tight Ends + Special Teams Coach At Texas

Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor addresses his team on the sideline during the Buckeyes' season-opening win over Atlanta on Aug. 29, 2013, in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor addresses his team on the sideline during the Buckeyes' season-opening win over Atlanta on Aug. 29, 2013, in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

After a week of speculation, longtime Gilmer athletic director and head football coach Jeff Traylor was officially hired as the new tight ends and special teams coach at the University of Texas.

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Is Jeff Traylor the Best East Texas High School Football Coach Ever?

Gilmer's Kris Boyd (middle) is interviewed by Fox Sports' Erin Hartigan (right) as Buckeyes head coach Jeff Traylor looks on following Gilmer's state championship win over West Orange-Stark on Dec. 19, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer's Kris Boyd (middle) is interviewed by Fox Sports' Erin Hartigan (right) as Buckeyes head coach Jeff Traylor looks on following Gilmer's state championship win over West Orange-Stark on Dec. 19, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

Dennis Alexander. Jim Norman. Scott Surratt. Jeff Traylor.

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Gilmer Coach Jeff Traylor Will Accept Texas Assistant Job

Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor hoists the trophy after the Buckeyes' 35-25 win over West Orange-Stark in the Class 4A Division II championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor hoists the trophy after the Buckeyes' 35-25 win over West Orange-Stark in the Class 4A Division II championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

It looks like one of East Texas' most successful football coaches is headed to the Forty Acres.

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