East Texas Teams Ranked By Txhighschoolbaseball.com (March 30)
East Texas Softball Teams Ranked By TGCA (March 30)
LINDALE -- Free from sharing a baseball district with the Class 6A powerhouses of the northern Houston suburbs for the first time in a decade, the Lufkin Panthers appear to be falling in love with their new home.
That was made abundantly clear in Friday night's 15-1, five-inning rout of Lindale, which kept Lufkin (13-2, 4-0) all alone in first place in District 16-5A. The Panthers have now outscored four of its new league counterparts, 42-1.
TYLER -- It's been a while since the Lufkin Panthers have tasted defeat, and it was easy to see why in Thursday night's playoff opener against Longview.
Lufkin's size, speed, and skill were all on display in a 3-1 victory over the Lobos in their Class 5A Region II bi-district match at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium -- the Panthers' 20 consecutive victory.
TYLER -- The Lufkin Lady Panthers sailed into the soccer playoffs on the heels of an undefeated run through District 16-5A. But Thursday's bi-district counterpart Pine Tree, the fourth seed from 15-5A, was not going to lay down.
Despite carrying a much quicker offensive attack, Lufkin had to scratch and claw to run its winning streak to 13 matches with a 2-1 first-round postseason victory at Trinity Mother Frances Stadium.
East Texas Players On TABC All-Region Teams
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East Texas Teams Ranked by Txhighschoolbaseball.com (March 23)
Lufkin 2016 defensive end/outside linebacker Bronson "Boom" Massie picked up his fourth Division I FBS offer from as many states when the Panthers' standout was made a target by Colorado State.
The first offer from a Power 5 conference is in for Lufkin 2016 defensive end/outside linebacker Bronson "Boom" Massie, and it comes from the Cal Golden Bears.
Lufkin 2016 defensive end/outside linebacker Bronson Massie received some good news upon his Texas State Junior Day visit on Saturday, picking up his second Division I FBS offer from the Bobcats.