District 7-3A Division II didn't exactly set the world on fire in 2016. The four playoff teams combined for an overall record of 23-23 and went 1-5 in the postseason.
Most of the district returns at least half of last year's starters, and some bring back considerably more...
East Texans on Girls TABC All-State Teams
Bri Mitchell, G, Jr., Tatum
Alissa Hill, F, Jr., Mount Vernon
Shelby Wright, F, Sr., Alba-Golden
Callisto Camacho, F, Jr., Martin’s Mill
Cheyenne Grubbs, G, Sr., Un
East Texas Softball Teams Ranked by TGCA (March 4)
No. 20 Pine Tree
No. 15 Carthage
No. 20 Pleasant Grove
No. 1 Hooks
No. 3 Hughes Springs
No. 6 White Oak
No. 8 Queen City
No. 9 New Diana
7-3A Division II All-District Football Team
Most Valuable Player — Ty’Shun Mitchell, Sr., Paul Pewitt
Co-Offensive MVPs — Montrell Estell, Sr., Hooks; Markevian Grant, Sr., Daingerfield
Defensive MVP — Seth Mahar, Sr., Hooks
Newcomer of the Year — Cody Payton, Jr
Two traditional Northeast Texas powers Hooks and Daingerfield seem to be in perfect position to battle for the District 7-3A Division II championship in 2016.
Hooks, which reeled off nine consecutive wins to claim the league title a year ago, and the Hornets are one of the most talented 3A teams in the area...
Spring Hill middle blocker Ann Hollas climbed the ETSN.fm East Texas Volleyball Super Team list each year, but after achieving first-team last season there was only one award more out there to target.
Hollas got it done. The Stephen F. Austin signee climbed from a second-team selection as a sophomore to first-team as a junior and closes her high school career as our 2015 Player of the Year.
District 7-3A Division II appears to be a league of the haves and have-nots entering the 2015 season. Three teams clearly stand atop the league hierarchy, while the other three teams figure to battle it out for the final playoff spot.