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Wed
22
Jan
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Florien runs away from Zwolle, 78-47

ZWOLLE – The Florien Lady Blackcats jumped out to a huge lead early on and never looked back in defeating District 3-B rival, Zwolle, last Friday night, 78-47. With the victory, Florien improved to 25-6 on the season, including a 2-0 mark in district play. The Lady Hawks dropped to 4-21 overall, 0-2 in the league. 
 
Wed
22
Jan
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Poor free throw shooting hurts Zwolle in loss to Florien

ZWOLLE – Most coaches will tell you to win basketball games, three things must happen. You must rebound well, play
solid defense and make your free throws. In most cases, two out of three isn’t that bad
 
Wed
15
Jan
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Negreet falls short of Lady Panthers in finals, 39-34By

NEGREET – The Negreet Lady Indians were oh so close.A late 10-0 surge proved not to be enough as the Lady Indi-ans fell in the girls’ finals of the Negreet Invitation Tournament to the undefeated Stanley Lady Panthers last Saturday night, 39-34.Negreet (11-16) had picked up easy wins over Many and Zwolle en route to the finals and awaited Stanley (29-0) in the fi-nals, as the Lady Panthers had to defeat Florien earlier in the day on Saturday to battle for the championship trophy.

Wed
15
Jan
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Lady Indians topple Many; Lady Panthers, Ebarb pick up winsNegreet’s

the event, where they defeated the Zwolle Lady Hawks.The Lady Tigers managed to keep pace with the Lady Indians at first,  tying the game at 6-6 on a bucket from Iviana Hicks.However, Negreet closed out the first period with an 8-0 run, getting a bucket each from Kylie Anders, Kelsey Thaxton, Chancee Branam and LaQuitha Walker, giving the Lady Indians a 14-6 lead.

Wed
08
Jan
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Ebarb holds off pesky Negreet, 61-52

EBARB – With Michael Ferguson and Brandon Sepulvado on the bench having fouled out, the Ebarb Rebels needed someone to pick up the scoring in the fourth quarter with Negreet on the comeback trail. And point guard Sam Brandon
provided the punch 
 
Wed
08
Jan
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Lady Rebels rally past Negreet, 39-36

EBARB – After trailing by seven points at the break, the Ebarb Lady Rebels needed a spark to get things going. Enter Shelby Etheridge. Etheridge scored 12 of her game-high 24 points in the second half, leading the Lady Rebels to a comeback victory over the Negreet Lady Indians last Friday night, 39-36.
 
Mon
30
Dec
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Dias, Curtis honored on 3-2A all-district team

Many junior Xavier Dias and Tiger head coach Jess Curtis received special recognition on the 3-2A all-district team, as voted on by the coaches in the league. Dias, who made the alldistrict’s first team at both quarterback and defensive
back, was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while Curtis was selected as Coach of the Year, an honor he shared with Rosepine boss Danny Smith.
 
Mon
30
Dec
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Lady Blackcats go 2-0 in H-Town Holiday Jam

HORNBECK – The Florien Lady Blackcats, just two days removed from a tough loss at Anacoco, they went 2-0 at the annual
H-Town Holiday Jam, defeating the Anacoco Lady Indians and the Plainview Lady Hornets. With the wins at the tournament,
Florien improved to 21-5 overall. 
 
Tue
24
Dec
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A gathering of images, thoughts from New Orleans’ Superdome

Twenty-five years ago I had the opportunity to become Many Cheerleader sponsor. I jumped at the chance and by the end of football season, the Tigers, cheerleaders, band and hundreds of fans headed to the Superdome in New Orleans. The  Tigers were pitted against their district foe, the Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers in the championship game. Needless to say, we lost, 20-0. Those were the days when Jess Curtis, Norman Booker III, Brad Koss, Jeff Leach, Buster Jacobs and many more who wore the red, white and black. 
 
Tue
17
Dec
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Kinder knocks off Many in Class 2A title game

Many was forced to punt on its next possession and the Yellow Jackets took over at their own 42. Three plays later, Jordan
Vickers rambled 55 yards up the middle for a touchdown and an 18-7 lead as the PAT was no good.
 

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