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Senior Graci Henard stands with her partner during the ASGA Junior Four-Ball Championship. Henard and her partner won the tournament for the girls, and her teammates Carter Maneth and Camden Robertson won for the boys.
Texarkana takeover
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • March 29, 2021

This weekend, Texarkana Country Club hosted the second annual Arkansas State Four-Ball Tournament. The tournament was put on by the Arkansas State Golf Association and included 36 holes. Among many participants was Texas High’s very own boys golf team and one member of the girl’s team.  This unique style of tournament permits each player to have a partner. Both players hit their own shot, and...

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Senior Mollie Johnson gets a player from the opposing team out as she slides to first base. Johnson is the only senior returning to the Lady Tiger
The last one standing
Story by Olivia Huckabee, staff writer • March 25, 2021

As her last season as a Lady Tiger closes in, senior Mollie Johnson steps up to bat as the last senior on her team. Being a senior isn't easy, but being the only senior amidst her fellow Lady Tigers comes with many responsibilities. She swings, and as usual, hopes she doesn't miss. “I feel like this year the expectations are a lot higher for me,” senior Mollie Johnson said. “I am expected...

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Senior Mariza Paez practices in the weight room with the girl
The power of Paez
Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief • March 23, 2021

After months of hard work, perseverance and nonstop dedication, one senior’s dreams finally came true. On March 20, senior Mariza Paez made Texas High history by being the first female powerlifter from our campus to not only make it to State, but to place. Paez placed fifth in the State Championship in Corpus Christi by lifting a total weight of 835 lbs: 375 lbs being in Squats, 170 lbs in Bench...

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Athletes and their futures
Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor • March 22, 2021

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Sophomore Emma Prince catches the ball at home in an attempt to get Liberty Eylau player out. The Lady Tigers beat rival school, Liberty Eylau 9-7.
Leopards lose their rhythm
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • March 11, 2021

The Lady Tigers started off slow against their hometown rivals Liberty Eylau, as sophomore pitcher Olivia Huckabee walked the first batter. The Tigers began warming up as junior Lauren Allred stepped up to the plate. On her first time at bat, Allred hit a home run with a runner on base, giving the Tigers the lead at the bottom of the first inning 2-1. The Tigers began to face the challenge of Leopard’s...

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Senior Trey Lavender practices a yoga position prior to his regular class. An influx of males joined the class this upcoming year.
Steaming out social norms  
Story by Olivia Huckabee, staff writer • March 10, 2021

Hot yoga has become a new craze in the city of Texarkana. Although it primarily attracted the attention of females, many young men have begun to add the exercise to their lives. “I went with my sister a few years back, and I did not like it, which made me believe that if you’re not a girl then you are not made for yoga,” senior Cort Rainwater said. “I thought that guys should just stick...

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Owen Young, Logan Diggs, John David Cass, Eli Likins, Evan Likins and Nathan Morris pose for a picture at the 2021 UIL state swim meet. Swimmers traveled to San Antonio to compete against swimmers from all over Texas.
Senior’s last swim
Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor • March 8, 2021

The pandemic is so well known that it doesn’t need to be named and has taken its toll. It’s clear in everything we do, everywhere we look. Unfortunately, that includes the lives of high school seniors, students that waited patiently the past four years to have their time on top of the hill. Taking a look into the lives of the early-risers, the high school swim team earned a unique ruling from...

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 Sophomore Reece Gaylor kicks the ball away from an opposing player. Soccer players usually find themselves competing in harsh weather conditions.
Frosty on the field
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • March 5, 2021

With the season starting in mid-December and lasting through April, an argument can be made that the soccer team endures some of the worst weather. The players have endured rain, cold, sleet and sometimes even snow while competing. “The varsity team played a tournament in Pine Tree last year, and it snowed a couple inches,” sophomore Braden McKinnon. “It was one of the coldest games we’ve...

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Junior Angie Parrott hits the ball during the Pleasant Grove Invitational at Northridge Country Club Feb. 25. Parrott shot a personal best of 87.
Another win
Story by Graci Henard and Braden McKinnon March 3, 2021

The Lady Tiger golf team competed in the Pleasant Grove Invitational at Northridge Country Club on Thursday, Feb. 25. Dallas Baptist Commit Graci Henard led the girls team to a win with a score of 78 and took the individual win as well. “I felt like the team really performed well, considering the high wind and the pressure of playing on your home course,” Henard said. “It was the first tournament...

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Carter Maneth hits his ball onto the green from the fairway at the Tiger Classic earlier this year. Maneth has committed to play golf in college after high school.
Commitment over COVID-19
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • February 24, 2021

As senior Carter Maneth walked down the fairway on the final hole of his last Tiger Classic, he knew all he had to do was par and win the tournament by nine strokes. He had dreamed of this win since he was a child. This moment in particular, however, was the moment Maneth was sure he was good enough to continue his golfing career in college. The Classic, hosted by the Tigers at Texarkana Country Club,...

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Softball and baseball season is getting ready to start up again after it had to been put on halt due to COVID-19 in 2020. Some players still fear that the pandemic may alter their season.
Second chance season
Story by Caden Rainwater and Olivia Huckabee February 23, 2021

The baseball and softball teams are preparing themselves for the craziest season yet. With last year's season cut short by the pandemic, which is still affecting lives, many players hold onto the hope that this year will be different.  “My hopes for the upcoming season is that we just get to play mainly,” junior Lizzie Smith said. “I want to be able to improve as a player for all of us to...

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For some, Owen Likin
The legacy a sports star left behind
Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer • January 13, 2021

Owen Likins left Texas High with a reputation as a sports prodigy. From securing first places in the majority of his cross country meets, to churning out winning times in swim events, Owen repeatedly made his name known in the state of Texas. Owen, a 2020 graduate, now runs track and cross country at Texas Tech University. For some, his absence may have left a void in multiple Tiger sports, but his...

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Senior Logan Diggs dives into the pool during one of his swim meets. This year, due to COVID-19, the swimmer
How to go about “COVID-season”
Story by Logan Diggs, managing editor • December 29, 2020

As the year of 2020 winds down, national COVID-19 cases surge across the country putting senior athletes, along with many others, in difficult situations. Some student athletes still dedicate their life to sports due to their passion for the sport itself and the financial benefits they could provide heading into college. In retrospect, during a year unlike any other, how have athletes been affected...

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Crosby runningback Reggie Branch attempts to evade Texas High
Cougars end Tigers’ win streak, season
Story by Braden McKinnon, staff writer • December 22, 2020

An unstoppable offense from the Crosby Cougar’s proved to be the nail in the coffin for the Tigers’ 2020 season. After fighting hard, earning almost 550 offensive yards, a comeback was out of reach taking the senior football players off the field for the last time. The Cougars’ offense started out quick with a 36-yard run on the first play, ultimately leading to the first score of the game...

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Junior Derrick Brown causes a fumble in the first quarter in the game against Lake Creek in the first round of the 2020 playoff season. The Tigers did not capitalize on the fumble recovery.
Tiger defense breaks the Lions
Story by Braden McKinnon, staff writer • December 12, 2020

After an uncharacteristic start in the first quarter, the Tigers exploded offensively to score 30 points unanswered in the second half ending the first playoff game with a 37-7 victory. The first quarter started off slow for both teams. Wide receiver Blake Rogers broke the early stalemate with a 20 yard touchdown pass from Brayson McHenry. “We just got to work on staying more patient in the...

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