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Senior quarterback Brayson McHenry is lifted by teammate senior Qushawn McCulloch after scoring a touchdown against the Tyler High Lions. The Tigers held onto the lead and ended their season opener 24-10 Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers roar
Story by Samuel Cody, Staff Writer • August 27, 2021

Despite numerous penalties on the offense, the Tigers still managed to outscore the Tyler High School Lions 24-10 in their first home opener in four years.  “Right now, we're sitting at one and zero with a lot of things to fix,” head coach Gerry Stanford said. “The positive thing is we have a lot of things we can correct.” The Tigers had a 21-10 lead on the Tyler Lions at halftime. After...

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Junior Bella Cherry sets the ball up for senior Jaycee Kennedy to attack during the game against Pleasant Grove Aug. 24 in Tiger Center.
A good fight
Story by Olivia Huckabee, Staff Writer • August 26, 2021

The Lady Tiger volleyball team fell to the Pleasant Grove Hawks Tuesday in Tiger Center. After taking the game into five sets, they lost the match in the fifth set 15-12.  With the student section packed to the top and the cheers louder than ever, the Lady Tigers felt the support from their home fans.  “It’s different because we usually don’t get a crowd like that unless it’s a playoff...

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During the 2018 Texas v. Arkansas game Texas High Varsity football players attempt to break out of an opposing teammates grasp to make it into the end zone. The Texas High Tigers played the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 8, 2018.
This little piggy went home
Story by Doug Kyles, Editor-In-Chief • August 26, 2021

What’s more “Texas High” than bacon fry? Than Tiger Football? Than Spirit Days?  It seems that the very heart of Texas High is in its traditions, and it’s this that makes the news that the annual rivalry game was canceled due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases particularly disappointing. The Texarkana Arkansas School District released a press release to cancel the game, including details...

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Senior Allyson Smith dives into the water during the 2021 Junior Olympics. Houston, Texas hosted the Junior Olympics July 28 through August 6.
Medal winning medleys
Story by Stephanie Jumper, Editor-In-Chief • August 26, 2021

Blood. Sweat. Tears. And a whole lot of water.  Following several sunrise practices and hours of exhaustion, team Arkansas won first place in swimming for both the boys’ division and overall at the 2021 Junior Olympics. The competition gathered swimmers from across the nation in Cypress, Texas, from July 31 to Aug. 1. “We were ecstatic,” said senior Dane Bullock, who placed eighth in the...

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Running Back Braylon Stewart attempts to dodge the Lobos. A scrimmage was held at the Grim stadium on August 20, 2021.
Football's back
Story by Samuel Cody and Braden McKinnon August 20, 2021

The Tigers took on the Longview Lobos in a scrimmage game tonight. Even though there was no score kept, it was a fun exhibition for fans who have missed football.  Coaches saw positive things in the team’s first outing. “I think the two teams played really physical, and we found out a lot about each other,” Head Coach Gerry Stanford said. “We've learned a lot about ourselves, and [there’s]...

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The boys golf team stands together after placing second in Regionals. After they won, they are to compete in State in Austin on May 17-18.
Seeking State
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • April 30, 2021

The varsity boys golf team will head to the state tournament in Austin on May 17-18 after placing second at the regional competition. The team traveled to Rockwall on April 21-22 to compete in the UIL 5A regional golf tournament.  Being one of three teams from their district who advanced, the boys planned to play their hearts out. The team acquired multiple wins over the season, and was on the...

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Postseason preparations
Postseason preparations
Story by Oliva Huckabee, staff writer • April 27, 2021

As their district season comes to a close, the Lady Tigers focus their efforts at preparing for a highly competitive first round of playoffs. Coming up short in the game against Hallsville, the Lady Tigers needed a win against Longview in order to keep their season alive. In the end, the Lady Tigers came out of Tuesday night's game with a 6-3 win, and a secured spot in the UIL playoffs. The Lady...

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Senior Graci Henard takes a shot at Northridge Country Club. The team placed sixth at regionals on April 19-20.
Girls golf season comes to an end
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • April 27, 2021

The girls varsity golf team travelled to Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club to compete in the UIL 5A regional tournament on April 19-20. The girls placed sixth out of 16 teams, which concluded their season. “For me going in [the goal] was to improve from our regional preview, which we actually did,” head coach Ryan Huntze said. “Our first round, we improved from the preview by 35 shots. We wanted...

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 Senior Caden Miller glides over a hurdle in the 100m race. Miller competes in both hurdles and relay races.
Tiger track comeback
Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer • April 23, 2021

The Tiger track team has exceeded expectations this spring, and with good reason. Both the Boys and Girls have shown their eager nature to not take what they lost last year for granted Remarking on last season being cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, and half of the team’s races were left unfinished. This year, the team sought redemption and churned out remarkable times and places. The...

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Two seniors and one freshman made school history when they formed the first girls powerlifting team. Seniors Mariza Paez and Mollie Johnson and freshman Makenley Chandler advanced from district to regionals. Paez went on to the state meet where she placed fifth, becoming the first girl to do so.
Lift like a girl
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • April 15, 2021

This year, seniors Mariza Paez, Mollie Johnson and freshman Makenley Chandler made Texas High history by becoming the first girls powerlifting team ever. Texas High School has had female powerlifters in the past, but never formed a team. Just before the season began, the three were notified that they had been nominated by other coaches to be on the team. “I was really nervous, just as a senior...

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submitted photo. The Lady Tigers varsity golf team stands together after their tournament. The team advanced to Regionals on April 1.
Road to Regionals
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • April 9, 2021

The Lady Tiger Golf team competed at the UIL district tournament on March 29-April 1. The Tigers competed against six other teams and won the tournament by 43 strokes with seniors Graci Henard placing second individually and Kenzie Parker finishing fourth. The first day of the tournament proved to be a challenge for the team due to the rain and 35mph wind. The weather affected ball flight and distance,...

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Thomas Curry hit the ball out of the bunker on hole 16 of their District meet. The meet was held at Tempest Golf Club on Tuesday, March 27.
Dominating District
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • April 2, 2021

On March 26 and 27, the Tiger golf team traveled to Gladewater, Texas to compete in the UIL District tournament at Tempest Golf Club.The team was hot and ready to go after playing both days over the weekend in a non-UIL related golf tournament, meaning the six walked 18 holes for four straight days.  “Playing four straight days of tournament golf definitely helped to get me more comfortable playing...

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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 Tigers softball team.
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 girls powerlifting team prior to her State meet. Paez placed fifth overall at State.
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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