Tiger Times

Owen Likins

Photo Illustration. Senior Owen Likins has earned recognition for achievements in cross country, track, and swim throughout his high school athletic career.

Story by Doug Kyles, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

When did you start running? What in your life made you start cross country and track? I got into running in elementary school. I did the “Kids Run the Line” event and enjoyed it. So then I signed up for a 5K with my dad. It’s a funny story we tell because I ended up beating my dad in our first 5K...

Playoffs or bust

Junior quarterback Rian Cellers avoids a Wylie East defender to complete a pass in the 40-13 win. The victory kept the post season hopes alive for the Tigers.

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

November 6, 2019

Six games. Seven teams. Four spots. The UIL Football State Playoffs is the ultimate standard to which any high school football team hopes to be able to hold themselves to. However, the Tigers didn’t make the playoffs last year, breaking a streak that has lasted for over a decade. This year, after ...

Snap streak

Junior Jaylen Green holds the ball up in celebration after sacking Sherman quarterback Tate Bethel. Texas High snapped a three game losing streak, as they won 27-14

Story by TJ Wall and Anna Grace Jones

October 19, 2019

The Texas High Tigers claimed their first district win of the regular season against the Sherman Bearcats with a score of 27-14. This critical victory allows the Tigers to remain in contention for the fourth and final spot in the playoff bracket. The first quarter started off quickly with a 61-yard touchdown r...

A numbers game

Tracy Cooper rushes against Mesquite Poteet defense on Oct. 11, 2019. The Tigers lost to the Pirates with a score of 10-55 to remain winless in district play.

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

October 17, 2019

Despite the struggles the Texas High football team has faced throughout the 2019 season, there is still hope to see the Tigers in the first round bracket of the UIL Football State Playoffs.  With three games left to play in the schedule and four Friday nights left during the regular season of dist...

Tigers in the doghouse

Tigers in the doghouse

Story by Addison Cross, Anna Grace Jones, Molly Kyles, TJ Wall, and Ruth Heinemann

October 5, 2019

The Tigers fell short of a district win in their second district game of the season, leaving homecoming with a hard fought loss against the McKinney North Bulldogs at 62-41.  The Bulldogs started fast and strong, with two touchdown receptions from quarterback Dillon Markiewicz to tight end Brandon Fra...

Lions deliver Tigers loss

Texas High's defenders Devaughante Jack (30) and Clayton Smith (10) attempt to bring down the running back from John Tyler September 27, 2019. The Tigers lost their district opener 16-0.

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

September 30, 2019

The John Tyler Lions showed the Tigers their first loss of the season, snapping the Tigers’ three-game win streak. Key struggles with the Tigers’ offense led to a 16-0 defeat Friday night. The past few games, the Tigers’ success could be attributed to having a very strong offensive line, an...

Serve, swing, win

Serve, swing, win

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

September 27, 2019

A slump in sports is essentially a dry spell or drought used to define a player or team’s deterioration during their career. This troubling "spell" in sports happens to players and teams ranging from every level of every sport. Most athletes are far too accustomed with the idea of being in a slump, e...

A new direction

New golf coach Ryan Huntze demonstrates proper stance. Huntze previously worked as Clubhouse Manager for Northridge Country Club.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

September 27, 2019

The golf team has a lot to look forward to this season. They’ve got the talent, the drive and a new indoor facility that should be completed in December. But they also have a lot to overcome. In June, they found themselves needing a new coach and filling a void left from the death of Coach Jay Bre...

Beat down on the Bulldogs

Senior Tracy Cooper runs the ball in the first quarter. Texas High School played against Kilgore High School on September 20, 2019.

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

September 21, 2019

The Tigers stretched their winning streak to three games after defeating the Kilgore Bulldogs in their homecoming game. This match-up was supposed to be an easy win for the Bulldogs as compared to last year, however, this new Tiger team came to play, putting up a 30-14 victory.  Beginning the fir...

Tigers dominate the Leopards

Kobe Webster stiff arms a Liberty Eyalu defender in the 62-13 victory against the cross town rival. The Tigers improved their record to 2-1 on the season and will travel to Kilgore next week.

Story by TJ Wall and Doug Kyles

September 14, 2019

The Tigers left Grim Stadium after a blowout victory against crosstown rivals, the Liberty-Eylau Leopards. There were flashbacks to last week’s game, as again, a powerful start and a strong defense gave the Tigers a 62-13 win. The Leopards got off to a rough start by going three and out on their firs...

Tigers tighten grip on axe

Senior Tracy Cooper outruns the Arkansas Razorback defense to score a touchdown in the second quarter of the 2019 Texas High vs. Arkansas High game. The Tigers held the Razorbacks to only seven points in the game.

Story by Addison Cross, Molly Kyles, Connor Powell, and Anna Grace Jones

September 7, 2019

In the 105th Battle of the Axe, the Texas Tigers stifled the Arkansas Razorbacks with a commanding  28-7 victory.  Much of the Tigers’ success can be attributed to the strength of the offensive line in the first quarter. Running back Tracy Cooper helped Texas High remain in a strong lead from the b...

Which way will the axe fall?

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Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

September 4, 2019

As the day approaches when our football players will storm Razorback stadium with high hopes and built-up determination, both schools ponder on whether their team will walk off the field with spirits and helmets raised high above their heads.  On Friday night, the Tigers will take on the Arkansas High Razor...

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