Tiger Times

Locking up success

Football lockers are decorated with gifts from the mothers of players. This tradition started  to get mothers more involved with football.

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

November 9, 2018

The football players work endlessly to make sure they’re ready for the game every Friday. This can be exhausting, and everyone around them knows that. For the past seven years, moms of the players get together, clean out their lockers and give them baskets of encouragement to motivate them for the upcomi...

Halfway there

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Story by TJ Wall, sports editor

November 8, 2018

We are about half-way through the 2018 NFL regular season now and there has definitely been a whole lot of action to talk about. Unless you have been sitting under a rock for eight weeks, you probably already have heard about most of the recent NFL news and transactions. However, it is difficult for th...

Best ever

The Lady Tigers celebrate after scoring a point against the Joshua Lady Owls in the regional quarterfinal. They play the Wakeland Wolverines on Friday at Richardson Berkner High School at 5 p.m.

Story by John Morgan, sports editor

November 7, 2018

After a year of countless highlights and moments of history, the Lady Tigers are set to enter uncharted territory. The volleyball team prevailed over the Joshua Lady Owls in four sets, 25-15, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, on Tuesday night at Whitehouse High School in the regional quarterfinal. This marks the...

Coming back home

Junior Kobe Webster fights for extra yardage as he runs the ball down the sideline. The Tigers won against the Wylie East Raiders on Nov. 2 with a final score of 35-19.

Story by Joseph Rodgers, Addison Cross, John Morgan, and Anna Grace Jones

November 5, 2018

It took seven weeks, but finally, the tower shined orange again. In their final home game of the season, the Tigers rediscovered the taste of victory by defeating the Wylie East Raiders, 35-19. This marked the team’s first district win of the season. The Tigers established a lead quickly after they...

Speeding to state

Junior Owen Linkins places six in UIL 5A Region 2 Championship. He will advance to State.

Story by Anna Grace Jones, in-depth editor

October 26, 2018

Junior Owen Likins advanced to the state cross country meet after placing sixth in the UIL 5A Region 2 Championship on Oct. 22. Likins ran the race with a time of 15:37 allowing him to place sixth out of 183 runners in the meet. “Regionals was real exciting. It was a big race and really compe...

Just keep swimming

Sophomore Logan Diggs shows off his various first place medals from competing in the Junior Olympics. Diggs participated in the 2018 Junior Olympics and placed in four events.

Story by Logan Diggs, staff writer

October 26, 2018

I saw his face out of the corner of my eye as he threw me into what I thought was a raging, frigid sea. I remember staring at the my him above the water as I sank to the bottom of the pool. The pain of chlorine filling my eyes was blocked out by the intense amount of adrenaline that was coursing through my ve...

Muddy defeat

Wide receiver Chris Sutton runs the ball and is tackled by a Sherman defender. The Tigers lost 27-21 to the Sherman Bearcats on Oct. 19.

Story by John Morgan and Anna Grace Jones

October 20, 2018

On a night of on-and-off rain and rough field conditions, the Sherman Bearcats broke the hearts of the Tigers in a 27-21 mudfest on Friday night at Bearcat Stadium. This loss marks the fifth in a row for the Tigers and eliminates them from the race for a potential playoff berth. The Bearcats wasted l...

Pirates sink Tigers

Mesquite Poteet Pirates celebrate after taking down a Texas High Tiger. Poteet beat Texas High with a score of 46 to 28.

Story by Joseph Rodgers, John Morgan, TJ Wall, and Molly Kyles

October 13, 2018

Once again, the Tigers were unable to stop a potent offense from running up the score. The Tigers lost to the Poteet Pirates 46-28 on Friday night at Tiger Stadium. This brings their record to 2-5 on the season as they remain winless in district play. Familiar shades of slow starts in previous weeks ...

A few more miles to go

Sophomore Fezeka Barnes and Junior Owen Likins advance to the regional meet. Barnes placed in ninth and Likins first in the 15-5A district meet.

Story by John Morgan, sports editor

October 12, 2018

Junior Owen Likins and sophomore Fezeka Barnes advanced to the regional cross country meet after faring well in the district meet in Mount Pleasant on Oct. 9. Likins is looking to build off of his previous state meet appearance. He placed 14th at the regional meet last year. “The district mee...

New district, no problem

Shreya Kurichety returns a volley durring a doubles match against Lyndale on Thursday October 11th 2018 District Championship game. The Tiger tennis team took the victory at the tournament.

Story by John Morgan and Jonathan Naples

October 12, 2018

The Tiger tennis team defeated the Lindale Eagles on Thursday afternoon to secure the District 15-5A championship. The win against Lindale finishes off an undefeated regular season for the tennis team. They hope to ride this success to a spot in the state tournament on Oct. 31. “It was a great tea...

Order on the court

Junior Jebin Justin prepares to return a shot against Evangel. The tennis team won this match and has found early season success.

Story by Jonathan Naples, staff writer

October 11, 2018

Their court, pristine and blue. Their spirit, vibrant and orange. Their record — promising and untarnished. After a long summer, the Tiger tennis team is ready to continue their dominant ways on the court. The team has already defeated Frisco Liberty, Tyler Lee and Evangel and has their sights se...

New athlete, same risk

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) looks downfield for an open receiver in a game against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./Sacramento Bee/MCT)

Story by John Morgan, sports editor

October 10, 2018

Nike is a brand that has become synonymous with athletic prowess. The swoosh is a captivating image in worldwide society that has become instantly recognizable. Most importantly, Nike is what Nike is today because in the history of their climb to economic prosperity, they have done what many profitable ...

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