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Kailyn Williams

Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor

Kailyn Williams is a third-year senior member of the newspaper staff and Sports Editor. She is an overachieving perfectionist, who doesn’t like failing. She is a member of the varsity volleyball and softball team and likes to maintain straight A’s.

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Members of the Texas High Theater company run out for bows at the conclusion of their production of Chicago Dec. 16, 2023. The theater hosted three days worth of showings of the play Chicago.

[Photo] Chicago

February 13, 2024
Tractors move dirt during the ongoing construction of a new building for Wake Village Elementary. The construction is supported by the funding of Proposition A of the 2022 Bond.

[Photo] Wake Village undergoes major reconstruction

Story by Anna Bell Lee, Managing Editor/Webmaster
February 9, 2024
Senior Jayla Henderson settles into her blocks as she would before running her race. Henderson is returning from her third ACL tear to compete.

Back in the blocks

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
February 7, 2024
Senior varsity captain Nealy Kate Anderson holds up a sign at a Texas High pep rally. Nealy was honored as the cheer Face of the Game.

Face of the Game – Nealy Kate Anderson

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
January 19, 2024
Junior Justin Brown drives the paint in a pre-season practice scrimmage. Brown was selected to be recognized as the 2023-2024 basketball pre-season Face of the Game.

Face of the Game – Justin Brown

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
January 12, 2024
Junior Jimon Haynes leaps as he tries to score a basket in the rivalry game against Arkansas High Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. The Tigers took the victory in the crosstown rivalry.

[Photo] Hoopfest 2023

December 3, 2023
Junior Alex Orr watches as a camper dribbles a ball in the basketball and cheer camp. The camp was held for the first time since 2020 due to COVID-19.

[Photo] Cheer and basketball hold camp together

Story by Lyric Curtis, Staff Writer
December 14, 2023
Senior TJ Gray celebrates a touchdown in a district game against Nacogdoches Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. The Tigers ended their season with an overall record of 11-2.

Through the years

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
December 8, 2023
Senior Mally Lumpkin smiles as she goes to the service line in a pre-season game against Sulphur Springs Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. Lumpkin was selected to be recognized as the 2023-2024 volleyball Face of the Game.

Face of the Game – Mally Lumpkin

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
December 1, 2023
Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. (Murray Close/Lionsgate/TNS)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Story by Kailyn Williams, Kailyn Williams
November 27, 2023
New head basketball coach, Eric Cross, coaches senior Vonderrick Perkins during practice on Nov. 14, 2023. Cross took over the basketball program starting in the 2023-2024 school year.

[Photo] Q&A with Eric Cross

Story by Annie Smith, staff writer
November 20, 2023
Junior Tre Ellis slashes through defenders in practice Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. The Tigers are going into the new season with a brand new head coach, Eric Cross.

New beginnings

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
November 21, 2023
Senior wide receiver TJ Gray cheers triumphantly after the Texas High Tigers scratched off a victory against the Mansfield Summit Jaguars. The Tigers beat the Jaguars 17-14 and advanced to round three of the playoffs.

Reaching the Summit

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
November 18, 2023
Senior TJ Gray runs the Texas flag out the Texas High tunnel to kick off the Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. The Tigers faced Mount Pleasant at home for their Homecoming match-up.

Hoco win

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
October 1, 2023
The Texas High Varsity football team holds the Bi-Distict Championship trophy after defeating the Terrell Tigers on Nov. 10, 2023. The Tigers face Mansfield Summit in Sulphur Springs, Texas on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

Protect the house

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
November 11, 2023
Junior Javari Johnson runs into the open end zone, extending the Tiger lead in a district game against the Hallsville Bobcats Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Johnson finished the game with three touchdowns of his own, putting up 18 of the Tigers 30 points.

Tigers best the Bobcats

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
September 22, 2023
Defensive coach AJ Wilson yells at his defense after giving up a touchdown in a pre-season game against the Benton Tigers Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. The Tiger defense tightened up, only giving up 14 points throughout the entire game.

Benton blowout

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
September 8, 2023
The Lady Tigers played the Lady Hawks of Pleasant Grove Friday, Oct. 23, 2023. The rivalry match was closed to all spectators.

Silent night

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
October 27, 2023
Junior defensive back, Alex Jones dives for the tackle on the Marshall Mavericks. The Tigers played the Mavericks away on Oct. 13, 2023.

District rivalry win

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
October 15, 2023
Freshman Gracie Gibbs stands in to be honored for her hard word and dedication over the cross country season.

Face of the Game – Gracie Gibbs

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
October 13, 2023
2023-2024 Homecoming Court maids and their escorts.

Introducing Court

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
September 29, 2023
Junior Carlyn Clack stands in to be honored for her performance and attitude over the summer and pre-season. Clack plays a key role for the Lady Tigers as libero.

Face of the Game – Carlyn Clack

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
September 7, 2023
Hampton runs through a Hallsville defense in a game during his senior year. To this day, Hampton still holds records he set in place during his time here as a Tiger.

Refilling the glass

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
September 7, 2023
Junior quarterback, David Potter, weaves between defensive obstacles put on by the Frisco Lone Star Rangers. The Tigers squeezed out a victory over the Rangers with a score of 48-40.

Dulling the stars

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
August 25, 2023
Junior quarterback David Potter launches a ball during their first practice of the week. The Tigers will take on the state ranked Rangers of Lone Star in their season opener Thursday, Aug 24, 2023.

[Photo] Back at Grim

Story by Kailyn Willimas, Sports Editor
August 23, 2023
Senior TJ Gray, juniors David Potter and Julius George stand in to be honored as footballs off-season Faces of the Game.

Off-season football

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
August 17, 2023
The Oklahoma Sooners hoist the NCAA Womens College World Series Trophy as crimson confetti rains down. This marked the Sooners third consecutive national title, and the sixth in the ten years.

Natty Patty

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
June 9, 2023
Keith Schutte (right) sits on alongside the Tiger baseball field with Al Hannah (left). Schutte acted as the Voice of the Tigers for twelve years as of 2023 before passing.

Voice of the Tigers

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
May 19, 2023
Freshman Sydney Woods delivers a pitch in district match against Tyler High Friday, Mar. 10, 2023. The Tigers finished with a final district record of 5-9.

Face of the Game – Sydney Woods

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
May 10, 2023
E. Jean Carroll and her legal team arrive at the Southern District of New York Court early on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in New York. (Luiz C. Ribeiro/N.Y. Daily News/TNS)

Trump loses federal case

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
May 10, 2023
Hailey Van Lith #10 of the Louisville Cardinals looks to pass during the second half against the Oregon Ducks in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 28, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/TNS)

Transfer troubles

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
May 8, 2023
The main road the stretches throught the heart of Downtown Texarkana.

From the birth

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
April 24, 2023
The Lady Tigers senior line up along the first baseline chalk on senior night against the Whitehouse Lady Wildcats Tuesday, April 18, 2023. From left to right, third baseman Emma Prince, first baseman Anna Shults and manager Kiara Martin. The Lady Tigers fell to the Wildcats 6-9.

Solemn senior night

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
April 21, 2023
Former Texas High School softball stand out turned head coach Chealsea Slider claps after a player reaches second base. Slider became the head coach only days before the start of the 2023 UIL season.

Sliding home

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
April 6, 2023
Angel Reese (10) of the LSU Lady Tigers reacts toward Caitlin Clark (22) of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter of the 2023 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament championship game at American Airlines Center on Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Dallas. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/TNS)

Order on the court

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
April 5, 2023
Head coach Kim Mulkey of the LSU Lady Tigers poses after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85 during the 2023 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament championship game at American Airlines Center on April 02, 2023, in Dallas, Texas. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/TNS)

March Madness

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
April 4, 2023
Sophomore Karnell Jolly races to the finish line in the 1600 meter relay. The 4x4 won the Watty Myers meet, advancing the team to the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

Texas Relays

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
March 29, 2023
Watty Myers

Watty Myers

Story by Kailyn WIlliams, Sports Editor
March 21, 2023
Handicapped parking spots sit empty in the Texas High main student parking lot. The TISD Police Department has begun administering parking tickets with a $600 fine as Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.

Parking violations

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor
March 6, 2023
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