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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

As spring approaches, track season gears up to start a new season. The Texas High track teams are preparing to start another successful year in 2024.  Throughout the off-season, the Tigers...

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

Most athletes live for the big moments: the screaming crowd and excited fans, the shining lights and packed-out gyms. They want the spotlight. However, the athletes that coaches dream of having on their...

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

With stadium lights shining down and screaming fans packing out Pirate Stadium, senior receiver TJ Gray gets set at the line of scrimmage for another play as a Texas High Tiger. This play looked different,...

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

Sliding on her knee pads and braiding her hair, senior Mally Lumpkin walks onto the court for another volleyball game, no different than the past ten years of her life.  Beginning in the third grade...

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

The Hunger Games series added a fifth movie, based on the novel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”. The Hunger Games movie series is entirely based on the book series written by Suzanne Collins....

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 22, 2023

Lacing his court shoes, junior Alex Orr walks into practice as he would any day during any basketball season. Only this time, he is met by a new face.  Eric Cross took over the Texas High basketball...

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

The Tigers scraped by the Mansfield Summit Jaguars Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, in round two of the UIL state playoffs in Sulphur Springs. The Tigers came out of the gates rough early offensively, with junior...

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

The Texas Tigers completed their quest for revenge on the Terrell Tigers in round one of the playoffs after taking the victory 51-28 Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Texas struck first in the first quarter after...

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

The crowd roars as the Tigers put the ball down for a kill against their cross-town rivals, the Pleasant Grove Hawks. With a packed-out Tiger Center, Texas took the victory with a score of 3-1 Aug. 23,...

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

The Mavericks started off strong early, forcing and recovering a fumble by the Tigers with 9:36 left in the first quarter.  After the Texas defense came up with a stop, the Mavericks attempted a field...

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

The alarm blares at 5 a.m., marking the start of the day for Texas High’s early-rising cross-country runners. She laces her running shoes and prepares for another long, taxing practice. Freshman Gracie...

Sophomore running back Tradarian Ball escapes defender in Homecoming game against Mount Pleasant Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. The Tigers brought home the win with a final score of 58-29, moving their district record to 2-0.

Hoco win

Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

The Texas Tigers topped the Mount Pleasant Tigers on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, with a final score of 58-29. The Texas offense started off strong in the opening of the first quarter, converting first downs...

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