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Three East Texans on TSHOF Ballot
Sunday, 29th July 2012 - 7:42PM
Three East Texans are listed on the Texas Sports Hall of Fame ballot that will be released in the near future.

The three include, Red Murff, the scout who discovered Nolan Ryan, Texarkana native Eddie Mathews, who is among the greatest third-baseman in MLB history, and former Trinity Valley C.C. men's basketball coach Leon Spencer.
Harleton Names Lloyd Interim AD/Football Coach
Wednesday, 25th July 2012 - 6:07PM
Dr. Craig Coleman, the superintendent at Harleton I.S.D. just told me the school board voted to give long-time assistant coach Jackie Lloyd the Interim AD/Football Coaching position.

Lloyd, who has been the head baseball coach at Harleton for ten years, will take immediate control of the football program while replacing Dennis Alexander who left for the AD/Head Football job at Troup, "I just thank Dr. Coleman and the school board for giving me this opportunity to advance my career to a position I've always wanted."

Lloyd was the head baseball coach and football assistant at Marshall before Harleton.

Dr. Coleman also mentioned the Interim tag is not a lack of support for Coach Lloyd, but, a necessary part of the process while they await for the ten day posting period to end.

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Troup officially hires Dennis Alexander
Tuesday, 24th July 2012 - 4:29PM
Dennis Alexander has signed his contract to become the AD/Head Football Coach at Troup High School.

Alexander, fourth all-time in career wins in Texas history, has been the AD/Football Coach at Harleton for the past ten years and told David Smoak on Monday, "I've been more than satisfied in Harleton, I've had this little place to live in the country where I've devoted a lot of time and enjoyed getting to know so many friends and a great coaching staff, but, this is an opportunity at Troup I couldn't pass up."

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Troup to hire Dennis Alexander on Monday
Tuesday, 24th July 2012 - 4:29PM
Dennis Alexander, one of the all-time winningest coaches in Texas High School Football history will be the next AD/Football Coach at Troup High School effective at 5:00pm on Monday. Alexander confirmed the news to David Smoak.

Alexander has been the AD/Football Coach at Harleton since 2002, and replaces Chuck Griffin who resigned earlier this month to take a job in Alabama.

Troup I.S.D. superintendent Dr. Marvin Beatty told Smoak, "I don't know about any of the speculation, but, I do know one thing, we've interviewed some candidates, but we haven't completed the 10-day window that ends on Monday."

Again, Monday is when Smoak was told Alexander's hiring would be official.

Alexander has an overall record of 323-126-11 and won two state championships at Daingerfield in 1983 and 1985. He's also been a head coach at (Daingerfield), Hughes Springs, and Henderson.

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Lufkin's Byndom on Nagurski Watch List
Wednesday, 18th July 2012 - 10:39AM
Former Lufkin star Carrington Byndom has been named to the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List featuring the best and brightest of the upcoming season's defensive players.

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Four games to focus on in Week 10 - Garrett Ross
Thursday, 27th October 2022 - 5:14AM
The final week of October brings us to Week 10 of the Texas high school football season, where only nine teams sit at 9-0 out of over 1500 programs from across the state. Some programs have already clinched a playoff berth, while others are fighting to keep their seasons alive.

Here are four games to focus on in Week 10.
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5A Division I State Semi-Finals: Longview vs Aledo

3A-DII State Semifinals Harmony vs Poth

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Keep it up eagles. Impressive second half of the season. 

#1Gunter vs #6Canadian

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??2022 Texas A&M Aggies Thread??

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Reuben Owens commits tonight at 8pm.

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