LAPOYNOR — The No. 13-ranked LaPoynor Flyers competed in the Rusk Tournament this past weekend, winning the tournament over Class 4A Cedar Creek 56-47 in the championship game. LaPoynor is now 17-3 overall and 1-0 in district play and will play Harleton tonight and then host Martins Mill on Friday. The Flyers had three players named to the All-Tournament team in Mason Motal, Octavious Crear and James Jackson. LaPoynor was led in the title game by Motal with 12 points and eight rebounds, Colton Clair had 10 points, Jackson had nine points and 17 rebounds, Crear had nine points and six assists, Lane McClelland had seven points, Seth Anderson had five points and Xavier Oliver and Jacorey Williams had two points each.
REGION XIV TOURNAMENT: Survive and advance
The No. 1-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals survived a ferocious attack by the Jacksonville Lady Jaguars in the semifinal round of the Region XIV conference tournament with an 84-73 victory at UT-Tyler.
HIGH SCHOOL POWERLIFTING: Record setting lift
Athens lifter Jose Rodriguez and Brownsboro lifter Aaron Chitwood advanced to the Class 3A state meet March 22 in Abilene.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Athens picks up two wins at Princeton tournament
The Athens Hornets won their first two games in the Princeton tournament on Thursday.
REGION XIV TOURNAMENT: Soaring to the semifinals
The No. 8-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals advanced to today’s semifinal round with a sweep of the Lee College Runnin’ Rebels at UT-Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Eustace teams start season strong at Bulldog Relays
The Eustace LadyDogs and Bulldogs finished as the top two teams at the Eustace Bulldog Relays Feb. 27.
3-7 East Texas Fishing Report
Here is the East Texas Fishing Report for this week:
ATHENS — Water level is at normal level and fairly clear. Water temp in the 40s, 50s. No report available from Lake Athens Marina.
REGION XIV TOURNAMENT: Flying high
When you get to the conference tournament, the motto of survive and advance is the No. 1 thought on any team’s mind.
HIGH SCHOOL POWERLIFTING: 7 local powerlifters advance to state meet in Corpus Christi
Brownsboro’s Ashley Hernandez and Mabank’s Deana Lane qualified for the Class 3A state meet on March 15 with top finishes at the Class 3A, Division II regional championships on Saturday.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Athens soccer swept by Whitehouse Tuesday night
The Athens Lady Hornets are now 8-8-3 overall and 5-3 in District 31-4A play with a 4-1 win over the Lindale Lady Eagles and a 7-0 loss to Whitehouse.
AREA BASKETBALL: East Texas hoops looking for local little dribblers teams
The East Texas Hoops organization is looking for players to take part in local little dribblers play dates and tournaments.
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