Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 15, 2014

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Athens begins playoffs Tuesday night in Tyler

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

Athens — The No. 10-ranked Athens Hornets opening round playoff contest has been finalized for Tuesday night.

The Hornets (27-1) will face the winner of the tiebreaker contest between Gilmer or Henderson on Tuesday night at Robert E. Lee High School.

The Class 3A, Region II bi-district contest is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

ATBA continuing signups this weekend

Athens Teenage Baseball Association president Tony Sikes said they are taking applications every Saturday in February at Coleman Park with tryouts scheduled for March 1.

The fee is $85 with discounts for each additional family member.

For more information, visit the webpage at

TVCC Lady Cards to Play 4Kay on Feb. 19

Trinity Valley Community College is again teaming up with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

For a seventh straight year, TVCC is participating in the WBCA’s Play 4Kay initiative, which began as “Think Pink” in 2007. TVCC has designated the Wednesday, Feb. 19, game against Panola College at Cardinal Gym as its Play 4Kay event. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

The initiative is named in memory of former North Carolina State head women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, who died after a third recurrence of breast cancer in January 2009. The movement continues to grow and change lives, especially during February.

Last year, thanks to the help and support of its fans, TVCC sent $5,000 to the Kay Yow Fund, according to TVCC President Dr. Glendon Forgey. He said the college’s goal this year is $7,500.

All fans wearing an event t-shirt to the game will be admitted free and all cancer survivors will be recognized at halftime.

For fans unable to attend the game, it will be webcast at