Brownsboro to face Athens with new trophy on the line

Two teams right here in Henderson County may have just a little bit more to play for as the year kicks off.

By Michael V. Hannigan/HCN

High school football teams all over Texas are looking forward to the start of the regular season next Friday, Aug. 31.

But two teams right here in Henderson County may have just a little bit more to play for as the year kicks off.

The Brownsboro Bears will travel to Bruce Field next week to take on the Athens Hornets with the newly-minted Highway 31 Championship Trophy on the line. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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5 observations from SWJCFC Media Day

By Michael V. Hannigan/Henderson County Now

The annual Southwest Junior College Football Conference Media Day was held Friday, July 27, at the Garden Valley Golf Resort. I made the drive through the (really) back roads of East Texas to attend the event.

The schools in the conference include: Blinn, Cisco, Kilgore, Navarro, Northeastern Oklahoma, New Mexico Military Institute, TVCC and Tyler.

If you’ve never been to one of these get-togethers, it mainly entails coaches standing behind a podium talking about the upcoming season followed by a chance for reporters to conduct interviews. Reporters also get to pick up each school’s media guide, which come in handy during the season.

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One week left to register for TVCC golf tournament

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

It’s time to tee it up to support the Trinity Valley Community College Foundation.

The annual golf tournament fundraiser is set for Monday, May 14 at Van Zandt Country Club in Canton.

Cost of the four-person scramble is $300 per, which includes a hamburger lunch. Teams can register for either the morning flight at 8 a.m. or the afternoon flight at 1 p.m., with trophies awarded for each flight.

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Lady Cards ready for Region XIV Tournament

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

The Lady Cardinals (29-23) will be the No. 3 East seed in the Region XIV Tournament later this week at Port Arthur. They will face Blinn (30-16), the No. 2 South seed at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4 in the opening game of the tournament.

Earlier this season, the Lady Cardinals were an 8-7 winner against Blinn in the annual Region XIV Crossover Tournament in Longview.

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