Schools & Sports

OUTDOORS

Jeff Rice (left) takes aim at a distant coyote that Larry Weishuhn is calling with his mouth predator call.

OUTDOORS

WITH LUKE CLAYTON

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Deer season is a done deal for this year. Luke with some prime venison he took with his muzzleloader on a late season hunt.

OUTDOORS

DEER SEASON, IT’S A WRAP

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Luke has had some great times in the outdoors this past year but hunting with his friend Kenneth Shepherd close to home was one of the highlights. Kenneth took this heavy horned mature ‘home buck’ during rifle season.

OUTDOORS

WITH LUKE CLAYTON

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The Basics of Pickleball

A court sport is sweeping the nation, and it isn’t tennis or basketball. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, 4.8 million people played pickleball in 2021, marking a nearly 15 percent growth in the total number of players from the year prior.

Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45
Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45

Crandall Falls to Midlothian Heritage in Area Round 37-45

The streets in downtown Crandall were lined with parents, students, CISD administration, and plenty of locals to send the Pirates off in fashion. Both police and fire escorted the buses out of town and stopped for high fives and confetti cannons in front of the police station. The Pirates were headed forty minutes down the road to Grand Prairie where they would take on Midlothian Heritage.

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Crandall Advances to Area on Final Play of Game Against Marshall

It was a cold rainy day as the Pirates loaded the charter buses for Marshall, Texas. Crandall would be taking on the 6-4 Marshall Mavericks in an exciting first round playoff matchup. The Mavericks are a run heavy team and would test the Pirates defensive line all night. The weather would test both teams as a heavy mist came down the entire game.

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Forney Falls to Barbers Hill in Playoffs

The Forney Jackrabbits and some very dedicated fans made the four-hour road trip all the way to Mount Belvieu, Texas last Friday night for their firstround playoff matchup against the Barbers Hill Eagles. Forney entered the Houston area game after dismantling Tyler at home in their regular season finale the week before, 57-13. Barbers Hill came into the game led by their potent offense after a 28-20 win against the Porter Spartans from Porter, Texas the previous Friday.

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Crandall Destroys Princeton in Final Regular Season Game

Last Thursday night’s matchup with the Princeton Wildcats would be a game in which Coach Hardin could see his Pirates play at the level he expects. The Wildcats season had not been great with a 1-8 record coming into this game. Crandall just needed to execute their gameplan and come out with a victory. The Pirates would not know who they would get in the first round of the playoffs until the Friday night games had concluded.

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’62 Cheerleaders: Donna Rice - Head Cheerleader, Marsha Cannon, Sue Pinson, Sarah Lee Cates

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’62 Captains: Ronald Montgomery, Richard Norwood, Arthur Beeler, Alvin Kvapil

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’62 Coaches: Henderson, Canup

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’62 Coaches: Hernandez, Johnson

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Alvin Kvapil

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Ronald Montgomery

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Don Sline

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Weldon Thompson

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Carl Senter

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Clark Warren

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Johnnie Morris

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Arthur Beeler

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Lannie Anderson

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Sam Criswell

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Paul Novak

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Gary Thomas

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Mike Hampton

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Jakie Penney

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Mike Hardman

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Stanley Anderson

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George Hensley

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Duane Penny

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Benny Kvapil

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Roger Duckworth

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Football Sweetheart: Sarah Lee Cates

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Forney High School Band

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’62 Majorettes: Marcia Whittemore - Drum Major, Carol Criswell, Carol Sline, Hardy Mae Ford, Jane Brummett

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Roger Clark

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Richard Norwood

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Joel Boles

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Jimmy Duckworth

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Vincent Cascio

There Was No PEE-WEE FOOTBALL Back in the OLD DAYS.....

.....But, FOOTBALL Did Begin in the 5TH GRADE!

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