Author: Karson Lott

Eighth Grade ‘Necks Race to District Championship

By Karson Lott The Eighth Grade Roughnecks won the district championship with 153 points last week. Beckville finished second with 122, and Waskom came in third scoring 115 points.   Ryland Fridell placed sixth in the 100 meter dash (12.91) and the 200 meter dash (27.21.) Sam Dusek placed first in the 200 meter dash (24.87). Rylie Redden placed fourth in the 400 meter dash (1:01.94.) Alberto Soto placed fifth in the 800 meter run (2:35.13) and fourth in the 1600 meter run (2:35.13.) Gunner Solis placed second in the 800 meter run (2:28.10) and third in the 1600 meter...

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Eighth Grade Team Wins District Track Championship

By Karson Lott The eighth grade Roughnecks pulled away from the Beckville Bearcats to win the district track championship last night at Ore City ISD. The ‘Necks finished the meet with 153.3 points to bring home the trophy. Beckville finished second with 122.3 points, followed by Waskom in third place with 115 points, New Diana in fourth place with 80.3 points, Elysian Fields in fifth place with 44 points, Harleton in sixth place with 42 points, Ore City in seventh place with 37 points, and Jefferson in eighth place with 26 points. **More photos and individual places will be...

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Seventh Grade ‘Necks Claim District Track Title

By Karson Lott The Roughnecks won the district track championship last night with a total of 185 points to lead the pack at the 16-AAA Boys Middle School Meet, hosted by Ore City ISD. This is the second straight year for the seventh grade team to bring home the championship trophy. Jefferson finished second with 110 points, followed by Elysian Fields in third place with 107, New Diana in fourth place with 85 points, Waskom finished in fifth place with 59 points, Beckville in sixth place with 36 points, Ore City in seventh place with 31 points and Harleton...

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Eighth Graders Send Special Letters to Troops

By Karson Lott As a special project in social studies, eighth grade students wrote letters to the soldiers at war, in their U.S. History class. Teacher Steve Gillispie knew through conversations with his son how meaningful the letters would be. With 138, the students learned to honor the soldiers that give them the opportunity to come to school everyday and live in a free country with their bravery and patriotism. The task brought smiles to many students faces just thinking about how they could impact and lighten up the soldiers holidays. “This was really important to me because my...

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Roughnecks Beat New Diana in Season Opener

By Karson Lott The Roughnecks pulled out a win over the New Diana Eagles in their first basketball game of the season by a score of 36-14. Josh Covington lead the way with eight points. Brian Williams and Gavin Bzdil contributed seven points each. Colton Fears and Sam Dusek both scored four points, Cayson Siegley three points, and Breyden White two points. “The boys held New Diana to only four points in the first half of the game,” Coach Steve Gillispie said. “Strong Defense was the big key to the victory. The boys started their season off great and I’m excited to see them continue to improve.” White Oak will play the Waskom Wildcats in White Oak on Monday December 4, at 5 p.m....

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