The Guager Official newspaper of White Oak High School

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End of a Season

The Ladynecks end their season at regional playoffs   Anna Dusek Staff Writer     The White Oak Ladynecks began regionals on Friday night against Callisburg. The girls started off the first two sets strong (19-25, 22-25,) but had to fight to game five. However, Callisburg was able to pull through to win the next three sets (25-16, 25-20, 15-10.) This season, the Ladynecks won second in district, were the two time defending champions of the Shirley Atkins Tournament, and...

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Gone Fishing

White Oak bass fishing team places fifth in Palestine tournament   Addie Roling Staff Writer On Saturday November 5th the bass fishing team competed against other schools from all over East Texas in Palestine to determine which school could catch the biggest fish. “I enjoy fishing because it’s a way out of problems in life,” senior Ty Portwood said. The White Oak fishing team competes in the East division against many other schools traveling from lake to lake trying to...

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Basketball Season Tips Off

Basketball season begins for the Roughnecks   Stone Palmer staff writer   Starting November 22, the White Oak High School basketball team starts their season off playing old rivals Spring Hill. New head coach Brett Cloud has worked long and hard with the team in pre-season to prepare them for the season. These student athletes believe that with continuous growth and more hard work they will be ready to have a great season. “Offseason gave us mental and physical toughness...

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Roughnecks Run Through Playoffs

Roughnecks advance to area playoffs Elijah Trest Staff Writer   The White Oak Roughnecks rolled to a 46-12 win in the first round of the playoffs against the Mount Vernon Tigers. Senior Max Kutch and Sophomore Dalton Sumrow lead the high powered Roughneck offense. Kutch had 3 touchdowns in the first half and four overall in the Roughneck win. Sumrow completed 18 of 21 passes for 280 yards and 4 touchdowns. The roughnecks scored 38 unanswered points.  With a stingy...

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Overcoming Obstacles

Cross country runners face adversity, compete at state By Jaci Wallace, staff writer   This past Saturday the Ladyneck Cross Country team made school history as they became the second team from White Oak ever to compete at the State Cross Country Meet held in Round Rock, Texas. “It’s an amazing feeling to be apart of only the second team to advance this far,” junior Luisa Soto said, “It’s something I’ll always be able to carry with me and be...

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How to Save a Life

Students Prepare to Give Blood Addie Roling   Staff Writer   There will be a blood drive on Friday, September 30, where students ages 16 and above will donate a pint of blood to the Carter Bloodcare center. “I want to give blood because it is for a good cause and I could possibly save someone’s life because of it,” junior Kate Pullen said. According to Carter Bloodcare, each blood donation can save up to 3 lives. This donation is called...

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Reaching Horizons

Seniors meet to watch sunrise   Mackenzie Brown    Co-Editor-in-Chief   To kick off the school year, some of the senior class met at the football field on September 22 to watch the sunrise together as a fundraiser. They will have the chance to meet again near the end of the school year at the Senior Sunset. “It was pretty cool to be the first class to do something like that,” senior Chloe Marsh said. The group of seniors woke...

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Monster Truck Rally

Education Foundation Hosts Annual Monster Truck Rally Isaac Rodriguez   Staff Writer   The education foundation held its 8th annual Monster Truck Fall Nationals on Saturday, September 10 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore. This show was the largest ever brought to East Texas, with 6 trucks and a motorcycle exhibition. Almost every part of the show was ran by school faculty and students, from elementary P.E. coach Mary Underwood selling shirts to superintendent Mike Gilbert directing vehicles in the parking lot....

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Football District Line-Up

Overview of White Oak’s District Opponents   Kason Kienzle   Sports Editor       Hughes Springs Mustangs – Hughes Springs has always been known as a very physical football team, and it seems no different this year. They provide a challenge to any team they face just by their physicality. Before this year, Hughes Springs had been known as a team to chew up the clock and be a run first team. This year they look to be transferring...

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