Monthly Archive: December 2015


Ladies earn district, state honors

After losing in the regional semifinals to the Leon Lady Cougars, who eventually went on to win the 3A State Championship, many of the Ladyneck volleyball players received district awards for their hard work and dedication during the season. With little surprise, senior standout Cayman Sutton received the Most Valuable Player of the district. Sutton averaged 8.6 assists, 2.3 digs, and 1.2 kills per set for the Ladynecks and finished the season with 1023 assists and 107 aces. She was...

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Roughnecks earn honors

Football superlatives have been released for the 2015 season. The following Roughnecks were honored for their achievements on and off the field. Swade Smith-Defensive MVP Brandon Cook-Defensive Newcomer of the Year Cade Palmer-1st Team QB Dax Davis-1st Team WR/1st Team DB Colby Siegley-1st Team WR Dustin Griffin-1st Team OL Caden Bevis-1st Team OL Austin Iske-1st Team DL/2nd Team WR Lane Croft-1st Team DL Antonio Castiglione-2nd Team OLB/2nd Team WR Connor Hearron-2nd Team RB Caleb Hampton-2nd Team OLB Chris Bloyd-2nd Team OL/2nd...


Gohmert Delivers Truth

Flying in from D.C. after a key budget vote on Friday, U.S. House District 1 Representative Louie Gohmert addressed the entire senior class on Tuesday as the students prepare to become eligible to vote. Gohmert started his speech with a coverage of the Department of Education, which he deemed unnecessary and an extension of the bureaucracy. “For every bureaucrat in a cubicle down in D.C. there has to be someone else feeding them information,” Gohmert said. “In Texas, that person...


Roughnecks move to 10-2 after Central Heights tournament

After a previous weekends success at the Miller Grove tournament, the varsity boys basketball team traveled to a more challenging tournament in Central Heights. Winning the Miller Grove tournament was a step towards success for the Roughnecks, but none of the teams, including Avinger, are anywhere near as physically and athletically gifted as the teams the Necks were soon to face. Thursday through Saturday, the Roughnecks played in the Central Heights tournament. To start off pool play the Necks faced...

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Due to the approved grant from principal, Dan Noll, the journalism staff is unveiling a new aspect of their program, an online newspaper site.   “We had all teachers submit a want list if they desire to have certain items and once we got everybody’s in, then I made a decision of those that we felt of those that deserved to have those grants,” principal Dan Noll said. “And I felt Mrs. Cook was one of them.”   These grants...


Expanding the Horizon

To accommodate for the success and number of students that are active in the Floral Design and Landscape Management Department, a greenhouse blueprint was started this past summer and the building will be finished by next semester, weather pending. The purpose is to expand these students horizons by providing them with possible certifications and gaining hand-on-experience. “Students can also collaborate with community, regional and state partners to work on exclusive enrichment type projects to hone their skills and knowledge base,”...


Cans for Charity

In hopes of topping last years amount,the student council hosted their annual canned food drive the ended November 19.  This drive not only raises cans for our community shelter, but also raises awareness and gives back to those who are less fortunate. The canned food drive is so important to our community and by giving just a few cans, one person can help someone in need. This drive allows students and teachers to get involved and provide for people in...

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Raiders Wreck Roughnecks

           Like it was predetermined in a novel, the end of the White Oak Roughneck football team’s season came on a cold and rainy night. Hands numb and wet, White Oak’s passing game suffered while their defense gave up a season high in their 32-15 loss to the Sunnyvale Raiders.         White Oak took the ball first but failed to get more than a few first downs. Sunnyvale then drove down the field scoring on a 32-yard strike. Dax Davis blocked...


Cade Palmer

Cade is a senior and both the Yearbook Editor of the Roughneck and a Copy Editor of the Gauger. He’s been on journalism for four years and served as the Gauger Editor-in-Chief last year and the Sports Editor of both entities his sophomore year. He enjoys sports, politics, and academics.


Singing to Success

The choir will be attending the Area Contest on January 9 at A&M Commerce. Previous to contest, the choir competed at the Pre-Area Contest where in the bass 2 section, sophomore, Brett Morgan received 5th chair and senior, Cameron Marlow received 1st. In the soprano 1 section, freshman, Emily Mitchell got 4th chair, senior, Hailey Vestal got 1st, and in the alto 2 section, senior, Paige Bagley received 1st chair. This will be their third and final level of All-State...

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