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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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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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College Football Teams to Watch

Top Five College Football Teams to Watch Elijah Trest    Staff Writer   Alabama- A top the AP College Football Rankings, the Alabama Crimson Tide boast a 4-0 record. A familiar spot for head coach Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide will beat you on both sides of the ball, playing lockdown defense and getting into the almost as often as any other team in college football. Alabama has 11 athletes on the field at all times and they will shove...

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White Oak Versus Harmony Football Preview

    Brandon Cook Entertainment Editor     Who – White Oak and Harmony What – #7 in the state in 3A White Oak plays #8 in the state in 3A Harmony When – Friday, September 23rd Where – Harmony, Texas   Possibly the biggest game of the regular season, White Oak travels to Harmony to play the Eagles on Friday, September 23rd. This matchup features two of the state’s top ten 3A schools, and the victor walks away with...

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Aerial Attack

Roughnecks stop Crusaders     Brandon Cook Entertainment Editor     With under two minutes left in the game, senior cornerback Max Kutch sealed the fate of the T.K. Gorman Crusaders with a game-ending interception to put the White Oak Roughnecks on top 49-38 at Roughneck Stadium last Friday night. What started off looking like a defensive showdown, turned into an offensive shootout. Early in the fourth quarter, T.K. Gorman senior quarterback Jake Smith completed a 15 yard touchdown pass...

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