Sports

Wed
25
Feb

Basketball playoff schedules

Five area teams remain alive in the basketball playoffs.

Silsbee, Kountze and Evadale boys teams cruised in the area round, and Lumberton and Evadale girls are headed to the regional tournament.

Here is the upcoming schedule.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Region III Regional Semifinal Playoffs

Class 5A: Lumberton (27-4) vs. A&M Consolidated (20-5), Friday at 3:30 p.m., Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center, Houston

Class 2A: Evadale (30-4) vs. Hubbard (24-8), Friday at 5 p.m., Leon High School, Jewett

BOYS BASKETBALL: Region III Area Playoffs

Class 4A: Silsbee (27-5) vs. Houston Scarborough (23-9), Friday at 7 pm, Channelview High School, Channelview

Class 3A: Kountze (29-6) vs. Palestine Westwood (17-13), Friday at 8 p.m., Lufkin Middle School, Lufkin

Class 2A: New Summerfield vs. Evadale , Friday at 7 p.m., Huntington High School, Huntington

Wed
25
Feb

Kountze proves it’s no. 1

The Kountze Lions needed a fourth quarter surge and triumphed 65-56 in the final three minutes of a first place playoff game with no. 5 Buna to claim the top spot in District 23-3A With the win, no. 4 Kountze (28-6) faced Hitchcock (11- 14) in Dayton in a Region III 3Abidistrict game on Tuesday night (results late). 
 
Wed
25
Feb

Lady Raiders advance to Regional tourney

The Lady Raiders defeated Port LaVacca Calhoun on Friday by a 49-37 score to advance to a game with Galveston Ball on Tuesday. Lumberton led throughout the game with Calhoun. They led 27-21 at the half and
slowly built that lead to the  final margin of 49-37.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Lions claim pair of wins to tie for first place in district play

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Kountze Lions ran their record to 26-6 and 12-1 in district play with a pair of impressive wins 119-56 over Warren and 80-61 over Kirbyville. The wins left Kountze in a tie for first place with a Buna club that is now 25-8 and fresh off a pair of wins over Hardin, 72-19 and Kirbyville 76-58.
 

 

Wed
18
Feb

District crown in jeopardy for Silsbee

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Year in and year out, the coveted matchup between Silsbee and Hardin-Jefferson basketball never fails to entertain. On Friday, the Hawks were destined to make a run at the district crown, while Silsbee stood its ground as the no. 6 team in class 4A.
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

Tigers have no mercy on LCM

When the season started, the Silsbee Tigers had only one returning starter, a group of underclassmen, and many anticipated that they would have a good team but certainly not a great squad. Now as the season moves into its final week of regular season play, the squad has a record of 25-4 and is currently on a 15-game winning streak.
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

Kountze makes statement win

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Pegged as one of the biggest games of the year for the Kountze Lions, entering Friday’s rematch with league leading Buna meant all the stakes were on the table. After being shocked by the Buna Cougars on January 13 on its home court, and dropping from the top spot in the state in class 3A, Kountze set its mind on winning with no questions asked.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Kountze Lions are one game out of first

The Kountze Lions ran their record to 25-6 and 8-1 in district play last week with a pair of wins 62-55 over East Chambers and 110-38 over Anahuac. The wins left Kountze one game behind Buna in the district race and the two teams meet this Friday in Buna.

 

Wed
04
Feb

Silsbee aims for district crown

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Silsbee Tigers are aiming for another district crown after a dominating performance against Hamshire-Fannett on Friday. Silsbee (23-4, 8-0 in Dist. 24-4A) needed a spark midway through the first quarter before running away with a lopsided victory 110-46 on Friday at Tiger Gym.

 

Wed
28
Jan

Lady Lions rally back in second half of season to win back-to-back games

The Kountze girls opened play in the second round of district play last week with a pair of wins over Deweyville andWarren. On Friday, the Lady Lions dropped Deweyville by a 54-43 score.
 

 

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