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New Wildcats Basketball Coach Brandon Shaver Applauds Buy-Ins From His Athletes
Jul05

New Wildcats Basketball Coach Brandon Shaver Applauds Buy-Ins From His Athletes

New Wildcats basketball coach Brandon Shaver applauded his athletes for what he’s seen so far through three weeks of Edge. When the Edge for basketball concluded last Thursday, July 1, it marked the halfway point for the summer strength and conditioning program. Coach Shaver said the Edge has been going really well and numbers have been great. The Wildcats played in a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, or TABC event last...

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Seven Wildcats Make All-District Basketball Team Including One Superlative
Mar04

Seven Wildcats Make All-District Basketball Team Including One Superlative

Wildcats junior post player Justin Haire was chosen as the Offensive MVP on this year’s All-District Basketball Team in District 15-5A. Haire was one of seven Wildcats on the team selected by the district’s coaches who could not vote for their own players. Senior guard Boo Wilkerson and sophomore post Kordrick Turner were named to the All-District First Team. Senior point guard Lamodrick Johnson and junior guard Caleb...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Hits Second-Round Roadblock in 44-36 Area Loss to Midlothian
Feb26

Wildcats Basketball Team Hits Second-Round Roadblock in 44-36 Area Loss to Midlothian

It was a tale of two halves, Thursday, Feb. 25, as even though the Wildcats Basketball team led Midlothian in the area round of playoffs, the Wildcats could not keep up with the high-flying offense of the Panthers in the second half as the Wildcats fell to Midlothian in the Area round of playoffs, 44-36. Coach Clark Cipoletta’s squad took a big 13-4 lead after the first quarter, and looked to be on their way to a commanding win...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Leads From Start to Finish in Bi-District Win Over Jacksonville Monday
Feb23

Wildcats Basketball Team Leads From Start to Finish in Bi-District Win Over Jacksonville Monday

The Wildcats Basketball Team never trailed and were never tied in their 59-51 Bi-district win over Jacksonville Monday, Feb. 22 at Hallsville. The Wildcats scored the games first 5 points and led 16-10 after the first quarter. The Indians made up two points in the second quarter outscoring the Wildcats 9-7 but the Wildcats still held on to a 23-19 lead at the half. Both team’s offenses began to click in the third quarter. The...

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Wildcats Basketball Bi-District Information Has Been Firmed Up
Feb13

Wildcats Basketball Bi-District Information Has Been Firmed Up

Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta announced Saturday, Feb. 13 that the Wildcats would be playing Jacksonville in the Bi-District round playoff game Friday at 7:30 P.M. in Hallsville. The Wildcats had a chance to play a warm-up game against the Anna Coyotes Saturday, Feb. 13 in Anna, TX. The Wildcats led after the first quarter, 17-15, but Anna came to play, trailing to the visiting Wildcats 33-31 at the half with both teams...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Captures Second Place In District With Win Over Texas High Friday
Feb06

Wildcats Basketball Team Captures Second Place In District With Win Over Texas High Friday

A Texas High team with nothing to play for but pride just almost upset the Wildcats Basketball Team Friday night, February 5, but the Wildcats made some plays down the stretch to record a 74-68 win in the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School. On Senior Night, senior point guard Lamodrick Johnson made two key plays late in the game on defense. On both occasions, Johnson stripped the ball from a Tiger player without fouling. Johnson...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Struggles On The Road At Unbeaten Mount Pleasant In 55-34 Loss
Feb03

Wildcats Basketball Team Struggles On The Road At Unbeaten Mount Pleasant In 55-34 Loss

The Wildcats Basketball Team never recovered from a very cold start in a 55-34 loss at first place Mount Pleasant Tuesday night, February 2 The Wildcats were only able to produce 2 points in the first quarter and 5 in the second quarter as they trailed 11-2 after one quarter and 23-7 at halftime. The Wildcats played much better in the third quarter but could only match Mount Pleasant, 17-17 and still trailed 40-24 after three...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Uses Strong First Half to Get Big District Win At Longview Friday
Jan30

Wildcats Basketball Team Uses Strong First Half to Get Big District Win At Longview Friday

In a district battle for second place Friday night, January 29, at Longview, the Wildcats Basketball Team blitzed the Lobos over the first two quarters and then coasted to victory, 62-44. The Wildcats opened strong and led 17-6 after one quarter. The second quarter was almost a perfect copy of the first as the Wildcats outscored Longview 18-6 to go up 23 points at halftime, 35-12. The Lobos could only trim 5 points off the lead over...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Gets District Victory At Home Over Hallsville, 60-46, Tuesday Night
Jan26

Wildcats Basketball Team Gets District Victory At Home Over Hallsville, 60-46, Tuesday Night

For most of the game Tuesday night, January 26, the Wildcats Basketball Team would jump out to a solid lead only to see Hallsville fight back and make it close. At one point in the third quarter, the pesky Bobcats trailed the Wildcats by only 3 points, 33-30. The Wildcats closed the quarter on a 7-0 run that made it 40-30. This time the Wildcats were able to extend the lead in the fourth quarter to take a 60-46 win. Eight different...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Picks Up a Road District Win at Pine Tree, 65-35 Friday
Jan23

Wildcats Basketball Team Picks Up a Road District Win at Pine Tree, 65-35 Friday

In the past, some Clark Cipoletta-coached Wildcats teams have had some close calls in Pine Tree. That was not the case Friday night, January 22, as the Wildcats Basketball Team surged past the Pirates, 65-35. The district win improved the Wildcats district record to 6-2. Their season record is now 13-8. Senior point guard Lamodrick Johnson again led the way for the Wildcats with 18 points. Junior Justin Haire poured in 16 points....

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