SUPER BOWL PREVIEW: Breaking down the big game

GONZALO SANCHEZ, Staff writer

February 3, 2017

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Super Bowl LI is going to be a back and forth game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. It’s a battle between the No. 1-rated offense in the Falcons and the No. 1 defense in the Patriots. In past Super Bowls the top-ranked defense usually wins, but this game can be a different story.

Lions football season comes to close with nail-biting loss to Midlothian-Heritage

GONZALO SANCHEZ, Staff writer

December 13, 2016

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The Kaufman Lions football team went into a playoffs round two battle against the Midlothian-Heritage Jaguars knowing that they had to give it their all to come out with a win. Unfortunately, after four quarters of back and forth football, the Lions came up short 39-36.

GAINING MOMENTUM: Girls basketball team picks up wins in Wills Point tournament

ISAAC ROMERO and ROBERTO HUERTA

December 8, 2016

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The varsity girls basketball team played in the Wills Point Tournament Dec. 1-3, against Kemp, Wills Point, and the Dallas Thunder, a home school team.

Lions ready to serve up some spring tennis

MICHAEL SIJ, Staff writer

December 8, 2016

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After Kaufman’s tennis team earned second in state, players are getting ready for the spring season in 2017. And unlike team tennis, during this season players go it alone.

CROSS COUNTRY: Lions end season with remarkable performance at state

CHEYENNE MELTZ, Staff writer

December 5, 2016

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The KHS cross country teams ran exceptionally at the state championship meet Nov. 19, 2016.   There were only four schools in class 4A with both boys and girls teams that advanced to the state meet. “They don't give away ...

TENNIS TITANS: KHS earns highest state team finish with silver medals

LUIS JANSEN and BRAEDON GOLRING

November 29, 2016

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The Lions squared off against the Wharton Tigers in the semi-finals match. In doubles, the Lions roared to a 4-3 lead. They carried the charge into singles winning 10-6 overall. “To be honest, the team did not play up to the...

Lions knock off Liberty Eylau, gear up for Midlothian Heritage Jaguars

KASEY RUIZ, Staff writer

November 18, 2016

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The Lions played Liberty Eylau in the first round of playoffs last friday and came away with a nice win of 20-14 becoming bi-district champs.

Lady Lions fall just short versus Jacksonville, show improvement from 1st game

ROBERTO HUERTA and CESAR FARFAN

November 15, 2016

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The Lady Lions went to Jacksonville on Saturday and came up short 37-33, but showed improvement overall.

Cross country runners ready to battle at state meet

CHEYENNE MELTZ, Staff writer

November 10, 2016

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The varsity boys and girls cross country teams qualified for the state meet. The teams leave on Friday, and the race is the morning of Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

Mason Hicks stands out as defensive leader, wins WFAA Player of Week

TREY MORGAN, Staff writer

November 10, 2016

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Senior varsity football player Mason Hicks recently won Player of the Week by WFAA Channel 8.

Varsity girls open hoops season, come up short against Greenville

ROBERTO HUERTA, Staff writer

November 10, 2016

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The varsity girls basketball team started off the season against Greenville on Monday.

Freshman Lions tame Panthers in 1-point showdown

LUKE ANDERSON, Staff writer

November 9, 2016

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The Kaufman Lions freshman football team beat the Mabank Panthers 27-26 on Oct. 20.

JV Lions fall in close one against Van

GONZALO SANCHEZ, Staff writers

November 8, 2016

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The Lions junior varsity football team played the Van Vandals. The game was big because it could give the team a district championship, but the Lions came up just short, 20-19.

Lions fall in final district game, now look toward playoffs

KASEY RUIZ, Staff writer

November 7, 2016

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The varsity football team traveled to Van two weeks ago for their last district game of the season, a disappointing loss with the ending score of 33-14.

Cross country state bound following regional success

CHEYENNE MELTZ, Staff writer

November 7, 2016

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The KHS cross country teams competed at the Region II-4A championship last Saturday and both teams qualified for state. The girls' team placed first and are regional champions. They produced a dominant performance by all seven ...

Offseason helps Lions prepare for upcoming basketball season

JAMAR MCCRAY, Staff writer

November 2, 2016

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On an average day the varsity and junior varsity boys get prepared to start the basketball season off with a bang. before they begin their stretches they start a drill off called form shooting, which helps them possibly be one of the best shooting teams in the district because they're working on their form every day and trying to make a swish every time. Players are really amped up and excited for this year's basketball season to kick off.

JV Lions triumph with nice wins over Mabank

GONZALO SANCHEZ, Staff writer

November 2, 2016

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The Kaufman junior varsity football team played an undefeated Mabank last Thursday.

Freshman Lions football team closes season with loss

LUKE ANDERSON, Staff writer

November 2, 2016

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The Kaufman Lions freshman football team lost to the Van Vandals 33-0 on Oct. 27.

Soccer players ready to kick in new season

ANDRES COLUNGA, Staff writer

November 1, 2016

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Soccer is a big sport in Kaufman, but since it’s still pretty early in the off-season program the athletes are working on conditioning during school, and they will start after school practices the first Monday in December.

STATE BOUND: Tennis team slams through regionals

BRAEDON GOLDRING and LUIS JANSEN

November 1, 2016

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The team started the tournament against Kilgore. KHS took an early lead of 5-2 after doubles. and quickly expanded the lead winning all five singles matches. In conclusion, the final score was 10-2. Moving to the semifinals,...

RIPPING THROUGH AREA: Qualified for regionals after an overall record of 86-0 in area and district

BRAEDON GOLDRING and LUIS JANSEN

October 28, 2016

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The Lions varsity tennis team dominated the area tournament on Oct. 17-18. 

JV tennis team sinks Pirates, tames Tigers

KELCEY EMERSON, Staff writer

October 28, 2016

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The junior varsity tennis traveled to Crandall Oct. 13 and came out winning a massive 30-1 victory and winning another district match.

LIONS IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Football players await results of Deion Sanders Under Armor Video Contest

JESSICA PATTERSON, Staff writer

October 28, 2016

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The Kaufman Lion football team is competing in an Under Armor Contest by entering a video of a drill of their choice in hopes that they will win new cleats and gloves designed by Deion Sanders.

Cross country sweeps district securing spot at regionals

CHEYENNE MELTZ, Staff writer

October 28, 2016

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The KHS varsity cross country team will compete at the regional meet on Oct 29. Both JV and varsity won the team district championship for the ninth year in a row. Both teams obtained a perfect score of 15 points. All-Distri...

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