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Wed
24
Oct

Panthers stymie Tigers in district opener

Players and cheerleaders stand in front of the Tiger Band for the playing of the school song following play against Bullard Oct. 12.

 

 

 

The Wills Point Tigers entered last week's game against the Bullard Panthers riding high, having won each of their previous 10 district contests. The streak would not reach 11 as Bullard scored 20 unanswered points in the first quarter en route to a 53-13 win over the Tigers.

Bullard did a solid job limiting Wills Point's usually potent rushing attack in the contest, holding the Tigers to just 169 yards and 29 carries in the contest. In contrast, the Panthers finished with 559 yards overall, including 374 on the ground.

Wed
24
Oct

Lady Tigers extend playoff streak to seven

Olivia McMath looks on as Jeslyn Martinez passes the ball back towards the net against Mabank.

The Wills Point Lady Tigers showed plenty of grit after a shaky start to district play in 2017, overcoming several early misteps to push their playoff streak to six seasons. The momentum generated from their late surge and subsequent playoff run has carried over into 2018, resulting in the team posting a 26-12 mark overall including a 6-2 start to district play with two contests left to play.

Wills Point started its week on the road Oct. 12, traveling to Athens to take on a Lady Hornets squad that had scuffled to an 0-7 start in district play. The Lady Tigers would come away with a victory, overcoming a sluggish start to score a four-set win.

Wed
24
Oct

Netters win bi-district championship

Katelyn Bryant returns a backhand cross court during doubles play with partner Sawyer Sewell. Bryant and Sewell swept their match against Ferris, 7-6, 6-1.

 

 

The Wills Point Tiger tennis program made quick work of its rain-shortened bi-district round matchup against Ferris last week, winning all 10 matches played to advance once step closer to another appearace at the State Tennis Tournament.

Individual scores from the bi-district round included:

-Kash Adams/Josh Schreffler def. Maurico Juarez/Druillo Salazar, 6-0, 6-0

Mon
24
Sep

Tigers tame Panthers in 20-7 win

he Tiger offense huddles up midway through the third quarter of Wills Point’s 20-7 win over Mabank Sept. 14.

The Wills Point Tigers picked up their first win of the season Sept. 14 in Mabank, evening their season record at 1-1 courtesy of a strong defensive performance in a 20-7 win over the Panthers.

Wills Point opened play on offense, marching quickly form their own 39-yard line into Mabank territory on runs by Demontre Hill and Stephon Bradley. The drive would be derailed after just five plays due to an untimely penalty and a drive ending fumble recovered by the Panthers.

Mon
24
Sep

Lady Tigers wrap up non-district play

The Wills Point Lady Tigers will enter tonight's (Sept. 21) district opener on a high note, wrapping up non-district play earlier this week with a three-set sweep of the visiting Rains Lady Cats Sept. 18.

Wills Point and Rains had been familiar foes during previous seasons, competing against one another during district play in each of the past two seasons. The Lady Cats came away victorious in every meeting en route to back-to-back district championships.

Thu
30
Aug

Tigers, Vandals participate in post-scrimmage prayer

 

Pre-season football scrimmages normally are not very newsworthy but what happened following the Aug. 17 scrimmage at Van’s Memorial Stadium between two Van Zandt County rivals, the Wills Point Tigers and the Van Vandals, has drawn quite a bit of positive feedback.

After the two teams went through the normal handshake line, all of the coaches and players from both teams formed a circle around midfield and knelt and prayed together.

Thu
30
Aug

Lady Tigers down Caddo Mills in four

Photo by David Kapitan

The Wills Point Lady Tigers scored an impressive four-set win over Caddo Mills on the road Aug. 21.

 

 

 

The Wills Point Lady Tigers stayed close to home Aug. 17-18, welcoming 15 other programs to town to compete at this year's Hardman-Watson Invitational Tournament.

The Tigers hit the court three times on the first day of the tournament for pool play, going 2-1 overall with wins over both Grand Saline and Cross Roads and a three-set loss to Greenville.

Thu
30
Aug

Cross country to compete at Commerce Meet

Cross Country

Photo by David Kapitan

The Wills Point Tiger Cross Country program will open its 2018 season when they compete in Commerce Aug. 25. The Tigers are coming off a season in which they won district championships in three divisions, including the varsity girls, JV boys and JV girls classifications.

 

 

The Wills Point Tiger cross country team will get back to work this week, looking to follow up a stellar 2017 season that saw the team win three district titles (varsity girls, JV girls, JV boys) while also advancing two teams, the varsity girls and varsity boys, to race at the Regional Meet.

Tue
14
Aug

Athletic program hosts annual football camp

The Wills Point athletic program wrapped up its summer workload this week with the annual Tiger Football Camp July 30 - Aug. 2. Previous athletic camps included boys and girls basketball, tennis, baseball, softball and volleyball. 

Tue
01
May

Track qualifies 12 for Regional Meet

Photo by Kenisha Webster/Atlanta Citizens Journal

Shelbi Walser moved one step closer to qualifying for her fourth consecutive State Track and Field Meet appearance last week, placing first overall in both the 100 meter wheelchair race and the seated shot put at the Area Meet April 19.


 

Canton, Van and Wills Point track and field athletes found themselves in a familiar place last week, returning to Rains High School April 19 for the Area Track Meet just a week after visiting the same venue for the District 13-4A Track Meet.

Individual varsity girls results included:

-100: Brianisha Rolling, Canton, third; Kaylynn Thornton, Van, fifth

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