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OHS duo making tracks to state

FROM SEVENTH GRADE TO STATE! Overton High track team members Savannah Waggoner and Austin Cook could add more medals to their necks at the Texas High Schools Track Meet this weekend. Waggoner, winner of the silver medal in 2010, will compete in pole vaulting and Cook in discus

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Overton, Arp, WR at Troup Track Meet

By J. M. Jones Staff Writer    TROUP – Chris Harris was first in the 200 meter run and Savannah Waggoner placed first in pole vault for Overton at the Troup High School Shuttlesworth Track Meet on March 31. Other Mustangs finished high in different events which involved eight other schools including Arp, Carlisle and […]

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Arp duo wins Team Rodeo Championship

STEPHENVILLE – Two local ropers were big winners during the United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) East Texas Championships held February 18–20 in Athens at the Henderson County Fairgrounds. Rowdy and Sissy L. Rieken of Arp were the winners in the #12 Gold Plus division defeating 661 other teams. The duo roped 4 steers in 37.14 seconds […]

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Overton-Arp Basketball playoffs

The Overton’s Boys defeated Gary 33-29 Feb. 22 in Tatum. The Mustangs are to play Grapeland at Lon Norris College in Jacksonville, Friday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. Overton’s Lady Mustangs will meet Honey Grove at Tyler Junior College on Feb. 25 at noon. Arp’s Boys are to take on Kountz, Feb. 25, at 7:30 in the Old Lufkin High […]

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Overton Powerlifting Meet Jan. 22

J. R. Rodgers, a Leverett’s Chapel Lion, gets set for a 160-pound bench press.   Overton Lady Mustang power lifter Courtney Etheridge, a freshman, tries a 215-pound dead lift.   Brittany McClanahan, lifting for the Arp Lady Tigers, gets set for her 180-pound power lift as the spotters stand ready.   Leverett’s Chapel’s Tiphany Baker […]

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Morgan to be at Swim Meet

  OVERTON SENIOR Carly Morgan is to compete at the District 18-4A High School Swimming Tournament this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Layman Pool, 2712 Park Street,  Nacogdoches. Morgan will be in the 200 meter four-stroke and the 100 meter backstroke competitions. Winners could go to the state finals. Morgan is the daughter of Tamela […]

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