Sports Column: Varsity Panthers kiss playoffs goodbye with tough loss to Marcus

With a sizable, dogmatic, ineligible sixth man, the crowd of course, Flower Mound Marcus started out with big advantage over Duncanville. Other than the  at first glance it seemed as if the whole town  came to support  the team. Flower Mound quickly scored a couple of points and the Panther boys looked stunned as six [...]

Boys soccer loses close game agaist Mansfield Legacy

The boy’s varsity soccer team suffered their first loss in district Friday 2-1 against Mansfield Legacy. The team has been playing very well up to this point, but it was expected to be a difficult game. A win would have put the Panthers in a healthy position, but it’s still early enough to where they [...]

Sports Columnist Taylor Harris looks at:Panthers vs. Cedar Hill part 2

“Bring brooms and dustpans to the Arena immediately!” Cedar Hill has been swept! Five minutes after the arena was cleared, the head custodian made an announcement calling for every janitor to clean up the mess in the stands, and mop the mourning Longhorns out the gym. No matter how hard they tried no one could [...]

Sports Columnist Taylor Harris addresses media hype on National Signing Day

Lights. Camera. Action. One day, just one, where they are idolized like the multi-million $ movie stars. Interviews, speeches accompanied by big cheesy smiles. It’s a big show. We’re not talking about Super Bowl champs. These are simply the top high school football prospects in the recruiting class of 2011. That day is Feb. 2, [...]

Sports Column: Lady Panther soccer looking for wins in tough district

The lady Panthers next game against South Grand Prairie will be crucial to developing momentum early in the season. They suffered a 2-1 loss against Mansfield in their second district game. The teamed played well, managing ball possession and holding up defensively, but the problem seems to be with scoring. It’s something that has killed [...]

Sporting events rescheduled after Texas Winter storm cancellations

When the second “winter break”  whirled in, it took everyone by surprise. Just about any and all schools events were canceled including athletics. The varsity boys basketball team’s two games against Mansfield  scheduled for Feb.  1 and the Feb. 4 meeting against South Grand Prairie. While players, coaches, and fans were puzzled about  what  their [...]

Sports Column:College Recruiting simplified with visit of guest speaker

This time of the year is when high school athletes dreams of playing sports at the collegiate level take the national stage.  Most of them are getting a full scholarship and will play for a good college if they have the talent. At least, that seems to be a common idea. The reality is, college [...]

Sports Columnist Taylor Harris breaks down Panthers 54-44 loss to Cedar Hill

Fans pile into the gym. The opposing teams warm-up. The National Anthem is belted out, and the Panthers dominate the court, adding a win to their schedule. This is customary on Tuesday and Friday nights for the varsity basketball team, but one thing was different in Cedar Hill Jan. 22 as the Panthers suffered a [...]

Sports Column: Panthers manhandle Mansfield to remain 3-0

If you didn’t know by now, Panthers and Tigers don’t mix together well in the animal world. Put the two together, and one animal will surely conquer the other. Things weren’t too much different on the basketball court Jan. 7, when the Mansfield Tigers stepped into Sandra Meadows Arena to face the Panthers. This catfight [...]

Sports Column: Get out and support your teams in the winter

Both volleyball and football moved to the second round of the playoffs this year.  Fans packed into Cowboy Stadium to see the Panthers take on Coppell.  But as soon as that winter air blew the interest in sporting events loses its impact. Students have no trouble filling up the arena for volleyball games or the [...]