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NEW WAVERLY — What appeared to have the makings of a back-and-forth battle quickly turned into a blowout on Tuesday night, as the New Waverly Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start to beat Crockett 59-36.

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NEW WAVERLY — As non-district play winds down, the New Waverly Lady Bulldogs appear to be hitting their stride — something backed up by Tuesday’s performance against Crockett.

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Success has become synonymous with New Waverly girls basketball in recent years, and Hannah Bilnoski helped continue that tradition during her time with the Lady Bulldogs.

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TRINITY — The New Waverly Lady Bulldogs got back on track Friday night at Trinity, holding off a late comeback attempt to improve to 3-1 against District 23-3A competition.

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LIVINGSTON — One of the Bulldogs’ most successful seasons in recent memory came to a close Friday night, as an early barrage of 3-pointers from their opponent proved too much to overcome.

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The Lady Bulldogs gave their five seniors something to remember in the final regular season home game of their high school careers.

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After helping to lead the Lady Dogs back to the state basketball playoffs, seniors Lizzie Allen and Ashlyn Reyna will cap their New Waverly basketball careers at the Texas Roundup All-Star Game later this month.

The New Waverly boys did everything they were supposed to do during their home matchup with Trinity on Friday.

New Waverly’s Joseph Crayton, left, drives toward the basket during the Bulldogs’ 55-52 loss to Trinity on Friday. The New Waverly boys close out the regular season against Palestine Westwood on Tuesday.

Heading into their final two games of the regular season, the New Waverly boys basketball team is sitting comfortably in fourth place in the District 21-3A standings.

NEW WAVERLY — The New Waverly boys started off slow on Tuesday night at home against Leon. In the second half, however, it wasn’t even close.

New Waverly senior guard Ashley Parks leaps toward the rim to attempt a layup during the Lady Dogs' 62-50 loss to Crockett on Tuesday night. The New Waverly girls fought back from a 12 point halftime deficit to tie the contest at 38, but Crockett's offense came alive toward the end of the th…

NEW WAVERLY — New Waverly girls basketball coach Donna Gilliam didn’t know what was going to happen during her team’s district bout with Crockett on Tuesday night at the Bulldog Gym, but she had seen matchup before.

Lady Dogs guard Ashlyn Reyna (10) hoists a 3-pointer during Tuesday’s nondistrict game against Grapeland. Reyna poured in a much-needed 15 points as the New Waverly girls rallied from a double-digit deficit to win 46-40 and improve to 3-1 on the season. After the Thankgiving holiday, the Lad…

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It must seems like so long ago since we saw the Bearkats playing for a national championship for the second straight time, the Hornets and Bulldogs return to the playoffs and the Lions make a long postseason run to the TAPPS six-man semifinals.

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Jason O’Bryant wants to hang another championship banner in the Paul Bohan Hornet Gym. This one would be purple and neon yellow, not Hornet green and white says the former Huntsville High School basketball star who now is coaching at Stewart Elementary.

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The Bulldogs held off Anderson-Shiro with a narrow 49-48 win Friday night, led by 18 points from senior guard Brent Purvis. New Waverly needed every bit of it, as the two teams spent the entire game going tit for tat.

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For a while, the Bulldogs were on the verge of squandering a 13-point fourth-quarter lead Friday against Hearne. But New Waverly’s varsity boys got a few defensive stops and picked up critical points in transition to pull away from the Eagles, 66-53.

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Senior guard Joshua Durisseau had a chance to send the game into overtime in Friday night’s 62-59 loss to Hempstead. But Durisseau, who led the Bulldogs with 23 points in defeat, was unable to knock down the fadeaway corner 3-point shot with just five seconds left in the game.

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The Bulldogs played well enough to hang with 14th-ranked Franklin in the first half of Friday night’s 73-45 loss, but the Lions’ athleticism proved to be too much for New Waverly to handle and the Dogs eventually ran out of gas.

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One young athlete who took the Sam Houston State athletic department by storm in 2012 was Southland Conference Player of the Year Deveney Wells-Gibson. The sophomore from San Antonio helped lead the Bearkat volleyball team to its first regular-season conference championship since 1994, SHSU …

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