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Prior to the UIL suspension announcement the Taylor baseball team managed to wrap up three games at the LaGrange tournament March 12-14. The Ducks took the first game against Sealy 3-1, but dropped their next two games to the host school LaGrange 3-1 and Navarro 10-1 to finish just below .50…

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Brothers and sisters, fans and fangirls, we are gathered here today a nation in mourning. The 2020 spring sporting events such as the NCAA Tournament along with every other major spring sport have left us, all far too soon might I add. There is an emptiness, a void in our hearts as we are nu…

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Another area Athletic Director/Head Football Coach will be moving on to begin a new chapter in their careers. Coach Walt Brock will be stepping down from the position at Granger and taking on the same role at Schulenburg ISD.

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Last Friday, March 20, Coach Jason Cole resigned his position as Thrall’s Athletic Director and head football coach.

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Where do we go from here? With all UIL activities suspended until the end of March ball fields, gymnasiums and tracks along with academic events have all been silenced.

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Prior to the UIL suspension announcement the Taylor baseball team managed to wrap up three games at the LaGrange tournament March 12-14. The Ducks took the first game against Sealy 3-1, but dropped their next two games to the host school LaGrange 3-1 and Navarro 10-1 to finish just below .50…

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The Tigers hosted their annual Tiger Invitational over the weekend, but the three-day event was cut short when three schools withdrew from Saturday’s games.  The Tigers finished up play Friday night dropping a decision to the Hutto JV and beating Florence in the nightcap.

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Brothers and sisters, fans and fangirls, we are gathered here today a nation in mourning. The 2020 spring sporting events such as the NCAA Tournament along with every other major spring sport have left us, all far too soon might I add. There is an emptiness, a void in our hearts as we are nu…

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The Lady Lions came away with an impressive home win Tuesday, March 10 against their rival Bartlett 16-5.

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The Ducks scored multiple times in three innings to secure a 9-3 home win over Brownwood this past Tuesday, March 10.

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After a slow start to the season the Thrall Tigers knocked out three wins this week.  On Tuesday the Tigers put 17 runs on the board in the bottom half of the third inning and rolled to a 21-1 win over the Bartlett Bulldogs.

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Jessie Cole through a perfect game Tuesday night and the Thrall Tigerettes (9-5, 2-0) put 15 runs on the board in the first inning to run-rule the Milano Lady Eagles 16-0.

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The Lady Ducks softball team ran through the competition at their invitational tournament this past weekend. The team outscored their opponents 67-3.

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This past Saturday, Mar. 7 the Taylor Lady Duck powerlift team competed in the Regional meet at Del Valle High School and brought home the championship.

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The Lady Ducks track team was in action last Thursday, Mar. 5 at Salado. The team finished overall in 2nd place while bringing home first place in three Varsity events and one JV event.

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The Taylor boy’s and girls’ basketball teams recently concluded their seasons. The boys finished Bi-District Champions and the girls had another winning season but failed to make the postseason. The 4A IV District 27 recently released their district honors and both the Ducks and Lady Ducks shined.

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The Ducks baseball team ended their five-game skid Thursday Mar. 5 with an 8-4 road win against Kilgore. The Ducks took advantage of the middle innings to bring home the win.

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This past Wednesday Mar. 4 Thrall hosted their varsity tennis tournament. the six schools participating were Thrall, Chilton, Jarrell, Navasota, Giddings and rival Thorndale. The Thrall tennis team dominated the competition scoring 25 points, finishing in the top 3 in Boys and Girls Singles …

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Jessie Cole held the Rosebud-Lott Lady Cougars to three hits and struck out 15 over seven innings of work and helped lead the Thrall Tigerettes (7-5, 1-0) to a 5-0 district-opening win Tuesday night.

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The Taylor Ducks brought home the Bi-District Championship this past Tuesday night beating the Wimberley Texans 66-57 at Johnson High School in Buda. It was the first ever playoff game at the school as they recently opened their doors this past fall.

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The Taylor Tennis team got in a lot of playing time on Friday, at the Pflugerville Weiss Invitational, after a rainy week of no practice.

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After dispensing Smithville on the Feb. 17, the Lady Ducks softball team flew by Wimberley 7-1 this past Friday, to start the season 2-0.

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The Taylor soccer teams steamrolled over Cameron Yoe this past Friday, Feb. 21 at home. The boys won in a shutout 3-0 and the girls team ran away with a 7-1 win.

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If the first weekend of the 2020 softball season is any indication the season is bright for the Thrall Tigerettes.  The Tigerettes posted a 3-2 record against stiff competition at the Cameron Tournament over the weekend using a combination of strong pitching and good hitting.

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The Taylor Ducks boys ‘basketball team notched their 20th win of the season this past Friday at home as they easily defeated Eastside Memorial 60-20. The game was so much a one-sided affair that more of the Ducks bench players were able to get in some good playing time.

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Despite the down course of events just before Christmas the Granger Lady Lions basketball team managed to pick themselves up and secure a playoff spot. The Snook Lady Blue Jays were just too much for the Lady Lions, giving them a quick exit 56-24.

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The Hutto boys’ basketball team concluded their regular season run Friday, Feb. 14 with a 89-58 road win against Cedar Creek. The win did not mean much to the Hippos as they had already locked up the district title last week.

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The game was intense from start to finish as first place in the district was on the line Tuesday night in Taylor when the Ducks hosted the Panthers.

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There are moments in our life when we have that one special mentor that comes along, be it a parent, a teacher or a coach. Thursday afternoon the breeze was biting, and the sun was shining but all was well under the newly dedicated shade structure in honor of retired Taylor tennis coach Vicki Hall.

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