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Logan Hillin
Will Gavrelos (University of Houston)

Kelly athletics

Senior Logan Hillin received a scholarship to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, near Austin. The receiver/defensive back totaled 1,011 all-purpose yards last season including 11 touchdowns. He was TAPPS DI-3 Athlete of the Year and a two-time National Honor Society student.

 

West Brook athletics

Five student athletes from West Brook have signed letters of intent to continue their education in the collegiate level while playing sports.

Trey Lester will play basketball next season at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas.

Four athletes from the track team have earned scholarships including Will Gavrelos (University of Houston) and Julian Perez (Navy). Justice Swint and Satchel Smith will both attend Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

 

Hamshire-Fannett football

The Longhorns of Hamshire-Fannett have a new head football coach and athletic director — Bill Jehling. Jehling, who is from San Antonio but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, comes over from Lumberton, where he was the defensive coordinator last season and helped the Raiders get to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Jehling was also the head coach at Cushing. His previous experience as an assistant coach also came at Richardson Pearce, Frisco and Mesquite.

Jehling was an active Marine from 1997-2005 and served a stint in Iraq.

 

Soccer

The Jasper Lady Bulldogs defeated Hardin-Jefferson 4-1 in the Class 4A Region III final and have moved on to the UIL state soccer tournament, which will be played at the Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex and Birkelbach Field in Georgetown on April 13-14.

Jasper (22-3-1) will play Salado (26-1) in the semifinals. With a win, the Lady ‘Dawgs will face Kennedale (25-2) or Kilgore (22-5-2) in the 4A state title game Thursday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m.

 

Buna cheer

Three seniors from Buna made the TGCA Cheerleading all-state team: Kori Harris, Jessi Lavergne and Courtney Smith.

 

Golf

Two aces have been reported at Henry Homberg Golf Course. Jerry Parker of Vidor hit his first April 9 on Hole 8 from 135 yards out with a 9-iron. Jim Barrett witnessed the shot.

April 6, James Moore hit a hole-in-one on Hole 12 (135 yards) with a 5 Hybrid. Witnesses were Joe Worky, Chris Moore and Charles Miller.

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