Area Sports

Lady Cougars clinch District 21 Championship on Senior Night

  By Bobby Barr On Tuesday, April 16, the Leon Lady Cougars officially clinched the District 21 softball championship, blasting the Latexo Lady Tigers 18-0 and 16-0 in back-to-back run-ruled 3-inning games. Leon bats pounded out 34 runs and 28 hits including five home runs.  The Maci Bumpurs/Kassidy Cravey combo allowed zero runs and five…

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Lady Cougars advance to Regional Tournament

Region III District 22-2A Champion, Leon Lady Cougars, defeated the District 21-2A Champion Cayuga Lady Cats on Tuesday, November 6 in the Regional Quarter-final game and will now move on to the Regional Finals Tournament in Longview. Leon won the match in three sets by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 25-12. Leon will play the Timpson…

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Cougs clinch playoff spot with 57-0 blowout at Cross Roads

  By Bobby Barr The Leon Cougars guaranteed themselves a 2A-1 Region III District 9 playoff spot on Friday, October 26 with a 57-0 thrashing of the Bobcats in Cross Roads. The game didn’t start off particularly promising for the Cougs when Dylan Pedigo weaved 70 yards to score with the opening kickoff and then…

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Lady Cougars are 2018 District 22 2A Champions

  Leon 3 – Iola 1 The Lady Cougars wrapped up the District 22 2A volleyball title on Friday, October 19 by defeating the Iola Lady Bulldogs in front of a large crowd of fans at Leon gym. The night was designated as Leon’s Homecoming and the only game in town was volleyball. The heavy…

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Turner accepts AD position

    Jessica Watson Turner has accepted the position of Leon Girls Athletic Director and head volleyball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.  She fills the position left by Jason Evans upon his resignation last month. Coach Turner isn’t a stranger to Leon I.S.D. or volleyball. She graduated in 2002 as valedictorian and played under…

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Eagans graduates A&M and commits to East Central University

  Leon ISD graduate Caleb Eagans graduated Texas A&M University in the Health and Kinesiology Program with his Bachelors of Science in University Studies Sports Conditioning with a Minor in Business Administration. He graduated with Latin Honors that requires an overall minimum GPA of at least a 3.5. The Health and Kinesiology Department had a…

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Regional Basketball Tournaments fill Cougar Gym

The Region III 2A Basketball tournaments held at Leon High Gym brought in large crowds of fans for the last two weekends. Starting with the girls tournament on February 23 & 24 schools from Centerville, Tenaha, Woden and LaPoyner fans saw some exciting and well played basketball as the teams battled for a chance to…

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Lady Cougar softball team takes first at Somerville Tournament

  The Lady Cougars took first place last weekend at the Somerville tournament. Shown above are, top row l. to r, Sarah Grace Merry, Kassidy Cravey, Allee Pervis, Camyrn Davidson and Jenna Bumpurs. Middle row, l. to r., Sarah Rains, JoBeth Eddings, Maddie Thomas, Chloe Stevens, Maci Bumpurs, Reyna Hernandez and Taylor Lemoine. In front…

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Cougs over Owls in squeaker enter Distict 12 W column

The Leon Cougars, struggling to stay in the running for a post-season spot, scored once in the second quarter, dodged bullets the whole game, but hung on to post a 7-6 nail-biter win on Friday, October 27 at Cougar Field. Leon started off like gang-busters with the Cougar offensive line ripping big holes for workhorse,…

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