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Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in California.

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Madisonville North Hopkins traveled to Henderson on Thursday and came back to Madisonville with a 1-1 tie with the Colonels. Dalton Daves scored the only Maroons' goal in the first half of the contest, and North goalie Alex Brooks lost his shutout streak in the second half.

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Those of you who have read my columns over the years know I like to start debates. One great question to have a debate on is who is the best brother/sister combination in Hopkins and Webster County sports history?

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PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree took a peek at the bracket before the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals and made a prediction to his caddie: He would face John Augenstein in the final.

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Junior Adrian Stringer will be entering the 2019 season as his first year starting at quarterback at the high school level for Hopkins County Central. Stringer was a wide receiver last year along with being a backup signal caller for the 3-7 Storm..

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With four events already completed, the Madisonville North Hopkins girls golf team looks to be one of the best teams in the 2nd Region.

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The Madisonville North Hopkins High School football team comes into the 2019 season with high hopes following a run to last year's regional final.

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Hopkins County Central struggled in 2018 with a couple of banged up offensive guys, but they hope to stay healthy to have a successful 2019 campaign. Central is also looking to their depth of players to help this season.

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Just before he threw the first pitch in the biggest game of his life, Grayson Newman bent down on the Lamade Stadium pitching mound and swiped his finger through the dirt twice to scratch a number 11 behind the rubber.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville says it will part ways with men's tennis coach Rex Ecarma after 29 years following an independent investigation that concluded the program did not meet "roles and expectations in providing student-athletes an outstanding experience."

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The Madisonville North Hopkins High School boys soccer team put on a show Tuesday night, picking up a 10-0 mercy rule victory over Fort Campbell at home.

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The 2019 girls' soccer season has gotten off to a good start for Hopkins County Central as the team registered a 3-2 win over Lyon County in their opening match.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a judge to dismiss criminal charges that he extorted Nike, and he is blaming his arrest on what he calls vindictive prosecutors as he releases material his attorneys say support his claims the sportswear company was paying amateur athletes.

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DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas was oh-so-close in Conference USA last year to fulfilling the preseason prediction of repeating as a division champion. The Mean Green could have also ended up at the opposite end of the standings after five of their league games were decided by a field goal …

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Lakeshore Country Club: Registration for the Lakeshore 4-Man Scramble is now open. The event is scheduled for August 24th-25th with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. both days and a cost of $300 per team.

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The Madisonville North Hopkins High School soccer team kicked off their 2019 campaign in fine fashion Monday night dismantling Calloway County 4-0.

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Hopkins County Central hosted their first home golf match at Madisonville Country Club on Monday as the 2019 season is already underway with four events completed entering Tuesday. Trae Barber has been leading the charge so far shooting 39 over nine holes in Monday's win over Hopkinsville an…

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The three-day outdoor basketball tournament at Dr. Festus Claybon Park came to a close Sunday with team "Most Hated" defeating "Dem Boyz" 73-72 to take home the coveted team title. This year's Dust Bowl was the 36th annual and the 10th year it was hosted by Light of Chance.

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With one football scrimmage in the books, an already-confident Maroons' football team may be even better than advertised.

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Maroon senior Jack Dodds dribbles past two Calloway County defenders during Monday's season opener at North. The Maroons were in cruise control up 3-0 with 25 minutes left to play at the newspapers' deadline. North will be back in action later today when they host Fort Campbell for a 7:30 p.…

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darryl Drake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers who spent more than 30 years molding players at the position at the college and professional level, has died. He was 62.

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The ball has been tipped and the weekend-long Dust Bowl outdoor basketball tournament is underway at Dr. Festus Claybon Park in Madisonville. There's a field of 15 teams, and there will be action throughout the weekend as well as other events geared towards the community.

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Light of Chance will host the 36th Annual Dust Bowl basketball tournament at the Dr. Festus Claybon Park in Madisonville this weekend.

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School may have just gotten under way this week, but the Madisonville North Hopkins High School golf team has already gotten a couple of rounds under their belt.

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