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Thu
07
Dec
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Lady Pirates overcome after trailing Daingerfield 42-39

By ELLIS KNOX

The Lady Pirates do it again after defeating Harmony at the buzzer, 51-50, Lady Pirates rallied to overcome a six point lead by Daingerfield at the half 22-16, to win 42-39. Three point shooting from the court by Sydney Reynolds with three and Sydney Waldrep with one and solid rebounding by Asia Palmer with 11 and Rebecca Miner with seven, was enough to put the Lady Pirates into the lead near the end of the fourth quarter.

 

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Thu
07
Dec
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Pirate Basketball started with a win

By ELLIS KNOX

The Pirates began their season Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the “old Gym” with a win by squeezing out the Kilgore Bulldogs by two points, 52 to 50. Both teams were pretty much evenly matched in speed, height and jumping ability. The Pirates might have been a bit faster, but seemed to be hampered by a bit of confusion in the first quarter. The Pirate team has gotten in very little practice as practically 60 percent of the team played football up until 11 days before this game. By the second quarter they began to gel somewhat and at the half were only down three points.

 

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Wed
29
Nov
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2017-18 Lady Pirates’ run down of their first five games

By ELLIS KNOX

The Lady Pirates began their season already with a two wins and two losses. There are three returning Lady Pirate All-District seniors: Asia Palmer and Sydney Reynolds, along with Honorable Mention All-District senior Sydney Waldrep. During the 2016-17 season, Reynolds broke Pittsburg’s most three-point shots in a season record by netting 92 three-pointers.

The previous three-point record, set in 2013, was held by Cheyenne Ramey with 48. Reynolds also received the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches award for most three point shots in a season for 4A. Besides the three seniors already mentioned the other returning seniors are Taylor Bullock, Rebecca Miner, and Astella Miles. The team is rounded out by junior Maliyah Jackson, sophomores Heidi Hemmingsen, and Jalynn Smith, along with one freshman, Laci Richardson.

 

Wed
22
Nov
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They’ll be back next year

Junior Quarterback Jaylon Jimmerson hands off to junior running back Turner Jordan for the last time last Friday night. The Pirates 2017 season came to a close, but both of these players had a good year.

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Wed
22
Nov
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Pirates end 2017 season in Bullard

By ELLIS KNOX

The Pirates season ended in their first playoff game with the Rusk Eagles 48 to Pitts’ 7. The Eagles dominated the game scoring almost at will. It was a sad game to watch as nothing seemed to work. Quarterback Jaylon Jimmerson was intercepted four times and it was all down-hill from there. The box scores tell the story.

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Wed
15
Nov
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McGee and Short chosen as Band Beau and Sweetheart

Senior class members, Grant McGee on the left, and Garyn Short on the right, were voted by the band students as those who most represent the PHS Band and selected as Band Beau and Sweetheart for 2017.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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Pirates to play Rusk in first playoff game

By ELLIS KNOX

With the Pirates loss to the Buckeyes, the Pirates fall to third place and will be matched with the Rusk Eagles. Rusk is in second place in Region Eight. The way this works is the top team of a particular district plays the fourth team of the other district. The winners move on to the next round of play until the state finals. The winner of that game is the state champ of the class. In this case, it will be the Class 4A state champs.

The Eagles are 8-2 in regular season play. Their only loss in district play was to Jasper. Pitt was fourth last year so we played Region Eight’s district’s winner, Jasper. Jasper knocked out Pittsburg in the first playoff game last year.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Pirates defeat Bears 21-28

By ELLIS KNOX

I can’t say enough praise for the Pirate offensive-line (O-line), these young men never get enough recognition for what they do in the trenches. The comparison was so stark against the Gladewater Bears, as their linemen kind of stood around after the play moved away from them. In contrast, Pirate linemen led or chased the play. They never stop blocking. Quarterback (QB) Jaylon Jimmerson’s touchdown (TD) from a broken play was engineered by key blocks by the O-line.

Running Back Jordan Turner’s 45 yard race to the end zone was enabled by the Pirate O-line by the big hole in the Bear defensive line and good downfield blocking in the Bear’s secondary as Turner sprinted away from the safeties to score his second TD of the night. The second half was all Pittsburg‘s as the Pirate defense shut down the Bears’ offense to zero. The second half was a change and a different story from the first.

 

Wed
01
Nov
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Pittsburg and Gilmer tied for second in 4A District 7

By ELLIS KNOX

With Pittsburg’s loss to the Pleasant Grove Hawks, 28 to 10, the loss by Gladewater to Atlanta 34 to 16, now puts the Pirates and Buckeyes tied for second and Atlanta and Gladewater tied for third. Pleasant Grove is in undisputed first place with an overall record of 6-0 and 3-0 in district.

Pleasant Grove is matched up with Spring Hill next week and it is not beyond possibility that Spring Hill could defeat the Hawks. Spring Hill has lost to Gladewater first by three points, 38 to 35, to Pittsburg by one point 57-56 and then to Gilmer by only two points, 44 to 42. They are due a win. This week will be the most interesting week of them all up to this point.

 

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Wed
25
Oct
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Pirates win in overtime, 57-56

By ELLIS KNOX

This game between the Spring Hill Panthers and the Pirates was a real nail-biter. The lead changed hands nine times! It all came down to one play in over-time. At the end of regular time the score was tied 49-49. A good defensive play by a Spring Hill safety intercepted a Jimmerson pass and sealed the end of regular play.

The game was tied six times. It looked good for the Pirates as the teams went to the half with Pitt leading 28-21. However, the Panthers tied it up soon after the second half began, 28 to 28. Then it was 35 to 35, and then 49 to 49. Then there was confusion about the game time as the Spring Hill scoreboard froze for the second time in the game.

 

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