Sports
  • White River: Cotter Trout Dock (870-435-6525) says unseasonably mild temperatures this past week enhanced everybody's trout fishing experience, and the quality and quantity of trout brought in surpassed expectations. The favorite technique this week was, by far, fishing artificial baits.
  • Trenton Tiger Basketball Camp registration is online. Camp will be June 24-27 at Trenton High School for boys and girls incoming 3rd-9th grade. Cost is $30 and t-shirt is included. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Outdoor cooking is great fun and freshly prepared food is sure to be a hit at your next outdoor outing. Here Luke is pictured here prepping for a quick fish fry at a local fishing pond. (photo by Luke Clayton)
  • The Purple Warriors Basketball Camp will be a great learning experience for all boys interested in playing basketball.
  • UT Dallas senior Melissa Livermore, a softball player from Frisco, Texas, and East Texas Baptist graduate student Casey Combs were selected as the 2018-19 American Southwest Conference Athlete of the Year recipients.
  • Grades: 2nd - 9th Boys and Girls (grade you are entering) July 1 - July 3
  • Texoma (June 15) Elevation above normal, water 73. Striped bass good on cut bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, sassy shad, shad and topwater lures below the dam and main lake. Striper are biting like crazy on the south end of the lake.

  • Paden Flippin caught and released a 36.7-pound brown trout June 5, his his 24th birthday, while fishing with friends. Paden guides for Cotter Trout Dock in Cotter, but he had the day off to catch this whopper, which he and his friends had been tracking for more than a year.
  • Affordable and beneficial camps coming to a gym near you! Directed by Austin College head coach Ed Garza.
  • John Merzwa of Albuquerque caught and released a 21-inch brown trout while fishing the Chama River below El Vado.
  • Deryl Markgraf with some cured, sliced ham from a wild hog he harvested. Deryl is a big proponent of putting wild pork to good use. (photo courtesy Deryl Markgraf)
  • Due to flooding at Legacy Ridge, we have had to change the date of the Robyn Hill Memorial Golf Tournament to July 13 at Legacy Ridge Country Club. Tee time will be at 8:00 a.m. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 13th.
  • Luke has used this Smokin Tex model 1400 electric smoker for many years. He nicknamed it "Mayflower" because of its age. Mayflower is still working as good as new but Luke has a newer model that is a bit larger. Mayflower still gets a workout on a regular basis. (photo by Luke Clayton)
  • Trenton senior Jessica Withrow garnered MVP honors in District 13-2A MVP.
  • Lower Illinois River: June 8. Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbait, midges, nymphs and PowerBait below the dam, around shallows and Watts PHA. Trout were stocked at dam and Watts PHA this week.
  • Bronco 1st baseman Beau Brewer attempts a tag to keep the Ridge Point runner from advancing. (photo by Buzz Cory / www.BuzzPhotos.com)
  • Bonham junior Jake Spiller was selected as Newcomer of the Year in District 10-3A and Bonham sophomore Tanner Reaves was named Defensive MVP.
  • A Leonard outside hitter connects from the corner as two Leonard squads compete during the 6th Annual Leonard Spikefest.
  • Broken Bow: May 31. Elevation above normal, water 71. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and flukes around brush structure and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber.