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Fri
23
Nov
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Roby Basketball Teams fall short against Hermleigh

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Roby Junior, Brady Faucett lays up 2 points .

Photo by Zena Hargrove

It was a tough week for Roby basketball. The Lady Lions traveled to Jayton and Hermleigh, losing both games. The Jayton game saw the Lady Lions go down 17-24 at half. They cut the lead to 3 at the end of the 3rd period and tied it up with a 3 point shot with 6:13 remaining in the game, but the Lady Jaybirds would win the game 40-37. Hallie Edmonson and Emily Branson lead the Lady Lions with 10 points each; others scoring for the Lady Lions were Berkley Johnson 9, Kaylee Weaver 6, and Lucy Alls '2. Hallie Edmonson also led the team with 10 rebounds.

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Thu
15
Nov
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Lady Hornets capture an easy win over the Lady Dragons.

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By Terry Morris

The Aspermont Lady Hornets began their basketball season last Tuesday night and hosted the Paducah Dragons. The Lady Hornets came out strong and sent the message that it will not be easy to defeat them.

The 1st quarter started off a little rusty, however it didn't take long for the Lady Hornets to dominate their opponent as the time ticked on to the 2nd quarter. The 1st quarter score was 11-9, Aspermont.

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Thu
15
Nov
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Aspermont Hornet head to Bi-District Play-off game Friday

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By Jeremiah & Terry Morris

The Aspermont Hornets will gear up and head to Guthrie where they will be the visiting team in a bi district playoff matchup with the Paducah Dragons. The Dragons have been an up and down team this season, but seem to have it rolling as they are district champs and #14 In state. The Hornets however are #11 in state and are coming off a much needed and perfectly timed off (bye) week.

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Thu
08
Nov
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Girls basketball kicks off this week

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The Roby Lady Lions and the Rotan Lady Yellowhammers each had their first basketball game of season this week, while the Aspermont Lady Hornets’ season opener is scheduled for Saturday. The Lady Lions won Tuesday night’s nonconference game against Blackwell with a score of 60 – 55. The next game for the Lady Lions is home game, scheduled for Saturday when they face off against the Anson Lady Tigers at 5:00 p.m.

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Thu
08
Nov
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Aspermont Lady Hornets Volleyball season comes to end

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The Aspermont Lady Hornets fell to the Marfa Lady Shorthorns Friday at the Area Championship Playoffs at Greenwood in Midland. Coming into the playoffs with a 24 – 12 record and the recent three-set sweep against Wildarado for the bi-district championship. Although, the Lady Hornets played with a lot of heart, they simply came up short against Marfa, losing the game in three sets. (photo submitted by Chuck Chesser

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Thu
01
Nov
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Lady Hornet Bi-District CHAMPS!

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At the Childress Tournament, Tuesday, the Lady Hornets won against Wildorado in a three-set sweep to take the bi-district championship.

Although the girls started out a little slow against Wildorado, once they fell into a groove they had little trouble with the remaining sets. Outstanding communication and teamwork from the passers and setters allowed Calamaco, English, and Shugart to hit the ball extremely well throughout the game. Aspermont took the Lady Mustangs in three: 25-14,25-18,25-12.

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Thu
01
Nov
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Yellowhammers on four-game losing streak after loss to Hermleigh

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With both Rotan and Hermleigh coming off previous game losses to Aspermont, both teams had something to prove last Friday night. Although pounded in the first half of the game, the Yellowhammers came into the third quarter a noticeably different team, but it just wouldn’t be enough, as the Cardinals would go on to win 76 – 26.

With Rotan receiving the kickoff, they began a slow churn downfield. The Hermleigh defense—who proved tough competition for the Hammers throughout the game—forced a turnover on downs with about seven minutes left in the first quarter.

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Thu
25
Oct
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Lady Hornets rally to take the Lady Hammers in five

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In what was a bitter fight to the end, the Lady Hammers finish their volleyball season after an intense and emotional defeat to the Lady Hornets Tuesday night. Regardless of who one or lost, both team made this one exciting game to watch for the fans in the stands.

Senior Jackie Dunn started the game off strong with an ace for the Hammers. The Lady Hornets were quick to take lead before senior Ylen Garza tied the game with multiple back-to-back serves. A simple mistake by the Hornets ended the game 22-25.

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Thu
25
Oct
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Yellowhammer Band receives high marks from judges at UIL Marching Competition

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The Rotan ISD Yellowhammer Marching Band received straight first-division ratings from the judges Saturday at the UIL Marching Band Competition in San Angelo.

The roughly 40-member marching band—which consists of eighth-grade through senior classes—have been preparing for the competition since summer band rehearsals beginning in August. The band’s director, Jessica Watkins recalled how the band started off the season strong but admitted there were a couple of weeks in September when she wasn’t sure the group would be able to pull off a first division rating.

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Thu
18
Oct
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Harlem Wizards scheduled to take on local coaches next week

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The world-famous Harlem Wizards will be facing off next Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, at the Jayton Gymnasium against JARS, a team made up of staff and community members from Jayton, Aspermont, Rotan and Spur school districts.

The event will feature a variety of fun interactive extras to complement the Wizards' dazzling demonstration of hoops artistry. In the pregame, a "Wiz Kids" warm-up for all kids who purchase a Wizards jersey, as well as contests, comedy, awesome slam-dunks, audience participation, merchandise giveaways, and more.

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