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20220526 Reese Lindley

Most Athletic, Reese Lindley

By Shiela K. Haynes Reese Lindley and Crayton Klika were selected as Most Athletic by their peers. Lindley is a three-year varsity player for the Lady Raiders basketball team. Klika is a multi-sport standout with two years of varsity experience each in football, basketball, and baseball. Reese Lindley Lindley built a strong athletic resume in high school. The senior played...

20220526 Crayton Klika

Most Athletic, Crayton Klika

By Shiela K. Haynes Reese Lindley and Crayton Klika were selected as Most Athletic by their peers. Lindley is a three-year varsity player for the Lady Raiders basketball team. Klika is a multi-sport standout with two years of varsity experience each in football, basketball, and baseball. Crayton Klika Klika is a natural athlete who has taken advantage of the weight...

2022 WHS Fishing Team Places 14th at State

Winnsboro Fishing Team Places 14th at State

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Winnsboro Fishing Team placed 14th out of 133 high schools represented at the Texas High School Bass Fishing Association state tournament held May 14-15 at Lake Belton. The 2021-22 Raiders have made successful run in every facet. Competing in the Northeast Division, Winnsboro gathered team of the year honors to finish ahead of...

2022 WHS Softball Ends at Area

Lady Raiders Season Ends in Area Round

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Lady Raiders came up against a formidable West Rusk team in the area round of the playoffs falling 12-2 and 14-0 in the best-of-three series at Longview. West Rusk came into the series with a 25-1 record behind a power-hitting lineup, solid pitching, clean defense plus the benefit of a deep playoff run...

2022 WHS Baseball Advances to Area

Rugged Red Pushes Past Pewitt, Advances to Area

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor Crayton Klika dove headfirst into a slide over home plate to clinch a 3-2 triumph in the second game of the best-of-three series to defeat Paul Pewitt and advance into the second round of the playoffs. The games were played Friday at Longview. Winnsboro won the first game 5-4. “I felt that our guys...

Raiders Baseball Team 2021-22

Rugged Red Earns Top Playoff Seed

Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Rugged Red captured a share of the District 13-3A title with a 9-2 victory over Mineola on April 26, while Harmony knocked off Mount Vernon 5-2 to hold their position. Harmony and Winnsboro wrapped up the district schedule with 10-2 records; the teams had split in head-to-head competition. The Raiders then defeated Harmony 10-7...

Hayden Deaton

Winnsboro Advances Two to UIL State Meet

Hayden Deaton and Haleigh Risner have earned berths in the UIL Class 3A State Meet set for Thursday, May 12, at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The pair advanced out of the Region 2 meet held April 29-30 at Whitehouse. The top two competitors in each event out of each of...

Baseball: JV Raiders Finish on Top

The JV Raiders closed out the 2022 season with a win over Mineola. The one-loss squad held the best record in District 13-3A for the second year in a row. JV coach Drake Staggs said, “They got better every game. Hitting the ball, base running and pitching got better. Just all around, we had some guys who stepped up toward...

62nd Annual Winnsboro Rodeo

The 62nd Annual Winnsboro Rodeo

May 19-21, 2022 Winnsboro Rodeo Arena The 62nd Annual Winnsboro Rodeo presented by Texas Country Ford takes place May 19-21. Three nights of rodeo with competition featuring professional and amateur cowboys and cowgirls, some local and others from around the nation. Rodeo princesses are announced on Thursday and Friday evenings, and the rodeo queen will be crowned Saturday. This year,...

Rylee Stephens

Lady Raiders Prep for Playoffs

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor The Lady Raiders were clipped by Mount Vernon 11-5 on Friday. Paired with the 12-2 loss against the Lady Tigers on March 22, Winnsboro falls in head-to-head for playoff seeding purposes. Winnsboro was scheduled to wrap up the district schedule Tuesday in a consequential contest at Chapel Hill. Results were not available at press...

Haleigh Risner

Track District 13-3A Meet – Risner

By Shiela K. Haynes Rugged Red Stadium was the site for the District 13-3A track and field meet on April 13-14 that brought together teams from Winnsboro, Harmony, Mineola, Mount Vernon, Quitman and Winona. Pictured above is Haleigh Risner, a recent track signee with Texas A&M-Commerce, who crushed the field in the 3200 with a time of 12:00.03 beating the...