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Guide Seth Vanover shows off his Livescope and one of many crappie caught on a recent outing.

MODERN TECHNOLOGY HELPS PUTS FISH IN THE BOAT

LAKE FORK- Back in the day, the drill for a crappie fishing trip went something like this: Pull up to a tree with limbs above the water, secure the boat, drop minnows down through the limbs and either catch crappie or spend 30 minutes trying and then move on to the next likely spot. Those days are long gone for Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover and other anglers savvy in the use of their “Livescope”, the latest innovation for seeing what’s below the surface of the water.

North Forney Baseball – A Season Cut Short
North Forney Baseball – A Season Cut Short
North Forney Baseball – A Season Cut Short
North Forney Baseball – A Season Cut Short
North Forney Baseball – A Season Cut Short

North Forney Baseball – A Season Cut Short

Even before they walked off the Norman High School Tigers, an exciting come-from-behind 3-1 win in a game played on March 12, rumblings of a season that would be put on hold had begun. Growing concern about Covid-19, and the spread of the novel new virus, made it the topic of the day. Earlier that day, Dallas ISD had announced that they were closing the district, meaning DISD schools would not be back for the final day of the final baseball tournament before district play began. Shortly thereafter, other districts began following suit.

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Alyssa Price, Sydney Thrasher, Alexus Garza, and Tatum Mercer

Lady Rabbit Soccer Seniors Receive Top Honors for Academic All-State

Forney High Lady Rabbit Senior Captains were recently acknowledged by the Texas Association of High School Coaches and Texas Association of Soccer Coaches for top academic honors in the state. Student performance can be difficult to manage while participating in athletics, but their hard work has not gone unnoticed. These ladies are recognized as high school athletes who excel in class rank, GPA and ACT/SAT score. We applaud them for their commitment and dedication to perform at the highest level academically and on the field.

Harvey Martin and I enjoyed the Class in College!

Harvey Martin and I enjoyed the Class in College!

As I was reading a “secondary” newspaper (Dallas Morning News) in our household, I spotted a headline that stated, “African American Studies Approved,” and I was immediately transported back to my younger days at dear ol’ East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. I had a casual acquaintance there, who later became a semi-friend, classmate, and sometimes lunch table partner when we both happened to dine at Central Cafeteria—Harvey Banks Martin—“All-American” at ET and “STAR” for the Dallas Cowboys, when they were still the COW-BOYS!

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FHS Girls' Track & Field 2020 Clay Jones Memorial Relays Results

The Varsity and JV girls’ track teams both competed in the Clay Jones Memorial Relays on Thursday, March 5, at City Bank Stadium. On the Varsity team junior Bracie Vaughn captured 3 gold medals in the 100m hurdles, the 100m dash, and the 200m dash. Senior MaKinley Tipton placed second in the high jump, and sophomore Rylie Tipton took home the bronze in the long jump. Numerous personal records were set on Thursday. It was definitely a great day to be a Jackrabbit!

A Christmas Present: Grizzlies vs. Mavericks
A Christmas Present: Grizzlies vs. Mavericks
A Christmas Present: Grizzlies vs. Mavericks
A Christmas Present: Grizzlies vs. Mavericks
A Christmas Present: Grizzlies vs. Mavericks

A Christmas Present: Grizzlies vs. Mavericks

We had been waiting for more than a month for this day to come, and then snow and ice and cold threatened to maybe cause us to cancel our plans to use the tickets Waylon and Family had gifted to us for the Mavericks game. But then “Pete” (weatherman) proclaimed that the ice would be mild, and the cold not freezing at game time, and the worst would wait until early the next morning.

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