Whitney’s new athletic director looks to build on recent success

Reporter and KHBR Radio Personality: Jack Foley June 16, 2022 Whitney Independent School District has announced that David Haynes Jr. has been selected to replace Mark Byrd as the new athletic director and head football coach of the Wildcats. The 2004 McGregor High School graduate has spent 14 years as a coach, most recently as … Continue reading Whitney’s new athletic director looks to build on recent success

Duncan family honored at WHS banquet

Reporter: Ellie Mahan May 26, 2022 Pictured (l to r): Tennis Coach Greg Davis, tennis player Amy Ward, Ann Duncan, tennis player Laney Beam, tennis player Macy McKinney, tennis player Donna Guille, Jim Duncan and Tom Duncan. For their years of dedication to the Whitney tennis team, Jim, Ann and Tom Duncan were presented a … Continue reading Duncan family honored at WHS banquet

WHS senior signs with college

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 25, 2022 Whitney High School senior Dalton Wooten recently signed with Mission Tech Prep Academy in Killeen to play football. Pictured in the front row are Dalton and his parents, Christina Mehaffey and Shawn Wooten. At back are (l to r) Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Mark Byrd and Coach Bo Johnson.

WHS Baseball Team: Area Champs

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 19, 2022 The Whitney High School varsity baseball team shot it out with Academy in the Class 3A UIL baseball playoffs last week and advanced to the regional round. Whitney lost to Academy 6-2 in game one of a best-of-three game series played Thursday, May 12, in Lake Belton. The Wildcats … Continue reading WHS Baseball Team: Area Champs

Wildcats win bi-district championship

Photo by April Sanders May 12, 2022 The Whitney High School varsity baseball team won the bi-district championship Saturday, May 7, after a three-game series against Scurry-Rosser. The Wildcats lost the first game played in Whitney Friday, May 6, by a score of 5-2, but went on to win the second game 9-2 in Scurry … Continue reading Wildcats win bi-district championship

Local athletes advance to state

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 Whitney High School sophomore Marcus Wilson will compete in the 300m hurdles at the state track and field meet after his performance at the recent 3A regional meet held in Midway. Wilson posted the fastest third-place time in the state, earning him the wildcard spot and a chance to … Continue reading Local athletes advance to state

Wildcat advances to state

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 4, 2022 Whitney High School senior Orrin Green advanced to state in long jump at the 3A regional track and field meet held last weekend at Midway High School. Green's long jump of 22 feet and 5 3/4 inches earned him a second-place finish at regionals to advance to state. He … Continue reading Wildcat advances to state

WHS baseball team prepares for playoffs

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 5, 2022 The Whitney High School varsity baseball team wrapped up the regular season with a 15-8 (8-4) record and will represent District 17 as the number three seed going into the playoffs. The Wildcats beat Clifton 5-0 Tuesday night, April 26, in their final regular season game.The bi-district round of … Continue reading WHS baseball team prepares for playoffs

Golfers qualify for state

April 27, 2022 The Whitney High School golf team competed at regionals at Brenham Country Club Monday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 19. Tate Winkler shot an 82 on the first day and an 88 on the second day, and Rob Riney shot an 87 the first day and an 82 on the second day. … Continue reading Golfers qualify for state

Lady ‘Cats end regular season with win at home

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 27, 2022 The Whitney High School Lady Wildcats varsity softball team won a home game against McGregor 4-3 Tuesday, April 19, for a chance at a playoff run. The Lady 'Cats (11-14, 5-7) wrapped up their regular season schedule with the win over McGregor while celebrating senior night. Whitney was set … Continue reading Lady ‘Cats end regular season with win at home

WHS tennis players state bound

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 20, 2022 Three members of the Whitney High School tennis team are state bound after competing at the regional competition last week. Danna Guille and Laney Beam won first place in girls' doubles, earning the regional championship and a trip to state. Macy McKinney took third place in girls' singles, securing … Continue reading WHS tennis players state bound

Whitney splits series with West

April 13, 2022 The Whitney High School varsity baseball team claimed sole possession of second place with a 3-0 win over West Friday, April 8, in Whitney. The Wildcats manufactured runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to beat the district rival after losing to the Trojans Tuesday, April 5. Solid pitching from Colby … Continue reading Whitney splits series with West

Whitney High School athletes compete in district track meet

April 13, 2022 The Whitney High School track teams competed at the 2022 District 17-3A track meet in McGregor last week, and several athletes will be heading to area. The boys 4x100m relay team of Kyler Cryns, Orrin Green, Jordan Johnson and Marcus Wilson will advance. Orrin Green also qualified in the 100m, 200m and … Continue reading Whitney High School athletes compete in district track meet

Royelles drill team earns multiple honors

March 9, 2022 Team members pictured are (l to r): front row - officers Roselyn Villarreal-first lieutenant, Eliza Banner-captain and Annette Prado-second lieutenant; back row - Nayeli Estrada, Hanna Jaynes, Jaden Cashion, Andrea Figueroa, Jaycee Green, Elyse Minniear, Evelyn Figueroa, Raylee Thornton and Sandra Contreras. The Whitney High School Royelles drill team competed Saturday, February … Continue reading Royelles drill team earns multiple honors

Wildcats claim bi-district championship

March 2, 2022 The Whitney Wildcats claimed a bi-district championship Tuesday, February 22, before their season came to an end in the next round against Groesbeck Friday, February 25. The Wildcats defeated Scurry-Rosser 45-41 in Corsicana in the first round. Both teams felt each other out throughout the first half, with Scurry-Rosser taking the lead … Continue reading Wildcats claim bi-district championship

Whitney High School Sports Update

February 23, 2022 Click this link for a highlight video of round one of the boys basketball playoffs, where the Wildcats claimed a win over Scurry-Rosser Tuesday, February 22. Varsity Boys BasketballAfter defeating McGregor 47-39 Friday, February 18, the Wildcats entered round one of the playoffs Tuesday, February 22, in Corsicana vs. Scurry-Rosser. The team … Continue reading Whitney High School Sports Update

Senior Lady Wildcat recognized

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 9, 2022 Caitlyn Panuco, a senior member of the Whitney High School varsity basketball team, is pictured with her parents, Juan and Diane, as she marked her last home game Saturday with a win against West. Panuco plans to attend either Texas State University or University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The Lady … Continue reading Senior Lady Wildcat recognized

Wildcats take on Troy

February 2, 2022 WILDCATS POWER PAST TROY, 66-47. The Whitney High School varsity boys basketball team moved its District 17-3A record to 6-2 with a win over Troy Friday, January 28. Whitney took a 31-27 lead into halftime and maintained control of the contest from buzzer to buzzer. Leading the Wildcats in scoring was Cade … Continue reading Wildcats take on Troy

Lady Cats 4-1 in district play

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The Whitney High School varsity basketball team's season is well underway, and the Lady Wildcats currently have a district record of 4-1. The team has defeated McGregor, Clifton, Riesel and Waco Harmony, and fell short to Troy by 11 points. The Lady Cats were set to face West Tuesday … Continue reading Lady Cats 4-1 in district play

Seventh grade team wins Whitney tournament

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The Whitney Middle School Seventh Grade “A” basketball team won the Whitney tournament held Saturday, January 8. Pictured are (l to r): front row - Colt Poore, Fisher Watson, Keegan Estill, Jaxon Landrum, Johnny Ayres and Rylan Smith; back row - Sean Warren, Kade McFadden, Jordan McGill and Leo … Continue reading Seventh grade team wins Whitney tournament

Wildcats’ season ends in second round of playoffs

Sports Writer: Brent Cook November 24, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats clawed and fought for four quarters Thursday night at Tyler Rose Stadium, giving No. 3 ranked Mount Vernon its toughest test of the season. But in the end, the undefeated Tigers employed a blazing-quick offensive assault to power past and pull away from the Wildcats … Continue reading Wildcats’ season ends in second round of playoffs

Wildcats power past Goats to claim bi-district championship

Sports writer: Brent Cook November 17, 2021 Whitney to face Mount Vernon Thursday… The Wildcat defense stuffed and smashed the Groesbeck Goats for all four quarters Friday and produced its second shutout of the season. If there is a guaranteed game plan to secure a win, it’s keeping the opponent off the scoreboard. Facing the … Continue reading Wildcats power past Goats to claim bi-district championship

Blum volleyball advances to state tourney

November 17, 2021 The Blum High School varsity volleyball team earned a trip to the state volleyball tournament with a 3-0 win over Hubbard Saturday, November 13. The Lady Cats won the regional final by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-13 after defeating Bryson a day earlier in the regional semi-final round (25-8, 25-11, 25-13). The … Continue reading Blum volleyball advances to state tourney

Wildcats win again, playoff game set for Friday night

Sports writer: Brent Cook November 10, 2021 Whitney to face Grosebeck at Waco ISD Stadium... The Whitney Wildcats took care of business Friday night at Wildcat Stadium, closing out the regular season with a 35-7 victory. Facing Life Oak Cliff, the Wildcats (5-5, 4-2) fine-tuned the game plan in preparation for a return trip to … Continue reading Wildcats win again, playoff game set for Friday night

Blum volleyball team earns area title

November 10, 2021 The Blum High School varsity volleyball team secured the area championship with a win over Penelope (25-10, 25-10, 25-8) last week. The Lady Bobcats (31-11) were set to take on Abbott in the regional quarterfinal round of the playoffs Monday, November 8, in Valley Mills. Pictured (l to r) are: Addison Willingham, … Continue reading Blum volleyball team earns area title

Wildcats focus on playoffs with another district win

Sports Writer: Brent Cook November 3, 2021 With a last-minute touchdown run from senior quarterback Garrett Peacock, the Whitney Wildcats (4-5, 3-2) shocked the Maypearl Panthers Friday night with a thrilling 37-34 victory. “We for sure kept everyone in their seats until the final horn,” said Whitney Head Coach Mark Byrd. The Panthers mounted a … Continue reading Wildcats focus on playoffs with another district win

Blum Bobcats defeat Milford 76-30

November 3, 2021 The Blum High School varsity football team traveled to Milford Thursday, October 28, for a District 11-1A Division I game and came out with a 76-30 win. The Bobcats scored 16 points in the final minute of the first half to take a 46-14 lead. Blum continued to dominate in the second … Continue reading Blum Bobcats defeat Milford 76-30

Lady ‘Cats add a win against McGregor

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity volleyball team defeated McGregor Friday, October 22. The Lady 'Cats won in five sets (25-22, 18-25, 9-25, 25-14 and 15-11). Whitney will wrap up its season on the road against Waco Harmony Tuesday, October 26. Pictured is sophomore Jaycee Green at the net against … Continue reading Lady ‘Cats add a win against McGregor

Grandview sprints past Wildcats to 55-10 victory

Sport Writer: Brent Cook October 27, 2021 Whitney to face Maypearl in a must-win matchup… Following a near upset of the state-ranked West Trojans, the Whitney Wildcats had high hopes heading into last Friday’s showdown with the No. 7 Grandview Zebras at Wildcat Stadium. But Grandview had different plans. Plans that included a 55-10 victory, … Continue reading Grandview sprints past Wildcats to 55-10 victory

Undefeated Trojans narrowly escape Wildcats

Sports Writer: Brent Cook October 20, 2021 Senior Orrin Green races past the West Trojans. Green scored the Wildcats' lone touchdown on the night with an 85-yard kick return. The Whitney Wildcats squared off against the No. 7 West Trojans in a grinding defensive battle Friday night and the fight went down to the final … Continue reading Undefeated Trojans narrowly escape Wildcats

Whitney Wildcats dance to 68-0 homecoming victory over Knights

Sports Writer: Brent Cook October 6, 2021 Senior Dalton Wooten attacks the A-Plus Academy Knights last Friday night. Starring on both sides of the ball, Wooten tallied two rushing touchdowns and 10 tackles. Whitney put on a dazzling display for homecoming at Wildcat Stadium last Friday night with four quarters of football fireworks. Facing the … Continue reading Whitney Wildcats dance to 68-0 homecoming victory over Knights

Wildcats dominate Dallas Madison in district opener

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 29, 2021 It was a dominating district debut for the Whitney Wildcats at Pleasant Grove Stadium last Friday night. Facing the athletic Dallas Madison Trojans (2-3, 0-1) and their highly recruited quarterback, the Wildcats (2-3, 1-0) came out firing and never backed down. Whitney maintained the lead for the entire … Continue reading Wildcats dominate Dallas Madison in district opener

Panthers overpower Wildcats as district play lies ahead

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 22, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats’ Marcus Wilson clears a path for a middle from quarterback Garrett Peacock. Peacock racked up 223 total yards on the night against Mart. With a mix of big offensive plays and bruising defensive stands last Friday night at Wildcat Stadium, the #1 ranked Mart Panthers … Continue reading Panthers overpower Wildcats as district play lies ahead

Lady ‘Cats defeat Riesel at home

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity volleyball team defeated Riesel 3-1 Friday night, September 10, at home. Riesel won the first set 27-25, and Whitney took the next three by scores of 25-18, 25-7 and 25-22. The Lady 'Cats were scheduled to take on Troy at home Tuesday, September 14, … Continue reading Lady ‘Cats defeat Riesel at home

Wildcats’ fight falls short against Rogers

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 15, 2021 Senior Orrin Green paves the way for sophomore Demari Wilson to sprint past the Rogers defense. Wilson starred for the Wildcats in Friday’s game, racking up 124 all-purpose yards. The Whitney Wildcats started strong Friday night, but with a fourth-quarter stand, the Rogers Eagles soared to victory. Under … Continue reading Wildcats’ fight falls short against Rogers

Whitney Wildcats blast past Rockets 31-6

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 8, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats traveled south to face the Robinson Rockets Friday night, firing on all cylinders and blasting to a 31-6 win. The victory moved the Wildcats to 1-1 on the season and showcased the potential of this year’s squad. Senior quarterback Garrett Peacock was on a clear … Continue reading Whitney Wildcats blast past Rockets 31-6

Quinlan Ford races to season-opening win against Wildcats

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 1, 2021 Senior Kyler Cryns slips past the Quinlan Ford defense Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. Cryns led the Wildcats in receiving with 54 yards and a touchdown. Whitney returns to action Friday in Robinson. The Quinlan Ford Panthers stormed into Wildcat Stadium to start the season on Friday night … Continue reading Quinlan Ford races to season-opening win against Wildcats

Whitney High School Drill Team earns multiple accolades at camp

Pictured (l to r) are: front row - First Lieutenant Roselyn Villarreal, Captain Eliza Banner, Second Lieutenant Annette Prado; second row - Hannah Jaynes, Social Officer Nayeli Estrada, Sandra Contreras, Jaden Henderson, Katie Davis, Jaden Cashio; back row - Evelyn Figueroa, Raylee Thornton, Elyse Minniear, Jaycee Green, Skylie Jones, Marilyn Hatfield and Andrea Figueroa. Reporter: … Continue reading Whitney High School Drill Team earns multiple accolades at camp