Basketball

  Grapeland boys basketball looking for first state title since 1985

The Grapeland Sandies boy's basketball team is looking to bring a state title back to town this weekend.

  Grapeland advances to state semifinal after win over LaPoynor

  WEBXTRA: 2 Nacogdoches High School athletes sign with Oklahoma Weslyan, Wooster

  UIL Region III final set for Grapeland, LaPoynor

  UIL Basketball Playoffs: Boys Reg. Quarterfinals, Girls Reg. Semifinals

  Basketball Playoff Scores: Boys Area, Girls Regional Quarterfinals

Updated Girls Basketball brackets

Continued Coverage

  Boys High School Bi-District scores

UIL working on plan to accommodate playoff basketball teams affected by winter storms

  Cushing’s Deuce Garrett surpasses 2,000 career points

UIL announces changes to basketball, soccer state tournaments

  Lufkin HS Lady Pack preparing for key district game against Huntsville

Former assistant women’s basketball coach at SFA who went on to NCAA dies

  No tournaments just one of several changes to high school basketball in 2020

High school basketball will see several changes.

  Shelbyville basketball honored by UIL with virtual ceremoy

The Shelbyville Dragons basketball team was honored in a special virtual ceremony Thursday afternoon.

  Chireno girls basketball hopes past experiences lead them to a title

On Tuesday morning, the Chireno Lady Owls left for the state basketball tournament in San Antonio.

4 East Texas girls basketball teams looking to win state

Four East Texas girls high school basketball teams are packing their bags and planning to win a state title in San Antonio this week.

  WEBXTRA: 5 East Texans among 900 possible All-American basketball players

Several East Texas coaches, players inducted into Texas High School Basketball HOF

  WEBXTRA: Angelina College, Lufkin ISD putting on basketball camp

  WEBXTRA: Chireno basketball player signs to University of the Southwest

Rosters finalized for 11th KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

MP-Chapel Hill, Martin’s Mill bring back championships from Girls Basketball State

2A state title basketball game set between Martin’s Mill, Grapeland

Martin’s Mill quest for a sixth state championship came down to the final seconds in the state semifinal against Panhandle Friday morning.

  WEBXTRA: Diboll girls basketball team hoping to advance to regional tournament

The Diboll Ladyjacks are hoping to advance to the regional tournament in Splendora.

  Tuesday Basketball: Lufkin picks up key win

Interview with JT McManus, Lufkin Head Coach, plus basketball scores for Tuesday night.

  School districts, law enforcement investigating after brawl at Woden-Joaquin basketball game

Several East Texas school districts and law enforcement agencies are conducting an investigation after a fight broke out at a high school basketball game Friday night.

East Texas ballers ready for 10th annual Pineywoods Showdown

The 10th annual Pineywoods Showdown is looking to be one of the most stacked games in the history of the event. This will be the 10th time KTRE has partnered with Angelina and Nacogdoches seniors as a way to give back to East Texas Charities.

  Nacogdoches All-Stars looking to make it two in a row over Angelina in Pineywoods Showdown

The Nacogdoches All-Stars are looking to keep their winnings ways up in the annual Pineywoods Showdown. Angelina County leads the overall series 7-2 but Nacogdoches won the game last year.

Rosters finalized for 10th KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

The 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown, which pits high-school basketball seniors from both counties of Angelina and Nacogdoches, will be held Thursday, April 19, at the Central Heights high school gym.

Grapeland Sandies looking to return to State, Tenaha standing in their way

The Grapeland Sandies' 2017 season did not end the way they wanted with an overtime loss in the State Semifinals. This year they want a second chance.

Martinsville Pirates head to uncharted waters in Regional Quarterfinal

Ninety-two feet was all that Jonesboro High School had to protect Friday night when they held a 2 point lead over the Martinsville Pirates with under 5 seconds to play.

Regional Tournament spots on the line for East Texas teams

The margin for error is getting smaller for basketball teams that are still left. By the end of Tuesday night, the Regional Tournaments will be set.

Center rolls past Kilgore, Tenaha survives Douglass

The High School basketball playoffs are now in full swing for both the boys and the girls. The girls bracket is now moving on to the regional tournament sites after tonight's action, while the boys are just moving on to the area round.

Boys Basketball playoffs begin Monday

The Boys Basketball playoffs begin on Monday and Tuesday with Bi-District action.

Bulldogs looking for deep playoff run with Dewitz and Clifton leading the way

Like every other team in the playoffs, the Central boys basketball team is looking at making a deep playoff run.

Crockett edges out Central Heights to move onto Area Round

Despite a late game surge, the Crockett Lady Bulldogs survived their matchup with the Central Heights Lady Devils.

Centerville's girls basketball program looking to bring winning tradition back to the school

The Centerville Lady Bulldogs know they are underdogs. They like it that way.

Lady Pack topple Montgomery to earn share of district championship

The Lufkin Lady Pack were able to beat Montgomery Tuesday Night. At the same time Oak Ridge lost to College Park which means Lufkin and Oak Ridge will share the district championship.

PCA takes down Broaddus, Pack handles Conroe

The basketball season is wrapping up with teams fighting for playoff spots.

Diboll rolls past Jasper, Lady pack comeback against College Park

Tuesday night saw the Diboll Ladyjacks continue their dominance of district play.

Pineywoods Academy rolls past Brookeland, Nacogdoches takes down Corsicana

Friday night wrapped up another week of district action as teams start to prepare themselves for Playoff runs.

Angelina & Nacogdoches Counties talking before Pineywoods Showdown: 'We're going to shut them down'

Angelina & Nacogdoches Counties talking before Pineywoods Showdown: 'We're going to shut them down'

Nacogdoches County embraces home court advantage

Nacogdoches County embraces home court advantage.

Douglass’ Haylie Vallery signs to play basketball at Presentation College

Haylie Vallery has signed to play college basketball at Presentation in North Dakota. Vallery has had a solid four-year letter winning career for the Lady Indians.

Anthony Leamon hired as Dragons Head Basketball Coach

Nacogdoches Independent School District welcomes Anthony Leamon as the new Nacogdoches High School (NHS) head basketball coach for 2017-2018.

Basketball coach Gary Hall parts ways with Nacogdoches High School

After one, winning season that turned the Nacogdoches basketball program around, head coach Gary Hall announced Tuesday he will not return to coach at the high school in a letter he wrote to KTRE.

Diboll head coach Andre Emmons makes KTRE Pineywoods Showdown debut

It's that time again for KTRE's 9th Annual Pineywoods Showdown. It's where KTRE takes the best senior high school basketball players from Angelina and Nacogdoches County to compete in an all-star game all for charity.

Future of Nacogdoches High basketball program in doubt with coach's resignation

Nacogdoches boys basketball coach Gary Hall has submitted a letter of resignation after being told he had to coach two sports next year, according to various school officials.

Grapeland seeks revenge against Muenster from similar 2014 state semifinal matchup

Leave it to Grapeland to be the only team representing East Texas in the boy's basketball state tournament.

Friday night boys regional semifinal scores

Friday night boys regional semifinal scores.

Lady Eagles confident in state semifinal matchup against Panhandle

Friday is the big day. The Woden Lady Eagles will be battling in their first-ever appearance at the state tournament.

Woden Lady Eagles make first-ever trip to state

East Texas will be represented after all at this year's high school girls basketball state tournament, all thanks to the Woden Lady Eagles. Woden is just one of four teams in the state still in contention for the ultimate title.

Tuesday night boys regional quarterfinal scores

Tuesday night boys regional quarterfinal scores

Friday night girl's regional semifinal scores

Friday night girl's regional semifinal scores.

Friday night boy's area scores

Friday night boy's area scores.

Thursday night boys area-round scores

Thursday night boys area-round scores.

Nacogdoches' rise from a one-win season to district champions

It was a transformation their opponents were clearly not ready for, as the Nacogdoches Dragons went from winning one district game last year, to being crowned district champions this year.

Tuesday night boys bi-district scores

Tuesday night boys bi-district scores.

Tuesday night girls regional quarterfinals basketball scores

Tuesday night girls regional quarterfinals basketball scores

Monday night H.S. basketball playoff scores

Monday night H.S. basketball playoff scores.

Firday night girls basketball area round scores

Firday night girls basketball area round scores.

Tuesday night girl's bi-district basketball scores

Tuesday night girl's bi-district basketball scores.

Hudson’s Justin Forrest redefines the measure of a basket

It's not always the player who finishes with the most points or gets the most playing time, that makes the biggest impact on a team. Diagnosed with autism, Justin Forrest hasn't let that stop him from making his own unique role within the squad.

Paralyzed from a car crash, coaching basketball motivated Colmesneil’s Quentin Cates to walk again

Coach Cates currently serves as the Colmesneil girls head basketball coach where he said he's lucky to have lived out 30 years in his career. Five years ago, his coaching journey could have easily ended. Cates was in a severe car crash that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Colmesneil coach Quentin Cates reaches 500 career wins

Winning in any sport is hard, but Colmesneil girls head basketball coach Quentin Cates makes it look easy. So easy in fact, that he has 500 varsity wins under his belt.

Central boys basketball coach Josh Jones leaves for Laneville, Mike Dewitz takes over

Central is experiencing a coaching change now that Josh Jones has accepted a position in Laneville as their boys basketball coach and athletic director. Jones spent three seasons with the Bulldogs.

Hannah Grandgeorge becomes first Lady Hornet basketball signing in 15 years

Hudson had a monumental signing Thursday with Hannah Grandgeorge. No Lady Hornet basketball player had signed to play collegiately in 15 years, but Grandgeorge broke the silence and signed to ball out at East Texas Baptist University.

Tatyana Lacey becomes first college signee for West Sabine girls basketball in 26 years

Tatyana Lacey made history for the West Sabine girls basketball program. She's the first player to sign to play college basketball in 26 years.

Some rivalries will live and others will die in KTRE's 8th Annual Pineywoods Showdown

One day remains before the tip-off of KTRE's 8th Annual Pineywoods Showdown. The Angelina and Nacogdoches County rivalry will continue to thrive while other rivalries will need to die down.

PCA makes KTRE Pineywoods Showdown debut for Angelina County girls

KTRE is celebrating its' 8th Annual Pineywoods Showdown. Although the station is no stranger to this all-star, charity game, it's a first for others. Kellen Spangler is the first girl from Pineywoods Community Academy to play in the Showdown.

Central's Karley McHenry signs with Angelina College Basketball

Central's Karley McHenry signed on with the Lady Roadrunners Friday. The four-year letterwinner is a three-time all-district selection and has been named to the all-region team for back-to-back years.

Rosters finalized for 8th KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

The 8th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown, which pits high-school basketball seniors from both counties of Angelina and Nacogdoches, will be held Thursday, April 28, at the Central Heights gym.

High School boys basketball regional semifinal scores

Friday night final scores for the high school boys regional semifinals.

Chireno falls in state semi, 52-29

The Chireno Lady Owls dream season came to an end in a 52-29 loss to Nazareth Thursday morning.

Tuesday night boys regional quarterfinal scores

Final scores for Tuesday night boys regional quarterfinal games.

Chireno Lady Owls celebrate state tournament trip with community bonfire

For the first time in school history, the Chireno Lady Owls basketball team is headed to state. To celebrate the Lady Owls tremendous success, the school hosted a bonfire/pep rally for the community Monday night.

Friday night boys area-round scores

CLASS 5A Lufkin 76, Arlington Seguin 71- Triple Overtime Lufkin will play Mansfield Timberview in the regional quarterfinal. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1 at Fairfield High School starting at 7 p.m. CLASS 4A Center 72, Madisonville 57 Center will play Diboll in the regional quarterfinal. Game schedule TBD. Diboll 88, Waco La Vega 78- Overtime CLASS 3A Crockett 73, Kountze 88 CLASS 2A Grapeland 74, Riesel 44 Grapeland will play LaPoynor next. Game schedule...

Friday night girls regional semifinal scores

Friday night final scores for girls basketball regional semifinal games.

Thursday night boys basketball area-round scores

Final scores for Thursday night boys basketball area-round games.

Tuesday night girls regional quarterfinal scores

Tuesday night girls regional quarterfinal scores.