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Wed
16
May
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Pirate Baseball drops two to Kilgore

The Pittsburg Pirate Baseball team ended post season play after dropping two games to Kilgore. In game one on Friday, May 11, it was a Kilgore blowout with a score of 13- 4. The Pirates had been leading until the top of the fifth inning when Kilgore went ahead by one run. Kilgore ran up the score in the top of the seventh with eight more runs. In the bottom of the seventh the Pirates were unable to get anything going. The story is in the stats as Kilgore racked up 15 hits to Pitts’ five.

 

Ty Jordan started the game for Pittsburg. He allowed six hits and three runs in four and a third innings, struck out two and walked one. Jake Jackson and Dakota Durfee entered the game as relief, throwing one and twothirds innings and one inning respectively

 

 

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Wed
16
May
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State 4x200 relay results

The 4x200 State Relay team are front row, left to right, Keithlen Griffin, Cade Busch, Kentericus Williams, and Jaylon Jimmerson. Team alternates, back row left to right, Keonte Burns, and Kartrez Andrews. The Pitt team finished eighth in the State of Texas in 4X200m 4A relay. Not bad for two freshmen, one sophomore, and three juniors. They’ll be back next year

 

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Wed
09
May
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Pirates blow-out Brownsboro for Bi-District, 2 Games to 0

By ELLIS KNOX

The Pirates played Brownsboro Bears in a best of three in the Bi-District playoff. The Pirates won both games to become the 2018 Bi-District Champions.

Game One:

The first game played in Whitehouse High School, Thursday, May 03, at 6:45PM. The Pirate’s slammed the Bears 11 to 01, racking up nine hits. Brett McGee led off on the mound, for the first four innings. Brett allowed two hits, no runs, stuck out five and walked none.

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Wed
09
May
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Athletic Scholarships

The Pirate Athletic Booster Club awarded $500 scholarships to six deserving student athletes.

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Wed
02
May
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Cole Kilburn Named to the All- State Academic Swim Team

By ELLIS KNOX

 

Pirate Swimmer Cole Kilburn, Cole is the son of Kim Koleburn-Knocke and Jeff Kilburn, qualified for the State swim meet, won two gold medals in the 100 meter freestyle and 100 meter backstroke in the 16-5A District meet. Cole was also named the 2018 16- 5A Swimmer of the Year. Now he has been named to the All-State Academic Swim Team.

 

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Wed
02
May
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Twirlers win at the Bullard Invitational

Pirate Band Majorette Skyler Brown, on left, took fourth in the 9/10 grade multi-baton twirling category. Junior High Majorette Sydney Smith, on right, took first place in the two batons dance twirl. Sydney advances to the Premier Performer Contest to be held at Stephen F. Austin University, May 5.

 

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Wed
25
Apr
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Pitt Catcher Brett McGee signs with S. Ark. U.

By ELLIS KNOX

Pirate starting senior catcher and pitcher Brett McGee has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Southern Arkansas University (S.A.U.) located in Magnolia, Ark. Mc- Gee is the son of Eric and Kelly McGee of Pittsburg. Head Baseball Coach Tommy Stewart, spoke highly of Brett on and off the field. Not only does he start as varsity catcher but is also a quality pitcher. He signed with S.A.U. as a catcher, and has been encouraged by the S.A.U. head coach to go for the starting catcher position as a freshman. 

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Wed
25
Apr
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Lady Pirates fall short in district playoffs

By ELLIS KNOX

The Lady Pirates fell to Pleasant Grove and Atlanta in the District Playoffs, Friday April 20. The Lady Pirates drew a bye in a coin toss to play the winner between softball teams Pleasant Grove and Atlanta at 11:00am. Pleasant Grove won and the Lady Pirates then played Pleasant Grove the first at 1:00pm. Pleasant Grove won 8 to 6, on 18 hits to Pitts’ 15.

Sydney Reynolds was the losing pitcher for the Lady Pirates. She gave up four runs on 12 hits over five innings, striking out two and walked two. Makayla Jones relieved in the sixth, and surrendered six hits, four runs, struck out none and walked one.

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Wed
18
Apr
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Pirate Soccer eliminated from playoffs

By ELLIS KNOX

The Pirate soccer team drew a Bye in the Bi-District round in the Boys Soccer 4A, Region 2 and 4 playoffs. In the Area playoff game the Pirates lined up with the Henderson Lions. The Lions won in the first round against Mineola and winning that game 2-0.

 

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Wed
18
Apr
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Lady Pirates Softball loses to Pleasant Grove

By ELLIS KNOX

The Lady Pirates dropped their second round game with Pleasant Grove losing 8-3. The Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks jumped ahead in the bottom of the first by two runs making the score 4-2. The game went scoreless until the fifth when both teams put up one run each, 5-3.

The Lady Pirates couldn’t get a rally start in the top of the sixth or the seventh. The Lady Hawks scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth making it 8-3 and that’s the way it ended.

 

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