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Presidio hosted a double header against the Alpine High School Lady Bucks on Oct. 10. The girls came out flat, and could never get any momentum in either of the sets. 

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Originally, the Alpine High School cross country team was scheduled to run in Marfa on Oct. 7, but the meet was canceled because of COVID-related issues in Marfa. This did not deter Coach Cory Cason from getting on the phone, and finding another race. 

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The Alpine High School Fightin’ Buck football team traveled to Sundown for a pick up game with the Perryton High School Rangers on Oct. 9. 

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On Oct. 2, the Reagan County Owls came to play the Alpine Fightin’ Bucks at Jackson Field on the campus of Sul Ross State University. Reagan County entered the game with a 3-1 record, while the Bucks’ season stood at 2-2. 

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The Alpine Cross-Country team hosted its annual Big Bend Mountain Ramble on Oct. 3 at Kokernot Park.  The meet hosted all the area schools, including Presidio, Van Horn, and Odessa High to name just a few of the many teams and the stiff competition on hand for this big event.

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The Alpine Lady Bucks are currently two games into their District season, and on a two-game win streak at 2-0 in District play. All season long, the team’s number one goal has been to come together, and find a way to win. The coaches and girls are always stressing that success centers around…

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Long caravans of trucks hauling trailers packed with livestock descended on the SALE arena last week ahead of the 75th Annual Sul Ross State University NIRA Southwest Region Rodeo. A total of 16 teams made the journey to Alpine, making this year’s contest, by many accounts, the largest colle…

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On Sept. 23, Alpine High School cheerleading sponsors Sandra Fellows and Linda Morris were notified of the outstanding recognition of six of their varsity cheerleaders as All American Cheerleaders. 

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The Alpine High School cross country team took a week off just like all the other high school activities, and had to cancel their Sept. 26 race in Midland. Fortunately, the high school reopened Sept. 28, and so will get to host the annual Big Bend Mountain Ramble.

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The Sonora Broncos came to town last Friday night to a packed house at Jackson Field, and this Sept. 18 contest will be the last game for a couple of weeks since COVID-19 was identified at Alpine High School on Sept. 21.

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The Alpine Lady Bucks hosted the Sonora Broncos at the Pete P. Gallego Center on the campus of Sul Ross State University on Sept. 18.

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The Alpine High School Runnin’ Bucks traveled to Presidio on Sept. 17, and had another successful outing. On the varsity girls side, four Lady Bucks placed in the top 20 runners. 

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The Alpine High School Fightin’ Bucks took a trip north on Sept. 11 to face the state-ranked Wink Wildcats, dropping the game 38-20.

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On Sept. 12, both the middle school and high school Fightin’ Buck cross country teams traveled to Crane for a very successful day for the program.

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The Fort Stockton Panthers came to town on Sept. 4 for Alpine High School’s home opener. The game was played at the Sul Ross State University Jackson Field to host more fans and still be able to social distance.    

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The Andrews Lady Mustangs came to town to play the Alpine Lady Bucks on Sept. 8 in the high school gym. The Andrews team might be the best team the Lady Bucks will see this year before the playoffs. That said, several questions arise. Is it possible that the Lady Bucks stepped up their play …

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On Sept. 5, the Alpine High School Fightin’ Buck cross country teams went to Monahans to compete in their first meet of the year.

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The Alpine Fightin’ Bucks traveled to Fort Stockton on Aug. 28 to take on the Panthers in the 2020 season opener. The games between these two are always competitive the whole way, and on this night the game went down to the final seconds. 

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On Sept. 1 the Alpine Lady Bucks hosted a dual match that included Wink and Fort Davis. In the first round, the Lady Bucks found themselves trying to compete with what might be the best team they will see all year in the Wink Lady Cats. Wink played well throughout the match, and won in three games.

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On Aug. 20, the Fightin’ Bucks hosted the Pecos Eagles in a scrimmage at Buck Stadium. It was the first competition of the young season where the Bucks were able to battle with players from another team. 

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On Aug. 22, the Alpine High School Lady Bucks hosted the Fort Stockton Lady Prowlers for a full slate of games, with all three high school teams playing.

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On Aug. 18, the Lady Bucks hosted a solid team from Pecos High School, and found themselves playing up to the competition.

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The Alpine High School Fightin’ Buck Band is back at practice, and looking to pick right up where they left off last year. 

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Every two years, the University Interscholastic League that governs public school competitions gets together to realign districts. In almost every realignment, much of the district remains the same with only a few changes. This has been no different for the Alpine High School Fightin’ Buck f…

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The Alpine High School Lady Bucks continue their fightin’ ways, preparing for a big season in 2020. The Lady Bucks will be fielding three teams this year, and all three teams participated in the Sixth Annual Roger Kinze scrimmage on Aug. 8 in Alpine.

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The 2020 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is now in the record books. The Aug. 7-8 event was full of excitement, sportsmanship, and suspense. The best cowboys from Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma are always amazing as they show off their skills.  The two-go format provided lots of excitement and enterta…

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Aug. 3 kicked off the first day of two-a-day football practice for the defending District champion Alpine High School Fightin’ Bucks.

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Sul Ross State University now has a world champion-class contender in Aussie Ky Hamilton, and bucking bulls are his specialty.

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This weekend, cowboys and cowgirls will gather from near and far for the first annual Tres McElroy Memorial Scholarship roping and barrel racing event on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26.

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Hunters looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery this fall are encouraged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program. Applications are now being accepted for more than 9,500 permits in 56 hunt categories.

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Lobos athletics has made some shifts in head coaches in an announcement made July 3 by Athletic Director Jim Goodman. 

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With coronavirus concerns and school closures that have taken over Alpine ISD, it’s been a whirlwind year as students, teachers, coaches, and staff look toward a new academic year.

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Summer is now in full swing, but for many Alpine ISD student athletes, it’s time to get back into shape for the middle and high school athletic season in the fall.

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The Alpine o6 Cowboys Home Run 5K will take on special meaning this year, as the traditional summer fundraiser for the 2019 Pecos League Champions will take place with one significant change - no Cowboys baseball game to attend after the race is over.

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Even though the coronavirus threw an unwelcome curve at the Lady Buck softball season, the four graduating seniors - April Watley, Osiris Alferez, Jaiden Portillo, and Aaliyah Fierro - hit one last homer, figuratively speaking. Plenty of friends and family were in the stands watching during …

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It was a beautiful evening for a ball game. Aaron Fellows, Aziel Ordonez, and Travis Ruckman put on their purple and gold uniforms one last time on Senior Night at Kokernot Field.

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In 2016 my wife, Beckie, and our daughters, Eden and Beatrice, moved to Alpine from Baltimore, Maryland with open minds. Now we are leaving with open hearts.

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Jeremiah Muse has grown up a lot since his family relocated to Alpine five years ago, and so has the soccer program at Sul Ross State University. His father, Marquis Muse, oversees both the women’s program, which was born in 2015, and the men’s team, that expects to play its third season this fall.

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There will be no Alpine Cowboys baseball this year, but some players still have a season to look forward to. Lance Myers and a few others from the 2019 Pecos League champions are heading to Houston to play an abridged schedule.

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It already wasn’t looking good, but official word from the Pecos League came down last week - the Alpine o6 Cowboys season has been canceled. The league will attempt to field five teams, and play a limited schedule at a single ballpark in Houston during July and August.

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“I'm living proof that when you set a goal to do something, no matter how old you are, as long as you work hard and try to achieve it with the support of your family and friends, anything is possible,” said new Assistant Coach Marc Miranda.

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Tuesday was a beautiful day in Alpine, but the golf course was still quiet at times. Alpine Country Club was allowed to reopen on April 25 as long as strict guidelines were maintained.

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Octavio Fausto grew up in Marathon, so this fall will be a bit of a homecoming for him when he teaches and coaches in Alpine.

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Macey Downing has spent the last two years teaching in an Alpine Middle School science classroom. But beginning in the fall she's going to be spending a lot more time in the gymnasium. This month she was recruited to coach seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball, and assist with the high s…

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Last week the Pecos League announced that its season would now begin on July 1 and continue until Aug. 16. The number of scheduled games was reduced from 64 to 48. The league also said they were considering having up to four teams play at the same ballpark, if possible.

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After five seasons at the helm of the Lobos men's basketball program, Clif Carroll has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in an announcement on April 20.

Carroll will begin his new position May 4.