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Texas Football reveals 2020 cover featuring Peyton Aufill design

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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football revealed the cover of its eagerly-awaited 2020 summer edition on Monday—the 61st annual “Bible of Texas Football” — featuring SMU quarterback Shane Buechele. The headline says it all: “PONY UP: Shane Buechele Leads SMU’s Revolution on the Hilltop.” Buechele is the first Mustangs player to grace the cover of the magazine since Lance McIlhenny in 1983.
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Rhet Pennington signs with WTAMU

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CHS Class of 2020 graduate Rhet Pennington signed with WTAMU recently to compete on their track and field team. In his second trip to the state track and field meet as a junior, Rhet picked up a silver in shot and a gold in discus, executing new personal bests in both events. He was expected to repeat as a state medalist as a senior, but his career was cut short when the coronavirus disrupted all UIL events. In addition to his track and field success, Rhet was a standout on the golf course, and was key to the Wildcat football team’s success. He was first team All-District on both sides of the ball—at defensive end and at center. In the final athletic awards presentation of his senior year, Rhet was named Lineman of the Year by Coach Chris Koetting. Rhet plans to major in Agriscience. He is the son of Shea and Kasi Pennington and Amy Hernandez.
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CHS coaches name outstanding athletes in all sports

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Canadian High School’s Most Valuable Players and Players of the Year in every sport were also named during the annual Athletic Awards presentation on Thursday. Each coach took the opportunity to acknowledge their team’s successes and to offer a brief summary of their seasons—some of which were shorter than others due to the coronavirus shutdown that disrupted all UIL sports this spring.
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Fighting Heart, Fightingest Wildcats honored in video-recorded CHS Athletic Awards ceremony

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Despite a sports season that abruptly ended—halted by an opponent no one was really prepared for—Canadian High School celebrated its athletes in virtual style Thursday evening, with video-recorded presentations by the Wildcat and Lady Cat coaches.
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CHS golfer Gracie Huntress signs with OPSU

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Gracie Huntress, Canadian High School senior, signed with head coach Dewayne Mauldin to play golf for Oklahoma Panhandle State University last week. Her coach at CHS, Hayden Merket, said, “Gracie was a good player for us her sophomore and freshman year. During her junior year, she became much more committed, and it showed in the way she finished the year, placing seventh individually at regional, and only being two shots off from advancing to state. Unfortunately, her senior season was cut short, but she was off to her best start of her high school career. We will certainly miss her, and I wish her the best at OPSU.” Gracie is the daughter of proud parents Levi and Cheri Huntress of Lipscomb.
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Lady Wildcat sophomore Mattie Boyd named to All-State basketball team

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The Texas Girls Coaches Association announced its selections to the 2019-20 All-State basketball teams in six conferences this week. CHS Sophomore Mattie Boyd was one of 50 girls basketball players in Conference 3A to be named to the All-State team. Athletes are nominated by their member coaches. All selections are made by the TGCA Basketball All-State Committee at their annual meeting during the UIL girls state basketball tournament. Athletes may be any classification from grades 9-12. The committee may select up to 50 athletes per conference. “Mattie had a great season for us this year and was very deserving of this honor,” said Lady Wildcat Head Coach Aaron Marks. “As with any individual award, she certainly could not have done it without a strong supporting cast. I look forward to seeing how she develops over the next two years...the sky is the limit with her!”