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Tickets are now available for the 2019 Navarro Bulldog Hall of Fame Luncheon. The 2019 inaugural ceremony will be held on Saturday, September, 28 in the Cook Education Center (Corsicana campus) at 12:00 p.m.. Individual seat tickets cost $15 and includes lunch and admission to the inaugural ceremony. Tickets can be purchased in advance with a credit or debit card online. [button size='medium' style='' text='Purchase Tickets to Hall of Fame Luncheon' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://commerce.cashnet.com/navarroem?itemcode=EM-HOF' target='blank' color='#ffffff' hover_color='#ffffff' border_color='#800000' hover_border_color='#800000' background_color='#c40000' hover_background_color='#800000' font_style='normal' font_weight='700' text_align='center' margin='']   Those interested in purchasing an entire table that seats eight can do so while availability exists. Full tables are $120. The luncheon honors the first 10 members of the Bulldog Hall of Fame: Roark Montgomery (athletic director/golf coach), Lewis Orr (basketball coach), Arthur ‘Skip’ Johnson (baseball coach), Randal ‘Whoa’ Dill (baseball coach), Bob McElroy (football coach), Herchel Stephens (tennis coach), Monica Aldama (cheer coach), Brian Cole (baseball), James David Stubbs (golf) and Brenda Duncan (Loyal past employee and fan). Honorees will receive 'Bulldog Red' blazers and plaques commemorating their induction. They also will be introduced during halftime of the 6 pm Saturday, Sept. 28 football game between Navarro and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M at Tiger Stadium. For more information, e-mail Athletic Director Michael...

By MIKE MONTFORT / Keith Speer Photos Parker McNeil, returning from a rib injury, completed 25-of-31 passes for 402 yarda and five touchdowns Saturday to lead the Navarro Bulldogs to their first victory of 2019 -- a 42-37 conference win over the Tyler Apaches. Navarro (1-3/1-2) broke losing streaks of three games to start the 2019 campaign, and of five games that spanned two seasons.  More importantly, the SWJCFC win -- the first head coaching victory at Navarro for Scott Parr -- kept the Bulldogs in contention for the league's post-season. McNeil threw touchdown passes of 14 to Shadeed Ahmed, 47 to Isaiah Robinson, 59 to Alex Washington, and 33 to Devin Morrison and 18 yards to Quinton Lee during a remarkable performance a game-and-a-half removed from injury. McNeil finished the game with a 12-of-16, 217-yard effort after hitting 13 of his first 15 attempts 185 yards during the first half when the Bulldogs commanded a 28-13 lead. The 400-plus passing yards marked the second of the season for McNeil, who threw for 419 in the season-opening loss at Georgia Military. Freshman running back Isaiah Robinson accounted for 145 tandem yards with rushing and receiving touchdowns.  Robinson rushed for a team-high 87 yards that included a...

Two former Navarro Bulldogs playing major league baseball again are among 30 nominees for The Roberto Clemente Award. That’s the Boston Red Sox’ Brock Holt and the Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis. Again. Yes, again. It’s a fourth nomination in the last five years for Holt; for Davis, it’s his third consecutive. Holt and Davis will be recognized in each of their games during The 18th annual Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday, Sept. 18. There are no better nominees for the prestigious Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB to recognize players from each club who best represent the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field. For the uninitiated, Holt and Davis are deeply involved in many ways with major projects in their communities. Here are just a few reasons they’ve received multiple Clemente Award nominations: HOLT: Since arriving in Boston in 2013, Holt has cemented himself as a community fixture via his extensive work with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Home Base Program and several other causes. He’s served as the Jimmy Fund Captain since 2015, raising funds for cancer research and adult and pediatric cancer care for Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before the holidays, Holt joins...

JACKSONVILLE -- Nicole Olaya's hat trick and two more goals from Samantha Moran powered ninth-ranked Navarro to its Region XIV win Wednesday over the Lady Jaguars. Roneisha Frank and Tateyanna Pitter each assisted on two goals as Navarro secured its fourth consecutive win and third in league play. Olaya scored twice with assists from Frank during the game's first 12 minutes. Olaya finished off the season's first hat trick by scoring NC's sixth goal at the 80-minute mark on a pass from Pitter. The Bulldogs led 3-0 at halftime. With Grace Staunton in goal, the Bulldogs recorded their fourth consecutive shutout. Meanwhile, NC has netted 16 unaswered goals in its last four games. Navarro, currently in a stretch of five road games, next will play Tuesday at Brenham against the Blinn Buccaneers...

By MIKE MONTFORT Head basketball coach Grant McMillan presented his 2019-2020 Navarro Bulldogs Tuesday on paper as the reality of daily practices has begun. [caption id="attachment_916241" align="alignleft" width="158"] GRANT McMILLAN[/caption] McMillan and assistants Cody Hopkins and D.J. Pavlovic welcome four returning sophomores from last year's Region XIV Tournament finalist squad. They've also signed 10 players, including some sophomore transfers and an array of quality freshman talents and skill sets. Here is a thumbnail sketch of each member of McMillan's first Navarro squad:   RETURNING SOPHOMORES: Tyrese Ross Patterson (6-2, 185, New York City) -- Patterson played in 32 games as a true freshman, averaging 2.6 points, shooting 46.2 percent from the floor, and making 42 total steals. He has a 3.0 GPA and was a leader on and off the floor for the 2018 Region XIV Tournament Finalist Bulldogs. Before Navarro, Patterson played at Tennessee Prep in Memphis, Tn., for coach Harold Rayford. Sherman "Nosey" Robinson (6-7, 185, Freeport, The Bahamas) – Robinson averaged 6.6 points and 3.5 rebounds while playing in 31 games as a true freshman. He shot 38 percent beyond the three-point line for the 25-7 Bulldogs. Robinson played high school basketball at Legacy Charter in South Carolina. He was invited to the All American Juco...