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Navarro Football is hosting a Combine for the 2020 season on Saturday, June 27, at the Tiger Stadium Practice Fields in Corsicana. Interested participants must pre-register online. Confirmation e-mails will serve as admission tickets to the combine. There will be two combine sessions. One is scheduled at 11 am, and the second is set for 2 pm.  Limited spaces are available. Cost is $30 per person. To register for the 11 am Session I: https://bit.ly/FBCB11 To signup for the 2 pm Session II: https://bit.ly/FBCB2pm ...

BY MIKE MONTFORT TYLER -- Sophomore outfielder Kyle Hawkins will attend The University of Texas-Tyler and play for the Patriots of the Lone Star Conference. The left-handed hitter from Round Rock played 52 games in two seasons for coach Matt Podjenski's Bulldogs and hit .285 (2-25-4) with seven doubles and a triple. Hawkins hit .250 in 15 games during a shortened sophomore season, but went 5-for-9 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI in his final four games. During his freshman season when Region XIV Champion Navarro marched to a third-place finish at The JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Co., Hawkins hit safely in 11 of his final 12 games and scored 15 runs. His 37-game slash line was .299/.415/.402. Coach Brent Porche's UT-Tyler Patriots were 20-3 until their season was cancelled March 13. ...

BY MIKE MONTFORT --   Sophomore outfielder Jessa Johnson will attend Nyack College in New York City and play softball for the NCAA Division II Warriors. The left-handed hitting outfielder from Beaumont batted .403 in 46 games for the Bulldogs as a freshman, and produced a .404 average in 19 games during the shortened 2020 season. She totaled five doubles and five triples with 26 stolen bases during her two-year career here. Johnson led coach Jessica Karenke-Burke's 2020 Bulldogs in triples, was second in stolen bases and runs scored, and fourth in hits and at-bats. She hit safely in 17 of the first 19 games in which she appeared during the abbreviated campaign. Johnson clubbed a three-run double earlier this season in a win over Coastal Bend. NC's centerfielder opened her freshman season by hitting in 17 of her first 20 games and scoring 22 runs. She went 4-for-4 with two doubles, scored four and knocked in two during a run-ruled, non-conference win over Western Texas. Later in the league season at Kilgore, she swiped three bases in one game. Johnson becomes the fourth Navarro softball player recently to select Nyack College, following senior outfielder Krissy Johnson and juniors Makenzie Miller and Izzy Murillo. Coach Jeff Aumend's Warriors were 3-6...

By MIKE MONTFORT   -- Five sophomores who led Navarro soccer to consecutive NJCAA National Tournament appearances have signed national letters of intent to attend four-year institutions and continue to play soccer. Roneisha Frank opted to sign with Sam Houston State, Brianna Garza and Claudia Loredo chose Stephen F. Austin State, Samantha Moran inked with Prairie View A&M, and Tateyana Pitter signed with Alabama A&M. Frank scored 18 goals, issued 13 assists and totaled 49 points during two seasons at Navarro as the Bulldogs went 30-7-2. Frank, a St. George's Grenada, native, totaled five game-winning goals among 11 she scored during her sophomore season. The All-Region XIV performer scored two or more points in seven of her final nine matches, including two goals and an assist in a 4-1 NJCAA Tournament win over Hill. "We are very excited to sign Roneisha," Bearkats coach Tom Brown said. "She is a proven goal scorer in one of the most competitive junior college regions in the country. She has played with the Grenada Women's National Team and we feel these experiences will help continue to move our team forward." Meanwhile, at fellow Southland Conference program SFA, new coach Tom Minnati signed Garza and Loredo among his early recruits after his...