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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


The Roscoe Plowboys’ win streak in basketball was stopped at four last night as an Albany player hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to beat the Plowboys 46-45 in a non-district game.  Up until that final shot, the Plowboys had been on a roll, winning four in a row after losing their first two games of the season.  

Last Tuesday night they easily defeated the Baird Bears 55-32 for their third consecutive win with Cody Graham scoring 22 points, Caden Smith 14, and Gabriel Perez 11.  Then on Friday they won their fourth in a row by stopping the Robert Lee Steers 53-42 in the Highland Hilltop Classic.  In that game Caden Smith paced the Plowboys with 18 points, Cody Graham had 14, and Gabriel Perez 9.

Unfortunately, the outcome was different last night against the Albany Lions, a perennial Class A power.  The Plowboys never trailed by more than a point the entire game and went ahead by two with six seconds left to play, so it was a tough loss.  Even so, their strong play suggests they’ll be a prime contender for the district title.  Caden Smith scored 25 points for the Plowboys, Cody Graham had 10, and Gabriel Perez and Juan Solis had 4 each.  

The Plowgirls haven’t had as much success as the boys.  They fell to Baird in overtime 29-25 with Kim Norris scoring 8; then they lost to Robert Lee 35-29 with Kim Norris scoring 11, and last night they lost again, this time to Albany 50-24 with Sarah Kingston scoring 10, Kim Norris 5, and Katie McIntire 5.  

Roscoe’s next basketball will be at home on Friday evening against the Cross Plains Buffaloes.  The Plowgirls’ game starts at 6:30, and the Plowboys’ at 8:00.      


CHRISTMAS PARADE: Don't forget that The Roscoe Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 18. Lineup is at 10:30am and the parade begins at 11:00. Santa Claus will be there riding a Harley, the big purple Roscoe High School marching band will participate, and once again the parade will be dedicated to all military personnel past and present.

For more information, call Police Chief Felix Pantoja at 325-514-8384, or send an e-mail message


  1. I am dissappointed at the lack of mention of chihuahuas and goats as yet. Surely people should be aprized of the potential fates involved.

  2. As the old saying goes, "What happens on the north side stays on the north side." I've been reluctant to cross that barrier.

  3. N.B.: Those who are mystified by the exchange above may benefit to learn that Councilman Brawley is alluding to a recent complaint to the City Council of a pack of chihuahuas running loose on the north side of our fair city. As a responsible journalist, I hope to confirm the veracity of that assertion before reporting it as news in the Hard Times. The goats are a separate matter which I won't go into here.


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