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Palmer falls in three to Gunter, 2-1

Palmer came within one out of sweeping a perennial power, Gunter, before the Tigers rebounded, won in extra innings and, utilizing that momentum, routed Palmer in game three of a Class 3A baseball playoff series last weekend at Irving High School. District 11-3A champion Palmer crushed Gunter on Thursday, 10-0, but were throttled by the […]

Palmer baseball disarms Gunter, 10-0

Dominating play from the start, Palmer rolled to an easier than expected 10-0 win over Gunter in the best-of-three series on Thursday night. They needed one more victory, either Friday night, or on Saturday, May 11, both at Irving High School, to move to the next round in the Class 3A playoffs. The District 11-3A […]

Solomon, Greenlee, Palmer oust Mineola, 9-0

Clayton Solomon threw a three-hit shutout and struck-out eight batters. Palmer cruised to a convincing 9-0 triumph against over-matched Mineola, 9-0, on Friday to advance to this week’s area round. Righthander Clayton Solomon tamed the Yellowjackets with a complete-game, three hitter and helped his own cause with an RBI double in the fifth. Solomon, a […]

Bulldogs win title bone, trounce Madison

Palmer, now 15-5-1, won their first district title since 2014. In Joe Robinson’s three seasons in Black and Gold, Palmer has steadily risen in the area baseball ratings. For the Bulldogs, however, that is what they do. Known as a baseball town, they have won their share of district championships, though the most recent was […]

Palmer extends win streak to six

After opening District 11-3A with a pair of onesided shutouts over Dallas Madison, Palmer had to earn a two-game sweep of Kemp last week, taking the Yellowjackets 5-2 and 7-2 to remain unbeaten in league action. Now 12-5-1 overall and 4-0 in district play, the Bulldogs were at Scurry-Rosser (3-1) on Tuesday. Having won six-in-a-row […]

Palmer places three on All-District team

Palmer High School placed three deserving players on the All-District team, including two seniors. The Class 3A Bulldogs assembled a 19-12 record, the best among The Big 5. Head Coach Ryan Fortenberry’s trio of bucketeers all averaged scoring in double-figures. Both seniors finished stellar careers in which they eclipsed the one-thousand point marker. Dylan Villasenor […]

Palmer Finishes 19-12, Misses Playoffs

Despite a 15-6 third period that gave Palmer a 45-31 lead en rout to a 55-49 victory over Corsicana Mildred, the Bulldogs bid for a playoff berth was denied. Palmer had needed to win and have the right outcome in other games. The Bulldogs led throughout on the road and in spite of improving their […]

Palmer Clawing for Playoff Life Local Hoops Teams Advancing to Bi-Districts

After a come-from-behind thriller, a 56-49 triumph over Eustace on Tuesday, the Palmer boys basketball team, now 18-11 overall and 6-6 in District 18-3A, were in contention for a playoff berth heading into this weekend. The Bulldogs, trailing 25-21 at the break, put the clamps on Eustace in an 18-5 third period and went on […]

Unscripted finish ends well for Palmer

Basketball coaches have varying styles, but when it comes to last second shots, they tend to either call a timeout to set-up a play or they let the players handle things spontaneously. Even then the line-up on the court have likely practiced game-ending situations throughout the season. When Rice tied the score with 0:12 on […]

Palmer defense bites Mildred, 44-38

Wesley Greenlee (24), Jeremy Robinson (10) celebrate basket.Palmer built a 16-point lead and held off Mildred, 44-38, Friday night in a District 18-3A boys basketball game. The victory improved the Bulldogs overall record to 15-8 and their league mark to 3-4. A three-pointer from the left wing by Adrian Cisneros gave the hosts a 15-12 […]

Palmer raising up reinforcements – 7th graders unbeaten, unscored-upon

Operating a 4-2-5 defense that swarmed to the ball, the Palmer 7th grade football team completed a super season in which they went undefeated (7-0) and did not allow a single point all fall. “Our strengths were a good, fast pursuit and having several players rally to the ball to make tackles,” said first year […]

WARDE’S WHEEL HOUSE – Don Waddle, a man of direction

Support for the Palmer High School football team is alive and thriving on Friday nights, and while the small town of just over 2,000 is not brimming with thoroughbred athletes, they put a product on the gridiron that folks here are proud to support. “I am aware that Palmer has been perceived as a baseball […]

Palmer’s Top Dog

Palmer has long been a one trick pony. Baseball has been king of the town for a long time, with the Bulldogs producing many winning teams. Jay Johnson and Rusty Blankenship are the latest coaches who have racked up big seasons. Football, however, has always taken a back seat. The 2014 arrival of Don Waddle […]

Palmer reaps All-District honors after 7-3 season

Keep this up and the small town with a penchant for producing very good baseball teams will have to share the attention with its growing football program. Palmer has over 2,000 residents in its quiet corner of Eastern Ellis County had another season in which the Black-and-Gold made plenty of racket on the gridiron. Since […]

Palmer Bulldogs in Venus Tournament

Palmer boys, who opened their basketball season on Tuesday with a road game at Hillsboro, will play three or more tournament games between Thursday and Saturday in Venus. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Lopez scores twice to fuel Bulldogs offense

Palmer halfback Jalen Lopez (30) uses a block downfield during a 58-yard TD run to start the third quarter. Staff Photos/Mark Warde Lexington scored 27 straight points to pull away from a stubborn Palmer team on their way to a 57-12 triumph in the bi-district playoffs at McGregor’s Bulldog Stadium on Thursday night. Held in […]

Palmer needs a solid Cisneros, hungry defense

It didn’t require a telescope or a GPS for Palmer head coach Don Waddle to foresee his team’s playoff match-up with Lexington. When the UIL announced the new district alignments in February, he recognized immediately the odds of going up against Lexington or Clifton should his Bulldogs have success this season. Read stories like this […]

Palmer defense good as gold in 39-0 win

Responding after a tough, 22-14 loss to first place Edgewood (7-0), head coach Don Waddle’s Palmer (5-2) team, especially the defense, rose up and trounced Scurry-Rosser, 39-0, last Friday. The Bulldogs chomped down on a bid for third place behind Edgewood and Buffalo (8-0), who meet this week. Led by DE Austin Hernandez, DT Caleb […]

Palmer smokes Wildcats, 39-0

Marquise Major (1) was denied running room all night by LB J.J. Berumen (34), Henry Martinez (66), Caleb Herndez (78) and a host of cohorts in Gold. Old school football never looked more glorious on a cool, misty Friday when defense and the long ball powered Palmer to a 39-0 smoking of Scurry-Rosser. 3-4 2-3. […]

Edgewood rallies past Palmer, 22-14

Palmer suffered a heartbreaking loss on the road and in the rain on Friday when unbeaten Edgewood overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit to post a 22-14 victory. The game was moved from swampy conditions in Edgewood to Van Memorial Stadium. Palmer, now 4-2 overall, controlled the tempo and the ball in establishing a two-TD lead […]

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