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Gridiron comrades find football fix

The Ferris Yellowjackets scrimmaged the Palmer Bulldogs last weekend at Yellowjacket Stadium, where Palmer Head Coach Don Waddle and Ferris Head Coach Brandon Layne saw plenty to like in their squad’s first performance of the new season. Palmer edged Ferris, 14-0. Neighbors can be rivals or good friends, or in the case of Ferris and […]

Palmer volleyball sweeps Jackets 3-0

Palmer opened the season by breezing to a 3-0 road sweep of Ferris, 25-16, 25-12 and 25-16 on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs hit just .165 due to 13 hitting errors in three games, though they compensated with 27 kills and 14 service aces. Senior Hanna Beasley led with 7 kills and 5 aces, while Prezli […]

Bulldogs’ tail-wagging ways add swagger Cisneros, wideouts look for big fall payoff

In the first-ever Division III championship game of the statewide 7-on-7 flag football tournament, Palmer finished second to Gunter, a state power in Class 3A. But it took overtime for the Tigers to get past Palmer by a 34-27 count. Adrian Cisneros, who is entering his junior year with the Bulldogs, grew up in front […]

Palmer advances to state championship in 7-on-7

Palmer had a sensational showing at this week’s Texas 7-on-7 Flag Football tournament in College Station. churning out six straight wins, they advanced to Friday’s final where they dropped a 34-27 decision to Gunter. Few expected much from Palmer, thought they delivered time and again in lose games in searing, triple-digit heat. On Friday they […]

Palmer, Kaufman reach state in 7-on-7

Palmer has returned to the Texas 7-on-7 state flag football tournament this weekend in College Station. Quarterback Adrian Cisneros, who will be a junior this fall, hopes to lead the Bulldogs past Ty Mitchell’s success four years ago. The athletic Cisneros, who is as much a threat running as he is throwing, paced Palmer to […]

Palmer to construct indoor practice facility

Palmer Independent School District, now that the board of trustees have approved the budget and plans, will begin construction on a new 12,000 square foot indoor practice facility. The project, which was designed by Huckabee, an architect company in Fort Worth, will cost $1,265,000. Construction will begin with groundbreaking in approximately a month, according to […]

Top ‘Dawgs excel at camp

Palmer Varsity Cheer Team, consisting of (top row, left-to-right) Jenifer Mikel, Jessey Caldwell, Savannah Cox, co-captain Kelcie McCasland, captain Presley Spurgeon, Madison Toth, mascot Mackenzie Frederick, Hanna Beasley, (front row) Kelly Spence, Bailey Martinez, Molly Zagala, Kyley Wilhite, Krystin Gamble and Ashton Poole. Expectations are mounting as the Palmer varsity cheer team racked up honors […]

Palmer has tall order in No. 5 Westwood

Dylan Villasenor (4) sinks a game-winning runner to break a last minute tie with Corsicana Mildred in a 47-44 victory on Jan. 26. An up-and-down boys basketball season ended with Palmer earning a playoff berth for the second time in head coach Ryan Fortenberry’s six years. Going 4-6 down the stretch, the Bulldogs still secured […]

Palmer thwarts late Mildred rally, 50-47

Palmer coach Ryan Fortenberry speaks to his team during a timeout. Contending for a playoff berth, Palmer established an impressive lead over Corsicana Mildred and staved off a furious comeback to post a 50-47 boys basketball victory on Tuesday. In the process, the host Bulldogs avenged a 48-41 overtime setback in December to earn a […]

Questions with Palmer football coach Don Waddle

1: What has the team done well at the mid-way point? Answer: We have done a lot of things well at various times. Most consistently, we have played pretty good defense. 2: What has been the biggest surprise or area that has improved the most? Answer: Two areas have improved pretty well. Offense – pass […]

Gritty Palmer team falls short to Kemp

Kemp and Palmer are two teams going in entirely different directions. Kemp visited Palmer on Friday night rolling into town with an undefeated regular season record, while the Bulldogs had dropped their last two games. Those trends were reflected in the head-to-head meeting, where the Yellowjackets (5-0) ran away with a 47-8 win over Palmer […]

Slow start dooms Palmer on road

If Palmer was looking for a bounce back against Sunnyvale, they knew they were going to have to mix things up a little bit on Friday night. However, a sluggish start and too many miscues in the end were costly for the Bulldogs who lost, 44-14. The loss drops Palmer to 2-2 on the season. […]

Palmer’s Anglin has solid effort for UTPB

Former multi-sport Palmer standout, sophomore wide receiver Jake Anglin, had five receptions for 64 yards, one of them for 24 yards, in UT-Permian Basin’s 47-22 loss to Sul Ross. Anglin helped lead Palmer to the school’s only football district championship two years ago. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The […]

Palmer explodes into 2017 with huge win

Palmer opened 2017 in dramatic fashion, pummeling Cayuga 49-14. Palmer took a 34-14 lead into the half and never looked back. Abraham Mejorado led the way for the Bulldogs by rushing 9 times for 123 yards and 3 rushing TDs; he also had 1 catch for a 49-yard TD on a screen play. Jalen Lopez […]

Cayuga At Palmer

Fresh off a second consecutive solid performance in a scrimmage, this time against Corsicana Mildred, Palmer entertains Cayuga. The Bulldogs, 1-9 last fall, hopes to avenge a 13-0 setback to Cayuga, 7-5 in 2016, a game Palmer threw a pick-six on the second play and never answered. While the Wildcats play a Wing T offense […]

Palmer looks to leave 2016 in rearview

Palmer football, like Montgomery Gentry’s hit song, “Speed,” is bent on outrunning the memory of last year’s 1-9 season. Head coach Don Waddle has seen the determination of an entire team during the off season. “They are a hungry bunch,” he said. “Our guys enjoy playing together and this group is doing everything possible to […]

Palmer sharp in debut scrimmage

Palmer threw for two touchdowns and defensively, for the most part, kept the Ferris offense in check. “Overall we are very pleased with our effort and physicality,” said Palmer Head Coach Don Waddle. Waddle said with the exception of possibly tweaking a few things, the Bulldogs are off to a promising start. Read the full […]

Palmer putting 2016 in rearview

Palmer football, like Montgomery Gentry’s hit song, “Speed,” is bent on outrunning the memory of last year’s 1-9 season. Head coach Don Waddle has seen the determination of an entire team during the off season. “They are a hungry bunch,” he said. “Our guys enjoy playing together and this group is doing everything possible to […]

Palmer’s Brian Black dedicates play to late father

Determined to bounce back after a dismal 1-9 campaign last year, Palmer football has more wind in their sails than you’d expect. Call it hope, and it springs eternal at the start of training camp. That the Bulldogs are so eager, considering the district they are in, says plenty about this cast of players and […]

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