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Pirates optimistic for new season, face early tests

Pirates optimistic for new season, face early tests

It’s been a difficult start the season for the Wylie Pirates basketball team, but reinforcements are on the way as they prepare for a long district season. The Pirates finished second in District 9-6A last season with a 12-2 district record but hope to be able to...

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Lady Raiders lose to Bishop Lynch

Lady Raiders lose to Bishop Lynch

In their first game at the new Williams Center, Wylie East lost their final pre-district game to Bishop Lynch 52-39 Friday night. They started off well, leading 15-11 at the end of the first quarter. Bishop Lynch cut into the lead by halftime, trailing 23-22 at the...

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Fourteen Raiders earn all-district honors

Fourteen Raiders earn all-district honors

The Wylie East football team had 14 players earn all-district honors for the 2021 season. In Marcus Gold’s first year as coach, the Raiders won their first two games and finished with a 3-7 record. They went 1-5 in district play, defeating West Mesquite at home Oct....

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Raiders lose to Forney

Raiders lose to Forney

The Raiders lost their opener in the new Williams Center to Forney 62-56. They were up by eight points with six minutes left in the first half before a Jackrabbits run cut the lead to 31-29 at halftime. Wylie East struggled to make their shots in the fourth quarter...

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Lady Raiders finish with all-district honors

Lady Raiders finish with all-district honors

The Wylie East volleyball team was honored after a successful 2021 campaign with several teammates earning all-district recognition. The Lady Raiders had their best season since 2017, finishing with a 19-16 record. They were 9-5 in district play to earn third place...

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Prater commits as acrotumbler

Prater commits as acrotumbler

Audrey Prater turned her competitive cheerleading experience into a new opportunity, committing to become a collegiate acrobatic tumbler at West Liberty University in West Virginia. The Wylie East student signed with the public NCAA Division II school during the early...

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Raiders wrestling hits the mat

Raiders wrestling hits the mat

The Raiders wrestling program is ready to return to normal as they open competition this weekend. Last year was a challenge to adapt for all wrestling teams. The season was delayed until the spring due to multiple delays because of the pandemic. The regular season...

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Raiders defeat North Garland

Raiders defeat North Garland

Wylie East’s boys basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season with a win over North Garland Tuesday, Nov. 16. The Raiders started slow, trailing 7-9 midway through the first quarter. They closed the period on an 11-0 scoring run to lead North Garland by nine points....

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Kelley leads Raiders into new era

Kelley leads Raiders into new era

After missing the postseason in six of their last seven years, Wylie East is ready to course correct under new boys basketball coach Brent Kelley. They finished 3-11 in district play last season, being swept by Princeton and Lovejoy. Wylie East ended up with a 7-20...

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