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District play began for the Fightin’ Bucks on Jan. 12, taking place at the Sul Ross State University Gallego Center, where they faced the Tornillo Coyotes.

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On Jan. 12 the Lady Bucks played at the Sul Ross State University Gallego Center in Alpine, and faced the Tornillo Lady Coyotes.

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On Jan. 5 the varsity Fightin’ Buck basketball team took on the Crane Golden Cranes in a home game played at the Sul Ross State University Gallego Center.

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The smell of fresh cut grass, the crack of the bat, and the screaming from fans in the stands can only mean one thing - Little League baseball is in full swing.

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On Jan. 5, the Lady Bucks varsity traveled to Anthony for an evening matchup against the Lady Wildcats, and they would be without the talented Carrasco sisters in this one.  

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Head Coach Monica Salmon, also known as Coach Mo, generously offered a preview of sorts about this year's Lady Bucks softball team.

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Roughly midway through the season, the Alpine High School boys varsity basketball team has gone 6-3, with losses only coming against Rankin, Greenwood, and Wink. 

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On the morning of Dec. 30, the Lady Bucks faced Wink in an away game. Wink is a talented team, so the test was tough.

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Aaron Lara was an offensive lineman for the Fightin' Bucks who had great success over the course of his high school career. Congratulations go out to him as he has been chosen as the newest member of the Sul Ross State University football team, and has signed his letter of intent.

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On Dec. 18 the Bucks took on the Van Horn Eagles in Alpine.

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As any local might guess, urbanites are flocking to Big Bend National Park to escape their city confines during coronavirus madness.

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On Dec. 18, the Lady Buck varsity basketball team faced the Van Horn Lady Eagles at home. It was a slow start for Alpine as Van Horn came out hitting everything, so the Lady Bucks trailed early. The Lady Eagles led 13-7 after the first.

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On Dec. 11 the Fightin' Bucks took on the Pecos Eagles at home. In the first half, the game was close throughout with several lead changes. The Bucks kept it close by getting to the line, as well as knocking down free throws.

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On Dec. 11-12 the Lady Bucks had two games that they handily won. Against Pecos at home, they beat the Lady Eagles 53-28, and at Marfa, they came out ahead, 52-25. 

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On Dec. 15 the Alpine Fightin' Bucks faced the Greenwood Rangers. In the first quarter the Bucks did what they could to keep the game within grasp, as Isaiah Nunez and Aiden Morrissey came to play, Cody Barragon came out early with a nice three pointer.

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Boys varsity basketball had three games scheduled in a five day span, but the Dec. 5 game against Fort Stockton was canceled. Thus, there were two home games, those against Rankin on Dec. 4 and Fort Hancock on Dec. 8. 

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Before the Thanksgiving holiday, D'Angelo Gonzales made his way to the Texas capitol to compete in the State cross country meet on Nov. 23. It took place at Old Settler's Park in Round Rock, where 124 Class 3A racers represented 47 schools.

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Coach Hugh Morrissey and the Bucks traveled to Van Horn Dec. 1 to begin the basketball season after early worries of the game being canceled. 

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With their last game nearly a month ago, the Lady Bucks basketball team traveled to Van Horn for their second game of the season on Dec. 1. Overall the team looked much sharper. 

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The Alpine Fightin’ Bucks faced the undefeated Idalou Wildcats in the Class 3A Division II playoffs on Nov. 19. The Mustang Bowl took place in Andrews. 

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Big Bend Ranch State Park experienced some big changes in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Scott Whitener, the Barton Warnock Center superintendent, has been in his position for almost a year now, and was able to sit down and talk about the park’s whirlwind year.

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It was a comeback championship victory for the Bucks. They trailed into the second quarter, and according to the coach, the players just needed to settle down early in this game. With two weeks off due to canceled games, they were understandably a bit eager. 

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Cross country Region 1 Championships were held in Lubbock at Mae Simmons Park on Nov. 9.

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Fall sports have begun, and basketball is now officially underway. Coach Rick Garcia and the Lady Bucks took on the Lady Panthers of Fort Stockton on Nov. 6. Boys basketball begins Monday, Nov. 23 at home against Monahans.

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On Nov. 6, Coach Brad Repass and the Fort Davis Indians football team defeated Buena Vista, 29-12, to become 2020 District 5-1A Champions.

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Congratulations are in order for the Alpine Fightin’ Buck Band after a victory at the Regional Marching Contest in Abilene on Nov. 7, where they received top ratings from all the judges.

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Originally scheduled for Oct. 28, the cross country District championship took place on Halloween day. Twenty-five runners competed from Alpine’s varsity, junior varsity, and middle school teams. In all, nearly 90 students competed from District 4-3A, including Alpine, Presidio, Tornillo, Ke…

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Two weekends ago the Lady Bucks volleyball team defeated the Lady Coyotes to secure their second place slot in the UIL Bi-District Playoffs.

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One of the drivers of tourism in Big Bend are the river outfitters, who of course have struggled along with everyone else during COVID this year. In March the companies were hit hard, a time of year they usually see the most business coming in.

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There’s a special place in 1-3A football lore for Friday night games played between the Alpine Fightin’ Bucks and the Crane Golden Cranes. On Oct. 23, it wasn’t any different when the Bucks traveled to Crane for what was likely the game that would decide the eventual District champions.  

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The Alpine High School Lady Bucks traveled to Tornillo on Oct. 24, and kept up their efficient ways in defeating the Tornillo Lady Coyotes, winning in four sets, 25-21, 25-13, 20-25, 25-15.   It took the Lady Bucks a while to get things going, and at times they seemed to be playing to the co…

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The Alpine High School cross country team traveled to Pecos on Oct. 17 for the final race of the season in anticipation of the District championship meet scheduled for Oct. 28 in Presidio.

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The Alpine High School volleyball team traveled to Kermit on Oct. 20 to take on the Lady Yellow Jackets for an important District matchup. 

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Presidio hosted a double header against the Alpine High School Lady Bucks on Oct. 10. The girls came out flat, and could never get any momentum in either of the sets. 

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Originally, the Alpine High School cross country team was scheduled to run in Marfa on Oct. 7, but the meet was canceled because of COVID-related issues in Marfa. This did not deter Coach Cory Cason from getting on the phone, and finding another race. 

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The Alpine High School Fightin’ Buck football team traveled to Sundown for a pick up game with the Perryton High School Rangers on Oct. 9. 

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On Oct. 2, the Reagan County Owls came to play the Alpine Fightin’ Bucks at Jackson Field on the campus of Sul Ross State University. Reagan County entered the game with a 3-1 record, while the Bucks’ season stood at 2-2. 

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The Alpine Cross-Country team hosted its annual Big Bend Mountain Ramble on Oct. 3 at Kokernot Park.  The meet hosted all the area schools, including Presidio, Van Horn, and Odessa High to name just a few of the many teams and the stiff competition on hand for this big event.

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The Alpine Lady Bucks are currently two games into their District season, and on a two-game win streak at 2-0 in District play. All season long, the team’s number one goal has been to come together, and find a way to win. The coaches and girls are always stressing that success centers around…

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Long caravans of trucks hauling trailers packed with livestock descended on the SALE arena last week ahead of the 75th Annual Sul Ross State University NIRA Southwest Region Rodeo. A total of 16 teams made the journey to Alpine, making this year’s contest, by many accounts, the largest colle…

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On Sept. 23, Alpine High School cheerleading sponsors Sandra Fellows and Linda Morris were notified of the outstanding recognition of six of their varsity cheerleaders as All American Cheerleaders. 

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The Alpine High School cross country team took a week off just like all the other high school activities, and had to cancel their Sept. 26 race in Midland. Fortunately, the high school reopened Sept. 28, and so will get to host the annual Big Bend Mountain Ramble.

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The Sonora Broncos came to town last Friday night to a packed house at Jackson Field, and this Sept. 18 contest will be the last game for a couple of weeks since COVID-19 was identified at Alpine High School on Sept. 21.

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The Alpine Lady Bucks hosted the Sonora Broncos at the Pete P. Gallego Center on the campus of Sul Ross State University on Sept. 18.

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The Alpine High School Runnin’ Bucks traveled to Presidio on Sept. 17, and had another successful outing. On the varsity girls side, four Lady Bucks placed in the top 20 runners. 

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The Alpine High School Fightin’ Bucks took a trip north on Sept. 11 to face the state-ranked Wink Wildcats, dropping the game 38-20.

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On Sept. 12, both the middle school and high school Fightin’ Buck cross country teams traveled to Crane for a very successful day for the program.