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The Jonesboro Lady Eagles, in an unlikely run through the playoffs with a very young team, have swept up the community along the way, including some very young fans. It doesn’t even matter if the sign is upside down, the youngsters were totally into Friday’s regional semifi nals game against the D’Hanis Cowgirls. The Cowgirls rallied late to defeat Jonesboro  

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Gatesville native Don Ford has joined The Gatesville Messenger staff to help cover local sporting activities on a parttime, temporary basis. Ford is a 1984 graduate of Gatesville High School, where he played football, basketball and track. In 1994, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University with a minor in history.

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The Jonesboro Lady Eagles can’t be blamed if they were thinking “what if” after D’Hanis edged Coolidge, 48- 46, Saturday afternoon for the Class 1A Region IV championship. In the regional semifinals Friday in Austin, the Lady Eagles led much of game before- the Cowgirls pulled out a 39-35 victory. 

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