Whitehouse's House, Walls named to TSWA All-State baseball team

Whitehouse juniors Mason House and Ryan Walls led a surge that propelled the Wildcats from a fourth-place finish in District 16-5A to the Class 5A semifinals. The two were already honored as Co-Players of the Year on the Tyler Morning Telegraph’s All-East Texas team and now have been chosen for the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers…

Massa maintains lead at Willow Brook Club Championship

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