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Boling honored

Van Alstyne sophomore Isaiah Boling was picked by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the 2013-14 Region II All- Region team which was recently released.

Boling, who was the Panthers’ assist leader and third-leading scorer, was joined on the team by Ponder freshman Chase Harris and sophomore Brady Anderson.

Howe coach departs

Howe coach Danny Barber will be leaving the school in April in order to participate in spring football drills at his new coaching assignment, Oak Ridge High School in the Conroe ISD.

Barber was the defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs, coming to the school after working with Howe athletic director and head football coach Zack Hudson at Weimar. Prior to that, he had spent seven seasons at Navasota.

Barber, who spent just one season with the Bulldogs, expressed a desire to go to a larger school and he got that opportunity with the Class 6A War Eagles, a school with an enrollment of almost 3,100 students.

“I really enjoyed my season here at Howe, the kids are great, we got tremendous support from the administration and community. I just felt like I had to take advantage of the opportunity when it was presented,” said Barber.

Oak Ridge finished second in District 14-5A play last season and head coach Dereck Rush will be starting his third season in Conroe after building a successful program at John Tyler High School.

New accolades for Harvey, Smith

The honors continue to roll in for Howe Lady Bulldog basketball players Riley Harvey and Alissa Smith.

Harvey, who was recently selected for the Class 2A All-Region team by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, was named to the first team of the All-Texomaland team for the 2013-14 season.

Harvey was the MVP from District 11-2A this past season and the Lady Bulldogs’ leading scorer with 496 points for the season.

Smith was an honorable mention selection for the All-Texomaland team after receiving a first-team selection on the all-district squad. She was the Lady Bulldogs’ second leading scorer with 261 points for the year.