This Week in LP Sports: Basketball, soccer teams all have home contests

Will Lanigan, Lufkin High School Panther Growls Editor

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Lufkin High School sophomore Christian Mumphery protects the ball during the Panthers’ district win over Whitehouse on Saturday afternoon in Panther Gymnasium on the Lufkin Middle School campus. (Photo by ENIA BRANCH/Lufkin High School Student Media)

On Tuesday, the girls and boys basketball teams travel to Longview for six games against the Pine Tree Pirates. For the girls, the JV team plays at 5 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:15 and sophomores at 7:30. On the boys side, the JV team plays at 5 p.m., with the Purple and varsity teams following at 6 and 7:30, respectively.

Thursday through Saturday, the boys varsity soccer team hosts the annual Lufkin Panther Showcase. The Panthers are expected to play at 1 p.m. Thursday against the Longview Lobos, 4 p.m. Friday against the Mount Pleasant Tigers, and 10 a.m. Saturday against the Port Arthur Memorial Titans. Additionally, the girls JV and varsity teams travel to Longview for the Lady Lobo Invitational. The boys JV team travels to Tyler for the Robert E. Lee Tournament.

On Friday, the swim team travels to Nacogdoches for the District 17-5A Championship. The meet begins at 3 p.m., and the top six finishers in every event qualify for the Region 5 championship at Texas A&M in College Station.

Also on Friday, the basketball teams host the Lions of John Tyler. The girls and boys JV teams play at 5 p.m., followed by the boys Purple team at 6. Next, the girls varsity team competes at 6:15 p.m., followed by the girls sophomore team and boys varsity team at 7:30.