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‘Turn out the lights,’ MV native icon Don Meredith dies at 72

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Don Meredith, a Mount Vernon native who grew into one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's “Monday Night Football” broadcast team, died Sunday. He was 72.

Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press on Monday her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She says a private graveside ceremony is being planned and that family members were traveling to Santa Fe.

“He was the best there was,” she said, describing him as kind, warm and funny. "We lost a good one."

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Volleyball All-District Lady Cats

The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats placed several members on the All-District 13-4A volleyball team. Members are from left, Toni Cody, Gracie Cable, honorable mention; Jalie Eppars, second team; Alex McGahee, Alissa Doughtie, honorable mention; Kara Tomlinson and T’Kea Johnson first team.

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Saltillo takes third in Miller Grove Boys tourney

MILLER GROVE – Winning the Miller Grove Boys tournament Saturday night was Whitewright edging out Colleyville Covenant, 65-64. Gerren Ballard of Whitewright won Most Valuable Player for the tournament. The Saltillo Lions took home a third place trophy as well as Brock Giles, Will Giles and Hunter Holder all received All-Tournament awards.

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Area high school basketball results

Area teams were hard at play this weekend finishing out tournament action at several locations.

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Lady Cats drop two tourney tilts

WINNSBORO – The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats’ gauntlet of games against state-ranked teams continued Friday in the consolation bracket of the Winnsboro Hoop Fest tournament, and the local girls found the going rough.

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