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Wednesday’s Sports

SFA Lumberjacks

NHL

The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager. That makes him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL.

NBA

The New Orleans Pelicans promoted Teresa Weatherspoon to a full-time coaching position. The Sabine County native played her high school ball at West Sabine. Now she is the eighth full-time female coach in the NBA. Weatherspoon joined the team last year as a two-way player development coach. She spent her time between the Pelicans and the team’s G-League affiliate in Erie, Pennsylvania.

NCAA

If you are a Texas Aggie, you are missing another football game Saturday. Officials said they are postponing the home game against Ole Miss, and they don’t know if they will reschedule the contest. Texas A&M marked threw the game due to the 14-day required quarantine of individuals within the football program. While this does not necessarily mean more cases have popped up, it’s about staying consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements.

Oklahoma State’s Natasha Mack was named to the Women’s Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The award is presented annually to the women’s player of the year. A Lufkin, Texas native, Mack was also recently tabbed as a candidate for the Katrina McClain Award, which recognizes the top power forward in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

The SFA Lumberjacks are 6-3 heading into their game against Memphis as big underdogs. After the game, the team will go on a break before spring activities. Those spring activities could include one spring game in a college football season split between fall 2020 and spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lumberjacks will complete their ten-game fall schedule this weekend at Memphis.

HIGH SCHOOL

Mt Pleasant and Commerce scheduled a boys’ basketball game to follow the girls Tuesday night, and then they pulled the plug.

First, it was Mt Pleasant, and now it’s Nacogdoches. The Hallsville Bobcats football team forfeited this Friday’s match with the Nacogdoches Dragons and hoped to pick up action against Texas High on Nov. 27 at a readjusted time of 5:00 pm.