MHS star transfers to Langston


Lexi Leveston is playing for a new basketball program this year.

The Madisonville High School graduate transferred to Langston University (Okla.) after playing her freshman season for Hill College.

"I wanted to go ahead and start my path for nursing," the sophomore forward said about transferring.

She said she had an online athletic profile and was contacted by Langston during the summer. "One of the coaches worked me out," she said, "and they offered me."

The workout of an hour included skills work, such as dribbling and shooting, she said.

Leveston is hoping to stay healthy this season. "At Hill I kept getting hurt," she said. "Last year was the first time I ever even hurt myself."

She said she rolled her ankle separate times during practices. She played in 22 of 31 games, at one point going 16 days during January without appearing in a game. She averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds.

She continues treating the ankle. "I ice the ankle every day and do exercises with a (resistance) band," said Leveston, who has been wearing braces on both ankles since preseason practice started.

Women's rodeo

Texas A & M University sophomore Sonora Schueneman tied for third in goat tying at the Panola Junior College event. She is from North Zulch High.

Men's golf

Texas A & M freshman Sam Bennett shot 223 (74-76-73) to tie for 18th in the Maridoe Intercollegiate. The Madisonville product was second among the Aggies, who were runner-up in the field of 14.

Previously at Normangee High, University of Houston junior Logan Young shot 226 (74-76-76) to tie for 30th at the Maridoe tournament. Young was second among the Cougars.

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