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McKinney ISD High School Football Report – Week 6

MISD’s three squads suffered setbacks over the weekend for the first time in the current campaign. McKinney Boyd ran into rushing buzz-saw Soso Jamabo of Plano West, McKinney North...
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McKinney ISD Football Results for Week 5

Photo by Buzz Cory / BuzzzPhotos.com McKinney North's Ronald Jones (24) roamed for big yardage Thursday versus Wylie East.   McKinney North's Ronald Jones rushed for six touchdowns and nearly 400 yards Thursday, but it...
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McKinney ISD Football Results for Week 4

Photo by Lisa Owens / LisaOwensPhotography.com Boyd's Dedrick Scrivens roams for yardage in Friday's win. Dedrick Scrivens scored five touchdowns and rushed for 230 yards to lead McKinney Boyd in a...
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McKinney ISD Football Results for Week 3

Photo by Rog Pachuta / BuzzzPhotos.com McKinney's Antonio Oliver (17) is wrapped up here, though he did rush for over 160 yards Thursday.   The McKinney Lions fell to Carrollton Newman Smith,...
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McKinney ISD Football Results for Week 2

Photo by Buzz Cory / BuzzzPhotos McKinney North's Ronald Jones sets sail on a 70-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. McKinney North rolled past Little Elm, 49-35, Thursday night at...
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UIL Realignment Brings New Challenges for McKinney High Schools

  In keeping with its biennial custom, Texas’ University Interscholastic League realigned high school sports classifications in February. For the uninitiated, this highly anticipated, even-year ritual rechecks schools across the...
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McKinney ISD Football Results for Week 1

Photo by Rog Pachuta / BuzzzPhotos.com McKinney North wide receiver Kirvin Parks and the Bulldogs had a big night versus Carrollton Newman Smith. McKinney North trounced Carrollton Newman Smith, 45-16, Thursday...
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Community Health Clinic (formerly Children and Community Health Center) Filling a Need in McKinney

  Who knows from whence dreams come or why they move us so? Mary Nelle Cummins lay down one night some 12 years ago and awoke with a clear vision...
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Serving With Devotion: McKinney’s Service Clubs Fill an Important Role

McKinney abounds with active, enthusiastic service clubs which benefit the community in countless ways. Read on to see what they’re all about. They undoubtedly have a spot for you! Junior...
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The Guitar Sanctuary: Passion Place

  Listen up, guitar lovers: Are you looking for more than just a repository of shiny new stuff for sale? A place where passion means way more than inventories and...
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Defying Gravity in McKinney

Of course McKinney and environs offer a wide variety of entertainment options. But did you know there are so many local ways to – as John Gillespie Magee Jr....
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Permit Now, Save Later: McKinney’s Building Inspection Department is There to Help

Ah, spring – when a homeowner’s fancy lightly turns to adding that new room, covering that patio or building that fence. (Apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson.) But before diving...
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TAPS is Making Collin Connections

Getting around Collin County just got easier. Well, it really started last July when Sherman-based Texoma Area Paratransit Service (TAPS) took over McKinney’s two-city bus lines and the county’s...
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McKinney’s Johnny Quinn is a Competitor Still

Johnny Quinn UPDATE: Johnny Quinn has been selected to be a part of the push team for one of the two four-man sleds entered in the upcoming Winter Olympics in...
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Sprucing Up Historic Downtown McKinney

  If you’ve been to or near Downtown McKinney lately, you’ve probably noticed more construction underway – this time on side streets, just off the square. Fear not! If you...
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Gone in a Flash: Early Second-Half Errors Doom McKinney Boyd’s Upset Bid

McKinney Boyd fell to Longview Saturday, 27-10, in the Class 5A Division II Region II area playoffs at Richardson’s Wildcat-Ram Stadium. While beating the state-ranked Lobos was a tall order,...
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Cold Finish: McKinney North’s Memorable Season Ends In Dallas

In a wild, wet and cold shootout Friday at Dallas’ Kincaide Stadium, McKinney North fell to Mansfield Legacy, 70-49, in a Class 4A Division I Region II Area playoff...
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McKinney’s New Playtri Store Has It All For Triathletes

Don’t fear the word “triathlon,” folks. They’re not all the grinding Ironman variety – though if you’d like to try one someday, you’re in luck. McKinney is now home...
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Boyd Takes Down Richardson Pearce in Playoff Opener

McKinney Boyd cruised past Richardson Pearce, 24-9, Friday night at Plano’s John Clark Field in the Class 5A Division II Region II bi-district playoffs. The Broncos trailed in the...
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Boyd Shuts Out McKinney High; North is Officially Playoff Bound

Photo by Manny Flores / BuzzzPhotos McKinney North's Ronald Jones rushed for four touchdowns in the Bulldog's win at Denison on Friday. McKinney North 49, Denison 37 McKinney North topped Denison, 49-37,...
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McKinney North Wins Overtime Thriller, Playoff Berth Likely

McKinney North 42, Wylie East 39 (OT) McKinney North clinched a playoff berth in District 13-4A Friday with a wild 42-39 overtime win over Wylie East at Ron Poe Stadium. Raul...
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