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District 3-5A Girls Track Meet

The track meet will be at Dick Bivins this year.  Field events will start at 2:00pm and the  running event prelims will start at 5:15pm. Please come out and support the Lady Dons track team.

Burns signs with NM Highlands

Desmond Burns, Palo Duro ■ Sport: Football ■ Position: Defensive end ■ College: New Mexico Highlands ■ Why Highlands: “The coaching staff, I feel like I’ve got a good relationship with them. It’s a small school and I think I’ll fit in. They want me to play as a freshman.”

Palo Duro Dons return to area round

For the 14th time in the last 15 seasons, the Palo Duro Dons will head to the area round of the playoffs after a solid 89-65 bidistrict win over Abilene Cooper on Tuesday night at Lubbock Monterey. The Dons (24-3) and their trademark full court press gave the Cougars (8-16) trouble all evening, leading to

Vasquez and Gipson walk away with State Titles

By TERRENCE HUNLEY CYPRESS — It’s tough to walk into the state tourney as the favorite and pull it off. But six Amarillo area wrestlers experienced just that after the finals of the Class 5A UIL State Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Randall’s Johnathon Ortegon (106 pounds), Bailer Thomason (126) and Christian McBroom (170), and

Dons Win 3-5A Title

By TERRENCE HUNLEY Globe-News staff The Palo Duro Dons wrapped up their second straight District 3-5A championship Tuesday night, rolling over Hereford 71-51 to stay unbeaten in district play. Palo Duro (21-3, 8-0) trailed 17-16 at the end of the first quarter, but the Dons turned it up in the second quarter, taking a 39-28

Dons Stay Undefeated

By TERRENCE HUNLEY Palo Duro remained undefeated in District 3-5A Tuesday night using a 21-point third quarter to run past Canyon, 63-50, at the Palo Duro Activity Center. The Dons moved to 19-3 on the season and 6-0 in district. Canyon dropped to 8-12 and 3-3. The game was still in doubt at halftime, with Palo

Head Football Coach Named: Chris Fisher

By LEE PASSMORE The chance to come back home has finally given Chris Fisher his first head football coaching job. Fisher, who graduated from Palo Duro in 1994, made his first official appearance as Palo Duro’s new head coach Wednesday morning after his hiring was approved by the Amarillo Independent District School Board on Tuesday

UIL Realignments Released

By MATTHEW HUTCHISON The UIL released its biennial realignment Monday morning for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. Palo Duro will compete in District 3-5A with Amarillo High, Caprock, Canyon, Randall, Dumas, Hereford and Plainview. For the complete list of the new district alignments, visit For full article, visit Amarillo Globe News @

Globe News Article on Kityana Diaz!

By LEE PASSMORE She’s only a junior, but Palo Duro’s Kityana Diaz has enough experience to rival most girls players in the Panhandle. Diaz has started for the Lady Dons from the time she stepped on campus as a freshman, and she’s shown that she belongs with the upperclassmen from the beginning. Last year as

Dons beat Hereford

By Lee Passmore- Amarillo Globe News It seemed perfectly natural that in an early season matchup for the District 3-5A boys lead that styles would clash between Palo Duro and Hereford on Friday night. And in the end, it wasn’t that surprising that playing at home as the No. 14 ranked team in the state