Hallsville Activities Director Brad Blakemore announced his retirement, effective at the end of the school year, on the Hallsville Athletics page. Blakemore started with the district in the fall of 1994 when he started as a student teacher. During his tenure, Blakemore has coached softball, track, and baseball, and girls basketball. He coached the Lady Indians to two trips to the State Final Four, four conference championships, and 15 consecutive seasons with a winning record. The district will soon begin looking for a successor.