May

12

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 12, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
AUSTIN–Ten Cedar Creek Lake Area track athletes are heading to Austin to compete in the UIL State Track and Field Meet Friday and Saturday May 12-13 to run, throw, jump and vault with the best athletes in the state.
The meet will be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. The top two finishers from each event at the regional meet advance to the state meet.
Eustace senior Chanda Westbrook will compete in the 3200-meter run and the 1600-meter run after setting new regional records in both events at the regional meet in Whitehouse. Westbrook will run the 3200-meters at 9:20 a.m. Friday and the 1600-meters at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Kemp senior Elijah Gardiner, an Ohio State football signee, qualified for the state meet in the triple jump, but had to bow out because of an injury.
Malakoff senior Tyler Russell will compete in the long jump at 8 a.m. Saturday and will defend his state title in the high jump just two hours later at 10 a.m.
Quarterrio Barker will compete in the 100-meter dash at 1:05 p.m. Saturday and Larry Coker will compete in the discus at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.
Trinidad junior Erica Airheart competes at 8 a.m. in the triple jump. Airheart finished third in the regional meet, but had the best non-advancing jump in the state to qualify. It was also the third best jump out of any region in Class A.
The Kerens girl 4×100 relay will run at noon Saturday after finishing second at the regional meet. The team is made up of Kamiya Haynes, Olivia Franson, Nakia Dunn and Tyaundria Langley. Caroline Kamp and Keena Medford are the alternates.
Dunn will also compete in the long jump and the triple jump. The long jump is schedule for 10 a.m. Friday, with the triple jump at 2 p.m. the same day.
Kerens’ Buddy Sayles runs in the 100-meter dash at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday.

May

12

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 12, 2017


By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panther golf team have been waiting for this chance for a year now. A chance to go back to the state golf tournament and improve on their showing from last year. The Lady Panthers qualified to compete in the state tournament because of their 34-shot victory in the Class 4A-Region II Tournament at Van Zandt Country Club two weeks ago. The state golf tournament will be May 15-16 at Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay in Marble Falls.
Mabank comes into the tournament on a hot streak, having won six straight tournaments overall, including the district and regional tournaments. The Lady Panthers ended the golf season with four straight first place finishes, and placed third and second in two other tournaments this season. The only tournament the Lady Panthers did not place in was the first one of the season because they did not have their entire team available because of other sports still being played.
The Lady Panthers look to improve on their 791-total from two days of play last year. The team shot a 420 the first day, but came back on day two and scored a 371, a total of 49 shots better than the day before.
The Lady Panther golf team has four of the five members off last year’s squad returning to the tournament. The Lady Panthers start teeing off at 8 a.m. Macy Brockman will be the first to tee off followed by Hanna Smith at 8:10 a.m., Kathryne German at 8:20 a.m., and Elizabeth Hardy at 8:30 a.m. and Haley Mashburn at 8:40 a.m.

May

10

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 10, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs will move on in the UIL Class 3A baseball playoffs after beating Scurry-Rosser twice on Saturday, May 6 in Eustace after being down in the series 1-0.
Eustace fell to the Wildcats Friday 10-5. The Bulldogs came back with a dramatic 14-13 victory in game two to tie the series at one game each and force a win or go home game.
In the dramatic game-two victory that tied the series, the Bulldogs trailed 7-2 going into the fifth inning, but scored three runs in each of the final four innings. The Bulldogs got to within 7-5 with their first three-run inning in the fifth and took an 8-7 lead in the sixth with three runs, but the Wildcats would regain the lead in the bottom of the sixth with a four-run outburst and an 11-8 lead.
The Bulldogs would add three more runs in the seventh to tie the score. Eustace pitching kept the Wildcats off the board in the seventh to force extra innings.
In the eighth, the Bulldogs finished off their offensive explosion with three more runs to go up 14-11, but the game was far from over.
Scurry-Rosser would fight back with two runs in the bottom of the eighth, but could not get another run across, giving the Bulldogs the 14-13 victory.
The Bulldogs had 18 hits in the game, including Micah Zimmerer finishing 4-6 with two runs scored and four RBIs and James East going 3-5 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Kelly Ashton also had four hits and scored two runs.
Cory Strawn was 1-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, including a home run. He also picked up the win on the mound, pitching two-thirds of an inning and giving up just a hit.
T.J. Howard started and gave up three runs on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Cody Strawn pitched five innings in the game.
In game three, the Bulldogs scored four times in the first inning, but Scurry-Rosser answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to one run. The Bulldogs added a run in the third for a 5-3 lead.
The Bulldogs would break out for five more runs in the sixth inning to extend the lead to 10-3. Scurry-Rosser scored two runs in the sixth and two in the seventh, but could get no closer.
The Bulldogs were led by Hayden Shaddox and Howard’s three hits each. Howard added two RBIs.
Chris Carlson was 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Cody Strawn was 1-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, Cory Strawn scored three runs in the game, Ashton was 1-4 with a run scored, Zimmerer was 1-4 with two runs batted in, Zach Compton had a hit and an RBI and Clay Easterly scored a run for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs used four pitchers in game three, with Howard pitching four and two-thirds innings and giving up just two runs on two hits and striking out six for the win.
Eustace will play Farmersville at 7 p.m. today, May 11 at Copeland Field in Mesquite.
By virtue of Farmersville winning the coin toss, they chose to play a one-game series instead of a three-game series, so the winner of this game will move on to the next round.