Apr

12

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

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Sports Writer
KEMP–The Mabank Lady Panthers golf team is heading back to the regional tournament after winning the District 13-4A golf tournament April 10 at Cedar Creek Country Club. The Lady Panthers advanced to the state tournament last year and are looking to get back there again. The Class 4A Region II tournament will be held April 26-27 at Van Zandt Country Club in Canton.
Led by Haley Mashburn’s 89, the Lady Panthers scored a combined 382 on the second day of the tournament, beating Canton by 46 shots over the two days. Elizabeth Hardy had the best combined score for the two days, shooting an 87 on day one and following that up with a 95 to post a 182 total. Mashburn had a total score of 184 . Kathryne German shot a 96 on day two, bettering her first day score of 103 to post a 199.
Hanna Smith finished with a 102 for a combined score of 209, Macy Brockman shot 110 both days to post a 220 and Madison Brown shot a 99 on day two, bettering her first-day score by 24 shots to total a 222.
Canton took second place in the district meet with an 820 total.
Both teams qualify for the regional tournament by virtue of finishing first and second.
On the boys side, Canton won the district tournament easily, posting a combined two-day score of 595, beating second-place Van by an astounding 88 shots. The Mabank boys team finished in fourth place with a 749 score over the two days. Jace Capehart shot an 84 both days finishing with a 168. Hunter Caves totaled a 185 after shooting an 88 on day two, Adrian Gonzalez totaled a 187, Garrett Burnett shot a total of 219 and Chase Brock finished the tournament with a total of 223.

Apr

12

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

Monitor Staff Report
KEMP–Kemp Yellowjacket Noah Herring went 3-4 with a run scored and knocked in four runs to help the ’Jackets beat Madison 15-0 in four innings April 7 in Kemp.Herring had two doubles and a triple in the game. The ’Jackets have outscored Madison 29-0 in two games this season.
Dakota Price pitched the first three innings of the game, giving up one hit, two walks and striking out eight Madison hitters. Colton Breeze pitched the final inning, striking out two.
The ’Jackets got the scoring started early, plating four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Nate Mendoza had a bunt single to start the inning, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a John Brooks groundout. With one out, Cameron Clamon singled to left advancing Brooks to third. Jack Griffin singled in Brooks, Clamon scored on an error and Griffin came all the way around to score on the same error making it 4-0.
Kemp scored twice in the second inning, Dylan Ashcraft tripled into the left field gap to start the inning and with one out, Mendoza walked. Ashcraft scored on a passed ball and Herring doubled to drive in the first of his four runs. Clamon also had his second hit of the game in the inning.
The ’Jackets broke the game open in the third inning, scoring seven runs to go up 13-0. With one out Casey Cantrell singled and Ashcraft walked. After a fly out, Mendoza singled to right to score Ashcraft, Cameron Fiatte singled scoring Mendoza to make it 9-0. After a steal and an error, Herring tripled to score Fiatte. Clamon drove in Herring making it 11-0, and Tyler Garrett doubled to drive in Griffin for the final run of the inning.
Kemp ended it in the fourth inning on another Herring hit, a two-run double to make it 15-0 and invoke the mercy rule.
Clamon went 3-3, scored two runs and drove in a run, Mendoz finished 2-2 with two walks, an RBI and scored four runs, Fiatte was 1-2 with a run and an RBI, Griffin and Ashcraft were both 1-2 with two runs scored, and Garrett and Cantrell each had a hit in the game.
Kemp improves its record to 7-12 on the season and 2-4 in district play.
Kemp sits in fourth place in the district, one and a half games behind Palmer. Sunnyvale leads the district with a 6-1 record followed by Scurry-Rosser, who is in second with a record of 4-2.
The ’Jackets will be in action at 7 p.m. April 13 when they host Palmer in an important district contest.
A win will move the ’Jackets to within one game of third place in the district.

Apr

07

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 7, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
RICHARDSON–The Mabank Lady Panthers will never quit playing. Mabank got down 2-0 in the first half, but fought back to tie the score 2-2 at the end of regulation and beat Princeton 5-4 on penalty kicks in the Class 4A Regional Quarterfinal matchup at Eagle-Mustang Stadium April 4. The Lady Panthers advance to the Region II Semifinals with the victory.
Princeton got on the board just four minutes into the game with a goal, the first goal given up by Mabank in the playoffs. Princeton took a 2-0 lead with nine minutes left in the first half on a rebound that was put past goalkeeper Presley Reese. The Lady Panthers would not go quietly in the first half however. With 2:33 left, Princeton was called for a hand-ball foul in the goalie box, which resulted in a penalty kick for the Lady Panthers. Brittany Anthony put the penalty kick past the Princeton goalkeeper to bring Mabank to within a goal at halftime.
The Lady Panthers came out in the second half with a lot more energy and kept pressure on the Princeton defense. Mabank’s pressure finally paid off, as Juliet Pridgen took a pass and booted a shot past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net from 30 yards out to tie the score with 20 minutes remaining in the game.
Mabank and Princeton played the rest of the half to a draw and had to go into the extra periods. The score was still tied after two 10-minute periods, which meant the game had to be decided on penalty kicks. With the Lady Panthers up by one goal in kicks, Princeton needed a goal to stay alive. Reese dove to her right to stop the final attempt for Princeton, knocking the ball away and setting off a wild celebration by the Lady Panthers.
Mabank improves its season record to 19-5.
With the Lady Panthers playing April 7, the story of the Region II Semifinal match against Athens will be in the Thursday issue of The Monitor.