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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 20, 2016

malakoff state track meet

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
AUSTIN–Malakoff junior Tyler Russell took home first place in the high jump at the UIL State Track Meet in Austin, May 13-14.
Russell had a jump of six feet, 10 inches. He edged out Grandview’s Trenton Wallace, who had a height of six feet, nine inches. The state record is seven feet, four inches.
Russell also finished sixth in the long jump at 21 feet, 9¼ inches. Cisco’s Taylor Massey won the event with a jump of 23 feet, 1¾ inches.
Russell wasn’t the only local athlete to compete in the meet, Kemp’s Elijah Gardiner finished in sixth place in the Class 3A triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, nine inches. Cisco’s Taylor Massey won the event with a distance of 46 feet, eight inches.
Mabank’s Cameron Boren finished in ninth place in the Class 4A 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:55.64. Robinson’s Johen Deleon won with a time of 4:22.89.
Eustace Bulldog Colton Summerall finished seventh in the Class 3A 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.11 seconds. Massey won the race with a time of 14.39. Also for Eustace, Ericsen Gudjohnson finished in fifth place in the Class 3A, 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:27.47. The winner of the event was Whitesboro’s Jeffrey Butts with a time of 4:15.82.
In the Class A triple jump, Trinidad’s Erica Airheart finished eighth at 33 feet, 1 ¼ inches. Tilden McMullen’s Makinna Serrata won the event with a jump of 35 feet, 10-1/2 inches.
Athens senior Travon Fuller finished in eighth place in the Class 4A 400-meter run with a time of 50.41. Lufkin Hudson’s Payton Davis won with a time of 48.11.
Cross Roads Ladycat Rebecca Kramer finished third in Class 2A shotput with a throw of 38 feet, 10 ½ inches. Panhandle’s Brooklyn Tompkins won the event at 42 feet, 4 inches.

May

18

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 18, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
AUSTIN–Two local athletes placed in the State Track Meet in Austin May 14.
Elijah Gardiner of Kemp was sixth in the Class 3A triple jump at 44 feet, nine inches. Cisco’s Taylor Massey won the event at 46 feet, eight inches.
Colton Summerall of Eustace finished seventh in Class 3A 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.11 seconds. Massey also won that event with a time of 14.39.
For more information and pictures from the 2016 UIL State Track Meet be sure to pick up a copy of our May 22 issue of The Monitor.

May

18

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 18, 2016

MHS Girls PowerliftingBy Ryan Moulds
Monitor Photo/Ryan Moulds
The MHS girls powerlifting team lines up to recieve their awards. Caley Sue Starkes won the award for Most improved lifter, Stacey Nicholas was Newcomer of the Year, Shyanne Vinson was Team MVP, and Erin Reeder won the Panther Heart Award.
Monitor Sports Writer
MABANK–Mabank High School honored their athletic teams and players at their annual athletic banquet, May 12.
In tennis action, Jared Wilson took home the trophy for Most Improved Player.
In cross country, Carly Usery and Harman Beyer took home the awards for Most Improved Runners. Meagan Mueller and Carmeron Boren won awards for Most Outstanding Runners.
In girls powerlifting, Caley Sue Starkes won the award for Most Improved Lifter other winners were Stacey Nicholas (Newcomer of the Year) Shyanne Vinson (MVP) and Erin Reeder (Panther Heart Award).
In boys powerlifting, Clay Conway was voted Most Improved Lifter. Other winners were Kevin Turner (Newcomer of the Year) Zane Koskelin (Lifter of the Year) and Dalan Clowdus (Panther Heart Award).
In girls basketball, Carson Marsh took home awards for Offensive MVP and Team MVP. Jill Odom was the Defensive Player of the Year and Leigh Cunningham won the Panther Heart Award.
The boys soccer team, which had the best season in school history, had four award winners. Jonah Armstrong (Newcomer of the Year) James Coker (Offensive Player of the Year) Bubba Gray (Defensive Player of the Year) and Justin Shelton (MVP).
In athletic trainer awards, Nitzia Dominguez was Newcomer of the Year and Maddi Marler was Trainer of the Year.
In volleyball action, Haley Mashburn was voted Most Improved Player. Others winners were Kailey Currington (Offensive Players of the Year) Miranda Gonzales (Defensive Player of the Year) Payton Costlow (MVP) and Brianna Colwell (Panther Heart Award).
In boys basketball, Mark Driskell was the Offensive MVP. Other awards were given to Corey Flores (Defensive MVP) Jordan Thomas (Team MVP) and Cole Plunkett (Panther Heart Award).
In cheerleading, Costlow was awarded for Outstanding Leadership. Others winners were Bethany Clamon (Miss Congeniality) Vinson (MVP) and Miranda Gonzales (Panther Heart Award).
In boys golf, Jace Capehart was voted Most Outstanding Golfer and Garrett Burnett recieved the Panther Pride Award.
Mabank’s girls golf team advanced to the State Championship in 2016. Macy Brockman was awarded Most Consistent. Others winners for girls golf were Hanna Smith (Newcomer of the Year) Elizabeth Hardy (Most Improved) Libby Thompson (Outstanding Golfer of the Year) and Mashburn (Panther Heart Award).
In boys track, Mabank gave awards to Boren (Running Events MVP and Most Improved) Blayne Rowe (Field Events MVP) Armstrong (Newcomer of the Year) and Tanner Henderson
(Panther Heart Award).
The district champion girls soccer team gave out four awards. Heidi Foster was named Team MVP. Other awards went to Costlow (Offensive MVP) Kayla Houston (Defensive MVP)) and Morgan Edwards (Panther Heart Award).
In softball action, awards went to Brandi Tomlinson (Most Improved Player) Kendall Riley (Utility Player of the Year) Marissa Maraggia and Gonzales (CO-Offensive Player of the Year) Leigh Cunningham (Defensive Player of the Year) Tera Grimes (Team MVP) and Linsdsey Dickerson (Panther Heart Award).
In girls track, Sky Wolf was Newcomer of the Year. Other winners were Maraggia (Field Events MVP) Vinson (Running Events MVP) Faith Burleson (High Point Award) and Carly Usery (Panther Heart Award).
In baseball, Kobey Roberts was Most Improved Player. Trey Neighbors was Team MVP and Ty Winkelvoss recieved the Panther Heart Award.
In football, Rowe was awarded Offensive Skill Player of the Year. Others winners were Koskelin (Defensive Skill Player of the Year) Xavier Ewing (Offensive Lineman of the Year) Kade Norman (Defensive Lineman of the Year) and Noel Rojo (Panther Heart Award).
To cap off the evening, Mabank presented the awards for Male and Female Athlete of the Year. Rowe won the award for Male Athlete of the Year and Vinson was Female Athlete of the Year.
“I’m very proud and honored to be named Athlete of the Year,” Rowe said. “I’m proud of myself and of this school. Mabank has been an amazing program to be a part of.” Rowe says that his two best memories this season were beating Canton in football in the final seconds and his last jump at the area track meet to make it to regionals.