Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 30, 2015

Kane Johnson
By Erik Walsh
Monitor Sports Editor

SUNNYVALE–The Kemp boys and girls track and field teams qualified for the area contest in 19 events at the district 12-3A meet in Sunnyvale April 17.
Both teams finished third in a field of eight teams, with the boys acquiring 92 points and the girls 76. Host Sunnyvale left the competition in the dust with 178.5 points for the boys and 239 point for the girls.
Athletes become eligible to advance to the area meet by placing among the top four in the district meet. Kemp students fared well in the competition with many first place finishes. Among them are Zach Wilson’s top pole vault, Jesus Perez’s 800 and 1600 meter victory and Madison Kerr’s elite shot put toss. Following are complete Kemp results.

Boys Team Standings
1. Sunnyvale, 178.5
2. Life Red Oak, 130.0
3. Kemp, 92.0
4. Maypearl, 57.5
5. Life Oak Cliff, 43.0
6. Fort Worth Harmony, 42.0
7. Palmer37.0
7. Scurry-Rosser37.0

Boys Individual
High Jump: Klayton Kent,second place, 6-0
Shot put: Maverick McDowell, second place, 45-9 1/2
Pole vault: Zach Wilson, first place, 11-0
800 meter run: Jesus Perez, first place, 1:58.76
1600 meter run: Jesus Perez, first place, 4:40.94
3200 meter run: Justin Glass, second, 11:17.43
300 hurdles: Jay Kohlmeier, third place, 42.01
4X100 relay, fourth place, 44.18
4X200 relay: fourth place, 1:32.43
4X400 relay: fourth place, 3:37.17

Girls Team Standings
1. Sunnyvale, 239.0
2. Life Red Oak, 172.5
3. Kemp, 76.0
4. Life Oak Cliff, 50.0
5. Palmer, 32.0
6. Scurry-Rosser, 31.0
7. Maypearl, 17.5
8. Fort Worth Harmony, 1.0

Girls Individual
Discus: Hailey Scott, second place, 90-5; Julissa Lopez, fourth place, 82-5
Shot put: Madison Kerr, first place, 42-4
Pole vault: Emily Mullens, second place, 8-0;
400 meter run: Madison Thompson, fourth place, 1:07.53
800 meter run: Kelsey Gage, second place, 2:30.56
3200 meter run: Jordan Cox, third place, 13:54.72
4X100 relay: fourth place, 52.41
4X400 relay: fourth place, 4:32.06



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 26, 2015

Eustace no 11
By Erik Walsh
Monitor Sports Editor
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs baseball team lost an uphill battle 11-7 after surrendering 10 runs in the first inning against the visiting Rice Bulldogs April 21.
The first inning was a rough one for pitcher Rusty Rogers, who allowed eight runs on four hits and three walks while managing to nail down just one out. Head Coach Chris Powers brought in Hudson McHaffey in relief and was able to finally escape the nightmarish first inning after allowing two more Rice runs.
Eustace got on the board in the second inning when Kelly Ashton was able to tag from third base on a deep fly ball hit by Cody Strawn. The score stood at 10-1.
The hometown Bulldogs had their biggest inning of the game in the third, when they scored five runs and showed Rice they were still in the game. Things got started when McHaffey was hit by a pitch to gain first base, then Cory Strawn singled him over to third base. Next, McHaffey and Cory Stawn double stole, bringing McHaffey home and Strawn to second base. The score was 10-2. James East came up to bat next and plunked a line drive to right field to bring in Strawn from second base to make the score 10-3. Next up, Gannon Kirkhart grounded out to third base, but advanced East to second base. Ashton came to bat and singled East home to make the score 10-4. Juan Maltos continued the rally by hitting a single to left field, advancing Ashton to second base. Hayden Shaddox returned the favor with his own single to load the bases. Cody Strawn was unable to capitalize on the opportunity and hit a fly ball for the second out of the inning. Chris Carlson, however, was able and hit a single to score Ashton and Maltos to make the score 10-6. McHaffey came up to bat for the second time of the inning, but hit a ground ball to end the inning.
That was as close as it got for Eustace, which saw Rice get one more run on the board in the fifth inning while scoring a final run in the seventh on a Shaddox single.
Cory Strawn went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk; East was 1-4 with a run, hit and RBI, Ashton went 2-4 with two runs scored an RBI and Maltos was 2-3 with two runs scored. Shaddox and Cody Strawn added an RBI each and Carlson went 1-4 with two RBI’s.
McHaffey threw 128 pitches in six and two-thirds innings of work, allowing three runs on six hits and six walks. He struck out six batters.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 23, 2015

Eustace girls winner

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Sports Editor
EUSTACE-Winning a track and field competition requires a well-rounded team of athletes performing at the peak of their ability. The Eustace Lady Bulldogs, led by two-time state champion long distance runners, outlasted and outperformed a field of eight teams to win the District 18 title April 17 in Eustace.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated second place West Rusk by only four points to claim the title. To put some perspective on how close the win was, one must understand track and field scoring. Each individual event awards a total of 30 points. The first place winner gains 10 points, second place eight points, third place six points, fourth place four points and fifth place two points. Teams finishing with an individual under fifth place gain no points in the standings from the event. With just a four-point victory, the Lady Bulldogs needed every athlete to perform as well as they did to win the meet. Not surprisingly, the state-champion long distance runners dominated their respective competitions to carry Eustace to victory.
The Lady Bulldogs were point hogs in the 800 meter, 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs. Chanda Westbrook, Skye Burns and Chloe Moore finished top three in the 1600, while Westbrook and Burns repeated as first and second in the 3200 with Cara Henson in third place. Moore, Henson, and Jacelyn Warner finished the 800 meter second-fourth place to secure much-needed points.
The varsity boys came in second place with 144.5 points to the Malakoff Tigers 169.5. Long distance runners also performed well for the boys team, with Mark Zimmerer taking first place in the 1600 and 3200 meter. Colton Summerall was a boon to the team running the hurdles, taking first place in the 110 and 300 meter.
The junior varsity boys and girls teams performed exceptionally well, taking first place.
Following are complete area-round qualifiers for the varsity boys and girls teams.
800m run
Chloe Moore, second, 2:39.010
Cara Henson, third, 2:39.300
Jacelyn Warner, fourth, 2:39.900
1600m run
Chanda Westbrook, first, 5:35.900
Skye Burns, second, 5:46.800
Chloe Moore, third, 5:47.000
3200m run
Chanda Westbrook, first, 11:56.200
Skye Burns, second, 12:52.000
Cara Henson, third, 12:52.040
100m Hurdles
Marshalla Padgett, third 17.295
300m Hurdles
Marshalla Padgett, 48.291, first
Whitney Boerner, 53.142, fourth
Fourth, 1:55.284
Marshalla Padgett
Marissa Mayes
Stormy Luckey
Destiny Culpepper
4×400 relay: second 4:19.300
Chanda Westbrook
Jacelyn Warner
Samanatha Richardson
Marissa Mayes
Shot Put
Hana Abuhatab, fourth, 31-6 ¾
Grace Holcombe, first, 123-2
Gabi Corder, fourth, 101-2
High Jump
Cayla Bullard, fourth, 4-4
Pole Vault
Whitney Boerner, first, 9-6
Alexis Ramsey, second 8-6
400m dash
Micah Stone, first, 52.441
David Summerall, fourth, 53.696
800m run
Cade Yates, first, 2:05.020
Zane Arambula, second, 2:05.910
Preston Schwartz, fourth, 2:09.160
1600m run
Mark Zimmerer, first 4:37.000
Ericson Gudjohnson, second, 4:50.240
Zane Arambula, third, 4:51.030
3200 run
Mark Zimmerer, first 10:09.750
Ericson Gudjohnson, second, 10:39.690
Brandon Richardson, fourth, 11:01.000
110m hurdles
Colton Summerall, first, 16.208
300m hurdles
Colton Summerall, first, 41.862
4×400 relay
Second, 3:31.500
Stone Wadsworth
David Summerall
Tate Pace
Micah Stone
Shot Put
Thomas Hyde, second, 44-4 ¼
Zach Hughes, fourth, 114-7
Pole Vault
Cody Duncan, third, 11-0
Varsity Girls
Eustace, first, 161.75 points
West Rusk, second, 157.75 points
Arp, third, 121 points
Malakoff, fourth, 90.5 points
Mildred, fifth, 31 points
Rice, sixth, 24 points
Troup, seventh, 16 points
Frankston, eighth, 9 points
Varsity Boys
Malakoff, first, 169.5 points
Eustace, second, 144.5 points
Arp, third, 123.5 points
Rice, fourth, 53 points
West Rusk, fifth, 49 points
Frankston, sixth, 40.5 points
Mildred, seventh, 24 points
Troup, eighth, 13 points