May

24

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 24, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace High School coaches, administration, board and booster club celebrated the accomplishments of the Bulldog and Lady Bulldog athletes at its annual sports banquet Saturday, May 20.
Athletes of the Year were presented with Chanda Westbrook receiving the female Athlete of the Year award and Ericsen Gudjohnsen receiving the male Athlete of the Year award.
The Code Purple Award, given to the male and female athlete that shows special determination and heart was won by Cameron Rogers and Shelby White. The team of the year award went to the Girls Cross Country team, who finished second in the state this past season.
The volleyball MVP was Reece Thorne, Newcomer of the Year went to Miranda Fontenot and Heart Award went to Kelsie Richmond. In football, the MVP went to Cameron Rogers, Offensive Player of the Year Clifton Johnson, Defensive Player of the Year Dylan Junsaker and 11 Strong Award Winner was Michael Schultz.
In girls basketball, Sydnee Wynn won the MVP, Offensive Player of the Year was Zoie Bailey, Defensive Player of the Year Madison Holbert and Heart of a Bulldog JoGail Holcombe. Boys basketball MVP was Clifton Johnson, Offense POY Ethan Austin, Defensive POY Joey Harris and Heart Award Tucker Reeve.
The Powerlifting MVP for the boys was Victor Quevedo and for the girls was Raini Goodell, who finished fourth at the state meet. Most Improved went to Jaci Gray.
Brennen Washington and Bethany Mckiness won the boys and girls MVP, respectively, in golf. Most improved golfer for the boys was David Gilbreath and for the girls was Mackenzie Nolan.
The girls track MVP was awarded to Westbrook, who finished with two medals at the state track meet. Field event MVP was Hana Abuhatab, with Newcomer of the Year going to Davis. On the boys side, MVP was Stone Wadsworth, Newcomer of the Year went to Dalton Page, with Heart Award going to Gudjohnsen.
Softball MVP was Gray, with Offensive Player of the Year awarded to Katelyn Ridgle and Rachel Cook. Defensive Player of the Year was Bailey and Nancy Lowe won the Heart Award for softball.
Pitcher of the Year for the Bulldog baseball team was Cody Strawn and Offensive Player of the Year went to Hayden Shaddox. The Most Valuable Player was awarded to the entire team, as was the Heart Award for their determination during the season, as well as their series victory in the bi-district playoffs.
The girls cross country MVP was Westbrook, who won the state championship this season. White received the Heart Award with Davis receiving Newcomer of the Year. Boys cross country MVP was Gudjohnsen, Heart Award winner was Zane Arambula and Newcomer of the Year was Micah Zimmerer.
Special recognition was given to the boys and girls offseason programs, with two awards presented. Quevedo earned the boys offseason award, with Lowe receiving the girls offseason award.
The Eustace Texas Youth Sports Association awarded two scholarships to deserving seniors Layne Scott and Mike Marshall. The Trinity Valley Volleyball Officials Association awarded two $500 scholarships, one each to Jacey Warner and Veronica Wheat.

May

24

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 24, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
LAKE RAY ROBERTS–Sitting in 65th place after Saturday’s weigh-in, Mabank High School Fishing team members Trace Braden and Kolton Stephens made a great comeback, finishing in 15th place at the Texas State High School Fishing Tournament held May 20-21 at Lake Ray Roberts.
With the finish, the two anglers took home $1500 scholarships and a gift card from Bass Pro Shops.
After Saturday’s weigh-in, the team had a total of 8.56 pounds, putting them in 65th place overall. Saturday
The team had a much better day on Sunday, coming in with a total of 17.44 pounds to propel themselves into the 15th position. The biggest fish caught on the day by the team was a 6.39-pound fish caught by Stephens.

May

19

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 19, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
MARBLE FALLS–The Mabank Lady Panther golf team placed seventh at the UIL Golf State Championships May 15-16 at Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay in Marble Falls.
The Lady Panthers shot a 381 on the first day of the two-day tournament, with Haley Mashburn shooting an 88 and Elizabeth hardy an 89. Kathryne German ended day one with a 100, followed by Hanna Smith and Macy Brockman both shooting 104. Just like last year however, the Lady Panthers shot better on day two, turning in a round of 372, the sixth-best score of the day to post a two-day total of 753. Last year, the Lady Panthers shot a 791, so they improved their score by 38 shots.
On day two, Mashburn shot an 87 and Hardy turned in a 91, with German and Smith shooting five shots better on day two with a 95 and 99 respectively. Brockman also improved on the second day, carding a 100, four shots better than day one.
Mabank Lady Panther Head Golf Coach Jeff Lee liked the way his team played this season. “I am extremely proud of these girls. They had a lot of success this season due to their determination to not only have another great year but also get back to the state tournament.” The Lady Panthers won six straight meets, including the district and regional meets. They placed third and second in two others, respectively.
The Andrews High School Black team won gold by shooting a 648. Seminole took silver with a 711 and Andrews Gold team took bronze with a 721.
The Lady Panthers have four of the six members of the team, including Madison Brown, returning next season to take another shot at the state title. “We have two seniors, Haley Mashburn and Macy Brockman, who will be greatly missed. These girls have been a part of our golf team all four years and have made a great impact on our program and they will be hard to replace” Lee said. “This group was very fun to coach and to just be around.”