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

13

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 13, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs pulled off some late season magic to make the playoffs as the fourth and final seed in district. Despite making it to the post season, the Bulldogs came up short in the first round. They were swept by the top seeded White Oak Roughnecks. Eustace lost the first game 14-1 and the second game 15-2.
The first game was played in Eustace, May 6. The Bulldogs came out hoping to get a victory in front of the home fans.
Taylor Meaux hit a tripple for White Oak in the first inning to knock in two runs and put his team up 2-0 early. Eustace did not score in the first inning.
The Roughnecks built on their lead in the third inning, scoring five runs. Chris Henderson started things off by going yard for a two-run home run. Heath Hood then hit a double to knock in Meaux and Jacob Young. The Bulldogs again failed to score.
With the score 7-0, White Oak scored six more runs in the fourth inning to extend their lead to 13-0. They had one more run in the fifth to make it 14-0.
Eustace scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the fifth when Juan Maltos scored on a bases loaded walk. Chris Carlson and Rusty Rodgers pitched for Eustace. Rodgers struck out two. Eustace was held to four hits from Zach Compton, Cody Strawn, Gannon Kirkhart and Carlson.
Game two was played the next day and Eustace needed a win to force a game three and keep their season alive. Eustace dropped the game 15-2 on another run rule.
White Oak took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, scoring three runs on two singles. Eustace didn’t score in the first inning.
The Roughnecks led off the second inning with a fielder’s choice to make it 4-0. Meaux then hit a single to drive in Elijah Trest and make it 5-0. White Oak scored six runs in the inning to make it 9-0 headed to the third inning.
Eustace finally got something positive going in the top of the third inning when Kelly Ashton hit a single to knock in Carlson and make the score 9-1. It was the only run for Eustace in the inning. White Oak scored five runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to make up for it.
Eustace scored their final run in the top of the fourth inning. Gannon Kirkhart doubled to drive in Cody Strawn to make the score 14-2.
Eustace was led by Cory Strawn, who went 2-for-3, Ashton was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Kirkhart was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Eustace was held to four hits in the game.
Eustace finishes the season with a 13-12 record. White Oak improves to 20-3. They were also champions of their distrcit this season, going 7-1.

May

13

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 13, 2016

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Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Kemp soccer players (from left) Arturo Hernandez, Adrian Argueta, Adolfo Viguerias, Jose Rico and Edgar Viguerias receive awards at the Kemp athletic banquet, May 5. Kemp fielded a soccer team this season for the first time in three years.