Apr

15

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 15, 2016

Whitney Boerner

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Whitney Boerner placed first in the pole vault with a height of 10’6” in Eustace’s April 7 meet in Mineola.

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
MINEOLA–The Eustace track team competed in the Mineola Yellowjacket meet April 7. The team competed in nine events and had success. Ericsen Gudjohnson placed first in two events for Eustace.
Tate Pace competed in the 200M dash and finished sixth with a time of 23.72. Pace also finished sixth in the 400M dash with a time of 53.63. Stone Wadsworth was fourth in the 400M with a tiem of 52.28.
Zane Arambula was second in the 800M run with a time of 2:03. Michael Wong with sixth with a time of 2:08.
Gudjohnson brought home the gold in the 1600M dash, running it in a time of 4:43. Arambula was second with a time of 4:49 and Gabe Purselly was third with a time of 4:50.
Gudjohnson again won first place in the 3200M run with a time of 10:24. Purselly was second with a time of 10:46 while Brandon Richardson was third with a time of 10:58.
The team of Alejandro Sanchez, Clifton Johnson, Cody Strawn and Keenan Hargest finished third in the 4x200M relay race with a time of 01:31.9.
The team of Johnson, Wadsworth, Strawn and Sanchez competed in the 4x400M relay race and finished with a time of 03:29.96, good for third place.
Duncan competed in the high jump and was fifth with a mark of 5-6.
In all, Eustace finished with a team total of 84.5 and got fifth place overall.

Apr

13

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

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
MAYPEARL–The Kemp Yellowjacket baseball team dropped another district game 5-0 to Maypearl April 8.
Colton Breeze started on the mound for Kemp and pitched the entire game.
Kemp gave up three runs in the third inning and another two runs in the sixth.
The Yellowjackets made good contact with the ball but was unable to get any balls to drop for hits. Kemp had their best chance to score in the fourth inning when Junior Brooks led things off with a single. The next two batters got on base due to being hit with the pitch and walked. Despite loading the bases Kemp was unable to score any runs. Noah Herring grounded out to first to end the inning.
Kemp had three hits in the game and Maypearl had 11. Brooks was a bright sport for Kemp, going 2-for-3 at the plate with two singles. Matt Deddie also had a hit in the ninth inning for the Yellowjackets.
The loss dropped Kemp to 0-5 in district. the Yellowjackets came into the season hoping for a top three district finish and a spot in the playoffs under first year coach Kellen Monreal.
“It has been a fresturating season,” senior catcher Dylan Dennis said. “We just need to keep getting better and hope that we can take advantage of the games we have left.”

Apr

13

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

Juliet

Monitor Photo/Ryan Moulds
Mabank freshman Juliet Pridgen was one of 23 Mabank soccer players who recieved All-District recognition. Pridgen was named Newcomer of the Year.

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Panthers and Lady Panthers soccer teams had a combined 23 players on the All-District 15-4A list. Both teams won district championships this season and advanced to the third round of the playoffs. Both coaches were named as district coaches of the year.
Kayla Houston was named as a CO-MVP along with Makayle Traxson of Athens. Other superlative winners were Heidi Foster (CO-Offensive MVP) and Juliet Pridgen (Newcomer of the Year).
First Team All-District selections for the Lady Panthers were Payton Costlow, Kaylee Creagh, Morgan Edwards, Catherine Turner and Kaitlynn Baker.
Second Team selections were Shyanne Vinson, Brittni Anthony, Hannah Abend and Alexus Escalante. Carson Marsh and Morgan Williams were named to the Honorable Mention list.
On the boys side, Four players got superlative awards. They were James Coker (CO-Offensive MVP), Jordan Cottrell (Defensive MVP), Bubba Gray (Keeper of the Year) and Jonah Armstrong (Newcomer of the Year).
First Team selections for the Panthers were Matthew Cochrane, Darius Duyka, Nick Greenville, JJ Mathis and Justin Shelton. All five players are seniors.
Jaycob Gonzales, Zachary Massey, Ashley Smith and Alex Tamez were named to the second team list.