May

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 6, 2016

william jackson iii

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Former TVCC and Houston cornerback William Jackson III was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was chosen 24th overall.

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
ATHENS–Former Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) and University of Houston standout William Jackson III was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, April 28. Jackson was the 24th player taken in the draft.
Jackson played at TVCC for one season in 2012. After his season at the junior college ranks, he moved up to Houston and played there from 2013-15 where he became one of the nation’s best cornerbacks.
Jackson broke up 23 passes and had five interceptions as a senior. Houston finished the season 13-1 and champions of The American Conference. They they went on to win the Peach Bowl over Florida State. Jackson had two pass breakups and two interceptions in the bowl game.
“We are fired up for Will and his family,” TVCC coach Brad Smiley said. “There is no question about how talented he has always been, but he has worked extremely hard to put himself in this position. I am looking forward to following his NFL career and the success that comes his way.”

May

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 6, 2016

Malakoff softball playoffs

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The Malakoff Lady Tigers softball team finished up their season as undefeated district champions. They Lady Tigers went 12-0 in district play and won most of their games on run rules. Malakoff enters the playoffs as a one seed seeking a state championship. The girl’s basketball team for Malakoff also went undefeated in district play this season.

May

04

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 4, 2016

Pole Vault eustace

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Lady Bulldog Whitney Boerner scored a personal best in the pole vault during the regional track meet that took place April 30 on the campus of Baylor University in Waco. Boerner placed third overall in the pole vault.

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
WACO–The Eustace Lady Bulldog track team competed in the regional meet April 30 at Baylor University in Waco.
Members of the team who competed for Eustace were Skye Burns, Molly McAtee, Chanda Westbrook, Shelby White, Samantha Richardson, Marshalla Padgett, Whitney Boerner, Miranda Fontenot and Gabi Cordor.
Burns and Westbrook competed in the 3,200 meter dash and Westbrook finished in fifth place.
Corder threw in discus and had a distance of 10’6”. Boerner tied a personal record in the pole vault and placed third.
Richardson placed sixth in her heat in the 400 meter dash and Padgett placed fifth in the 300 meter hurdles. The mile relay team finished fifth.
Burns and McAtee ran hard in the 1,600 meter dash while Westbrook tied a personal record and placed fourth in the 800 meter dash. White also competed in the 800 meter dash for the Lady Bulldogs.