Sports

Tue
15
Sep

Life’s better outside: Get out there!


TPWD Photo © 2014, Larry D. Hodge Archery is a popular activity at the expo.

Do you want to learn to camp? Kayak? Fly fish? Cook gourmet campfire meals? Learn more about snakes and fish and other wildlife? Win prizes in a fishing tournament? Spend time with your family outdoors?

On Sept. 26 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, the Outdoor Expo and Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will help you develop skills and increase your knowledge in all those areas by doing them yourself under the direction of a skilled expert. The expo will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration for the Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will begin at 7 a.m. at TFFC’s main gate; weigh-in and the awarding of prizes will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Anglers Pavilion. Advance registration by mail for the tournament must be completed by Sept. 23; visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/nonpwdforms/media/bluegill_flyer.pdf to download an entry form and rules.

Sun
13
Sep

Eagles, Tigers compete at Ferris Invitational

The Canton Running Eagles and Wills Point Tigers were at the Ferris Invitational on September 5, each competing in one of the first cross country events of their respective seasons.

Canton: 

Canton’s performance included team wins in both the varsity boys and varsity girls divisions.

Juliana Bratcher led the group finishing with a time of 13:53 on the 2.1 mile course. She was followed by Karen James in 2nd with a time of 13:56. Taylor Marshall came in 10th in 14:34, Hannah Manry 12th in 14:45, Morgan Palmer 18th in 15:34 and Lindsey Lamar 19th in 15:34. 

Cordale Harrison finished in 2nd overall with a time of 18:50. He was followed by Juan Ruiz in 8th in 19:17, Matthew Hook 12th in 19:35, Andrew Hamel 19th in 20:05 and Jonathan Bourquin 24th in 20:29. 

In the JV girls division, Olivia Boyd finished 5th in a time of 16:00, Kendall Bright 24th, Kaylie Niklas 29th, Ally Wiley 34th and Maddie Welty 53rd. 

Sat
12
Sep

Lady Indians


Photo by David Kapitan

The Grand Saline Lady Indians, pictured during the Championship Bracket winning performance at the Edgewood Back to School Dig-Fest, are currently ranked 14th overall among all 3A teams in the state according to the recently released Texas Girls Coaches Association State Volleyball Poll. The Lady Indians are the lone Van Zandt County team to be represented this week. Grand Saline was scheduled to open district play with a game in Harmony on Sept. 11, and a home contest against rival Edgewood on Sept. 15.

Sat
12
Sep

Tigers pick up lone victory on windy night

Week three of the 2015 season proved especially tough for Van Zandt County teams as four out five teams in action on Sept. 11 came up short on the scoreboard. While other county teams struggled with windy conditions and their respective opponents, the Wills Point Tigers put together their best effort of the young season to pick up a 37-13 road win over Wilmer-Hutchins.

Game results included:

Canton

The Canton Eagles looked well positioned to pick up their first win of the season in Crandall on Friday night, scoring three touchdowns early to take a 21-7 lead entering the half. That margin would hold until the fourth quarter when 17 unanswered points, including a field goal as time expired, helped Crandall upend the Eagles 24-21.

Eagle quarterback Hunter Moore helped stake Canton to its lead by connecting with brother Tanner Moore on an 8-yard TD pass in the first quarter. Hunter added two more rushing touchdowns in the second quarter.

Fri
11
Sep

Curtis and Myers named as co-winners of Football Contest No. 2

 

Stefani Curtis of Wills Point and Scott Myers of Mineola are co-winners of Football Contest No. 2 in the Van Zandt News.

Curtis and Myers each finished with winning percentages of 89 each forcing the “tie-breaker” game to be used to attempt to break the deadlock, however, in the “tie-breaker” game, the co-winners each predicted that the Canton Eagles would defeat the Mabank Panthers as Curtis picked Canton to win by 24 points and Myers chose Canton to win by 14 points.

Mabank defeated Canton by one point, 35-34, on September 4. As a result, Curtis and Myers will each receive $25.00 worth of coupons redeemable at the participating merchants on the contest pages.

To enter Football Contest No. 4, pick up an official entry form located in this issue and circle the team you pick to win in the game listed on each ad in the contest pages.

The person selecting the most correct games for that week will be the winner.

Fri
11
Sep

Close contests highlight season’s second week


Photo by Doug Stuart Senior defensive tackle Mason Baugh (52) breaks through Mabank’s defensive line to sack Panther quarterback Adrien Higginbotham.

The margin between wins and losses for Van Zandt County football teams, with the exception of Van’s 55-21 demolition of Spring Hill, proved to be razor thin in the second week of the 2015 season.

Wills Point and Edgewood posted wins by a combined five points, while Canton and Grand Saline each lost by just three points combined.

Game results included:

Canton

The Mabank Panthers cleared a long standing hurdle for their program on Friday night, posting their first win over a Robert Ivey-led Canton Eagle squad at Norris Birdwell Stadium.

The game was tightly contested throughout with two big Canton miscues, a special teams breakdown on a kickoff in the second quarter and a fumbled snap while driving late leading directly to 14 points in Mabank’s 35-34 win.

Canton, now 0-2 on the season with a pair of heartbreaking losses on their resumé, was scheduled to travel to Crandall on Sept. 11 for a game against the Pirates.

Sun
06
Sep

Myers wins Football Contest No. 1

With a winning percentage of 74, Scott Myers of Mineola is the winner of Football Contest No. 1 in the Van Zandt News.

Myers will receive $50.00 worth of coupons redeemable at the participating merchants on the contest pages.

To enter Football Contest No. 3, pick up an official entry form located in this issue and circle the team you pick to win in the game listed on each ad in the contest pages.

The person selecting the most correct games for that week will be the winner.

Winners each week will receive $50.00 worth of coupons redeemable at the participating merchants’ stores or payable on bank loans only with participating banks.

The coupons cannot be exchanged for cash or deposited as cash.

Entries must be in the Van Zandt News office before 4:30 p.m. Thursday preceding the games.

Sat
05
Sep

Lady Indians take first at Back to School Dig-Fest


Photos by David Kapitan Emily Barber makes a diving play to keep a ball alive during the Lady Indians perfect run through tournament play last weekend.

Seemingly all of Van Zandt County converged on Edgewood last week with five local teams, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Grand Saline, Van and Wills Point all taking to the court during the two day Back to School Dig-Fest Tournament.

While several teams posted winning records and strong finished during the tournament, no team enjoyed their stay as much as the Grand Saline Lady Indians. Powered by Dig-Fest MVP Hannah Chandler and All-Tournament performers Lexi Lovett and Emily Barber among others, the Lady Indians delivered six straight wins to take home first overall in the Championship Bracket.

The tournament began on Aug. 27 with 16 area teams, broken down into four pools, competing to advance to either the Championship or Consolation Brackets.

Grand Saline, competing in Pool A, swept all three of its matches by defeating Fruitvale 25-9, Lufkin 25-19, 23-25, 27-25 and Boles, 25-22, 25-18.

Sat
05
Sep

Close contests highlight second week

The margin between wins and losses for Van Zandt County football teams, with the exception of Van’s 55-21 demolition of Spring Hill, proved to be razor thin in the second week of the 2015 season.

Wills Point and Edgewood posted wins by a combined five points, while Canton and Grand Saline each lost by just three points combined.

Game results included:

Canton

The Mabank Panthers cleared a long standing hurdle for their program on Friday night, posting their first win over a Robert Ivey-led Canton Eagle squad at Norris Birdwell Stadium.

The game was tightly contested throughout with two big Canton miscues, a special teams breakdown on a kickoff in the second quarter and a fumbled snap while driving late leading directly to 14 points in Mabank’s 35-34 win.

Fri
04
Sep

Mixed results greet Van Zandt County teams


Photo by Doug Stuart Canton quarterback Hunter Moore looks for running room during the Eagles’ 31-21 loss to the Grace Community Cougars on Aug. 27.

The opening nights of the 2015 season brought mixed results for Van Zandt County football teams, with two out of five teams in action, Edgewood and Van, picking up wins.

On the other end of the spectrum, Canton, Fruitvale, Grand Saline and Wills Point all started their seasons with double-digit losses.

Game results included:

Canton

For the second consecutive season, the Canton Eagles opened their season in a rare Thursday night tilt against the Grace Community Cougars in the Azalea Classic played on the campus of Tyler All Saints. After a slow start, Canton eventually slugged its way into the lead in the game only to fall victim to two late Cougar touchdowns in a 31-21 loss.

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