Sports

Thu
18
May

Eagles advance to Regional Quarterfinals with 4-3 win

The Canton Eagles continued to show how resilient they can be, bouncing back from a less than stellar defensive night that included five errors to defeat Bullard 4-3 in Area round play May 12.

Playing at Mike Carter Field in Tyler, the Panthers took advantage of an untimely Eagle fielding error to score two runs in the top of the third inning.

Canton would draw even in the bottom of the fourth, scoring a pair of runs with two outs to tie the score at 2-2. The inning began with two quick outs before Simon Miller, Hunter Moore and Johnnie Krawietz all drew walks to load the bases. Tyler Massey proceeded to deliver a single on the first pitch of his at bat, bringing in Simon Miller and courtesy runner Colbey Johnson.

The score would remain tied until the bottom of the sixth when Canton would proceed to score the eventual winning run in the contest. After two outs to start the inning, Johnnie Krawietz reached via an error on a sharply hit grounder to short.

Thu
18
May

Pitching leads Bulldogs past Pottsboro

The Edgewood Bulldog high school athletic program added another impressive feat May 11-12, watching the school's baseball team match earlier successes by both the football and basketball teams to reach the Regional Quarterfinal round of the playoffs.

In order to reach the third round of the playoffs, Edgewood had to fight off a tough challenge from the Pottsboro Cardinals in the Area round.

The Bulldogs took game one of the best-of-three series, scoring four times in the third inning of a 5-2 win.

Pottsboro got on the scoreboard first, plating a run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead over the Bulldogs. Edgewood came roaring back in the top of the third, getting an RBI single from Kason Grant and a bases clearing double from Trey Erwin to take a 4-1 lead on the Cardinals.  

Pottsboro and Edgewood would go on trade a run each over the game's final four innings, eventually culminating in the Bulldogs' 5-2 win.

Thu
04
May

Martins Mill prevails in battle of the Mustangs

The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs did not miss a beat after running roughshod over opponents during district play, dominating Overton 22-0 in a one-game bi-district round playoff series played at Bullard April 27.
The Martins Mill offense was red-hot from the opening inning, scoring at will in each of the first three-innings en route to a run-rule shortened game.
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Sun
30
Apr

State bound


Photo by Jennifer Fulgham

The Martins Mill tennis program will be well represented at this year's 2A State Tennis Tournament in College Station May 18-19, qualifying five athletes to compete. Dani Landaverde and Aracely Rivera qualified for the State Tournament by finishing as Regional champions in girls doubles, Adrianna Weatherford and Alexis Box finished as runners-up in girls doubles, and Noah Ingram finished as the Regional runner-up in boys singles.

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Sun
30
Apr

Martins Mill, Cayuga to play tie-breaker

The Martins Mill Mustangs entered the final game of district play with an opportunity to extend regular season play by an extra game with a win against Cayuga resulting in the need for a tie-breaker game between the two to determine who will be district’s number two seed entering the playoffs.

Martins Mill took care of business in the contest, capitalizing on three Cayuga fielding errors and a stellar game from Marshall Davis do pick up a 3-1 win at home April 25.

The first Cayuga fielding error came in the bottom of the first inning, helping lead directly to a 1-0 Mustang lead.

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Sun
30
Apr

Softball playoff update

Van Zandt County softball teams enjoyed incredible success throughout the 2017 regular season with six out of seven schools, Canton, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Grand Saline, Martins Mill and Van, all qualifying teams for this year’s UIL State Softball Playoffs.

Bi-district round playoff matchups for county teams were set to include:

-Canton Eaglettes: The Eaglettes will play a best-of-three series against Liberty-Eylau in the bi-district round of the playoffs. Game one of the series will take place at Longview High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 27. Game two will be played at Marshall High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 28. A third game, if needed, will be played beginning at 1 p.m. at Marshall High School April 29.

Sat
29
Apr

Bulldogs, Indians among Area competitors

The Edgewood Bulldog and Grand Saline Indian track programs each sent athletes to compete at the Area Meet in Eustace April 20, looking to qualify for the Regional Track Meet in Whitehouse April 28-29.

Individual boys results from the Area Meet included:

-800: Eric Grant, GS, second

-1600: Cody Delarosa, EW, first; Eric Grant, GS, fifth

-3200: Cody Delarosa, EW, first

-Shot Put: Clay Westberry, EW third; Sammy Palma, GS, fifth

-High Jump: Trent Easley, GS, second; Chris Wilson, GS, third; Trey Erwin, EW, fifth

-Long Jump: Chris Wilson, fifth

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Sat
29
Apr

Lady Dogs edged in playoff tune-up game

The Edgewood Lady Dogs looked to keep themselves sharp heading into the bi-district round of the playoffs last week, taking on the 4A Brownsboro Bearettes in Brownsboro April 24.

Despite a solid night of pitching, Edgewood would come up just short in the contest, falling victim to three late Bearette runs in a 4-3 loss to Brownsboro.

Edgewood got all its offense in the top of the first, opening play by having each of the first two batters reach on a pair of Brownsboro fielding errors.

The runners would advance to second and third before Mary Sharff came home on a steal of home. Danielle Barton brought home another run with an RBI single, and another steal of home by Brenleigh Slavens gave Edgewood 3-0 lead.

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Sat
29
Apr

Local student qualifies for THSRA State Finals


Courtesy photo Martins Mill sophomore Cutter Carpenter will be competing at the Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals in Abilene June 4-10.

Cutter Carpenter of Athens will be traveling to Abilene, Texas, June 4-10 to compete in the Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals. The State Finals Rodeo is an annual, week-long event where high school students across Texas and surrounding states come and compete for numerous awards, scholarships and the opportunity to represent Texas at the National High School Finals Rodeo held each July.

Contestants compete in rodeos throughout the year in one of 10 regions across the state. At the last rodeo of regional level competition, the top 10 competitors in each event are announced. These contestants are then given the opportunity to represent their region on the state level at the THSRA state finals.

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Fri
28
Apr

Bulldogs dominate in back-to-back shutouts


Photo by Tracy Erwin The Edgewood Bulldogs celebrated Senior Night ahead of a 10-0 win over Eustace April 21.

The Edgewood Bulldogs will enter the upcoming 2017 playoffs with plenty of momentum, ending up District 12-3A play by outscoring Eustace and Quitman by a combined score of 28-0.

Edgewood began play with a 10-0, six-inning win over the Eustace Bulldogs April 21. Edgewood scored two runs in the first, three in the third, two in the fifth and three more in the sixth of the double-digit win.

Leading hitters for Edgewood included Trey Erwin going 3/4 with a stolen base, two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored, Keaton Seale going 2/3 with 2 RBI, Turner Bannister going 2/3 with two runs scored, Cooper Hill going 2/4 with an RBI, Tye Elie going 1/3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Trever Smith going 1/2 with two stolen bases, a double, 2 RBI and two runs scored and Dylan Coble going 1/1.

Turner Bannister picked up the complete game win for the Bulldogs, surrendering just six hits and no runs over six innings.

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