Sports

Sat
14
Jan

Indians drop two in district play

The Grand Saline Indians took to the court twice in District 12-3A play during the past week, hosting a district game against Eustace and traveling to Quitman. The Indians finished 0-2 on the week, falling by eight to Eustace and seven to Quitman.

Jordan Smith helped lead the way offensively against Eustace Jan. 6, finishing with a team-high 19 points in a 63-51 loss to the Bulldogs.

Eustace built a 16-9 lead after one quarter of play before weathering a 20-15 run by the Indians in the second to maintain a 31-29 lead.

The Bulldogs gradually pulled away of the final 16 minutes of play, outscoring Grand Saline 15-10 in the third quarter and 17-12 in the fourth quarter for the 63-51 win.

Outside of Smith’s 19, other Grand Saline scorers included Jaxon Taylor with 11 points and Phillip LaPrade with nine points. Trent Easley finished with four points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

Sat
14
Jan

Lady Cats get past Avinger, 51-48

The Fruitvale Lady Cats opened District 24-1A play at home Jan. 6 with a game against the Avinger Lady Indians. Led by a combined 30 points from Amy Anderson and Emily Driskill, Fruitvale came away with a 51-48 win.

Posting on the Fruitvale ISD website, Coach Casey Chase noted, “The Lady Cats came out hot and aggressive and built an early lead, but Avinger responded with some tough three-point shooting to keep the game close throughout. The Lady Cats were able to do just enough to hold off Avinger as they never trailed in the game.”

Amy Anderson finished play with a monster effort, recording a double-double behind 15 points and 15 rebounds. Emily Driskill also added 15 points to help the Lady Cats move to 1-0 overall in district play.

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Fri
13
Jan

Hawks soar past Bobcats, 78-36

The Fruitvale Bobcats hit the court against a talented team in their second to last non-district game of the season this week, taking on District 16-2A’s Hawkins Hawks Jan. 10.

A competitive first quarter gave way to a Hawkins runaway victory in the contest as the Hawks outscored Fruitvale 48-15 in the second and third quarters combined en route to a 78-36 win.

The Bobcats hung tough in the first quarter, keeping the score close at 16-10 in favor of Hawkins.

Offensive and defensive struggles in the second quarter would begin to change the tone of the game dramatically, with Hawkins lighting up the scoreboard for 27 points to take a 43-18 lead into the half.

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Fri
13
Jan

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail announced

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of Lake Tawakoni at W. Tawakoni, Texas March 4. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championship.

This year's Northern Championship will be held September 22-23 on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. The Southern Championship will be held October 6-7 on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.

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Thu
12
Jan

Lady Mustangs continue district dominance

The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs found themselves in a rare position on Tuesday night, getting outshot from behind the three-point line by Campbell by a 7-5 margin.

Despite their advantage from long range, Campbell could do little to slow down the Martins Mill machine as the Lady Mustangs closed play with 22-6 run to take a 65-43 win.

The Lady Mustangs, ranked 5th in the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2A State Poll, took a 21-11 lead over the Indians after one quarter of play.

The pace slowed considerably in the second quarter with Martins Mill outscoring Campbell 13-9 to take a 34-20 lead into the half.

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Sat
07
Jan

Hawks narrowly clip Fruitvale, 44-43

The Fruitvale Lady Cats came painfully close to upending the visiting Hawkins Lady Hawks Jan. 3, suffering a tough 44-43 loss in their final tune-up before beginning district play against Avinger Jan. 6.

Posting on the Fruitvale ISD website, Coach Casey Chase stated, “The Lady Cats came out hot in the first half and except for a few big threes by Hawkins had a pretty strong performance on both ends of the floor as they took a 27-19 lead into the half. However, the third quarter did not go well for the Lady Cats as extreme foul trouble and excessive turnovers limited them to just five points. The Lady Cats never found their stride again as Hawkins continued to chip away at the lead. A back and forth game saw Hawkins go to the free throw line with 10 seconds left to hit the go ahead free throw and put Hawkins up 44-43. The Lady Cats had two great shots at the end to try and steal the win, but both shots rimmed out.”

Sat
07
Jan

Lady Dogs play five games following Christmas


Photo by Tracy Erwin Edgewood freshman Tabitha Parker brings the ball up the court during play against the Grand Saline Lady Indians Jan. 3.

The Edgewood Lady Dogs spent plenty of time on the court following the Christmas holiday, competing in four games at the Macy Chenevert Patriot Holiday Classic in Tyler Dec. 28-30 before resuming district play against Grand Saline Jan. 3.

Edgewood finished those five games with a 2-3 record overall, including going 2-2 in their post-holiday tournament appearance.

The Lady Dogs opened tournament play Dec. 28 against one of the best 4A teams in the state, losing 66-36 to the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes.

Poor second quarter play played a key role in the game, with Edgewood getting outscored 16-3 in the frame as Gilmer took a commanding lead.

Katy Pool finished as Edgewood's leading scorer in the game, finishing with 12 points. Kenzie Smith scored six points, Tyler Johnson five and Nicole Neal three.

The Lady Dogs bounced back in a big way Dec. 29, stifling Bishop Gorman at every turn in a 56-21 Edgewood win.

Fri
06
Jan

Bulldogs enjoy banner week following holiday


Photo by Tracy Erwin The Edgewood Bulldogs finished a perfect 5-0 at the Delbert Ballard Christmas Tournament in Quitman Dec. 28-30, winning first overall out of a field that included Big Sandy-Dallardsville, Campbell, Canton, Fruitvale, Hooks, Hooks, Quinlan Boles, Quinlan Ford, Quitman, Troup, Whitehouse and Wolfe City

Edgewood enjoyed a pair of milestones following the Christmas break, taking first overall at the Quitman Tournament Dec. 28-30 before recognizing Coach Jay Jameson for recently reaching 600 wins prior to a district win over the rival Grand Saline Indians Jan. 3.

The Bulldogs were not the only local team to make its way to Quitman for their annual post-holiday tournament, being joined by Canton and Fruitvale, as well as Quitman, Big Sandy-Dallardsville, Campbell, Hooks, Quinlan Boles, Quinlan Ford, Troup, Whitehouse and Wolfe City.

Edgewood opened play at the Delbert Ballard Christmas Tournament by winning first overall in its pool with victories over both Big Sandy-Dallardsville and Troup Dec. 28 to advance to the Championship Bracket Dec. 29-30.

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Fri
06
Jan

Lady Mustangs run past Dallas Thunder

The Martins Mill Lady Mustangs added another impressive win to their resume Jan. 3, outscoring a talented Dallas Thunder in every quarter en route to a 62-41 win at home.

Martins Mill, ranked 5th overall in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association 2A State Poll, built up a modest 11-7 lead after one quarter of play.

The team found another gear offensively in the second quarter, scoring 20 points over an eight-minute stretch to take a 31-19 lead entering the half.

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Sun
25
Dec

Mustangs headed west for Eula Tournament

The Martins Mill Mustangs will add plenty of miles to their season's travels Dec. 28-30, heading nearly 250 miles west Dec. 28-30 to compete in the Eula Holiday Classic.

Teams scheduled to compete, outside of host Eula and Martins Mill, are scheduled to include Brady, Childress, Clyde, Eastland, Holliday, Jim Ned, Lingleville, Merkel, Nazareth, Poolville, Priddy, Roscoe, Stamford and Tolar.

In a press release announcing this year's event, the Eula athletic department noted, "The Boys bracket includes five teams that are currently ranked in the TABC top 25 in Class A, AA, or AAA. Nazareth, Lingleville, and Eula are all ranked in the top 15 at 2, 12, and 14 respectively in Class A. Martins Mill is the 20th ranked team in the state in Class AA and Childress is ranked 18th in Class 3A."

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