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Football and Volleyball District Awards Announced for Colmesneil

Colmesneil-Sports IMG 0020Football and Volleyball District Awards for Colmesneil—Top Row- Joey Adaway, Dillion Tompkins, Kevin Trunell, Wyatt Jackson and Zane Hermsen. Second Row- Colton Cox, Skylar Tompkins, Brodrick Jenkins, and Nature Jackson. Third Row- Kameron Lindsey,Carlos Cuellar, Emilee James, and Leah White. Bottom Row- Ryan Bray, Wesley Dobbins, Cason Smith, Taya Fowler, Gabby Reynolds and Rylee Smith.

by Alicyn Mitcham

Football District Awards- The football district awards for District 12-2A in Colmesneil include first team quarterback Kameron Lindsey, running back Brodrick Jenkins, defensive line Dillion Tompkins, defensive back Kameron Lindsey and Zane Hermsen. Second team all district include offensive line Wesley Dobbins, tight end Skylar Tompkins, running back Wyatt Jackson, wide receiver Zane Hermsen, and linebacker Brodrick Jenkins and Tyger McClendon. Honorable mentions include Carlos Cuellar, Kevin Trunnell, Joey Adaway, Cason Smith, and Ryan Bray.

Volleyball District Awards- The volleyball district awards for Colmesneil include Offensive MVP Nature Jackson, first team all district Gabby Reynolds, second team all district Emilee James and Taya Fowler, and honorable mentions include Desiree Halo, Lainey Spradlin, and Rylee Smith. High School Girls Basketball- On November 21, Lady Dogs basketball coach Quentin Cates upped his career wins to 492.

The Lady Dogs played High Island, and the game was a shutout. The final score was 59-23, and the Lady Dogs were victorious.

Nature Jackson was the top scorer of the night with 34 points in the game; she also had 11 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. Following her was Krista Harris with nine points, eight assists, eight rebounds, and two blocks. Mckayla Marshall scored three points, six rebounds, four steals and eight assists. Together Harris and Marshall had 16 assists which guarantees a good game for the Lady Dogs.

The Lady Dogs dominated the game from the start and shredded High Island's defense early on in the game. A key element that the Lady Dogs succeeded in this game was movement of the ball. The team moved the ball around the court around well, and it reflected in score of the game. When High Island would attempt to trap the Lady Dogs, the team would reverse the ball and dump the ball down low which would usually result in points. As a team, the they took 22 steals and nine turnovers. This resulted in a chance for the Lady Dogs to score more.

In the game, the Lady Dogs worked as a team and everyone found a chance to play. The Lady Dogs are improving working together as a team, and now are going to focus on individual skills.

The varsity Lady Dogs will play in a tournament on December 1-3 in Sabine Pass. On December 1, the Lady Dogs will have a game against High Island. On December 2, the Lady Dogs will play Sabine Pass at 8 a.m., and Nederland at 11 a.m.
High School Boys Basketball- On November 22, the Bulldogs found their first win of the season against Groveton. The Dogs held their own against the Indians in the first quarter as they held their opponents scoreless with a lead of 12-0.
After that quarter, the Dogs and Indians battled back and forth for the score lead. In the final two minutes of the game, Kameron Lindsey hit a free throw that gave the point lead back to the Dogs. After a defensive rebound, Julius Midkiff forced the Groveton defense to start fouling.

The Dogs took a six point lead in the final ten seconds of the game, and made Groveton shoot a desperate shot to try to win the game, but only resulted in the Dogs' victory.

Midkiff was the top scorer of the night with 17 points, eight steals, and five assists. Zane Hermsen followed with 16 points. On December 1-3, the varsity Dogs will have a tournament in Deweyville, and times are TBA. On December 8-10, the Dogs will host the annual R.B Tournament for varsity girls and boys in the new gym and times will be announced.