The Warren Junior High boys' track team competed in Anahuac in the district meet on March 28. The team brought home the first place trophy, as well as many individual awards.
In the 800m run, Andrew Gordon placed first and Cade Flebee made it in second. Flebee and Gordon placed second and third, respectively, in the 400m dash. The team was also successful in the 100m dash, with Kelby Weyler taking first and Tyler Murphy taking third place. Weyler placed first again in the 200m dash with Alec Marlar placing third. Marlar also placed second in the 100m hurdles. A compilation of Gordon, Flebee, Tyler Murphy, and Samuel Garcia placed second in the 400m relay. Murphy, Marlar, Weyler, and Kyler Bradford joined together to take home second in the 200m relay. Bradford placed again in the 1600m run, in which he came in third. Jason Adney placed first and Ty Choate placed sixth in the 300m hurdles. Three Warren participants placed in the triple jump; Bradford, Garcia, and Choate placed fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
The Warren High School tennis players competed in the District Tennis Tournament. Nathan Aulbaugh and Jacob Blackshear placed first in Boys Doubles and Lucas Briest and Taylor Conner placed third in Mixed Doubles. Kristyn Miller also placed, making second in Girls Singles.
The boys' golf team placed first in the district golf tournament on April 4. Brenna Johnson placed first in the girls division.
The varsity baseball team was also met with success in a seven inning game at home against Deweyville. The Warriors met with victory, with a score of 9-5. Their next game will take place on April 13 against Anahuac at home and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The varsity softball team also won their home game against East Chambers on April 5. The Lady Warriors finished with an impressive score of 14-4.
Last week the Jackets had a tough time, with both the baseball and softball teams falling to the Zavalla Eagles and the Colmesneil Bulldogs. On Tuesday, March 13, both teams were scheduled to play the Eagles at home, but due to Chester's softball field not being in adequate playing condition the girls game was moved to the Zavalla field. The final score for that game was 12-2. The baseball game stayed true to the schedule and was played at 5 p.m. in Chester. They also fell to the Eagles ending the game in the fifth inning with a final score of 27-7. On Friday, March 16, both teams travelled to Colmesneil for a rivalry match up. The softball game began at 5 p.m. and ended in the fifth inning with a final score of 11 -1. The baseball game began at 6 p.m. and was ended in the fifth inning, the final score being 16-0. Both teams are hoping for a better outcome in the games to come. Friday March 23, they will be travelling to Brookeland. The softball game will begin at 5 p.m., and the baseball game will begin at 6 p.m. Then on Tuesday, March 27, the baseball boys will travel to Chireno for a game that will also begin at 6 p.m.
The Spurger baseball team took on Sabine Pass on Friday in a make-up game to replace the one that was rained out two weeks earlier. The boys knew that Sabine Pass would be a tough team to beat, and some expected the game to end in a 15-run rule like last season. But, in true Pirate fashion, the team gave the Sharks a true run for their money.
The first inning started out with Sabine Pass stepping up to bat first. The Pirates caught the first two batters' hits, and threw the third batter out at first base to take the game to the bottom of the first inning. Aaron Ford, the second batter in the Pirates' line up managed to hit a double, and a hit by Brett Bussel brought Ford into home, bringing the score to 1-0 with the Pirates in the lead.
No score was made in the second inning; both teams struck out at bat, and hit pop flies that were caught by the outfielders.
Sabine Pass started out the top of the third inning with a single and a stolen base that put a runner on second, but the next two batters were thrown out at first base. Then a single hit by the Sharks brought the runner into home, tying the game at 1-1. The Pirates had a chance to pull ahead of Sabine Pass in the bottom of the third inning, but all three batters struck out at the plate.
The Sharks saw their opportunity to get ahead of the Pirates in the top of the fourth and took it, with all three of their first batters making it to home plate, bringing the score to 1-4. The Pirates battled to get ahead and close the score gap, and managed to get a runner, Derreck Laurent, on second base; but Oliver hit a line drive to the pitcher, who threw Oliver out at first base, ending the inning before Laurent could make it across home place.
Sabine Pass scored another point during the top of the fifth, and had two more runners on base, but a fantastic double play by the Pirates ended the Sharks' batting, and brought the game into the bottom of the fifth. The boys knew that they had to close the score gap during that inning if they wanted a chance at a win, but they were batting the bottom of their lineup, and the first batter struck out. The Pirates managed to get a runner on second and third bases, but another strike out and pop fly ended the inning too quickly for the Pirates to score.
Sabine Pass racked up the points again in the top of the sixth inning and ran four runners into home, bringing the score to 1-7. The Pirates also began to come back in the sixth inning when the first batter, Brett Bussel, was walked to first, and then ran in to second when Derreck Laurent hit another line drive into the outfield. With runners on first and third, Cody Winkle stepped up to bat and drove home Bussel, bringing the score to 2-7 and putting a runner on first and third. The next batter, Cody Oliver, made another great hit to bring Winkle home, bringing the score to 3-7. The Pirates were definitely coming back, but the next two batters struck out swinging and brought the game into the final inning.
Sabine pass struck out twice in the top of the seventh, and the Pirates threw a batter out at first base for three outs. The bottom of the seventh was the Pirates' last chance for a comeback, and Hunter Smith got a great first base hit to start off the bottom of the seventh inning. Aaron Ford was thrown out at first, but Smith managed to steal second base. Then, Brett Bussel hit a double, bringing Smith home. The boys kept getting a few great hits, but a strike out by Oliver with the bases loaded ended the game for the Pirates. Although they didn't win, they improved 100% since last year and are looking forward to the rest of the season.
Both the baseball and softball teams will take on Evadale, in Evadale on the 20th and Legget at home on the 23rd. The tennis team will also play in the Woodville Varisty tournament on the 30th.
The Lady Warriors continued their stellar season with another win against the Buna Cougars on March 15. The team played as a whole and delivered an exceptional performance to add to an already promising future for the team. The game took place at home and was the team's third district game of the season.
Junior Kacy Priddy filled in as the pitcher for Warren as Senior Meagan McCluskey took the spot of catcher. During the top of the first inning, one run was scored before a double brought in two more players. Priddy contributed to the outs of the Cougars as she struck one player out and caught a ball from another batter. The Lady Warriors then came up to bat but were unable to make a score. Senior Shelby Ford hit in a single for the team; however, the team soon received its three outs before she could advance past first.
Priddy continued her solid pitching and the team held back Buna from scoring in the second inning. Chelsea Hammons, Meagan McCluskey, and Kati Crenshaw all hit in singles for their team, but none were able to make it back to the home plate by the end of the inning. The Cougars scored again in the third quarter but were out after Haley Roach caught a pop fly sent out to center field. Meagan Hollingsworth and Kacy Priddy both hit in the third inning, but the team still had yet to score.
Another double was hit by the Cougars and with the score at 0-6, the situation seemed relatively bad for the Lady Warriors. However, during the fourth inning, Brenna Johnson was hit in by Kati Crenshaw, finally placing the team on the scoreboard. Although that was their only score of the inning, it was a step towards walking home with a victory. Priddy and McCluskey demonstrated their powerful ability to work together and did not allow a single player on base during the fifth inning. Haley Roach, Jordan Spivey, Meagan McCluskey and Meagan Hollingsworth each had hits in this inning and Roach made it home via a double from Spivey.
The Cougars returned to bat and made some progress with one player getting on base and eventually stealing third and home to bring the score to 3-7. The tables began to turn in the sixth inning as Crenshaw, Johnson, Roach, and Spivey each made it onto the bases. A double from Spivey brought home Crenshaw and Johnson. Spivey then came home through a forced walk. A cripplingly powerful hit from Crenshaw turned into a triple and brought home three more players. The sixth inning ended in the Lady Warriors' favor at 11-7. The seventh inning was the Cougars' final chance to snag a win, but they were unable to make it onto a base. The game came to a close with the score at 11-7, with the Lady Warriors collecting another victory.
The Lady Warriors will play again on March 23 against West Sabine. The game will take place at home. The JV will begin at 5 p.m. and the Varsity will begin at 6:30 p.m. This will not be a district game for the Lady Warriors.
Warren's varsity baseball played a seven inning game against Big Sandy on March 17 at Warren. Although the Wildcats quickly snatched the lead in the first inning, the Warriors were able to tie the game in the third inning. The teams tied up again during the fifth inning and, after a scoreless sixth inning, the Warriors grabbed onto the lead and finished the game with a score of 5-4. The team will play against Hardin on March 23 at home. The game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. This will be the Warriors' sixth district game.
The Colmesneil Lady Dogs took the field against Chester last Friday in a longtime rivalry game. The Lady Dogs trailed early on, giving up a run to the Yellow Jackets in the top of the first inning. After that small slip up, the Lady Dogs were able to rebound, thanks to Elisabeth Bryan's two-run single in the bottom of the first inning. After a solid inning of pitching by perennial All-District pitcher Ali Harvey, the Lady Dogs were able to put their foot on the gas, and they never let up. The Lady dogs were able to drive in six runs in the second inning, led by a plethora of RBI's from Stormy Thompson, Allie Monk, and Ali Harvey. Kara Standley's two-run double in the bottom of the third inning was essentially the dagger that put that this game out of reach, and led to Chester being 10-run ruled, ending the game with a final score of 11-1, after playing only five innings. The Lady Dogs also took on Brookeland last week, beating them in a nail-biter, 6-5. They also played a make-up game last week against West Sabine, defeating them by a score of 10-5, giving the Lady Dogs an undefeated 3-0 district record. The Lady Dogs' next game will be in Zavalla on Friday, March 23.
The Varsity boys' baseball team also played Chester last week. The Bulldogs started this game on fire, scoring five runs in the first inning, led by Daniel Bruton's two-run home run in the first inning and Chris Flournoy's double. The Bulldogs caught a few breaks, highlighted by several errors made by Chester. The Bulldogs were able to capitalize on those errors, though, topping the second inning with seven runs, including RBI's from Daniel Bruton, Dylan Falcon, Chris Thedford, Kolton Bass, and Chris Flournoy. With a 12-run lead after the second inning, the Bulldogs put themselves in a great position to walk off the field with a 3-0 district record. Like the Lady Dogs, the Bulldogs ended the game early after only five innings with a final score of 16-0. The Bulldogs are undefeated in district, and it looks as though the more they play, the better they get. They've scored 29 runs and only given up five runs in those first three games, giving them an average margin of victory of about eight runs per game, meaning that the Bulldogs are dominating opponents. The Bulldogs are in the driver's seat in the district right now, and will travel to Zavalla on Friday, March 23, in what is likely to be to be a battle for sole possession of first place.
The Colmesneil Bulldogs squared off against Broaddus on Thursday, March 8. In their first district contest of the season, the Bulldogs were able to hang on to an early lead. Daniel Bruton's two-run homerun in the fifth inning essentially put the score out of reach for Broaddus, paving the way for the game's 10 to 3 final score. Senior Cullen Barker also played a huge part in the Bulldogs success, batting three for three with a double, triple, and three runs batted in. Freshman Chris Thedford also had a nice outing, going two for four with a triple and one run batted in. In the pitching department, Bryce Rains was a rock for the Bulldogs. Rains pitched seven innings with nine strikeouts, one walk, and only gave up three runs. As a team, the Bulldogs played arguably their best game of the season. Sophomore pitcher Cole Lowery is expected back next week from a groin injury, meaning the Bulldogs will have their full arsenal of pitchers all healthy just in time for the most important part of the season. Cullen Barker, Cole Lowery, Bryce Rains, and Matt Bailey give the Bulldogs a strong four man rotation. Colmesneil's next game will be at home on Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in a rivalry game against Chester.
All of the Lady Dogs' softball games were cancelled this week due to harsh weather conditions, but they are scheduled to play Chester at home on March 16, at 6 p.m.
The Varsity track meet was also cancelled due to the weather. Their next track meet is scheduled to be in Evadale on March 22.
The Junior High track team excelled in their meet on Monday, March 5. In the girls division, Diana Montgomery came in first place in the 2400-meter run, and Allison Mitcham came in fourth place. In the 800-meter run, Allison Mitcham came in fourth place. In the 400-meter dash, Taylor Barker came in first place and Angela Montgomery came in second place. In the 1200-meter run, Diana Montgomery came in first place. In the 1600-meter relay, the team consisting of Angela Montgomery, Allison Mitcham, Sarah Davis, and Taylor Barker came in third place. In the shot put, Krista Harris came in third place and Sabryn Costellow came in sixth place. In the discus, Taylor Barker came in first place and Sabryn Costellow came in sixth place. In the triple jump, Taylor Barker came in second place, concluding the junior high girl's results. In the boys' division, Conner Ackley came in third place in the discus and Mason Williams came in fifth place. In the high jump, Harrison Brown came in fourth place and Mason Carmello came in first place. The 400-meter relay team, consisting of Mason Carmello, Conner Ackley, Kaleb Lindsey, and Dalton Davis came in second place. In the 110-meter hurdles, Harrison Brown came in fifth place and Conner Ackley came in third place. In the 100-meter dash, Mason Carmello came in first place and Kaleb Lindsey came in fifth place. The 800-meter relay, consisting of Demonte Siggers, Nick Powell, Cadre Powell, and Austin Conner, came in fourth place. In the 400-meter dash, Andrew Harmon placed fifth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Conner Ackley came in second place and Harrison Brown came in sixth place. In the 200-meter dash, Dalton Davis came in first place. The 1600-meter relay team, consisting of Mason Carmello, Kaleb Lindsey, Andrew Harmon, and Dalton Davis came in first place. In the triple jump, Dalton Davis came in sixth place. In the long jump, Mason Carmello came in third place, concluding the boys results.