The Spurger Pirate baseball team played West Hardin in a double header on Friday so that they could catch up on the district games they missed due to rain and wet fields.
The first game began at 2 p.m., and began with Hunter Smith and John Smart getting in two good hits, and Aaron Ford and Cody Winkle making runs for the Pirates. With the Pirates ahead 2-0, West Hardin made a huge comeback in the second inning and scored six runs, as well as five more in the third inning. The Pirates held off West Hardin for the remainder of the game, and finally began to make their comeback in the fifth inning. Hunter Smith started off the fifth inning with a run, and John Smart and Brett Bussel both made hits and got on base. Aaron Ford, Cody Winkle, Thomas Martin, and Austin Robinson also went on to make runs for the Pirates in the fifth inning. The score stayed at 7-11 for the remainder of the game, and the Pirates ran out of time to claim a win in the first game.
Key players in the game were Aaron Ford with 2 runs, Cody Winkle with 2 runs, Thomas Martin with a run and a hit, Austin Robinson with a run and two hits, and Hunter Smith, who pitched 9 strike-outs against West Hardin.
The second game of the double header began with West Hardin scoring two runs, but the Pirates played an exellent defense and didn't allow them to score again until the fifth inning. Aaron Ford scored two runs, and Thomas Martin added another to the Pirates' score before the fifth inning to bring the score to 3-2 with Spurger in the lead. Then, in the fifth inning, West Hardin scored another run, tying the game at 3-3. The game remained tied until the last inning, when West Hardin scored five more runs. Again, the Pirates ran out of time to come back and could score only two more runs before the game ended. The final score was 8-5 with West Hardin pulling off a close win.
Key players in the game were Aaron Ford with three runs, Brett Bussel and Caleb Lebouf with one run each, and Austin Robinson with three hits.
The Woodville Eagles and Lady Eagles traveled to Newton on April 9 and 11 for the 22AA District Meet. The Eagles scored 117 points, which earned them the district's runner-up title, behind first place Newton's 164 points. Other schools participating included Corrigan-Camden 113, San Augustine 102, Hemphill 69, Central Heights 24, and Woden 18. The JV Eagles won district with 144 points. The Lady Eagles also placed second with 112 points behind district champion San Augustine Wolves' 151 points. Newton was third with 109, followed by Corrigan's 101. Rounding off the district was Hemphill with 75, Central Heights 56 and Wooden with 1. These athletes placed in the top 3 and will advance to Regionals. Marcus Harrison 1st place shot put 46'8", Cody Mitchell 3rd place shot put 41'7", Tyler Skinner 2nd place discus 118', Rachaud Mitchell 2nd place high jump 5'10"and mile relay, TC Mitchell 3rd place high jump 5'10", Derrick Daffron 1st place pole vault 10' 6", Phillip Noble 3rd place triple jump 42'4", 1st place 110m hurdles 15.9 sec., 2nd place 300m hurdles 41.9 sec. and 1600m relay, Charles Fentress 400m dash 52.3 sec. and mile relay, and joining Mitchell, Noble, and Fentress in the mile relay is Sana Moran with a time of 3:30 for 3rd place. Coach Scott Holloway was very pleased with the effort of the entire team.
The Lady Eagles will have a good showing at regionals with Hannah Shows placing 3rd in high jump at 4'9", 3rd place Audrey Brookshire in the 3200 and 1600 with times of 14:14 and 6:19 respectively, T'Kenah Barlow 3rd place long jump at 15'7", 2nd place 100m dash 13.71,and 1600m relay, Shanequia Barlow 1st place 400m 1:00.3, 1st place 200m 26.63 and 2nd place 1600m relay, Jackeia Collins 3rd place 300 hurdles 51.9 and mile relay, Julisa Williams 1st place shot put 39'5", 3rd place Jasmine Spears 36'10.25" shot put, and joining Barlow, Collins and Barlow in the 2nd place mile relay is Hallie Beaty with a time of 50.87. Coach Phillip Scoggins likes his chances at regionals and advancing to state. The Eagle and Lady Eagle qualifiers will compete Thursday, April 19, at Corrigan before heading to Whitehouse, Texas, April 27-28 for regionals.
The Lady Eagle Golf team won district on April 10 at Woodland Hills in Nacogdoches, while Chase Hensarling earned a berth to regionals as a medalist. Girls' softball will be looking to bounce back after a 4-3 loss to Central Heights Friday in extra innings, while baseball will close out their district schedule Friday, April 20 at San Augustine.
Amanda Duvail of Spurger ISD signed a scholarship to Colby Community College on Friday, April 20, 2012. Duvail, an avid track and cross country competitor, received the scholarship offer from Colby Community College in Kansas earlier this year, and agreed to join their cross country, half marathon, and indoor-outdoor track team beginning in the Fall 2012 semester.
Brandon Shumake, Spurger ISD Principal says that on behalf off all the teachers and faculty, that "Spurger ISD is very proud of Amanda and her accomplishments in cross country and track. We wish her the best as she continues her athletic future at Colby Community College in Kansas."
Amanda will be leaving for Colby Community College on the second week in August of 2012. Once there, she will practice three to four days a week and will compete in meets and marathons on Saturdays. The school and community wish Amanda Duvail the best in all of her athletic and educational endeavors.
For the first time ever, Woodville High School hosted a Tennis Regional Qualifiers Tournament. This was done after school and in the evening so students who qualifed for their Regional tournament would not lose school time.
The following Regional Qualifiers from our Tyler County schools were involved in the tournament: Colmesneil, Chester, Spurger, Warren and Woodville along with Kountze H.S. To be a Regional qualifier the tennis players must have won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at their respective District tournaments.
Colmesneil H.S. qualifiers were: in boys singles-Tanner McAlpin. In girls doubles: Presley Parker & T. Bell
Chester H.S. qualifiers were: in boys singles Hernan Martinez and Johnny Aienna, in boys doubles: W. Davis & J. Liljequist
Spurger H.S. qualifiers were: in boys singles Nathan Sheffield: in girls singles: Kelsey Sheffield and in girls doubles: A.
Hollier & A. Duvail
Warren H.S. qualifiers were: in girls singles-Kristyn Miller and in boys doubles-Nathan Albaugh and Jacob Blackshear.
Woodville H.S. qualifiers were: in boys singles-Grant Hensarling; in boys doubles-Austin Coker and B.J. Hutto; Enrique Gonzalez and Jordan Greenbaum; in girls doubles- Jenny Grissom and Kristen Swafford; and in mixed doubles-Sean O'Neal and Destini Hadnot.
Kountze H.S. qualifiers were: in boys singles-Larami Linn; in mixed doubles: Landri Linn and M. Read and D. Mayer and
Results of the Regional Qualifiers Tournament:
Boys Singles; Larami Linn (Kountze) - 1st and Hernan Martinez (Chester)-2nd.: Johnny Aienna (Chester)-3rd.
Girls Singles: Kristyn Miller (Warren)- 1st and Kelsey Sheffield (Spurger)- 2nd;
Boys Doubles: Austin Coker & B.J. Hutto (Woodville)-1st and Nathan Albaugh & Mark Blackshear (Warren)-2nd; W. Davis & J. Liljequist (Chester)-3rd.
Girls Doubles: Jenny Grissom & Kristen Swafford (Woodville)- 1st and A. Hollier & A. Duvail (Spurger) - 2nd.; P. Parker & T. Bell (Colmesneil)- 3rd.
Mixed Doubles: D. Mayer & D. Anderson (Kountze)-1st; L. Linn & M. Read (Kountze) 2nd.; Sean O'Neal & Destini Hadnot-(Woodville-3rd)
This Tennis Regiional Qualifiers tournament was played with the idea of helping our Tyler County Schools do better in their respective Regional tournaments.
Woodville Eagles Tennis Team Regional Qualifiers: The Eagles will fly to Tyler Junior College on April 18 and 19 to play at the Regional Tennis tournament. Front row-left to right: Coach Ramos, Jenny Grissom, Kristen Swafford, B.J. Hutto and Destini Hadnot. Back row-left to right: Sean O'Neal, Grant Hensarling and Austin Coker. Not pictured: Enrique Gonzalez, Jordan Greenbaum, Hannah Williams and Adrian Baeza.