by Debby Harrison-
Seventh Grade Boys Basketball
The Woodville seventh grade boys' A team had a big win Thursday night, February 2, against the Corrigan Bulldogs, where the 45-7 victory locked up a district championship for the Eagles with one game remaining against Central Heights. These Middle School Eagles have set another team goal of an undefeated season as they travel to Central Heights on Thursday, February 9, starting at 4:30 p.m., striving for a zero in the loss column for the season.
High School Girls Basketball
The Lady Eagles split games this week. They traveled to Central Heights on Tuesday, January 31 and lost 46-33. The girls played hard and had the game cut to six points with about three minutes to go, but just couldn't close the gap. Scorers were TK Barlow with eight points; Morgan Powell with six points; JuLisa Williams with five points; Jasmine Spears, Mia Barlow, Sarah Reese, and Shaniqua Barlow with two each.
On Friday, February 3, the girls picked up a win at home on Senior Night by defeating Woden by a score of 44-32. The win guaranteed the girls a play-off spot. "I felt that we struggled at times offensively,' said Coach Troy Carrell, "but really picked it up on the defensive side."
Woodville held Woden to just nine points at the half. Scorers for the lady Eagles were Mia Barlow with 12 points; JuLisa Williams with 10 points; Jasmine Spears and Destiny Gill with seven each; and Shaniqua Barlow, Sarah Reese, Katie Watts, and TK Barlow with two each.
The girls were to close out district play on Tuesday evening, February 7 at San Augustine. According to Coach Carrel, "If we win there, we will be tied for second place in the district." Good luck, Lady Eagles!
Eighth Grade Boys Basketball
The Woodville Eagles eighth grade boys' A team was defeated by the Corrigan Camden Bulldogs last Thursday night by a score of 48-24. The Eagles played the Dogs hard the first half, trailing 21-11. After the half, the Bulldogs came out and outmatched the Eagles the rest of the game. The Eagles' next game will be Thursday, February 9 in Central Heights with a tip-off of 4:30 p.m.
The Woodville Varsity tennis team began the 2012 tennis season with a bang! The team played in their first tournament of the year, the "Legacy Hot Chocolate" in Beaumont. The following playing sites were used for the tournament: West Brook High School, Beaumont Country Club and Lamar University. Most schools were 4A and 5A, Woodville being the only 2A school represented.
Sean O'Neal came home with the silver medal in boys' singles. He had wins over Nederland, Vidor, West Brook, Legacy and Bridge City losing a very close final match against PNG.
Both of our girls' doubles teams made it to the semi-finals. Our number one doubles team composed of Jenny Grissom and Kristen Swafford drew a bye in the first round and went on to beat Kirbyville and West Brook before losing a close match to Bridge City.
The number two girls' doubles team of Heather Burkehalter and Octavia Tapia also had a bye in the first round. They went on to win their second and third rounds before losing to Memorial from Port Arthur in the fourth.
The next tournament, the Mid-County Invitational, was postponed until March 16, due to bad weather conditions. That makes the Lamar University High School Invitational the next tournament for Woodville, which will be held this coming Friday, February 10. According to Coach Sergio Ramos, "The Woodville Tennis Eagles are preparing hard and looking forward to another successful outing."
Middle School Girls Basketball
On Thursday, February 2, the Lady Eagles traveled to Corrigan and all seventh and eighth grade teams won. The seventh grade girls won with a score of 25-15 and the eighth grade girls won 26-16. This week will be their last regular season game, hosting Central Height at Woodville on Thursday, February 9, starting at 5 p.m.
Middle School Track
The Woodville Middle School Track teams begin their season by traveling to Newton on Monday, February 27, where field events will begin at 3:30 p.m. Then on Friday, March 2, both the boys and girls teams will travel to Groveton for field events beginning at 3:30 p.m. and both will continue their road trip by traveling to Corrigan on Friday, March 9, for another track meet starting at 3:30 p.m.
On Monday, February 19, the boys team will host a district track meet in Woodville and on Wednesday, February 22, the girls will travel to Hemphill for their district meet.Both meets have a schedule start time of 3:30 p.m.