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.
While the Spurger baseball and softball teams faced game cancelations due to heavy rains on Friday, the girls were still able to squeeze in a Tuesday game against High Island. Even though it is still early in the season, the entire softball team is already looking amazing and playing together as a team. By the third inning, Spurger had only allowed High Island score three runs, compared to the Pirates' 18. The score just continued to rise from there, and the Pirates walked away with a well-deserved win.
Although the baseball team was cancelled, that didn't stop them from playing in an AAU tournament on Saturday. Chance Shook, Chase Shook, Zack Fisher, Austyn McGallion, Dalton Cheek, Jordan McFarlen, Dylan Conner, Dylan Martin, Marlin Blankenship, Christian Kotara and Tyler Dozier are all the young men that play for Spurger's special AAU baseball team. The boys played Silsbee, but fell behind and could never close the score gap to get a win.
"Spurger AAU boys lost a tough game against Silsbee," said a fan that attended the game. "They are still really young and have worked hard to play on this team, and we expect great things from these boys in the future"
Spurger baseball and softball is expected to return to its regular schedule this week, weather permitting.
The baseball and softball teams will face Big Sandy on March 13 at home and Evadale on March 20 at Evadale. Spurger will also be competing in the Woodville Junior Varsity Tennis Tournament on March 16 in Woodville.
The Warren Warriors varsity baseball team traveled to Deweyville on March 5 and Pollock Central on March 8 to amp up their record to a sensational 10 wins and 2 losses. The Warriors have managed to keep up the excellent playing through their season and aim to continue their strategy throughout the rest of the season.
They first played the Deweyville Pirates on March 5 and emerged victorious after a seven inning game. They shut out the Pirates with an ending score of only 0-2, scoring two runs in the third inning. This was the team's first time to play against Deweyville this season; however, they will compete against the Pirates again on April 2. This game marked the beginning of the district games for Warren.
The Warriors also participated in a tournament at Pollock Central on March 8. The first played a four inning game against Trinity. The game resulted in a score of 8-9, with Warren narrowly escaping with the win. They then went to compete against the host team, Pollock Central. After a five inning game, the Warriors were triumphant with the score at 8-4.
The Warriors will play their next game on March 16 at Buna. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be the Warriors' third district game and their first time to play against Buna this year.
The Lady Warriors will be playing their next game March 16. Their game will take place at home and will be against Anahuac. Only the varsity team will play and the game will begin at 5 p.m. This will be a non-district game.
In basketball, Junior Brenna Johnson and Sophomore Kaelin Miller of the Lady Warriors' varsity basketball team were both added to the All-District team. Johnson was added to the first team and Miller was added to the second team.
The Woodville Varsity Baseball team won two games this week. Game 1 on Monday, March 5 was a road contest against the Coldspring Trojans. The game was an 11 inning battle in which the Eagles came out on top, 10-6. Chase Hensarling got the win, pitching scoreless tenth and eleventh innings. It was a team effort at the plate as all of the Eagles contributed to the win.
Woodville was also slated to play in the Hardin tournament and played one game on Thursday, March 8 against the Shepherd Pirates. The Eagles came out on top in a close 4-2 decision that revolved around great pitching from both teams. Torin Hickman pitched a complete game, striking out 14. At the plate, Grant Bullock, Quade Allison, Charles Fentress, and Marqui Jackson all had hits in the win.
The rest of the tournament was cancelled due to rain over the weekend. The Eagles are now 6-2-1 heading into district play this week as they will take on Newton on Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. and on the road against Corrigan-Camden on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, March 20 they will return home to take on Central Heights starting at 7 p.m.
The Woodville Tennis teams were ready to play this week. Previously they had been rained out on Friday, February 10 and re-scheduled for March 9. However, the Lamar University Tennis Tournament was rained out again, so Woodville Tennis teams did not get to play again.
Woodville High School is hosting a J.V./9th grade invitational tennis tournament this Friday, March 16. It is a small tournament involving mainly Tyler County schools. Come out and support your Eagles!
Junior Varsity Baseball
The Woodville JV Baseball team beat Tarkington 8-4 before being rained out the rest of the tournament in Coldspring. Next they will host Newton at home on Tuesday, March 13 beginning at 4:30 p.m., and then travel to Corrigan-Camden on Friday, March 16 starting at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 16 they will go to Jasper with play beginning at noon, returning home to play Central Heights on Tuesday, March 20 starting at 4:30 p.m.
The Woodville High School Boys and Girls Track teams will travel to Kirbyville on Thursday, March 22 and on Friday, March 30 will travel to Center for track and field events.
The Woodville Softball teams (Varsity and JV) will travel to Corrigan on Friday, March 16 with play starting at 4:30 p.m. and will then host Central Heights at home in Woodville on Tuesday, March 20 beginning at 4:30 p.m.