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Bulldog Baseball continues to power through District

Senior Desi Hallo slides into home to score for the Lady Dogs.  (PHOTO COURTESY OF COLMESNEIL BARKER YEARBOOK)Senior Desi Hallo slides into home to score for the Lady Dogs.  (PHOTO COURTESY OF COLMESNEIL BARKER YEARBOOK)

 

By Brooke Mitcham

Baseball – The Bulldog Baseball team is playing an outstanding season in district and show amazing effort on the field. On Tuesday, March 12, the Bulldogs took on Chester and run ruled the Yellowjackets by the fourth inning and the final score was 15-2. Dallen Pate and Jayden Ferguson pitched a great game and only allowed one hit during all four innings. At the plate, Jordan James, Wesley Dobbins, and Tanner Rhodes had three hits each.
On Saturday, March 16, the Bulldogs defeated Broaddus in four innings. Senior Jackson Dannelley threw a no hitter and struck out 11 of the 12 batters he faced. Senior Tanner Rhodes went 4-4 in hit batting and had 5 RBIs. Sophomore Jordan James went 2-3 while batting and Jackson Dannelley scored 4 runs. The final score of the game was 15-0 and the Bulldogs put another win under their belt.
On Tuesday, March 19, the Bulldogs will play in Zavalla and Varsity will begin at 6 p.m. On Friday, March 22, the Bulldogs will take on San Augustine at the Handley- Stewart Field. JV will start at 4 p.m. and Varsity will begin at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs have shown amazing potential for the rest of the season and have hopes to go far.

Softball – The Colmesneil Lady Dog Softball team took on rival, the Groveton Indians on Tuesday, March 12, and sadly came up short in the end. The Lady Dogs started the game off strong and scored two runs in the first inning and neither team scored in the second inning. The Indians had a good hit during the third inning and tied the game 2-2. In the fourth inning, the Indians took the lead and made the score 3-4. Both teams played great defense and neither team scored in the fifth or sixth inning. The score was 3-5 and the Lady Dogs needed to score in the bottom of the seventh. The final score was 3-5 and the Indians took home a win. On Friday, March 15, the Lady Dogs took on Big Sandy, and were not able to pull out a win. Sophomore Jamie Alegre had a great hit to left field and got an RBI. The score at the bottom of the third was 2-4 and the Lady Dogs were down. During the last inning, Big Sandy scored one run, and the Lady Dogs fought hard to win, but came up short with a score of 4-5. The JV softball team played in a one-day tournament on Saturday, March 16, and went undefeated the whole day and scored 31 runs total and only gave up nine runs during the whole tournament. The next district game for the Lady Dogs is on Tuesday, March 19, in Apple Springs starting at 6 p.m. and only Varsity will play. On Friday, March 22, the Lady Dogs will play in Chester and Varsity will begin at 4 p.m.

Tennis – The Colmesneil High School Tennis team will play their first tournament on Wednesday, March 20 in Lufkin at Crown Colony.
The variety of pairs and singles will take on PCA to practice before the district tournament.

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Warren Warriors participate in LCM tournament

Claire McEachern is on the mound for the Lady Warriors. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CARRIE STANDLEY)

 

By Bailey Moore

Baseball- The Warren Warriors baseball team competed in the LCM tournament this last weekend. Their first game in the tournament was up against New Waverly. On the mound this game was senior, Brody Brockman. The Warriors learned a lot from this experience. Their second game was moved to home and was against Shepard. Pitching for the Warriors was sophomore Trace Daigle pitching excellent and only allowing one player on base. Daigle scattered out 5 hits in 5 and two-thirds innings.  Alongside this the Warriors worked hard to do their job at the plate and scored six runs on the Shepard Pirates.

The final score 6-4 over Shepard. In their last game of the tournament against the Buffalo Bisons, the Warriors competed well. However, fell short over Buffalo. The Warren Warrior Baseball team will play its district opener away in Hardin this Tuesday and home against Buna on Friday with results in next week.

Softball- The Lady Warrior softball team started district last week. Playing the Anahuac Panthers on Tuesday and the Kountze Lionettes Friday night. The Lady Warriors have been improving constantly game after game. The Lady Warriors have continued working competitively at the plate and Claire McEachern improving greatly on the mound. In the game against Anahuac the Lady Warriors fought hard to gain a win, however falling short in the very end. As well as in the Kountze game the Lady Warriors worked their hardest but, in the end, did not pull through with a win. The Lady Warriors will continue district playing away in Hardin Tuesday and Friday playing home against Buna. The results will be in next week of these games.  

Band- The Warren band competed in the UIL Region 10 Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation at Silsbee High School. Warren Warrior band gained a “Superior’ rating in both these categories. In the concert section the band received 2-1-1 and also in the sight-reading section. Students in the band have also competed in the UIL Region Solo and Ensemble contest with many earning superior and excellent ratings. The Warren High School band is directed by Russell Hopkins and Taylor Moore.

Powerlifting- Kyler Loftin and Jeremiah Juarez competed in the Region 4 Division 3 Powerlifting Championship. They both qualified for regionals. Kyler Loftin placed first and will be advancing to state. Jeremiah Juarez placed 8th in his division.

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Woodville Lady Eagles end season in state championship game

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By Hale Hughes

Tenacious Telia – Woodville’s Telia Jackson (3) races past a Chapel Hill defender for a score in the state championship game in the Alamodome. (HALE HUGHES | TCB PHOTO)Tenacious Telia – Woodville’s Telia Jackson (3) races past a Chapel Hill defender for a score in the state championship game in the Alamodome. (HALE HUGHES | TCB PHOTO)SAN ANTONIO—The Lady Eagles showed the state that they are among the elite teams in Texas by advancing to the state championship 3A basketball game. The Lady Eagles used speed, a smothering defense and supreme ball handling skills as well as good decision making to find the open shots all season to take their place on the grandest stage in high school basketball.

The Alamodome hosted all teams where players and coaches were treated to one of the finest championship venues in the nation. Woodville (39-1) advanced to take on the unbeaten Chapel Hill Red Devils (36-0) in a matchup of both 3A teams with the highest winning percentages of the season. The Lady Eagles showed that they were up to the task and entered the game firm and undaunted against Chapel Hill and were not intimidated by their record or pedigree. Woodville’s Jordyn Beaty won the tip off and the Lady Eagles quickly went to work. Woodville jumped out to an early lead with Jayda Argumon hitting a three-pointer followed up with a jumper by Beaty. Beaty made a quick steal to allow Kayla Merchant to land an early layup to give the Lady Eagles a 7-2 run to start the game. Telia Jackson hit a free throw and Woodville was all gas and no brakes as they used the early momentum to their advantage. After a missed Chapel Hill shot, Merchant rebounded, and Jackson found Merchant open at the other end of the court to feed her the ball for another layup, giving Woodville a commanding 10-2 lead. Argumon and Beaty made back to back shots from the floor and then Argumon again hit from deep three-point range to give the Lady Eagles a whopping 17-7 lead with just over a minute remaining in the first period as Woodville flexed their muscle against the best the state had to offer.

The second period began with a 17-10 Woodville lead, but Chapel Hill showed why they were undefeated. The Red Devils made a three-pointer, a layup and two free throws to tie the game at 17 with 6:11 left in the second period. This was developing into a game of runs as each team was able put together a string of scores. The lead changed hands back and forth and Woodville had the upper hand 21-18 thanks to a couple of tip ins by Beaty.
The score was again tied 24-24 with 1:12 left as Woodville and Chapel Hill battled for the lead before halftime. The Red Devils were able to convert a layup at :16 to take a narrow two-point lead into the break.

Teams returned from the break looking fresh and ready to finish this epic battle with the state title in the balance. Woodville’s Beaty quickly tied the game at 26. Chapel Hill then copied what Woodville did to start the game as the Red Devils went on a 12-0 run to jump out to a 39-26 lead by the 4:26 mark of the third period. That run gave a tremendous amount of momentum to Chapel Hill and they leveraged that momentum to control the tempo of the game. Woodville remained resilient and battled back to narrow the gap, but Chapel Hill maintained the lead for the remainder of the period, as the third came to an end with a 40-35 Red Devil lead.

The fourth period was much like the third, with Woodville continuing to battle back. It was Woodville who made the game’s next run, and with a tip in by Merchant, the Lady Eagles found themselves tied up once again, 43-43 with four minutes left in the game.

In a game that swayed back and forth, it ended up being Chapel Hill who had the final run, forcing Woodville to resort to fouling to save time on the clock and hoping for missed free throws. Chapel Hill was clutch from the free throw line as they finished the game with a 55-46 win over the Lady Eagles.
Beaty led all scorers with 22 points. Beaty was 10 of 19 from the floor and one-of-two from three-point range. Jayda Argumon was 4 of 7 and 2 of 4 from three-point range and had 10 points, while Kayla Merchant finished with six points and Telia Jackson added five points.

This was a tremendous year for the Lady Eagles who played more games during this season than any other 3A school in the state. It should be noted that this was also one of the most successful seasons on record in school history.

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Pirates set anchor after successful basketball season

Pirates take time-out in bi-district play against Dime Box.Pirates take time-out in bi-district play against Dime Box.

 

By: Jennifer LeBouef

We are proud of you! Say we are proud of you! This is chanted each week from the SHS cheerleaders but was also the sentiment from Spurger Pirate fans last week, as both teams were on the road for play-offs. Each year, Pirate fans travel far and wide to support the maroon and white.

Spurger boys competed first on Monday in the Bi-District game against Dime Box at Willis High School. Starting for Spurger were: Tyler Dozier, Hunter Jenkins, Samuel Sirmons, Gantt Stone, and Samuel Tompkins. Dime Box started a full court press from the opening tip off. Dozier would score first for Spurger and follow with a three-point shot from above the line. Hunter Jenkins got control of the ball and sprinted down court for the assist to Dozier for two. Sirmons performed well for the Pirates at the post position (7-20). Colton Jenkins and Jacob McFarland made their way into the game for the second quarter. Sirmons got the ball to McFarland who drove through the lane for two. Hunter Jenkins passed to Colton Jenkins for a three-point shot. Dozier made four of six free throws at the line for the Pirates (18-35).

The third quarter started with Tompkins driving down the court, through defenders, to score two. Stone passed to Hunter Jenkins for a lay-up. Zack Covington hustled on the court for Spurger, but only made brief appearances because of a previous injury (23-55). The final quarter started as Hunter Jenkins scored off an assist from Dozier. Stone was fouled and made both free throws. Coach Lin Ellis introduced the rest of his team to the game. Caleb Donatucci, Christian Russell, and Billy Williams made their way onto the court to play for part of the fourth, alongside Covington and Colton Jenkins. Donatucci was fouled and made both free throws. Dozier passed to Stone to McFarland for the basket. With five seconds left of the game, Covington stole the ball, turned, and made the three-point shot at the buzzer (37-75). Although this game did not result in a win, the boys played a good game to the end, held their heads high, and represented Spurger proudly.

The Lady Pirates traveled to Hallettsville, last Tuesday, to compete against Rocksprings in the Regional Quarterfinal. The game opened with a pass from Shelly Martin to Gracie Greenwood for the basket. Lauren Griffin would steal the ball for the Pirates, and Kenzie Hatton later deflected the ball as Rocksprings was passing in. Griffin made a three-point shot, and both Shelly Martin and Tabitha Martin made baskets (9-10). An assist in the second quarter from Hatton to Greenwood would add three to the board. Greenwood was one of two at the line (13-30).

In the third quarter, Tabitha Martin was fouled and made one of two free throws. She then assisted Hatton for three. Hatton also passed to Greenwood who would score two (19-40). The last quarter of the game, the ladies continued to push hard. Abigail Sirmons was one for two at the line. Greenwood made two baskets for Spurger and passed to Hatton for three. Hatton then stole the ball and made a lay-up for two. At the end of the game, the score was (32-55). The ladies did not secure the win but had an outstanding season. Along with their coach, Kristi Henderson, they proved what hard-word, dedication, and the love of team can do.

As a reporter, nothing is more meaningful than to follow and report on the school you were once a part of. Our lives are more than one game, one season, or one school year. It is these collective moments and memories in time that make us who we are. May we always strive to do our best in everything we do. #forhim

This basketball season was played in honor and in memory of
Coach Murphy Martin
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