updated 2:49 PM UTC, Dec 6, 2019


Bulldogs receive District awards

award logoBy Brooke Mitcham

The Bulldog football team received several District awards on Monday, Dec. 2 and had outstanding results. Sophomore Treston Horton received the superlative award of Utility Player of the Year.

First team included: Senior Gerrick Vrooman, Senior Wesley Dobbins, Junior Kobe Shird, and Sophomore Kolyer Marshall. Second team included: Senior Kaleb Powers, Junior Jordan James and Junior Evan Stewart. Honorable mention included: Sophomore Jermi Shamblin, Sophomore Jay Johnson, Sophomore Jayden Ferguson and Freshman Reed Best.

The Bulldogs worked hard throughout the football season to earn these awards and are working hard each day to prepare for next season.

The Lady Dog basketball team took on Tenaha on Monday, Nov. 25 and sadly could not pull out a win against the Lady Tigers.

On Tuesday, Nov. 26 the Lady Dogs played Evadale at the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium and fought hard until the end. The first half of the game did not go in the Lady Dogs favor, but after half time, the dogs came out ready to play. Senior Shelby Patrick played strong defense throughout the game. Despite playing hard, the Lady Dogs were not able to win.

The next game for the Lady Dogs will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at PCA. Varsity will begin at 5 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 6 the Lady Dogs will be traveling to Deweyville for a tournament. The Lady Dogs will play at 12:45 p.m. against Bridge City JV in gym 2. The game times for Saturday are to be determined.

Bulldog basketball will also be traveling to Deweyville for the tournament and will play on Thursday, Dec. 5. The Dogs will play at 2 p.m. against Dayton in gym 1. The game times for Saturday are to be determined. Before traveling to Deweyville, the dogs will play at the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium against Corrigan. JV will start at 5 p.m. and Varsity will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Lady Dogs receive District awards

Seniors Lacy Reynolds and Taya Fowler with their Academic All-State awards. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CISD ATHLETICS)Seniors Lacy Reynolds and Taya Fowler with their Academic All-State awards. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CISD ATHLETICS)


By Brooke Mitcham

COLMESNEIL – The Lady Dogs volleyball team received several district awards for the 2019 season.

They placed first in district and only lost one game during district play. Senior Lacy Reynolds played a phenomenal season and took the award of Overall MVP in the district. Junior Lauren O’Neal and Junior Brooke Mitcham received the award of 1st team. 2nd team consisted of Senior Shelby Patrick, Senior Taya Fowler, and Junior Erin Frazier. Junior Mckayla Pittman, Junior Sunnie Wilkinson, and Sophomore Kaitlyn Odom. Reynolds also received 1st team Academic-Allstate and Fowler received second team Academic-All-State.

The Lady Dogs fought hard throughout the season and plan to come back even stronger next year.

Lady Dog, Bulldog basketball action heats up

The Lady Dog basketball girls played Sabine Pass at the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium and sadly could not pull out a win.

They fought hard throughout the game and the final score was 28-48. The next game for the Lady Dogs was on Monday, Nov. 25 against Tenaha the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium, then they played on Tuesday against Evadale, also on their home court. The scores of these games are unavailable at press time.

The Lady Dogs are fighting hard to improve each day and are preparing for district play.

The Bulldog basketball team traveled to Beaumont on Tuesday, Nov. 19 to play Harmony Science.

The Dogs fought hard and took home a win. The final score of the game was 57-54.

Senior Kaleb Powers scored 14 points, had 5 assists, and 3 steals.

The Bulldogs are currently and 2-0 in preseason and are working hard to keep up the hard work. The Bulldogs played Bob Hope on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Results of this game are unavailable at press time.

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Pirates set sail for upcoming basketball season

Spurger Junior High defeats Good Samaritan (42-23) in first game of the season. (JENNIFER LE BOUEF | TCB PHOTO)Spurger Junior High defeats Good Samaritan (42-23) in first game of the season. (JENNIFER LE BOUEF | TCB PHOTO)


By Jennifer LeBouef

Spurger Lady Pirate’s volleyball competed in Area against the Trinidad Trojans on Nov. 7. The ladies gave it their all but were unable to come away with the win. Although they did not advance any farther in play-offs, they still hold the title of District 24-1A Champions.

Congratulations to Coach Steve Drumm and his team on a great season. Seniors McKenzy Hatton and Abigail Sirmons will be greatly missed next year and are currently looking forward to basketball season. The team, led by Coach Kristi Henderson, plays Kirbyville on Friday, Nov. 15, and their first home game of the year will be against Big Sandy on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Junior High boys’ basketball played Good Samaritan on Nov. 4. The boys came out strong and quickly began putting numbers on the board. They played as a unified front and were effective in executing their plays. At the buzzer, the Pirates won 42-23.

Coach Caleb LeBouef said, “The boys played very strong as a team against Good Samaritan. They have been working hard and are progressing well. We’re excited for the upcoming season and look forward to more success on the court.”

High School boys’ JV and Varsity basketball hosted a scrimmage Saturday, Nov. 9, against Regents Academy and Good Samaritan. The Pirates have a young team this year after losing several seniors to graduation. Even though they are a younger team, they are making great strides to improve their performance on the court.

Varsity played five scrimmage quarters and did very well in four of them. Coach Jerry Stapert is pleased with the way the boys are working together as a team and is ready to get the season started. They play at Regents Academy on Saturday, Nov. 16, and at home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, against Big Sandy.

Homecoming Week will kick-off with a parade on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30, followed by gumbo in the cafeteria, and the bonfire at 6. Coronation will be the next evening on Friday, Nov. 22, at 5:30. The girls’ basketball game will begin at 6, and the boys will play immediately following at 7:30. A full basketball schedule can be found on the school website, located at www.spurgerisd.org.

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Bulldogs end season with a victory over Mustangs

Senior Wesley Dobbins and Sophomore Scott Eddins take off to tackle for the Bulldogs. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLY EDDINS)Senior Wesley Dobbins and Sophomore Scott Eddins take off to tackle for the Bulldogs. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLY EDDINS)


By Brooke Mitcham

The Bulldogs took on the Burkeville Mustangs on Friday, November 8 for the last game of the 2019 football season. The Dogs came out strong and scored over 30 points in the first quarter.

The jumbo package played a crucial role in the Dogs’ victory. Senior Wesley Dobbins and Senior Kaleb Powers each scored a touchdown during the game. Sophomore Jermi Shamblin and Sophomore Jayden Ferguson both had touchdowns. Senior Gerrick Vrooman had many receiving yards during the game.

The Bulldogs have grown tremendously throughout the season and have truly learned what mental toughness is. There is a lot of potential for the next Bulldogs football season.

The Colmesneil Lady Dogs traveled to Warren on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to take on West Hardin for Bi-District. Sadly, the Lady Dogs’ season came to an end in three games. Senior Lacy Reynolds, Taya Fowler, and Shelby Patrick played an essential part to the Lady Dogs volleyball team for the past four years and will be missed on the court. The Lady Dogs have grown as a team since two-a-days began and found the true meaning of leaving it all on the court.

Bulldogs basketball is in full swing and are preparing for upcoming pre-season games. Head Coach Byron Sanford will be coaching the Bulldogs and the first game for the Bulldogs will be on Friday, Nov. 15 against Lighthouse at the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium. Junior Varsity will begin at 6 p.m. and Varsity will follow.

Head Coach Nancy Bearden will be coaching the Lady Dogs and is excited to start the season. Junior Chloe Brown has played basketball the past two years and is ready to start her third season. Brown said “There is a lot to look forward to this season and I am excited to see how far we can go in postseason play. We started practice last week and we are growing more as a team each day. The whole team is ready to play our first game this Saturday.”

The first game for the Lady Dogs will be on Saturday, Nov. 16 in San Augustine. Junior Varsity will begin at 1 p.m. and Varsity will follow.

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