by Chance Bailey
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.