by Jason Drake
Woodville's track, baseball and softball seasons came to an end this weekend. Shanquia Barlow earned a bronze medal in Austin with a time of 57.40 in the 400 meter run. Barlow missed out on silver by only .17of a second. Marcus Harrison and Julissa Williams also competed in the shot put. Scott Holloway said "This was a great experience for our kids. Only nine athletes get to compete from all the 2A schools in Texas. I was proud of their effort and hard work." The Eagles also got a private tour of the state capital led by Representative James White.
The Lady Eagles lost a pair of games to Troup in the regional quarter final round. The ladies lost game one Friday 3-1 and 5-3 on Saturday. Woodville took Troup to 11 frames in the loss on Saturday. The Lady Eagles had an impressive season being bi-district and area champions. Coach Ronnie Brown was very proud of his team and the season. They finished their season with a record of 18-13-1. The softball returns several talented players that should be fun to watch. Woodville will graduate four seniors that will be truly missed. The 2012 graduates are Brooke Brown, Jessica Bronstad, Ashley Livingston, and Madison Watts. Congratulations on a great season.
The Eagles lost to Crockett 3-1 last Friday despite outhitting the Bulldogs six to five. Torin Hickman handled Crockett's lineup with ease racking up 10 strikeouts. Hickman allowed two earned runs and four walks. Woodville scored its lone run in the fifth inning on a fielder's choice. The Eagles fell 13 to 10 to Crocket in seven innings on Saturday at Central despite racking up 11 hits and 10 runs. Beau Burleson led the Eagles' offensive threat, as he got on base four times in the game. In the top of the first, Crockett grabbed the early 2-0 lead. Woodville quickly matched the Bulldog's strong inning with a two-run inning of their own. The Eagles' scored on an error and an RBI double by Hickman. Crockett scored four in the second to go up 6-2. One run in the bottom of the third helped Woodville close their deficit to 6-3. An RBI double by Grant Bullock gave the Eagles life. The Bulldogs piled on four more runs in the top of the fourth to advance the lead to 10-3. Three runs in the bottom of the fifth helped the Eagles close their deficit to 10-6. An RBI single from Marqui Jackson and a two- run error set off the Eagles' rally. After pushing across one run in the bottom of the sixth, the Eagles' faced just an 11-7 deficit. An RBI single by Trent Daniels sparked Woodville rally. After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles just faced a 13-10 deficit. A two run single by Daniels fueled the Eagles's comeback. The Eagles had a fantastic season.