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Woodville Eagles host annual tennis tournament

Photo Left - Girl’s doubles division first place winners Presley Parker and Taylor Bell  from Colmesneil with their coach, Alejandro Tapia. Photo Right - Kaelin Miller and Mark Blackshear from Warren take home second in girl’s singles division and first in boy’s singles division.Photo Left - Girl’s doubles division first place winners Presley Parker and Taylor Bell from Colmesneil with their coach, Alejandro Tapia. Photo Right - Kaelin Miller and Mark Blackshear from Warren take home second in girl’s singles division and first in boy’s singles division.

by Jason Drake

The Woodville Eagles hosted their annual varsity invitational tournament last Friday, March 28. All Tyler County high schools were well represented. Woden and Central Heights participated in the tournament as well. Woodville High School, Woodville City Park and Warren High School were the sites used to conduct the tournament. Rainy weather on Friday morning prevented the tournament from getting started as scheduled. The rain soon subsided and the courts were dried, allowing the tournament to begin at 9:30 in Woodville and 10:00 in Warren.

Woodville’s tennis team:  L-R. Octavia Tapia, Justin Livingston, Cameron Coker, Caleb Dinger, Cameron Hutton, Aureanna Stacey and  Coach Sergio Ramos.In the boys' singles division, Mark Blackshear from Warren took top honors winning the gold medal. Conner McCune from Central Heights placed second, and Cameron Coker from Woodville received the bronze medal. Woodville's Junior Ramirez ended up in fourth.

In the girls' singles, Central Height's Regan Humphreys won the gold medal. Kaelin Miller from Warren placed second and Lady Eagle Lena Mannino was third. Bonnnie Klien was the fourth place finisher from Central Heights.

The Colmesneil Bulldogs came up winners in the girls' doubles division. Lady Bulldogs Presley Parker and Taylor Bell won the gold medal. Carolina Baeza and Audrey Brookshire won the silver. Baeza and Brookshire were not the only Lady Eagles to place in girls' doubles as Aureanna Stacey and Cameron Hutto took home the bronze medal.

In boys' doubles, Eagles Justin Livingston and Ben Worsley lost to Micheal Honea and Nathan Badders of Central Heights in the finals. Warren finished third and fourth place.

The mixed doubles division was won by Central Heights' Matthew Dillon and Lauren Phillips. Eagle and Lady Eagle Sean O'Neal and Octavia Tapia were the runner-ups.

The Lady Eagle softball team refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Corrigan, recording a 17-2 victory on Friday at Lady Bulldog Field. The game was decided quickly as the Lady Eagles exerted their way early with ten runs in the first three innings. A three run double by Avery Tolar and a RBI single by Tamera White during the second inning supplied the early offense for Woodville. Ashton Weatherford racked up four RBI'S on three hits. She singled in the first inning, homered in the third inning and doubled in the fourth inning.

Morgan Poncho shut down the lady Bulldogs while she was on the rubber. Corrigan managed just two hits off of Poncho, who allowed no earned runs or walks, while striking out five in her four innings of work. The win increases the Lady Eagles record to 17-3 on the year. Woodville will host Warren Thursday and travel to Kountze on Friday. Tuesday, the Lady Eagles will host Newton.
The baseball team had less success to Corrigan dropping to the Bulldogs 12-9. The loss dropped the Eagles to 8-8-1 on the year. Woodville will host Warren Friday and Hemphill on Tuesday.

The Woodville Eagle and Lady Eagle track meet was rained out Thursday at San Augustine after one event. Jordan Ogden placed third in the 3200 meters, the lone event ran. The 20-AA district track meet will be held Monday and Wednesday at Woodville High School.

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