by Jason Drake
Woden defeated the Lady Eagles 8-3 last Tuesday in Woodville. The game started with neither team scoring in the first three frames, while Cayla White retired the first six batters she faced. Woden then scored three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth before the Lady Eagles' comeback that fell a little short. Woodville made two quick outs before Ashley Livingston doubled to left field. Katie Watts recovered from an 0-2 count to walk and put runners on first and second. Ashton Weatherford then singled to right, scoring Livingston. Watts and Weatherford advanced to second and third on the error home. Tamera White doubled to left on another 0-2 count, scoring Watts and Weatherford. White advanced to third on a wild pitch before the final out was recorded. Woden would tack on three more runs, but the Lady Eagles continued to play hard and show their never-quit attitude. The JV won 5-1 to become the undefeated district champs. The Varsity and JV baseball put up big numbers, defeating Woden 10-0 in five innings and 16-1, respectively.
Woodville tennis had a strong showing in the regional tournament held at Tyler Junior College. Jenny Grissom and Kristen Swafford ended up regional semifinalists with wins over Ore City and East Chambers in women's doubles. Sean O'Neal and Destini Hadnot were regional semifinalists with a win over Redwater in mixed doubles. The men's doubles team of Austin Coker and B.J. Hutto lost out in the first round to Hughes Springs by a score of 7-5 and 6-4 in men's doubles. Adrian Baeza also qualified in men's singles, but lost out in the first round to Centerville. The Eagles had a great season, considering the weather did not cooperate, and they only had three tournaments to prepare.