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Eagles heading to State

Grant Bullock takes big cut versus San Augustine. (Joseph Fentress Photo)by Jason Drake

The Woodville boys and girls track teams had a strong showing at Regionals in Whitehouse with 3 athletes advancing to state. Marcus Harrison qualified for state in the shot put with a throw of 47'10". Phillip Noble finished fourth in the 110 Hurdles and sixth in the mile relay along with teammates Sana Moran, Charles Fentress, and Rachaud Mitchell. The relay posted a new school record of 3:30.48. Shanequia Barlow was the regional champion in the 400meter dash with a time of 60.56 and Julisa Williams placed second in the shot put. Harrison, Barlow, and Williams will compete at the University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium Friday May 11 in Austin.

Woodville Lady Eagles softball team finished District 22AA in second place. The Eagles had to play a three-way tie for second between Hemphill and Woden. The Eagles defeated the Lady Hornets 7-4 and turned around the next day to beat Woden 3-2. After a slow start, the Lady Eagles rebounded, going 8-4 to advance to the state playoffs. Coach Brown explains, " it has taken a lot of hard work and determination to get here. Our goal was to make the playoffs and continue to play hard and see what happens." The Lady Eagles are led by Sr. Jessica Bronstad, Jr. Cayla White, Jr. Sarah Reese, and Sr. Brooke Brown. The Woodville Baseball team is heading to playoffs by averaging almost 20 runs a game in the final week of district. The Eagles defeated San Augustine 23-3 on Monday and turned around to win 16-9 Thursday against Hemphill. The Eagles finished the season 16-4-1 and 10-2 in district. Woodville finished second in District 22AA and will face Gladewater Sabine, Friday at 7:30 in Henderson. They will finish the series Saturday at Morris Frank Park in Lufkin at 2 p.m. The third game will be 30 minutes later, if necessary.

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