by Jason Drake
Woodville Middle School's Carrington Marendes was selected Second Team All-Conference for the Hotwheels during the 2015 Southwest Conference Championships held last weekend in Fort Worth.
The Hotwheels are the number one ranked team in the nation, and recently won a tournament in Kansas City. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association will host their National Championship Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky on April 15-19.
Marendes also participates on the Eagles eighth grade basketball team and placed fourth in the open 400 meter run last Friday night at The Eagle Relays competing against athletes not in wheelchairs. Marendes ran a time of 1:13.43.
Marendes was not the only Eagle earning recognition this past week. Freshman Christian Williams, Marendes' brother, was named Newcomer of the Year in basketball for District 22-AAA. Williams was joined by 1st team selections that included sophomore Chris Castle, senior Jamal Horn and senior Marqui' Jackson. Senior Ashton Lochart and sophomore Julius Midkiff landed on the 2nd team. Sophomore Kris Traylor was recognized as honorable mention. The Eagles were the district runner-up this past season behind Newton.
The Lady Eagles were also well represented on the on the All-District Team. Sophomore Jasmine Douglas was named Newcomer of the Year, while senior Kenzie McGallion was selected to the 1st team. Sophomore Bethany Mitchell and senior Katie Crenshaw were selected to the 2nd team. Karlea Belsey was the lone Lady Eagle awarded honorable mention. The Lady Eagles narrowly missed out on the play-offs this past season.
The Eagle baseball and softball team only got one game in this week due to inclement weather. The Eagles defeated Pollock-Central 4-1, while the Lady Eagles dropped to the Lady Bulldogs 3-2.
The baseball team will host Corrigan on Friday and play Hemphill on Tuesday.
Both varsity boys and girls track team won the Woodville Eagle Invitational track meet held on Friday.
The track teams will travel to Corrigan on Thursday for the high school and Friday for the middle school.