Lady Warriors take the win against Lady Bucs 8-6

by Doug Glosson

Softball - The Lady Warriors were able to end their four game losing streak, including an 8-0 loss to Kirbyville on Tuesday, with a comeback win against East Chambers on Friday 8-6.

Emily Glosson delivers the pitch. (Doug Glosson Photo)Emily Glosson delivers the pitch. (Doug Glosson Photo)With the score tied at two going into the third inning, East Chambers was able to push across three runs to take a 5-2 lead. The Lady Warriors would not be denied, and were able to come back in the fourth inning with six runs of their own to take the lead for good at 8-5. Warren sophomore pitcher Emily Glosson was relieved by junior pitcher Autumn Sims with one out in the fifth inning. Sims gave up only one run the rest of the way, securing the victory. The win gives the Lady Warriors a record of five wins against seven losses in district play with two games remaining in the schedule. JV and varsity will be at Kountze on Friday April 24, starting at 5:00 p.m.

Baseball – The Warriors lost for just the second time in district play last Tuesday as they couldn't get anything going against Kirbyville; losing 2-0. Warren pitcher Hunter Jacobson relieved Kelby Weyler in the fourth, holding the Wildcats hitless over the next three innings. But it would not be enough, and the Warriors could not take advantage and put any runs across the plate.

The Warriors were able to avenge the loss to Kirbyville on Friday as they took down East Chambers 22-3.
Warren was down 2-1 going into the fifth inning before Cody Carden hit a double to plate Jacobson, putting the Warriors up for good.

The sixth inning was the downfall for East Chambers as Warren was able to put up 18 runs. Jacobson racked up six runs batted in on four hits for the Warriors. Drew Kirk got it done on the hill, allowing only two runs on five hits, walking two, while striking out four.

JV and varsity will be at home against Kountze on Friday April 24, at Buna on Tuesday April 28, and home against Hardin on Thursday, May 1.

Golf – Tristan Stanley was the lone golfer representing Warren last week at the District 23-AAA regional tournament where he shot a 93 and 91, finishing 39 out of 93 players. Tristan made it to regionals by finishing second at the district meet.

Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs continue baseball, softball play

All-Area Track QualifiersAll-Area Track Qualifiers

by Alicyn Mitcham

Baseball-On April 15, the Bulldogs played San Augustine, and had a blow out win with a final score of 22-5. The Bulldogs scored their 22 runs in the first three innings, leaving no doubt of the eventual outcome. A walk for Sam Matterson, an RBI single by Dalton Davis, a steal of home by Cameron Burns, and an RBI single by Chris Thedford, all helped the Bulldogs clench their victory. Jake Patillo was the Bulldogs winning pitcher, with five strike outs. Patillo helped lead the Dogs to the win.

The Bulldogs pulled out all of the stops in the third inning. The Bulldogs scored on a two run double made by Zach Bryan, a two run single by Hunter Hargis, and a three run triple by Matterson.

On April 20, the Bulldogs played Broaddus, and had a hard loss of 3-4. The Bulldogs had been up the whole game 3-0, until a surprising lead change in the sixth inning.

The top of the third, the Bulldogs scored the first point, and took an early lead. The Bulldogs started to rally when Kaleb Lindsey singled, a passed ball then moved Lindsey from first to second. Matterson singled scoring Lindsey.
To match their one run, in the fifth inning the Bulldogs scored on a sacrifice bunt made by Lindsey to score Pattillo. The Bulldogs also scored in the sixth inning. Broaddus grabbed a hold onto the lead in the sixth inning and never let go. Broaddus scored four runs in the sixth inning and the Bulldogs could never recover.

On April 24, the Bulldogs will play West Sabine at 6:30 p.m. there and on April 28, the Dogs will play Burkeville at 4 p.m.

Softball- On April 14, the Lady Dogs faced Chester and won in a tight game. Merrick Graham had a busy day at the plate, collecting three extra base hits. She singled in the first inning, and tripled in the sixth and seventh inning.

Chester jumped to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning.

The Lady Dogs got their bats going in the seventh inning. Mckenzie Rogers started the inning when she doubled, and Graham finished the game when she tripled, sending in two runs.

Rogers got it done on the mound with nine strikeouts, and no walks. On April 20, the Lady Dogs faced Apple Springs and won 8-1. Mckayla Marshell struck out six batters to lift the Lady Dogs to victory.

The top of the second saw the Lady Dogs take the lead, Marshall doubled to ignite the Lady Dogs, a stolen base moved Mashall from second to third , and a single by Rogers brought Marshall home. The Lady Dogs bats came to life in the sixth inning, with a groundout by Destiney Kirkindoll and a two run double by Treasure Jackson.
On April 24, the Lady Dogs will play Little Centerville away at 6 p.m.

Spurger Pirate Track Advances to Regionals

by Kelsey Sheffield

The Spurger Programs are slowly coming to an end for the 2015 season, but the Pirates have been sure to make the most of it.

Chase Shook and Robby ClarkChase Shook and Robby Clark. (Michelle Shook Photo)April 13, the Pirate varsity girls and boys track team had their district meet. In previous years, the groups that traveledl to the regional level have been very small, ranging from one to four athletes. This year the Pirates will proudly be taking seven of their athletes to regionals.

Of the Lady Pirates, Vivian Zoch will be advancing. At the district meet, Zoch placed well in three of the events. She ran in both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash, where she placed third place in the 100, and fourth place in the 200.

The remaining six advancing, are a part of the varsity boys team. The boys not only advanced in individual events, but one group event as well. Individually, Javyn Fontenot placed sixth place in the 100 meter race. Zach Fisher took part in two running events. Fisher ran in the 3200 meter run and took fourth place. He also ran in the 800 meter dash and placed fifth place. Robby Clark competed in the 1600 meter run, where he dominated for first place. Chase Shook was the only Pirate who participated in the hurdles, and was successful. In the 110 meter hurdles, Shook came away with second place. In the 300m hurdles he took sixth place.

Two of the boys were not just involved with running, but were a part of the field events as well. Kaleb Hyden ran the 200 meter dash and placed sixth place. For field events, he competed in the high jump and long jump. Hyden finished strong in the high jump with third place, and fifth place in the long jump. Coltyn Simon claimed the discus event with first place, and took sixth place in the shot put.

As a team event, Spurger boy's had a relay team for the mile relay, where each boy ran a full lap before passing the baton off to their following teammate. The team of Kaleb Hyden, Chase Shook, Coltyn Simon and Javyn Fontenot took the third place medals for the event.

Spurger is very proud of their track team, and are anxious to see the results of the regional meet.

Spurger softball will have their final game of the season on April 24 in Groveton. The same night, the baseball team will be playing in Leggett. The last baseball game will be in Spurger on April 28 against the High Island Cardinals. All games will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Several Eagles Advance to Regional play last week

Jamal Horn starting the first leg of the mile relay. (Jason Drake Photo)Jamal Horn starting the first leg of the mile relay. (Jason Drake Photo)

by Jason Drake

The Woodville Eagles and Lady Eagles track and tennis teams had several participants advance to the regional meet and tournament last week. To qualify for regionals, athletes must finish first or second place to advance. In the varsity boys track division, Woodville finished in third place with a team total of 113points. Freshman Chris Castle placed first in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.56. Ivan Lockhart advanced in the 100 meter dash and the long jump. Lockhart finished second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.42 and won the gold medal in long jump with a distance of 21'6 7/8". Jacob Watts earned a trip to Waco with a triple jump of 41'6". Athletes placing in district included Bailey Roberts fourth in the 400 meter dash, Markus Frankens third in the 200 meter dash and Caleb Freese fifth in the 200 meter dash. Ashton Lockhart had the fourth best long jump and fifth best in triple jump. Christian Williams landed third in high jump followed by Cameron Blackman and Tony Land fourth and fifth place finishes. Aaron Garess won the bronze in pole vault, while Ben Worsley was the fifth place finisher in the 3200 meter run.

The Lady Eagles missed winning the district championship by just a ½ point to the host school Garrison. The Lady Eagles scored a combined 145.5 points. Karlea Belsey finished as the runner-up in shot put with a throw of 32'2". Bethany Mitchell finished as the silver medalist in long jump at 15' 2 ½", while teammate Makala Kibble advanced in triple jump with a leap of 39'9 ½". Jordan Ogden will represent Woodville in the 3200 and 1600 meter runs with times of 13:45.6 and 5.56.47 respectively. Monique Moye ran 17.88 in the 110 hurdles for second and 50.31 in the 300 hurdles for first place. The mile relay team also finished in first with a time of 4:19.32, while the 800 meter relay team was in second place running 1:51.42. Several Lady Eagles placed in the track meet including Chelsea Sargent in discus, Rachel Cummings in high jump, Audrey Brookshire in the 3200 and 1600 meter runs, Sidney Smith in the 800 and 1600 meter runs, Kayla Fontenot in the 3200 meter run, Eveona Williams in long jump and high jump, Ravens Perkins in the 200 meter dash and Jasmine Douglas in the long jump and 200 meter dash.
In tennis, the Woodville Eagles continued their winning tradition once again as they were crowned varsity and junior varsity district champions in Woodville. Four schools sent representatives to the district tournament including Central Heights, Garrison, Woden and Woodville.

In the boys doubles varsity division, Cameron Coker and Caleb Dinger drew a bye in the first round then went on to defeat Elvis Martinez and Elmer Arias of Woden, 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the finals.

Teammates Justin Livingston and Josh Sheffield played outstanding doubles beating Garrison's Cody Barlow and Turner Edwards by a score of 6-3. 6-1. The duo of Livingston and Sheffield met Central Heights's Shaun Sturtz and Alex Moreau and defeated them 6-4, 6-3. The win sent Livingston and Sheffield to an all Woodville boys doubles finals The battle was tough between these Eagles. Coker and Dinger came out on top with a 7-6 (7-4 tie breaker), 6-3 victory. These finals gave the Woodville Eagles first and second place crowning the Eagles as district champions and runner-up advancing them both to the regional tournament in College Station at A&M Consolidated High School.

In mixed doubles, Woodville again was crowned the district champions. Ben Worsley and Carolina Baeza drew a first round bye and quickly disposed Tye Reinen and Bethany Randell of Central Heights, 6-0, 6-1. Worsley and Baeza met Gregory Hoppe and Emily Foley of Woden in the finals and defeated them with a 6-1, 6-2 score. The victory advanced the pair to the regional tournament.

The Woodville girls doubles team of Aureanna Stacey and Cameron Hutto were successful in defeating Laney Jordan and Ashley Newton of Woden. The pair was set for a semifinals match against Garrison's Kailyn Cox and Mallory Molelt. Stacey and Hutto found themselves on the victorious side 6-4, 6-4. They advanced to the finals where they met a very tough team composed of Jasmine Ray and Sara McClain of Central Heights. The final score was 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2 tie breaker) in favor of Central Heights. The UIL rule states that the loser of the finals must be challenged by the third place winners. Woodville's Shelby Swein and Lyndsey Kinard were forced to play Stacey and Hutto. Stacey and Hutto won the second place medals and advanced them to the regional tournament. Swein and Kinard advanced as alternates to the girls' doubles division.

In the girls singles, Lena Mannino and Audrey Brooshire fell short to Central Heights' Regan Humphreys and Lauren Phillips After a long three and a half hour match, Mannino ended up with the third place medal and Audrey Brookeshire placed fourth. Their long match ended with a score of 2-6, 7-6, 7-6 with two tie breakers 7-3 each going in favor of Mannino.

The Woodville Eagles boys team came out on top with 45 points, Central Heights finished in second place with 30 points and Woden with 7 1/2.

In the girls division, Central Heights came in first with 50 points, Woodville, the runner up, with 40 and Woden with 7 ½ points.

Yellowjackets are District 29A Track and Field Champs

Chester Yellow Jackets place first in district meet.Chester Yellow Jackets place first in district meet.

by Wendy Whitworth

Varsity Track
The Chester track and field teams participated in the District 29A varsity track & field meet in Lufkin on April 13. Both teams did exceptionally well. The Yellowjacket track team took the District 29A championship title. The Lady Jackets placed fourth out of six teams. Yellowjackets that placed are: Keaton Whitworth placed first in the 4x400m relay, second in the 4x200m relay and third in the 200m dash, Billy Thompson placed first in the 4x400m relay, second in the 4x200m relay, first in the long jump and first in the pole vault, Jutty Vaughn placed second in the 100m dash, fourth in the 200m dash and sixth in the triple jump, Levi Watts placed second in the shot put and fourth in the discus, Tyler Blevins placed fifth in the shot put, Cord Neal placed first in the 4x400m relay, second in the 400m dash, third in the long jump, second in discus and first in the triple jump, Colten Martin placed second in the 4x200m relay, and second in the 800m run, Dakota Thomas placed fourth in the 1600m run and third in the 800m run, Dane Barnes placed third in the 1600m run and second in the 3200m run and Caleb Sittig placed sixth in the 1600m run and third in the 3200m run. Lady Jackets that placed are: Laken Read placed third in the shot put and third in the 4x100m relay, Kalee Thomson placed first in the 1600m run and second in the 3200m run, Donna Martin placed second in the 1600m run and third in the 3200m run, Danique Davis placed fourth in the 400m dash and third in the 4x100m relay, Amory Parker placed first in the 300m hurdles and third in the 4x100m relay, and Carmen Mahaffey placed sixth in the 100m dash and third in the 4x100m relay. Both teams advanced to the area meet in Flatonia on April 21.

Bailey Goins played two rounds of golf at the regional tournament at Shadow Glen Golf Course in Manor. He finished in second place of the individual medalists. Bailey advanced to the state golf tournament on April 29-30 at the Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin.

Yellowjacket Baseball
An all-round effort from the Yellowjackets led them to a 14-2 victory over Brookeland.

Cord Neal came up big at the dish and on the mound, leading the Yellowjackets to a 14-2 win over Brookeland on Tuesday. The Yellowjackets took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Billy Thompson scored on a wild pitch and Neal and Keaton Whitworth scored on an error. Neal hit an RBI single to plate Thompson in the second. Brookeland answered with one run. The Yellowjackets increased their lead with two runs in the third. Colten Martin doubled, scoring Clay Thomson and Tyler Blevins hit an RBI to plate Chris Carter. A wild pitch, an error and a dropped third strike allowed Thompson, Neal and Whitworth to score in the fifth which gave the Jackets a 9-2 lead. Neal struck out nine hitters en route to the Yellowjackets win. Neal allowed two earned runs, three hits and three walks over six innings.

The Yellowjackets built upon its lead with five runs in the sixth. Blevins started the inning with a single, plating Carter. That was followed up by Neal's single, scoring Blevins on an error. Seth Read reached base on an error. Thompson and Neal took advantage of the error and scored. Whitworth stole home on a wild pitch which sealed the win for the Yellowjackets.

Lady Jacket Softball
The Lady Jackets played a double header on Tuesday against Spurger and Centerville.

The Lady Jackets and Spurger traded the lead six times on Wednesday, but the Lady Jackets ended up on top with an 8-5 win in seven innings over Spurger. In the top of the first, Spurger grabbed the early lead, 2-0. A single and a bases loaded walk started the rally for Spurger. The Lady Jackets answered Spurger's top inning with three runs of its own in the first. The Lady Jackets scored on an RBI double by Destiny Kuehn, a steal of home by Meagan Clarke, and an RBI single by Laken Read. The Lady Jackets tied the game in the third on a sacrifice fly by Jaci Davis. The Lady Jackets were able to take control of the game in the fourth inning thanks to an RBI triple by Kuehn scoring Hailey Cowan and a sacrifice out by Davis to score Kuehn. Kuehn had three extra-base hits for the Lady Jackets. Chester got one-run rallies in the fifth inning and the sixth. In the fifth, Lady Jackets scored on a steal of home by Martin and Kuehn. Donna Martin's four strikeouts helped the Lady Jackets to the victory. Martin allowed one earned run, four hits and one walk over five innings. Martin, Kuehn and Cowan helped lead the Lady Jackets. They combined for nine hits and two RBIs.

The Lady Jackets faced Centerville for the second game of their double header. After five lead changes, the Lady Jackets finally pulled out a 5-4 win. The top of the first saw the Lady Jackets take an early lead, 2-0. Cowan singled to ignite the Lady Jackets' offense. Chester pushed more runs across when Clarke stole home and Davis scored on an RBI triple by Read. Read got on base two times in the game for the Lady Jackets. She scored one run and had one RBI. She tripled in the first inning. The Lady Jackets tied the game in the fourth on a steal of home by L. Read. Chester finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. A groundout by Davis scored Clarke and gave the Lady Jackets the lead for good. Martin held Centerville scoreless for six innings. Martin struck out four and allowed five walks and two hits.

The Lady Jackets suffered a devastating 3-2 loss to Colmesneil on Friday, April 17. The Lady Jackets played a strong game and had a 2-0 lead in the fifth. Colmesneil began putting things into play and added three runs to take the lead. The Lady Jackets were unable to make a comeback to take the win.

The Lady Jackets will travel to Apple Springs on Friday, April 24 for their last game of the season.

The Yellowjackets will travel to Chireno on April 24 and Host Zavalla for senior night on April 28.