Kara Standley bats for the Lady Dogs. (Kathy Govert Photo)
by Chance Bailey
The Lady Dogs began district play last Tuesday against the Zavalla Eagles, looking to improve on their 14-2 record. Colmesneil got off to a slow start on the road, but in the third inning, the Lady Dogs exploded for five runs, highlighted by junior Kara Standley's inside-the-park grand slam. In the fourth inning, the Lady Dogs scored another three runs, giving them an 8-1 lead over the Eagles. Zavalla was able to keep the game relatively close, but in the end, Colmesneil came out with the 9-5 victory, their first district win of the season. The Lady Dogs next game will be at home on Friday against the West Sabine Tigers at 6 p.m.
The Colmesneil baseball team hosted their baseball tournament this past weekend, and they were able to dominate, going 3-0. The Bulldogs outscored their opponents 49-5 in just three games. Colmesneil beat Hull-Daisetta 19-4, Gary 14-1, and Burkeville 16-0. The game against Burkeville was also a district game, giving the Bulldogs their first district win of the season. The Bulldogs now have a 1-0 district record, and a 9-4 overall record. Colmesneil will look to improve their record this Friday night, as they will host the West Sabine Tigers, the team that the Bulldogs beat in the district championship game last season.
Colmesneil's track team traveled to Shelbyville last Thursday, and was able to bring home a few medals on both the girls and boys side. In the girls division, Ali Harvey placed first in the shot put, and Megan Allen placed third. Taylor Barker won first place in the discus, while Ali Harvey placed second, and Megan Allen placed fourth. In the triple jump, Taylor Barker won fourth place. Diana Montgomery won second place in the two mile run, and the team of Treasure Jackson, Taylor Barker, Kara Standley, and Nikki Noble got second place in the 400-meter relay. In the 100-meter dash, Nikki Noble won second place. In the 100-meter dash, Taylor Barker won first place. As a team, the Colmesneil girls scored 110 points and won second place overall. In the boys division, Colton Ackley won second place in the discus, and Cody Walsh got second place in the triple jump. As a team, the Bulldogs scored 63 points and got fifth place overall.