The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Sports

May 11, 2013

Storms test area athletes' patience

AUSTIN — Patience was a necessity for local athletes competing  on Friday at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships in Austin.

Thunderstorms producing lightning forced two lengthy delays at Mike A. Myers Stadium, including one in the morning that caused the meet to start more than two hours late and another in the evening that caused a suspension lasting nearly two hours.

Among the athletes who had to wait was Commerce’s Buck Wilson, who was to compete in a Class 2A triple jump event at around 9:45 p.m. It was supposed to start at 7 p.m.

Prior to the second storm delay, Royse City’s Ulisses Lopez moved up a spot from last year in the Class 4A 800-meter run, placing fourth in the time of 1:56.20. Lopez stayed with the leaders through the first lap, fell back in the backstretch and then made a late charge.

Robert Uhr from Lockhart won at 1:54.61 and was Micheal Johnson of San Elizario was second at 1:54.95.

Cody Harbin of Wolfe City cleared 6 feet to finish sixth in the Class A Division I high jump in Harbin’s first appearance at state. Harbin cleared the opening height, 5-10, and 6-0 on the first attempt but missed three times at 6-2.

Dearius Poindexter of Hale Center won the event by clearing 6-11. Dayton Fisher of Sudan was second at 6-10 and Blaine Listach of Waco Meyer was third at 6-8. It was one of the deepest fields in recent Class A high jump history.

Chelsea Brockus from Leonard had to wait more than two hours before starting the Class 2A 3200-meter run because of a storm delay. Brockus then went on to finish sixth in the time of 12:12.11.

Luling’s Carley Glass, second last year, won it this time in the time of 11:33.96 as her Luling teammate, Kristaly Munoz, was second in 11:40.28

Brittyn Rushing from Leonard finished seventh in the Class 2A long jump in her first appearance at the state meet. Rushing, who jumped 17-4 at the region meet, almost matched that distance with a leap of 17-3 1/4.

Chadnee Knox from Paul Pewitt captured the state title with a best jump of 19-6 3/4.

Rains pole vaulter Charlotte Brown is one of six local athletes scheduled to compete today at the state meet.

The others include Lone Oak 800-meter runner Trevor Hemphill, Rains triple jumper Grant Russell, Farmersville 400-meter runner J’Kaylee Clark, Commerce’s Buck Wilson in the 300-meter hurdles and Hanah Nichol of Lone Oak in the 1600-meter run.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Oliver Hale three medals.jpg Hail to the winner of three medals at Transplant Games

      His nickname in Greenville is “Pee Wee,” but Oliver Hale is a big man on the tennis court and in the kitchen.
      Hale, who is a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School, won three medals at the 2014 Transplant Games of America recently in Houston while competing in the 60-and-over age category. He won a gold medal in men’s doubles, a silver in men’s singles and a bronze in mixed doubles along with playing partner Irena Bucci.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colby Carthel Free youth football camp planned

    Second year Texas A&M University – Commerce Head Coach Colby Carthel and his coaching staff will be the directors of a free A&M Commerce Youth Football Camp.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carver.jpg Officially for the record

    Two former Greenville schools are now officially recognized for their accomplishments in sports through new signage at the T. A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.

    July 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • LeBron_James_18112009_1.jpg LeBron: I'm heading back to Cleveland

    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0000066_official_dixie_softball_patch_300.jpg Commerce to host Dixie Softball tournament

    The city of Commerce has partnered with the Dixie Softball to host the Darlings and the Debs Softball State Tournament at the Eddie Moore Sports Complex again this year.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Campbell Lady Indians listen 1.jpg Coach Steve Guffey touched many lives

      Steve Guffey was a true sportsman in every sense of the word.
      Guffey, who died on Saturday at the age of 50, was a standout athlete and coach, who was also an avid golfer, angler and hunter. He was an educator. teacher, mentor and a friend to many who’ve been paying their tributes online and at candlelight vigils on Sunday in Ladonia and on Monday in Campbell.  Guffey’s memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Campbell High School gymnasium, where he coached the Lady Indians’ basketball team the past 12 years.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jason Burton.JPG A&M-Commerce hires Burton as women’s basketball coach

    Lion women’s basketball experienced a homecoming of sorts on April when athletics director Ryan Ivey announced Jason Burton as the eighth women’s basketball coach in program history.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lone Oak, Caddo Mills softball players make all-state team

      Two players from Lone Oak and one from Caddo Mills earned second-team honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-state softball team.

    July 1, 2014

  • Kevin Bowers chip 1.jpg Former Baylor golfers win Monster Ball golf tourney

       Baylor University was well-represented at the third annual Craig Bowers Memorial Monster Ball golf tournament this weekend in Greenville.
      Two teams composed of former Baylor golfers finished first and second after 36 holes at Wright Park Municipal and Oak Creek Country Club.

    June 24, 2014 8 Photos

  • Billy Sheffield chips II.jpg Baylor exes lead way at Monster Ball golf tourney

      Four former Baylor golfers sit atop the leaderboard after Saturday’s opening round of the third annual Craig Bowers Memorial Monster Ball Golf Tournament in Greenville.
      Baylor-exes Colton Williams and Jeremy Frye teamed up to shoot a 15-under 57 on two trips around the nine-hole Wright Park Municipal Course layout to lead the championship flight by two shots over former Baylor Bears Drew McGee and Michael McKinley.

    June 22, 2014 9 Photos

House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

What's been the primary cause of the Texas Rangers' poor first half of the 2014 baseball season?

Too many injuries
The loss of Nolan Ryan in the front office
Questionable decisions by general manager Jon Daniels
On-field decisions by manager Ron Washington
Key players just aren't producing
All of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News