Caddo Mills 7,
TRENTON — Cody Nitson struck out six and drove in two runs to help the Caddo Mills Foxes claim the Trenton baseball tournament with a 7-4 victory over Prairiland in the championship game on Saturday.
Nitson fired a three-hitter and went 2-for-3 at the plate to earn most valuable player honors for the tournament.
Jonathon Gillispie was also 2-for-4 for the Foxes, who improved to 8-1 for the season.
Caddo Mills also downed Trenton 10-5, Ector 13-1 and S&S Consolidated 6-1 in tournament play.
Nitson was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple against S&S.
Hayden Greene and James Kielty both had two hits for Caddo Mills against Ector.
Trenton baseball tournament
Caddo Mills 010 004 2 —7 7 9
Prairiland 120 010 0 —4 3 2
WP: Cody Nitson, 3 hits, 4 runs, 0 ERs, 1 BB, 6 Ks.
CM: Cody Nitson 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Jonathon Gillispie 2-4, Kyle Senter 1-4, Michael Williamson 1-4, James Kielty 1-3.
P: Patterson 1-4, Gentry 1-4.
Record: CM 8-1.
Next game: Princeton at Caddo Mills, 7 p.m. Monday.
Caddo Mills (girls) 16,
TYLER — The Caddo Mills Lady Foxes went 5-0 this weekend in the Tyler TASO softball tournament.
The Lady Foxes whipped Jacksonville 14-4, Chapel Hill 17-2, Slocum 5-2, Brownsboro 9-2 and Fruitvale 16-1.
Mary Moran led the Foxes at the plate against Jacksonville with a grand slam homer.
Kristen Maxwell homered against Chapel Hill and Makenna Tallant pounded two doubles.
Jacie Thomason doubled against Slocum as Moran fired a two-hitter.
Thomason slugged a grand slam and drove in five runs against Brownsboro and Moran also homered.
Kristen Maxwell tripled and homered against Fruitvale and Thomason doubled.
Tyler TASO softball tournament
Caddo Mills 613 31 —14 9 1
Jacksonville 010 21 — 4 5 5
WP: Mary Moran.
CM: Mary Moran HR, Natalie Wright 2-2, Jacie Thomason 2-2, Makenna Tallant 2B, Elizabeth Mock 3B.
Caddo Mills 110 5(10) —17 18 2
Chapel Hill 110 00 —2 5 8
WP: Kristen Maxwell.
CM: Jamie Maxwell 2-2, Makenna Tallant 2 2Bs, Jacie Thomason 2B, Kristen Maxwell HR.
Caddo Mills 000 302 0 —5 8 3
Slocum 110 000 0 —2 2 2
WP: Mary Moran.
CM: Jacie Thomason 2B.
Caddo Mills 021 600 0 —9 7 2
Brownsboro 200 000 0 —2 6 0
WP: Mary Moran.
CM: Mary Moran HR, Jacie Thomason HR, 5 RBIs.
Caddo Mills 484 —16 18 0
Fruitvale 001 — 1 1 0
WP: Kristen Maxwell.
CM Jamie Maxwell 2-3, Makenna Tallant 3-3, Elizabeth Mock 3-3, Kristen Maxwell 3-3, 3B, HR, Mary Moran 3-3, Jacie Thomason 2B.
Next game: Sunnyvale at Caddo Mills, Tuesday.
COMMERCE — Leonard jumped out to a 9-0 lead and held on for a 9-3 win over Commerce on Saturday in the Cooper-Commerce baseball tournament.
Walker Copeland tripled for Leonard and Ty McKinney doubled and drove in two runs.
Ramon Mojica tallied two hits for Commerce.
Ryan Nixon struck out five in 3 1/3 innings to pick up the mound win with help from Mason Sargent. — Reported by Johnny McKinney.
Cooper/Commerce baseball tournament
Leonard 204 30 —9 4 3
Commerce 000 30 —3 4 4
WP: Ryan Nixon, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 ERs, 4 BBs, 5 Ks in 3 1/3 IP; relieved by Mason Sargent, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 BBs, 2 Ks in 1 2/3 IP.
LP: Jeffrey Hilsdon, 4 hits, 9 runs, 5 ERs, 4 BBs, 5 Ks in 4 IP; relieved by Bailey Weaver, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 BBs, 1 K in 1 IP.
L: Walker Copeland 1-3, 3B; Ty McKinney 1-2, 2B, 2 RBIs; Blake Cummings 1-3, Colson Coehely 1-3.
C: Ramon Mojica 2-3, Garrett Jackson 1-3, Josh Brewer 1-3.
Record: L 6-3.
Next game: Leonard at Pilot Point, Tuesday.
FRUITVALE — Greenville Christian School won a 17-13 non-district baseball slugfest with Fruitvale on Friday.
The Eagles scored off 13 hits, driving in 17 runs and stealing eight bases.
GCS pitchers Nathan Weaks and Cameron Arnold combined for 15 strikeouts, including nine by Weaks in five innings.
GCS plays again Tuesday at Breckenridge Park to play HSAA.
Quinlan Ford 0
COOPER — Ashdown Arkansas handed the Quinlan Ford Panthers a 17-0 loss on Saturday in the Cooper baseball tournament.
Ford managed only one hit.
Bryce Evilsizer took the mound loss.
Lone Oak’s Buffaloes won their tournament game on Saturday, 13-0 over Alba-Golden.
Caddo Mills 7,
Greenville Lady Lions beat Royse City in district opener
The Greenville Lady Lions are in first place in District 13-4A after a 47-42 district opening win on Tuesday over the Royse City Lady Bulldogs at the Lions Den.
Jordan Sweat fired in 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Lady Lions, while LaQuesha Williams and Britney Smith each tallied 12 points. Smith hit two big buckets in the final minute after Royse City closed to within 43-40 with 1:08 remaining. Smith also had five steals.
Lone Oak quarterback earns top 7-2A honors
Lone Oak sophomore quarterback Jake Williams, who led the 7-4 Buffaloes to a playoff spot, earned newcomer of the year honors on the All-District 7-2A Division I football team.
Leonard downs Cooper to reach state semifinals
The Leonard Tigers continue to make school history.
The Tigers knocked off previously undefeated Cooper 28-20 in a Class 2A Division II quarterfinal game on a cold Monday at Royse City ISD Stadium to reach the state football semifinals for the first time.
Leonard, now 11-3 for the season, will face 14-0 Cisco in a semifinal game sometime on Saturday. The site and time have yet to be determined.
Caddo Mills-ex rushes for 140 yards
Nathan Jeffery closed out the football season on a big note for the Texas-El Paso Miners.
Jeffery, who is a 6-0, 200-pound junior from Caddo Mills, rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries during the Miners’ 48-17 loss in the season finale to Middle Tennessee last weekend in Murfreesboro. Jeffery scored on runs of 3 and 1 yard. His longest run went for 55 yards.
Leonard Tigers practice in Greenville
Freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures didn’t stop the Leonard Tigers from practicing on Thursday afternoon for their Class 2A Division II state quarterfinal football playoff game.
The Tigers bused to Greenville and then worked out inside the Lions’ Roy Q. Traylor practice facility.
“We had a great workout for a short one,” said Leonard coach Shane Fletcher, whose Tigers practiced for about an hour.
The 10-3 Tigers are scheduled to play the 13-0 Cooper Bulldogs at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wylie ISD stadium. But because of inclement weather, that game could be changed to Monday, according to Fletcher.
Greenville Lions, Lady Lions win
After jumping out to a 14-0 lead with 3:30 left in the first quarter one might think the Greenville Lions might have an easy time Tuesday in the Lions Den against the Princeton Panthers.
Well, think again. The Lions had to hold on for a 60-57 victory as the Panthers missed three shots in the final 10 seconds.
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Leonard Tigers beat undefeated S&S for regional title
The Leonard Tigers made school history on Saturday with a 55-44 Class 2A Division II regional football playoff victory over S&S Consolidated.
The 10-3 Tigers avenged a 19-16 loss to S&S a couple of weeks ago and advanced to the fourth round of the playoffs for the first time, where they’ll face 13-0 Cooper at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wylie.
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