The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Breaking News

Sports

May 10, 2013

Royse City runner seeks to improve at state meet

Last year Ulisses Lopez of Royse City took fifth in the Class 4A 800-meter run at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships in Austin.

Lopez will try to move up in the standings when he runs again in the 4A finals at 6:20 this evening at the Mike A. Myers Stadium. Lopez is one of five local competitors competing today. Five local athletes will also compete on Saturday, including Rains sophomore Charlotte Brown, who is drawing statewide and national attention as the first legally blind athlete to compete at the state meet in the pole vault. She’ll vault at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, a change from an earlier 11 a.m. schedule and will later receive a national spirit award.

Lopez clocked a career-best time of 1 minute, 55.17 seconds to claim his fifth last year. He heads into today’s competition with the ninth-fastest qualifying time at 1:57.10.

Michael Johnson from San Elizario leads the qualifiers at 1:55.45.

Lockhart’s Robert Uhr and Alec Saucedo of Red Oak are back from last year’s race. They finished second and third.

Commerce’s Buck Wilson, second last year in the Class 3A triple jump, should be one of the favorites to win the 2A event that starts at 7 p.m. Wilson qualified with the fourth-best jump at 45-2 but went 48-1/2 last year at state, which is nearly two feet farther than the best qualifying mark of 46-4 3/4 turned in by Devonte Steele of Marlin.

Wilson is also set to run the 300-meter hurdles at 2:05 p.m. on Sturday.

Two Leonard athletes are competing today, including Chelsea Brockus in the girls 2A 3200-meter run at 9:20 a.m. and then Brittyn Rushing in the girls 2A long jump at 1:30 p.m. Brockus ranks fourth among the 3200-meter qualifiers with an 11:51.07 and Rushing ranks ninth among the long jump qualifiers at 17-4. It’ll be the first state appearance for both Leonard athletes.

Cody Harbin of Wolfe City is also set to make his state debut at 2 p.m. today in the Class A Division I high jump. Harbin qualified with the fourth-best jump at 6-2.

Brown will be making state history on Saturday. Not only is she the first legally blind athlete to qualify for the girls pole vault but is also  believed to be the first with her condition to qualify in any event at the UIL state track and field championships.

“We’ve had that discussion and don’t know of any other athlete prior with that condition,” wrote Traci Neely, an assistant athletic director with the UIL.

The New York Times sent a photographer to Alba to photograph Brown’s pole vault workout on Wednesday. A Times sportswriter has been working on a feature story about Brown. Brown worked out in Alba for the past two weeks while Wildcat Stadium in Emory is being rebuilt.

Brown has been previously featured in the Greenville Herald-Banner, Rains County Leader and the Dallas Morning News, plus on television’s Texas Country Reporter.

Also set to compete on Saturday are Lone Oak runners Trevor Hemphill and Hanah Nichol, Rains triple jumper Grant Russell and Farmersville 400-meter runner J’Kaylee Clark.

Text Only
Sports
  • All-star basketball games set for Saturday night in Greenville

      Last year Greenville senior Dartannon Wilson took advantage of the home court with 34 points to lead all scorers at the first annual Chicken Express all-star basketball game.
      Wilson helped the North to a 114-85 victory over the South in a fast-paced boys game. Wilson, who was 15-of-20 from the field including a couple of dunks, also pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out four assists to secure most valuable player honors.

      The second annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Greenville High School. The girls game tips off first, with the boys event to follow.

     

    April 23, 2014

  • Kaitlyne McNair makes play.jpg Sherman spoils Lady Lions season finale

      The Greenville Lady Lions finished their District 13-4A softball season at home on Friday with a 9-2 loss to the Sherman Lady Bearcats.
      Greenville honored senior players Ali Threndyle, Megan Shaw, Tayler Cordova and Katie McMurray in pre-game ceremonies.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Justin Koger signs.jpg Greenville catcher Justin Koger signs with Arkansas-Little Rock

      A switch in positions has helped Greenville senior baseball player Justin Koger advance his career.
      Koger, who has signed a letter of intent with the University of Arkansa at Little Rock, began his baseball career with the Greenville Lions as a shortstop, pitcher and third baseman.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Players protest return of fired Minnesota coach

    The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator’s ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.

    April 17, 2014

  • No. 19 state-ranked Lone Oak claims regular season finale

      The 19th state-ranked Lone Oak Lady Buffaloes added to their nine-game winning streak by shutting out Quitman 9-0 in District 14-2A softball on Tuesday.
      Freshman pitcher Mariah Nichols got the win, striking out 14 while only walking two in a two-hitter to wrap up the regular season.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lady Lions earn all-district soccer honors

    Brinkley Henson, Greenville’s top goal scorer, also earned top honors for the Lady Lions on the All-District 19-4A soccer team.

    April 13, 2014

  • Quirl, Godwin earn top honors in All-District 15-A basketball

    Wolfe City’s high-scoring post player Colten Quirl earned top honors on the All-District 15-A basketball team.

    April 13, 2014

  • McKinney North shuts out Lady Lions

       Celeste Verdelivo shut down Greenville on one hit as McKinney North claimed a 12-0 District 13-4A softball victory over the Lady Lions on Friday.

    April 12, 2014

  • Fired coach unjustly accused of visiting porn sites

    April 12, 2014

  • Big win for college coach wrongly accused of child porn

    An emotional saga that began with a child pornography accusation 18 months ago ended in final victory Thursday for the ex-football coach of Minnesota State University-Mankato who was fired even though the charges against him were found groundless and dismissed.

    April 11, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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