Local athletes advance to state in track and field
The local area is sending 12 athletes to the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships next week in Austin.
Twelve athletes from seven schools have qualified in 13 events for the meet scheduled on May 9-10 at the Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Rains, Community athletes advance to state
Rains senior Grant Russell saved his best jump for last to earn a return trip to the state track and field championships.
Kelly Morrow of Community is also headed to the University Interscholastic League state meet in Austin.
Rains vaulter Charlotte Brown makes it back to state
Unlike last year, Rains pole vaulter Charlotte Brown didn’t have a long wait before finding out that she had qualified for the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships.
Brown nailed down a spot at state by finishing second in the Region II-3A championships on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Brown cleared a season-high 11 feet 3 inches to advance to Austin for the second straight year. She’ll vault at 1:30 p.m. on May 9 at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
“I’m feeling great,” said a smiling Brown after securing the state berth.
Bland, Campbell golfers qualify for state
Golfers from Bland and Campbell have qualified for the University Interscholastic League State Golf Tournament in Austin next week.
Bland is sending a girls team after the Lady Tigers finished second to Martins Mill at the Region III-A tournament at the Piney Woods Country Club course last week in Nacogdoches.
Martins Mill carded a 452 for 18 holes. Bland fired a 485.
Tevin Truesdale of Campbell qualified as a medalist for state after finishing sixth in the boys 36-hole tournament with rounds of 88 and 97 for a 185 total.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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