Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


December 16, 2013

GC Basketball: Weekend Roundup: Lady Jags win Hubbard Tournament

Corsicana — The Hubbard girls swept their way through the Hubbard Tournament and beat Waco Connally 55-48 on Saturday to win the title.

The Lady Jags were down 19-7 early and trailed 31-22 at halftime, but stormed out of the locker room and took the game over in the third, out-scoring Connally 20-5 to take a 42-36 lead into the fourth quarter.

Nakaila Banks led the way with 12 points, Kate Saucke dropped in 11 points and Tia Parks followed with 10. Tysheunna Hawthorne (4), Jaime Goodpaster (4), Jasmine Parks (5), Baylour Lewis (2), Shayla Parks (5) and Taylor Simmons (2) scored for unbeaten Hubbard.


Corsicana64. Venus 36

The Corsicana Lady Tigers improved to 11-5 with a romp over Venus as Corsicana used a tough pressure defense and some clutch shooting to win at home on Friday night.

Shamara Taylor saw her first action of the year and came off the bench to score eight points in her debut, and guard Robin Henley also saw her first action of the season and came off the bench to score seven points as the Lady Tigers got 23 bench points in the win.

Erica Melendez scored nine points and grabbed 15 rebounds, including 11 on offense, and Alexis Baston (9), Ariel Bartee (9), Moeshea Tolliver (2), Destini Lunsford (8), Kennady Betts (4), Briana Biltz (2) and Jamie Reeves (4) all scored for Corsicana.


Corsicana 72, Cayuga 30

The Corsicana Tigers took home the consolation trophy at the Fairfield Tournament on Saturday. After losing 48-46 to Whitesboro in the opening round game on Thursday, Corsicana beat Marlin 73-35 and Cayuga 72-30.

Franklin 56, Kerens 51

The Kerens Bobcats went 1-2 in the Fairfield Tournament.

Nate Betts scored 25 in the opening round 50-46 loss to Whitesboro, and then Kerens beat Waco Robinson 55-47 in the second round game. Betts led the way with 28 points in the win. The Bobcats fell to Franklin 56-51 on Saturday despite 32 points from Betts. The Bobcats are now 6-4.


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  • Area schedule for the week

    Here's a look at this week's schedule for Golden Ciircle teams and Navarro College. The schedule does not include upcoming bi-district playoff games in softball because times and sites have yet to be determined.

    April 18, 2014

  • BG baseball GC Baseball/Softball: Blooming Grove sweeps Rice in baseball and softball

    Blooming Grove's Lions needed this one.
    Heck, they need all of them.
    That's where they're living today on the Blooming Grove diamond, where everyone knew going into Friday's game with Rice that the Lions need to win their final three games to have a chance of nailing down the final playoff spot in District 23-2A.
    One down, two to go.
    “It's in our hands,'' said Blooming Grove Coach Matt Anderson moments after his kids beat Rice 8-0 Friday night. “As long as we take care of our business we'll be fine.''

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Softball/Baseball Roundup: Frost girls win district title

    Frost's Lady Polar Bears needed to win to nail down the district title and they never trailed, jumping out to a 7-0 lead en route to an 11-7 clinching victory over Itasca Friday on the road. They wrapped up their second district title in a row with a 9-1 record and enter the playoffs next week at 13-1.

    April 18, 2014

  • CHS Baseball/Softball: Whitehouse sweeps Tigers in baseball and softball

    The Tigers lost a tough game to Whitehouse, 11-3 as the Wildcats' ace, Pat Mahomes, who went four innings and gave up all three runs on two hits and five walks

    April 18, 2014

  • GC Basketball/Baseball: Mildred's Connor Hill sees life clearly

    There was never any doubt for Connor Hill, never any question about what he would do or how he would do it.
    Sure, there was that meeting with his mother and father and talks with the doctor when he was 10, talks and meetings that came accompanied with worry and concern.
    But never from Connor.
    He just never dwelled on the fact he played sports with one eye. He didn't worry or talk about it when he was 10 and he never talked about it at Mildred High, where Hill emerged as a star on the basketball court and baseball diamond.

    April 18, 2014

  • Frost Lady Polar Bears Area Champions.jpg GC Track & Field: Roundup — Frost girls win area meet

    The Frost Lady Polar Bears made a shambles of their district track & field meet last week, scoring 206 points, and they were dominate again in the area meet Thursday, scoring 162 points to win the meet at Blooming Grove.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

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    Am I just that old, or have amateur athletics gone absolutely nuts these days? On second thought, don’t answer that unless it’s yes to the nuts part.
    High School and college basketball are on the verge of being totally ruined by AAU basketball. Top roundball prospects are identified by the junior high level if not earlier.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GC Track & Field: Area meet Roundup

    Corsicana's Gilfillan wins 4A area pole vault title; Frost girls win 1A area team title, Frost boys finish second

    April 17, 2014

  • GC Baseball: Mildred falls to Riesel, 9-0, on the road

    Mildred managed a hit and struck out 12 times in a 9-0 loss on the road that could have given the Eagles some cushion in the 23-2A standings. They are now 5-6 with a game at league-leading Teague Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18-14Roman.jpg CHS Soccer: Tigers boys and girls top off season with strong showing on All-District teams

    That tough and gutsy style of play sent both the boys and girls teams into the playoffs and on Thursday the Tigers were rewarded again for their fine seasons as two boys won special honors,four boys were named to the All-District first team and two girls earned first-team honors.
    Michael Roman, who did a little of everything — and did it well — was named the District 28-4A Utility Player of the Year, and sophomore defender Jesus Barreto was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo