Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 1, 2014

GC Top 10 in '13: No. 1, Navarro soccer had a season for the ages. (W/honorable mentions)

Corsicana — So close.

Navarro’s soccer team meshed 25 freshmen into a unit that came two gals short of winning a national title. The Bulldogs won their conference, beat rival Tyler twice and lost 3-1 to top-seeded Iowa Western in the NJCAA national championship women’s soccer game in November in Florida.

“I’m proud of every single one of those girls over there, and my coaches” co-captain Lexi Riggs said after the game.

The Bulldogs (19-4-1) relied on two things all year, a suffocating defense, and coming up with the big plays when they needed them.

Ranked as high as No. 1 during the year, the Bulldogs just came up short in Florida.

“They hadn’t played like freshmen all (year), but they played like freshmen,” Navarro assistant coach Aric Bonner said afterward. “That’s kind of the good news/bad news that you’ve got 25 freshmen. The bad news is that sometimes they’re going to play like freshmen and (the championship game) was one of those nights.”

Trudi Carter and Morgan Nutley were both named to the all-tournament team.


Honorable mentions

• Mildred coach/AD Patrick Harvell resigns in January after state finals appearance, replaced by defensive coordinator Billy Dan Chambliess

• Frost boys basketball advances to regional finals

• Former Tiger Louis Vasquez signs with Broncos in March, named to Pro Bowl in December

• Rice’s Ragan Henderson (5th) and Blooming Grove’s Desiree Wiggins (4th) place at state powerlifting

• Corsicana girls soccer advances three rounds

• Kerens baseball has finest season ever, including Top 10 ranking and first-team all-state nod for Brett Anderson

• Hubbard softball makes it to regional finals

• Former Tiger Wesley Johnson signs with Lakers

• Jayda Lunsford seventh in 8-under Junior Olympic long jump

• Iowa-bound Nic Shimonek closes out stellar high school career by leading North all-stars to THSCA victory

• CHS team tennis regional finalist

• Kerens, Mildred make historic volleyball runs, Kerens’ Breanna Baxter first-team all-state

• Golden Circle football teams bow out of playoffs after two rounds

• Navarro football beats Hinds (Miss.) in Brazos Bowl, No. 1 for a week, RB Tim Wright conference offensive MVP

• Kerens repeats as boys, girls Kiwanis Classic champions in December

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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.

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    “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.''

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    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.

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    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

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    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

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    April 17, 2014

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

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    April 17, 2014 1 Photo