Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


February 17, 2014

GC Softball/Baseball: Roundup — BG, Rice win, Dawson takes fifth in softball tournament; Kerens baseball opens season with shutout over Wortham

Corsicana — Falcon Thompson led Blooming Grove to a 7-3 season-opening win over Italy on Friday. Thompson, a senior southpaw, pitched all six innings and allowed two earned runs on two hits while striking out six and walking two. Thompson also went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run in the Lady Lions' six-run outburst in the bottom of the second.

Senior catcher Steely Southard also sparked the defense, throwing out both Italy base-runners who tried to steal. Blooming Grove scattered seven hits. Southard, Rachel East, Katie Haden, Sidney Horner and Brittany Nichols all singled. East, Haden, Horner, Nichols, Southard, Mariah Horner and Cassie Morgan each scored a run. Southard had two RBIs, while Haden and Sidney Horner both drove in one run.

Rice 18, Avalon 1

The Rice Lady Bulldogs needed only four innings to complete the mercy-rule rout and improved to 2-0. Hannah Owens got the win to improve to 2-0, giving up one run on one hit and striking out four over two innings. Kaitlyn Robinson finished the game for Rice, striking out two.

Sam Harris (2-2, 2 runs 1 RBI), Kassidy Blake (3-3, 3 runs 2 RBIs), Owens (3-3, 3 runs, 5 RBIs), Ashton Metcalfe (1-1, 2 BB, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Rebecca Alsup (1-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Haven Keilers (2-2,1 BB, 3 runs, 1 RBI), Ruby Ramirez (1-2, 1 BB, 2 RBIs), Emily Northcutt (2-2, 1 run), Olivia Zellar (1-1, 1 run) and Robinson (1 BB ,1 HP 1 RBI) led Rice at the plate.


Dawson goes 5-1

 in tournament

Dawson opened its season by going 5-1 and finishing fifth in the 16-team Bruceville-Eddy Tournament. Dawson shut out Valley Mills, 7-0 and Troy’s JV, 12-0, to open the tournament, and edged Alvarado 2-1 before losing to Florence 10-0. The Lady Bulldogs beat Mexia 3-2 and defeated Alvarado 18-4 to take home fifth place.



Kerens 4, Wortham 0

Kerens opened its baseball season with a 4-0 win over Wortham as Brett Anderson struck out 12 batters  in tossing a shutout to start his season.

Anderson also wen t 1-for 3 at the plates. Aaron Foxworth was the star at the plate for the Bobcats, he went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs. Mitchel Solis (2-4), Noeh Solis (1-2), Tanner Davis (1-3), Garrett Berry (1-3) and  Jeremy Gould (also had hits for Kerens. Wortham’s Ethan  McCoslin (1-2) led the Bulldogs.



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    It's here.
    When the sun comes up Monday morning it's not just the dawn of a new day, but the dawn of a new season — it's the beginning of two-a-days.
    Eight of the nine schools in the Golden Circle will begin football practice Monday while Corsicana waits until Aug. 8 to start. The Tigers begin a week later because they held spring practice.
    For last year's playoff teams such as Mildred, Blooming Grove, Kerens, Frost and Hubbard Monday begins a road back to the postseason and for everyone else its the start of a new march. For everyone, it's the most optimistic day of the year.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan: ESPN was wrong in suspending Smith

    I won’t be watching ESPN this coming week. For a network that has been made into an empire by covering baseballs, footballs, basketballs, golf balls, soccer balls, tennis balls (I’ve never watched hockey, but I understand they have no balls), this network is much like hockey. They lack the things they are covering.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • BreannaVB.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour:The tradition is back at Kerens

    Breanna Baxter is back.
    That's bad news for anyone facing the Kerens volleyball team this year.
    But there is so much more than Baxter, an all-state player in volleyball, basketball and track & field who was the Golden Circle Female Athlete of the Year in 2014.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mildred 14U.jpg TTBBA: Mildred 14U repeats as state champs

    The Mildred Eagles completed their season by winning back to back 14U TTBA state titles. The Eagles went 18-0 and captured the title in Hillsboro, where they won five games.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dawson VB.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Dawson eyes playoffs

    Nothing feels the same at Dawson.
    It's not only a new season in a new district but second-year Coach Alica Sexton enters the year after having a full season with her kids — a season that revamped the program at Dawson, where they hadn't won in years.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I7-31-14 Mayper.jpg Navarro Football: Nothing changes for success-minded Bulldogs

    It didn't take long for Navarro football Coach Brian Mayper  to deliver his preseason message at the SWJCFC Media Day Thursday.
    “No surprises at Navarro,'' said Mayper, the first of the seven conference coaches to speak to the media. “We're running the same stuff. You guys know we're going to run the ball. And thank God, we're not changes defenses again this year.''
    Mayper's real message is that life at Navarro is all about winning, and all about a culture that expects to win.
    “We expect to win them all. If you don't, you're in the wrong business,'' Mayper said. “I think our kids expect it, too.''

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-31-14 Jae.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Frost set for a big season

    Everybody's back at Frost.
    Yes, everybody.
    “This will probably never happen again,'' said Frost volleyball Coach Elaine Woods, who returns every player from last year's team.
    They are not only back, but they are talented — arguably the most talented group of volleyball players in Frost history.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30-14 Davis.jpg Former Cowboy Keith Davis delivers motivational speech

    Keith Davis believes in dreams.
    He lived his.
    That was one of the messages Davis, a former Dallas Cowboys safety, delivered to a standing-room-only crowd of youngsters Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club, where he spoke with enthusiasm and energy about life inside and outside of the NFL.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 web Wortham TTBA picture.jpg TTBB: Wortham takes second at state tournament

    The Wortham Bulldogs made an impressive run at the Texas Teenage Baseball Association High School Eligible State Tournament in Buffalo and took second in the state.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29-14 tiger sharks.jpg Tiger Sharks make splash at state meet

    There are leaps and bounds, and then there's what the Corsicana YMCA Tiger Sharks did over the weekend at the Lone Star state swimming meet in Frisco.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

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