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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  • 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

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan:The new endangered species

    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