These are good times in Frost.
The Polar Bears’ football team gets ready for a regional final on Friday night, and the girls basketball team can’t lose.
The Lady Polar Bears jumped on Navarro County neighbor Blooming Grove on Tuesday night, coasting to a 50-27 victory over the Lady Lions.
Frost (9-0), ranked No. 12 in the latest TABC Class 1A DII girls basketball rankings (No. 11 in the coaches poll), heads into its own tournament starting Thursday as the only undefeated girls team in the Golden Circle.
Things are so good in Frost that on Friday the Polar Bears’ annual basketball tournament schedule has been bumped up to finish around 3:30 p.m. so the people running the tournament can get to Van for the football team’s playoff game (Frost doesn’t have a boys team in the tourney because of football).
The Lady Polar Bears broke away from Blooming Grove on Tuesday night with a 15-4 advantage in the third quarter. Kadee Bowling scored six of her 13 points in the quarter.
Frost finished off the game making seven free throws in the fourth quarter. But the Lady Polar Bears also missed seven attempts in the game, so all wasn’t perfect for Frost coach Clark Moore.
“It was OK,” Moore said. “We played a little bit better in the second half. We have some girls that are still getting used to playing with each other.”
Blooming Grove (5-6) stuck close to Frost in the first half, trailing just 22-16. The Lady Lions, playing under first-year coach JJ Guidry, were able to work the ball inside.
Savannah Bearden finished the game with seven points. Hannah Southard had five points.
“Our girls played hard,” Guidry said. “We have great senior leadership but we’re also young. They’re getting better every game.”
Bowling led a balanced scoring attack for Frost. Diana Rios and Jae Moore had 10 points each. Dakota Lassetter had eight points and Jasmyn Steels had seven.
Frost has 4 score in double figures
These are good times in Frost.
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.
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.''
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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