Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 14, 2014

GC Basketball: Roundup: Kerens boys come back to beat Hubbard, Frost sweeps, Rice boys win

Corsicana — The Kerens Bobcats, after dropping the District 18-1A Division I opener Friday night, bounced back to defeat the Hubbard Jaguars, 54-41, in a key district tilt.  Dustin Jock hit two 3-pointers in the second quarter as the Bobcats outscored Hubbard 23-10 to overcome an early 10-point Jaguar lead. Nate Betts led Kerens with 17 points to lead all scorers for the night.

Also adding to the Bobcat cause were Shelton Sayles (7 points), Brandon Ward (4),  DeQuaylon Devins (3), Dontarias Bryant (3), Hunter Green (3), Jake Moss (2),  and Rayvon Faulk (2).  Hubbard was led by Jordan Johnson with 12 points and Casen Martin with 11. Other scorers for the Jaguars were D’Warren Simmons (8 points), Bradyn Gillham (6), Brian Walker (2), and Trey Henderson (2).


Frost 63, Mt. Calm 43

Frost took control early, outscoring Mt. Calm 32-19 in the first half, as the Polar Bears improved to 5-1 in District 19A Division II play with a 63-43 road win over the Panthers.  Frost then used a big third quarter, increasing the lead to 55-28, to put the game away.  

Zach Terry, with 17 points, and Isiah Belcher, who added 15 points, led the way for the Polar Bears.  Frost, which improved to 9-6 on the season, also got points from Kobe Hailey (8), Ryan Worley (8), Tyler Stevenson (7), Robert Worley (4), and Colton Clayton (2).  

Rice 61, Riesel 37

Behind 33 points from freshman Sim Nezar, the Rice Bulldogs broke a four-game losing streak, beating the Riesel Indians on the road, 61-37, in District 23-2A action.

The Bulldogs used big second and third quarters, outscoring Riesel 35-18, to take control and earn their first district win. Others scoring for the Bulldogs included Raven Huffman (12 points), Daniel Arteaga (6), Colin Haston (5), Austin Peppers (2), Conner Roberts (2), and Nik Costlow (1).



Frost 76,

Mt. Calm 13

Diana Rios dropped in 26 points as the Frost Lady Bears easily outpaced the Mt. Calm Lady Panthers on the road Tuesday night.  Frost, after leading by 21 after the first quarter, increased the lead to 41 by halftime, leading 44-3 at the break. Jae Moore, with 13 points, was the only other Lady Bear to post double digits, as ten Frost players got into the scoring column. Also scoring for the Lady Bears were Madison Revill (9 points), Heather Montgomery (8), Karlie Scott (6), Kaycee Bowling (5), Jennifer Andrews (3), Kennah Kennedy (2), Cheyenne Pack (2), and Jacelyn Roberts (2).

Frost, ranked No. 3 in latest TGCA Class 1A Division II poll, improves to 17-2 on the season, while remaining a perfect 8-0 in District 19A D-II play.

Wortham 61, Dawson 35

Despite 12 points from senior Kaylee Martinez, the Dawson Lady Bulldogs fell to Wortham in a home District 18-1A contest, 61-35. Others contributing for Dawson included Stephany Lindsey (9 points), Courtney Warren (6), Jalyn Miller (4), Katie Yates (2), and Jacie Henderson (2).


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  • CHS SotfballSpence.jpg GC Softball: Playoff Time

    There  were some bumps on the road and slides in the standings and a few bruises along the way, but five Golden Circle teams have reached the softball playoffs that begin with first round games on Thursday.
    For Corsicana it was a wakeup call during the second half of district play that gave the Tigers the push they needed, and for Mildred it was the culmination of yet another splendid season as the Lady Eagles made the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Blooming Grove is back again, a regular in post season play with a chance to make a run, and Hubbard begins its quest to get to the state tournament and Austin with a one-game playoff on Thursday against Itasca in Italy.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NVSBAhearn.jpg Navarro Softball: Bulldogs split with Kilgore, win final home game

    Kristen Ahearn was mad, steaming.
    Even her peanut butter and jelly sandwich that she ate between the doubleheader games didn't taste good. Nothing fit. Nothing was in sync. Nothing felt right or even tasted right.
    Then Ahearn found the cure.
    Simple enough: Just go out and blast a three-run homer.
    That's the short version of what happened Tuesday at Navarro College, where Ahearn's three-run bomb ignited the Bulldogs in the second game against Kilgore and Navarro went on to win 8-5 to close out its regular season with a bang and a smile from Ahearn.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • KerensBBAnderson.jpg GC Baseball: Kerens beats Cayuga 5-1, wins first district title since 1981

    The wait is over.
    And it came just in time for Brett Anderson, who left it all on the mound Tuesday night at Kerens, where he pitched a masterpiece to lead the Bobcats over Cayuga, 5-1, and help the program win its first baseball district title since 1981.
    “I've got no gas left. I'm out,'' said Anderson, a senior lefty who stopped Cayuga cold, holding the three-time defending district champs to just three singles while striking out 14.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Basebal Roundup: Corsicana blasts Jacksonville; BG wins huge district game

    The Corsicana Tigers wrapped up district play with a dominating 9-0 win over the Jacksonville Indians behind Trevor Nolen, who shut out the Indians and allowed only one hit over 6 1/3 innings.  Donovan Fields came on to retire the final two hitters. The Tiger pitchers limited the Indians to only 25 plate appearances in the game and no runner to reach third base.

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-23-14 Rodeo clown.jpg Rodeo: Navarro County Derrick Days -- Burton is back

    He's back.
    Professional rodeo entertainer Ronald Burton returns to the Navarro County Exposition Center  April 25-26 to entertain the crowd at the 2014 Navarro County Derrick Days Pro Rodeo.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Huggins rodeo Huggins to call shots at Derrick Days Rodeo

    West Huggins will serve as the announcer for the 2014 Navarro County Derrick Days Pro rodeo. The Gardendale native is the reigning three-time United Professional Rodeo Association Announcer of the Year.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • NC baseball Whoa 300th Dill gets 300th win in Navarro baseball sweep of Bossier Parish

    Navarro baseball’s weekend in Louisiana was significant on a number of fronts. On one hand, coach Whoa Dill notched his 300th win. On the other, and perhaps more importantly, the Bulldogs simply continued to play well. The Bulldogs swept Bossier Parish to move 14-11 in Region XIV East Zone play, and 27-17 overall.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mildred sending five to regional track meet

    Sasha Ballard set a school record in the 800 meters and paced a contingent of five Mildred thinclads heading to Stephenville for the regionals later this week.

    April 21, 2014

  • Kerens boys grab four gold medals at area track meet

    Tavion Hall and Jalon Moss each snared a pair of gold medals as Kerens boys finished second at their area track meet last week with 88 points.

    April 21, 2014

  • 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