Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 28, 2014

GC Basketball: Roundup --Lewis’ 3 lifts Blooming Grove over Rice, 67-64

Corsicana — In a game that exemplifies both teams’ season, Blooming Grove’s Tyler Lewis hit a 3-point shot with five seconds remaining to give the Lions a 67-64 road win over the Rice Bulldogs. After a timeout, Rice had one last shot, but the Bulldogs attempt to tie the game would not fall and Rice had to endure another tough loss.

Early on, it was all Lions as Blooming Grove outscored the Bulldogs by seven in the first quarter, but Rice rallied in the second to take a 33-30 lead at the half. The second half was just like the first, with the Lions dominating the third quarter, then withstanding a Bulldog rally before Luis’s late heroics. Juanya Pyburn led all scorers on the night, scoring 23 for the Lions, while Luis added 18, and Dalton Blake finished with 11. For the Bulldogs, Sim Nezar and Adan Payne both had 15, while Raven Huffman added 14. Blooming Grove improves to 19-5 on the season, and, more importantly, maintained their hold on third place in a tight District 23-2A race. The Lions, at 7-2 in district play, remain within striking distance of district leaders Mildred and Marlin, while Rice falls to 1-7.


Frost 63,

Bynum 22

Frost raced out to an early 16-2 lead and never looked back as the Polar Bears easily defeated the Bynum Bulldogs in District 18-1A DII play. The Polar Bears increased their lead in each quarter, eventually leading by 17 at halftime and by 32 at the end of the third quarter. Colton Clayton scored 19 points to lead nine Polar Bears in scoring, while Zach Terry added nine and Isiah Belcher dropped eight. Robert Worley (7), Ryan Worley (6), Kobe Hailey (5), Chris Belcher (4), and Tyler Stevenson (2) also scored for Frost. With the win, Frost improves to 13-7 on the season and 8-2 in district play.



Frost 69, Bynum 27

The Frost Lady Bears continued to roll through District 19-1A, DII play by running past the Bynum Lady Bulldogs. Frost outscored the Lady Bulldogs 21-4 in the opening period and increased the lead to 28 points by halftime. Leading the way for Frost were Jae Moore with 20 points, Kaycee Bowling added 11 points, and Karlie Scott and Madison Revill, who both dropped in nine points. Others contributing to the Lady Bear cause were Cheyenne Pack (7), Heather Montgomery (6), Diana Rios (5), and Kennah Kennedy (2). Frost  improves to 21-2 and  12-0 in district play.

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    Minutes after Navarro split a doubleheader with Paris on Wednesday, Navarro softball Coach Jessica Karenke was told her Bulldogs had just been nationally ranked and are now No. 16 in the NJCAA national softball poll.
    She had no idea.
    And she didn't care.
    Karenke is worried about what happens on the diamond, and she had some concerns after Navarro made four errors in the second game that opened the door for Paris to pull off a 7-2 win after the Bulldogs and Ciara Luna controlled the first game with a 4-1 win.

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    Mildred’s Devin O’Sullivan and Callie Bland have been selected to play in the FCA’s All-Star games on June 1.

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    Lindale has been poison to Corsicana all year.
    The Eagles won a bizarre game in Lindale to keep the Tigers out of the football playoffs and ruined the boys basketball season with two gut-wrenching wins in the final week of the season.
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    She prayed about it. She lost sleep about it. And she prayed about it some more.
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    The journey might have been a little sleepless, but in the end it wasn't that tough for Kelly, who is a multi-sport star at Kerens.
    “I followed my heart,'' she said on Tuesday just moments after signing a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Paris in front of family, coaches and friends.

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  • CHS Tennis: Tigers play well in powerhouse region

    Corsicana's tennis team finished its season with a  strong showing in the Class 4A Regional Tournament at UT-Arlington before falling to some powerhouse players from Dallas.

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  • GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Blooming Grove edges Mildred 1-0 (Adds Dawson-Hubbard baseball)

    Blooming Grove kept its baseball playoff hopes alive, winning a pitcher’s duel, 1-0, in Mildred Tuesday night. Dalton Blake struck out 11 and scattered five hits in a well-pitched game that took an hour and a half to complete.

    April 15, 2014

  • Navarro Softball: Bulldogs sweep Bossier on Sophomore Day

         From a one-sided laugher to a hold-your-breath finish, Navarro’s softball team celebrated Sophomore Day on Saturday in front of its largest crowd of the season.
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    April 12, 2014

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    April 11, 2014

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    Brett Anderson threw a five-inning perfect game Friday at home to lead Kerens over Neches 11-0 in a key district game that leaves the Bobcats in first place with a two-game lead.

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  • CHS Baseball: Tigers lose to Nacogdoches 4-1

    In a battle for first place in the District16-4A race, Nacogdoches and pitcher Brigham Hill stopped Corsicana’s Tigers 4-1 Friday to take over the lead in the district with a 6-1 record. The Tigers are now 5-2 and face Lindale, which is also 5-2, at Price Field on Tuesday night to try to gain ground in a tough district race.

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