Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 14, 2012

Golden Circle Football: Bi-district preview

Region III-1A DII Bi-district

Wortham vs. Overton

7:30 p.m. Thursday

At Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium  

RECORDS: District 9-1A DII third-place team Wortham is 4-6. District 10-1A runner-up Overton is 6-4.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Wortham: QB Brandon Campbell, WR/CB Brysen Rhodes, OL/DL Skylar Jordan, LB Shane Sykora, RB/FS Tyvon Freeman. Overton: QB/DB  K.J. Luster, OL/LB Greg Moore, OL/DL Clay Martin, RB/LB Jamal Kelley.

UPDATE: Wortham clinched a playoff berth with a 49-12 victory over Dawson last Friday for the Bulldogs’ first postseason trip since 2004 ... Wortham’s last playoff wins came in 2000 when the Bulldogs beat Mildred (30-0) and Mount Enterprise (20-19) before losing to Beckville (48-14) ... the Bulldogs lost three straight bi-district games from 2002-04 ... Campbell took over the starting QB spot in the seventh game of the season and has passed for 958 yards and six TDs ... Rhodes, also a standout basketball player, leads the Bulldogs with 26 receptions for 516 yards and two TDs ... NT Cameron Lewis leads Wortham with 1.5 sacks ... the Hutson brothers, Blake and Steven, have combined for five fumble recoveries ... Kyle Goerner and Rhodes are tied for the team lead with three INTs each ... Overton was outscored 224-290 for the season but went undefeated at home ... tied for the district title and earned No. 2 seed based on points ... Kelley has over 100 tackles ... Luster has completed 75 of 145 passes for 1,253 yards, 11 TDs and seven INTs ... Overton beat Union Hill last week 48-14, gaining over 500 yards in offense and holding Union Hill to less than 100 ... head coach Josh Barton is in his first season ... it’s Overton’s first playoff appearance/winning record since 2005 and only its second appearance since 1995.

— Todd Wills/Jim Pitt

Region II-2A DI Bi-district

Blooming Grove vs. Jacksboro

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Burleson ISD Elk Stadium

RECORDS: District 6-2A DII third-place team Blooming Grove is 7-3. District 5-2A DII runner-up Jacksboro is 8-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Blooming Grove:   QB/DB Jayd Kirby, RB/DB Daniel Camarillo, OL/LB Anthony Black, OL/DL Jose Camarillo.  Jacksboro:  QB/LB Kirk Weldon, OL/DL Jeffrey Colley, RB/LB Logan Dixon, WR/DB Nathan Zapata.

UPDATE: The Blooming Grove Lions enter the playoffs for the first time since 2007, while the Jacksboro Tigers last made the playoffs in 2009 … At 7-3, Blooming Grove had its first winning record since 1997, and the most wins since 1991 … The Lion offense will be led by senior signal caller Jayd Kirby, who has thrown for more than 1100 yards, also leads the team in rushing with 1577 yards … Tyler Morris had 175 yards and three touchdowns on only 11 carries in the playoff-clinching win last week over Millsap … Kirby and Daniel Camarillo lead the Lion defense with two interceptions each … Blooming Grove may have an edge in the return game, as Travis Whiteside and Tyler Ellis have each returned a kickoff for a touchdown this season … The Tigers, after being picked last in the preseason, were a surprise runner-up in District 5-2A DII … Weldon has thrown for over 1500 yards while completing 60% of his passes for the Tigers … DL Garrett Johnson and LB Colton Owen, who have combined for over 150 tackles and 10 sacks this season for Jacksboro, look to slow down a Lion offense that averages over 430 yards and 38 points per game.

— Jim Pitts

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    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

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    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

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