Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


December 18, 2013

GC Basketball: Roundup -- Hubbard, Corsicana, Wortham, Frost girls all win

Corsicana — The Hubbard girls, who won their own tournament on Saturday and then were ranked in the state poll on Monday when they landed at the No. 6 spot in the TGCA poll, stayed hot on Tuesday night, beating Bosqueville 57-35.

Hubbard, which is now 11-0, was led by Tysheunna Hawthorne (11), Jasmine Parks (10), NaKaila Banks (9), Kate Saucke (9), Shayla Parks (8), Tia Parks (6), Baylour Lewis (2) and Taylor Simmons (2).


Corsicana 86, Seagoville 23

The Lady Tigers improved to 12-3 with a record-breaking night on the road. The 83 points is the most any Corsicana girls team has scored in a road game.

Sophomore Destini Lunsford led the way with 16 points, and Kennady Betts (15), Ariel Bartee (14), Alexis Baston (13) and Erica Melendez (10) all scored in double figures. Melendez had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.


Wortham 61, Axtell 40

Wortham, which won the Frost Tournament on Saturday, had no problem with Axtell on Tuesday, running away to improve to 11-2. Sara Sessions poured in 17 points and Kamarie Freeman (12), Courtney Chasteen (11) and Kierra Busby (10) all scored in double figures. Kameron Rhodes (6), Kristen Chambers (3), Elisha Libhart (2) also scored.

Frost 69, Coolidge 51

Jae Moore scored 28 points to lead the Lady Bears and Diana Rios (16) and Heather Montgomery (14) had big nights for Frost. Kaycee Bowling (6), Karlie Scott (3) and Madison Revill (2) also scored for Frost, which is 10-1.

Buffalo 44, Rice 20

Brianna Weaver led Rice with 10 points and Sadie Gent followed with six. Olivia Zellar (2) and Branisha Connor (2) also scored. Rice is 2-9 overall and 0-3 in the district race.


Buffalo 71, Rice 68

Buffalo, which is favored to win the district, ended Rice’s perfect season in the district opener Tuesday at Rice, where the Bisons came back from 37-27 halftime deficit and hung on to beat the Bulldogs.

Sim Nezar led the way for Rice with 19 points and Daniel Arteaga scored 18. Conner Roberts (9), Austin Peppers (8), Dylynn Anderson (6), Colin Haston (3), Jamie Metcalfe (2) and Nik Costlow (3) scored for Rice.

Grapeland 79, Kerens 65

Nate Betts had a 24-point night and Brandon Ward scored 14 for Kerens and Dustin Jock scored 12 while Jake Moss added nine, but Grapeland took advantage of a big 29-point second quarter and hung on to beat the Bobcats, who also got points from Shelton Sayles (2), Brent Warren (2) and Dontarius Bryant (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