Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


February 17, 2013

2013 Golden Circle High School Baseball Preview


Wortham Bulldogs

Gary Beam

Years at school, record: 1, replaces Shane Doege

2012 record: 20-11, 10-2 in 13-1A

Last playoff appearance: 2012, area finalists

Key returnees: P/CF/3B Kyle Goerner, Jr.; P/C Chris Lee, Jr.; 2B Devin Sessions, P/CF/3B Brandon Campbell

Key losses: P/SS Trace Shirley; 1B Ty Williams; P/OF Cooper Warren

Analysis: The Bulldogs tied for the 13-1A district title last season, beat Avalon in bi-district and losing to Trenton in two close games in area ... the Bulldogs should be a strong defensive team, especially on the infield ... Lee was a first-team All-Golden Circle pick at catcher last season, batting .468 with 29 RBIs, 9 2Bs and 5 3Bs ... Sessions batted .285 ... sophomore pitcher Cole Jendel is a top newcomer.

Hubbard Jaguars

Sam Scribner

Years at school, record: 4, 23-45

2012 record: 12-13, 7-5 in 13-1A

Last playoff appearance: 2012, area finalists

Key returnees: 3B/P Hudson Alderman, Jr.; OF/P Trey Henderson, Jr.; SS/P Casen Martin, Jr.; 2B/P Logan McClinton, Jr.; OF Josh Freeman, Jr.; P/1B Ty Graves, So.  

Key losses: C Cole Hill; P/OF Chad Caldwell

Analysis: The Jaguars made the playoffs last year, beating Rice in the bi-district round ... Hubbard returns seven starters ... Martin was a first-team all-district pick, batting .431 with 26 runs scored ... Henderson was a first-team all-district outfielder ... Alderman, McClinton and Freeman were all second-team all-district picks ... Freshman utility player Braydyn Gillham and freshman outfielder Kyle Lester are top newcomers.

Frost Polar Bears

Heath Blalock

Years at school, record: 1st year, replaces Eric Blenden

2012 record: 3-9 in 13-1A

Last playoff appearance: 2010, bi-district finalists

Key returnees: P/SS Jacob Stroder, Sr.; P/SS Robert Worley, Sr.; C Lane Harrington, Sr.

Key losses: None

Analysis: Blalock takes over for Blenden, who his coaching football and basketball ... Frost returns all nine starters ... Stroder was the 13-1A Pitcher of the Year, averaging 6 strikeouts per game ... The Bears should have a solid 1-2 punch with Stroder and Worley working to Harrington.

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  • 7-31-14 Jae.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Frost set for a big season

    Everybody's back at Frost.
    Yes, everybody.
    “This will probably never happen again,'' said Frost volleyball Coach Elaine Woods, who returns every player from last year's team.
    They are not only back, but they are talented — arguably the most talented group of volleyball players in Frost history.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30-14 Davis.jpg Former Cowboy Keith Davis delivers motivational speech

    Keith Davis believes in dreams.
    He lived his.
    That was one of the messages Davis, a former Dallas Cowboys safety, delivered to a standing-room-only crowd of youngsters Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club, where he spoke with enthusiasm and energy about life inside and outside of the NFL.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 web Wortham TTBA picture.jpg TTBB: Wortham takes second at state tournament

    The Wortham Bulldogs made an impressive run at the Texas Teenage Baseball Association High School Eligible State Tournament in Buffalo and took second in the state.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29-14 tiger sharks.jpg Tiger Sharks make splash at state meet

    There are leaps and bounds, and then there's what the Corsicana YMCA Tiger Sharks did over the weekend at the Lone Star state swimming meet in Frisco.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-27 Shimonek all-star.jpg Mildred's Shimonek transferring from Iowa, will walk on at Texas Tech

    Former Mildred quarterback and Golden Circle Del Thrash Player of the Year Nic Shimonek is leaving the University of Iowa after one red-shirt year and transferring to Texas Tech because of Iowa's pro-style offense.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Baseball/Softball: Mildred names Zamzow new baseball coach; AD Chambliess to coach softball again

         The Mildred Eagles didn’t have to go far to find a new baseball coach to replace Aaron Tidwell, who left the diamond to take the job as the principal of Mildred High School.
        On Saturday, Mildred named softball coach Brett Zamzow its new baseball coach as Zamzow, who was Tidwell's assistant for five years,  moves back to baseball after spending a year coaching softball.
        To complete the move Mildred Athletic Director Billy Dan Chambliess will take over the softball team. Chambliess, who is the head football coach, spent fours years coaching softball before becoming the school’s AD last year. All four of his teams won district titles.

    July 26, 2014

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan; Remembering House and a better era

    The Cowboys started training camp the same week that Robert Newhouse died.
    In a way, that’s very unfortunate for Jerry. Thinking back to the “Human Bowling Ball” and the teams of that era might lead to the inevitable comparisons to today’s product on the field.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • weights.jpg GC Football: Blooming Grove's Williams expects to win

    His father was a head coach for years at Pecos High and his brother-in-law is the head football coach at DeSoto, but Lawrence Williams Jr., a man who loves coaching football, never had any ideas about being the head man.
    “I love coaching,'' said Williams as he sat at his desk in Blooming Grove, where he became the Lions' head coach this summer. “I just never thought about being the head coach and I never applied to be a head coach. With this job I can still coach.''

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kevin Reese mug.jpg Outdoors: Kevin Reese: Summer time means summer tracking

    With only two months before opening day of archery season you should already have your bow maintenance complete, be shooting daily and chomping at the bit for our favorite day to arrive!
    Let’s face it, few animals turn our rotors like whitetail deer.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • All-State Baseball: Corsicana's Harlan and Wolver honored on TSWA/Collin Street Bakery 4A All-State Baseball team

    Corsicana junior Brady Harlan and sophomore Layton Wolver were honored on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 4A All-State Baseball team that was announced Tuesday night.

    July 22, 2014