Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


September 11, 2013

GC Football: Area previews for Friday's games

Corsicana — Mildred

at Frankston

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Jeff and Opal Austin Stadium

RECORDS: Class 2A DII Mildred is 1-1. Class 2A DII Frankston is 0-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mildred: WR/DB Russell Holden, RB/LB Hunter Freeman, L Mario Villareal, WR/DB Connor Hill. Frankston: QB Ozzie Buckner, L John Ross, WR Cory Winks, WR/DB Kendrick Rogers.

UPDATE: Both teams are coming off close loses, Mildred 27-24 to Centerville, Frankston 35-30 to Elkhart when the Elks scored with 57 seconds left ... Mildred won last year’s meeting, 41-6, as the Indians had five turnovers ... Holden leads the Eagles with four catches for 123 yards, including a 78-yard TD last week ... Hill is one of three Eagles with an INT this season ... with 10 extra points through two games, Mildred K Devin O’Sullivan has 231 for his career, second only to Southlake Carroll’s Cade Foster’s 263 (2006-’09) in state history ... the Indians have lost two games by a combined eight points ... Buckner is 40 of 65 for 445 yards, three TDs and three INTs ... Rogers had eight catches for 75 yards and a TD in the opener, Winks had eight for 147 last week ... Frankston is 2-9 in non-district the last three seasons.

— Raymond Linex II



 at Blooming Grove

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Lion Stadium

RECORDS: Class 2A Blooming Grove is 1-1. Class 1A Dawson is 0-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dawson: WR/DB Connor McEntire, OL/DL Brian Simmons, WR/DB Will Miller, WR/DE/K Tyler Huckaby. Blooming Grove: RB/LB Travis Whiteside, QB/K Tyler Ellis, RB Tyler Morris, WR Brandon Hays

UPDATE: Dawson is looking to bounce back after giving up 549 yards to Kerens in a 54-0 loss with 446 of those coming on the ground ...  that means the Bulldogs have given up a combined 944 yards in the last two games, which is more than the Cowboys and Giants combined for in yardage in Sunday night's showdown ... although Dawson has suffered some major defeats, this struggling young team is steadily inching its way back up the hill ... the Lions are coming off of an impressive win over Dallas Gateway by a score of 48-12 ... the Lions had three players rush for more than 100 yards last week ... Ellis gained 122 yards on 12 carries, Whiteside rushed for 119 yards on 10 carries and Morris ran for 105 yards on 19 carries ... The Lions rushed for 431 yards in the win last week.

—  Luke Dotson

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  • 4-24-14Bland.jpg GC Bi-District Softball: Mildred rips Trinity 10-1

    This was easy.
    Almost too easy.
    It's going to get tougher on the road in the playoffs, and maybe that's why Mildred's 10-1 romp over Trinity in the opening game of the three-game series in the Class 2A bi-district round of the playoffs felt so good to the Lady Eagles.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • GC Softball Bi-District roundup: BG beats New Waverly 3-2; Hubbard downs Itasca 5-3

    It didn't end until Mariah Horner squeezed her glove and hauled in the final out of the game in right field on Thursday night in Madisonville, where Horner and the Blooming Grove Lady Lions hung on to beat New Waverly 3-2 in the opening games of a three-game series in the Class 2A bi-district playoffs.

    April 24, 2014

  • 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