Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Sports

December 17, 2012

Tiger Tuesday: CHS boys try to stay on roll; girls look for momentum

Corsicana — Art Prevost and Don Newton find themselves in different situations heading into the Christmas break.

For the girls, it’s about getting some momentum.

For the boys, it’s all about keeping it.

The Tiger boys will be the only team in action Tuesday night when Corsicana hosts Whitney at 7 p.m. at Tiger Gym. The girls will play again Friday on the road against Canton.

The Corsicana boys won again Friday, pounding Mexia 62-49 for their fourth straight victory. The Tigers (11-3), who also will play West on Friday, already have a seven-game winning streak this season.

Tigers coach Don Newton wants to keep the latest win streak and momentum going.

“It’s big that we finish off these last two games before the break,” Newton said. “That way mentally when we have a five-day break we still have some momentum.

“Friday night was our best game of the season,” Newton said. “So mentally I’m a little bit concerned about a week where someone might be laying in the gaps out there. I’m optimistic that we’re confident and upbeat and excited. I think we’ll ride the wave into the break.”

The Tigers led Mexia 36-21 at halftime and by as many 26 points in the second half. Mike Lewis scored 18 points and Dzifa Mallet had 16.

But it was the Tigers’ defense that please Newton the most. Mexia was coming in off a win over Waco La Vega, which ended the Tigers’ 7-game streak last weekend at the Fairfield Tournament.

“We were ready to play,” Newton said of the Mexia win. “We didn’t shoot it great. But we defended as well as we have all year.”

The Lady Tigers (11-8) had a rough last week, falling to Mexia 61-31 after losing to Fairfield 57-40 on Tuesday. Note that it was two difficult games competition-wise. Mexia is No. 4 in the latest 3A poll. Fairfield is No. 5.

The girls have lost three straight games and still have the prestigious Coca Cola Classic in Dallas coming up after Christmas.

“Blame it on scheduling,” Lady Tigers coach Art Prevost said. “But the only way you can test yourself is with top competition. We can survive at 11-8.”

Prevost has a target of 14 or 15 wins heading in the 16-4A opener at Nacogdoches on Jan. 4 (the boys start district a week later).

So a win at Canton is crucial, followed by a good showing in Dallas.

“When you play two state-ranked teams you can’t afford to go drop another game,” Prevost said. “It’s important to get back on the winning track. We have to get our mental state ready. Go on the road, get a win, take a few days off and play in another tough tournament.”

The Lady Tigers will open the Coca Cola Classic at 10:30 a.m. next Thursday against North Forney at Kimball High School.

Hopefully, Corsicana will be healthy. Prevost’s team has lost 33 player games to injuries or illnesses. Inside presence Tamera White could return soon.

One thing is certain. Prevost added — the Lady Tigers will be ready for the district race.

“We have the toughest schedule in our district by a mile,” Prevost said.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Dawson VB.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Dawson eyes playoffs

    Nothing feels the same at Dawson.
    It's not only a new season in a new district but second-year Coach Alica Sexton enters the year after having a full season with her kids — a season that revamped the program at Dawson, where they hadn't won in years.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I7-31-14 Mayper.jpg Navarro Football: Nothing changes for success-minded Bulldogs

    It didn't take long for Navarro football Coach Brian Mayper  to deliver his preseason message at the SWJCFC Media Day Thursday.
    “No surprises at Navarro,'' said Mayper, the first of the seven conference coaches to speak to the media. “We're running the same stuff. You guys know we're going to run the ball. And thank God, we're not changes defenses again this year.''
    Mayper's real message is that life at Navarro is all about winning, and all about a culture that expects to win.
    “We expect to win them all. If you don't, you're in the wrong business,'' Mayper said. “I think our kids expect it, too.''

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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