Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 4, 2014

GC Basketball: Weekend Roundup: BG boys beat Rice in OT, Kerens boys win easily, Mildred, Kerens, Hubbard, BG girls win, Frost gets forfeit

Corsicana —   The best rivalry in the Golden Circle?

    It has to be the one between Blooming Grove and Rice, a couple of boys teams that had another thrilling game Friday night.

    Blooming Grove’s boys got some revenge but it wasn’t easy as once again the Rice Bulldogs gave the Lions all they wanted before Blooming Grove pulled out a 74-66 win in overtime in the Blooming Grove gym

Rice beat the Lions on a tip-in at the buzzer by Dylynn Anderson in the Frost Tournament, and the Bulldogs had some dramatics on Friday when Raven Huffman hit a shot at the buzzer to send the game into OT at 61-61.

But the Lions, who trailed 24-17 at halftime and 44-43 going into the fourth quarter, pulled it out in OT to stay unbeaten in the District 23-2A race at 4-0. They are 14-2 for the season. Rice, which is 14-5, has two losses in the district.

Tyler Lewis led Blooming Grove with 18 points and Daniel Pelzel dropped in 16. Rowdy Barlow and Juanya Pyburn scored 15 each as four Lions had huge games. Tyler Ellis (3), Dalton Blake (3), Brody Owens (2) and Tyler Morris (2) also scored for Blooming Grove.

Rice was led by Daniel Artega’s 25 points. Sim Nezar dropped in 24 and Huffman had 10. Anderson (2) Nik Costlow (4) and Jamie Metcalfe (1) also scored for Rice.


Kerens 63, Venus 53

The Bobcats took the momentum from winning the Kiwanis Tournament on the road and had an easy time beating Venus Friday night. Kerens built a 31-16 halftime lead and coasted home.
The Bobcats, who begin district play Friday night against Wortham, are now 10-5 for the season.
Nate Betts led the Bobcats with 21 points and Dustin Jock followed with 13.Brent Warren scored 12 and Shelton Sayles and Jake Moss each had six points. Quadre Duncan (2) and Hunter Green (1) also scored for Kerens.


    Mildred 54, Buffalo 49

    The Lady Eagles pulled out a big District 23-2A win with a comeback and a couple of double-doubles. Mildred was down by 11 early but cut the lead to three at halftime, and then took over in the third quarter, and grabbed the lead when Callie Bland hit a 3-pointer midway through the third. They never looked back.

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    Minutes after Navarro split a doubleheader with Paris on Wednesday, Navarro softball Coach Jessica Karenke was told her Bulldogs had just been nationally ranked and are now No. 16 in the NJCAA national softball poll.
    She had no idea.
    And she didn't care.
    Karenke is worried about what happens on the diamond, and she had some concerns after Navarro made four errors in the second game that opened the door for Paris to pull off a 7-2 win after the Bulldogs and Ciara Luna controlled the first game with a 4-1 win.

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    Mildred’s Devin O’Sullivan and Callie Bland have been selected to play in the FCA’s All-Star games on June 1.

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  • 4-115-14CHSBBMinniear.jpg CHS Baseball: Lindale haunts Tigers again with critical 4-0 win

    Lindale has been poison to Corsicana all year.
    The Eagles won a bizarre game in Lindale to keep the Tigers out of the football playoffs and ruined the boys basketball season with two gut-wrenching wins in the final week of the season.
    They did it again Tuesday, beating the Tigers 4-0 at Price Field to take over second place in the District 16-4A race.
    Lindale (6-2) had one big inning to hand Corsicana (5-3) its second loss in a row.

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    She prayed about it. She lost sleep about it. And she prayed about it some more.
    That's just a glimpse of what Marqueshia Kelly went through before deciding to turn down a half dozen basketball scholarships and accept a scholarship to play volleyball at Paris Junior College.
    The journey might have been a little sleepless, but in the end it wasn't that tough for Kelly, who is a multi-sport star at Kerens.
    “I followed my heart,'' she said on Tuesday just moments after signing a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Paris in front of family, coaches and friends.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • CHS Tennis: Tigers play well in powerhouse region

    Corsicana's tennis team finished its season with a  strong showing in the Class 4A Regional Tournament at UT-Arlington before falling to some powerhouse players from Dallas.

    April 15, 2014

  • GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Blooming Grove edges Mildred 1-0 (Adds Dawson-Hubbard baseball)

    Blooming Grove kept its baseball playoff hopes alive, winning a pitcher’s duel, 1-0, in Mildred Tuesday night. Dalton Blake struck out 11 and scattered five hits in a well-pitched game that took an hour and a half to complete.

    April 15, 2014

  • Navarro Softball: Bulldogs sweep Bossier on Sophomore Day

         From a one-sided laugher to a hold-your-breath finish, Navarro’s softball team celebrated Sophomore Day on Saturday in front of its largest crowd of the season.
        The Bulldogs ripped Bossier 14-1 in a five-inning romp and then had to fight for their lives in the second game, finally winning 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh with a squeeze bunt that brought home Caitlin Moerbe, who ended the day with a dust-filled slide at the plate.

    April 12, 2014

  • GC Softball: Hubbard, Curtis shut out Axtell 3-0

       For Hubbard’s Olivia Curtis the magic number was 15 -- as in 15 wins and 15 strikeouts.
        But don’t stop counting now. There’s plenty left for Curtis and her Hubbard teammates who have made the most of their stretch run in the district race, and capped off a huge week with a 3-0 win over Axtell on Friday.

    April 11, 2014

  • GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Kerens' Anderson pitches perfect game (ADDS Dawson baseball)

    Brett Anderson threw a five-inning perfect game Friday at home to lead Kerens over Neches 11-0 in a key district game that leaves the Bobcats in first place with a two-game lead.

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  • CHS Baseball: Tigers lose to Nacogdoches 4-1

    In a battle for first place in the District16-4A race, Nacogdoches and pitcher Brigham Hill stopped Corsicana’s Tigers 4-1 Friday to take over the lead in the district with a 6-1 record. The Tigers are now 5-2 and face Lindale, which is also 5-2, at Price Field on Tuesday night to try to gain ground in a tough district race.

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