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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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.''

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