Author: Scott Batts

Lions & Bulldogs Season Ends in Area Playoff

The Teague Lions and Wortham Bulldogs ended their season with defeats in the area round of the baseball playoffs. The Lions travelled to Madisonville to take on the Franklin Lions. The skies were threatening but the game started on time. Teague got a two out single from Jaylon Davis and scored on a Brad Smith single to take a 1-0 lead. Franklin shortstop Avery Archibald had a lead-off walk and scored on a single by Colton Shields to tie the game. Both teams got to the third inning when lightning struck behind home plate and the umpires cleared the field at 7:40pm. The teams agreed the game could not be completed so they would resume at 5pm on Friday. The Franklin Lions resumed the next day and the offense produced well and propelled them to an 8-4. Wortham travelled to Waco Veteran’s Park to take on state-ranked Bosqueville. The Bulldogs from Bosqueville scored in each inning and run-ruled the Wortham Bulldogs, 11-1. In the first inning, Timothy Brummett singled and right fielder Cason Bradberry launched a shot to the gap into right centerfield for an inside the park home run for a 2-0 lead. Errors cost the Bulldogs runs in the second and third and a four run fifth closed out the 11-1 win. Kolby Clark got the win on the mound and Michael McGlone took the loss. Game...

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Area Results for State Track & Field Meet

Fairfield Runner Takes 4th Place   Area track athletes competed in the UIL State Track and Field Meet at the Mike A. Myers Complex on the University of Texas campus. Tashundra Reeves of Mexia competed in the 4A girls shot put.  She had the eighth best qualifying throw heading into the finals.  Her first throw of the final round sailed to a distance of 41’ 6.5” and that was good enough for a silver medal.  She edged Lauryn Dixon of Princeton for the second place finish.  Priscill Adejokun of Melissa took the state title. Fairfield star Da’Meka Shed competed in the 300 meter hurdles.  She had already claimed the school record with a photo finish in the regional and it was set to be a fast race.   Her race would lower the mark to a tougher time with a school record setting 44.65.  That time was good for a fourth place finish.  Jaycee Panell of Godley ran a 44.33 and won the event.  Shed was edged out by Jessica Nevils of Hampshire-Fannett(44.51) and Mackenzie Molina of Lake Worth(44.64). Jaylon Davis of Teague played baseball the night before and took the long trip to Austin to compete in the 3A 400 meter dash.  His time of 50.80 was good for a sixth place finish.  Will Anderson of East Bernard won the event with a 48.00. Palestine Westwood sprinter Xavier Billups...

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Teague & Wortham Advance in Baseball Playoffs

The Teague Lions and Wortham Bulldogs dominated the bi-district round and will play in the area baseball playoffs. Teague took on the Blooming Grove Lions with the first game in Blooming Grove. Jaylon Davis took the mound and won the first game 11-3. He walked the bases loaded in the fourth inning and got a ball hit back to the mound and throw to third for a double play. A groundout to second ended the inning with Teague ahead 6-1. The Lions added insurance in the latter innings. Davis has finished an eventful year athletically. He was injured in...

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FHS Relay Team Breaks School Record at Regional Track Meet

Da’Meka Shed jumped her way into the finals in the 300 meter hurdles and took the top spot and advanced to the State Track and Field Meet in Austin in two weeks. Shed finished third in the preliminaries and qualified for the finals in the event.  She won the event in a photo finish and the times proved as close as the race.  Her time of 44.80 (breaking her own school record) narrowly beat out Jessica Nevils of Hampshire-Fannett.  Nevils came in at 44.81.  Both qualify for the state meet in what should be an entertaining event. Madison Smith...

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County Spring Sports Review

Area teams took to facing the spring and weather to prepare and play for the playoffs. The Fairfield Lady Eagles softball team dropped a pair to Hillsboro on Friday and Saturday.  Hillsboro took game one with a big inning in a 9-7 win and game two was in Fairfield.  Hillsboro powered two fly balls over the fence and withstood a late rally by Fairfield to win the series 9-4. Teague took on Mildred in a pair.  The Lady Eagles dominated game one with a 14-1 game ended by the mercy rule.  Game two was a Mildred Lady Eagle win advancing them to the area round. Wortham golfer Hagan Proulx will take to the links in Austin with his qualifying rounds to earn him a spot in the state golf tournament.  He fired a 76 and 83 to finish seventh overall but Grapeland had four of the top six and their team will head to state and Proulx will compete as an individual medalist. Fairfield baseball will play top five Robinson for the second consecutive season.  The fourth place finishers in District 18-4A will host game one and two of the best of three series.  Game one will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and the second game will starts approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. The Teague Lions, top seed in 18-3A will take on the...

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