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  Bulldogs win tournament, bop Kerens
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs baseball team continued on a roll Tuesday after securing the championship of the Bulldog Invitational tournament last weekend.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to play in the Mildred Invitational tournament this weekend.
Monday, March 3, Eustace will visit Chapel Hill for a 7:30 p.m. contest and next Monday, March 10, the Bulldogs will host Scurry-Rosser’s Wildcats for a non-district contest, opening with a 5 p.m. junior varsity game.
Saturday, March 15, the Bulldogs will travel to Commerce for a two-game slate, opening with a freshman contest at noon.
Tuesday, March 18, Eustace will open District 13-3A baseball play on the road at Kemp’s new field.
Tuesday, the Bulldogs exploded for nine runs in the first inning and went on to run-rule the visiting Kerens Bobcats 19-8.
Ryan Compton led the Bulldogs at the plate with a home run, two doubles and a single, while Brandon Grayson added three singles.
Chris Compton stroked two doubles, while Colton Hall had two singles, Cameron Coffey had a double, and both Lucas Cope and Caleb Bailey added singles.
Cope got the win on the mound, allowing five hits. The Bulldogs racked up 14 hits and committed two errors, while the Bobcats committed four errors.
Feb. 23, the Bulldogs knocked off future district foe Kaufman 11-2 to win the Eustace Invitational tournament.
The Bulldogs defeated Scurry-Rosser 13-3, lost to Kaufman 8-4, and then won two straight, beating Cross Roads 11-1 and Quinlan 9-1 to reach the championship game and a rematch with the Lions.
Cross Roads won third place in the tournament by edging the Mabank Panthers 2-0 in a pitcher’s duel.
In the championship game, the Bulldogs pounded out 11 hits and committed three errors, while the Lions hurt themselves by committing eight errors.
Coffey got the win, allowing five hits in four innings. Chris Compton came in to work the last two innings, getting a save.
Cope had three hits and knocked in five runs, while Chris Compton had two singles, Grayson had two singles, and Ryan Compton, Braden Strickland, Justin Cook and Rusty Hart all had singles.
During the tournament, Strickland, Nick Shutak, Grayson and Coffey all earned wins on the mound.
Coffey led the Bulldogs, racking up nine hits (including a home run and two doubles) and six RBIs during the tournament, while Cope finished with eight hits and 14 RBIs, notching two home runs and three doubles.

Mabank golf girls win, boys second
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–In a possible preview of the upcoming District 13-3A tournament, Mabank’s girls won and Panther boys took second at a golf tournament hosted by the Eustace Bulldogs Monday at the Cedar Creek Country Club.

Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
AT LEFT: Mabank freshman Caitlyn Jones chips onto the green Monday at the Cedar Creek Country Club. BELOW: Eustace senior Rebekah Walter tees off during the Eustace Invitational golf tournament.






Mineola took second place in the girls division, followed by a private school, Prince of Peace.
Brownsboro won the boys division with a team score of 329, led by the top two medalists, Drew Pirtle (76) and Andrew Pollard (77).
Kemp senior Chase Traughber fired a 79 to lead the Yellowjacket boys to a third-place finish at 361.
Joining Traughber were Ethan Stanley (90), Jason Quick (93), Dudley Chambers (99) and Joseph Weeks (111).






Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp senior Chase Traughber blasts out of a bunker during the Eustace Invitational golf tournament Monday.

Mabank’s boys, led by rounds of 88 from both Chris Harper and Taylor Brown, finished second at 358.
Joining Harper and Brown were Jason Delong (89), Clayton Cary (93) and T.J. Dally (106).
Lauren Slaton fired a 92 (good for second overall) to lead the Mabank girls to a 396 total.
Slaton was joined by third-place medalist Whitney Evans (98), Katie Hibbs (99), Macey Thomas (107) and Caitlyn Jones (114).
Kaufman’s Chantry McMahan fired an 84 to win top medalist in the girls division.
Mineola’s girls, led by Lindsey Griffith’s 110, finished at 422, while Carrie Steingruber’s 107 led Prince of Peace to a 429 score.
Malakoff’s Stevie Schulte and Crandall’s Taylor Johnson both carded rounds of 85 to tie for fourth in the boys medalist race.

Area students place at LSHSRA rodeo
Monitor Staff Reports
CANTON–Cedar Creek Lake area high school students competed in various events at the Lone Star High School Rodeo Association’s 20th rodeo of the season, held at the Canton arena Feb. 23.
Josh McClintock of Kemp High School placed third in bareback.
Dustin Jackson of Mabank High School and Marcus Emmons of Eustace High School received no times in boys ribbon roping.
Also, Emmons and Jackson received no times in calf roping.
Jackson took fifth place in team roping as the header and received a no time as the heeler.
Nicole Harrison of Kemp High School took 11th place in poles.
Harrison also took 14th place in barrels and Bethany Norman of Mabank High School competed in barrels.

Upcoming games


March 3
EHS @ Chapel Hill

March 4
MHS vs Van
KHS vs Community

March 6-8
MHS @ Athens tourney
KHS @ Waco tourney

March 10
EHS vs Scurry-Rosser

March 11
MHS @ Canton
KHS @ Caddo Mills


March 4
EHS vs Scurry-Rosser

March 6-8
MHS @ Edgewood tourn.
EHS @ Lindale Tourn.

March 7
KHS vs Sabine

March 11
MHS @ Quinlan
KHS vs Scurry-Rosser
EHS @ Cross Roads

March 4
EHS g/b vs Marshall*

March 7
MHS g/b vs Ferris* (g home)
EHS g/b @ Kilgore*

March 11
MHS g/b vs Red Oak* (TBA)
EHS g/b vs Pine Tree*
(end regular season)

March 14
MHS g/b vs Corsicana* (g)

March 17
MHS g/b vs Lancaster* (g)
(end regular season)
*District contest

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