Bulldogs win District
14-2A track meet
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–After winning the District 14-2A track meet April 11,
the Eustace Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will send a large group
of athletes to the Region II track meet April 27-28 in
At the district meet, the boys’ track team took first place with
183 points, 52 points better than the second place Teague team.
Buffalo finished third with 99 points, Mildred took fourth with
82 points, Malakoff placed fifth with 53 points, Leon finished
sixth and Blooming Grove finished seventh.
Mark Zimmerer took first place in the 3200-meter run with a time
Evan Arambula won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.93,
while Michael Yates took second with a time of 2:08.60.
The Eustace Bulldog 800-meter relay team took first with a time
Jacob McCarter placed second in the 300-meter hurdles with a
time of 42.41 seconds.
John Bradburn finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time
Arambula won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:51.15, and
Zimmerer placed second with a time of 4:52.54.
Bradburn won the long jump with a 20-5 leap, and Tyler Folsom
won the discus throw with a distance of 122-11.
McCarter placed third in the pole vault with a height of 11-6.
The Lady Bulldogs won the event with a total of 191 points, 56
points better than the second place-finishing Teague girls.
Mildred took third with a total of 89 points, Leon placed fourth
with 78 points, Blooming finished fifth, Malakoff finished sixth
and Buffalo finished seventh.
Lady Bulldog Samantha Crocker won the 3200-meter run with a time
of 12:35.69, and Meagan Gunter placed third with a time of
Madi Allen won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:33.69, and
Jaci Allen won with 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.60
Allen finished the 400-meter dash in second place with a time of
Aiken won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.98 seconds,
and Mallory Keeling took third with a time of 51.97 seconds.
Crocker won the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:36.12.
The girls’ 4x400-meter relay team took first place with a time
Catania Grant won the long jump with a leap of 15-9 ½. She also
placed second in the triple jump with a 32-10 ¼ effort.
Chelsea Oldham took second place in the discus throw with a toss
of 104-10, and Grace Holcombe placed third with a 98-5 effort.
Alexis Cravey won the girls’ pole vault competition with a 9-6
vault. Tori Aiken took second place with a 9-6 vault.
Panthers slip past Hornets
By Sam Epps
ATHENS–The Mabank Panthers came back from a 3-run deficit to
avoid being stung by the hosting Athens Hornets Friday.
Athens scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning to
take the 3-run lead. Mabank scored once in the top of the third,
before coming to life in the top of the fourth by scoring three
runs to take a 4-3 lead.
The Hornets added a run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the
Mabank added a run in both the fifth and the sixth innings to go
up, 6-4, while the Panther defense allowed the Hornets no runs.
Mabank had five hits in the game, while Athens had six hits.
Panthers Austin Craig, Zeke Gonzales, Garrett Holcomb and John
Velez each had hits for Mabank.
Velez had two RBIs, and Gonzales batted one in as well.
Pitcher Corey Dyer got the win for Mabank, who used four
pitchers on the evening. Gonzales, Craig and Jake Raney also
made pitching appearances for the Panthers.
The Panthers hosted the Crandall Pirates Tuesday, and will end
the regular season when they travel to North Forney to face the