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  Texas Travelers win world title
Monitor Staff Reports
PLANO–The Texas Travelers softball team, featuring players from the North Texas area, went 7-0 to win the 18-under USSSA Fastpitch World Series in Plano Aug. 4-8.
Seven girls on the Texas Travelers team were named to the all-tournament team, and coaches Les Jones and Jana Deen (both of Wills Point) were named the all-tournament coaches.
Mabank High School senior Brandie Lander was named the MVP pitcher in the tournament, which drew teams from across the nation.
Joining Lander in receiving MVP honors was Forney High School junior Macie Tillery (MVP offense) and Wylie High School junior Jill Jordan (MVP player).
Named to the all-world team were Forney sophomore Laura Mabary, Wylie senior Sierra Holley, Mesquite High junior Samantha Reynoso and Frisco senior Erin McLeod.
All-tournament nominations were noted for Wills Point junior Brooke Jones and Van junior Dara Hendon.

EHS girls sweep Ennis, Athens
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The hosting Eustace Lady Bulldogs defeated both Ennis and Athens in a dual match Tuesday.
Now 8-2 on the season, the Lady Bulldogs hosted 24 teams – including district foe Kemp and Mabank – in their own invitational tournament this weekend, opening play Thursday.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Ennis for a rematch against the Lady Lions and the Lady Hornets, opening with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Next weekend, Aug. 27-29, Eustace will play in the Tyler Invitational tournament at John Tyler High School before returning home to host the Edgewood Lady Bulldogs Friday, Sept. 4.
In the opening match of the evening, the Lady Bulldogs took out the Lady Lions 4-0, winning 25-20, 25-20, 25-8 and 28-26.
Senior Jenny McConathy led the Eustace girls with 20 kills, four blocks, one dig, one assist and an amazing 11 serving aces.
Catania Grant and Harmony Allen also dominated at the net, collecting 13 kills between them, two digs each, three blocks (Allen two) and two aces each, while Grant added an assist.
Allison Cass had one kill, two digs, two blocks and three aces, while Vanessa Lopez added one kill, one dig and one block.
Aurora Beasley had nine assists and three aces, while Kimberly Austin had five assists and one ace.
Ennis then lost 3-1 to Athens in a lengthy contest, winning the first two games by identical 25-20 scores, but dropping the third game 25-18.
Athens won the fourth game, again by 25-20.
After the lengthy match, the well-rested Lady Bulldogs swept the Lady Hornets.
Although Athens opened an early 6-0 lead in the first game, the Lady Bulldogs refocused and tied the score at 12-12, eventually outlasting Athens 27-25.
In the second game, Eustace won 25-21, and then blew out the Lady Hornets in the third game, 25-14.
Grant, Cass, McConathy and Allen all dominated the net for the Lady Bulldogs against Athens, racking up 65 kills and eight blocks in the match.
McConathy had 21 kills to lead the onslaught, along with four blocks, four digs, one assist and two aces.
Allen and Cass both had 15 kills each. Allen had 22 digs, one block, two assists and one ace, while Cass had 15 digs and three aces.
Grant finished with 14 kills, three blocks, four assists, 11 digs and two aces.
Austin had 62 assists in the match, along with three kills, while Beasley added seven assists and one ace.
Lopez had eight kills and one assist, while Kelsey Maltos had one kill and one dig.

Lady Panthers fall to Crandall
Monitor Staff Reports
CRANDALL–The Mabank Lady Panthers dropped a hard-fought non-district volleyball match to the hosting Crandall Lady Pirates Tuesday, 3-1.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldog sophomore Catania Grant (1) flies in to tip the ball over an Athens defender during the Lady Bulldogs' 3-0 win over the visiting Lady Hornets Tuesday. Also shown are Lady Bulldogs Harmony Allen (left) and Kimberly Austin (7).

Now 4-6 on the season, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to be one of 24 teams playing in the Eustace Invitational tournament this weekend, opening pool play against Palestine, Alba-Golden and Malakoff.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Lady Panthers will host Greenville and Caddo Mills in a dual match, opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Next weekend, Aug. 27-29, Mabank’s girls will play in the Tyler Invitational tournament at John Tyler High School, and will return home to host John Tyler and Van in a dual meet Tuesday, Sept. 1, opening with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
At Crandall Tuesday, the Lady Panthers opened the contest with a 25-19 win over the Lady Pirates, but then dropped the next three games, 26-24, 25-20 and 25-18.
“We had good play, but not good enough to win the match,” veteran coach Stacy Shelton said later.
“The girls are playing hard and well. We played with our setter out, and that hurt us,” Shelton added. “However, Jena Penney stepped up and played that position very well.”
Penney notched 38 assists in the match, along with two digs.
Junior Torrie Garrett and senior Alison Castle led the Mabank offense, notching 12 and 15 kills, respectively.
Garret also had three blocks and two digs, while Castle added three digs.
Meagan Royal had four kills, three blocks and a dig, while Lauren Norwood had eight kills and 10 digs.
Maegan Olivarez had two kills and two blocks, along with an assist.
On defense, Taylor Chapa had six digs, Sadie Roberts had 10 digs, one save and one serving ace, while Shaylee Williams also had six digs.

Upcoming games

GBC co-ed softball

Aug. 25
7 p.m.
Replacements vs Xtreme-Tanksley
8:05 p.m.
Rebels vs Impossibles
9:10 p.m.
Longhorns vs Dictators

Sept. 1
7 p.m.
Impossibles vs Xtreme-Tanksley
8:05 p.m.
Longhorns vs Replacements
9:10 p.m.
Dictators vs Rebels

Sept. 8
7 p.m.
Replacements vs Dictators
8:05 p.m.
Impossibles vs Longhorns
9:10 p.m.
Xtreme-Tanksley vs Rebels
(end season)


Aug. 25
MHS vs G’ville-C.Mills
KHS vs Brownsboro
EHS @ Ennis

Aug. 27-29
MHS @ Tyler tourn.
KHS @ Wills Point tourn.
EHS @ Tyler tourn.

Sept. 1
MHS vs John Tyler & Van

Sept. 3-5
KHS @ Brownsboro tourn.

Sept. 4
MHS vs Tyler Lee
EHS vs Edgewood

Sept. 8
KHS vs Cross Roads

Sept. 11
MHS @ Lancaster*
EHS @ Edgewood

Sept. 12
KHS @ Grand Saline tourn.
(*district contest)

Aug. 28
MHS @ Kaufman
KHS vs Brownsboro
(@ Van)

Aug. 29
EHS vs Grace Community
(@ Tyler All Saints)

Sept. 4
MHS vs Athens
KHS @ Parish Episcopal
EHS vs Dallas Life Oak

Sept. 11
EHS @ Edgewood

Sept. 18
MHS vs Van (HC)
KHS @ Rains
EHS @ Quitman


Cross country

Aug. 29
KHS @ Greenhill Relays
(Norbuck Park, Dallas)
EHS @ Spring Hill Inv.

Sept. 5
MHS @ Kaufman Run
KHS @ Kaufman Run
EHS @ Kaufman Run

Sept. 12
MHS @ North Mesquite
KHS @ Malakoff Inv.
EHS @ Malakoff Inv.

Sept. 19
MHS @ Palestine
KHS @ Lumberjack Inv.
(Stephen F. Austin)
EHS @ Pine Tree PJ

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