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Mabank crushes Atlanta
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer
TYLER–Mabank’s Lady Panthers took advantage of Atlanta
mistakes to notch a 3-0 area championship victory over the Lady Rabbits
With the dominating win, 10th-ranked Mabank improved to 29-12 on the
season and advanced to a regional quarterfinals matchup against the
second-ranked White Oak Lady Roughnecks.
Mabank and White Oak were scheduled to play Tuesday night in Whitehouse.
“They (White Oak) are a well-rounded team with a lot of ability,” Mabank
head coach Stacy Shelton said. “We are the team who can take them down,
though. Our offense is strong, and I believe it is better than White
Oak’s. The team with the fewest mistakes will win that match.”
The Lady Panthers got a good look at White Oak Saturday, as the Lady
’Necks (the District 15-3A champions) improved to 38-1 by dismantling
the Bullard Lady Panthers 3-1 in the first game of a double-header at
the University of Texas at Tyler’s Patriot Center.
Bullard, fresh off a bidistrict win over Eustace Oct. 30, won the first
game, 25-21, but the Lady ’Necks swept the next three, 25-23, 25-17 and
Mabank’s match with Atlanta (22-14) in the second half of the
double-header proved to be not much of a challenge, thanks to numerous
Atlanta errors, as the Lady Panthers rolled to a 25-10, 25-20 and 25-14
In the opening game, following an early 2-2 tie, the Lady Panthers went
on a 19-3 run, helped along by at least a dozen Atlanta errors and kills
from Miranda Groom (two) and Hali Schultz.
With the Lady Panthers up 22-5, the Lady Rabbits tried to rebound behind
hitter Miranda Byrd.
A couple of tips by Schultz offset a couple of Atlanta blocks, but Lady
Panther setter Kelsi Reynolds nailed a kill for the winning point.
The second game was much more competitive, as the teams swapped points
and were tied at 7-7.
Mabank began inching ahead behind two serves from Schultz (Atlanta had
difficulty handling Lady Panther serves all night), an ace by Macey
Thomas, a kill by Ashley Corter and a kill from Groom.
Up by five at 15-10, the Lady Panthers began to lose focus, and within
moments, the Lady Rabbits had tied the game again at 15-15.
Following ties at 16-all and 17-all, the Lady Panthers again started
pulling ahead behind a tip and a serve from Schultz, an Atlanta fumble,
and two kills from Groom, prompting Atlanta to call time with Mabank up
It didn’t help, as the Lady Panthers forged a 23-17 lead on another
Groom kill, before a couple of Mabank errors allowed Atlanta to pull
within four points at 23-19.
After swapping points, Groom closed out the second game with a kill, one
of 17 she had in the match.
The service-receive problems the Lady Rabbits saw in the second game
came back to haunt them big-time in the third game, as Schultz served up
a 12-0 run, including two aces.
Byrd’s tip broke the run at 14-3, but the Lady Panthers continued to
forge steadily ahead behind strong work at the net by Bridgette Tanner,
building a 21-5 lead.
It appeared the Lady Panthers again lost their focus, committing several
unforced errors that allowed the Lady Rabbits to pull within 10 points
A kill by Thomas and a shot down the sideline by Groom secured the
In addition to her 17 kills, Groom added four digs, one save and one
block, while Schultz finished with eight kills, seven digs and the two
Tanner finished with three kills, two blocks and nine digs, while Thomas
finished with five blocks, one kill and one ace.
Reynolds notched 25 assists, along with six digs, two kills and two
blocks, while Corter finished with two kills, one dig and one assist.
Katie Cross also had nine digs on defense.
Eustace CC teams state-bound
Monitor Staff Reports
ARLINGTON–Eustace High School girls cross country team won the regional
cross country meet for the fourth straight year Saturday, while the
Bulldog boys took second place.
Both EHS teams will advance to the state cross country meet at Round
Rock Saturday, Nov. 10.
After winning the District 13-3A meet for the sixth straight year,
placing four runners in the top 10, the EHS girls carried on their
regional domination, taking first place overall with 97 points. There
were 23 teams and 170 runners in the race.
Mabank’s Chelsea Dillon finished fourth in the girls race, clocking
11:58.25, six seconds ahead of her district-winning time.
Wills Point took second place with 109 points, followed by Kaufman in
third with 118 points. Mabank finished eighth with 215 points and Canton
finished 10th with 321 points.
Tanita Durnell led the Lady Bulldogs, placing 13th with a time of 12:46,
with Laura DiBari right behind in 14th with a time of 12:47.
They were followed by Tori Bynum in 21st with a time of 13:03, Caty
DiBari (24th in 13:07), Rebekah Walter (33rd in 13:20), Ashley Houston
(65th in 14:00) and Jaqlynn Bless (71st in 14:04).
Wills Point won the boys team title with 50 points, while Eustace’s boys
team finished second with 98 points.
There were 158 runners representing 22 teams in the race.
Mabank again placed eighth overall with 269 points, while Canton
finished ninth at 278 points.
Zach Bennett led Eustace runners, finishing 11th overall in a time of
16:39, followed by Johnny Lee in 16th place (16:58) and Zach Arambula in
18th place, clocking 17:02.
They were followed by Cameron Coffey (28th in 17:26), Aaron Alverez
(38th in 17:40), Colton Thompson (41st in 17:48) and Eddie Gonzales
(57th in 17:58).
Playoff berth on the line
when Eustace hosts Ferris
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–It’s the season finale Friday, and there will be a playoff berth
on the line when the Eustace Bulldogs host the Ferris Yellowjackets.
That shows just how far the Eustace program has come in the first season
under new head coach Doug Wendel, because it’s been a while since anyone
was able to speak “Bulldogs” and “playoff” in the same sentence.
Wendel had the grace to look a little embarrassed when hearing that, but
admitted, “This is a good place to be in Week 10.”
“Anybody in this situation has to feel good about where they’ve been,
and hopefully, where they’re going,” he said Monday.
On paper, Ferris would seem to have the edge in Friday’s showdown, but
the Bulldogs have been tough at home.
The Yellowjackets come into Friday’s contest on a roll, having beaten
Mabank 52-47 two weeks ago and Kemp 48-21 last week, while Eustace
suffered a 56-7 loss to league-leading Kaufman last week.
The Bulldogs also lost senior offensive lineman and team leader Nick
Shutak to a serious knee injury in the Kaufman game, and that won’t
Despite Shutak’s loss, senior receiver Lucas Cope had a breakout game
against Kaufman, with nine receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown.
“Lucas had a great week in practice, and it obviously paid off,” Wendel
said. “I hope it will continue to pay off this week. He probably will
draw double coverage, and that will allow us to run our offense.”
Wendel wasn’t upset about the loss to Kaufman, saying the Lions are a
good football team that has continued to get better every week.
“They’re by far the cream of the crop in this district,” he said.
The Bulldogs hurt themselves with turnovers (two interceptions, two
fumbles) and penalties (10 for 70 yards in losses), and Wendel said, “We
can’t beat ourselves (against Ferris).”
Ferris also has been improving every week.
The ’Jackets have a couple of runners with game-breaking speed in
fullback Haydon Bertrand and quarterback Tristan Green, and both put up
multiple-touchdown games against Mabank and Kemp.
“We’ve got to stop those two kids,” he said.
The ’Jackets use a number of different formations, and an unbalanced
line at times, to force defenses out of position.
“We have to eliminate turnovers and penalties,” Wendel said. “If we can
do that, I think people are going to get their money’s worth.
“I can see this (game) going down to the wire, like the Crandall game,”
he added. “We’re excited. We’ve got a lot to play for.”
MHS vs Forney
EHS vs Grand Saline
KHS @ Corsicana
MHS vs Lindale
KHS @ Corsicana
EHS @ Brownsboro
MHS @ UT-Tyler tourn.
KHS @ Eustace tourn.
EHS hosts tournament
EHS @ Hillsboro (scm)
KHS vs Brownsboro
EHS @ Scurry-Rosser
MHS vs Athens
KHS @ Crandall Classic
KHS vs MHS*
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)
*District 13-3A contest
Games: Midgets 4, Pee-Wee 6, Little League 8
Playoffs @ Kemp
Superbowl @ Kemp