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January 11, 2014

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: AHS opens soccer season at 2-0-1

PALESTINE — The Athens Lady Hornets wrapped up group play at the East Texas Shootout with a 2-0-1 record on Thursday and Friday.

The Lady Hornets opened the tournament with a 1-1 tie against Kilgore as Kyra Robison scored the lone goal off an assist from Melinda Green.

In the Thursday nightcap, AHS thumped Terrell, 6-1, as Makayle Traxson scored two goals, while Robison, Gabby Lawyer, Niome Garcia and Raygan Young scored one goal each.

Assists were credited to Traxson, Lawyer, Robison and Isabelle Villedas.

On Friday, the Lady Hornets thumped Center 7-0 as Traxson recorded a hat trick while Lawyer and Robison scored two goals each. Assists were credited to Lawyer, Robison, Young and Villedas.

In other action, the Mabank Lady Panthers are 2-1-0 with a 4-0 loss to Crandall, a 2-0 win over Longview Spring Hill and a 1-0 win over Texas High

The tournament wraps up later today with semifinal games starting at 11 a.m. and the championship game is set for 4 p.m.

AMS basketball wins two against Van

The Athens middle school basketball teams picked up two wins against Van Thursday night.

The seventh grade B team won the only contest with a 19-18 victory.

Daniel Torres and Ja'Quaylon Bowman led the night in scoring with six points each. Librado Arroyo added five points and Jaylon Brooks posted two points.

The Hornets wrapped up the first half of district play with a 3-3 record.

The eighth grade A team also picked up a win with a 46-19 thumping Thursday night.

 The Hornets were led by Javiry Bowman with 13 points, Gary Lyons added nine and Miles Koehler pitched in eight points.

The eighth grade B team lost their contest, 27-22.

Alec Scott led the Hornets with eight points and Austin McNeece pitched in five points.

In seventh grade A team action, the Hornets dropped a 20-14 decision.

Andrew McBride led the Hornets with four points and Rhe'Jhi Sherfield and Cameron Ray each had three points.

TVCC basketball teams leading Region XIV play

The Trinity Valley Community College basketball teams are setting the pace early in the Region XIV Conference basketball race.

The No. 1-ranked and two-time defending NJCAA champion Lady Cardinals are 15-1 on the season and 4-0 in conference play. The No. 18-ranked Cardinals are 16-1 overall and 6-0 in conference play.

Both teams are scheduled to be in action Saturday.

The Lady Cardinals travel to Jacksonville and the Cardinals make the long trip to Beeville to play Coastal Bend. Both games have 2 p.m. starts.

Next week, both teams will be on the road Wednesday against Kilgore. Doubleheader action begins at 5:30 p.m.

Then, on Saturday, Tyler will be at Cardinal Gym for two games, starting at 4 p.m.

Here are the conference standings going into Saturday’s games:

Women

TVCC 4-0; Tyler 3-0; Blinn 3-1; Kilgore 2-2; Paris 2-2; Angelina 2-2; Panola 1-2; Jacksonville 1-2; Bossier Paris 0-3

MEN

East Zone

TVCC 6-0; Kilgore 4-1; Paris 4-1; Navarro 3-2; Tyler 3-3; Panola 3-3; Bossier Parish 1-5.

South Zone

Lamar St.-PA 5-1; San Jacinto 3-2; Lee 3-2; Blinn 2-3; Angelina 1-5; Jacksonville 1-5; Coastal Bend 0-6.

— TVCC Sports Information

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