From Staff Reports
MABANK — The Athens Hornets soccer team suffered its fifth straight loss Friday night following a 4-3 loss to the Mabank Panthers.
With the loss, Coach Jonathan Ryal’s team is now 4-9-5 on the season and 0-4 in District 31-4A play.
The Hornets had goals from Osiel Nieto, Enrique Rodriguez and Efrain Hernandez.
Teammates Raul de la Fuente, Alfredo Vasquez and Jose Martinez had the assists.
AHS looks to pick up their first points of district play Tuesday night hosting the Chapel Hill Bulldogs.
Chapel Hill beat Athens, 4-0, in their first meeting back in January at the Marshall tournament.
JV action is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity to start around 7 p.m.
Liberty-Eylau 50, Brownsboro 49
LONGVIEW — The District 15-3A champion Brownsboro Bears opened up the Class 3A, Region 2 area round of the playoffs with a heart breaking 50-49 loss to the Liberty-Eylau Leopards Friday night at Pine Tree High School.
Coach Tobin Reid’s Bears’ (23-10) held a 27-25 lead at the intermission and outscored, 25-22, in the second half.
Brownsboro had only three players’ score in the contest as Davonte Givens finished with a game-high 23 points. Blake Ralson added 17 points and Patrick McCarthy scored nine points.
Class 3A Region II Area
Liberty-Eylau 50, Brownsboro 49
LIBERTY-EYLAU — P.J. Muldrew, 16; Rashaan Donelson, 9; Kwan Curry, 10; Javon Rigsby, 4; Trey Monroe, 5; Davion Hall, 6.
BROWNSBORO — Blake Ralson, 17; Davonte Givens, 23; Patrick McCarthy, 9.
THREE POINT GOALS — LE: Muldrew (3), Donelson (3). B: McCarthy, Givens (3), Ralson (5).
LaPoynor 60, Axtell 40
FAIRFIELD — The No. 11-ranked won their Region 3, Class A area round matchup in impressive fashion Friday night at Fairfield High School.
LaPoynor had double-doubles from James Jackson with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while teammate Deon Johnson had 13 points and 10 boards.
The Flyers held a 26-18 lead at the half and a 44-32 lead after three quarters.
LaPoynor battles No. 9 Kerens Bobcats tonight at Wagstaff Gymnasium on the campus of Tyler Junior College. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
AHS goes 4-1 at Palestine tourney
PALESTINE — The Athens Hornets went 4-1 overall in the Palestine Tournament this past weekend.
First-year head coach Dallas Robertson's Hornets' are now 4-2 on the year.
AHS defeated Groesbeck on Friday 10-8 behind a solid pitching performance from Alex Smith. Smith went five and a third innings striking out five. He gave up seven runs with four of them unearned.
Morgan Gimler picked up the save for the Hornets.
Clint Sharp and Adam Stallings went 2-for-3 in the game.
In their second game on Friday, the Hornets' won 11-2 over Palestine.
Stallings threw a complete game with five strikeouts, four walks and only three hits allowed.
Travis Takata went 3-for-4 at the plate in the win.
In their final game on Saturday, the Hornets dropped a 1-0 decision to Elkhart.
Gimler had the complete game on the hill allowing three hits, one run, three walks and four strikeouts.
AHS wraps up 3-1 at Malakoff tourney
MALAKOFF — The Athens Lady Hornets finished up the Malakoff tournament this past weekend with a 3-1 record.
First-year coach Jamie Poteete's team lost to Mildred in the opener 15-1, then beat Elkhart 8-1 on Friday.
During play on Saturday, the Lady Hornets beat Kaufman 14-1 and then defeated host Malakoff 6-5 in their final game.
AHS travels to Mildred tonight for doubleheader action. The junior varsity is set to start at 5:30 pm with the varsity to follow.
Wendi Pacheco, Ingrid Castaneda and CeCe Monmouth have qualifited for the Region 3 Division 2 Regional power lifting meet on March 1st in Wills Point.
Pacheco is currently ranked eighth in the region. Castaneda is currently ranked ninth in the region in her weight class, while Monmouth is currently ranked 10th in her weight class.
Melissa Rodriguez is an alternate in her weight class for the regional meet.
The girls will have early weigh in on Thursday Feb 28th and compete March 1st.
Mabank 6, Athens 0
The Mabank Lady Panthers scored a 6-0 win over the Athens Lady Hornets at Bruce Field on Friday night.
Savannah Henderson torched the Lady Hornets for all six goals as the Lady Panthers' record improves to 13-2-2 and 3-1 in district.
The Lady Panthers will face their toughest test of the year on Tuesday as they welcome the Whitehouse LadyCats to Panther Stadium.
The JV scored a 3-0 win over Athens JV. Scoring for the Lady Panthers was Shelby Hailey, Bryanna Colwell, and Chesney Sinclair.
From Staff Reports
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