May

04

Posted by : admin | On : May 4, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
PFLUGERVILLE–Trinidad High School junior track athlete Erica Airheart will be competing at the UIL State Track and Field Meet after qualifying as the wild card in the triple jump at the regional meet April 28-29 in Pflugerville.
Airheart finished third at the regional meet, but having the next best non-advancing jump in the state qualifies her for the state meet, which will be held May 11-13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
Her jump of 36 feet, six inches was a personal best and just one and a half inches behind the second-place finisher. The jump was the not only the third best in the region, but in the state as well, as the top three at the state meet are from region four. Airheart will compete at 8 a.m. Friday, May 12.
Airheart also qualified for regionals in the high jump, where she had a seventh-place finish, with a height of four feet, eight inches.
Eryn Airheart finished 15th in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:17.09. the third regional qualifier for the Lady Trojans, Ashlee Stevenson, was 16th in the long jump with a distance of nine feet, eight and three quarter inches.

Apr

27

Posted by : admin | On : April 27, 2017

The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Lady Tiger Chaney Tart threw a complete-game four-hit shutout in Malakoff’s 4-0 victory over Athens April 21 in a warm-up game for both teams before starting bi-district play.
Tart was dominant in the game, throwing only 91 pitches, striking out five and walking two. Offensively, Tart was 1-2 with a run scored and drew a walk. Abby Terzis led the Lady Tigers by going 2-3 with a run scored and three RBIs. Athens’ Kristin House also threw a complete game, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits, walking four and striking out two.
The Lady Tigers wasted no time getting on the board, scoring two runs in the first inning. Chyann Jarrett walked on four pitches to start the inning. With two outs, Abby Terzis singled to score Jarrett. Cheyanne Robertson walked and Terzis scored after moving to third and then home on two passed balls.
Malakoff made it 4-0 in the bottom of the third. Joey White singled, moved to second on a Tart walk and both runners scored on an Abby Terzis double to left.
White went 1-3 with a run scored and Jaci Spiva was 1-3 for the Lady Tigers. Jarrett walked twice and scored a run and Robertson drew a walk in the game.
For Athens, Tyler Greene, Bianca Garcia and Jennifer Bradford each finished the night 1-3. Bailey Collins was 1-2 for the Lady Hornets. Athens falls to 11-14 on the season. The Lady Hornets will face China Spring in a best of three series. Game two will be played April 28 beginning at 5 p.m. Game three, if necessary, will begin 30 minutes after game two concludes.
The Lady Tigers improve to 20-6-1 and have won 14 straight games. Malakoff’s last loss was a 7-6 loss to Class 5A Mansfield Summit March 4.
The Lady Tigers will play Saturday, April 29 in game two of their bi-district playoff series against Blooming Grove. Game two will begin at 1 p.m. with game three starting 30 minutes after game two if necessary.

Apr

27

Posted by : admin | On : April 27, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
TEAGUE–The Malakoff Tigers and Lady Tigers had a great day at the area meet in Teague April 20. The two teams had numerous athletes qualify for the regional meet, which will be held April 28-29 at Baylor University. The top four finishers from the area meet qualify for the regional meet.
Malakoff senior Tyler Russell heads to regionals in the high jump and is the defending state champion. Russell will also compete in the 300-meter hurdles and the long jump after winning all three events at the area meet. QT Barker was first in the 100-meter dash and Jack Patton finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles.
In the field events, Payton Lowrie finished second in the shot put, with Danyall Littleton taking third place in the same event. Larry Coker won the discus. Rowdy Dunklin finished fourth in the high jump, Braeshawn Williams was fourth in the long jump and Sha’Zarrion Bailey was fourth in the pole vault.
The Tiger 4×100 relay team of JaQuaylon Hart, Braeshawn Williams, Barker and Russell finished first, as well as the 4×400 relay team of Barker, Xavier McCullar, Jaterian Walker and Russell.
The Lady Tigers are sending Kenzi Crist to regionals in the high jump and the 100-meter hurdles. Jalie Dawson qualified in the 100-meter run, Joey White in the 400-meter run, Cameron Roberts in the 800-meter run and Charlsey Stearman in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.
Paton Willbanks qualified in the pole vault and Keikei Walker in the long jump. The 4×100 relay team of Walker, Monica Oviedo, White, Dawson and the 4×200 relay team of Walker, Daja Barron, Oviedo and Dawson will be competing at regionals.
The top two finishers in each event at regionals will qualify for the state track and field meet May 12-13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Apr

20

Posted by : admin | On : April 20, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
PALESTINE–The Malakoff boys track team edged Teague High School by one point at the District 18-3A meet in Palestine April 11-12, to win the district championship. Malakoff scored 140.3 points and Teague finished with 139. Elkhart finished third with 126.6 and Westwood fourth with 84 points. The top four teams advance to the area meet to be held April 19 in Teague.
The Malakoff girls team finished second at the district meet with 132 points. Elkhart won the district title with 199 points. Westwood and Teague came in third and fourth, respectively.
Tyler Russell won the long jump with a leap of 21-0 1/2 with teammate Braeshawn Williams taking second with a jump of 20-4. Russell also took first in the high jump, clearing 6-6 with Rowdy Dunklin finishing second with a jump of 6-2. In the pole vault, Sha’zarian Bailey finished third with a vault of 10-6 to advance. Payton Lowery finished third in the shot put with a put of 42-9 3/4 and Danyal Little placed fourth with a 41-7 1/4 put. Larry Coker took third in the discus at 134-3 with Littleton finishing fourth with a throw of 128-9.
Jaterian Walker took fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.40. Jack Patton won the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.96 seconds. Quarterio Barker took second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.73 seconds. In the 400-meter dash,
Xavier McCullar finished third with a time of 51.21 and Russell won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.06 seconds.
The Tigers’ 4×100 Relay team won with a time of 42.42 seconds and the 4×400 Relay team finished fourth with a time of 3:45.59.
Keiundryia Walker finished second in the long jump with a bound of 15-6 1/4, with Joey White finishing third at 15-3 3/4. Mackenzie Crist was third in the high jump, clearing 4-10 and Paton Willbanks finished fourth with a jump of 4-8. Willbanks won the pole vault with a height of 7-6. In the shot put, Shakera Thompson was fourth with a distance of 33-4 1/4. Hailey Myers was third in the 3200-meter run, finishing with a time of 13:42.18. White took second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.77, Jalie Dawson second in the 100-meter dash with a 12.92 second time and Charlsey Stearman finished second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.71 seconds. Stearman also took third in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking a 16.78 second time, with Crist finishing fourth at 17.04 seconds.
Malakoff’s 4×100 Relay team took second with a time of 50.46, the 4×200 team third with a 1:51.06 and the 4×400 Relay team placed third with a 4:30.61 to advance to the area meet.

Apr

20

Posted by : admin | On : April 20, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers used an eight-run fifth inning to pull away from Westwood in the 16-6 victory April 13. The Tigers fell to Elkhart in their latest game, losing 7-2 to the Elks April 18.
Malakoff had 12 hits and walked eight times to run-rule Westwood after six innings.
Tyler Russell led the offensive onslaught by going 3-5 with two runs scored and six runs batted in and Tyler Crawford chipped in by getting three hits in four at-bats, driving in three runs and scoring two more.
Ethan Snow got the victory for the Tigers, throwing five and a third innings, giving up five runs on five hits and striking out five, while walking six.
The Tigers wasted no time getting the offense going, scoring three runs in the first inning on a Crawford single, a Cully McCoy double and an RBI walk by Chase Busch.
The lead disappeared in the top of the third as Westwood scored four times to take a one-run lead on two free passes and three hits, including a double.
The Tigers took the lead again in the bottom of the fourth inning by scoring three times, highlighted by a Russell triple that drove in two runs. A Crawford single drove in the other run. Westwood would not go away, scoring a run in the top of the fifth to make it a one-run game again.
Malakoff put the game away in the bottom of the fifth inning. D. Kennedy started the inning with a walk, S. Black walked and with one out Zee Bailey walked to load the bases. Jake Lee hit a ground ball to third and reached on an error, allowing Kennedy to score. Russell laced a double to center field scoring two runs. Lee was out trying to advance. After a Snow walk put men on first and third with two outs, Crawford had his third hit of the game, driving in both runners to make it 11-5. McCoy singled and Dakota Burkhalter doubled to drive in two more runs, making it 13-5. Burkhalter stole third and scored on a passed ball for the eighth run of the inning.
After a Westwood run in the top of the sixth brought the score to 14-6, Malakoff ended it in the bottom half o the inning.
Chase Busch doubled and L. Rogers walked. After a groundout, Russell got his fourth hit and fifth and sixth runs batted in of the game on another double to center, scoring both runners and ending the game on the mercy rule.
McCoy went 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Burkhalter was 1-3 with a run and two RBI. Chase Busch had two doubles, two runs and a run batted in. Lee scored two runs and had an RBI.
Every Tiger player that entered the game scored at least one run.
With the win against Westwood and the loss to Elkhart April 18, the Tigers’ record now stands at 7-9 overall on the season and 4-5 in district play with two games remaining. The Tigers will host Frankston at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21. The Tigers are in a fight for the fourth playoff spot, and the game with Frankston will help decide the final standings.

Apr

20

Posted by : admin | On : April 20, 2017

Jerry Spiva is sworn in as a member of the Malkakoff ISD Board of Trustees to replace resigned board member Dustin Youngman.

Jerry Spiva is sworn in as a member of the Malkakoff ISD Board of Trustees to replace resigned board member Dustin Youngman.


By Denise York
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–In a unanimous decision, the Malakoff Board of Trustees voted for a resolution to become a “District of Innovation.” The “District of Innovation” was created by the passing of HB 1842 in the 84th Legislative Session and allows traditional independent school districts to assess most of the flexibilities that are available to open enrollment charter schools.
To be eligible, a school district must be rated acceptable in its most recent academic rating. “Being a District of Innovation is all about local control,” said MISD Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology Mike Burns. “We will have control over our school calendar start and end dates, class size and teacher ratio, teacher certification, contracts and appraisal systems.”
Things that cannot be changed include elected board of trustees, along with their duties and powers, curriculum and graduation requirements, open meetings, public records and other state and federal laws outside the Texas Education Code which apply to schools.
Once the resolution passed, the board meeting counted as a required public meeting and a District of Innovation Committee was named and includes Superintendent Perry, Assistant Superintendent Sybil Norris, principals and teachers from several campuses, community members and board member Peggy Dewberry. The committee will now work on the innovations they want to develop.
Jerry Spiva was appointed to replace board trustee Dustin Youngman who recently resigned. Spiva ran in the last school board election, garnering the next highest number of votes.
In other business, the board:
• passed Update 107 to district policy,
• passed amendments to the budget to accommodate increases in post-season travel. MISD One-Act Play, several academic students and sports students have gone on to compete at state this year,
• discussed repairs to be made over the summer to the high school, Malakoff Elementary, Malakoff Middle School and the Orr Campus and
• agreed to no more than $35,000 to be spent on replacing playground equipment at Malakoff Elementary School for 4th and 5th grade students. The board reviewed several bids and agreed to take teacher input before making a final decision.

Apr

13

Posted by : admin | On : April 13, 2017

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The News Staff Report
MALAKOFF–Jake Lee singled with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in Zee Bailey, who had doubled, leading the Malakoff Tigers to an 8-7 comeback victory over Fairfield April 7.
The Tigers got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning. Spencer Grisham started the inning off with a walk and moved to second on a Cully McCoy single to left. Dalton Burkhalter tripled to right to drive in both runners.
Fairfield answered the two Tiger runs with five of their own in the top of the third inning on three hits and four walks to go up 5-2. Fairfield added another run in the top of the fourth inning to extend the lead to 6-2.
The Tigers tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Seth Black walked to begin the frame and with one out Lee walked putting runners at first and second. Tyler Russell drove a single to center to load the bases and Ethan Snow tripled to center to clear the bases and move the Tigers to within a run. With two outs, Tyler Crawford singled to tie the game at six.
Fairfield again took the lead on a walk and an error to go back up 7-6. Malakoff tied the score in the bottom half of the sixth inning. With one out, Black walked and Bailey had a bunt single to move Black to second base. Lee singled to drive in Black and tie the score again, setting up the eighth inning drama.
Fairfield had a golden opportunity to score in the top of the seventh, putting two runners on with just one out, but McCoy came on to strike out the next two hitters to keep the game tied. McCoy shut the Eagles down in order in the top of the eighth, leading to the drama in the bottom half of the inning.
Lee finished the night 2-2 with a run scored and two RBI, along with three walks. Snow was 1-3 with three runs batted in and Crawford went 1-2 with an RBI. Black walked twice and scored two runs, Bailey and Russell both went 1-4 with a run scored and McCoy finished the night 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Grisham also scored a run for the Tigers.
Malakoff improves to 3-4 in district play and will be in action at 6 p.m. April 13 when they host Westwood.

Apr

13

Posted by : admin | On : April 13, 2017

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The News Staff Report
TYLER–The Athens Lady Hornets are heading to the state soccer tournament. Athens beat Mabank 4-2 in the regional semifinals April 10 and routed Terrell a day later to advance to the state soccer tournament for the first time in school history. The Lady Hornets reached the regional finals last year before losing to Kilgore 7-0. They made sure that didn’t happen this year.
In the regional final, the Lady Hornets got on the board just six minutes into the game on a Ragan Young free kick to take a 1-0 lead. Just two and a half minutes later, Kyra Robison scored off an assist by senior captain Makayle Traxson.
The Lady Hornets added to their lead with just under 18 minutes left in the half as Traxson scored. Terrell would get on the board three minutes later to cut the deficit to 3-1. The Lady Hornets would add another goal before halftime as Robison scored her second of the game off another assist from Traxson.
Traxson would score her second of the game with about 30 minutes remaining in the game to make it 5-1. Terrell would add a goal on a corner kick to get to within 5-2, but Traxson earned a hat trick with her third of the game on a breakaway with just under 10 minutes remaining.
Athens reached the regional finals by beating Mabank the day before. In that game, the Lady Hornets took a 3-0 lead on two goals from Robison and a goal from Traxson before Mabank made it interesting in the second half. Catherine Turner scored off an assist from Brittni Anthony to cut the Athens lead to 3-1 with 23 minutes left. Turner scored again with 10 minutes left to make it 3-2, but Traxson scored on a breakaway with three and a half minutes left for a 4-2 lead.
Traxson came back into the game after breaking her nose midway through the first half after colliding with Mabank’s Madison Vincik. Both players had to leave the game, but both returned in the second half.
Athens improves to 15-10-2 heading into the state tournament.
Results of the state tournament games will be in the next issue of The News.

Apr

06

Posted by : admin | On : April 6, 2017

The News Staff Reports
TYLER–The Athens Lady Hornets are heading back to the Regional Semifinals. Athens beat Kilgore in penalty kicks 3-1 after the two teams ended regulation in a 2-2 tie and were tied after two extra periods at 4-4.
The Lady Hornets will face Mabank in the semifinals, who beat Princeton 4-3 in penalty kicks in the other quarterfinal game played at Eagle-Mustang Stadium in Richardson.
Athens got goals from Kyra Robison, Isabel Villedas and Rachel Young, and Athens goalkeeper Lewis stopped four Kilgore penalty kicks to seal the win for the Lady Hornets.
Athens took a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals by Kate Nieto and Robison. Kilgore stormed back to tie it at two in the second half on goals by Leslie Bennett and Maliyah Howard to forge the 2-2 tie at the end of regulation. Both teams got their offense going in the two extra periods.
Kilgore struck first in the first overtime on a goal by Katy Raby. Nieto scored for the Lady Hornets just two and a half minutes into the second overtime to tie the game at three. With just over two minutes to play in the second overtime, Taylor Stiles scored giving the Lady Hornets a 4-3 lead, but Raby booted in a penalty kick with just 29 seconds remaining to force the shootout.
Athens improves to 13-10-2 on the season.

Apr

06

Posted by : admin | On : April 6, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports

MABANK–The Malakoff and Athens track teams both had stellar showings at the Cedar Creek Relays March 30 in Mabank. The Athens Lady Hornets track team won the meet. Here are the results for boys and girls from both Malakoff and Athens.

Boys Results

100 Meters
1. Quarterrio Barker- 11.12a-Malakoff
3. JerQuindon Taylor 11.67a Athens
6. Rhe’jhi Sherfield- 11.90a-Athens
7.Gary Lyons-11.90a Athens
10.JaQuaylan Hart- 12.29a PR-Malakoff

200 Meters
1. Andrew McBride- 23.70a-Athens
2. Xavier McCullar- 24.17a PR-Malakoff
3. Gary Lyons-24.19a PR-Athens
9.JaQuaylan Hart- 25.62a PR-Malakoff

400 Meters
1. Monti Barker 53.05a PR-Athens
2.Xavier McCullar- 54.39a SR-Malakoff
3. Jamaze Roberts- 54.64a-Athens
10. Adonia Thomas- 57.07a PR-Malakoff

800 Meters
8. Jatarian Walker- 2:15.50a-Malakoff

3200 Meters
10. Jose Escobedo- 11:18.18a-Athens
12. Holden Ray- 11:59.64a-Malakoff

110m Hurdles
8. Jesus Rivera- 18.62a-Malakoff
11. Ethan Condon- 19.59a-Athens

300m Hurdles
1. Tyler Russell- 42.76a SR-Malakoff
11. Ethan Condon- 46.48a PR-Athens
12.Jesus Rivera- 51.99a PR-Malakoff

4×100 Relay
1. Tyler Crawford
Braeshawn Williams
Quarterrio Barker
Tyler Russell 43.12a-Malakoff

2. Kamion Tanner
Rhe’jhi Sherfield
Andrew McBride
JerQuindon Taylor-43.31a-Athens

4×200 Relay
1. Kamion Tanner
Maalik Hall
Andrew McBride
JerQuindon Taylor-1:31.98a-Athens

2. Tyler Crawford
Braeshawn Williams
Quarterrio Barker
Tyler Russell-1:33.80a-Malakoff

4×400 Relay
1. Monti Barker
Jamaze Roberts
Xavius Fulton
Maalik Hall-3:31.16a-Athens

6. Xavier McCullar
Judd Miller
Tyler Crawford
Jatarian Walker-3:45.69a-Malakoff

Shot Put
2. Payton Lowery 41-06.50-Malakoff
3. Larry Coker 40-03.00-Malakoff

Discus
1. Larry Coker 135-05 PR-Malakoff
5. Danyal Littleton 125-05 PR-Malakoff

High Jump
1. Tyler Russell 6-06.00 SR-Malakoff
2. Rowdy Dunklin 6-01.00 PR-Malakoff
4. Jabrille Richardson-5-10.00-Athens
7. Jatarian Walker 5-08.00 PR-Malakoff

Pole Vault
7. Zee Bailey 10-06.00 PR-Malakoff

Long Jump
3. Braeshawn Williams 20-06.50 PR- Malakoff
6. Rowdy Dunklin 18-06.25-Malakoff
14. Rhe’jhi Sherfield 15-11.50 SR-Athens

Triple Jump
1. Tyler Russell 43-06.00 PR-Malakoff
2. Xavius Fulton 42-10.50 SR-Athens
4. Maalik Hall 41-07.50 PR-Athens
9. Kaddarius Thomas 36-07.00-Malakoff

Girls Results
100 Meters
1. Jordan Ickes 13.30a PR-Athens
2. Raveon Rodriquez 13.51a-Athens
3. Jalie Dawson 13.69a SR-Malakoff
4. Beekayla Thompson 13.85a PR-Athens
5. Keikei Walker 13.91a PR-Malakoff
7. Taliha Dora 14.06a PR-Malakoff

200 Meters
1. Kyra Robison 26.73a SR-Athens
3. Taylor Stiles 28.11a PR-Athens
4. Keaire Dunn 28.36a-Athens
5. Monica Ovieda 28.43a-Malakoff
9. Daja Barron 29.45a SR-Malakoff
12. Taliha Dora 29.81a-Malakoff

400 Meters
1. Joey White 1:02.05a PR-Malakoff
6. Nakeya Kelley 1:08.59a-Malakoff
8. Jazzmine Johnson 1:08.99a-Athens

800 Meters
4. Hayley Myers 2:38.11a PR-Malakoff
10. Paton Willbanks 2:50.02a PR-Malakoff
11. Cameron Roberts 2:51.21a-Malakoff

1600 Meters
3. Aracely Castillo 5:42.00h PR-Athens

3200 Meters
5. Aracely Castillo 12:37.29a PR-Athens

100m Hurdles
1. Charlsey Stearman 17.52a PR-Malakoff
4. Kenzi Crist
18.71a PR-Malakoff
6. Shaylea Boles 18.75a PR-Malakoff

300m Hurdles
1. Charlsey Stearman 51.16a-Malakoff
4. Shaylea Boles 52.59a PR-Malakoff
7.Kenzi Crist 55.08a-Malakoff
8. Bayleigh Collins 55.72a PR-Athens

4×100 Relay
1. Jordan Ickes
Beekayla Thompson
Raveon Rodriquez
Kyra Robinson- 50.84a-Athens

2. Keikei Walker
Monica Ovieda
Joey White
Jalie Dawson-50.93a-Malakoff

4×200 Relay
1. Jordan Ickes
Raveon Rodriquez
Taylor Stiles
Kyra Robison -1:47.42a- Athens

2. Keikei Walker
Daja Barron
Monica Ovieda
Jalie Dawson -1:52.15a- Malakoff

4×400 Relay
3. Nakeya Kelley
Charlsey Stearman
Shaylea Boles
Joey White -4:27.17a- Malakoff

5. Jazzmine Johnson
Boister Missy
Keaire Dunn
Taylor Stiles
4:32.07a- Athens

Shot Put
1. Tamiyah Thompson-33-09.50-Athens
8. Ebony Kiser-29-07.75 PR-Athens

Discus
7. Tamiyah Thompson-87-07-Athens

High Jump
1. Kyra Robinson-4-10.00-Athens
3. Taylor Stiles-4-08.00 PR-Athens
6. Kenzi Crist-4-06.00-Malakoff
Paton Willbanks-4-04.00 SR-Malakoff

Pole Vault
6.Paton Willbanks 7-05.00 PR-Malakoff

Long Jump
2. Taylor Stiles-15-07.25 PR-Athens
4.KeikeiWalker 14-08.00-Malakoff
6. Boister Missy-14-01.50 PR-Athens
7. Jalie Dawson-13-09.25-Malakoff
12. Jazzmine Johnson-13-05.75 PR-Athens
18.Tyler Wittram 12-08.50 PR-Malakoff

Triple Jump
5. Kenzi Crist-30-02.25-Malakoff
10. Daja Barron-28-06.00-Malakoff
14.Tyler Wittram-
26-11.00 PR-Malakoff