May

18

Posted by : admin | On : May 18, 2017

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By Rollin Hadsell
The News Staff Writer
AUSTIN–Malakoff High School senior Tyler Russell went to the state meet determined to keep his state championship in the high jump, but came home with a bonus. Russell won two gold medals at the UIL State Track and Field Meet May 11-13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.
Eustace High School senior Chanda Westbrook came home with some hardware as well, winning a silver and bronze to close out her decorated career as a Eustace Lady Bulldog.
Russell defended his state high jump title, winning with a jump of six feet, 11 inches, a personal best. Poth’s Jake Lamberth won the silver with a jump of 6 feet, nine inches.
Russell added to his trophy case with a gold in the long jump, winning first with a distance of 23 feet, seven and a quarter inches. New Waverly’s Roman Pray finished second with a jump of 23 feet, three inches. In the past two track seasons, Russell has taken home three gold medals, two in the high jump and one in the long jump.
Westbrook started out the Friday morning session of the state meet by finishing second in the 3200-meter run with a time of 11:12.71 to take the silver medal. Blanco’s Johanna Villareal won the gold medal with a time of 11:08. 59. Westbrook came back on Saturday to take third place and the bronze medal in the 1600-meter run. Westbrook finished with a time of 5:10.60. Little River Academy’s Jenna Brazeal finished second with a time of 5:09.54 and Villareal took another gold with a time of 5:09.03.
Malakoff Tiger Q.T. Barker was fourth in the 100-meter run, missing a medal by just .09 seconds. Barker ran a 10.90, trailing Crockett’s Demarcus Richardson’s 10.81. Danny Gray of Dallas Madison won gold in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.70.
Larry Coker finished ninth in the discus with a throw of 137 feet, 10 inches. Schulenburg’s Josh Brown won gold with a throw of 176 feet, six inches.
Trinidad Lady Trojan Erica Airheart finished fifth in the Class A triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, seven and a half inches. Ella Anttila of Jonesboro won gold and set a state meet record with a distance of 39 feet, one and a half inches.

May

18

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RED OAK–One tough inning cost the Malakoff Lady Tigers in their 4-2 loss to Grandview in the regional quarterfinals May 12 in Red Oak.
The Lady Tigers gave up four runs in the fourth inning to the Lady Zebras, the only inning Grandview scored in, but it was enough to propel them to the next round.
The Lady Tigers came out swinging against the District 17-3A champion Lady Zebras, scoring two runs in the first inning to take a quick 2-0 lead. Chyann Jarrett was hit by a pitch to start the inning and moved to second on a bunt single by Claire Spivey. Abby Terzis doubled to left to drive both runners in for the lead.
The game stayed 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth inning. Brooke Prewitt reach on an error and scored on a single by Alexis Galvan to cut the Lady Tiger lead to 2-1. After an error brought in another run, Kami Flores singled to score Galvan to give Grandview the lead. A single by Emily Little scored the fourth run of the inning for the Lady Zebras.
The Lady Tigers threatened in the fifth inning, getting two runners on after a double and a walk, but Grandview pitcher Brooke Blackwell struck out the next two hitters to end the threat.
Spivey finished the game 3-3 with a run scored and a walk, Abby Terzis was 1-4 and drove in the two Lady Tiger runs, Jarrett scored the other run for the Malakoff. Chaney Tart pitched a complete game, giving up four runs on five hits while striking out four and walking one. Only two of the runs were earned.
The Lady Tigers end their season at area champions and regional quarterfinalists with a record of 24-8-1.

May

11

Posted by : admin | On : May 11, 2017

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GATESVILLE–The Athens Hornets used stellar pitching to sweep Gatesville in their best-of-three bi-district playoff series.
After a scoreless first two innings in game one, Athens jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third.
Luis Valdez walked to start the inning and moved to second on a groundout by Emanuel Hernandez. After Valdez stole third, Jacob Ickes was hit by a pitch and Valdez scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Noah Sikes. A Casey Pitchford single and a Kobe Kale walk loaded the bases. Sikes scored on a wild pitch for the 2-0 lead. Gatesville got a run back in the top of the fourth on a double, a walk and an error. That would be the only run Gatesville would score in the series.
The Hornets went up 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth on two walks and two groundouts.
The Hornets added to their lead, going up 7-1 in the sixth inning. Valdez led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a Hernandez single. Pinch runner Grant Echols moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ickes. Trent Harris, running for Hernandez, scored on an error and Sikes scored after Kale stole second and third.
Hernandez went the distance on the mound, giving up just the one unearned run on two hits while striking out six and walking only one batter. Cameron Woodard was 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI, and added two walks. Valdez walked three times, drove in a run and scored a run, Hernandez finished 1-2 with two walks, Pitchford was 1-3 and Kale was 1-2 with two walks. Ickes, Sikes and Pitchford had the other runs batted in. The Hornets had only four hits, but drew 12 walks in the game.
In game two, Cameron Woodard threw a complete-game shutout, giving up six hits and one walk while striking out four and Valdez was 2-4 with an RBI to lead the Hornets to the sweep. Woodard, Peyton Brewer, Ickes, Kale and Preston Benton added one hit each for the Hornets.
The Hornets scored once in the first on an error, allowing Echols to score. Athens went up 2-0 in the third inning on an RBI single by Valdez.
Athens added two more runs in the fifth on a Hernandez sacrifice fly and an error to lead 4-0.
Benton scored on a passed ball for the Hornets’ final run of the game.

May

11

Posted by : admin | On : May 11, 2017

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WAXAHACHIE–The Malakoff Lady Tigers continued their winning ways, beating Whitney 5-2 and 11-4 to complete the sweep of the Wildcats and advance to the regional quarterfinals.
The Lady Tigers will face District 17-3A champion Grandview at 7:30 pm. tonight, May 12 in Red Oak. The series will be one game, so the winner will move on to play in the regional semifinals next week.
In the first game of the series, Chyann Jarrett was 2-4 with two runs scored and Chaney Tart finished 2-3 with a walk and two runs scored, as well as driving in a run. Abby Terzis, Cheyanne Robertson and Hannah Terzis each had a hit in the game, with Hannah Terzis adding an RBI. Joey White scored the other run for the Lady Tigers.
Malakoff wasted no time getting on the board in the first inning. Jarrett singled to short to start the inning and advanced on an error by the shortstop. Tart drove home Jarrett with a single to left to give the Lady Tigers a 1-0 lead.
Whitney answered in their half of the inning, plating two runs on a walk, a sacrifice bunt, a single and a triple that drove home both runs.
The Lady Tigers tied it in the third when White walked, went to second on a groundout and scored on Abby Terzis’ double.
Malakoff struck for another run in the fifth. Tart doubled, moved to third on a couple of sacrifices and scored on a Hannah Terzis single to left.
The Lady Tigers added two insurance runs in the seventh. Jarrett singled, Tart walked and two runs scored on two errors by Whitney. Tart threw a complete game, giving up two runs on three hits, walked three and struck out eight for the win.
In game two, the Lady Tigers’ Jarrett and Claire Spivey each went 2-4 with a run scored and two RBIs to help Malakoff in the sweep. Robertson and White both finished 2-3 with a run scored, Jaci Spiva was 1-3 and scored two runs, and Tart and Abby Terzis both finished 1-3 with a run and an RBI each. Jewell Jones drove in a run in the game as well.
Malakoff trailed 1-0 heading to the bottom of the second, but scored twice to take the lead. Robertson singled to begin the inning. After two were out, Spiva walked and White singled to load the bases. Jarrett singled to center to drive in two runs.
The Lady Tigers added three more runs in the fourth. Spiva doubled, White singled and Spivey doubled to drive in two runs. Spivey scored on a single by Tart for a 5-1 lead.
Malakoff broke the game open in the sixth. Jarrett doubled and Tart walked to put two runners on. Abby Terzis singled to drive in Jarrett. Tart scored on an error by the third baseman and Terzis scored the eighth run of the game on a fielder’s choice by Jones. Whitney scored three times in the seventh on a single, a double and a home run, but could get no closer.
Tart pitched another complete game for the win, giving up four runs on 10 hits, walking three and striking out three batters.

May

04

Posted by : admin | On : May 4, 2017

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By Rollin Hadsell
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Lady Tigers advanced to the area round of the UIL state softball playoffs after sweeping Blooming Grove April 27 and 29. The Lady Tigers won game one 10-2 on Thursday and came back on Saturday to shut out Blooming Grove 4-0.
In game one, the Lady Tigers pounded out 13 hits, including nine in the fifth and sixth innings, when they blew open a 3-2 game with seven runs to take a 10-2 lead. Chaney Tart was 2-4 with three runs scored and four runs batted in, including a home run. Joey White was 3-4 with three runs scored and Chyann Jarrett finished the game 2-4 with two runs scored. Abby Terzis was 1-1 with a run scored and two RBIs., Cheyanne Robertson was 1-4 with a run and an RBI, Hanna Terzis finished the game 2-4 with a run batted in and Jaci Spiva was 1-3 with an RBI. Jewell Jones also had a hit for the Lady Tigers.
Tart got the win for the Lady Tigers, pitching all seven innings and giving up only two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out 10 Blooming Grove hitters.
In game two Saturday at Blooming Grove, Tart pitched a complete-game shutout to wrap up the series for the Lady Tigers. Tart gave up only four hits, walked two and struck out 10 in the victory. Claire Spivey was 2-4 with a run scored, Tart was 1-3 and drove in a run, Hannah Terzis finished with three hits in four at-bats with a run batted in and Abby Terzis was 1-4 with a run scored.
The Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first on a double by Spivey and an RBI single from Tart. The score stayed 1-0 until the sixth, when Malakoff added another run on a double by Hannah Terzis a walk from Jones and a single by E. White to make it 2-0. The Lady Tigers got two insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Abby Terzis singled with two outs, moved to second on a catcher’s interference, putting Robertson at first and a double by Hannah Terzis. An RBI single by Spiva made it 4-0.
The Lady Tigers are now 22-7 on the season and will play Whitney in the area round of the playoffs. Game one will be at 7 pm. Friday, May 5, in Waxahachie. Game two will be at noon Saturday in Waxahachie. Game three, if necessary, will be played 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two.

May

04

Posted by : admin | On : May 4, 2017

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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

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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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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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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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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.