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

Mar

30

Posted by : admin | On : March 30, 2017

The News Staff Reports
FRANKSTON–The Malakoff Tigers sure do make their games exciting. After taking an 11-2 lead into the fourth inning, the Tigers held on for a 12-10 victory over Frankston March 28.
The Tigers scored two runs to lead off the game after Jake Lee was hit by a pitch, Ethan Snow walked and a Dalton Kennedy single to score Lee. Snow scored on a steal of home. Malakoff extended the lead to 8-0 in the second inning. Cully McCoy singled with one out and Chase Busch sent McCoy to third on a single. Z. Bailey knocked in McCoy with a line drive single to left to make it 3-0. Tyler Crawford singled to right to load the bases. After Busch stole home, Bailey followed suit, stealing home himself to make it 5-0. Tyler Russell walked and stole second and Kennedy singled to drive in Lee. Russell then stole home to make it 8-0. The Tigers widened the lead to 11-0 in the third inning after a walk, three singles and a hit by pitch.
Frankston started its comeback in the third inning. The Indians scored two runs on a walk, a double and a single to cut the margin to 11-2. Frankston added another run on a lead-off home run to left field by the first batter of the inning. Frankston kept chipping away, scoring twice in the fifth on two doubles and a hit by pitch to make it 11-5. Three more runs for the Indians in the bottom of the sixth inning, highlighted by a two-run home run to center field brought the home team to within three runs at 11-8.
Two walks and two singles gave the Tigers one of the runs back in the top of the seventh, giving them a 12-8 lead heading into the final half inning. The Indians would not go quietly however, as they scored two more runs on three hits and a walk to get to within 12-10 with one out in the inning. McCoy came on to pitch and retired the next two hitters via a fly-out and a strike out to get the save for the Tigers.
Three hitters for the Tigers had two hits in the game. Lee was 2-4 with two runs and an RBI, Kennedy was 2-5 with three RBI and Bailey was 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Everyone that played reached base in the game. Snow pitched five and two-thirds innings for the win.
In a game on March 25, the Tigers took a big lead against Elkhart and held on for the 9-8 win against the Elks. In that game, Ethan Snow went 2-3 with three runs scored and two runs batted in for the Tigers to lead their 12-hit attack. Russell went 2-5 with a run scored and an RBI and Burkhalter was 2-3 with a walk, a run scored and two runs batted in for the Tigers. The Tigers will be in action at 6 p.m. March 31 when they play a road game at Teague.

Mar

30

Posted by : admin | On : March 30, 2017

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By Rollin Hadsell
The News Staff Writer
KEMP–Trinidad Trojan track athletes recently participated in the ’Jacket Relays at Yellowjacket Stadium in Kemp on March 24. Four athletes placed in five individual events at the meet that was comprised of larger Class 3A schools. Trinidad was the smallest school attending the meet.
In the boys’ division, Jerry Bannister placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.83. Seth Monroe finished sixth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 15.03.
On the girls side, Mystic McClintock placed third in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 19.60. Erica Airheart finished tied for first in the high jump event with a jump of four feet- eight inches, tying with two other athletes. Airheart also placed second in the triple jump, finishing with a distance of 32 feet, nine inches. Airheart’s jump was almost five feet further than the third place jump.
The Trinidad varsity girls 4 x 100 M Relay team made up of Airheart, Ashlee Stevenson, Jade Shoulders and Uneka Grant finished sixth in the event with a time of 1:01.57.
The Trojans and Lady Trojans are getting set for their district meet, which will be April 13 in Teague.

Mar

23

Posted by : admin | On : March 23, 2017

TrinidadPitcher#12
By Rollin Hadsell
The News Sports Writer
MARTIN’S MILL– The Trinidad Trojans ran into a hot-hitting team in their 17-2 defeat at the hands of Martin’s Mill, March 21 at Mustang Sports Park. The Trojans were battered for 12 runs on 11 hits in the rough first inning.
After two groundouts in the top of the first inning, the Trojans got a man on when Colby Snider walked with two outs. The next hitter foulded out to the catcher to end the inning for Trinidad.
In the home half of the first inning, the first three batters for Martin’s Mill reached on base-hits. An error brought home the first run of the game. The five-hole hitter singled to drive in two more runs, putting runners at second and third. Two more singles brought home two more runs. The Mustangs used two triples, two singles and an error to score seven more runs, going up 12-0 after one inning of play.
In the top of the second inning, the Trojans again got a man aboard when Tristan Fletcher walked on five pitches. Jaden Garcia grounded into a fielder’s choice and the next two hitters struck out to end the inning.
Martin’s Mill added three more runs in the bottom of the second inning. The first batter was hit by a pitch and the next batter walked to put men at first and second. The third hitter in the inning laced a double to left field to drive in two runs. After an infield single, an error scored the third run of the inning for the Mustangs.
The Trojans settled down after the rough first inning, but by then it was too late to catch a team that was on fire offensively. The Trojans got back two of the runs in the top of the third inning. Kaleb Mines led off the inning when he was hit by a pitch. After a fielder’s choice by Nate Williams, Jerry Bannister knocked a single to center field with Williams was running on the play and Williams scored from first on the base hit. Bannister stole second base and Snider was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second with just one out. Bannister came around to score the Trojans’ second run of the game after a successful double steal by he and Snider caused an overthrow by the Martin’s Mill catcher, allowing Bannister to trot home with the run.
In the bottom of the third inning, Martin’s Mill scored two runs on a double and two singles.
Bannister went 1-2 with a run batted in, a run scored and two stolen bases. Snider reached base twice and had a stolen base. Jaden Garcia also had a steal in the game.
Snider pitched the first two innings for the Trojans. Williams came on in relief in the third inning.
The Trojans will be back in action at 6 p.m. Friday, March 31 when they travel to Kerens to battle the Bobcats in a District 20-2A battle.

Mar

23

Posted by : admin | On : March 23, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Malakoff Lady Tiger junior small forward/power forward Jalie Dawson has been selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Basketball Team.
Athletes are nominated by member coaches and selected by the Texas Girls Coaches Association Basketball All-State Committee at their annual meeting during the UIL girls state basketball tournament.
Dawson has alreadybeen selected as the District 18-3A Offensive Most Valuable Player and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region team member for her play this season.
The five-foot, seven-inch Dawson averaged 21.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 1.5 assists per game for the Lady Tigers, who won the bi-district championship with a 48-46 victory over Maypearl before losing to Little River-Academy in the area round of the state playoffs, 70-50.
Malakoff Head Basketball Coach Meghan Hyde was proud of the accomplishment of her junior player. “It’s an awesome honor, especially as a junior to be selected for the All-State team. Jalie has been huge in our program since her freshman year, she has tons pressure on her year after year, but still rises to the occasion.” said Hyde.
Hyde said she is excited to see what the future holds. “She is such a competitor and has a great work ethic. I can’t wait to see what she will do her senior year.”

Mar

16

Posted by : admin | On : March 16, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–The Athens Hornets will be sending two powerlifters to the state meet in Abilene after the pair finished in the top two at the regional meet March 9 in Malakoff.
The state powerlifting meet is March 25 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene.
Athens senior Noah Bush finished second in the 220-pound division with a total weight of 1,455 pounds.
Bush lifted 565 in the squat, 375 on the bench and 515 pounds on deadlift.
Walt Mahmoud also advanced with a second-place finish in the 148-pound division. Mahmoud lifted a total of 1,125 pounds with a 440-pound squat, 260-pound bench and 425-pound deadlift.
Bush and Mahmoud are the only two Henderson County area lifters to advance to state in Class 4A.
Other lifters from the Hornet powerlifting team advanced to the regional meet and placed well in their respective divisions. Maalik Hall finished in seventh-place in the 198-pound division.
Antonio Miranda finished in 10th place in the 198-pound division. Athens athlete Shemar Willis finished seventh in the 220-pound division and Hornet powerlifter Anthony Lopez was eighth in the 165-pound division.
Other Henderson County lifters also participated in the regional meet. Malakoff’s Chandler Prnka placed fourth in the 123-pound division, while Cody Wilbanks placed 10th in the super heavyweight division. Tristan Castillo placed fifth in his 132-pound weight class, while fellow Bulldog Victor Quevedo finished 11th in the 198-pound class. Mikey Marshall placed fifth in the super heavyweight class.

Mar

16

Posted by : admin | On : March 16, 2017

Decomposing deer

By Pearl Cantrell
The News Staff Writer
ATHENS–Texas Game Wardens worked a gruesome site recently in Log Cabin. About two dozen carcasses of white-tailed deer and remains of alligators have been cleared from property in the vicinity of a tannery and taxidermist in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
On March 10, The Texas Wardens Facebook Page posted several photos and a brief report of the spoilage of white-tailed deer lying on the ground, rotting, some covered in flies, others dried up as if been there for a long period of time; horns, capes and alligator skulls.
Game Wardens filed 24 cases of Waste of Game, a Class C misdemeanor, with Justice of the Peace Tommy Barnett. Due to the case being under active investigation, the JP5 Office declined to release the name of the taxidermist.
The post reports game wardens had received several calls. One of those calls came from recently installed Log Cabin Police Chief Todd Tucker.
“We discovered it while conducting an unrelated investigation of our own,” he said. Tucker said he made the call a couple of weeks ago.
The post states that game wardens arriving on the scene initially found 19 deer lying in the violator’s yard. It adds that the walk-in cooler had been removed from the property and sold.
The taxidermist told The News that only two deer were actually on his property and that there is much more to the story than the post on the Game Warden’s Facebook page. He plans to press charges for defamation, he said, adding he had filed a report of vandalism of his property.
Though there are more than 300 comments to the Facebook post, none of them named the taxidermist involved.
Game wardens report a total of 24 deer in a condition no longer safe for human consumption.
It reports numerous record book violations and states DNA analysis will be a part of their findings.
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said he had been asked to investigate a possible burglary at the property, however the few leads he had didn’t pan out.
Waste of Game is an offense (Class C misdemeanor) if a person while hunting kills or wounds a game bird or game animal and intentionally or knowingly fails to make a reasonable effort to retrieve the animal or bird and include it in the person’s daily or seasonal bag limit. It is an offense if a person intentionally takes or possesses a game bird, game animal, or fish and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly, or with criminal negligence, fails to keep the edible portions of the bird, animal, or fish in an edible condition.