Apr

28

Posted by : admin | On : April 28, 2016

1st brady williams age 6 and under

Courtesy Photo/Mendy Davis
Brady Williams (right), who won first place in the six and under division poses with his catch after recieving his award during the Kid Fishing event at Purtis Creek State Park, April 23.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
PURTIS CREEK–More than 60 fish were caught and just under 400 kids were angler education certified and received their very own rod and reel provided by the Friends of Purtis Creek at the annual “Kid Fish” event, held April 23 at Purtis Creek State Park in Eustace.
Three different age groups competed in the event and the top three from each age group recieved medals.
In the six and under category, the first place winner was Brady Williams. Cate Coker won second place and Colt Pope won third.
In the seven through 12 division, the first place winner was Wyatt Standridge. Jasmine Grover won second place and Gracie Standridge was third.
In the 13 through 16 division Mark Walters took home first place. Seth Johnson won second and Hunter Mercer was third.
Robert Mercer Jr. set a lake record for the Junior Angler Channel Catfish. His catch was 15.25” long and .096 pounds.
“Our event was a huge success,” Purtis Creek State Park Superintendent Mendy Davis said. “I would like to thank board members Carei and Bobby Bobbitt for volunteering and supporting the event. I would also like to thank our other sponsors and partners for helping to make this possible.”
Sponsors for the event included Friends of Purtis Creek, Cabela’s, Kiddie Kampus of Eustace, Brookshire’s, Nestle Waters, Trinity Valley Electric Coop, Dr. Pepper, Texas Forrest Service, Communication Division Hunter Education, Communication Division Angler Education, TPWD Game Wardens, TPWD State Park Police Officers, Regional Natural and Cultural Resource Specialists and Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Director and Volunteers.

Apr

28

Posted by : admin | On : April 28, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
ATHENS–The Athens Hornets continued to dominate district play, knocking off the Mabank Panthers 13-3 on a run rule in their April 22 game.
The Hornets were the “visiting” team in their own stadium. The game was originally planned to be played in Mabank but heavy rain caused unplayable field conditions for the game.
Athens scored early on in the first inning when Jeremy Bateman led the game off with a double. Paden Quade got on base next and Brandon Boyd hit a two-run RBI to score Bateman and Quade. Alex Fernandez later scored on a error to make it 3-0.
Athens made it 4-0 in the second inning when Landon Bynum knocked in Peyton Brewer on a sacrifice fly.
Mabank responded in the third inning and cut into the Athens lead. Dalton Penix got on base and scored when Trey Neighbors hit a double to bat him in and make the score 4-1.
Later in the inning, a single by Corey Flores scored Ty Winklevoss and a third strick that was dropped scored Dylan Truelove to make the game 4-3 in Athen’s favor.
Athens put the game away in the fifth inning when they scored nine runs off Neighbors and relief pitcher Kobey Roberts. Athens scored first when Fernandez knocked in Bynum with a single to make it 5-3.
Later in the inning, Boyd knocked in Quade with a double and Luis Valdez scored on a walk to make it 7-3. Brewer then hit a two-run RBI single to score Fernandez and Boyd. Bateman singled to score Valdez and Brewer made it 10-3 when he scored on an overthrow.
Bateman, Bynum and Fernandez all scored again in the inning for the 13-3 final score. The win makes Athens 10-1 in district play.

Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

Cross Roads, Malakoff and Trinidad ISDs vote in November

Special to The News
TEXAS–Early voting begins Monday, April 25 and continues through May 3, for city councils, school board trustees and water boards.
City of Malakoff candidates for three positions include Kevin Killman, Robert C. Cole, incumbants Vincent Bailey, Jr. and Jerrily Tarver, Pat Isaacson, Rickey Baker, Bubba Matthews. Voting takes place at Malakoff City Hall located at 109 Melton St.
Athens Muncipal Water Authority (AMWA) candidates for three seats include incumbents Donald A.Foster, Stephen R. Sparkman and David Thomas, and Milburn Chaney and Frank Lunceford. Voters may cast their ballots for AMWA candidates at the Henderson County Elections Administration at 201 E. Larkin in Athens.
Cross Roads and Malakoff ISDs will hold elections in November.
The City of Trinidad and Trinidad ISD will conduct November elections also.
Election Day is Saturday, May 7.
Athens ISD’s election has been cancelled due to candidtates running unopposed.

Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

malakoff 4-18-16

THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON
Malakoff ISD school board members learned April 18 about STEMscopes, a digital science curriculum used by Malakoff ISD K-5 students, during the district’s monthly meeting. Pictured following the presentation are (from left) fifth-grade science teacher Leighanne Austin, students Reid Snow, Rayona Runnels, Emma Blaser, Madison Brumit and Derek Johnson.

By Russell Slaton
The News Correspondent
MALAKOFF–Malakoff ISD trustees were warned April 18 about a looming budget shortfall of more than $600,000 that could lead to higher taxes and a magnifying glass turned on personnel expenses, which make up about 80 percent of the school’s budget.
That scenario was presented to trustees during the school board’s monthly meeting by MISD Superintendent Randy Perry, and hinges on loss of state funding called ASATR (Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction), which came about following Texas Legislature promises to ease property taxes through an increase in the homestead exemption.
However, ASATR funding expires in September 2017. In May 2015, the Texas Legislature voted 78-52 against a one-year ASATR extension, and legislators next meet in the months preceding the additional funding’s expiration. The school district fiscal year ends in the summer, so upcoming budget talks will focus on cushioning the blow, with “no sacred cows,” Perry said, who also pointed out that most expenses are on personnel. Malakoff ISD had to cut $900,000 from its budget in 2011, Perry added.
Christy Rome, executive director of the Texas School Coalition, a school-district advocacy group in Austin, gave board members a presentation on the subject, and said state lawmakers are already clamoring to provide more property-tax relief in that 2017 legislative session. She urged board members to take a “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” attitude about the possible funding reductions.
School districts and the State of Texas are currently embroiled in a lawsuit over school funding, which includes the model of taking money from “property rich” schools and transferring those funds to districts with inferior tax bases.
Known as “recapture,” Malakoff ISD will next year give back $1.5 million of its own tax collections to be redistributed by the state government, Perry said. In essence, Rome said, the State of Texas is taking away funding meant to lower property taxes, but is forcing some district to in fact, raise taxes.
Local schools, which are capped by state law on how high their tax rate can go without an election, believe that limit is a form of setting a property tax, and therefore violates the state constitution, which outlaws a property tax to fund state government.
Malakoff ISD, which Perry said had the lowest tax rate in the area, is five cents under the state limit for its maintenance and operations (M&O) tax rate, proposed rates above which require local blessing at the ballot box.
Malakoff ISD is not alone in the East Texas area among property-rich districts that face ASATR reductions. While Malakoff ISD got about $670,000 in ASATR funding for its 2015-16 budget, Groesbeck ISD received more than $4 million, Leon ISD got $3.7 million, and Fairfield ISD budgeted $1.2 million. Mildred ISD got nearly a half-million dollars in FY 2015-16, while LaPoynor ISD got about $325,000 and Cayuga ISD, another $200,000.
Also during the MISD monthly meeting, board members accepted the resignation of trustee Billy Sparks, who has taken an out-of-state job. Trustees also approved hiring Reilly Landscaping to handle the area around the new sports fieldhouse at the high school, which tentatively has its ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
TRINIDAD–The Trinidad Trojans and Lady Trojans track teams had athletes advance to the Class A regional meet at Tarleton State University, April 16.
In the varsity girls division, Erica Airheart advanced in three events. She finished in second-place in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 6 ¼ inches.
She was second in the triple jump at 33 feet, 10 ½ inches and finished in fourth on the 400-meter relay team.
Tori Moody was fourth in the triple jump at 31 feet, 6 ½ inches to advance to regionals. She finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.42 seconds and was a member of the 400-meter relay team.
Robin Polk advanced as a member of the 400-meter relay team along with Jaylynn Womack.
Polk advanced to regionals in the shot put with a third place finish. She had a throw of 31 feet, 10 ¾ inches.
Heather Monroe advanced to regionals as the area champion in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 3 ½ inches.
In the varsity boys division, Sean Davies advanced to regionals in the triple jump and the 110-meter hurdles. Davies was the area champion in the hurdles with a time of 16.63 seconds. In the triple jump, he was second with a leap of 39 feet, 11 ¾ inches.
In the varsity girls division, Mystic McClintock was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 24.54.
In the 800-meter relay, Trinidad finished in sixth place with a time of 2:19.30. The Lady Trojans finished fifth in the mile relay with a time of 6:48.82.
In the discus, Monroe finished in eighth place with a throw of 75 feet, 3 inches. McClintock was 14th with a throw of 62 feet, 3 inches and Hallie Airheart was 15th with a throw of 61 feet, 11 inches.
In the high jump, Tori Moody was eighth with a height of 3 feet, 10 inches and Jaylynn Womack was ninth with a height of 3 feet, 8 inches.
In the long jump, Womack finished 19th with a leap of 10 feet, 1 ½ inches. Hallie Airheart was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 27 feet, 9 ½ inches.
In the varsity boys division, Jovante Hornbuckle was seventh in the 100-meters with a time of 12.32. Hornbuckle was sixth in the 200-meters with a time of 25.68 seconds. Antywon Shofner was eighth with a time of 26.23 seconds.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Davies was sixth with a time of 55.17. In the 3,200-meter run, Kaelab Eastman was 11th with a time of 14:27.18.
The Trinidad 800-meter relay team was third with a time of 1:45.69. Raymond Dawson finished 12th in the discus with a throw of 74 feet, 7 inches.
Tristan Fletcher was 15th in the discus with a throw of 67 feet, 6 inches and Johnny Ayala was 16th with a throw of 65 feet, 10 inches.
Ayala was 22th in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, ½ inches. In the shot put, Marcus was 13th with a throw of 31 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Colby Snider was 22nd with a throw of 27 feet.
Shofner finished in ninth place in the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 5 ½ inches.

Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

Jake Woolverton

Monitor Photo/Ryan Moulds
Malakoff runner Jake Woolverton competes in the district track meet at Eustace, April 14.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs and the Malakoff Tigers and Lady Tigers comepeted in the district track meet in Eustace, April 14.
In the 100-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Charlsey Stearman advanced to area with a second place finish in a time of 17.59 seconds. Eustace Lady Bulldog Marshalla Padgett was third in 17.64 and Malakoff’s Mackenzie Crist was fourth in 17.72.
In the 1,600-meter run, Eustace had the district champion in Skye Burns with a time of 5:41.96, followed by Lady Bulldog Molly McAtee in second with a time of 5:43.03.
In the 100-meter dash, Malakoff had a second place finish from Jalie Dawson with a time of 13.28, followed by Candace Denis in third with a time of 13.51. In the 200-meter dash, Malakoff’s Monica Ovieda was third with a time of 27.79.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Shaylea Boles was second in 52.48, following by Crist in 53.47 and Eustace Lady Bulldog Reece Thorne in fourth at 54.19.
In the 3,200-meter run, Eustace junior Chanda Westbrook was the district champion with a time of 11:47.70. Burns was third with a time of 12:41.40.
In the 400-meter dash, Eustace junior Samantha Richardson was second with a time of 1:04.10. Eustace Lady Bulldog Jacelyn Warner was fourth with a time of 1:06.12.
The Malakoff 400-meter relay team was second in 51.57, while Eustace finished fourth in 53.19.
The Malakoff 800-meter relay team finished third in 1:51.45, followed by Eustace in fourth with a time of 1:53.15.
The Eustace mile relay team finished second in 4:18.62, followed by Malakoff in fourth in 4:30.58.
In the 800-meters, Westbrook won the district title in a time of 2:23.78, while Eustace junior Shelby White was third in 2:28.87.
In the discus, Eustace Lady Bulldog Miranda Fontenot was second with a throw of 99 feet, 6 inches, followed by Gabbi Corder in third at 97 feet, 8 inches.
Denis was third in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 2 ½ inches.
Eustace Lady Bulldog Whitney Boerner won the district title in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches. Eustace Lady Bulldog Breanna Ragan was fourth with a height of 7 feet, 6 inches.
Malakoff’s Kiana Reed was second in the shot put at 36 feet, 10 ½ inches, followed by Corder in fourth at 32 feet, 2 ¾ inches.
Denis won the district title in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 1 inch. Malakoff’s Mackenzie Crist was fourth with a leap of 31 feet, ¼ inches.
Malakoff Tiger Q.T. Barker won the district title in the 100-meters with a time of 11.09 seconds.
In the 110-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Jacob Woolverton won the district title with a time of 15.53 seconds.
Eustace Bulldog Colton Summerall was second in 15.57, Eustace junior Jude Bonner was third in 16.74 and Malakoff’s A.J. Dixon-Thomas was fourth in 17.66.
In the 1,600-meter rush, Eustace swept the top three positions as Ericson Gudjohnson was first at 4:38.09. Daniel Purselley was second followed by Zane Arambula in third.
In the 200-meters, Eustace Bulldog Tate Pace was third in 23.55.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Eustace and Malakoff swept the four area spots led by Malakoff’s Tyler Russell in first at 41.09. Woolverton was second in 41.24, Summerall was third in 43.86 and Bonner was fourth in 45.20.
In the 3,200-meters, Gudjohnson was first in 9:58.10, Purselley was second in 10:47.10 and Brandon Richardson was third in 10:56.56.
In the 400-meters, Eustace Bulldog Stone Wadsworth was second in 51.97. Malakoff’s Xavier McCullar was fourth in 53.88.
In the 400-meter relay, Malakoff finished first, while Eustace was fourth. In the 800-meter relay, Malakoff was second, while Eustace was fourth and in the 1,600-meter relay, Eustace was first, while Malakoff was third.
In the 800-meter run, Arambula was first as 2:04.03, Eustace Bulldog Andrew Page was second at 2:10.21 and Michael Wong was third at 2:11.17.
In the discus, Malakoff was led by Larry Coker in first at 141 feet, 11 inches, followed by A.J. Dixon-Thomas in second at 121 feet, 9 inches.
In the high jump, Russell was first at 6 feet, 6 inches, followed by Woolverton at 6 feet.
Russell advanced in the long jump in first with a leap of 21 feet, 11 ½ inches. Woolverton was fourth at 21 feet.
In the pole vault, Eustace Bulldog Cody Duncan was second at 11 feet, 6 inches, followed by Malakoff’s Sha’Zarrion Bailey in third at 10 feet. Eustace Bulldog Charles Womble advanced at 9 feet, 6 inches.
In the shot put, Malakoff’s Danyal Littleton was first at 44 feet, 7 inches, followed by Malakoff’s Payton Lowery in second at 44 feet, 6 ½ inches. Malakoff’s Larry Coker was fourth at 40 feet, ¾ inches.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

The News Staff Reports
HENDERSON COUNTY–As of last Sunday, the price of a stamp to mail a letter dropped by two cents. Now those Forever Stamps cost 47 cents a stamp, instead of the 49 cents it has been since January 2014.
It is the first time in 100 years the price of a stamp has been reduced. The last cost reduction in stamps occurred in July 1919, when prices dropped from 3 cents to 2 cents. This is only the third price decrease on record going back to the Civil War.
The Postal Service isn’t funded by tax dollars, so it has to cover the cost of its operations through revenue sources such as postage. It has also reached its borrowing limit.
The Postal Regulatory Commission, the independent government agency which oversees the USPS and its pricing, stipulated the return of pre-2014 rates, while acknowledging the Postal Service will lose $2 billion due to the decrease.
The service posted an operating profit in each of the last two fiscal years, according to PRC’s annual report. But after accounting for future expenses, such as pension costs, the service posted a $5.1 billion net loss for the most recent year.
USPS losses got worse during the Great Recession (2008), as businesses cut back on mailing. To help make up for the shortfall it got permission to increase rates in 2014, raising the price of a stamp by 3 cents to its current 49 cents. But that increase was only meant to be temporary, and now it has to give up a 2-cent increase.
“Given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction…exacerbates our losses,” Postmaster General Megan Brennan said in a statement April 7, as it filed a petition seeking a new rate setting process. “This unfortunate decision heightens the importance of the review of our ratemaking system.”
The service is still seeking relief from a congressional mandate to pre-fund retiree health benefits, something that neither the government nor private companies are required to do, as well as greater flexibility in setting rates.
“To properly compete for customers and continue to meet America’s evolving mailing and shipping needs, the Postal Service needs the financial capability to invest in the future,” Brennan said. “We continue to seek legislative reforms to put the Postal Service back on a sustainable financial path, and pricing is an important component.”
Other reductions in domestic mailing include:
• The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class Mail Letters (1 oz.), which includes online postage providers and postage meters, will decrease from $0.485 to $0.465. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
• First Class Mail Flats (1 oz.) will decrease from $0.98 to $0.94. Each additional ounce will cost $0.21.
• Postcard rates will decrease from $0.35 to $0.34.
• Media Mail rates will start at $2.61 instead of $2.72 for a 1 lb. package.
• First Class Mail – Parcels available at the Post Office will also see a decrease and rates will start at $2.45 (previously $2.54) for a 1 oz. package.
Changes in package service:
• First Class Package Service will see an average rate increase of 12.8 percent in 2016. Additionally, the maximum weight for First Class Package Service Commercial Base pricing (online postage) will be increased from 13 ounces to 15.99 ounces. Also, Commercial Plus pricing for First Class Package Service will be eliminated this year.
• Parcel Select Nonpresort (purchased online) will be renamed to Parcel Select Ground. Standard Post will be renamed Retail Ground.
International Shipping:
• Priority Mail Express International will see an average rate increase of 11.6 percent in 2016.
• Priority Mail International will see an average rate increase of 10.2 percent.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

By Russell Slaton
The News Correspondent
MALAKOFF–Henderson County Sheriff-elect Botie Hillhouse and his wife, Malakoff ISD Police Chief Stacy Hillhouse, updated Rotarians on Open Carry rules, traffic laws around school buses and truancy matters.
Sheriff-elect Hillhouse said the carrying of weapons, openly or concealed is not allowed at the courthouse, annex or judicial complex and signs are posted to that effect. Neither are they allowed on school district property, unless granted by the school board.
In addition, he said those who carry openly must still be licensed. Businesses and other private property where the proprietor wishes to ban concealed and open carry must address the two issues in both English and Spanish, for a total of four signs, known as 30.06 for concealed carry and 30.07 for open carry.
Malakoff ISD Police Chief Stacie Hillhouse reminded motorists to stop for school buses. Vehicles traveling in both directions must stop when a bus has halted on a roadway with no dividers, such as a grassy median or concrete barrier. Roadways with a grassy median or concrete barrier legally allow opposing traffic to flow freely with a stopped school bus on the other side.
A paved turn lane is considered part of the roadway, and in those areas, automobiles in both directions must stop, she said. Highway 31 through Malakoff, with the paved center turn lane, requires all automobiles to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights and stop sign deployed.
Prevention efforts are underway, not just in Malakoff but in Kaufman County as well, added Malakoff ISD Superintendent Randy Perry. Those efforts include cameras mounted on the buses to catch offenders. There is a substantial fine for improperly passing a school bus, with punishment ranging all the way to a state jail felony, Stacie Hillhouse said.
Another issue MISD Chief Hillhouse addressed was the truancy code. The state legislature decriminalized truancy for schoolchildren, shifting truancy to a civil matter.
In Henderson County, Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Tommy Barnett, based in Malakoff, hears truancy matters before his court. The Henderson County Attorney’s Office, led by Clint Davis, also is involved in civil truancy matters, Hillhouse added. The parental aspect of truancy is still a criminal misdemeanor.
The law enforcement duo were special guest speakers during Malakoff Rotary’s weekly luncheon at the Flagg House April 12.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

Malakoff and Eustace handshake post game

The News Photo/Ryan Moulds
Malakoff and Eustace players shake hands after Malakoff’s 16-1 victory in their April 5 game in Malakoff.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Lady Tigers beat the Eustace Lady Bulldogs 16-1, April 5. The game was called in the third inning because of a run rule.
Jaci Gray started on the mound for Eustace and Candace Denis started for the Lady Tigers.
Eustace got two on base but did not score to start the game. Malakoff scored Denis on an error in the first inning to go up 1-0.
In the second inning, Zoie Bailey walked and Gabi Corder stole home to tie the game 1-1. Abra Roberts struck out to end the inning.
Malakoff went up 3-1 in the second when Cheyenne Ramsey and Chaney Tart got home. Denis hit a home run to make it 5-1 and Chyann Jarrett scored to make it 6-1.
Malakoff got a big break when the umpire missed an interference call that would have ended the inning. Instead Malakoff loaded the bases and scored five more runs to make the score 11-1 going to the third.
Eustace didn’t score in the third inning. Jarrett scored for Malakoff to make it 12-1 and Tart knocked in Abby Terris and Ramsey to make it 15-1. Hannah Terris ended the game when she knocked in Tart.
The win improves Malakoff to 10-0 in district this season. Eustace falls to 4-6 in district and is tied with Frankston for the final playoff spot. Frankston holds the tie breaker.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

Z Bailey

The News Photo/ryan moulds
Malakoff pitcher Z Bailey gets ready to throw a pitch during the third inning of Malakoff’s game against Eustace. Malakoff won the game 12-9 in comeback fashion.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers baseball team won in a offensive thriller 12-9 against the Eustace Bulldogs, April 5 in Malakoff.
Tristan Tobey started on the mound for Malakoff and Rusty Rodgers started for Eustace.
In the first inning, Malakoff didn’t allow Eustace to score and also scored one run to take an early 1-0 lead.
In the second inning, Eustace quickly loaded the bases. Tobey walked Juan Maltos in for a run to tie the game and then hit Hayden Shaddox with a pitch that got Gannon Kirkhart home.
Later in the inning, Zach Compton knocked in Cory Strawn and Chris Carlson for a 4-1 lead. Shaddox stole home for a 5-1 lead. Eustace scored five runs in the inning but Malakoff answered back with three runs of their own due to errors. Eustace had a 5-4 lead going into the third inning.
In the third inning, Z Bailey checked in for Malakoff at pitcher. He walked a few batters and Shaddox loaded the bases. Kelly Ashton knocked in TJ Howard to make the score 6-4 and Howard batted in Cory Strawn and Shaddox to make it 8-4. Tyler Crawford came in to pitch and got the last out.
Eustace put Cory Strawn in at pitcher. Dylan Grim and Crawford led off the inning for Malakoff with singles and Trevor Martin walked to load the bases. Grim and Crawford got home on a walk and a sacrifice fly to make the score 8-6. Hunter Snow hit a single to get Martin home and to make the score 8-7. Malakoff would hit two more singles to tie the game at eight. Shaddox came in to pitch for the Bulldogs and got the final two outs.
Things slowed down for both teams in the fourth inning. Cody Strawn got a base hit for Eustace but they didn’t score. Grim led off the inning with a walk for Malakoff but they couldn’t get anything going either.
In the fifth inning, Howard hit a single with two outs to get on base. Maltos then singled to move Howard to second. Kirkhart stepped up and hit a double to get Howard home and help Eustace take the lead back 9-8.
Malakoff almost scored when a wild pitch got away from the Eustace catcher. Dustin Miller almost stole home but Shaddox tagged him out just in time to keep the score at 9-8 going into the sixth inning.
Eustace went down in order in the sixth. Grim scored for Malakoff in the bottom of the sixth on an overthrow error by Shaddox that tied the game at nine. Malakoff loaded the bases and Snow knocked in Crawford and Martin to put Malakoff up 11-9. Ford Sugai singled to get Miller home for the last run that made the game 12-9. Eustace had two big errors in the inning that hurt them.
The Bulldogs needed three runs to stay alive in the top of the seventh. Compton led things off with a single but it would not be enough and the game ended on a fly ball.
The loss dropped Eustace to 10-7 on the season and 5-3 in district play. Malakoff also won the first meeting this season 21-11 in Eustace. Eustace is third in district.