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Ready, Set, Go! – Groveton Junior High track compete in Grapeland

Courtesy of Sally Seale/GISD Eighth Grade Newspaper

Groveton Jr. High track team traveled to Grapeland on Monday, March 23. These kids are going somewhere and they are running.

First place winners on the girl's side were Kalie Voss in the 100m Hurdles, Kasey Drinkard in the 300m hurdles and Gabby Hernandez in the mile. In a come – from – behind finish Madison Turner, Laken Arnold, Kalie Voss and Gabby Hernandez brought home a gold in the mile relay. First place winners on the boy's side were Matthew Howell in the 400m dash and Mariano Casas in High Jump.

Second place winners for the girls were Kasey Drinkard in the 300m Hurdles and on the guy's side in the 4x400m relay, Caleb Newton, Matthew Howell, Eli Stewart and Mariano Casas.

Taking bronze for the girls were Gabby Hernandez in the 3200, Eden Dillard in shot put and discus, Madison Turner in triple jump and Hannah Bergman in the 800m run, while, on the guys side, Eli Stewart placed 3rd in Triple Jump. The 4x200m Relay team made of Caleb Newton, Austin Whiddon, Eli Stewart and Mariano Casas also took third.
Picking up several 4th, 5th and 6th places in their events were Austin Amie, Jordan Brooks, Kalie Voss, Kasey Drinkard, Hannah Bergman, Laken Arnold, Blake Hollis, Patrick Glenn and Anthony Chavez.

Way to go Junior High girls and boys. Keep up the good work.

Lady Indians fall to Big Sandy 4-3 despite Ordaz’s performance

Peyton Ordaz did all she could to give the Groveton Lady Indians a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Big Sandy, as the Groveton Lady Indians lost 4-3 in seven innings on Friday. Ordaz racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Groveton Lady Indians. She singled in the fourth and fifth innings. Cox got the win for Big Sandy. She allowed three runs over seven innings. Cox struck out five, walked six and gave up five hits. Mykayla Turner took the loss for the Groveton Lady Indians. She pitched six innings, walked one, struck out seven, and allowed four runs.

Neither team scored until the fourth when the Groveton Lady Indians got on the board. The Groveton Lady Indians scored runs on an RBI single by Ordaz. Big Sandy quickly matched the Groveton Lady Indians' strong inning with a two-run inning of its own in the fourth. Big Sandy scored on a fielder's choice and a sacrifice fly by Moore. The lead stayed with Big Sandy after the fifth, when it scored two runs on a fielder's choice and an RBI single by Parkinson. After pushing across one run in the top of the seventh, the Groveton Lady Indians faced just a 4-3 deficit. A wild pitch gave the Groveton Lady Indians life. The Groveton Lady Indians' Kayce Moore flew out to end the ballgame.
All-around effort leads the Groveton Lady Indians past Centerville 11-0

Mykayla Turner came up big at the dish and on the rubber, leading the Groveton Lady Indians to a 11-0 win over Centerville on Tuesday. Turner had three extra-base hits for the Groveton Lady Indians. She tripled in the second inning, doubled in the first and fourth innings, and singled in the fifth inning. Turner brought the heat against Centerville during her outing. Centerville managed just one hit off of Turner, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out five during her four innings of work. Five runs in the opening three innings allowed the Groveton Lady Indians to easily put away Centerville. An RBI double by Tori Wars in the first inning and a two-run triple by Turner, an RBI single by Lacy Kreger, and an error during the second inning helped the Groveton Lady Indians put some runs on the board early. Turner, Wars and Morgan Conner helped lead the Groveton Lady Indians. They combined for nine hits and eight RBIs. Martha Pillows couldn't get it done in the circle for Centerville, taking a loss. She allowed 11 runs in five innings, walked none and struck out six.

The Groveton Lady Indians tacked on another four runs in the fourth. Conner started the inning with a triple, plating Turner and Kreger. That was followed up by Wars' double, scoring Conner. The Groveton Lady Indians added two more runs in the top of the fifth. Conner's double got things going, bringing home Turner. That was followed up by Wars' single, plating Conner. Kayce Moore came in to pitch a hitless 5th inning walking one and striking out two Centerville hitters.

Kayce Moore's big day not enough, as the Groveton Lady Indians lose 8-2 to Apple Springs

Kayce Moore did her best to will the Groveton Lady Indians to a win with a two-hit game, but the Groveton Lady Indians dropped a 8-2 contest to Apple Springs on Friday. Moore had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. She doubled in the second and sixth innings. Bentley got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She allowed two runs over seven innings. She struck out four, walked five and surrendered nine hits. Moore couldn't get it done in the circle for the Groveton Lady Indians, taking a loss. She allowed eight runs (only three earned runs) in seven innings, walked 10 and struck out seven.

The lead stayed with Apple Springs after the first, when it scored two runs on two singles. After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the sixth, the Groveton Lady Indians faced just a 7-2 deficit. An RBI double by Moore and an RBI double by Alysse Cavness triggered the Groveton Lady Indians' comeback. But, Bentley got Megan Whitworth to strike out to end the inning.

Indians win at Woodville meet

Groveton Lady Indians JV have had a hard time finding competitors! Saturday, they defeated Big Sandy in Dallardsville 15-14. Pictured is pitcher Teagan Torregrossa. (Martha Mericle Photo)Groveton Lady Indians JV have had a hard time finding competitors! Saturday, they defeated Big Sandy in Dallardsville 15-14. Pictured is pitcher Teagan Torregrossa. (Martha Mericle Photo)

Groveton Jr/Sr track teams traveled to Woodville on Friday, March 13th. While Friday the 13th is often associated with bad luck, these students did not experience it.

The high school girls came home with a bag full of medals and an overall 2nd place finish. Bringing home the gold were J'Terian Washington in Shot Put and Discus, Leeanna Shotwell in Pole Vault and Tammy Taylor in the mile and the two mile runs.

Second place winners were Deondra Smith in Pole Vault, Jennifer Hernandez in the 2 mile and Bryce Lewis in the 100m hurdles. In the 800m relay, Laura Fajardo, Lashondra Smith, Carmen Turner and Deondra Smith came in second, as did Emily Hill in the 400m dash.

Third place winners were Lashondra Smith in Triple Jump, Carmen Turner in Pole Vault and Breanna Hoffman in the 2 mile. In the 400m relay, Megan Allen, Carmen Turner, Emily Hill and Lashondra Smith also got bronze, along with Hailey Johnson in the 100m hurdles, Deondra Smith in the 200m dash and Breanna Hoffman in the mile. In the mile relay, Deondra smith, Lashondra Smith, Carmen Turner and Leeanna Shotwell also took 3rd.

Girls also had a lot of 4th, 5th and 6th places. Great job, ladies!

High School Boys also had a string of good luck - or talent and hard work paid off.

First place winners were Kelvin James in Long Jump and 100m dash, Ethan Cathy in discus, Nick Martinez in the 400m dash and in the 400m relay, Jake Pruitt, Colton Alsbrooks, Donavon Whiddon and Nick Martinez.

Silver medal winners were Colton Alsbrooks in the 400m dash, Long Jump and Triple Jump (way to go Colton), Jake Pruitt in Pole Vault and Kaylon Horace in the 200m dash.

Third place winners were Nick Martinez in Triple Jump and Jonathan Eleby in the 200m dash.
Boys also had many others placing in the top six spots.

It was another great day for Groveton track.

Junior High students compete in track events

Courtesy of Sally Seale/GISD Eighth Grade Newspaper

Local junior high students competed in the Groveton Invitational track meet on Friday, March 6.
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n girls' field events, Eden Dillard placed 2nd in Shot Put with a distance of 28'11". Austin Amie – Dickinson placed 6th with a distance of 27'9 ½". Callie Owen placed 5th in Discus with a distance of 57 ft. 2 in. Ashley Rumley placed 6th in the Triple Jump with a distance 24' 4".

In running events, Hannah Bergman placed 6th with a time of 3.05 minutes. 100m Hurdles - Ashley Rumley 5th place with a time of 20.56 seconds. 300m Hurdles - Kalie Voss 5th place with a time of 61.22 seconds. Ashley Rumley placed 6th with a time of 62.87 seconds and in the 1600m, Gabby Hernandez placed 5th with a time of 6:55 minutes.

On the boys' side, Mariano Casas got 4th place in High Jump with a height of 5 ft. Elijah Stewart placed 4th in the Long Jump with a distance of 16 feet 10 inches and Mariano Casas placed 5th with a distance of 16 ft. 4 in.

In running events Caleb Ellington placed 3rd in the 110m hurdles with a time of 19.17 seconds. In the 100m, Jacorius Cole placed 5th with a time of 12.57 seconds and in the 400m, Anthony Chavez placed 4th with a time of 1:04 minutes. In the 300m hurdles Caleb Ellington placed 3rd with a time of 49.31 seconds.

In the relays the boys placed 1st in the 4x100m. Members include Mariano Casas, Elijah Stewart, Caleb Newton and Austin Whiddon. The same members also placed 2nd in the 4x200m. Mariano Casas, Elijah Stewart, Caleb Newton and Matthew Howell placed 1st in the 4x400m relay.

Congratulations on great performances by all.

Centerville Lady Dogs clench playoff spot

Centerville Lady Bulldogs hosted the Clavert Lady Trojans on February 3rd. The Lady Trojans were undefeated this season until they faced the Lady Bulldogs. Centerville won the game 69 to 56. The win secured a spot in the playoffs for the Centerville team. The excitement after the game was manifested in the following statements.

"I just love my team. Playoffs here we come!" Randi Layton.

"We're in the playoffs!!!" Anastasya Ford.

"Amazing, we just beat last year's state runner up. They have not lost a game this year and we just beat them, Whoop! Whoop!" Bonnie Pigg.

Scorers for the game were Randi Layton 30 points, Hayley Mott 22 points, Marta Pillows 6 points, Bonnie Pigg 5 points, Taylor May 4 points, and Anastasya Ford 2 points.

The Boys team also played Calvert, losing 87-35. Scorers for the game were, and Coy Westbrook 12 points, Matthew Hollis 11 points, Michael Rutledge 4 points, Mikel Moore 4 points, Hunter Blalock 2 points, Andrew Brister 1 point, and Marcus Welker 1 point.

Indians continue winning streak

What a night for Groveton Indian basketball.

It was "Dog Night" at John W. Reynolds gym and the stands were packed.

Music blared, fans jumped up and down, whistles blew, shoes screeched on the hardwood floor – and the Indians made a clean sweep of all three games against Latexo.

The boys JV and girls varsity wins were followed by a to – the – last - second win by boys varsity with a score of 44 to 43.

This was the first district win against a school known for its successful basketball program.
High point scorers were Brantley Conner with 10 points, followed by Dawson Chumley with 9 points. Colton Alsbrooks had a team season high with 17 rebounds.