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County teams participate in tourney

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120822 trinity basketballGroveton’s Jarrett Loftin (No. 5) goes up for one of his 14 points during the match against Centerville.Centerville’s Brayden Watson (No. 15) and Colton Brasuell (No. 3) attempt a block on Groveton Indian Billy Thomas (No. 1). Photos by Tony Farkas

By Tony Farkas
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APPLE SPRINGS — The annual Apple Springs Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament put all county teams in one spot last weekend and saw the Groveton Indians take first place out of a pool of eight teams.

Their journey involved beating Little Centerville 44-31, Apple Springs 37-34 and Jacksonville’s JV 59-51.

In the Championship game the standouts were Jarrett Loftin with 18 points, Daiton Chandler with 10 points and Wyatt Snead finished with 16 points.

•Centerville took the Consolation Trophy with a 38-35 win over Chester. 

The Bulldogs were in a back-and-forth battle with Chester, though both teams struggled offensively, and the score was 14-9 at halftime score.

Both teams scored 9 points in the third, setting up an exciting fourth-quarter finish; Chester led until Bulldog Aydn Self knocked down two crucial free throws with 4 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 32 and send the game to overtime.

With the game knotted at 35, freshman guard Iain Kendrick hit a huge 3-pointer to put Centerville on top for a 38-35 final.

Top scorers were Aydn Self with 17 against Jacksonville Freshmen, 17 against Chester; Colton Brasuell with 12 against Groveton; Brayden Watson with 11against Jacksonville JV; and Iain Kendrick with 8 against Groveton and 8 against Chester.

To get to the consolation final, Centerville lost to Groveton 44-31, but downed the Jacksonville JV team 47-23.

•Tournament host Apple Springs did not fare as well.

The Eagles won their opener against Jacksonville JV 42-35, but lost their next two — 60-31 to Richards and 37-34 to Groveton.

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Trinity AD to be replaced

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TRINITY — Assistant Principal Shaun Stout has assumed athletic director duties for Tiger sports.

Stout was in place as interim Nov. 7 after Patrick Goodman was reassigned Nov. 4. Goodman, who has a year left on his contract, is now head of the Disciplinary Alternative Education Placement Center.

Trinity ISD Superintendent Dr. John Kaufman said the administration feels a change was necessary to improve the overall performance of the sports program.

“I felt some areas were lacking in performance,” he said. “I appreciate the job that Coach Goodman has done, but at this time, a change needed to be made.”

The search for a new director began Nov. 8 and will close out Jan 6, 2023, Kaufman said., and then a selection committee of administrators, community members and parents will be appointed.

In a statement, Stout said it is an honor to be trusted with the duties to represent our great students.

“Our Trinity coaches, along with myself, are going to continue to work hard to help our students reach their full potential both academically and athletically,” he said. “We believe as a staff that all things are possible for our students here in Trinity.”

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Groveton outlasts Trinity

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111722 trinity lady basketballLady Indian Kiki Smith (No. 13) goes for the layup over Trinity’s Shawwna English. Players from both teams hustle for a rebound. Photos by Martha Mericle

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GROVETON — The Lady Indians downed the Trinity Lady Tigers 36-26 on Friday.

Trinity Head Coach Patrick Carter said he is very proud of the team, being only two games into the season.

For the Lady Tigers, Shawwna English led the team in scoring with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Taneya Maxie and Natalie Bates each had 6 points.

For Groveton, top producers were Anahi Chavez 13 points, 6 steals, 4 rebounds and 2 assists; Kiki Smith with 11 points, 4 steals and 4 rebounds; Isavel Bautista with 5 points and 3 rebounds; Stormie Hensley with 4 points; and Laney Peterson with 3 points and 2 steals.

Trinity opened the girls’ basketball season on Nov. 8 against Palestine Westwood, losing 38-37. Leading scorers were Maxie with 18 points and English with 15 points.


In the girls opening game, early foul trouble put a damper on Centerville leading to a 41-19 victory for Latexo.

Eight first-quarter fouls put two Centerville starters out of the game early and mixed with hot shooting from Latexo meant Centerville struggled.
Top scorers were Kate Rogers with 15 points and Jada Welch and Brianna Commiato each with 2 points.

In the boys opener, defensive and shooting struggles for the Bulldogs allowed Latexo to jump out to a 24-14 lead at halftime.

More of the same continued in the third quarter as Centerville only managed 5 points. The Dawgs finally showed some life with 16 fourth-quarter points, but it wasn’t enough as Latexo earned a 59-35 victory. 

Top scorers were Aydn Self with 13 points, Anthony Commiato with 7 points, Brayden Watson with 4 points, Ashton Dain with 4 points, Payson Dickinson with 3 points, Ty Havard with 2 points and Audra Bolton with 2 points.

In the JV boys match, Centerville grabbed an impressive 59-34 win over Latexo through hot shooting. Colton Brasuell led scoring with 18 points, followed by Iain Kendrick with 17 points, Blayn Self with 14 points, Ty Powers with 6 points and Wesley Maxfield with 4 points.

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UIL Region III football pairings for classes 1A-4A

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Class 4A DI
Tyler Chapel Hill (8-2) vs. Livingston (4-6), 7 p.m. Thursday at Lufkin’s Martin Stadium
Bay City (7-3) vs. Houston Yates (5-5), 7 p.m. Friday at Houston’s Barnett Stadium
Lumberton (9-1) vs. Palestine (4-5), 7 p.m. Thursday at Shenandoah’s Woodforest Bank Stadium
Houston Furr (8-2) vs. Stafford (6-4), 7 p.m. Thursday at Houston’s Barnett Stadium
Houston Washington (10-0) vs. Brazosport (5-5), 7 p.m. Friday at Freeport’s Hopper Field
Vidor (6-4) vs. Lindale (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Bryan’s Green Stadium
El Campo (8-2) vs. Houston Worthing (4-6), 7 p.m. Thursday at Katy’s Legacy Stadium
Kilgore (7-3) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Lufkin’s Martin Stadium

Class 4A DII
Silsbee (10-0) vs. West Columbia (5-5), 7:30 p.m. Friday at La Porte’s Bulldog Stadium
Smithville (4-6) vs. Gatesville (7-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hutto’s Memorial Stadium
Bellville (10-0) vs. West Orange-Stark (5-5), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Splendora’s Wildcat Stadium
Madisonville (6-4) vs. La Grange (5-5), 7 p.m. Thursday at College Station’s Cougar Field
Waco Connally (8-2) vs. Giddings (3-7), 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bryan’s Green Stadium
Brookshire Royal (9-1) vs. Hamshire-Fannett (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Iowa Colony’s Freedom Field
Cuero (9-1) vs. Salado (3-7), 7 p.m. Friday at Buda’s Shelton Stadium
Jasper (7-3) vs. Sealy (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Navasota’s Rattler Stadium

Class 3A DI
Diboll (7-3) vs. Buna (4-6), 7 p.m. Thursday at Woodville’s Eagle Stadium
Columbus (9-1) vs. Lorena (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Pflugerville’s The Pfield
Orangefield (8-2) vs. Shepherd (5-5), 7 p.m. Thursday at Houston’s Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium
Cameron Yoe (7-3) vs. Yoakum (4-6), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bastrop’s Memorial Stadium
Franklin (10-0) vs. Hallettsville (7-3), 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Waller ISD Stadium
Anahuac (8-2) vs. Palestine Westwood (5-5), 7 p.m. Friday at Willis’ Yates Stadium
Hitchcock (9-1) vs. Little River-Academy (5-5), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Waller ISD Stadium
Woodville (8-2) vs. East Chambers (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Lumberton.

Class 3A DII
West Rusk (8-2) vs. Omaha Pewitt (2-7), 7 p.m. Friday at Pittsburg’s Pirate Stadium
Hemphill (9-1) vs. Waskom (5-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Timpson’s Eakin Stadium
Hooks (8-2) vs. Troup (6-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ore City’s Rebel Stadium
Gilmer Harmony (5-5) vs. New Waverly (7-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Athens’ Bruce Field
Daingerfield (8-2) vs. Anderson-Shiro (6-4), 7 p.m. Thursday at Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl
De Kalb (8-2) vs. Edgewood (8-2), 7 p.m. Thursday at Sulphur Springs’ Prim Stadium
Newton (9-1) vs. Hughes Springs (3-7), 7 p.m. Thursday at Center’s Roughrider Stadium
Grand Saline (7-3) vs. New Boston (5-5), 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Pleasant’s Parker Field

Class 2A Division I
Cooper (10-0) vs. Hawkins (4-6), 7 p.m. Thursday at Winnsboro’s Red Raider Stadium
Corrigan-Camden (9-1) vs. Garrison (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Henderson’s Lion Stadium
Beckville (9-1) vs. Bogata Rivercrest (5-5), 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Longview’s Lobo Stadium
Joaquin (7-2) vs. Jewett Leon (3-7), 7 p.m. Friday at Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl
Timpson (10-0) vs. Groveton (3-7), 7 p.m. Thursday at Jasper’s Bulldog Field
Frankston (8-2) vs. Wolfe City (5-5), 7 p.m. Thursday at Emory’s Wildcat Stadium
Centerville (8-2) vs. Shelbyville (6-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Diboll’s Lumberjack Stadium
Honey Grove (8-2) vs. Harleton (6-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lone Oak’s Buffalo Stadium

Class 2A Division II
Simms Bowie (7-2) vs Hico (4-6), 7 p.m. Friday at Kemp’s Yellow Jacket Stadium
Deweyville (7-3) vs. Tenaha (5-5), 7 p.m. Friday at Woodville’s Eagle Stadium
Mart (10-0) vs. Linden-Kildare (3-7), 7 p.m. Friday at Brownsboro’s Bear Stadium
Cushing (7-3) vs. Colmesneil (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Crockett’s Driskell Stadium
Price Carlisle (9-1) vs. Evadale (3-7), 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity’s Tiger Stadium
Wortham (8-2) vs. Clarksville (4-5), 7 p.m. Friday at Eustace’s Bulldog Stadium
Lovelady (9-0) vs. Overton (2-8), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nacogdoches’ Dragon Stadium
Maud (8-2) vs. Dawson (8-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Arp’s Herrington Tiger Stadium

Class 1A Division I
Gordon vs. Saint Jo, 7 p.m. Friday at Peaster
Blum vs. Aquilla, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rio Vista
Abbott vs. Milford, 7 p.m. Thursday at Italy
Union Hill vs. Gorman, 6 p.m. Friday at Ferris

Class 1A Division II
Oakwood vs. Bynum, 8 p.m. Friday at Ferris
Oglesby vs. Iredell, 7 p.m. Friday at Valley Mills
Bluff Dale vs. Calvert, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jonesboro
Morgan vs. Fannindel, 7 p.m. Friday, Irving Nimitz

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Tigers blanked by tough Bulldog team

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10322 trinity co footballIndian Wide Receiver Jackson Cathey dives for the reception. Photo by Martha Mericle. Trinity Tiger Jammale Johnson looks to escape a tackle. Photo by Tony Farkas

By Scott Womack
TCNS correspondent

TRINITY — The Tigers returned home Friday night with hopes of rebounding from their road trip loss to Newton and make improvements on their season that is nearing its end.

Unfortunately, the Bulldogs were also licking their wounds from a late-game defeat against Hemphill and were not going to let another game slip away.

The Bulldogs dominated the Tigers in all phases of the game from start to finish and were able to keep the Tigers from mounting anything close to a scoring drive.

The Bulldogs were able to mix passing and running to keep the defense off balance and put together seven touchdown drives, and easily handed the Tigers another lopsided defeat of 49-0.

Along with the loss, the Tigers suffered another possible season ending injury. Junior Bryan Crabtree suffered an ankle injury on an attempted blocked punt by the Bulldogs that resulted in a 15-yard personal foul.

Coach Patrick Goodman spoke to his team after the game and stressed the importance of the last two remaining games and urged his players to come to practice and prepare for Warren and Anderson-Shiro. If the Tigers are able to win both games, they should be able to participate in the playoffs as the fourth seed in the district.

The Tigers will take their final scheduled road trip Friday Night to Warren. Throughout the year, Warren has faced similar struggles and the Tigers are hoping to add another win to their record. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Homecoming was sweet success for the Indians, who dominated against Normangee for a 34-0 win.

The W puts the Indians’ record at 2-6 overall and 1-2 in district.

Quarterback Ian Utz went 8-for-15 passing for 128 yards and 1 TD.

On the ground, Utz had 6 carries for 86 yards and 2 TDs; Phoenix Bowman had 11 carries for 70 yards; Darius McQueen had 15 carries for 50 yards; Juan Bautista had 2 carries for 18 yards; Chase Blair had 1 carry for 2 yards and 1 TD; Wyatt Snead had 2 carries for 11 yards; Jarett Loftin had 1 carry for 8 yards and 1 TD; Clifton Davis had 1 carry for 5 yards.

In receiving, Jackson Cathey had 3 catches for 49 yards; Billy Thomas had 1 catch for 35 yards; Gunner Wilson had 1 catch for 18 yards; Bowman had 1 catch for 15 yards 1 TD; and McQueen had 2 catches for 11 yards.

On defense, Snead had 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 quarterback hit and 1 fumble recovery; Bowman had 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 pass broken up and 1 interception; Daiton Chandler had 4 tackles; Dax Parker had 4 tackles; Tanner Steubing had 2 tackles; Carter Cox had 2 tackles for loss; Jaylen Lewis had 2 tackles for loss; Loftin had 1 tackle, 2 passes broken up and 1 interception; Davis had 2 tackles and 1 pass broken up; Wilson had 1 tackle; Blair had 1 tackle; Jackson Cathey had 1 tackle; Logan Townsend had 1 quarterback hit; and Brody Thornton had 1 tackle.

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