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KK OK at State

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The Trinity team at the state meet on Saturday. Courtesy photoThe Trinity team at the state meet on Saturday. Courtesy photoTCNS staff

CORPUS CHRISTI — Trinity’s Kailyn Fisher took another first at State in powerlifting, outlifting the closest competitor by 17 pounds and setting three state records.

Her classmate, Deandra Mills, placed third in the 105-pound weight class with a combined weight lifted of 605 pounds.

KK’s squatted with a record 565 pounds, and benched a record 325 during the meet. Her total of 1,345 pounds also set a state record in the 259-plus class.

With only two competitors, Trinity placed eighth out of 63 teams.

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Trojans defeat Trinity

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An Indian hitter takes another shot. Photo by Tony FarkasAn Indian hitter takes another shot. Photo by Tony Farkas

Special to the News-Times

COLDSPRING — Tristan Ezell gave Trinity fits as Ezell bagged four hits in Coldspring-Oakhurst’s 19-5 victory on Friday. 

Ezell tripled in the first, doubled in the second, singled in the third, and doubled in the third.

The Trojans earned the victory despite allowing Trinity to score four runs in the third inning.

In the first inning, Coldspring-Oakhurst got its offense started when Ezell tripled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

The Trojans scored 10 runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught was led by Easton Dean, Zach Hamilton, Cadyn Barton, Nolan Beaver, Luke Monroe and Ezell, who all drove in runs.

Monroe got the start for Coldspring-Oakhurst, going three innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out four.

Ezell led the Trojans with four hits in four at bats. Brendan Ogletree led steals with two.

On March 15, the Trojans wins against Tarkington 7-3.

The Trojans fired up the offense in the first inning, when Cole Woodruff doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. The team tallied three runs in the seventh inning, as Tristan Ezell had an RBI double to lead the run scoring.

Woodruff was on the mound for Coldspring and surrendered one run on one hit over five innings, striking out nine.

Coldspring-Oakhurst tallied 10 hits on the day. Cadyn Barton, Woodruff, and Luke Monroe each collected two hits to lead Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans.

Shepherd 

The Pirates lost to Splendora 10-0. 

The only standout was Hayden Pawlowski’s defensive play in center field.

Tristen Cullum, Cyrus Martinez and Cole Barrow each had one hit.

Coldspring Softball

On Friday, The Lady Trojans downed the Trinity Tigers 21-6. 

On March 15, Coldspring beat Tarkington 22-6.

The Lady Trojans scored 7 runs through 3 innings then added 15 in the fourth to blow the game open.

Izzy Doggett hit a 3-run homer in the frame. Ashney Minor pitched all 4 innings to pick up the win.

Shepherd Softball

The Lady Pirates lost to Splendora 11-0 on Friday.

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Letter of Intent

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Shania English, a Trinity High School senior basketball player, signs a letter of intent to play basketball for Jacksonville College, surrounded by her family (from left) William English, Shauna English, Pamela Williams and Billie Coleman. Shania received a full scholarship to play basketball. Photo by Tony Farkas

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Season closes with win

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(Above) The Trinity ISD powerlifters closed out their season with second- and third-place finishes in the Elkhart Invitational. Courtesy photo(Above) The Trinity ISD powerlifters closed out their season with second- and third-place finishes in the Elkhart Invitational. Courtesy photo

Special to the News-Standard

ELKHART — Trinity Powerlifting competed in the last invitational meet of the season, and the Lady Tigers came away with a second-place overall finish and the boys placed third overall. 

Girls regional qualifying will be finalized soon, and Trinity should at the regional meet in Fairfield on Feb. 26.

Individual honors include:

Girls

• Deandra Mills, first place

• Brooklyn Schubert, fifth place

• Darlenne Orellana, second place

• Stephanie Ruiz, fourth place

• Joshlyn Madera, second place

• Maria Mendoza, third place 

• Gracie Robb, fourth place 

• Kailyn Fisher, first place

Boys

• Preston Riddle, first place

• Wyatt Benett, second place

• Remi Lassman, second place

• Cole Odom, second place

• David McKendree, third place 

• Elis Caceres, first place 

Groveton

GARRISON — The Lady Indian Powerlifters took the top team spot at the Garrison Invitational Saturday.

Lexia Blanks was first place in the 105-weight class. Samantha Smith was first place in the 114-weight class. Rebecca Langley was second place in the 114-weight class. Daisia Leonard was fifth place is the 132-weight class. Isabell Killingsworth was fourth in the 148-weight class. Mercedes Wilson was third in the 220-weight class. 

Lexia Blanks was named outstanding lifter for the light platforms. This award is given based on the lifters body weight compared to the amount of weight lifted.

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Tigers first, fifth at home event

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The Trinity Boys Team claimed first place at the Tiger Strong Invitational on Saturday. Courtesy photoThe Trinity Boys Team claimed first place at the Tiger Strong Invitational on Saturday. Courtesy photo

By Tony Farkas
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TRINITY — Coming out on top at your own tournament is an even better reward that just winning, which is what the Trinity Tigers did on Saturday,

The boys’ team accumulated 34 points to place first overall. The girls managed a fifth-place finish out of 11 teams.

Coach Forrest Reddick said he is very proud of the effort of every one of his lifters. 

“Just about everyone was able to improve their standing in terms of qualifying for regionals,” he said. “We will have a final determination of that in the weeks to come, but it’s looking very promising moving forward.”

Medal winners include:

• Kailyn Fisher, first place and top overall lifter, girls’ heavy platform 

• Deandra Mills, second place

• Stephanie Ruiz, fifth place

• Wyatt Bennett, second place

• Jayden Ford, second place 

• Remi Lassman, first place

• Cole Odom, second place 

• David McKendree, second place

• Colton Smith, second place 

• Elis Caceres, fourth place

Results of the Tiger Strong Invitational Feb. 12

Girls

Team Results

College Station, first; Elkhart, second; Splendora, third; Tarkington, fourth; Trinity, fifth; Shepherd, sixth; Cleveland, seventh; Chilton, eighth; New Waverly, ninth; Groveton, 10th; Corrigan-Camden, 11th.

Individual Results (placing in weight class)

Groveton

Lexia Banks, third; Samantha Smith, eighth; Rebecca Langley, 11th; Lexi Easterling, 11th; Isabell Killingsworth, 12th; Daisia Leonard, 13th; Macey Wingate, 11th; Paislie Voelker, seventh; Mercedes Wilson, fifth; Shelby Arnold, fifth.

Trinity

Deandra Mills, third; Darlene Orellana, ninth; Britnee Warren, seventh; Kourtney Warren, 11th; Kaitlyn Smith, 12th; Stephanie Ruiz, fifth; Dezlyn Galvan, 15th; Joshlyn Madera, sixth; Maria Mendoza, seventh; and Kailyn Fisher, first.

Boys

Team Results

Trinity, first; Huntsville, second; Shepherd, third; College Station, fourth; Cleveland, fifth; Elkhart, sixth; Tarkington, seventh; Corrigan-Camden, eighth; New Waverly, ninth; Chilton, 10th.

Individual results (placing in weight class)

Trinity

Wyatt Bennett, second; Jayden Ford, second; Remington Lassman, first; Cole Odom, second; Ian Pucket, 10th; Giovanni Gutierrez, 13th; David McKendree, second; Aaron Caceres, 11th; Colton Smith, second; Elis, Caceres, fourth.

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