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Groveton wins over Alto

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The Indians won their second game in a row and move to 3-2 on the season with Friday’s 44-20 win over Alto.

Leading the offense in passing was Tanner Steubing, who went 7-of-12 for 65 yards, and Jackson Cathey, who went 1-of-1 for 28 yards.

Top receivers were Billy Thomas, who had 3 catches for 43 yards; Jackson Cathey with 3 catches for 22 yards; and Gunner Wilson with 1 catch for 28 yards.

On the ground, Bryon Thomas had 30 carries for 208 yards with 4 TDs; Darius McQueen had 5 carries for 15 yards; Tanner Steubing had 8 carries for 50 yards; Romello Wolfe had 2 carries for 12 yards; and Trystin Ard had 1 carry for 3 yards.

One defense, Logan Townsend had 4 tackles; Tanner Steubing had 3 tackles, 2 sacks 1 caused fumble; Darius McQueen had 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 caused fumble, 1 pass broken up; Tristyn Ard had 3 tackles, 1 recovered fumble; Jackson Cathey had 2 tackles, 3 passes broken up; Phoenix Bowman had 1 tackle, 1 pass broken up; Dayton Chandler had 1 tackle, 1 pass broken up; Navid Pat had 1 tackle, 1 pass broken up; Gunner Wilson had 1 tackle, 1 recovered fumble; Armando Bautista had 1 tackle, 1 pass broken up; Ty Torregrossa had 1 tackle, 1 recovered fumble; Carter Cox had 1 tackle; Brody Thorton had 1 tackle; Austin Williams had 1 forced fumble; Wyatt Lee had 1 recovered fumble; Keegan Guerra had 1 tackle; Romello Wolfe had 1 pass broken up; and Jacob Alexander had 1 tackle.

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Head Coach Cody Moree said the Eagles played an extremely good team in Bryan Allen Academy, and fell 65-20 on Friday.

On defense, Bradyn Kaufman had 9 tackles, while Noah Thompson and Ethan Randell each had 8.

On offense, Dakota Campbell threw 13-of-26 for 98 yards and one TD, and Zeth Dugat had 5 kick returns for 169 yards and two TDs.


Even though their execution was better, the Tigers still posted a 30-12 loss against Hemphill on Friday.

Head Coach Shaun Stout said the team played hard and made their chances.

“We were up in the first half by a score of 12-8, but our offense is not consistent and it hurts,” he said. “Defense is playing well; they are just on the field the majority of the time.”

Standouts for the game on offense were Jammale Johnson, Cole Hortman, Jayden Alexander and Trent Foley. 

Standouts on defense were Daviyn Alfaro, Jonathan Baker, Cole Odom, Demarvin Grooms, Ian Puckett and Chris Dudley.

“This by far was our best performance,” Stout said. “I feel like we are finally starting to figure this thing out overall as a team.”

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Trinity, Groveton post 1st-place finishes

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On Thursday, the Trinity HS Cross Country team competed at the Becker Best Invitational hosted by Anderson ISD.

Anderson is one of the hardest courses in the area.

The Varsity Boys won the meet in their division, while four individuals placed in the top 10 in their division.

Becker Best Invitational Results

Varsity Boys

Team Standing: 1st Place

Individual results

Cade Mauldin, 1st; John Parrish, 7th; Alejandro Zavala, 14th; Michael Dudley, 15th; Erick Perito, 16th; Dacorian Cooper, 36th; Christian Lopez, 52nd

JV Boys

Team Standing: 3rd Place

Individual results

Austin Beasley, 4th; Bradley Long, 9th; Giro Caceres, 12th; Austin Wallace, 24th; Michael Ramirez, 26th

Varsity Girls

Team Standing: 7th Place

Individual results

Karissia Rangel, 10th; Guadalupe Manzaneras, 39th; Alexa Manzaneras, 40th; Abril Puente, Manzanares, 44th; Avah Morrison, 45th; Natalie Stansberry, 47th

Apple Springs Results

JH Girls

Individual results

Avery Brown, 2nd; Peyton Noak, 3rd; Olivia Teeters, 4th; Macie Maxfield, 11th

JV Boys

Individual results

Landon Teeters, 11th

JH Boys

Individual results

Hardy Brown, 3rd; Chris Fry, 17th; Trevor Williams, 18th; Aiden Conner, 19th

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Runners win hardware

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The Trinity Tigers came in 4th overall at the Rattler Invitational. Courtesy photoThe Trinity Tigers came in 4th overall at the Rattler Invitational. Courtesy photo

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NAVASOTA — On Wednesday, the Trinity Cross Country team competed at the Rattler Invitational hosted by Navasota.  There were 25 schools in attendance and the Tigers placed in the top 10.

The varsity boys were 4th overall, with the JV coming in 5th, while the girls posted 9th overall.

Individual varsity results include Cade Mauldin 4th; Michael Dudley 10th; John Parrish 28th; Dacorian Cooper 29th; Alejandro Zavala 40th; Erick Perito 45th; and Christian Lopez 52nd.

Individual JV results include Austin Beasley 13th; Giro Caceres 19th; Bradley Long 17th; Michael Ramirez 47th; and Austin Wallace 49th.

For the girls, individual results include Karissia Rangel 29th; Avah Morrison 56th; Alexa Manzaneras 57th; Guadalupe Manzaneras 61st; Abril Puente-Manzanares 63rd; Natalie Stansberry 72nd; and Micheala Augustus 79th.

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Bulldogs split games

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Centerville/Groveton Junior High Bulldog Bradyn Woychesin (No. 31) plays defense. Centerville/Groveton Junior High Bulldog Bradyn Woychesin (No. 31) plays defense. 

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NEW SUMMERFIELD — Three of four Centerville teams logged wins facing New Summerfield on Thursday. 

For the girls, the A team won 26-0, while the B team lost 0-2.

For the boys, the A team won 34-17, and the B team won 14-0.

On Saturday, Centerville hosted its second annual Alumni basketball game, and 43 former student athletes came out for the women’s and men’s alumni games.

There was a 3-point competition before each game, and Jennie Hutchens, class of 1998, took home the title of women’s 3-point champion and Centerville’s Head Coach Geoffrey Hollis, class of 2012, took home the men’s 3-point Champion title.

The women’s white team defeated the red team 43-40, while the men’s red team defeated the white team 109-86. 

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Lady Eagles take advantage of Leggett

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(Right) Trinity’s Ariah English and Mariah Lewis look to block a kill from a Shepherd Lady Pirate.  Photo by Charles Ballard(Right) Trinity’s Ariah English and Mariah Lewis look to block a kill from a Shepherd Lady Pirate. Photo by Charles Ballard

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The Apple Springs Lady Eagles entered the win column in style last week, downing district rival Leggett on both Tuesday and Friday.

Head Coach Michael Powell said they won on Sept. 12 in 5 sets, and then again on Friday in 3 sets.

“We were down 18-14 in the second set, and then Sophie Oldham served 11 in a row to win it for us,” he said.


The Lady Indians posted two losses on the week.

On Sept. 12, Normangee won in three — 16-25, 12-25 and 19-25.

Kiki Smith had 8 kills, 1 assist, 19 digs, 1 block; Emma Alexander had 2 kills, 1 dig, 1 block; Landree Martin had 4 digs; Daisia Leonard had 1 kill, 2 blocks; Stormie Hensley had 19 digs; Kady Lee had 1 kill, 3 blocks; Aubrey Alexander had 1 kill, 4 assist, 3 digs; Jannett Bautista had 1 kill, 1 dig, 1 block; Caila Antley had 2 kills, 4 digs; and Paislie Voelker had 2 aces, 10 assist, 2 digs.

On Friday, Groveton fell to Hudson 3-2.

Scores were 25-19, 18-25, 12-25, 25-9 and 12-15.


Last week saw the Lady Tigers take two district wins.

Trinity went 3-2 over Shepherd on Sept. 12, and 3-2 over Onalaska on Friday.

Standout players were Mariah Lewis on offense and Vanessa Acosta on defense.

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