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Trinity splits against Coldspring-Oakhurst

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020421 grovetonPHOTO BY MARTHA MERICLE A Groveton player looks to move toward the goal during the Indians’ 35-31 win over Latexo on Jan. 26, 2021.


COLDSPRING — The Trinity girls outlasted the Coldspring-Oakhurst Lady Trojans, but the boys, who played catchup for the game, lost by 20.

The Lady Tigers stopped COHS with a 57-11 drubbing, while the Trojans downed the Tigers 72-52 on Friday.

For the Tigers, Jakai Miller-Gates led scoring with 18, followed by Trey Goodman with 12.

Coach Jacoby Mitchell

The win puts the Lady Tigers at 7-3 in district play, while the boys fall to 3-5.

On Jan. 26, The Lady Tigers edged out Anderson-Shiro 48-47.

Coach Taylor Wilson said it was the team’s first time to beat the Lady Owls in district play.

Top scorers were Rayn Balli with 19 points, Peyton Robb with 10 points, Cynthia Sizemore with 7 points, Shania English with 5 points and Nevaeh Craft with 5 points.



(10-2 overall, 6-1 in district)

•Jan. 27 vs. Laneville, 31-20 win.

Top scorers: Gracie May with 11 points, Alexis May with 8

•Jan. 26 vs. Apple Springs, 34-19 win

Top scorers: K.K. Mott with 14, Gracie May with 14


•Jan. 27 vs. Laneville 67 Centerville 67-41 loss

(Ethan Rutledge 14, Aydn Self 14)

•Jan. 26 vs. Apple Springs 66-44 win

(Aydn Self 33 points, Ethan Rutledge 10 points)



•Jan. 25 vs. Grapeland, 50-41 loss.

Scorers: Tatum Porter with 12, Lena Taylor with 10, Kiki Smith with 8, Kassie Plotts with 5, Chasity Blair with 5, Maicey Smith with 1

Rebounds: Kassie Plotts with 16, Chasity Blair with 6 op Assists: Kiki Smith with 3, Chasity Blair with 3, Maicey Smith with 3

Blocks: Kiki Smith 2, Tatum Porter 1

•Jan. 23 vs. Lovelady, 43-26 loss

Scorers: Tatum Porter with 8, Lena Taylor with with 6, Kassie Plotts with 5, Chasity Blair with 4, Kiki Smith with 2, Maicey Smith with 1

Rebounds: Chasity Blair with 8, Lena Taylor with 8, Kassie Plotts with 6

Assists Kiki Smith with 2, Kassie Plotts with 2

•Jan. 21 vs. Centerville, 60-25 loss

Lena Taylor with 9, Tatum Porter with 9, Maddy Thomas with 3, Chasity Blair with 2, Kassie Plotts with 2

Rebounds: Lena Taylor with 8, Kassie Plotts with 7

•Jan. 20 vs. Grapeland, 56-32 loss.

Scorers: Tatum Porter with 15, Lena Taylor 1 with 2, Maicey Smith with 2, Chasity Blair with 2, Bre McQueen with 1

Rebounds: Kassie Plotts with 10, Chasity Blair with 9

Assists: Kassie Plotts with 4, Ingrid Rojo with 1


•Jan. 26 vs. Latexo, 35-31 win.

•Jan. 25 vs. Centerville, 59-44 loss.

Apple Springs


•Jan. 29 vs. Wells, 48-25 loss

•Jan. 26 vs. Centerville, 34-19 loss


•Jan. 29 vs. Wells, 70-26 loss

•Jan. 26 vs. Centerville, 66-44 loss

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Trinity County Basketball Score Roundup

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121720 bkb 1TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trinity Tiger Terius Maxie (No. 22 white) goes over a Lovelady defender during the team’s Dec. 8 matchup, which Trinity won 59-51.



Dec. 12 vs. Alpha Omega, 68-53 loss.

Dec. 8 vs. Lovelady, 59-51 win.


Dec. 11 vs. Hemphill, 56-35 loss.


No scores reported

Apple Springs

Dec. 11 vs. Colmesneil, 58-25 loss

Dec. 8 vs. Zavalla, 45-36 win


121720 bkb 3COURTESY PHOTO A host of Groveton Lady Indians go for the ball during the team’s win over Lovelady on Friday.



Dec. 11 vs. Tarkington, 55-44 loss.

Dec. 8 vs. Corrigan-Camden, 64-31 win.


No scores reported.


No scores reported

Apple Springs

Dec. 11 vs. Kennard, 36-21 win.

Dec. 8 vs. Neches, 62-15 loss.

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Trinity downs Woodville (VIDEO)

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IMG 3711TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trinity’s Jakai Miller-Gates (No. 13) goes up for two of his 18 points during a Dec. 4 match with Woodville. The Tigers won the game 62-59.

TCNS staff

TRINITY — Practice made for almost perfect as the Trinity Tigers downed the Woodville Eagles 62-59 on Friday.

Head Coach Jacoby Mitchell credited gym time for the improvement over their opening game.

“I felt like we been in the gym a lot more, and they were realizing what is a good shot and a great shot, and had less problems with turnovers,” Mitchell said.

Top scorers in the match include Terius Maxie, who posted 20 points as well as banking the double-double, pulling down 12 rebounds; Jakai Miller-Gates with 18 points; and Trey Goodman with 13 points.

Trinity VS. Woodvillle Video

Boys Basketball


Dec. 1 vs. Grapeland, 66-56 loss.

Nov. 23 vs. Huntington, 51-44 loss.


Nov. 24 vs. Corrigan-Camden, 34-30 win.

Apple Springs

Dec. 4 vs. Richards, 54-40 loss.

Dec. 1 vs. Zavala, 54-21 loss.

Nov. 23 vs. Brookeland, 55-27 loss.


No scores reported

Girls Basketball


Dec. 5 vs. Centerville, 53-31 loss.

Dec. 4 vs. Corrigan-Camden, 56-22 win.

Nov. 23 vs. Livingston, 49-32 win.


Dec. 4 vs. Caney Creek, 35-32 win

Apple Springs

Dec. 1 vs. Zavala, 46-33 loss.

Nov. 23 vs. Brookeland, 25-22 loss.


No scores reported.

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Trinity boys outclassed in season opener

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GBKB2TONY FARKAS | TCN Trinity Lady Tiger Rayn Balli (No. 22) drives around Groveton defenders during a Nov. 7 game in Trinity. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Indians 44-22.

By Tony Farkas

TRINITY — An extended football season led to a late start for the Trinity Tigers’ basketball squad, and the lack of playing time may have led to the 88-33 loss to Livingston on Friday in the teams’ first game.

Livingston took advantage of more playing time, as well as a distinct height advantage, during the game.

Head Coach Jacoby Mitchell said there was only five days of practice before their season opener, and that combined with having some key starters out was a factor in the loss.

“We had too many turnovers, we have to take care of ball better than that,” Mitchell said. “We have to work on taking great shots, not just good shots.”

Trinity now stands 0-1 on the season, and Livingston improved its record to 2-0.

Mitchell said his top producers in the game were Jakai Miller-Gates, who scored 13 points, and Terius Maxie, who dropped in 10 points.

Area Roundup

Boys Basketball

  • Apple Springs (0-2)
  • Nov. 20 vs. Spurger, 75-40 loss.
  • Nov. 17 vs Chester, 45-43 loss.
  • Groveton (1-0)
  • Nov. 14 vs. Westwood, 55-47 win.

Girls Basketball

TRINITY — A cross-county rivalry left the Lady Tigers with a 44-22 win over the Lady Indians on Nov. 7.

The win puts Trinity at 3-1 while Groveton drops to 0-2.

Girls basketball roundup

Apple Springs:

  • Nov. 10 vs. Zavalla, 45-42 loss.
  • Nov. 17 vs. Chester, 32-28 loss.


  • Nov. 13 vs. San Augustine: 41-37 loss.


  • Nov. 10 vs. Hearne, 56-42 loss.
  • Nov. 13 vs. Latexo, 48-22 win.
  • Nov. 14 vs. Centerville, 37-34 win.
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Tigers clinch playoff berth (VIDEO)

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110520 trinity 2TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trinity Tiger wide receiver Jamarian Hall runs through trouble during a Friday, Oct. 30, game against the Westwood Panthers. Trinity won the game 34-28.

By Scott Womack
TCNS Correspondent

TRINITY — The Tigers entered the 2020 season with one goal, to advance to the playoffs. A 34-28 victory over the Westwood Panthers made that goal a reality.

The victory was accomplished by a strong running game by Trey Goodman, who contributed 285 rushing yards and one passing touchdown; a defense that made timely stops and intercepted Panther passes three times, one resulting in a touchdown; and special teams that was able to recover an attempted onside kick that sealed the victory for the Tigers.

The Tigers struck early with a 66-yard touchdown run by Goodman on just the second play from scrimmage. However, the Panthers were able to control the ball on their opening possession for a 15-play touchdown drive to take a 7-6 lead into the second quarter.

Westwood scored early in the second quarter and take a 14-6 lead. With 2:24 left in the first half, Goodman was able to pick off a Panther pass and return it to the 24-yard line giving the Tigers a chance to even the score before halftime. Two plays later the Tigers gave up the ball on an interception.

A timely stop by the defense forced the Panthers to punt. With just 25 seconds left in the second quarter the Tigers had one last opportunity to score. The Tigers needed one play for Goodman to find the end zone from a 35-yard run. Adding the 2-point conversion, the Tigers and Panthers entered halftime tied at 14.

The Tigers took the lead for good on their opening possession of the third quarter when Goodman found Jamarian Hall for a 32-yard touchdown pass. The Panthers next offensive possession resulting in a T.J. Jaramillo interception on the Tiger 14-yard line. On the Tigers third play, Goodman broke free for a 78-yard touchdown run giving the Tigers a 28-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

110520 trinity 1TONY FARKAS | TCNS Trey Goodman (No. 3) finds room for the Trinity Tigers’ opening drive score, scampering 66 yards on Friday, Oct. 30, in Trinity. The Tigers downed the Westwood Panthers 34-28.

Trinity then drove to the Panther 28 yard line, but turned the ball over to the Panthers on a fourth-down run that came up short. An incompletion, a Raymond Balli sack and an interception returned 21 yards for a score by Romero Lopez gave the Tigers a commanding 24-14 lead with 6:47 left in the game.

The Panthers made the game interesting by taking just over two minutes to score and another touchdown with just 1:09 left to play. Leading by 6 points, the Tigers lined up for a Panther onside kick, and with the recovery, the Tigers special team was able to seal the win.

The win puts Trinity into the 2020 playoffs. The Tigers will end the regular season on the road against the Crockett Bulldogs, the winner of which will enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed. With a win the Tigers will own their first winning regular season and district winning record in several years.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.; once all the games become final, the Tigers will know their playoff opponent.


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