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Trinity falls to Hargrave

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Lady Tiger Tameya Maxie (No. 11) splits two Hargrave defenders for a shot during Friday’s game.  Photo by Tony Farkas/TCNSLady Tiger Tameya Maxie (No. 11) splits two Hargrave defenders for a shot during Friday’s game. Photo by Tony Farkas/TCNS

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TRINITY — The Lady Tigers dropped a game 101-17 to Hargrave on Friday.

The Falcons used an effective press to keep Trinity from gaining any traction.

The loss puts the Lady Tigers at 1-2 overall in the young season.

Groveton

SAN AUGUSTINE — The Lady Indians lost against the San Augustine Lady Wolves 42-30 on Friday.

Groveton spent the first three quarters on its heels against a tough offense, but managed to come around and go shot-for-shot in the fourth quarter.

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Lady Tigers hit ground running

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Lady Tiger Dayanara Martinez (No. 1) cuts through two Kennard defenders during a Friday game in Trinity. The Lady Tigers won the match  74-29.Lady Tiger Dayanara Martinez (No. 1) cuts through two Kennard defenders during a Friday game in Trinity. The Lady Tigers won the match 74-29.

Lady Tiger Olivia Mills (No. 20) goes up for two during a Friday game against Kennard. Trinity won the match 74-29. Photos by Tony Farkas/TCNSLady Tiger Olivia Mills (No. 20) goes up for two during a Friday game against Kennard. Trinity won the match 74-29. Photos by Tony Farkas/TCNSTCNS staff

TRINITY — The Lady Tigers basketball squad opened its season last week with a decisive 74-29 win over Kennard.

Head Coach Yaya Curry said that at the Friday game against Kennard, Shauna English finished the game with a double-double — 14 points and 10 rebounds, right alongside her big sister, Shania English, who also had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. 

Neveah Craft finished the night with 21 points and had 6 steals 

On Saturday, the Lady Tigers suffeed a 42-38 loss against Rusk.

The English sisters combined at total of 21 rebounds, and Craft scored 17 points and had 5 steals

Next game is 6 p.m. Friday against Hargrave.

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Tigers end season with loss

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Tiger Fullback Andrew Crabtree (No. 14) gains some yardage during Friday’s final football game of the season against Crockett. The Tiger lost 29-28.  (Photos by Tony Farkas/TCNS)Tiger Fullback Andrew Crabtree (No. 14) gains some yardage during Friday’s final football game of the season against Crockett. The Tiger lost 29-28. (Photos by Tony Farkas/TCNS)

By Scott Womack
TCNS Correspondent

TRINITY — The Tigers 29-28 loss to the Crockett Bulldogs on Friday night put an end to a winless season.

The Bulldogs took the opening kickoff and took less than 2 minutes to find the end zone and take a 7-0 lead, but the Tigers took 4 minutes to score, and with the 2-point conversion, took an 8-7 lead. 

However, the Bulldogs scored two TDs and a field to give them a 23-8 lead with under 7 minutes left in the first half. The Tigers were able to narrow the gap to 23-14 with a touchdown, but another field goal by the Bulldogs put the score at 26-14. 

With less than a minute left in the first half, the Tigers started on their own 25-yard line, and with 4 seconds left, the Crockett sidelines gave the Tigers a gift in the form of a timeout. Capitalizing on the extra play, a 65-yard screen pass from Cole Caldwell to Juju Clayborne tightened the score 22-26. 

The Tigers took the opening kickoff of the second half and were able to use 8 minutes to find the end zone and regain the lead 28-26. With just under 7 minutes remaining in the game, the Bulldogs were able to kick the game winning field goal and win by a score of 29-28.

A very emotional and disappointed Tiger team met at midfield after the game, where Head Coach Patrick Goodman expressed how pleased he was with their performance and effort during the game.

Apple Springs

Head Coach Cody Moree said that even though the Eagles ended the season at 2-5, the players kept their spirits up and their attitudes positive.

The Eagles lost their final game of the season against Chester 47-0 on Friday.

“The scoreboard was not kind to us as we concluded the season,” Moree said. “We also had three injuries that severely limited what we could do. However, it has been a long time since I had the privilege of coaching a group of young men who simply would not quit regardless of how badly the deck was stacked against them.”

Moree said that the players truly were baptized by fire this year and grew exponentially. 

“We had no seniors, so all should be back in uniform next year with valuable experience under their belts,” he said. “We will have to wait until February to see how realignment goes but we are excited about the next several years of Apple Springs Football.”

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Trinity loses at home, away

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A Colmesneil serve is returned by a Groveton Lady Indian during the teams’ match on Friday. (Photo by Martha Mericle)A Colmesneil serve is returned by a Groveton Lady Indian during the teams’ match on Friday. (Photo by Martha Mericle)

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TRINITY — Despite the Trinity Lady Tigers playing exceptionally well in its first set against Anderson-Shiro, ultimately the team lost to the Lady Owls 3-0.

Head coach Haleigh Blount said the team’s serve receive was solid and allowed us to create opportunities for assists and kills, but it wasn’t sustained. 

The Lady Tigers led 20-18 in the first game, but began making silly errors during rallies and the score ended up 20-25. In the second, the team began forcing plays and making mistakes, leading to a 25-5 loss; there was some recovery, but Trinity lost the third 25-12.

“We're still learning how to mentally hold on and compete each point, but we're cultivating a strong mindset little by little,” Blount said. 

Nevaeh Craft led in kills, Taneya Maxie led in block touches and blocks, and Leslie Gonzalez led in digs.

On Sept. 28, the Lady Tigers lost to New Waverly 25-13, 25-9 and 25-10.

Up next is Onalaska on Tuesday and Hardin on Thursday. 

“We're just looking to build on our experiences for the second round of district,” Blount said. “Our sights are not only this season, but building a mindset for next season since everyone will be returning.”

Groveton

The Lady Indians downed Colmesneil 3-1 on Friday at a home conference match.

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Lady Indians blanked Latexo 3-0.

The wins give Groveton an 11-6 overall (5-1 district) record heading into a match at home against Lovelady.

Apple Springs

The Lady Eagles dropped two conference matches at home, losing  3-0 to Kennard on Oct. 1, and 3-0 to Chester on Sept. 28.

Apple Springs, now at 0-7 overall (0-5 district), were to face Colmesneil on Tuesday.

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Trinity falls to Anderson-Shiro Owls

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Groveton wide receiver Wyatt Hajovsky pulls in a catch. (Martha Mericle Photo)Groveton wide receiver Wyatt Hajovsky pulls in a catch. (Martha Mericle Photo)By Scott Womack
TCNS correspondent

ANDERSON — The Tigers had to try to quickly get into game condition to make up for two weeks of missed games, practices and conditioning due to COVID.

It wasn’t enough, as the Tigers were blanked 28-0 in a final non-district game before heading into district.

The Tigers received the opening kickoff and showed promise on their first drive of the night driving the ball to the Owl 33-yard line before turning the ball over on downs. The Owls were able to take control of the game on their first offensive possession and drive the ball 67 yards for a touchdown. With the 2-point conversion the Owls took an 8-0 lead with 4:48 left in the first quarter. 

The Tigers were unable to move the ball on their next opportunity and a short punt gave the ball back to the Owls on the Tiger 30-yard line. With just 30 yards needed to score, the Owls were able to take a 14-0 lead with 1:02 remaining in the first quarter. 

The Tiger offense was still unable to put any drives together in the second quarter but the defense was able to force one punt by the Owls. As time dwindled in the opening half the Owls were able to find the end zone once again and take a 22-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The second half did not prove to be any better for the offense being able to sustain scoring drives, but the defense was able to put more crucial stops together and hold the Owls to just one score after a failed fourth-down attempt gave the ball back to the Owls on the Tiger 30-yard line. The drive was successful, giving the Owls a 28-0 victory over the Tigers.

Coach Patrick Goodman told the team after the game that he was proud of the effort given by the team and said that next week starts district play against the Diboll Lumberjacks. Unlike the Tigers, the Lumberjacks were able to get in four complete non-district games prior to the district opener and should be in better condition, so it will be a battle for the Tigers to come away with a victory.

Groveton

GROVETON — The Indians fell 44-13 to the Shelbyville Dragons on Friday at home.

Top producers were quarterback Ian Utz, who carried 9 times for 33 yards and 1 fumble, and 11-for-23 passing for 126 yards, 2 TDs and 1 pick.

On the ground, Isaiah Tayler had 6 carries for 8 yards; Hayden Lee had 5 carries for 19 yards, and Phoenix Bowman had 1 carry for 13 yards.

Bowman also brought in 2 receptions for 32 yards and the teams only TDs. In receiving, Jonathan Taylor caught 4 for 52 yards, and Hayden Lee pulled down 2 for 17 yards.

Next up for the Indians is Garrison this Friday, followed by a bye week.

Apple Springs

APPLE SPRINGS — While the Eagles posted a 36-13 loss to Alpha Omega JV on Friday, it was a game marked by improvement and positive achievements.

Head Coach Cody Moree said it was the team’s best game so far, after they woke up and realized they could compete. 

“We spotted them 30 points before we ever came alive,” Moree said. “In the second half we outscored them 13-6 and gave up only 3 first downs.”

Dakota Campbell led the offense with 132 yards rushing on 10 carries and one touchdown. He also passed for 109 yards with 16 out of 28 completions. Kameron Spencer had 24 yards on 6 carries with one rushing touchdown. 

In receiving, Ashton Ashford 2-for-5 for 12; Tanner Smith 1-for-1 for 18; Logan Nunley 1-for-2 for 2, Clayton Tullos 1-for-1 for 6; Ryan Phillips went 5-for-9 for 42, Spencer was 4-for-6 for 18 and Josh Pion was 2-for-2 for 11.

Defensively, we recorded 5 stops during the game including two turnovers. Ashford had 7 tackles, Smith 3, Nunley 5, Andrew Pion 4, Clayton Tullos 1, Ricky Goodwin 3, Phillips 4, and Dawson Moore had 5. Ryan Phillips and Dawson Moore each had an interception. 

On special teams, Kail Rogers kicked and recovered an on-side kick. Tanner Smith blocked a PAT.

The Eagles play Mt. Calm this Friday at Home. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m.

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