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Athletes earn All-District honors

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Honors

From Staff Reports

All-District honors have been rolling in for the 2023 fall football season for area schools.

Several Colmesneil Bulldogs made the All-District team roster for this season. Those athletes are: First team: J.W. Mitcham (senior) – Wide receiver; Felipe Neves (junior) – kicker. Second team: Zac Mitchell (junior) – Wide receiver; Kyle Taylor (junior) – outside linebacker. Blanton Johnston (junior) – inside linebacker; Caden Shepherd (sophomore) – safety; Utility player – Shane Hand (sophomore).

Honorable mentions: Tyler Reynolds (junior) – wide receiver; Camryn Best (sophomore) – offensive lineman; Jared Lehman, sophomore, offensive lineman; Brandon Hand, senior, offensive lineman

Warren Warriors who earned All-District honors include: Defensive Newcomer of the Year – Ryan Sims.

Offense: First Team – Hunter Hollyfield (fullback).

Second Team –  Zach Tanton (running back);  Weston Callaway (tight end);  Bryar Stewart (offensive guard); Michael Lambright (fullback); Dallin Henry (center) and Jameus Harrod (offensive tackle).

Defense: First Team – Sam Spurlock (linebacker); Slade Mashaw (cornerback); Zach Tanton (safety). Second Team – Clayton Fountain (defensive end) and Jerrod Yeagin (cornerback). Special Teams: First Team – Returner – Slade Mashaw; Second Team –Punter – Marek Christy.

Honorable Mention: Cael Cammack (quarterback); Peter Redecop (offensive guard); Mika Davis (wide receiver/safety).

Academic All-District players for the Warriors are: Jerrod Yeagin; Sam Spurlock; Zack Tanon; Slade Mashaw; Brayden Yawn and Jesus Morales.

For the Chester Yellowjackets, Senior Keighen Green was awarded Offensive MVP, and All-Star Nomination. Freshman Kasen Citrano was named Co-Newcomer Of The Year. Junior PJ Purvis is D-Line 3 First Team. Sophomore Jesse Bittick racked up several awards, First Team Linebacker, Punter, Runningback, and Kicker. Zach Redwine, Sophomore, earned two awards, First Team Cornerback and Tight End. Sophomore, Jaxon Gay earned First Team Utility Player. Junior Trayce Knox earned First Team Quarterback. Junior Kevron Green was named First Team Special Teams Player.

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First District Win

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The Spurger Lady Pirates got their first district win last week against the Chester Lady Jackets, 40-29 on the road. The Lady Pirates play another group of Lady Pirates on Friday, against the Leggett Lady Pirates, at home, with a 6 p.m. tip-off. COURTESY PHOTO

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Champions

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The Warren Warriors defeated the Leggett Pirates last week in the R.B. Moffett Tournament in Colmesneil to take first place honors. Coach Buddy Adams and his team had a hard-fought weekend, and Jarrod Yeagin and Lewis Petty earned All-Tournament honors. COURTESY PHOTO

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Jackets beat ‘Dogs in Colmesneil tourney

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Pictured left-to-right: Lily Read, Coach Courtney Tonnies and Emma Byrd at the Pineywoods All-Star game. BECKI BYRD | TCBPictured left-to-right: Lily Read, Coach Courtney Tonnies and Emma Byrd at the Pineywoods All-Star game. BECKI BYRD | TCB

By Becki Byrd

It was a tough week for the Yellowjacket basketball teams. The Lady Jackets started district play with a 29-40 loss to Spurger at home on Tuesday. Thursday through Saturday they participated in the Colmesneil tournament where they played Woden JV, Groveton JV, Onalaska, and Goodrich.

They picked up one win against Woden JV. Sydney Brock was named All-Tournament for her efforts.

The Yellowjacket boys basketball team traveled to Centerville on Tuesday after just beating the Bulldogs in the Apple Springs tournament. The Bulldogs sought revenge and beat the Jackets 42-58. The Jackets also participated in the Colmesneil tournament playing teams from Warren, Deweyville, Goodrich, Centerville, and Colmesneil. They picked up another win against Centerville and also beat Colmesneil 49-26 on Saturday.

This week the JV and Varsity boys’ team will play Sabine Pass at home and then start district on Friday Dec. 15 against High Island.

The girls’ team will go to Leggett early in the week and have a bye on Friday due to High Island canceling their girls basketball season because of low numbers.

Tonnies, Byrd and Read play in All-Star game

Coach Courtney Tonnies, Emma Byrd, and Lily Read participated in the Pineywoods All-Star volleyball game on Saturday Dec. 9 at Lufkin High School. There were 62 nominations from 41 schools ranging from 1A-5A.

More than 330 fans showed up to support their schools. The proceeds from the game were donated to the Boys and Girls Club. Coach Tonnies coached for the North Team, Byrd and Read played for the South Team. The South Team won the first set but then lost the next three sets resulting in a win for Coach Tonnies and the North Team.

 

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Mabry signed to Ranger College

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Last week, Colmesneil senior athletic standout Alyssa Mabry signed to run collegiate cross-country for Ranger College.  Mabry competed in cross-country this year at the state level, and has also competed in state in powerlifting.  COURTESY PHOTO

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