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SPURGER – Several Spurger High School track and field athletes placed in the District meet last week.

 Twelve Pirate athletes represented SHS at the Area meet on Wednesday. Results for that meet are unavailable at press time. Here are the District meet results:

 Varsity Girls Track Results: 
Kaylynn Deckert 5th Discus, 6th Shot Put
Carter Wright 6th Discus
Chasity Richardson 5th Shot Put

Area Qualifiers
Katy Curry -2nd 800-meter run, 3rd 300m hurdles, 2nd 1600m run
Jade Tucker- 1st 100m hurdles, 2nd 300m hurdles, 4th long jump

Varsity Boys Results: 3rd place overall
Coby Anthony 6th Long Jump

Area Qualifiers:
Jose Medina 1st 3200m ,4th 400m Relay, 1st 1600m run
Luis Jimenez 2nd 3200m, 4th 400m Relay, 4th 1600m run
Coby Anthony 4th 400m Relay, 2nd 110m hurdles, 2nd 300m hurdles
Colton Fredieu 4th 400m relay
Josh Grissom 3rd 800m run, 3rd 800m Relay, 3rd 1600m Relay
Leighton Pilgreen 3rd 800m Relay, 3rd 1600m Relay
Noah Donatucci 3rd 800m Relay, 3rd 1600m Relay
Landon Heim 3rd 800m Relay, 3rd 1600m Relay
Nick Wilson 2nd 1600m run 
Kade Ford 2nd Discus, 2nd Shot Put

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East Texas Fishing Report

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N1909P25006CB.A. Steinhagen

FAIR. Water stained; 63 degrees; 0.49 feet below. Black bass are good shallow on creature baits. Crappie are fair using minnows and small jigs on the structure edges and above brush piles. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.


 GOOD. Slightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.14 feet low. Catfish are good on following ledges near structure, or on baited holes in 15-24 feet of water using liver, shrimp, and catfish bubblegum. 

Hybrid bass are school-ing in 19-28 feet of water trolling with a hellbender and a pet spoon, or using your electronics with the deadsticking technique, thumping or splashing. White bass and hybrid bass are moving up shallow in 6-12 feet of water. Crappie are shallow in standing timber, lay downs, and brush piles in 12-26 feet of water biting white/chartreuse Lone Star Crappie Hair Jigs, and black/chartreuse plastics from Constant Pursuit Outfitters, and minnows. They should begin to spawn when water temperatures reach 59-62 degrees. Black bass are good with multiple catches of buck bass on beds using creature baits and RatLTraps in 3-8 feet of water. Sight casting is possible in some areas. Always wear your life jacket. Report by Mike Cason, Fishical Therapy Lake Conroe Fishing Guide.


GOOD. Water stained; 59 degrees; 3.29 feet low. Fish are all moving shallow as the water temperature pushes towards 60 degrees. Bass are shallow on beds biting on soft plastics. Crappie are good on min-nows, and road runners. Catfish are shallow biting on noodles and cut bait. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.


 FAIR. Water stained; 57 degrees; 2.22 feet low. The water level is 169.6 with two generators running from noon to 8 P.M. Water temperature in the main lake is 57 degrees and 50 degrees further in the creeks. To-ledo Bend is expecting 3-5 inches of rain this week per the National Weather Service. Bass will be scatter-ing from spawning flats to the closest drains and ditches. 

After a rainfall, go back in the creeks and find the clearest and shallowest water you can as the bass will be feeding up in the new vegetation along the banks where insects and bugs have washed into the lake. 

Use topwater imitations like popping frogs, buzz baits, spinnerbaits, wacky worms, lizards and don’t forget swim jigs and BIG swimbaits. You might be surprised by what you catch. When the generators run water will be pulled from the feeder creeks to the main lake, big balls of shad are showing up on the boat’s electronics heading to the back of the creeks. Bingo, it’s Springtime, bass and crappie will follow the shad. Crappie are holding in 12-20 feet of water during the day in the creek channels and some schools are moving shallow in the evenings. As the water warms, crappie are in 2-5 feet of water biting on live minnows under a slip cork rig or plastics in monkey milk, bluegrass blue and chartreuse. Fly fishers are casting a white/red collar fly jig and a white/chartreuse Clouser minnow. Catfish are still holding in 2-4 feet of water early in the mornings at the base of Cypress trees mid lake. Catfish are biting on a slip cork rig in 2-3 feet of water from first light to 8:30 A.M. using shrimp, chicken livers and Captain’s garlic weenies. The air is crisp, and the campfires are warm so get the family and go fishing for those good times and memories! Remember to always keep your life jack on while on the water, as the water is cold, and hypothermia is dangerous. Good luck and tight lines! Report provided by Captain Steve “Scooby” Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Mudfish Rod Shop, Kayak and Fishing Guide Service.red for clear water, and rigged Texas style using a 1/4 ounce Tungsten weight in 12 inches to 3 feet of water near the edge of buck brush. No bass beds have been seen yet. The Crappie are holding in 20-25 feet off brush piles and vertical timber, but they are starting to move up as the weather gets warmer. Catfish are still holding in 2-4 feet of water early in the mornings at the base of Cypress trees in mid lake. The catfish are biting on a slip cork rig using shrimp, soap bar squares and Captain’s garlic weenies. February and March are excellent months for a big bass on TBend. The air is crisp, and the campfires are warm so get the family and go fishing for those good times and memories! Good luck and tight lines! Report from Cap-tain Steve (Scooby) Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Mudfish Rod Shop, Kayak/Guide Service.

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Mannino sets WHS track and field record

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By Chris Edwards
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NEWTON – The Woodville varsity and junior varsity boys and varsity girls track and field athletes racked up the points at the Newton Eagle Relays last week at Newton High School. The girls came in first place with 196 points, overall, and the boys finished in fourth, with 69 points, cumulatively. The JV boys also earned a fourth-place finish with 80 points.

Despite a strong finish at the event, the big takeaway belonged to Eagle senior Linus Mannino, who not only set a school record in the high jump event but is currently tied for first in the nation with his jump of 7’.

Among the varsity boys who also took part in field events, Braylon Rigsby earned a second-place finish in the discus with a throw of 107’7”. In the triple jump, TyMarion Walker placed sixth with a jump of 38’-7 ½”. Jerry Taylor-Sowell medaled silver in the pole vault with a jump of 7’. 

Bart Sylestine earned a gold medal for the Eagles in shot put with a distance of 43’10”. 

In the 200-meter dash for the varsity boys, Devonte Hadnot earned a third-place finish with a time of 22.61. Clay Busey and Lebron Miller got fourth and sixth places in the 800-meter run with times of 2:19.76 and 2:20.80. In the 300-meter hurdles, Hayden Hunter earned sixth with a time of 46.64.

For the varsity girls, in the running events, Tamara Martin earned first place finishes in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events, with times of 12.15 and 25.98, respectively. Martin also earned the gold in the long jump with a distance of 16’- 10 ¾”. 

Fellow Lady Eagles Juliea Jackson earned a second-place in the 100-meter with a time of 13.14; Keniyah Williams got third in the 200-meter with a time of 28.09; Amy Lee earned fifth (28.93.) In the 400-meter dash, Taylor Greer finished fourth (1:11.8) and Yaheria Battise came in fifth (1:12.10).

Brittany Lilley placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:41.06 and Zelia Williams came in sec-ond with 2:41.06.

Lady Eagles also placed in the 1600-meter run, with Aliyah Polite-Robinson placing second (6:59.45) and Jenifer Garcia coming in sixth (7:34.78). Garcia and America Janis placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 3200-meter run.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Alexia Alcalais and Jerni Nixon earned first and second place for finishes of 17.51 and 18.18. Alcalais also earned fourth in the 300-meter hurdles and Nixon sixth. Brittany Lilley came in third that event.

Kamryn Grammer earned a gold in the discus, with a throw of 102’11”, dwarfing her closest competitor, Dayreionia Isaac of San Augustine, who finished second with a distance of 84’2”. Grammer also placed second in the shot put with a distance of 31’6”

In the JV boys competitions, Tayvion Hunter and Ronnie Douglas earned fourth and sixth places, respec-tively, in the 100-meter dash, with times of 11.88 and 11.96. Douglas also finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.78. Walker also placed in the 300-meter hurdles in fourth, with a time of 57.72.

In the 400-meter dash, Jacob Ursrey placed fifth with a time of 1:04.52 and Isaiah Coleman placed fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:37.90.

The team of Coleman; Damorion Randazzle; Caleb Johnson; Landan Hoke and alternates Ursrey and Hunter placed second in the 4x100 relays with a time of 46:44.

In the 4x400-meter relays, the team of Coleman; Ursrey; Johnson; Randazzle and alternates Dylan Wil-liams and Jacob Hyder medaled bronze with a finish of 4:20.63.

Randazzle; Johnson; Hunter; Hyder and alternates Williams and Douglas were the team for the 4x200-meter relays, with a time of 1:40.20 and a third-place finish.

The JV boys who placed in field events included: Douglas, in the long jump, who earned second-place with a 17’-10” jump. Hunter got fifth with 16’-8.5”.

Wesley Walsh and D’Angelo Williams came in fifth and sixth, respectively, in the shot put, with distances of 29’3” and 28’-8 ¾”. Also, Logan Primrose earned a fourth-place finish in the discus with 83’-9”.

Coleman also came in second in the triple jump for the JV boys, with a distance of 36’-3 ½”.


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Yellowjackets edge past Broaddus

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Yellowjacket hurler Peanut Fann got the win for the Jackets against Broaddus last week.  The Jackets won 7-6 against the Bulldogs. JANA RAYBURN | TCB Yellowjacket hurler Peanut Fann got the win for the Jackets against Broaddus last week. The Jackets won 7-6 against the Bulldogs. JANA RAYBURN | TCB

By Jana Rayburn

The Chester Yellowackets hosted the Broaddus Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 23, and won 7-6.  The game scheduled for Friday against Burkeville was cancelled, and will be made up at a later date.  The Jackets hosted the San Augustine Wolves on Saturday, March 26.  The Jackets lost 14-17 in an exciting game.   Carson Thomson led the team at the plate with four hits, three RBI’s, and three runs scored.

Peanut Fann led the team from the mound with four strikeouts.  Waylon Sturrock and Trayce Knox both had three strikeouts.  The Jackets are now 5-5 on the season and 3-4 in district. 

The Yellowjackets will host the Zavalla Eagles on Friday, April 1 at 4 p.m.  They will play at home again on Tuesday, April 5 as they take on the Chireno Owls at 4 p.m.

The Chester Lady Jackets hosted the Broaddus Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 23.  The La-dy Jackets defeated the Lady Bulldogs 15-0 in just three innings.  This victory was a total team effort, with good hitting and defense on the part of all players.  Olivia Gilzow pitched two innings and Kaylee Tolar pitched the last inning for the Lady Jackets.  Audrey Gilzow, Olivia Gilzow, and Kaylee Tolar hit home runs for the team.  The Lady Jackets hosted the Woden Lady Eagles in a district game on Friday, March 25.  The game was close, with neither team scoring until the fifth inning.  Woden was leading Chester 3-0, but the Lady Jackets came back in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game up and force an extra in-ning.  The Lady Jackets ended up losing 3-4, but put up a fight.  Coach Marty Thompson was proud of his team for not giving up and playing hard all eight innings. 

The Lady Jackets will host the Zavalla Lady Eagles on Friday, April 1 at 4:30p.m.  They will play at home again on Tuesday, April 5 as they take on the Chireno Lady Owls at 4:30p.m.

Yellowjacket golders compete in tourney

The Yellowjacket Golf Team competed in the Warren Golf Tournament in Wildwood on Mon-day, March 21.  Will Thomason led the team with an 84.  Jack Rayburn shot 90, Carson Thomson shot 94, Cutter Lowe shot 127, and Luke Read shot 141.  The Jackets are the district champions and have qualified for the Regional Golf Tournament scheduled for April 18-19 in Manor, Texas. 











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Warren Lady Warriors 5-0

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Warren Lady Warrior

The Warren Lady Warriors played at the Groveton tournament recently where they went 5-0. They also beat Buna 5-2 in their first district game of the season, and will be battling for a playoff spot this season. In the victory over the Groveton Lady Indians, catcher Emma Jeansonne (pictured) grabs the bunted ball and prepares to fire it to first to secure the out; third baseman Mikayla Baker looks on. Photo courtesy of Warren ISD Yearbook staff

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