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Lady Dogs’ Harris signs with UT-Tyler

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Kaylee Harris (center) is flanked by family as she signs her letter of intent. COURTESY PHOTOKaylee Harris (center) is flanked by family as she signs her letter of intent. COURTESY PHOTO

From Staff Reports

COLMESNEIL – Colmesneil High School senior Kaylee Harris signed her national letter of intent last week to play softball for UT Tyler.

Harris, who pitches for the Lady Dogs, will begin her collegiate softball career as a Patriot in 2024. Colmesneil Athletic Director George Taylor called her a “hard-working, leadership minded ball player” who has made Colmesneil proud.

“I’m excited to say I’m furthering my softball and academic career at UT. I want to thank my parents and coaches who have pushed me to become the player I am today,” she said.

Bulldogs, Lady Dogs to begin basketball

In other news from Bulldog Country, Coach Taylor reported that there was enough of a turnout for basketball that a junior varsity boys’ team was added.

The season on the court begins for the Bulldogs and Lady Dogs on Friday, Nov. 17 with the varsity boys and girls teams heading to Centerville in Trinity County (“Little Centerville”) to take on the Centerville Bulldogs. Tip off for the girls is at 5 p.m.

“Please come out and support these kids as the Running Bulldogs take the court,” Taylor said.

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Yellowjackets make playoffs 

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The Chester Yellowjackets will play the Medina Bobcats for the bi-district title on Saturday in Bryan. BECKI BYRD | TCBThe Chester Yellowjackets will play the Medina Bobcats for the bi-district title on Saturday in Bryan. BECKI BYRD | TCB

By Becki Byrd

The Lady Jackets took care of business on Thursday against the North Zulch Lady Bulldogs in the Area round of post season play. The Lady Jackets scored first on a serve receive after a short rally and stayed ahead the entirety of the match. 

They won in three straight sets with scores of 25-10, 25-9, and 25-10. Lily Read led in kills with 20, she also had 24 digs. Sydney Brock led the defense with 25 digs, 7 service receptions, and led in aces with 3. Emma Byrd had a pair of aces, 11 digs, and led assists with 31. Marae Pounds had a good night on the net with 4 big blocks. Pounds also had 5 kills, 4 digs, 1 ace and 1 assist. Lauren Citrano contributed with 16 digs, five kills, two aces. Kinsley Barnes ended the night with four kills, two digs, one ace.

The next round for Lady Jackets is Regional Quarterfinals and that game will be played Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Splendora at 6 p.m. vs the #2 ranked Round Top-Carmine Cubettes. 


‘Jackets in playoffs

The Yellowjacket football team clinched a spot in the playoffs by defeating High Island 68-43.

The Jackets led from the very beginning starting off with Bryson Swanson returning the first kick of the night about 60 yards and then Jesse Bittick took a handoff into the end zone for the first score of the night. As soon as the Cardinals were on offense Kasen Citrano caught an interception. Trayce Knox then threw to Keighen Green for the second touchdown in the first quarter.

At the end of the first half the score was 41 to 12. Keighen Green had eight carries for 90 yards with 3 touchdowns and 2 touchdowns on two catches. Jesse Bittick had eight carries for 95 yards with one touchdown, two catches, and 7 tackles. Trayce Knox went 7 for 12, 97 yards, two touchdowns, one carry and two tackles. Kasen Citrano had 2 catches for 25 yards, an interception, and 2 tackles. Zach Redwine had three catches, two tackles and one interception. Kevron Green had a 55-yard kick return for touchdown, one carry, four tackles, and one play broken up. Jayse Gay had three carries for 39 yards, one touchdown, and four tackles.

Bryson Swanson had a 55-yard kick return for touchdown and two carries. Blake Zulpo had two tackles, two catches for 18 yards with 1 touchdown. Turner Johnson went 2 for 3 with 1 touchdown, 1 carry, and a play broken up. Waylon Sturrock contributed with an interception, 3 tackles, and a broken play. The Yellowjackets will face the Medina Bobcats for the Bi-District title. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Allen Academy in Bryan.

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Warriors celebrate win

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The Warren Warriors celebrate after a season-ending win against the Kountze Lions. The Warriors beat the Lions 29-28 at home, and finished the season 5-5 with two district wins. PHOTO COURTESY OF WARREN ISD YEARBOOK STAFF

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Playoff-bound Eagles get win over Panthers, 34-31

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woodvilleEaglesBasketballFrom Staff Reports

PALESTINE – The Woodville Eagles are playoff bound.

Woodville came out on top after a hard-won contest on Friday night between Palestine-Westwood’s Panthers on the latter’s territory, for a 34-31 victory.

The Eagles began the lead on scores with a four-yard TD from running back Zayon Williams, with less than two minutes gone in the first quarter.

The first half of the game was tense, with close scoring. Ty’Marion Walker would bring the lead back for the Eagles, with a 21-14 advantage at the half. Walker ran more than 60 yards on a kickoff, and Eagles’ QB Ralon Williams tossed a 20-yard pass to Walker for a touchdown.

Each team scored twice more in the second half of the game, with the Panthers’ extra point attempts netting them four points, total.

Woodville will take on the Orangefield Bobcats in the first, bi-district, round of the 3A-1 District 9 playoffs this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lumberton High School Raider Stadium in Lumberton. The Eagles finish the regular season with a 7-3 overall record and five district wins.

Tickets to the game are $5 for adults and $3 for students. THSCA, district and senior citizen passes will be accepted.

Westwood’s loss sends them into the playoffs in the number three seed, and they will meet up with the East Chambers Buccaneers on Friday.

 

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Colm XC Runners

Colmesneil’s cross-country runners Alyssa Mabry (left) and Lillian Jalano both finished strong at the UIL 2A cross-country regional meet last week in Huntsville.

Mabry, a junior, placed 10th in the two-mile race, and earned a spot at the state meet in Round Rock this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY OFCOLMESNEIL ATHLETICS

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