Dewayne Roach Jr. shoots 743, Susan Shelton bowls 669
Dewayne Roach Jr. led all league bowlers for the past week at DB's Sports Grill & Bowling in Greenville with a 743 series in the Guys Night Out League. His top game with a 276.
Susan Shelton led the women with a 669 series in the Mixed Up Fun league. Her top game was a 243.
He grew up in New Mexico but Lee Leonard became one tall Texan.
Lone Oak runner backs up vow to win Fox Trot 5K
After finishing second in last year’s race, Brandon Womack vowed to return in 2013 and win the Caddo Mills Fox Trot 5K race.
Womack kept his promise on Saturday, winning the 19th edition of the 3.1-mile race in record time: 16 minutes 18 seconds. Womack broke the course record of 16:30.72 set by last year’s winner Barry Hill. Hill, a hometown guy who’d won the last four Fox Trots, did not run in this year’s race, much to the disappointment of Womack.
Leonard sweeps Whitesboro at bi-district
Leonard swept Whitesboro in the Class 2A bi-district baseball playoffs on Friday, winning 12-0 and 14-4.
The 19-10 Tigers will now advance to the area round to take on Grandview in a best-of-three series starting on Thursday in Mesquite.
Ten local athletes make it to state in track and field
Rains pole vaulter Charlotte Brown will be advancing as a competitor to the state meet.
So will nine other area athletes in 10 events at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championship on May 10-11 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
Steve Merten shoots 750 series
Steve Merten led all league bowlers for the past week at DB's Sports Grill & Bowling with a 750 series in the Guys Night Out League. His top game was a 257.
Greenville Lions focus on spring football practice
Not only is Marvin Sedberry back with the Greenville Lions for a third time but he’s also brought back spring football training.
Sedberry, who returned to the Lions for last season after coaching in Bryan and Alief, has opted for the Lions go through three weeks of spring training in preparation for the 2013 football season rather than taking the extra week in the fall. The University Interscholastic League gives 5A and 4A programs the option of spring training or the extra week. The Lions for several years skipped spring training.
Rains, Commerce, Lone Oak athletes make it to state
Grant Russell from Rains earned a trip to state in the boys triple jump, leaping 44 feet 10 1/4 inches to win the event on Saturday at the Region II-3A meet at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Russell won by nearly two inches over Armstrong Nworka of Carrollton Ranchview (44-8 1/2).
Rains vaulter takes third; Leonard sends two to state
Rains sophomore Charlotte Brown, who is to receive a special award at the University Interscholastic League state track and field championships, made a strong bid on Friday to also make it to Austin as a competitor.
Brown, who’ll be the 2013 Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award on May 11, took third place in the Region II-3A pole vault at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Brown matched her career-best by clearing 11 feet 6 inches. Brown cleared the same height as two vaulters from Longview Spring Hill, Casey Rice and Lindsey Sechrist, but they were awarded first and second places on the basis of fewer misses.
The top two finishers automatically qualify for the Class 3A state championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin but Brown still could get in as a “wild card.” The ninth best mark among the eight qualifiers from the four regions in the state earns the “wild card” berth.
Don Richey shoots 714 series; Amanda Grady rolls 221
Don Richey led league bowlers for the past week at DB's Sports Grill & Bowling with a 714 series in the Guys Night Out league. Richey's high game was a 268.
Amanda Grady led the women with a 641 series in the Mixed Up Fun league. Her high game was a 221.
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