Month: February 2017

Pitch Perfect!

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – Perfection. The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines perfection as “… an exemplification of supreme excellence; an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence.” On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Grapeland Sandiette softball fans were able to see an example of perfection in the pitcher’s circle as Cadie Belle Currie pitched a perfect game against the La Poyner Lady Flyers. She faced 15 batters and retired 15. Only two Lady Flyers were able to make solid contact with the ball and those two were gobbled up at third base by Hailee Sheridan and at second by Maddie McCombs....

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Sandiettes Fall in Regional Quarterfinals, 49-39

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  ELKHART – Before the first tip-off of the basketball season, the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) picked the Grapeland Sandiettes to finish third in District 20-2A. Turns out they were wrong. By the time the final regular season TABC rankings came out on Feb. 13, the Sandiettes were ranked #22 in Class 2A and had posted a record of 29-6. On Valentine’s Day night, Grapeland hammered the Cayuga Lady Wildcats by a final score of 67-40 to capture the Bi-District Championship and then turned around on Friday, Feb. 17 and held on to...

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Bulldogs Bow out of Playoffs

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter THE WOODLANDS – The Crockett Bulldogs basketball season came to an end on Thursday night after they fell to the La Marque Cougars by a final of 72-50. The Dawgs hung tough throughout the game but a combination of poor shooting in the second quarter and costly turnovers throughout the contest allowed the Cougars to pull away and advance to the Regional Quarterfinals. As the game got underway, the Dawgs looked like they were ready for the #4 ranked team in Class 3A and held a one point lead after the first period of...

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Mustangs Swat Yellow Jackets, 71-44

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HUDSON – The Slocum Mustangs used a strong, third quarter surge to power past the Chester Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, Feb. 21 by a score of 71-44, captured the Bi-District Championship and moved to the Area Round of the playoffs. The game opened with the Mustangs racing out to a 19-10 first quarter lead using an inside, outside style of play. Jacob Lane sandwiched a 3-pointer between a pair of two point baskets for seven while Taylor Hunt knocked down a three and a two for five first quarter points. Travis Neal converted three...

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Sandies Storm Past Bobcats for Bi-District Championship

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  TYLER – Every player on the Grapeland roster scored during their 80-29 Bi-District Championship win over the Cross Roads Bobcats. After the first four minutes of play, the game was never close as the Sandies raced out to a 17-4 first quarter lead. Grapeland got nine points from Riley Chipman in the opening eight minutes of play while Rodney Davis and Tyrin Wiley both had four. The Bobcats scoring came from Jordan Hooter and Brandon Wilson with two apiece. Things didn’t get any easier for Cross Roads in the second quarter as the Grapeland...

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