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Tigers golf teams head to state

The Mansfield Black boys golf team advanced to the state tournament for the fifth consecutive year after winning the 5A Region I tournament amid blustery conditions at Texas Tech’s Rawls Course in Lubbock on April 18.

The Tigers carried a five-stroke lead into the second day of the tournament, but watched that lead evaporate over the front nine. Dealing with sub-freezing temperatures and wind gusts up to 40 mph, head coach Trampas Wilson refocused his team for the home stretch.

Mansfield, which won the state title in 2011, gained 11 strokes over runner-up Southlake Carroll Black on the back nine to finish with a 602 total, 17 strokes ahead of the Dragons.

Carroll’s Matt Gilchrist won the individual title with a two-round score of 145. Mansfield teammates Luke Neeley and Andre Garcia finished tied for second place at 149.

Flower Mound Marcus finished third to earn the final Region I team berth in the state tournament.

The Mansfield girls golf team advanced to the state tournament after finishing third in the 5A Region I tournament in Lubbock April 15-16.

The Lady Tigers shot a team score of 625 – just one shot back of second-place Southlake Carroll Black and 15 strokes behind winner Coppell. The Lady Tigers were in second place just a shot back of Coppell after the first round.

Jesse White posted the Lady Tigers’ best individual score, firing a two-round total of 151, good enough to finish tied for ninth place.

Legacy Special Olympian honored as Female Athlete of the Year

Legacy senior Raeka Phelps was honored last week as the Region 11 female athlete of the year at the SOTX Special Olympics area meet, held at UT Arlington.

Phelps competes with the MISD Mansfield All-Stars and participates in bowling, swimming and basketball. She has been competing for six years.

Broncos look for perfection in district

The Legacy baseball team will seek district perfection Friday. After knocking off rival Summit 5-2 last week, the Broncos clinched the 15-4A title and can cap an undefeated run through district with a victory over Lake Ridge (7-15, 2-11) this Friday.

Legacy is 18-9 overall to go with its 13-0 District record. The Jaguars’ loss left them battling Waxahachie for second place. Both have 10-3 district records. Summit (20-10, 10-3) faces Lancaster, which is winless in district play, on Friday.

MISD athletes do well at area track meets

In a change from years past, track and field has area meets this year between the district and regional meets. The top four qualifiers from each district advanced to the area meets, which were held this past week. The top four qualifiers in the area meets move on to regionals.

In the 5A area meet featuring Districts 7 and 8, Branden Perry of Timberview qualified in high jump by finishing second. Mansfield’s Julius Lewis finished fourth in long jump. Timberview’s Armani Smith was the area champion in shot put. Lamarques Woodward of Mansfield finished third in the 400. The Tigers’ Connon McLain advanced to regionals in two events, finishing second in both the 1600 and 3200-meters. The Mansfield 4x200 relay team also advanced.

On the girls side, Timberview’s Brianna Lawrence and Kelsey Johnson both advanced in long jump, finishing second and third, respectively. They both also advanced in triple jump, along with Mansfield’s Sydnee Worlds. Briana Adams of Timberview was second in the 400 while Shaniece Prevot of Mansfield finished third in the 800. Tia Coleman of Timberview advanced as the fourth-place finisher in the 300-meter hurdles. The Timberview 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams also advanced.

In the 4A area meet featuring Districts 15 and 16, Summit qualified Tobi Fawehinmi in long jump and triple jump, as well as David Brefo in triple jump. Lake Ridge’s Jordan Taylor advanced as the third-place finisher in high jump. Legacy’s Everett Williams and Terence Woodall both advanced in discus, with Williams also moving on as the area champion in shot put. Hunter Carlton of Legacy finished third in pole vault. Hunter Wamack of Lake Ridge advanced in the 1600. Jeff Weisheit of Legacy won the 3200, with teammate Jake Weith also qualifying as the fourth-place finisher.

Summit’s Ramesus Stewart-Johnson and Legacy’s Brady Burke advanced in the 110 hurdles, while Legacy’s Garrett Moore moved on in the 300 hurdles. Both the Legacy and Summit 4x400 relay teams also advanced.

From the girls meet, Briona Oliver of Summit and Victoria Johnson finished first and second, respectively, in long jump. Oliver also advanced in the 100. Emma Villegas of Summit qualified in triple jump. Legacy’s Brianna Stone won the 400 and qualified in the 200 by finishing fourth. Summit’s Atiya Muhammad also advanced with a fourth-place finish in the 400.

Kayla Howard of Lake Ridge finished fourth in the 800, while Legacy’s Maria Castillo won the 3200. Legacy’s Victoria Johnson won both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Jaisha Washington of Summit advanced in the 100 hurdles, while teammate Emoni taylor moved on in the 300 hurdles.

The Summit 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams both advanced with fourth-place finishes, while the Lake Ridge 4x200 team advanced, along with the Legacy 4x400 team.

- Shawn Smajstrla

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