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District 7-5A All-District football team named

The Star-Telegram’s All-District football team was recently announced, with several local athletes named to the teams.

Brandon Simmons, Timberview, was named one of the Defensive Players of the Year, while teammate Michael Badejo was named Sophomore Defensive Player of the Year.

Nathan McBride, a senior from Timberview was named Special Teams Player of the Year.

The coaching staffs from DeSoto and Timberview were named as co-Staff of the Year winners.

Named to the First Team Defense was Safety – J.T. Ibe, Mansfield; Cornerback – Edward Paris, Timberview; Outside linebacker – Brandon Gardner, Timberview; Noble Leake, Mansfield; Inside linebacker – Jacob Addison, Timberview and Justin Middleton, Mansfield; Tackle/noseguard – Alejandro Anzaldua, Timberview; Sam Amaka, Timberview; Punter – Ryan Branch, Timberview; Utility – Myron Gillard, Timberview.

The First Team Offense included Quarterback – Julius Lewis, Mansfield; Fullback – Brian Williams, Mansfield; Guard – Dorian Brown, Timberview.

Second Team selections included on Defense: Safety – Kayan Edwards, Timberview; Cornerback – Nate Jones, Timberview; Outside linebacker – Alex Hilburn, Mansfield; Rashard Burton, Timberview; Defensive end – Blake Shipman, Mansfield; Manuel Esukpa, Mansfield; Tackle/noseguard – Troy Walker, Mansfield. Offensive Second Teamers were Quarterback – Tevin Muse, Timberview; Running back – Nick James, Timberview; Fullback – Damien Walker, Timberview; Tight end – Greg Davis, Mansfield; Center – Sean Gil, Mansfield; Ryan Peschka, Timberview; Tackle – Hunter Ponder, Mansfield; Wide receiver – Braylon Royal, Mansfield; Connor Ellington, Mansfield; Myron Gallard, Timberview.

Mansfield hockey faces barrage from Arlington/Midlothian

Mansfield goalie Zach Endy faced 45 shots-on-goal when they took on Arlington/Midlothian last Thursday night and the result was a 7-1 defeat.

Mansfield managed their only goal in the final period when Tanner Woody scored with assists from Walker Frye and Tristan Greenwell.

By then, the tandem district team of Arlington/Midlothian had already forged a 6-1 lead. Mansfield, 1-12-1, will be back on the ice this Thursday as they take on Dallas Jesuit, 4-7-3.

Boys soccer action

In boys soccer last Friday, Timberview posted a 3-1 win over Legacy. Also in Friday’s action, Lake Ridge beat DeSoto, 7-1, boosting the Eagles’ early season record to 6-1-1.

In the Arlington Martin Tournament, Mansfield beat Summit, 1-0 before losing to Arlington, 2-1. The Tigers came back and beat Arlington Lamar, 2-1.

Summit had a draw with Irving McArthur, 1-1 after losing to Martin, 2-1.

Mansfield girls off to strong start; Summit picks up win

The Mansfield girls soccer team has posted an 8-0-1 record in the early going before starting district play this week. Most recently, the Lady Tigers picked up three wins in the Richardson Berkner Ice Bowl Tournament. The Lady Tigers beat Naaman Forest, 4-0; Wichita Falls, 1-0; and Richardson, 2-0. Their first district game with South Grand Prairie is Thursday at Vernon Newsom Field at 6 pm.

Summit’s girls team notched a 2-1 victory over LD Bell last week. The win puts the Lady Jaguars at 5-1-1 before starting district play. Scoring goals against Bell were Justine Abella and Idaryri Flores. They played Everman on Tuesday and will be at Vernon Newsom Stadium on Friday to take on Lake Ridge.

- Randy Sachs

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