High school volleyball
Lamar and Arlington started their seasons with a win Aug. 12, while Martin, Bowie, Sam Houston and Seguin suffered setbacks.
Lamar opened against Mansfield and took the victory 3-1, while Arlington edged Flower Mound Marcus 3-2. Martin was defeated in three games by Colleyville Heritage, Bowie stumbled against Mansfield Summit 3-0, Sam Houston lost 3-0 to Crowley, and Seguin lost by the same mark to Saginaw.
All the Arlington teams besides Bowie went on to compete in the Mansfield ISD Sunrise Rotary tournament later last week.
Pre-district play continued Tuesday with Arlington hosting Coppell, Martin at Granbury, Lamar hosting Justin Northwest, Bowie hosting Red Oak, Seguin at Crowley and Sam Houston hosting Fort Worth Southwest.
Later this week, teams will be back in tournament competition, with Arlington, Bowie and Martin competing at the prestigious Fraulein Volleyfest around New Braunfels.
Martin football fundraiser to feature former Permian coach
A fundraiser on Thursday benefiting the Martin Football Booster Club will feature a speaking appearance by former Odessa Permian head coach Gary Gaines, depicted in Friday Night Lights.
The event, for ages 21 and older only, will be at South Street Patio and costs $50 with dinner included. The Warriors will scrimmage Allen the next day.
More information and registration: www.martinfootball.com
City of Arlington leagues
Registration runs through August for city youth T-ball, coach-pitch baseball, kid-pitch baseball and outdoor soccer leagues, and adult leagues for softball, kickball and flag football. Registration for each league runs through August, besides adult kickball and flag football, which will register into September.
Other upcoming registrations include another round of youth lacrosse clinics and adult volleyball, basketball and inline hockey leagues.
— Stephen English