Arlington Citizen-Journal

Sports digest

High school volleyball

North Crowley remained a thorn in the side of the Arlington teams competing for the top four spots in the District 4-6A volleyball standings last week.

The Lady Panthers defeated Arlington last Friday 3-1, giving the Lady Colts their first loss in the district schedule, which will last just five more games entering this week.

That victory came a week after North Crowley knocked off Martin, the other top Arlington team, by a 3-0 final.

The third Arlington team in contention, Lamar, has its final meeting with the Lady Panthers at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, and Martin will get North Crowley in its district finale on Oct. 28.

This Tuesday, after the press deadline, the Lady Panthers faced Bowie in a game the Lady Vols needed to win to hold onto an outside chance of vaulting into one of the four playoff berths. See for results.

Seguin won its sole 14-5A game last week, 3-0 over Lancaster, and dropped a bye-date nondistrict game 3-1 to Grace Prep.

High school football

The Martin football team won its fourth consecutive game in a lightning-shortened 30-0 victory at Weatherford last Friday. The Warriors have been dominant in this streak, winning by no less than 20 points in each game.

Bowie, Lamar and Arlington crowd the rest of the top four places in the standings, each with a 2-1 district record. Bowie defeated North Crowley 35-28 in a game played over Friday and Saturday because of last weekend’s severe weather. Lamar devastated Fort Worth Paschal, 76-10, and Arlington was edged by 1-2 Sam Houston last Thursday, 21-20.

Lamar hosts Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cravens Field, while Bowie hosts Martin at the same time at Wilemon Field. Meanwhile, Sam Houston gets a crack at Paschal at the same time, traveling to Farrington Field in Fort Worth.

Seguin is 2-1 in 14-5A with consecutive victories over Mansfield Legacy (25-20 last Friday) and Red Oak the week before (41-40). The Cougars play at Mansfield Summit (R.L. Anderson Stadium) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

— Stephen English