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Mansfield JV hockey skates toward playoffs

The Mansfield JV Silver hockey team cruised past Dallas Jesuit on March 8 in a 6-2 win. They then took on McKinney on Sunday, and it wasn’t close.

Mansfield dismantled McKinney, 9-1.

They’ll now prepare for the playoffs, which start this Sunday.

The likely first opponent will be Denton Ryan, which had beaten Mansfield earlier in the season.

“We feel good that we’re starting to click at the right time,” said JV Silver head coach Tanner Thomas.

“I like our chances (against Ryan) the second go-round,” he said. “These young kids have bought into the system and are gelling.”

Legacy opens district baseball with route, Lake Ridge wins

The Legacy baseball team opened district play with a Saturday game. The Broncos blanked Ennis, 10-0, in seven innings. Brock Mudie collected two doubles for Legacy while teammate Dalton Dunn collected a double of his own.

Legacy was to play at Red Oak on Tuesday and will be hosting Summit on Friday.

Lake Ridge also posted a win over Ennis last week. Calvin Evans hit a double for Lake Ridge. The 2-1 win for the Eagles was the only game they were able to play due to rain. They were to play Summit on Tuesday and will be at home against Timberview on Friday.

Summit also played on Saturday, but came away with a 2-0 loss to Waxahachie.

Mansfield registered its first district win last week in a 4-0 win over Duncanville, as Aaron Funk hit a double for the Tigers.

Mansfield softball off to strong offensive start

The Lady Tigers softball team has already created a bit of a buzz in District 8-6A play.

Mansfield shutout Duncanville and Midlothian last week in convincing fashion. They routed Duncanville 10-0 and Midlothian, 12-0.

In the Midlothian win on Saturday, Bailee Baldwin, Natalie Jackson, Payton Simpkins and Kate Hale all had doubles for the Lady Tigers, while Kaitlin Richards belted a home run.

Grand Prairie was next up for Mansfield and they’ll be at DeSoto on Friday.

Legacy and Summit have batting practice

Legacy and Summit played a district softball game last Wednesday during the spring break, and there was nothing but offense.

Legacy had forged a 16-0 lead after two innings and was on the verge of closing out the game before Summit plated 11 runs of their own in the top of the third.

But the Lady Broncos weren’t finished and continued their hitting to go on to win the game, 21-11.

Regan Wright hit three doubles for Legacy in addition to a triple. Meagan Dake hit a home run for Legacy, as well.

Timberview would cool off the Lady Broncos later in the week, beating Legacy 8-4.

Lake Ridge uses spring break for win

The Lady Eagles softball team played on Thursday during the spring break, but the offense wasn’t taking a break.

Lake Ridge beat district foe Red Oak, 16-7.

Samantha Householder batted just shy of the cycle with a double, triple and a home run for Lake Ridge.

Bryn Simmons also was productive, hitting a double and triple for Lake Ridge.

- Randy Sachs

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