Mansfield Sports

SPORTS DIGEST

Cross country district meets this Wednesday

The District 14-5A cross country meet is slated for Wednesday at Ennis with Lake Ridge, Legacy, Summit and Timberview all looking to earn a regional meet berth.

Mansfield will run on Wednesday at Midlothian’s Hoblitzelle Park at 9 a.m.

“The top three teams and top 10 runners will advance to the regional meet,” said Mansfield head coach, Danny Calderon.

The regional meet for the Tigers will be in Lubbock on Oct. 30, while the regional for the 5A teams will be on Nov. 1 at Grand Prairie’s Lynn Creek Park.

JV Silver team rolls

Mansfield’s JV Silver hockey team took it to McKinney in a 9-1 rout last week and build on that momentum on Sunday. They took on Jesuit on Sunday and posted a 4-1 win. The squad is now 2-1.

“Things went well and it was probably our best game thus far,” said head coach Tanner Thomas. “We need to tighten things up a bit. I don’t know if we’ve necessarily exceeded expectations, but we should have a good run and make the playoffs.”

The squad has two new goalies, which Thomas said may be the best tandem in the league.

“We’re pretty young, though,” he said, “as we have mostly 8th and 9th graders as a lot of guys moved up to varsity from last year.”

Next week, they’ll have a challenge as they play Southlake Carroll.

Varsity hockey struggles

The Mansfield varsity hockey team dropped to 0-3 last week in a 5-0 loss on Thursday to Frisco. The team will be back on the ice this Thursday to take on Grapevine/Colleyville.

Summit coach wins grant for school

Summit head football coach Travis Pride won a $2,000 grant from the Dallas Cowboys Football Club as he was named “Coach of the Week.” The school was presented the check last week in a special presentation, including Cowboys cheerleaders and Rowdy the mascot.

Girls golf takes second

The Summit girls golf team took home second place at the recent Martin Golf Classic. Deja Smith was the low-scoring individual with an 89.

Mansfield tennis preps for playoffs

The Mansfield tennis team finished second in the district behind Duncanville and is now in preparations for the playoffs.

The Tigers were to play in the area quarterfinals on Tuesday against Colleyville Heritage.

- Randy Sachs

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