The state high school archery tournament will be held Thursday and Friday in Belton with Brock and Poolville sending teams.
Poolville's high school team is ranked ninth in the state. The Monarchs are led by Sophia Tavaglione and Katie Cumbie. Both are consistently recording scores of 275 and above, said sponsor Holly Stanley.
In Brock, their two elementary teams are ranked third and seventh in the state. The junior high squad is No. 13, and the high school was ranked No. 21, but does not appear to be taking a full team to state.
The elementary program is led by Wyatt Payton, Barrett Smith, Austin Cole and Korey Massie. Jacob Baskin and Dee Bruner pace the junior high.
Smith won the elementary and Bruner the junior state 3-D championships recently.
"Our top elementary team looks to have a very good chance to win state," said sponsor Kelly Mcdonald. "Junior high has a good chance to place high as well. I’m thinking top 10.
"The high school team has had some attrition and we don’t have a full team at this time. But they will still shoot and be ranked on their individual score, and can have the chance to be a state champion as well."
LADYCATS HOSTING MILITARY NIGHT
The Aledo Ladycats will face one of their biggest battles of the season on the softball field Friday. That same evening they will pay tribute to the men and women who have fought for our country with their annual Military Night.
Local military personnel and veterans are invited to attend the games against Burleson Centennial free of charge. Just present a military idenfitication.
Before the varsity game, military participants will be honored on the field. There will also be a special presentation of the National Anthem and first pitch.
The evening will also include a hot dog meal and treats from the junior varsity and varsity teams.
The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m. The varsity will follow around 7, with the ceremonies in between.
The game is a critical one for the varsity Ladycats as they are chasing Centennial in the race for another District 8-5A championship. The Lady Spartans are hoping to dethrone perennial champion Aledo, who has also won back-to-back state championships.
Instead of the usual black and orange Aledo colors, all fans are asked to wear red, white and blue.
TOUGH SOFTBALL DISTRICT
District 11-3A is one of the toughest in the state. It features three teams that were ranked in the top 20 by the Texas Girls Coaches Association at press time.
Brock was ranked No. 3, Grandview No. 8, and Peaster No. 19.
BROCK SWEEPS TRACK MEET
The Brock Eagles and Lady Eagles won team championships in the Rattler Relays in Tolar recently. The Eagles outscored runner-up Tolar 174-130, while the Lady Eagles edged Glen Rose 154.5-149.
Top performers for the Eagles include:
▪ Baylor Kurilec, first in 100-meter dash.
▪ Jansen Ivie, first in 200, third in long jump.
▪ Jared Steele, first in 800, second in 400.
▪ Tommy Merrill, second in 1600, first in triple jump.
▪ Tyler Gray, first in 110 hurdles.
▪ Kyle Thiel, first in 300 hurdles.
▪ 4x100 relay (Kurilec, Cooper Warren, Ivie, Leddy French), first.
▪ 4x200 relay (Gray, French, Ivie, Warren), first.
▪ 4x400 relay (Thiel, French, Steele, Gray), first.
▪ Logan Hoffman, third in discus.
Top performers for the Lady Eagles include:
▪ Madison Hernandez, first in 200.
▪ Sarah Rattan, first in 400, first in long jump.
▪ Allie Popeck, second in 400.
▪ Majorie Patterson, second in 800.
▪ Kylee Laverty, third in 800.
▪ Lauren Wakefield, third in 1600, third in 3200.
▪ 4x100 relay (Hadley Watson, Macie Dehnisch, Trisha Jacobs, Hernandez), first.
▪ 4x200 relay (Jacobs, Dehnisch, Hernandez, Rattan), first.
▪ 4x400 relay (Jacob Popeck, Dehnisch, Rattan), first.
▪ Ashley Gooch, first in shot put, second in discus.