Sports

Mon
25
Apr

McNeill, Jr. captures two more championships

Glenn McNeill, Jr.

Glenn McNeill, Jr. won the Texas Senior Games free throw and around the world competition at San Antonio April 14.
The win marked his 13th first place wins in the free throw competitions. He cannot advance past state championship because there are no free throw or around the world contests in the national championships - only 3 on 3 teams and games.
Glenn was shooting with the 80-year-olds since he will be 80 this year. This year, he made 21 out of 25 free throws. The second place competitor made 20 out of 25 shots. Glenn was not up to par because of having bronchitis for two weeks, which has made him very weak.
In around the world, in which there is no set number of shots, Glenn made 20 points in one minute. His closest competitor made 19 in and third place was 18.

Mon
25
Apr

Tigers fall to district leading Brownsboro, 11-2

Tiger shortstop Jarred Sanford tries to scramble to his feet after getting a Brownsboro runner out during a rundown.

The Wills Point Tigers and Brownsboro Bears met for the third and final time during District 14-4A play. Unfortunately for the home crowd and the Tigers, game three finished with a similar result as the first two meetings with Brownsboro building up an early lead in an 11-2 win.
The Bear offense delivered clutch hit after clutch hit in the first inning against Wills Point, spoiling several tough pitches to build up a 5-0 lead on the Tigers.
Things continued to go Brownsboro’s way in the second inning, with the Bears scoring via a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 6-0.
Wills Point seemed to find its footing in the bottom of the fourth inning, shaving two runs off their deficit.

Mon
18
Apr

Tigers win two of three during busy week

The Wills Point Tigers took to the field three times over the course of the past week, splitting district contests against Rains and Canton and topping Athens in non-district play.

Wills Point started things off on the right foot, exploding for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning during a 10-9 win over Emory Rains April 8.

The Tigers, error prone throughout the game, entered the fourth inning trailing Rains 4-0.

Not to be denied, Wills Point scored seven in the inning and then added two more in the bottom of the fifth to take a 9-4 lead.

Mon
18
Apr

Softball team drops two district contests

The Wills Point Lady Tigers have found themselves in an offensive slump in recent weeks, struggling to keep pace with the high-powered offensive teams that call District 14-4 home. Unfortunately, that trend continued in games against both Rains and Canton over the past week, with the offense generating just five hits and one run combined in two losses.

Wills Point kept things close with Rains throughout much of their April 8 meeting before a flurry of late offense propelled the Lady Cats to an 11-1 victory. The Lady Tigers notched just three hits in the game while struggling defensively with four errors.  

Mon
11
Apr

Tigers compete at Salt Capital Relays

Trey Patterson took home three medals in the JV boys division, finishing third overall in the pole vault, second in the 110 meter hurdles and first overall in the 300 meter hurdles (pictures).

The Wills Point Tigers bounced back from an early stumble last week, rallying from an April 1 district loss to Brownsboro with wins over Community and Van. The week’s action moves the Tigers to 4-2 overall in District 14-4A play.

Wills Point never gave itself against Brownsboro, falling behind 8-0 after just three innings of play.

With the game already well in hand, Wills Point picked up its lone run of the night courtesy of a Hosea Carroll RBI double that brought home Caden Bennett in the top of the sixth inning.

Mon
11
Apr

Tigers wrap week with 2-1 record

The Wills Point Tigers bounced back from an early stumble last week, rallying from an April 1 district loss to Brownsboro with wins over Community and Van. The week’s action moves the Tigers to 4-2 overall in District 14-4A play.

Wills Point never gave itself against Brownsboro, falling behind 8-0 after just three innings of play.

With the game already well in hand, Wills Point picked up its lone run of the night courtesy of a Hosea Carroll RBI double that brought home Caden Bennett in the top of the sixth inning.

Mon
11
Apr

Lady Tigers blanked twice versus Brownsboro, Van

The Wills Point Lady Tigers found themselves on the wrong end of back-to-back shutouts over the course of the last week, losing decisions against both Brownsboro and Van as the District 14-4A play hits the home stretch.

Wills Point finished with nearly as many errors (3) as hits (4) during play against the Bearettes April 1, struggling in several key facets in a 5-0 loss.

After a scoreless first inning, Brownsboro got on to the scoreboard by getting a two-out walk, single, and RBI double for a 1-0 lead.

Mon
04
Apr

Tigers rally past Canton, move to 3-1 in district

Senior Riley Ramsey helped Wills Point improve to 3-1 overall in District 14-4A play, allowing just two earned runs in six innings of work March 25.

So far this season, the margin between victory and defeat has been razor thin in the majority of District 14-4A baseball games. That trend continued to hold true for the game between Wills Point and Canton March 25, with the former scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a thrilling 5-4 victory over the latter.

Canton got on the scoreboard first against the Tigers, loading the bases in the top of the second before Johnnie Krawietz delivered an RBI single for a 1-0 Eagle lead.

The Eagles got two quick outs on Wills Point in the bottom of the second, but back-to-back singles coupled with a Canton fielding error knotted the score at 1-1.

Mon
04
Apr

Tennis team competes at Longview Invitational

The mixed doubles team of Kameron McEnturff and Claire Hiler won first overall in their division at the Longview Invitational Tournament March 24, sweeping four consecutive matches against teams from Pine Tree, Kilgore, Whitehouse and Lindale.

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team participated in the Longview Invitational

March 24, finishing in the top of five in the 21 team field. Individual medalists for the Tigers included Cassidy Wilcoxson finishing second overall in girls singles, Madison Brown winning first overall in the consolation girls singles bracket and the team of Kameron McEnturff and Claire Hiler winning first overall in Mixed B Doubles.

Match scores included:

-Cassidy Wilcoxson def. Hightower of Whitehouse, 8-4; def. Butts of Kilgore, 8-1; lost to Ybarra of All Saints, 4-6, 2-6

Mon
04
Apr

Offense struggles in 12-1 loss to Eaglettes

Junior Kaylie Willis reached base via a walk, stole a base and scored the lone Lady Tiger run in Wills Point’s game against Canton March 25.

The Wills Point Lady Tigers hit another stumbling block in District 14-4A play last week, falling to 0-3 overall in a 12-1 home loss to the rival Canton Eaglettes March 25.

Canton got off to an impressive start in the contest, plating five runs in the top of the first inning to jump start their five-inning win over the Lady Tigers.

The Eaglettes loaded the bases with no outs in the frame before Sam Neal singled in two with a sharp single to leftfield. Gracie Chavez followed with another single, loading the bases once again to set up an even bigger inning.

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