Sports

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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.

Mon
21
Mar

Bears edge Tigers in district opener, 6-5

The Wills Point Tigers baseball team saw its hopes of beginning District 14-4A play with a win end in extra innings March 16 with a 6-5 loss to the Brownsboro Bears.

Brownsboro capitalized on Tiger wildness in the top of the second inning to take an early lead. The inning began with a Bear batter reaching first via a hit by pitch, and then runners advancing to a second and third situation with a double. Wills Point managed to get a foul out to keep Brownsboro off the scoreboard before a pickoff attempt of the runner on third base led to a breakdown on the ensuing rundown attempt that led directly to Brownsboro’s first run.

Fri
11
Mar

Tennis team wins own tournament

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team made it three overall team titles in the past four weeks with their collective performance at the State Farm Invitational.

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team played host to the State Farm Invitational this past week, once again bringing home a team championship trophy as well as many medals individual medals.

Tiger medalist included Kolton Adams/Patrick Petzold winning first in boys doubles, Nash Pendleton/Helden Hoierman finishing second in boys doubles, Chase Daniell/Kelsey James winning first in mixed doubles, Kameron McEnturff/Claire Hiler winning second in mixed doubles, Cassidy Wilcoxson winning first in girls singles, Madison Brown winning fourth in girls singles, Kaitlin Perez/Maddie Baker winning second in girls doubles and Maddie Booth/Hope Turner winning third in girls doubles.

Fri
11
Mar

Lady Tigers finish third at home

Lady Tiger catcher Lori Ellington tags out a Lovejoy Leopard player as she attempts to score during a Wills Point win.

The Wills Point Lady Tiger softball team nearly ran the table at their home tournament March 3-5, going 5-1 overall in the three-day event to finish third overall.

Wills Point couldn’t be stopped on either the first two days of the tournament, remaining undefeated to put themselves in contention for a tournament championship heading into the final day of action.

Wills Point’s first game on the final day of the tournament, with an 8 a.m. start time, would be the only loss in an otherwise perfect run through the field.

Fri
11
Mar

Lifters compete at Regional Meet

Some of the best female powerlifters in the Area, including representatives from Canton, Van and Wills Point, made their way to Fairfield March 5 to compete in the Region 3 Division 2 Meet.

Emory Rains won the meet overall, scoring 30 points total amongst its lifters. Canton finished 14th overall, while both Van and Wills Point finished in a six way tie for 22nd place.

Results from Van Zandt County lifters included:

-123 lb. weight class: Abbie Phillips, Wills Point, sixth place, 590 lbs. lifted

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