Sports

Mon
25
Apr

Eagles, Vandals, Tigers compete at district

Three Van Zandt County track teams, representing Canton, Van and Wills Point, all converged at Emory Rains High School April 13-14 to compete in the District 14-4A Track Meet. Other schools in attendance included event host Emory Rains, as well as Brownsboro.
Varsity boys results included:
-100: Cooper Bledsoe, Van, first; Tyreq Peterson, WP, sixth; Fernando Lopez, Canton, seventh
-200: Dylan Cox, Canton, first; Bradley Fitzgerald, Van, second; Kendrick Jones, Van, third; Joseph Paddock, WP, fourth; Bryce Wilkens, Canton, seventh; Nathan Johnson, WP, eighth
-400: Bryce Wilkens, Canton, first; Connor Houston, Van, fifth; Aidan Phillips, WP, sixth; Saul Rojo, Van, seventh; Tristan Ramos, Canton, eighth
-800: James Vogt, Canton, fifth; Cordale Harrison, Canton, sixth; Aidan Phillips, WP, seventh; Carter Day, Canton, eighth; Danny Campa, Van, ninth

Mon
25
Apr

Lady Tigers close 2016 season

Senior softball team members posed for a picture prior to the season finale against Brownsboro April 19. Players included: Nora Johnson, Brittany Barrett, Sierra Spindle, Lori Ellington, head coach Johna Gresham, Cheyenne Huddleston, Mireya Gonzalez, Carmen Morales and manager Taylor Mosley.

The Wills Point Lady Tigers closed their 2016 season at home Tuesday night against Brownsboro, recognizing eight senior team members appearing for the final time prior to play during Senior Night festivities.
Brownsboro and Wills Point met once before in district play, with the Lady Tigers struggling for offense in a 5-0 loss back on April 1.
Despite some solid defense all over the field, especially in the early going, Wills Point couldn’t keep pace with the Bearettes on Tuesday night in what would turn into a 12-0 loss.
The loss moves the Lady Tigers record to 0-8 overall in District 14-4A play, behind Brownsboro, Emory Rains, Canton and Van.

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.

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