Sports

Sat
11
Feb

Curtain drops on Lady Tigers season

Photo by David Kapitan

Senior Meredith Edwards drives to the basket for a layup attempt during the first half against Canton.

The Wills Point Lady Tigers closed out their 2016-’17 season at home Tuesday night, welcoming the Canton Eaglettes to town on Senior Night. Wills Point connected on just four field goals in the game, two baskets in each half, falling 55-16 to the playoff bound Eaglettes.

Prior to tipoff, the Tiger athletic program took a break to honor four student-athletes appearing in the final game in uniform as members of the Lady Tiger program: Meredith Edwards, Brooke Futch, Emily Smith and Adrianna Holland.

The accomplishments of all four players were announced as the quartet was escorted onto the court by family members.

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Thu
09
Feb

Bushnell signs to play at Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Photo by David Kapitan

Brody Bushnell capped his high school football career, which included earning a unanimous First Team All-District nod as an offensive lineman and All-State Academic honors in 2016, by signing his letter of intent to play at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

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Wed
08
Feb

Tennis team wins team trophy at Jacksonville Tourney

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Junior duo Maddie Booth and Claire Hiler won first place overall in girls doubles at the Jacksonville Tournament Feb. 3.

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team started off its spring season in style last week, bringing home the team championship trophy from the Jacksonville Tournament Feb. 3. In addition to winning the team trophy, Tiger players earned seven top-four finishes in their respective divisions.

Wills Point nearly lapped the field, finishing with 147 total points. Center finished second with 110, Palestine third with 90 and Hallsville fourth with 55.

Medalists included: Jack Johns, first place A singles; Cassidy Wilcoxson, second place A singles; Maddie Hiler, fourth place B singles; Claire Hiler/Maddie Booth, first place A doubles; Hope Turner/Maddie Baker, second place B doubles; Chase Daniell/Kelsey James, first place A mixed doubles; and Justin McGough/Hannah Gern, first place consolation B mixed doubles.

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Tue
07
Feb

Rodberg signs to play at Stephen F. Austin

Photo by David Kapitan

Reigning District 13-4A MVP Sloan Rodberg signed his letter of intent to play football at Stephen F. Austin Feb. 1. Rodberg finished the 2016 season with 217 tackles, an interception, a blocked punt, nine caused fumbles and a fumble recovery in 12 games.

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Mon
06
Feb

Softball fun

Photo by David Kapitan

Senior Kamree Clark fires a pitch during Wills Point's 16-14 scrimmage win over Grand Saline on Monday night. The Lady Tigers will officially open their 2017 season on the road against the Lady Indians Feb. 14.

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Sun
05
Feb

Tigers maintain third seed in District 13-4A

Photo by David Kapitan
Senior Doug Sheldon finished with 12 points against Van, six in both the first and second half of play.

The Wills Point Tigers strengthened their grip on a potential spot in the 4A playoffs last week, defending their home court with a 55-48 win during their first matchup of the season against the visiting Van Vandals.
Offense was hard to come by in the first quarter with turnovers and missed shots by both teams resulting in a 6-6 tie after eight minutes of play.
Wills Point looked to take a narrow lead into the half but Austin Hulsey delivered a buzzer beating jumper from the free throw line to keep the score tied at 17-17.
Not to be outdone, Wills Point turned the tables at the end of the third quarter as Matt Mayfield pulled off the same trick from just inside half court to give the Tigers a 35-34 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

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Sat
04
Feb

Offense struggles in 46-23 home loss

Photo by David Kapitan
Meredith Edwards looks for space underneath the basket as Van’s Macy Rucker (5) closes in.

The Van Lady Vandals delivered a virtuoso performance on the defensive end of the court during play against Wills Point, allowing no made field goals and just two free throws in an impressive 46-23 win over the Lady Tigers Jan. 27.
Led by four points from Catherine Gisore, three from Macy Rucker, and two each from Lacey Cates, Grace Santos, Makiah Dodd and Hannah Scott, Van built up a 15-1 lead after one quarter of play.
The game turned into a runaway in the second as the Lady Vandals outscored Wills Point 13-1 over an eight minute stretch to cruise into halftime with a 28-2 lead.
Wills Point's Addison Prather scored six points for the Lady Tigers in the third quarter, including the team's first field goal to move her team to within 36-14 entering the fourth quarter.

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Fri
03
Feb

Athletic program looks back at fall activities

Football Captains: Brody Bushnell, Caden Bennett, Sloan Rodberg, Chuck Smith, Lamont Thomas and Tyriq Burnett

The Wills Point High School athletic program put a brief pause on its spring activities last week, turning back the clock to recognize the accomplishments of coaches and student-athletes participating in team tennis, cross country, volleyball and football as part of the annual Fall Athletic Banquet Jan. 26.
Festivities opened with the recognition of athletic booster club officers, including president Matt Bennett, vice-president Jay Martinez, treasurer Danny LaJone and secretary Ember Harbaugh.
Coaches from all fall sports were present, introducing each member of the team, as well as both team and individual honors earned during the Fall 2016 semester.

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Fri
03
Feb

Spring soccer registration dates set

The Wills Point Youth Soccer Association has announced that signups for the upcoming Spring season will be conducted both online, at www.wpysa.net, and in person every Saturday in February at the middle school gymnasium. In person sign up times will be from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day.
The registration fee for children participating in the Under 6 and Under 8 classifications will be $50, and $60 in U10 and above. Those registering in person are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
Additional information about registration requirements are available by visiting wpysa.net. Questions can also be directed to Teresa Hernandez by phone at 903-603-6888 or via email jemily842003@yahoo.com, or Jelaina Ramzy at 972-824-9314 or jelmg@aol.com.

Mon
30
Jan

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail announced

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of Lake Tawakoni at West Tawakoni, Texas March 4. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championship.
This year's Northern Championship will be held September 22-23 on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. The Southern Championship will be held October 6-7 on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.
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