Tiger Sports Roundup (March 30-April 4)

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Frenship golfers clinch spot in Region I-6A

FROM STAFF REPORTS

AMARILLO — Thad Willeford carded a final-round 73, helping Frenship clinch a berth in the Region I-6A golf tournament with a second-place showing on March 31 in the District 2-6A tournament.

Frenship shot a 299 in the final round, played at the Ross Rogers Complex Wildhorse Course, and finished runner-up to Amarillo Tascosa.

Willeford finished fifth individually. Dathan Terry (75), Tripp Wallace (75), Blake Flint (76) and Ty Houtchens (77) gave the Tigers solid play throughout the lineup.

Jack Still, playing for Frenship’s second team, earned a regional berth with one of the lowest scores not on the advancing teams. He followed up a first-round 79 with a 75.

The Region I-6A tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday at The Links at Waterchase in Fort Worth.

Coronado claimed third place in the 10-team field. Stephen Pouria led the Mustangs with back-to-back 78s.

DISTRICT 2-6A BOYS TOURNAMENT

Tuesday’s Final-Round Results

at Ross Rogers Golf Complex

Wildhorse Course, Amarillo

Team Totals: 1. Amarillo Tascosa 312-286—598; 2. Frenship 320-299—619; 3. Coronado 323-319—642; 4. Frenship B 334-323—657; 5. (tie) Amarillo 342-328—665, Monterey A 346-319—665; 7. Amarillo Tascosa B 351-322—673; 8. Amarillo B 373-341—714; 9. Coronado B 373-359—732; 10. Monterey B 443-420—863.

Medalist: 1. Derick Kelting, Tascosa, 72-74—146; 2. (tie) Matt Huntley, Tascosa, 80-70—150; Brayden Bruth, Tascosa, 80-70—150; 4. Jorey Knutson, Tascosa, 80-72—152; 5. Thad Willeford, Frenship, 80-73—153.

Regional qualifiers (not on top two teams): Jack Still, Frenship B, 79-75—154; Ryan Whitehead, Tascosa B, 78-77—155.

Other Frenship individuals: Dathan Terry 80-75—155; Tripp Wallace 80-75—155; Blake Flint 80-76—156; Ty Houtchens 82-77—159.

Coronado: Stephen Pouria 78-78—156; Judd Tilson 82-76—158; Colton Kemp 84-82—166; Kreg Rollo 87-83—170; Jay Hitt 86-85—171.

Other Frenship B participants: Zach Aguirre 83-82—165; Bryce Crum 85-83—168; Christian Zuniga 87-87—174; Nathan Johnson 91-83—174.

Monterey: Austin Chapman 84-75—159; Chase Mykleby 84-77—161; Braxton Graham 88-82—170; Austin McNeely 90-85—175; Mason Tidwell 90-88—178.

Coronado B: Evan Smith 88-86—174; Collin Sprous 99-86—185; Ziad Qubti 100-94—194; Jake Low 115-93—208.

Monterey B: Hunter Dunn 87-85—172; Pierce Bickel 89-88—177; Duncan Andrew 118-108—226; Marco Magallanan 149-139—288.

Area medalist participants: Tucker Roach, Frenship, 92-97—179; Camden Hayward, Frenship, 93-89—182; Cameron Young, Frenship, 109-108—217.

 Track

Frenship had two first-place finishes: by Blaine Benitez in the 1,600 (4:32.39) and by Marcus Clark, Broderick Harrell, Keavon Fininen and Kierre Brown in the 400 relay (43.00).

It was the second medal of the weekend for Benitez, who was third Friday in the 3,200.

It’s my, I think, best run of the season,” he said. “No real complaints. I feel like I did all I could today.”

The Tigers won the sprint relay without usual member Jared Mannon, who was on a youth-group retreat, coach Chris Fanelli said.

“Our fastest this year has been 42.8,” Fanelli said, “but it was good enough to win today, so I’m glad. And with all of our district teams being here, that was good for us.”

Lubbock High’s Dalmeshia Tennison medaled in the girls’ 100 and 200.

Frenship junior Danielle Leaks, a state runner-up in the 200 last year and a frequent winner in sprints and horizontal jumps, did not compete Saturday after she suffered an iliotibial band leg injury Friday in preliminaries. Leaks said she might miss next week’s meet at Plainview to be ready for the District 2-6A meet April 16-17 at Lowrey Field.

— by Don Williams

LUBBOCK INVITATIONAL

At PlainsCapital Park-Lowrey Field

Friday-Saturday

Saturday’s Results

GIRLS

Team totals: 1. Canyon, 123 points; 2. Randall, 92; 3. Tascosa, 87; 4. Amarillo, 85; 5. Odessa Permian, 54; 6. Coronado, 47; 7. Lubbock High, 38; 8. Frenship, 36; 9. Odessa, 22; 10. Palo Duro, 18; 11. Caprock, 10; 12. Monterey, 7.

Field Events

Long jump: 1. Sutterfield, Amarillo, 16-8 ½; 2. Reese, Palo Duro, 16-3 ¼; 3. Richardson, Tascosa, 16-2 ½;

Pole vault: 1. Banda, Caprock, 9-6; 2. Skalsky, Canyon, 9-0; 3. Howard, Randall, 9-0; 5. Kretschmer, Frenship, 8-6; 6. Cordova, Coronado, 8-0.

High jump: 1. Nolan, Amarillo, 5-4; 2. Sitz, Canyon, 5-2; 3. Maywin, Odessa Permian, 5-0; 4. Cognasi, Coronado, 5-0

Discus: 1. Doan, Canyon, 115-11; 2. Precure, Canyon, 111-10; 3. Johnson, Lubbock High, 109-2.

Running Events

400 relay: 1. Amarillo, 50.14; 2. Frenship, 50.23; 3. Canyon, 50.29; 5. Lubbock High, 51.36.

800: 1. Wilson, Canyon, 2:18.20; 2. Betzen, Randall, 2:18.47; 3. Landry, Monterey, 2:21.09.

100 hurdles: 1. Richardson, Tascosa, 14.48; 2. Thetford, Amarillo, 15.00; 3. Leivo, Tascosa, 15.74;

100: 1. Halladay-Meth, Odessa Permian, 12.17; 2. Tennison, Lubbock High, 12.30; 3. Wesley, Tascosa, 12.58.

800 relay: 1. Coronado, 1:41.65; 2. Amarillo, 1:44.49; 3. Canyon, 1:45.27.

400: 1. Dewey, Randall, 59.58; 2. Thomas, Randall, 1:00.51; 3. Wilson, Canyon, 1:01.12.

300 hurdles: 1. Richardson, Tascosa, 45.38; 2. Thetford, Amarillo, 45.41; 3. Mirabal, Frenship, 46.50.

200: 1. Halladay-Meth, Odessa Permian, 25.01; 2. Puente, Tascosa, 25.37; 3. Tennison, Lubbock High, 25.55.

1,600: 1. Betzen, Randall, 5:12.12; 2. Ratliff, Tascosa, 5:14.17; 3. Qasim, Lubbock High, 5:17.32.

1,600 relay: 1. Coronado, 3:54.63; 2. Canyon, 3:59.68; 3. Randall, 4:01.85; 6. Frenship, 4:15.64.

BOYS

Team totals: 1. Caprock, 134; 2. Tascosa, 125; 3. Amarillo, 106; 4. Coronado, 70; 5. Frenship, 64; 6. Odessa, 44; 7. Odessa Permian, 28; 8. Canyon, 25; 9. Monterey, 17; 10. Lubbock High, 7.

Field Events

Shot put: 1. Pickens, Amarillo, 50-7 ¼; 2. Jackson, Amarillo, 50-3 ¾; 3. Smith, Caprock, 48-9 ½; 4. Hall, Coronado, 48-7; 5. Piel, Frenship, 47-0.

Pole vault: 1. Killham, Caprock, 13-6; 2. Moses, Amarillo, 13-6; 3. Martinez, Tascosa, 13-6; 4. Rajcic, Coronado, 13-0; 5. Hensley, Coronado, 12-6.

Long jump: 1. Ledbetter, Caprock, 22-0 ½; 2. Sherlin, Coronado, 21-0 ¾; 3. Anderson, Tascosa, 20-0 ½; 5. Gardner, Coronado, 19-10; 6. Meachum, Lubbock High, 19-7 ¾.

High jump: 1. Amoya, Odessa, 6-2; 2. Betts, Amarillo, 6-0; 3. Hurst, Amarillo, 6-0;

Running Events

400 relay: 1. Frenship, 43.00; 2. Tascosa, 43.24; 3. Amarillo, 43.30; 5. Coronado, 43.53; 6. Monterey, 43.58.

800: 1. Avila, Tascosa, 1:59.49; 2. Lueth, Caprock, 1:59.51; 3. Bejarano, Odessa, 2:03.13; 4. Dulli, Frenship, 2:03.39.

110 hurdles: 1. Williams, Tascosa, 14.62; 2. Pasley, Canyon, 14.95; 3. Carroll, Frenship, 15.17.

100: 1. Dow, Amarillo, 10.83; 2. Johnson, Monterey, 10.93; 3. Sherlin, Coronado, 10.96; 4. Harrell, Frenship, 11.05; 5. Bolanos, Lubbock High, 11.16.

800 relay: 1. Caprock, 1:29.08; 2. Coronado, 1:30.74; 3. Odessa Permian, 1:30.89; 5. Monterey, 1:33.13.

400: 1. Sheriff, Caprock, 48.51; 2. Plunk, Tascosa, 50.26; 3. Traves, Amarillo, 52.92; 4. Williams, Frenship, 52.93; 5. Madrigal, Frenship, 53.10; 6. Dykes, Monterey, 53.75.

300 hurdles: 1. Williams, Tascosa, 38.74; 2. Cruz-Riley, Caprock, 39.47; 3. Saldivar, Tascosa, 39.56; 5. Meachum, Lubbock High, 41.04.

200: 1. Atkinson, Caprock, 21.57; 2. Blaylock, Odessa, 22.31; 3. MacInnis, Tascosa, 22.40; 6. Taylor, Monterey, 23.21.

1,600: 1. Benitez, Frenship, 4:32.39; 2. Knight, Canyon, 4:37.18; 3. Wittlake, Tascosa, 4:38.50.

1,600 relay: 1. Caprock, 3:20.03; 2. Tascosa, 3:22.23; 3. Amarillo, 3:30.88; 5. Frenship, 3:33.95; 6. Lubbock High, 3:34.19.

The Frenship and Coronado girls track and field teams battled down to the final event last weekend at the San Angelo Relays before deciding a winner.

This weekend, they take up where they left off, minus the three-hour bus trip.

Both are among 12 schools represented in the Lubbock Invitational meet Friday and Saturday at PlainsCapital Park-Lowrey Field. The Lubbock ISD teams except Estacado will be joined by Frenship and teams from Amarillo, Canyon and Odessa.

The Frenship girls won the San Angelo Relays with 108 points, and Coronado took second with 1051/2.

“It came down to us having to get third in the mile relay to win by 21/2 points,” Frenship coach Stefani Shortes said, “and if we got fourth, we were going to lose to Coronado by half a point. … It came down to a pretty exciting end of a meet.”

It was the Tigers’ second team title of the season — they also won in Big Spring and were runners-up at Odessa. The Lady Mustangs have been in contention everywhere they’ve gone this season, including a team title at Brownwood and a third-place finish at Cedar Hill.

“We have a goal that we want to be in the top three every meet we go to,” Coronado coach Tim Torres said, “and we’ve succeeded in that. We’ve … had really good competition. We just hope it can continue, because the competition’s going to be pretty tough at the Lubbock Invitational.”

The meet gets going at 2:30 p.m. Friday with the 3,200-meter run and field events. Varsity teams will have only two field-event finals — triple jump and shot put for the girls, triple jump and discus for the boys — on the first day.

Saturday’s schedule has field event start times ranging from 9:30 a.m. to noon and varsity running-event finals starting at 2 p.m.

Frenship junior Danielle Leaks is defending champion of the girls’ 100 meters and long jump, and she had another banner meet last weekend. Last year’s state runner-up in the Class 4A 200 meters, Leaks won the triple jump, the 100 and the 200 at San Angelo.

She broke a 24-year-old school record in the 100 with a time of 11.87 seconds. That’s among the top 12 times in the state this year, based on the dyestat.com national track and field rankings website.

“She came out of the blocks better than I’ve ever seen her come out of the blocks,” Shortes said.

Also boosting the Tigers’ arsenal are hurdlers Marissa Mirabal and Hannah Stapp and thrower Megan Hartline.

Coronado’s top performers include Ashley Hughes, last year’s District 2-5A champion in the 400, defending Lubbock Invitational discus winner Sheila Upshaw and high jumper Savannah Cognasi. The Lady Mustangs also had a pair of relays win last week with season-best times.

— by Don Williams

 Baseball

Frenship 5

Clovis 4

WOLFFORTH — Tresten Kennard had two RBIs and two runs scored for Frenship in its 5-4 win against Clovis on Saturday. Koby Claborn scored the other run for the Tigers.

Kennard and Kyler Genenbacher had triples. Genenbacher and Stephen Tackitt had an RBI apiece.

FRENSHIP 5, CLOVIS 4

Clovis 120 100 0 — 4 7 2

Frenship 103 010 x — 5 7 3

Williams and Kuykendall; Erculiani, Gerber (4), Mayfield (5) and Pyles. W—Mayfield, L—Williams. 2B—Clovis, Williams; Frenship, Claborn. 3B—Kennard, Genenbacher.

Frenship 9

Plainview 1

PLAINVIEW — Chandler Casey struck out five batters and had two doubles. Jake Salyer had two doubles and two RBIs. Shaen Sanchez had an RBI for the Bulldogs.

FRENSHIP 9, PLAINVIEW 1

Frenship 031 200 3 — 9 15 2

Plainview 001 000 0 — 1 4 2

Casey, Claborn (5), Pyles (6); Green (7) and Harrison; Silvas, Earhart (6) and Rodriguez (7). W—Casey, L—Silvas. 2B—Frenship, Salyes 2, Casey 2, Claborn; Plainview, Wilson.


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