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10
Apr
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District champion tennis team with softball close behind

Fresh off their championship in their own Franklin Lions Relays on last week, the Lady Lions Track Team, like everyone else around the State, took a test break.  STAAR testing took precedence over any athletic events.

That didn’t stop the Lady Lions from claiming another District Championship.  The Lady Lions Tennis Team won the District Championship this past weekend and advances to the Regionals at the Murphy Center at Tyler Junior College.  Remember Carrie Casey, well she took time off from Track to win the Singles Title, and Kaitlyn Mitchell and Alondra Torres combined to finish 2nd in the Doubles Championship. Also, one more Lady Lion advanced as Kaitlyn McCulley combined with fellow Lion Seth Kissinger, to finish 2nd in the Mixed Doubles Title.  Congratulations to the Lady Lions for a fantastic year, that just keeps getting better.

Thu
06
Mar

Not quite, but still a great year

It has been a long journey for the Calvert Lady Trojans. They have come back from the dead four years ago to State Semi-Finalist in 2014.  For Tiffany Williams and Lakeydra Mosley, the journey has been a longer one, but the payoff this year has been great.  Both young ladies as freshmen were part of a Calvert team, 4 years ago that won only 2 games all season. Williams would tear her ACL and Mosley would suffer through a 2-16 campaign without her best friend and running buddy. Their sophomore year, they were joined by freshman Diesha Clark, and the team began to come together. They won 18 games that year, finished 3rd in District, and won a playoff game. Their junior year they were joined by freshman Jaylonn Walker, and they got better still, finishing 2nd in district, winning 24 games and again winning a playoff game but losing out in the Area round. This year that foursome has brought the energy and the desire that Championship teams are made of.

Thu
06
Mar

It was a season to be remembered

The Franklin Lady Lions have had a blessed season. They survived successive scares at the Region Tournament and advanced to what is hallowed ground for Lion fans.  No Franklin Team has advanced to the State ever in history. Defeating first Nacogdoches Central Heights by 3 on Friday 72-69 and then coming back in the Region Finals to defeat Crawford 66-63, the Lady Lions became a part of school history. For Coach Shelton and the Lady Lions the wins were a testament to the diligence and hard work they have put into the program. The Lady Lions style is quite different from the usual girls basketball game.  They force tempo to the maximum with their pressure defense and their barrage of quick shots.  The Lady Lions have been known to shoot as many as 50, 3-point shots in one game and create as many as 45 turnovers with their pressure.   

Thu
13
Feb

Two local football players chosen for Super Center FCA Victory Bowl

On February 9, Bremond High School Seniors Draven Dennison and Colby Wilganowski attended the Sports Hall of Fame in Waco for the announcement that they have been chosen for the Super Center FCA Victory Bowl.
The FCA Victory Bowl is a live football game played by graduated seniors for a 12 county area in the heart of Texas FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) covers. Within those 12 counties there are 92 high schools of every classification.
The teams are coached and played by students who were nominated by their coaches. Along with football the FCA Victory Bowl has volleyball and cheerleading.
The FCA Victory Bowl will be held on June 14 at the Waco ISD’s football stadium.

Thu
13
Feb

Gadbois competes in swimming

Weston Gadbois, a junior at Bremond High School, recently competed in the 2014 Region V 4A Swimming and Diving Championship on February 7-8 in Magnolia, Texas representing Bremond High School, as the team of one.   
After competing in the District 18 Championship in Georgetown, Gadbois came into the regional meet seeded seventeenth in the region for the 200 yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:18.12 and thirteenth in the region for the 100 yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:07.03.  
In the prelims on Friday, Gadbois placed fifteenth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.89 and ninth in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:04.33 just missing the “A” final by four-tenths of a second.  Swimmers with the top eight times compete in the “A” final for places 1-8 and swimmers with the next eight fastest times compete in the “B” final for places 9-16.   

Thu
23
Jan

Big week for the Lady Tigers

After losing a district match up against Mart last Friday, the Bremond Lady Tigers traveled to Chilton on Tuesday to play the Lady Pirates. Standing at 1-2 in district, the Lady Tigers are in the thick of the race for a playoff spot. They trail Chilton 2-1, Mart 2-1, and tied with Bosqueville 1-2, with all 4 teams chasing unbeaten Axtell at 3-0.
As they have done most of the season the Lady Tigers started slowly against the Lady Pirates and searched for some rhythm as the game played out.  Chilton capitalized on being at home to hold off the Lady Tigers in a key district match up. Overall it was a rough night for Rhyniesccea Paul, Taylor Anderson, McKenzie Curry, Alyssa Bienski, and Bailey Settle, as they tried to keep the Lady Tigers close.  In the end the Lady Pirates prevailed and dropped to 1-3 with district leading Axtell coming to town.

Thu
23
Jan

Speed Trap Ahead? Here’s your sign

Do you blink your headlights to oncoming traffic when you see a patrol car sitting on the side of the road? Do you tell your friends when you identify a “speed trap?”
Having just returned from Frisco, Texas where I attended the annual Texas Press Association convention, a recent news bite caught my attention.
CNN is reporting of a man who was arrested in Frisco, Texas for holding a sign. Ron Martin was arrested for holding a sign that read, “Police Ahead.”
Martin, though when questioned claimed he was attempting to assist police by warning fellow drivers to slow down. The Frisco Police Department did not agree with Martin, nor did they appreciate his help.
Martin was arrested for a misdemeanor violation of holding a sign on public property. In his first court appearance, Martin made claim that what he was doing was no different than a publicly posted “slow down” sign one might see on the right-of-way of any Texas highway.

Thu
16
Jan

A most impressive start

The Franklin Lions kept right on rolling in District play as they routed the Hearne Eagles by the score of 84-45 to improve to 4-0 in district play. The Lions of Coach Reed, wasted little time in dispelling any hopes the Eagles had in the game. It was an overall great team effort by the Lions on both ends of the court.  The Lions received balanced scoring from its 5 starters and as well as their bench players to hold off the Eagles.  Michael Witherspoon and Dylan Elliott both led the Lions with 15, while Zack Short had his best night shooting from behind the 3-point line hitting three.  The Lions defense which has been sound all year, proved stout again on this night holding the Eagles to 30 points in the game.  With this type of effort it is easy to see why the Lions are the favorites to win the district championship and advance come playoff time.    

Thu
16
Jan

Tigers finding success

After a long break over the holidays, the Bremond Tigers got back to business as they entertained Dawson at home on Tuesday.  The Tigers put together one of their best overall performances of the season, as they defeated Dawson 50-38.
For the Tigers it was a much needed win and hopefully will set the tone for the rest of the season as they begin district play on Friday, on the road against the Mart Panthers. The Tigers received some solid play from many players, including Hunter Stuard, RayAndre Browning, Evan Sargent, James Jones and Dawageik Scaggs.  After a late start to their season Bremond has only played 7 games.
The Tigers and Coach Kasowski feel that the off time couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.
It gave them a chance to work on the rust of their game, and for Coach to actually find out who can and cannot play together.  Having on the court chemistry is very important to team success.

Fri
10
Jan

Riding a natural high

Fresh off their domination of the Cotton Christmas Classic, where they went 6-0, the Mumford Mustangs are riding a natural high.  They are on a path that is familiar to many team members. It’s a road they have been down before, so the route is definitely one they know all too well.    
For most teams it would be a great feeling to be ranked number 1 in the State. However, Mumford has been there before, two years as a matter of fact. But after losing their 2nd State Title game, this is nothing special.  Although, to this reporter, it speaks volumes for the type of program Coach Chris Sodek has installed at Mumford. This is the 3rd consecutive year the Mustangs have been the talk of the State and they have done nothing to disappoint us so far this season.  Roaring out to an early 21-1 record, they have not hurt their case at all. So being ranked number 1 is an honor but no big deal to these Mustangs.

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