From Staff Reports
The Hallsville, Kilgore and Henderson girls and the Kilgore boys all stayed alive in the high school soccer playoffs on Tuesday, advancing to the regional quarterfinal round of the postseason.
Hallsville (20-3-2) hit the back of the net once in each half, and the defense and goalkeeper Addison Johnson worked the team’s 12th shutout in a 2-0 victory over Red Oak (16-2-4) on Tuesday at Bruce Field in Athens.
Sophia Ziesemer dished to Lauren Thomas on a through ball, and Thomas put it away to give the Ladycats a 1-0 lead.
Fourteen minutes later, Addison Hatchett took a corner kick, and Thomas was able to hammer it home for her second goal and a 2-0 halftime lead.
The defense of Camille Petty, Bella Anguiano, Anna Rogers, Emily Battles and Makayla Tiller — along with Johnson in goal — took over from there to complete the shutout.
Hallsville will move on to face McKinney North in a 6 p.m. regional quarterfinal battle on Friday at Gerald Prim Stadium in Sulphur Springs.
Kilgore’s girls notched a 3-1 win over Bullard on Tuesday in Henderson. The win moves Kilgore to 16-7-2 and ends Bullard’s season at 20-2-2.
The Lady Bulldogs will take on Sulphur Springs at 7 p.m. on Friday in Mount Pleasant at Sam Parker Field.
The Henderson girls (16-3-3) knocked of Lindale (20-5-2) 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday. The Lady Lions will next face Jacksonville, with details to be released later.
Kilgore’s boys continued to roll, blanking Pleasant Grove 3-0 on Tuesday in Marshall.
The Bulldogs (28-2) move on to face Palestine at 8 p.m. on Friday at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler.
That will be the second game of a twinbill featuring Lindale vs. Jacksonville (boys) at 6 p.m.
Also on Tuesday, the season came to an end for the Longview boys and Pine Tree girls.
The Lobos dropped a 3-2 decision to Ennis to end the year with an 18-6 record.
The Lady Pirates fell to McKinney North, 3-1, and ended the season with a 16-7-2 worksheet.
Cole Ramey ran his pitching record to 4-1 with a strong performance on the mound, and the Longview Lobos notched a 12-3 win over the Marshall Mavericks on Friday.
Ramey worked four innings, striking out five, walking one and giving up two earned runs. Campbell Williams pitched three innings, striking out six with no walks, runs or hits allowed.
Jordan Allen paced the Lobos at the plate with two doubles, a single and three RBI. Andrew Tutt doubled, singled and drove in two runs. DaTravion Gates added a triple, single and two RBI. Ronald Woods singled twice and scored three times. Taylor Tatum had a hit and two RBI, and Drew Flores went 1 for 3 at the dish.
Lauren Minatrea homered, tripled, singled and drove in five runs, Claire Godwin doubled twice, singled and chased home a couple of runs and the Marshall Lady Mavericks rolled past Tyler, 14-0.
Wendy Esquivel added a single and two RBI, and Jakairi Blacknell and Molly Skinner drove in a run apiece for Marshall. Charity Huffman struck out three, walked one and gave up two hits for the pitching win.
Whitehouse scored three times in the top of the first and made it stand, edging Hallsville 3-1 on Tuesday.
Peyton Blackmon had a double and an RBI for Whitehouse, and Michael Dudolski added an RBI. Dudolski also pitched for the Wildcats, striking out seven and walking one.
Ashton Garza doubled, and Jack Holladay had three hits and an RBI for Hallsville.
Landon Bowden fanned five and walked two in four innings. Blake Cox struck out three and walked one in three innings of work.
Makayla Menchue tripled, doubled, singled and drove in three runs, Sara Houston added two hits and two RBI, and the Hallsville Ladycats edged Whitehouse, 8-7.
Hope Miles had two hits for Hallsville, Maci Shirley singled and drove in a run, and Miley Stovall had two hits and an RBI. Hope Miles fanned three and walked four in seven innings for the pitching win.
Dylan Armstrong tossed a three-inning no-hitter, and Carson Wallace led the offense with a triple, single and three RBI as Harleton rolled to a 17-0 win over Union Hill.
Armstrong struck out eight with no walks, and added a double and two RBI at the plate. Mason Clark had a single and an RBI, Tanner Tate two RBI, Cameron Johnson a single and two RBI and Peyton Murray three hits and two RBI.
Annabelle Green tripled, singled and drove in two runs, Addy Morris added a double, single and RBI and the Harleton Lady Wildcats notched an 8-7 win over McLeod.
Chloe Copeland and Maddi King had two hits and an RBI apiece, and Maddie Clark also drove in a run. Clark got the pitching win, striking out six and walking two in a complete game.
Elysian Fields Baseball
Cole Jackson homered, tripled and singled, Xander Mason banged out four hits and drove in two runs and Jimmie Harper doubled, singled and chased three runs home as the West Rusk Raiders rolled past Elysian Fields, 9-0.
Jason Reasoner had three hits, Darren Nix two hits and two RBI and Will Jackson a single and RBI for West Rusk. Harper fanned nine with three walks and no runs allowed in 5.1 innings. Will Jackson struck out four with no walks in 1.2 frames.
Chaelton Cook and Blake Widon doubled in the loss for Elysian Fields.
Elysian Fields Softball
Lilly Waddell singled twice and drove in two runs to go along with a dominant pitching performance, and the West Rusk Lady Raiders notched a 4-0 win over Elysian Fields.
Waddell worked all seven innings in the circle, striking out 15 and walking one.
Macie Blizzard and Piper Morton added a double and single apiece for West Rusk, and Krysten Price and Carlie Buckner both drove in runs.
Carmen Lawless doubled and singled, and Gracey Struwe and Trista Bell both singled in the loss for Elysian Fields. Cora Creech struck out five with no walks in the pitching loss.
Cam’ron Redwine homered and drove in three runs, Cayden Tatum homered, tripled, singled and chased two runs home and the Tatum Eagles rolled to a 12-2 win over Jefferson.
Landon Estrada doubled, singled and drove in a run for the Eagles. Carson Gonzalez had an RBI, and Truitt Anthony chipped in with two hits.
Anthony struck out 11, walked four and did not allow an earned run in five strong innings on the mound. Kohen Keifer fanned one with no walks or runs allowed in an inning.
David Harper, Knox Tomlinson and Bryce Clark had the lone hits for Jefferson.