Sports

Thu
18
Dec

Yellow Jackets finish second in Rice Tourney

The No. 6 state-ranked team for Class 1A, the Coolidge Yellow Jackets, finished second at the Rice Tournament last weekend, winning four of six games, but fell to Class 3A’s Life Red Oak Mustangs twice with the finale in the championship game. “They’re a bigger school ... they had the size against us,” said Jones. “Basically, they made their shots and we didn’t make our shots.”
 
Thu
18
Dec

Goats continue to face tough tournament teams, gaining experience

Facing tough competition can only make one stronger and that’s what coach Chris Reid sees in his Groesbeck Goats basketball team, getting stronger. With district play starting only a couple of weeks away, the Goats added another tournament experience under their belts.
 
Thu
11
Dec

Four Yellowjackets make District 14-1A all-district first team

The Coolidge Yellowjackets had four players make the District 14-1A all-district first team that was recently released, with two of those added to the fi rst team defense as well. First teamers for Coolidge were kicker Eddie Rivera, running back Deandre Kirvin, tight-end Manuel Santa Cruz and utility player, Delvin Smith. Smith was also selected as the utility player for the first team defense as did Kirven at linebacker.
 
Thu
11
Dec

Groesbeck Goats fall on hard times

After picking up a home win against Buffalo on Dec. 2 (see accompaning story), the Groesbeck Goats fell on hard times this past week, dropping five games at the Kennedale Boy’s Basketball Tournament held Dec. 4-6. The Goats lost their opening round game to Class 4A’s 13th ranked La Vega Pirates, 92-57.
 
Thu
04
Dec

Goats even out, ending with a 72-68 win

When most students were enjoying a little time off for the Thanksgiving holiday week, the Groesbeck Goats basketball team was hard at work on the court, splitting a pair of games to move their early season mark to 2-1. On Tuesday, the Goats traveled north of Dallas to play the Melissa Cardinals in non-district action. Groesbeck ended up falling to the Cardinals, 80-53.
 
Thu
04
Dec

Goat Basketball teams hard at work during Thanksgiving break

Corsicana was not a pleasant visit for our Groesbeck Lady Goats basketball team over the Thanksgiving week holiday. The Lady Goats fell to the Lady Tigers last Monday, 61-35. Groesbeck stayed close in the first quarter of play and were only down by four, 11-7, when the second period began. Corsicana used their pressure defense and three-point shooting to push their lead to 16 by halftime, 27-11.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Lady Goats fall to Bulldogs, 63-39

The Groesbeck Lady Goats fell to the Wortham Lady Bulldogs last Friday night on the road, 63-39. The Lady Goats got off to a little slow start and the close quarters of Bulldog Gym didn’t help matters either. Wortham sprinted to a 17-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, led by Courtney Chasteen’s sixpoints, along with Elisha Libhart and Kamarie Freeman scoring four each.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Opening night for Goat Basketball a success

Great opening night win at home on the hardwood for the Groesbeck Goats, as they downed the McGregor Bulldogs, 60-34, to win their season opener Thursday, Nov. 20. John O’Kelley fired the first shot for the Goats and from there, Groesbeck went on a 9-0 run before McGregor scored their first basket with 3:30 left in the first quarter.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Lady Goats break playoff streak with loss to Lorena Leopards

“I’m so very proud of this team and their accomplishments this season,” said coach Melissa Cole, expressing her gratitude for the accomplishments the Lady Goats volleyball team displayed throughout the year, after Tuesday night’s season ending playoff loss to the Lorena Leopards in Waco. “These young ladies know what it takes to win.”
 
Thu
20
Nov

Lady Goat Varsity Volleyball team says Thanks!

The Lady Goat Volleyball team appreciates all of the support the community has shown during the season and throughout the playoffs!
 

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