Sports

Fri
23
Sep

Goats make surprise appearance at Groesbeck LTC Nursing and Rehab

By Stephen R. Farris

Journal News

 

With a bye week in hand, the Groesbeck Goats football team took a little time to visit some of their fans who can’t always be at their games last Thursday.

Residents and staff at Groesbeck LTC Nursing and Rehab greeted the players with a round of applause as they made their entrance last Thursday, all decked out in their red football jerseys.

The surprise visit also gave a few players a chance to see their relatives as well.

Bert Arney was more than pleased to see his grandsons, Dylan Rand and Brayden Bradley and Kolby Ayres visited with his step-grandmother, known as Nan-Nan, as well.

Players mingled with different residents that afternoon, listening to stories and sharing some laughter.

“This is so unbelievable,” said Cindy Hudgins, the facility’s activity director. “This made our resident’s day.”

Fri
23
Sep

Pee Wee Football Players and Cheerleaders Wear Socks of Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

All Groesbeck Pee Wee football players and cheerleaders wore gold socks for "Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness."

Groesbeck Pee Wee Football players and cheerleaders honor Ally Moss who is currently battling Leukemia. The idea came from Trenton Platt, a nine-year-old on Ally's brothers football team. Each player and cheerleader wore gold socks for "Go Gold for Childhood Cancer", cheerleaders dedicated all 3 run through signs to Ally and each Football player and Cheerleader individually handed Ally yellow roses to remind her that we are all fighting with her.

Photos courtesy of Katrina Garner

 

 

Fri
23
Sep

Groesbeck Pee Wee Football - Saturday, Sept. 17th - Palestine

 

 

Top photo:  Trenton Platt carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown as Groesbeck wins 34-6.

Middle Photo:  Groesbeck Goats Pee Wee Bantams in action against Palestine 

Botttom Photo:  Quentrevion Wisner Carries the Ball for a Senior touchdown 

Courtesy photos/Katrina Garner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu
22
Sep

Friday Night High School Football Previews (Week 5)

 

In Week 4, Groesbeck was off, getting a little rest before preparing for their district opener against Eustace this week. Big winners were Bremond, Mart and Coolidge. Bremond kept their No. 2 ranking in Class 2A, as did Mart at No. 6.

Here’s the breakdown for teams in our area:

Groesbeck Goats (1-2) vs. Eustace Bulldogs (3-0)

Date: Friday, Sept. 23

Place: Bulldog Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Goats vs. Bulldogs series record (This will be the first meeting between the two teams).

Thu
22
Sep

Cross Country Powers Strong through the Season

Cross Country Meet at Gatesville Meet

Girls Cross Country Top, Middle, Bottom photos:  

Senior, Haley Defriend (331), finishes strong with teammate Liset Rivera 3 runners behind her. 

Freshman, Genesis Hibbard (334), is second in for the Lady Goats.

Sophomore Rylie Goodman (333) leads the Lady Goats XC team at the Gatesville meet.

Courtesy photo/Coach Lori Kelley

Boy's Cross Country Top, Middle, Bottom photos:

Senior, Carter Devrow (222), pushes through the middle of the 5k race.

Junior Trey Hicks (223) and Zachary Neumann (224) push to widen the gap between them and the other runners.

Junior, Titus Townes runs season best time at Gatesville meet.

Courtesy photo/Coach Lori Kelley

Thu
22
Sep

Lady Goats split matches last week

 

Journal Staff Report

 

The No. 21 ranked Groesbeck Lady Goats made it into the Texas Girls Coaches Association's Top 25, Class 3A Volleyball Poll this week after splitting two matches last week.

The Lady Goats continued district play at home last Tuesday by sweeping Clifton in three sets, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18.

Kennedy Cox and Abby Johnson helped lead the Lady Goats to victory with 11 set assists each. Johnson also picked up two aces serving.

Emily Garza and Kylee Weishuhn provided great defense in the back court with 11 digs apiece. Weishuhn served up three aces in the match as well.

Haley DeFriend knocked over eight kills, Alyssa Anglin smashed down six kills and had four aces and Lauren Smith battled at the net with four kills.

Groesbeck played Troy on Friday, playing a hard fought match to the end before falling in five sets.

Thu
22
Sep

Eighth grade Goats fall to Cameron in middle school football action

 

Reported by Coach Alan Weihausen

The Goats had opportunities to pull even after being down 12-0 late in the second quarter, but ended up falling to the Cameron Yoemen, 26-20.

The Goats defense played well in the second half, stopping Cameron on several drives including a 4th down play.  Cameron scored on two big plays.  

The Goats finally get on the board in the final minute of the half on fourth and two pass from Zach Wilson to Denim Gibson for a 42-yard score.  The two-point conversion was good and the halftime score was, 12-8, Cameron.

After an opening drive punt to begin the third, Cameron scored again on a long run, but the two-point conversion failed. Jessie Salinas took the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, and Groesbeck trailed 18-14.

Cameron had a big kickoff return too to set them up in Goat territory.  After a long pass and run, they are up 26-14.

Wed
14
Sep

Goats win Battle of the River

By Todd Boyd
Special to the Groesbeck Journal

               

Not so long ago, the talk in the coffee shops amongst residents of both communities involved in the annual Battle of the River would revolve around whether Groesbeck or Mexia would have bragging rights after the rivalry game was played. That was before the Internet.

This is the 21st Century and the smack talk was taken to another level when a former participant in the game took to social media, imploring Mexia to “hang a 100 … “Because it’s the Groesbeck Goats, who cares?”

But when it came down to actual X’s and O’s, it was players playing and coaches coaching in the 78th annual Battle of the River. And when the fourth quarter horn sounded, it was Groesbeck (1-2) standing triumphant over Mexia, 21-15, in an extremely emotional contest for players, coaches, parents – and fans.

Wed
14
Sep

Groesbeck Goats Heart of Texas Pee Wee Football

Journal Staff Report

 

The Groesbeck Goats Heart of Texas Pee Wee Football teams hit the field for the 2016 fall season. Groesbeck hosted Corsicana to kick off things, then traveled to Jewett last weekend to play Leon County teams.

This Saturday, all teams will travel to Palestine for games with Bantam Div. starting around 9 a.m., Junior Div. 10:30 a.m. and Senior Div. at noon.

The Goats have three pee wee football teams, Bantam Division, Junior Division and Senior Division, with Troy Waddle serving as president of the Groesbeck Pee Wee Football League.

Coaches are reminded to send game scores and stats to sports@groesbeckjournal.com no later than Monday evening in order to publish in the Thursday paper.

Here is the rest of this season’s schedule.

Week 4 (Sept. 24) - Fairfield - 9 a.m. (Bantam), 10:30 a.m. (Junior), Noon (Senior)

Wed
14
Sep

Lady Goats finish off last week with wins over Wortham and McGregor

 

 

Journal Staff Report

 

It was a sweep of a week as far as wins went for the Groesbeck Lady Goats, although they did beat Wortham last Tuesday evening in three sets, 25-20, 25-23, 25-14.

Kylie Weishuhn led the way for Groesbeck with 17 digs and six kills, Emily Garza had 15 digs and three aces, Kennedy Cox finished up with 13 set assists and seven digs, Abby Johnson came away with 10 set assists and four kills and Haley DeFriend knocked down eight kills and had three aces serving.

Alyssa Anglin played very well at the net and on defense. She collected six kills and made eight digs for the Lady Goats in the win.

Friday evening, before the big “Battle of the River” football game between Groesbeck and Mexia, the Lady Goats had a little business to attend to with the McGregor Lady Bulldogs inside the gym.

Groesbeck took the first set, 25-19, but McGregor won the next two, 19-25, 26-28.

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