Goats hit a minor setback at Central Heights tournament



Since starting the season off 3-1, the Goats have fallen into a six-game losing skid on the hardwood and now sit at 3-7 overall.

“We have a young team,” Coach Chris Reid said. “Our roster is made up of - our seniors included, the whole roster - we only have one kid that has significant varsity playing experience. On that note, I feel like this is just what I would consider growing pains, a young team of inexperienced players coming together and trying to figure some things out, but each game we get a little bit better and hopefully by district we will be peaking at just the right time.”

Groesbeck entered last week with a 3-3 record before traveling to Hearne for another match-up against the Eagles, but the Goats found themselves losing this one 65-50. Groesbeck had a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter before the hometown Eagles rallied late to win by double digits.


Groesbeck Junior Varsity (5-0)

The groesbeck junior varsity (5-0) won the Corsicana Mildred Tournament championship. These young men worked extremely hard! Pictured, in no particular order, are Christopher Ramirez, Ty Carter, Randy Canady, Jake Pringle, Dravon Barber, Payton Baize, Bryston Ferguson, Chody Span, Wyatt Haston, Malik Thomas, Mathew Willis. Coached by: Coach cooper and Coach Ashley. Lets show these young men our goat pride by supporting them on game day!

Photo courtesy of Gabe Ramirez


2016-17 Groesbeck Varsity Boys Basketball Schedule



Dec. 1-3 – at Madisonville Tournament

Dec. 6 – at Hearne, 7 p.m.

Dec. 8-10 – at Central Heights Tournament

Dec. 13 – at Teague, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 16 – Fairfield, 7:30 p.m.

Dec.  20 – at Marlin, 8 p.m.

Dec. 29-31 – at Buffalo Holiday Tournament

Jan. 3 – McGregor* 8 p.m.

Jan. 6 – at West* 8 p.m.

Jan. 10 – Troy* 8 p.m.

Jan. 13 – at Clifton* 8 p.m.

Jan. 17 – at Bruceville-Eddy* 8 p.m.

Jan. 20 – Whitney* 8 p.m.

Jan. 24 – Marlin* 8 p.m.

Jan. 27 – at McGregor* 8 p.m.

Jan. 31 – West* 8 p.m.

Feb. 3 – at Troy* 8 p.m.

Feb. 7  - Clifton* 8 p.m.

Feb. 10 – Bruceville-Eddy*

Feb. 14 – at Whitney* 8 p.m.


2016-17 Groesbeck Middle School Boys Basketball Schedule



Dec. 5 – Marlin, 5 and 6 p.m.

Dec. 12 – at McGregor, 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

Jan. 5 – West 5 and 6 p.m.

Jan. 12 – at Troy, 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

Jan. 19 – Clifton 5 and 6 p.m.

Jan. 26 – Bruceville-Eddy 5 and 6 p.m.

Feb. 2 – at Whitney, 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

Feb. 4 – at Bruceville-Eddy Tournament


2016-17 Groesbeck Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Schedule



Dec. 1-3 – at Madisonville Tournament

Dec. 6 – at Hearne, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 8-10 – at Palestine Tournament

Dec. 13 – at Teague, 6 p.m.

Dec. 16 – Fairfield, 6:15 p.m.

Dec.  20 – at Marlin, 5 p.m.

Jan. 3 – McGregor* 5 p.m.

Jan. 6 – at West* 5 p.m.

Jan. 10 – Troy* 5 p.m.

Jan. 13 – at Clifton* 5 p.m.

Jan. 17 – at Bruceville-Eddy* 5 p.m.

Jan. 20 – Whitney* 5 p.m.

Jan. 24 – Marlin* 5 p.m.

Jan. 27 – at McGregor* 5 p.m.

Jan. 31 – West* 5 p.m.

Feb. 3 – at Troy* 5 p.m.

Feb. 7  - Clifton* 5 p.m.

Feb. 10 – Bruceville-Eddy* 5p.m.

Feb. 14 – at Whitney* 5 p.m.


Game Warden Field Notes



The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.


Third Time’s a Charm

Further evidence that some people just don’t learn from their mistakes, a Titus County game warden was having a conversation in a parking lot on the White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area when he was interrupted by a man who asked the warden out of the blue if he wanted to inspect his hunting license. The warden recognized the man as a convicted felon he had filed charges on twice before for possession of a firearm and obliged the request. The warden then discovered the felon was once again in possession of a firearm, a 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition. The man also had two freshly killed cat squirrels in his vehicle. A criminal history check identified at least six felony convictions and the suspect was arrested for a third time for felon in possession of a firearm.



2016-17 Groesbeck Varsity Girls Basketball Schedule



Dec. 6 – at Lorena, 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 8-10 – at Bremond Tournament

Dec. 13 – Bruceville-Eddy*, 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 16 – at Whitney*, 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 20 – at Marlin*, 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 27-28 – TBD

Jan. 3 – McGregor*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 6 – at West*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 10 – Troy*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 13 – at Clifton*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 17 – at Bruceville-Eddy*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 20 – Whitney*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 24 – Marlin*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 27 – at McGregor*, 6:15 p.m.

Jan. 31 – West*, 6:15 p.m.

Feb. 3 – at Troy*, 6:15 p.m.

Feb. 7 – Clifton*, 6:15 p.m.

*District games




Tickets are on sale now to see Globetrotters at Ferrell Center


(ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2016) – As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare to bring their 2017 World Tour to the Ferrell Center in Waco on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., the iconic team took a timeout for Guinness World Records Day. Only one year after setting seven official Guinness World Records titles, the Globetrotters broke a single-day total of nine records this year, including the longest basketball hook-shot.

Tickets to the see the Globetrotters in Waco start at $29.00 and are officially on sale now at or the Ferrell Center box office.


Groesbeck gives Rockdale a good fight in bi-distirct game

By Todd Boyd


WACO – The final score read Rockdale 42, Groesbeck 28 on the gigantic video scoreboard last Friday at Waco ISD Stadium. That is where the story of the 2016 season ended - in the first round of the Class 3A Division I playoffs.

That may have been the final chapter for the seniors that walked off that field with their collective heads held high, but what a riveting story this group had to tell during its four years. Enduring three coaching changes, this bunch of Goats made the playoffs three out of four years, including this year for first year coach Steve Hale.

“I am so proud of the way you played. I can’t say enough about my senior class that allowed me to come in and make a drastic change,” an emotional Hale said after the game. “We laid an unbelievable foundation that will pay off for years to come for these young ones. I love you.”


Lady Goat volleyball players earn all-district honors


Journal Staff Report


Several members of the Groesbeck Lady Goats volleyball team earned all-district honors this week as the list was released recently.

Alyssa Anglin, Haley DeFriend and Kylee Weishuhn all made the District 19-3A’s all-district first team.

Emily Garza was named to the district’s second team.

Teammates Lauren Smith, Paige Spivey, Abigail Johnson and Kennedy Cox each received honorable mention.

The all-academic first team included Anglin, DeFriend, Garza, Smith, Cox, Johnson, Makenzie Gibson, Rylie Goodman and Katie Reeves. 

The team, coached by Melissa Cole, finished district play with a 7-5 record and as the No. 4 seed when playoffs began. Groesbeck ended the volleyball year as a bi-district finalist for Class 3A Region III.


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