Sports

Wed
14
Sep

Groesbeck Cross Country Competes in the Hewitt Kiwanas Midway Invitational

Groesbeck Cross Country places three teams in the top 10 at the Hewitt Kiwanis Midway Invitational Meet

 

Journal Staff Report

 

Last Thursday turned out good for the Groesbeck Goats cross country team, as they competed in the Hewitt Kiwanis Midway Invitational meet held at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex in Waco.

As a team, Groesbeck came away with three top 10 finishes, with Traetin Turrubiarte and Trey Hicks medaling for the varsity boys and Kaylee Dodson receiving a medal for her top 10 finish competing in the junior varsity girls race.

Both Turrubiarte and Hicks finished the varsity boys race in the top 20 out of the group of 138 competitors from the 17 schools competing at the meet, propelling the team to a third place finish overall.

Turrubiarte finished 8th with a time of 17:32.50 and Hicks nudged in at No. 20 with a time of 18:23.56.

Wed
14
Sep

Groesbeck Middle School Sports News

Middle School Goat football teams pick up wins over Mexia to start the season

 

 

Journal Staff Report

 

Great start to the 2016 season by the Groesbeck Goats 8th grade football team, winning last week over the Mexia Blackcats, 36-6.

The Goats opened up the scoring with a long pass play from quarterback Zach Wilson to receiver Denim Gibson, capped off with a two-point conversion by Terrell Conn.

Wilson followed up with an interception return for a touchdown and Groesbeck added another score on John Reed’s recovery of an onside kick for a TD.

Wilson scored two more times in the game. One on another INT return for a touchdown and the other on a QB sneak that was set up by cornerback Frankie Smith’s 73-yard interception return down to the Mexia six-yard line.

Wed
14
Sep

Friday Night High School Football Previews (Week 4)

 

 

In Week 3, after a little “smash talk” over the internet, the Groesbeck Goats buckled in and outfought the Mexia Blackcats to win the 78th meeting between the two teams in what has been dubbed over the past couple of decades as the Battle of the River. Groesbeck will have this Friday night off as they prepare to open up district play next week against Eustace on the road. Elsewhere, top ranked Bremond and Mart remain undefeated entering Week 4, while Coolidge shutout Trinidad last Friday night, 46-0, to pick up their first win of the season.

Here’s the breakdown for teams in our area:

Class 2A, No. 2 ranked Bremond Tigers (3-0) vs. Waco Reicher Cougars (2-1)

Date: Friday, Sept. 16

Place: Tiger Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tigers vs. Cougars series record (The Cougars lead this season 5-3-0. According to lonestarfootball.com, the last time these two teams met was in 2001 with Waco winning decisively, 32-8).

Thu
08
Sep

Friday Night High School Football Previews (Week 3)

 

Week 2 saw a few teams starting to get into the groove, however, there are a few still shaking off a little dust. Bremond and Mart are ranked in Class 2A, while other schools will work to make their mark this week in the standings.

Here’s the breakdown for teams in our area:

Groesbeck Goats (0-2) vs. Mexia Blackcats (2-0)

Date: Friday, Sept. 9

Place: Groesbeck Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Goats vs. Blackcats series record (Mexia leads the series 53-21-3)

Thu
08
Sep

Groesbeck Middle School Sports News - Volleyball

 

Volleyball – 7th Grade A (Red) Team

By Coach Roberts

Groesbeck vs. McGregor

Thu
08
Sep

Lady Goats split volleyball matches last week

 

Journal Staff Report

The Groesbeck Lady Goats played two matches last week, falling to the Rogers Lady Eagles in five sets, but avenging the Tuesday loss by beating the Buffalo Lady Bison on Friday, 25-15, 25-21, 25-15.

In Tuesday’s match, the Lady Goats went up 2-0 in their match with Rogers, but the Lady Eagles managed to come from behind and take the last three.

In Friday’s match, Alyssa Anglin led the Lady Goats in their sweep of Buffalo with six kills and a pair of aces serving.

Abby Johnson finished with nine assists, seven digs and three kills and libero Emily Garza worked defensively to make 11 digs in the Buffalo match.

The Lady Goats were scheduled to play Wortham this past Tuesday on the road and then host McGregor in their first district game this Friday night.

Thu
08
Sep

Groesbeck cross country teams finish strong at Pro-Fit Invitational

 

Journal Staff Report

 

The Groesbeck Goats cross country team competed in the Pro-Fit Invitational last week in Belton.

Carter Devrow finished eight out of 85 runners to bring home a medal from the meet. Devrow ran an 18:51.0 in the boys Class 1-4A Division.

Traetin Turrubiarte finished with a time of 19:58.2, Trey Hicks ran a time of 20:07.6, Zachary Neumann (20:13.5), Mason Carpenter (20:14.3) and Damien Roman Reyes (20:21.5) all finished in the top 50. Chris Ramirez (21:33.5), Seth Wimberly (21:43.2) and Dalton Masters (22:50.2) stayed close to the rest of the group in finishing the race, helping the Goats finish in fourth place out of the 16 schools competing.

The girls team placed seventh out of 15 teams competing.

Emily Miera (14:49.3) and Rylee Goodman (14:52.1) had the best times for the Lady Goats, finishing No. 20 and No. 22 respectively.

Thu
08
Sep

Goats playing tough, still looking for first win of the season

 

By Todd Boyd

Special to the Groesbeck Journal

 

BULLARD – An inability to hold on to the football early and a stifling Bullard defense led to a 45-12 loss by Groesbeck last Friday at Panther Stadium.

The Goats begin the season with consecutive losses after dropping their first game of the 2016 season to McGregor. The road to that elusive first victory doesn’t become any easier to navigate as Groesbeck hosts Highway 14 rival Mexia (2-0) in the 78th edition of The Battle of the River at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Goats first possession of the Bullard game lasted two plays with an interception coming on the first pass of the game. Bullard was able to convert that turnover into a touchdown 11 plays later. In the next Groesbeck possession, the offense showed life by converting a third down, but that drive ended with a fumble. That turnover was also converted into Panther points and a 14-0 deficit.

Thu
08
Sep

78th meeting of the famous “Battle of the River” football game takes place Friday night between Groesbeck and Mexia

 

 

Journal Staff Report

 

This year’s game marks the 78th meeting between the Mexia Blackcats and Groesbeck Goats in what has become known over the years as the Battle of the River. The “river” is the Navasota, located between the two cities - crossing under Hwy. 14 - for you readers that may be new to the rivalry. Groesbeck was 6-2-2 in the first 10 games of the rivalry that dates back to 1901. The Blackcats have the longest consecutive win streak in the series at 13 games and Mexia leads the series with an all-time record of 53-21-3.

The first 10 games of the series resulted in eight shutout wins - six by the Goats and two by the Blackcats and two scoreless ties.

Mexia won the first ever meeting between the two teams by the score of 10-0.

Groesbeck held the largest margin of victory, a 53-0 shutout in 1915, until Mexia claim that stat in 2000 when they beat the Goats 55-0.

Thu
08
Sep

Battle of the River Friday

This year’s game marks the 78th meeting between the Mexia Blackcats and Groesbeck Goats in what has become known over the years as the Battle of the River. The “river” is the Navasota, located between the two cities - crossing under Hwy. 14 - for you readers that may be new to the rivalry. Groesbeck was 6-2-2 in the first 10 games of the rivalry that dates back to 1901.

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