Sports

Wed
16
Nov

Gruell signs softball letter of intent with Lamar University

 

 

It’s been a tough road lately for Groesbeck High School softball player Taylor Gruell, but things are certainly looking up for the senior pitcher this year as she signed her letter of intent to continue her education and softball career with Lamar University.

Gruell, who missed last spring with a knee injury, has worked doubly hard during the off season to get back on track to help lead the Lady Goats in the pitcher’s circle this coming season.

She has been one of the team’s stronger pitchers during her freshman and sophomore campaigns and has helped out at the plate as well.

“It feels great to be back and to be signing,” said Gruell last Wednesday. “I’m really excited.”

The signing ceremony took place in the high school gym last week, with fellow students, teammates, teachers, coaches, her parents and grand-parents attending the event to watch her sign and prepare for the next level.

Thu
10
Nov

Friday Night Football Previews

Landen Frazier (on ground) causes a fumble that Titus Townes jumped to set up Groesbeck's first TD last Friday. Journal photo/Todd Boyd
Groesbeck corner back Warner Horton had an interception last Friday in the Goats 26-22 win over Whitney. Journal photo/Todd Boyd
Groesbeck running Kane Sullivan picks up tough yards against Whitney. Journal photo/Todd Boyd

Texas High School Football Playoff Previews

 

It’s playoff time for local high school football teams as most are scheduled to begin the bi-district round on Friday and a couple that will hit the field this Thursday. Who’s in? Bremond and Mart are both in from Class 2A, Teague, Groesbeck, Jewett-Leon and Buffalo from Class 3A and over in Class 1A (6-Man), Coolidge made it in.

Here’s the breakdown on this weekend’s football playoffs:

Class 3A DI

Groesbeck Goats (5-5) vs. Rockdale Tigers (9-1)

Date: Nov. 11, 2016

Place: Waco ISD Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Goats vs. Tigers series record (According to lonestarfootball.net, this is the first meeting between the two teams).

Thu
10
Nov

Comeback nets Goats spot in the playoffs

By Todd Boyd

 

WHTNEY – The playoff formula was simple – win and make the postseason tournament. Working through the equation proved a little harder as Groesbeck needed a second half comeback over a determined Whitney football team last Friday.

Down two scores at the half, the Goats roared back, keeping the Wildcats off the board and completing a touchdown pass in the waning minutes for a 26-22 win at Wildcat Stadium.

Quarterback Mitchell Waller completed the comeback with a back shoulder fade to fellow senior Kolby Ayres with 1:34 left in regulation for the winning points. Ayres fought off a Wildcat defender while keeping a toe inbounds for the playoff clinching catch.

“That fourth quarter – that’s a memory,” Groesbeck athletic director and head football coach Steve Hale said. “The true mark of a man is when bad things happen to you - how you respond - and in a classy way.”

Thu
10
Nov

Lady Goats fight to the end against Franklin

Journal Staff Report

 

Tough break for the Groesbeck Lady Goats in their bi-district match against the Franklin Lady Lions last week in Rockdale.

The Lady Goats fell in three sets, 12-25, 12-25, 16-25, to end their season as a bi-district finalist.

“We had to fight to get here,” said coach Melissa Cole. “We’re very young with only three seniors on the team. Our kids didn’t go down easy. They were defensively scrappy and played really hard. I was very proud of them and they went out in Groesbeck style, just fighting to the end.”

Haley DeFriend led with 12 digs, seven kills and an ace in the match. Abby Johnson finished with nine digs and eight set assists, while Emily Garza worked defensively for 19 digs.

Kennedy Cox had eight digs and nine set assists.

Alyssa Anglin helped out with 13 digs and six kills at the net and Kylee Weishuhn recorded 16 digs and two kills.

Thu
10
Nov

Great Season for Groesbeck Cross Country Teams

The Groesbeck Lady Goats cross country team competed in the Class 3A Region III Cross Country Championship that was held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Kate Barr Park in Huntsville. Team members are, left to right, Rylie Goodman, Raigen Archer, Genesis Hibbard, Emily Miera, Daniela Venegas, Haley Defriend and Maci Bozeman.  Not pictured... Liset Rivera, and Eyrli Townes.

Courtesy photo

 

The Groesbeck Goats cross country team competed in the Class 3A Region III Cross Country Championship that was held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Kate Barr Park in Huntsville. Boys team... Traetin Turrubiarte, Damian Roman Reyes, Carter Devrow, Zachary Neumann, Bradley Bay, Trey Hicks, Mason Carpenter and Seth Wimberly...not pictured Titus Townes.

Courtesy photo

Thu
10
Nov

PLAYOFF BOUND!

 

 

Groesbeck High School invites community members, GISD parents, students and staff to participate in a send-off for our Varsity football team this Friday at 3:45 p.m. We will meet at the GHS field-house.

Thu
10
Nov

PLAYOFF BOUND!

 

 

Groesbeck High School invites community members, GISD parents, students and staff to participate in a send-off for our Varsity football team this Friday at 3:45 p.m. We will meet at the GHS field-house. Goats (5-5) vs. Rockdale Tigers (10-0), Friday night at 7:30 p.m., Waco ISD Stadium.

Thu
03
Nov

Friday Night High School Football Previews (Week 11)

Its crunch time for high school football teams this week. Some are in and some are out. Others are on the borderline for the final playoff seed in districts. Bremond will go in as the No. 1 seed from their district, while Mart plays undefeated district opponent Bosqueville to see who goes in at No. 1 and No. 2. Groesbeck is in at the No.4 seed with a win this week and Coolidge should make a playoff appearance if they beat Penelope on the road.

Here’s the breakdown for teams in our area:

Groesbeck Goats (4-5, 3-3) vs. Whitney Wildcats (3-6, 2-4)

Date: Friday, Nov. 4

Place: Wildcat Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Goats vs. Wildcats series record (The Goats lead the series with a record of 4-2-0. Groesbeck has won the last two meetings).

Thu
03
Nov

Goats stomp past the Elks 37-6

By Todd Boyd

Last Friday was a special night for a very special man who is battling cancer when Groesbeck Coach Thomas O’Kelley was honored after the Goats last home game of the season.

With current and former players gathered on the G at midfield after Groesbeck’s 37-6 win over Elkhart, head coach Steve Hale presented the game ball to the man so many have come to see as a second father. Hale only told his senior players and captains of the planned ceremony before the game. During the time between the final horn and the ceremony, the entire team signed the small token of deep appreciation and great admiration.

“One of the most amazing men I have ever met in my life,” Hale said. “He has a passion for his work and for his kids. A man, a role model.”

Thu
03
Nov

Players Pay Tribute Goats Coach O'Kelley

By Todd Boyd

Last Friday was a special night for a very special man who is battling cancer when Groesbeck Coach Thomas O’Kelley was honored after the Goats last home game of the season.

With current and former players gathered on the G at midfield after Groesbeck’s 37-6 win over Elkhart, head coach Steve Hale presented the game ball to the man so many have come to see as a second father. Hale only told his senior players and captains of the planned ceremony before the game. During the time between the final horn and the ceremony, the entire team signed the small token of deep appreciation and great admiration.

“One of the most amazing men I have ever met in my life,” Hale said. “He has a passion for his work and for his kids. A man, a role model.”

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