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Thu
28
Jul

Bosqueville wins TTAS Girls’ 10U state tournament hosted by GYBSA

 

Local economy stimulated by the 24 team tourney with hopes to host more next season

 

By Angela Crane

Special to the Journal

(Journal sports editor Stephen R. Farris also contributed to this article)

 

The Groesbeck Youth Baseball/Softball Association hosted the 2016 10U TTAS State softball tournament last week, July 18-22.

A total of 24 teams competed in the state tournament, featuring teams from around the central Texas area and as far north as Denison.

It was estimated that 3,000 fans were in attendance throughout the week.

This was by far the largest tournament the association has hosted out of the three state tournaments Groesbeck has had in the last three years.

Thu
28
Jul

Bosqueville wins TTAS Girls’ 10U state tournament hosted by GYBSA

The Groesbeck Youth Baseball/Softball Association hosted the 2016 10U TTAS State softball tournament last week, July 18-22. A total of 24 teams competed in the state tournament, featuring teams from around the central Texas area and as far north as Denison. It was estimated that 3,000 fans were in attendance throughout the week. 

 

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Thu
28
Jul

District 18-4A’s Chandler Boyd makes TSWA’s honorable mention all-state baseball team

BRYAN – Abilene Wylie’s Mack Mueller is the player of the year on the Collin Street Bakery/ Texas Sports Writers Association’s 2016 Class 4A All-State Baseball Team. The senior pitcher, who signed with Rice, was 12-0 with a 1.01 earned run average in leading Abilene Wylie to the state title. From District 18-4A, which included Mexia, Palestine, Fairfield, Madisonville and Groesbeck this past season, the Goats Chandler Boyd made the honorable mention team as a shortstop. Boyd hit .471 with 41 hits, 28 runs scored and 27 runs batted in for Groesbeck. He also compiled a 6-3 record on the mound with 46 strikeouts and an earned run average of 2.79, helping the team make the area round of the playoffs.

 

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Thu
21
Jul

Opening ceremonies held Sunday as Groesbeck hosts TTAS 10U state softball tournament

 

 

Journal Staff Reports

 

Softball teams from across north, east, south and central Texas gathered Sunday afternoon at the Groesbeck baseball and softball complex to take part in opening ceremonies for the TTAS 10U state softball tournament, that kicked off Monday morning.

Everyone enjoyed free hotdogs, chips and drinks and all of the girls competing in the tournament received a gift bag (purchased by the association) filled with a water bottle, sunflower seeds and coupons provided by local businesses and restaurants.

The Groesbeck Youth Baseball/Softball Association was thrilled at the number of businesses donating coupons for the bags as the community came together in showing their support and making this year’s tournament the best ever.  

First National Bank gave a donation of $50 for Sunday evening’s meal and Bush’s Chicken donated ice and tea.

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Jones 8U Machine Pitch team eyes state title next

Groesbeck Jones 8U Machine Pitch baseball team advanced to the TTAB state tournament after winning the district championship last week in Axtell. The team sold baked goods Monday and Tuesday at the TTAS 10U softball tournament and will hold a car wash fundraiser this Saturday at the First National Bank of Groesbeck. Pictured here at the team’s bake sale Monday are Braydan Urban, Aiden Moss and Brandi Getz.

Journal photo/Stephen R. Farris

Thu
21
Jul

Summer track athletes heading to state meet in McAllen next weekend

 

 

Journal Staff Report

 

It’s been a long, hot summer thus far, but that hasn’t stopped a group of young Groesbeck athletes from hitting the track over the last couple of months.

Several athletes from the Groesbeck summer track program have earned spots to compete in the Texas Amatuer Athletic Federation’s state track and field meet at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen next weekend, July 28-31.

The program’s 4x100 meter relay team of Detrick Smith, C.J. Henderson, Keithen Davisand and Symii Love will be competing at the state meet, along with teammates MaQua Smith (100 meter dash and long jump), Mahoganie Washington (200 meter dash) and Darien Trotter (shot put).

Henderson will also be running in the 50 and 100 meter dashes and Detrick Smith is competing in the 200 meter dash.

The qualifiers will be holding various fundraisers in the community to assist with travel expenses.

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Pee Wee Football Sign Ups

 

WHEN: Saturday July 23, 2016
WHERE: Brookshires in Groesbeck
TIME: 10 am-1 pm
PRICE: $90 reduced price for siblings
AGE: 4 for flag football; 5-12 for pads.
CONTACT: TROY WADDLE for more information.

Thu
21
Jul

Summer track athletes heading to state meet next weekend

It’s been a long, hot summer thus far, but that hasn’t stopped a group of young Groesbeck athletes from hitting the track over the last couple of months. Several athletes from the Groesbeck summer track program have earned spots to compete in the Texas Amatuer Athletic Federation’s state track and field meet at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen next weekend, July 28-31.

 

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Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Jones 8U Machine Pitch team eyes state title next

Groesbeck Jones won the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball’s 8U Machine Pitch District 8 tournament held in Axtell last week. The team advances to the state tournament next week in Rusk.

 

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Thu
14
Jul

Brazos Valley League teams qualify for state softball tournaments

 

 

Brazos Valley League teams qualified for state softball tournaments after wrapping up district play last week. The Texas Teenage Softball Association state tournaments are set to begin around the state on Monday, July 18.

Groesbeck will host the TTAS Girls 10U state tournament, with opening ceremonies slated for Sunday, July 17, at the baseball/softball complex next to the City Park.

The public is encouraged to come out Sunday evening and show your support for all the hard work these young ladies put in this season in making it all the way to state.

BVL teams that will be playing here in the 10U state softball tournament will be Riesel Blassingame, Riesel Laughlin, Mart and the Groesbeck Knockouts. They will be competing against teams from Red Oak, Ennis, Dublin, Comanche, Fairfield, Teague, Temple, rogers, Moody, Copperas Cove, Alto, Crockett, Alba, Van, Mildred, Bosqueville, Denison and Burnet.

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