Sports

Thu
23
Mar

Goats all-district team

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The Groesbeck Goats landed nine players on the District 19-3A all-district basketball team and three players earned honors on the district’s all-academic team.

Senior Sabrien Jones received one of the district’s superlative awards by being named co-Defensive Player of the Year along with Bruceville-Eddy’s Beau Williams.

Jones averaged 12.5 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, 4.7 assists per game and 3.4 steals per game this past basketball season, helping lead the Goats to a 7-7 record in district play.

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Thu
23
Mar

Goats spend spring break picking up district wins in baseball

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The Groesbeck Goats varsity baseball team moves to 11-3 on the season and 2-0 in district play after picking up a pair of wins over district opponents McGregor last Tuesday and West on Friday night in extra-innings.

In the Goats 7-5 win at home over the McGregor Bulldogs, Groesbeck took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Mitchell Waller scores on a balk call.

The Bulldogs tied the game at 1-1 in the third, then took the lead in the top of the fourth with three more runs to make it 4-1.

The Goats tallied a run in the bottom of the fourth after Ellis Boyer’s ground out to short allows Chandler Boyd to score.

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Thu
23
Mar

Lady Goats split district softball games during spring break

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The Groesbeck Lady Goats defeated McGregor last Tuesday at home, 12-3, but fell to the West Lady Trojans on the road Friday, 5-1, to start district play at 1-1.

Against McGregor, after trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the second, the Lady Goats pushed across three runs to take the lead.

The runs came after Madi Waddle’s fly ball to center field was mishandled, allowing Brandie Lenamon, Haylie Mitchell and Sydney Beldin to score.

Groesbeck took a 4-1 lead in the third when Mitchell tripled to center to score Kennedy Cox.

In the fourth, the Lady Goats added another run to make it 5-1, after Kylee Weishuhn - pinch running for Waddle - scores on a passed ball.

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Thu
23
Mar

Reid to take over as head boys basketball coach at Madisonville

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Groesbeck head basketball coach Chris Reid will be taking over as the new Madisonville Mustang coach, replacing Brian Thurmond, who resigned towards the end of the basketball season after compiling over 200 wins during his time with the Mustangs.

Reid has spent the last four years here at Groesbeck, turning the Goats around from a 2-22 season his first year, to 10 wins his second year and a 19-14 record last year, which included the team gaining the No. 4 seed for District 18-4A and finishing the season as a bi-district finalist.

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Thu
16
Mar

Groesbeck shares fifth with three other teams at state team tennis tourney

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Rain on Saturday forced the cancelation of matches at the state team tennis tournament in Round Rock, as four teams met and decided to share fifth place, which included Rockdale, Ingram, Groesbeck and Shallowater.

Groesbeck opened the first round with a 10-5 defeat over Tulia, but in the second round, Wall got the best of the Goats by the same 10-5 score.

Matches were played all over Round Rock, Leander and Georgetown, in hopes of getting all the matches in before the weather hit.

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Groesbeck Goat tennis player Cason Killingsworth makes the return during competition at the state team tennis tournament held this past weekend in Round Rock.

Thu
16
Mar

No. 4 ranked Goats win two out of three in Buffalo

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The Groesbeck Goats opened up play at the Buffalo baseball tournament last weekend, with a 10-0 shutout over formal district rival Mexia Thursday morning.

The Goats took a 1-0 lead in the first, then added three more in the third, three in the fourth and another three runs in the fifth.

Groesbeck had 12 hits in the game, including a triple by Chandler Boyd, two doubles by Brayden Bradley and one by Luke Bailey.

Ellis Boyer picked up the win, pitching five innings, scattering four hits and striking out four.

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Ellis Boyer was the starting pitcher for the Groesbeck Goats in their opening game of the Buffalo Tournament, held last Thursday. The Goats won 2 of 3 games at the tournament.

Mon
27
Feb

2017 Alumni Baseball Game

Big turnout for the 2017 Alumni baseball game this past Saturday as fans got a chance to view this year’s Groesbeck Goat varsity team in action. The alumni gave the Goats a good outing in the process. Gotta say, the barbeque was like none other, melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Pictured are Groesbeck Goat senior Ellis Boyer, shown getting a hit, and alumni pitcher John Liscano, bringing the heat to the younger generation.

Photos by Stephen R. Farris/The Groesbeck Journal

Mon
27
Feb

GHS softball, baseball coaches speak to Groesbeck Lions Club

GHS softball, baseball coaches speak to Groesbeck Lions Club

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Groesbeck High School softball and baseball coaches were speakers for the Groesbeck Lions Club on February15.

Program Chairman Morris DeFriend introduced Steve Hale, GISD Athletic Director. In-turn Hale introduced Lacey Merrifield, softball coach, and Cameron Sellstrom, baseball coach.

Coach Merrifield is in her 10th year of coaching and teaching and her fifth year in Groesbeck. The Lady Goat softball team has made the playoffs every year since Coach Merrifield has been here.

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Mon
27
Feb

Groesbeck powerlifters compete at West Invitational

Groesbeck powerlifters compete at West Invitational

 

Journal Staff Report

 

Goat powerlifters put in a good effort last weekend at the West Invitational meet, with several athletes earning medals.

For the girl’s team, Bianca Carillo brought home a fourth place medal in the 123 weight class, lifting a total of 585 lbs.

 

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Fri
17
Feb

Lady Goats finish season with huge win over Clifton

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