My name is Jason Pringle and I would like to take this time to let you know a little more about myself. I was born and raised in Limestone County and my roots run deep. Not only did I grow up in this area, I have, in my adult years, helped the area youth grow and build. In the past, I was a member of the board for Groesbeck Little Dribblers. For the past 12 years I have been a fixture on the baseball and softball fields for our youth. Serving on each board when they were separate entities and being a part of unifying the separate baseball and softball boards into the Groesbeck Youth Baseball Softball Association. I have served as the President and Vice President of these boards. For 13 years I feel I have been a positive influence on the children that I have coached on either the baseball or softball fields, in peewee football and even the basketball court.
More than a dozen parents and community members attended the GISD special board meeting on Tuesday, Feb.
A number of local and area teams are playing basketball games Friday night either in the playoffs on the girls’ side, or to warm up for the playoffs on the boys’ side.
Four Groesbeck High School athletes will participate in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Victory Bowl in Waco during the first week of June.
On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Coach Jim Longbotham took the Groesbeck Goats tennis team to compete in the Corsicana Mertz Invitational. The long time tournament had a field of 11 high schools competing this year. The field included some of the top programs in Texas including 6A Waco Midway, 5A Texas High in Texarkana, China Spring, Ferris, Midlothian, host 5A Corsicana, Trinity, Ennis, Kaufman, Groesbeck and Vanguard Preparatory. The one day tournament was spread out over three sits in Corsicana. They were Corsicana High, Corsicana Middle School and the Mertz Tennis Center, a public court donated to the city by longtime Corsicana physician Robert Mertz who has more than one tennis tournament named for him. The tournament has been played since the early 1990s.