New Groesbeck golf coach and athletic trainer Alan “Doc” Davis got off to a great start in his debut as a golf coach when six boys on the Goat team went to the Blackcat Invitational at the Tri County Golf Club on February 10 and tied the Whitney Wildcats for first place. The bad weather forced the Invitational to be called after only 15 holes had been played. The finish was then determined based on the results after the first nine holes. Groesbeck and Whitney were tied with 180 scores each. It was determined after two playoff holes that Whitney won and Groesbeck finished in second place. In addition to those two, four other boys teams competed including host Mexia.
For a half, the Groesbeck Lady Goats matched and surpassed the play of the highly-favored Franklin Lady Lions in a bi-district game at Leon High School Monday night. Franklin the 19-3A district champion trailed after the first quarter 19-17. At the half, Groesbeck led the Lady Lions 35-34. Then the Lady Goats opened the third period making seven turnovers while Franklin took the lead for good on two treys.
By Putt Riddle
Special to the Journal
In the new norm that has become the hallmark of Groesbeck Lady Goat basketball games-i.e. blowout wins over District 20-3A opponents, Coach Lisa O’Kelley’s team had perhaps its biggest of the streak of five straight wins at home, Friday, March 7 th . They blasted the Teague Lady Lions 56-38. Teague is in second place in the district and the loss didn’t knock it down to third place. But for the Lady Goats, it avenged an earlier 11 point loss in Teague and most importantly, it secured them finishing in fourth place and meeting the first place team from District 19-3A in a bidistrict match early next week.
With their chances on making the playoffs depending on their winning their last three District 20-3A games and a couple of other teams losing some key games, the Groesbeck Goats saw those chances evaporate on their own gym floor Friday, Feb. 7, when the Teague Lions snapped their 18- game losing streak with a 70-36 pounding of the hapless Goats 70- 36. It was Teague’s second win of the season and its first in district. Groesbeck dropped to a 9-18 season record and 3-7 in district.