High School Sports RoundupSports Friday, April 19th, 2013
Story by David Campbell @ brazossports.com
After hosting its regional qualifiers meet for 22 years in a row, moving up a new-fangled area track meet proved to be a small challenge for the Brenham Cubs and coach Jerry Newman.
Because of the approaching wet weather, the meet was advanced from Thursday to Wednesday, and the Cubs won the “home” meet with 103 points. Brenham won the sprint relay (41.90 seconds), the 800 relay (1:27.17) and Jacob Deramus won the 1,600 in 4:33.85. That followed up Brenham’s team win in the 18-4A meet. The next stop is the Region III-4A meet at Sam Houston State’s Bowers Stadium on April 26-27.
Rudder junior Isaiah Johnson will advance in three races. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.42, and was fourth in 200 meters with a time of 22.10. Johnson also ran a leg on the Rangers’ 400-meter relay.
Chris Taylor, a senior, was third in the 100 meters at 10.74 and joins Johnson and fellow seniors Tre Guyton and Kenndall Lewis on the 400 relay team, which earned a bronze medal.
Junior Alyseah Roberson was the only girl who advanced for Rudder. She was third in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet,-41/2 inches.
While College Station hosted a 3A area meet Wednesday, A&M Consolidated was the site for the meeting between Districts 27 and 28 in Class A Division II. Division II is a separate category in track this season that will be added to the state meet.
Zacchaues Williams was the only Calvert male runner to qualify for regional, with his fourth-place finish in the 100, time at 12.33. JayQuail Brown threw 39-41/2 and his third-place finish also sends him to regional competition.
Calvert had a good girls meet, though. Tiffany Williams and LaKeydra Mosley went 1-2 in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and Williams made it a sprint sweep by winning the 400. Mosley was third there.
Williams ran 12.43 in the 100, 28.29 in the 200, and 59.39 in the 400. She also won the long jump at 14-01/2.
Dime Box’s Cesar Ceniceros ran 11:04.22 to win the boys’ 3,200 and also qualified in the 1,600, finishing third in 5:08.26. Tyler Malinak took third in the 3,200 at 11:42.42. William Crenshaw’s 19-31/4 long jump was good for second and a regional spot.
Cheyenne Shed won both the girls’ 800 (2:27.95) and the 1,600 (5:48.47) for Dime Box.
The 14-5A baseball race is not quite as complicated as it might appear, but Friday’s games will tell a major portion of the story.
A&M Consolidated (6-4) hosts College Park (5-5) with the Consol Tigers still in position to clinch second if they win their final two games. Conroe Oak Ridge (6-4) plays at Lufkin (4-7). In their initial district meetings, A&M Consolidated edged College Park, 6-5 and Lufkin surprised Oak Ridge, 4-3.
The other district game is a non-factor in the race. The Woodlands has already locked up first place and hosts the Conroe Tigers, who are in seventh place in the seven-team district.
Bryan has the bye Friday, and the Vikings (4-7) are in the unique position of rooting for A&M Consolidated. And if Oak Ridge happened to beat Lufkin, that would be fine, too. Bryan has the advantage of two wins over Lufkin and that would pull them even in a tie for fifth place. But like Bryan, Lufkin has surged to make the race interesting.
No one plays Tuesday, so the final Friday could wrap up playoff spots and positioning. For now, while the Tigers have control of their fate, the playoffs are out of Bryan’s hands. Yet, if the off night goes well for the Vikings, they could enter the final game at College Park with a chance to tie for fourth. College Park won the first meeting, 4-3.
Consol finishes up the regular season at Oak Ridge next Friday.
Rudder will not qualify for the baseball playoffs this year, but the Rangers nearly had a chance to hand Brenham a loss in the Cubs’ bid for the 18-4A title. The Cubs had already clinched their 54th playoff appearance. By scoring two runs in the top of the ninth, Brenham won, 4-3. At 11-2, the Cubs are a half-game behind Montgomery in the 18-4A race, and the Montgomery Bears (12-2) have the bye Friday.
Friday, Brenham will host Magnolia, which has a chance to win the district title. The Bulldogs are currently 10-3.
Rudder could still affect the race. The Rangers, who play at home against Willis Friday, host Montgomery Saturday.
Milano shot 345-347 for a total of 692 for a solid third-place performance at the Region IV-A golf tournament at Brenham Country Club in the tournament that concluded Monday.
The Eagles got a tough draw when the UIL issued its new alignments and Weimar became a Class A team. Weimar’s A and B teams were the top two teams in the state last year and took the top two spots in the region this year.
With three teams and the top three individuals advancing to state this year, the Eagles will return for the second straight year, though. Milano held off Normangee, which finished fourth. Logan Young of Normangee was second among medalist qualifiers for state, shooting 76-79 for a total of 155.
As a team, Milano shot 692, led by Mik Mader’s 162 and a 158 from Toby Sanders. Jacob Willingham and Derek Walton each shot 181, with Tyde Taylor at 227. Those same five players finished tied for fourth at the state tournament last year.
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