District 15-3A All-District Team

The girls District 15-3A All-District basketball team was announced this week. Local honorees include:

District MVP: Kourtney Holyfield, Mabank

Offensive MVP: Demi Cumby, Athens

Defensive MVP (co): Bailey Swain, Mabank

1st Team All-District: Sydney Hightower, Brownsboro; Josee McNeese, Athens; Meagan Holyfield, Mabank.

2nd Team All-District: Kaitlyn Holyfield, Mabank; Madison Montgomery, Brownsboro.

Honorable Mention: Kaitlyn Holyfield, Mabank; Madison Montgomery, Brownsboro.

Athens finishes third in Tyler powerlifting meet



Courtesy the Athens Independent School District Facebook page


The Athens Hornets finished third overall at the Tyler Chapel Hill Powerlifting Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Athens scored 24 points behind the winner Lindale, which had 35 points. Bullard was 2nd with 25 points. Texarkana placed 4th with 21 points and Nacogdoches was 5th with 18 points.

Athens Ricardo Rodriguez placed 1st in the 114-pound class with a total of 765 pounds lifted, while José Rodriguez placed 1st in the 123-pound class had a total weight of 970, a personal best. John Arellano placed 1st in the SHW class with a total of 1,475 pounds, a personal best. Jose Rodriguez won the light platform award (Best Overall Lifter in the 114 – 165 class).

Alberto Martinez placed 8th in the 198-pounds class with a total of 1,035 pounds. Barrett Senycki placed 6th in the 198-pound class with a total of 980. Tyler Trussell placed 8th in the 242-pound class with a total of 1,135, a personal best. Brian Gutierrez placed 3rd in the 275-pound class with a total of 1,250, a personal best.

The following boy’s also competed for Athens: Osbablo Juarez in the 148-pound class, Dre’Tarious Chavis in the 181-pound class and Chad Walker 242-pound class.

Athens next powerlifting meet will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at Fairfield.

TVCC announces Hoops For Hope Day

Hoops for Heart LogoIt’s time to shoot hoops for hope.

Trinity Valley Community College and the Lady Cardinals are teaming up with faculty member Mandy Weber to raise funds for the East Texas chapter of the Amazing Little Hearts Group (ALHG).

The college has proclaimed Wednesday, Feb. 27, as Hoops For Hope Day. The Lady Cardinals play San Jacinto at home that day at 5:30 p.m. and opportunities will be available for fans to contribute to the effort to raise funds.

ALHG provides support, information and resources to families affected by congenital heart defects in our area.

A congenital heart defect (CHD) is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels which is present at birth. Many types of the heart defect exists, most of which either obstruct blood flow in the heart or vessels near it, or cause blood flow through the heart in an abnormal pattern.

The cause is very personal to Weber, as both her husband and daughter have CHD.

Among the opportunities for fans to contribute at the game will be the chance to purchase ribbons for $4 and a note for the wall. Donations will also be accepted.

The college is also inviting children from ALHG and others touched by the disease to be special guests at the game.

February is heart month and the college encourages fans to support Hoops For Hope Day.

Heart N Sole 5K results released

Jason Bogardus of Plano was the overall winner of the Heart N Sole 5K.
Jason Bogardus of Plano was the overall winner of the Heart N Sole 5K. (MICHAEL V. HANNIGAN PHOTO)

The inaugural Heart N Sole 5K held at the Cain Center Saturday, Feb. 16, drew 126 runners and was deemed a success by organizers, who also thanked race sponsors Crestway Park Dental and Athens ENT. They also thanked Brookshire’s, which provided fruit and chocolate for the fountain.

Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

Overall Winners were:

  • Jason Bogardus, 35, Plano, 20:18.20
  • Sonia Eudy, 35, Eustace, 20:46.90

Category Winner were:

Ages 10-14

1st , GARRETT WALKER AGE 8 – 30:.37
2nd, JOSEPH CODY AGE 14 – 33:33.93
3rd, BRYAN BARTON AGE 10 – 39:56.76

1st, RACHEL COOK AGE 12 – 25:35.34
2nd, BREANNA RAGAN AGE 13 – 26:21.50
3rd, EMILY MULLINS AGE 12 – 31:51.45

Ages 15-19

1ST, CHRIS ECHOLS AGE 15 – 32:19.76

1ST, FAITH ECHOLS AGE 16 – 29:26.92
2nd, JASMINE CODY AGE 16 – 43:15.67
3rd, CASSIDY MCCOY AGE 17 – 50:43.48

Ages 20-29

1st, ELIAS HERNANDEZ AGE 25- 20:45.96
2nd, ELVIS GARCIA AGE 27 – 24:24.82
3rd, JAIME SANTOS AGE 25 – 25:24.32

1ST, JENNIFER COLLUM AGE 23 – 23:21.65
2ND, LANA MONTGOMERY AGE 28 – 25:24.98
3rd, YESSICA CERRILLO AGE 27 – 27:10.00

Ages 30-39

1st, JASON BOGARDUS AGE 35 – 20:18.20
2nd, DAVID HOLIK AGE 39 – 21:13.87
3rd, RICHARD WARD AGE 30- 22:36.06

1st, SONIA EUDY AGE 35 – 20:46.90
2nd, TAMMIE WICKEL AGE 30 – 25:38.29
3rd, SHELLY TANNER AGE 33 – 25:42.35

Ages 40-49

1st, BOBBY BURTON AGE 49 – 26:18.89
2nd, STEVE DRUMMEL AGE 47 – 33:12.79

1st, SHERRI MCINNIS AGE 44 – 25:19.07
2nd, SANDY CARTER AGE 42 – 26:22.85
3rd, LISA RAY AGE 46 – 30:01.39

Ages 50-59

1st, TONY CULLUM AGE 51 – 25:45.09
2nd, KEVIN RAY AGE 53 – 30:02.20
3rd, RANDY LAMBRIGHT AGE 59 – 45:31.48

1st, JEAN BOGARDUS AGE 56 – 30:05.70
2nd, JULIE SMITH AGE 55 – 36:17.42
3rd, SHANNON DUBE AGE 50 – 41:56.82

Ages 60+

1st, WALTER HILLEBRAND AGE 73- 28:08.56
2nd, PHIL TUCKER AGE 69 – 29:08.32
3rd, DAVID MCCOY AGE 68 – 35:52.75

1st, PATSY WEEMS AGE 60 – 29:59.62
2nd, ROSE PATTON AGE 64 – 43:48.32
3rd, SANDY CURRAN AGE 64 – 49:54.92

TVCC Sports Notes: Lady Cards split double header

By Benny Rogers, TVCC Sports Information

A doubleheader split against Hill College Tuesday night at Cain Park moved the Lady Cardinals’ season record to 12-6.

The Lady Cardinals prevailed 5-0 in Game 1 and fell 7-6 in Game 2.

Erica Jordan slammed a three-run home run in the first game to spark the Lady Cardinals.

In the second game, Marci Seymour, Shelby Reddington, Celeste Montoya and Candise Wise had two hits each. Montoya and Wise each drove in a run.

The Lady Cardinals carried a five-run lead into the top of the seventh inning.

Coach Ashley Johnston’s squad is scheduled to travel Saturday to Lufkin to play Angelina in a doubleheader. Action begins at 1 p.m.


The No. 1-ranked Lady Cardinals go after a 42nd straight Cardinal Gym win today against Angelina at 5:30 p.m. The game will be webcast on the Cardinal Sports Network at www.tvcc.edu.

The Lady Cardinals are 26-1 on the year and 13-0 in conference. Angelina is 16-11 and 8-5.

The Lady Cardinals were an 86-60 winner against Angelina earlier this season in Lufkin.

The Lady Cardinals have an open date Saturday.


The Cardinals take to the road tonight, going to Carthage to face Panola. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Cardinals are 16-10 on the season and 7-8 in conference. Panola is 8-18 and 0-16.

Last month at Cardinal Gym, the Cardinals rolled to an 80-59 win against Panola.

The Cardinals are scheduled to be at home Saturday against Paris at 4 p.m. The Cardinal Sports Network will webcast the game.


In case you missed the announcement last week, the dates of the Region XIV Basketball Tournament have been changed to Tuesday-Saturday, March 5-9.

The event will be held on the campus of UT Tyler.