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/,i i 4A.-The Malak News, Thursday, Feb. 17, INS THE On Sports By Benny Rogers This 'n that Finishing off the rest of the valentine's candy... The Tigarettes closed their portion of the 1982-83 basketball season in Palestine last Tuesday night against Westwood's Lady Panthers, winners of District 17AAA with a 10.0 mark and ranked third in the state among Class AAA schools. As expected, the Lady Panthers had little trouble in disposing of the MHS ferns in recording their 27th win against one setback. As I watched the lightning-quick Westwood ferns totally dominate the Tigeret- tes, I thought back to the years when the Tigerettes were doing likewise to other teams. At the same time I couldn't help but be optimistic in looking into the future. Four sophomores and one freshman suited up in the loss to Westwood, which leads me to believe that the days of Tigerette domination gone-by may not be too far off in the future. Watch for a much better season than 12-15 next time around... While the Tigerettes closed against the winner of the District 17AAA girls' division, so too, in all probability did the Tigers here Tuesday night against Crockett. It once again appears as though the district's southern most school is on its way to making a sweep of the boys' sports. Last year those 'Dogs dominated 17AAA and even went on to capture the Class AAA baseball crown. But back to the Tigers...In all liklihood the final numbers read 10-19 on the season and 1-9 in 17AAA play. Of course if the locals pulled off the upset against the Bulldogs the numbers are one game better and the season will have ended on an upbeat note. But as far as the overall lack of success goes in loop play, it was just simply a case of the Tigers just not having enough to battle the likes of Crockett, Fairfield, Westwoed and Rusk. In most of the losses the Tigers played as well as they could, but it just wasn't enough against the talent-laden clubs... Speaking of basketball...The folks in Cross Reads are celebrating this week as both the Bobcats and.Lady Bobcats qualified for the state playoffs. The Lady 'Cats finished second in District 48A play, but under the new playoff format are eligible for playoff action. (A related article may be found elsewhere in this issue of The News) Although it appeared as though the Bobcats would also have to settle for second place, the CRHS cagers awoke district champions Saturday morning following LaPoynor's upset of district-leading Cayuga Friday night. LaPoyuor's upset win gave the Bobcats the district crown by a game over the Cayugas, leaving pre- season favorite LaPoynor out of the playoffs for the first time in what seems like an con. The Bobcats will face either Dawson or Coolidge in bi-district play next week... With basketball season dwindling down to the playoffs at band, the spring spor- ts. baseball, track, tennis, golf - are waiting backstage. The Tigers opened diamond practices Wednesday and are set to scrimmage Athens Saturday in Athens. Next up will be Brownsboro on Thursday, February 24 in Brownsbero. The season is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March I in Canton... By the way, Little Dribbler registration was a huge success Saturday. With the handful of late signees that continue to trickle in the 1983 enrollment may very well reach record porportions. If there are any youngsters who haven't signed up yet, better hurry, for late sign ups will not be accepted after this Saturday... District 17AAA had three players sign with major universities in the football recruiting wars last week. Headed for the University of Houston are Crockett's Troy BoRon and Fairfield's Louis Cheek. Westwood's Jeff Wilson inked his name on a letter of intent to the University of Texas at Arlington... Two area head football coaches resigned last week. Hanging up the whistle were Link Fuller of Westwood and John Wills of Whitehouse. Fuller quit to enter private business and Wills resigned for what he called "lack of support for his program." Don't forget the general meeting of the Malakoff Youth Sports Association tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Elementary schoo! cafeteria... akoff Insurance Agency * Life -k Home * Bonds * Auto "k Commercial ,. s M.l.koff JERRY GARRISON 489-0512 LITTLE TRANSFER'& STORAGE agent for Mayflower ESTIMATES WITHOUT OBLIGATION. Hilhway 31 Corsicana, Texas 0 s plus tax Old Milwaukee ..................... 6.95 per case Budweiser......................... s9.95 per case plus tax Beef.... $1.18 lb. Fore Qtr.... $1.08 lb. Hind Qtr.... $1.48 lb. Beef Loins.. $1.68 lb. Cut & wrapped tm your specification By DAVID JACKSON "Fantastic" was the terse comment of the usually verbose Tom Driskill made regarding the narrow, 42-41 win his Bobcats took from the LaPoynor Flyers in Larue last Tuesday night. And narrow it was, as the La Poynor crew managed to overcome a 14 point halftime deficit and take the lead, only to lose their advantage and ultimately the game. First period action saw the ball move up and down the court for the first two minutes of play with both teams shooting wildly and neither team scoring. Bobcat Danny Hughes christened the scoreboard with a base line swisher. Flyer Ronnle Hamhrick reciprocated almost immediately with a 20 foot shot from the outside. Ham- brick dominated La Poynor's suc- cessful scoring efforts for the first period of play. Four to six-foot jumpers from Hu ep BOBCAT BOUNCE--Cross Roads senior Dewaine Cain (32), shown here waiting for a kind bounce of the ball against Trinidad's Mike Colman in action two weeks ago, will lead the Bobcats into bi-district action against either Dawson or Coolidge next week. Cross Roads became District 48A's champion following Cayuga's upset loss to LaPoynor Friday night. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) OVER THE TOP---Trinidad's Charles Colman went high In the air amidst heavy Malakoff tra,ic for a shot against Martins Mill Friday night. The talented senior finished with a game high 19 points as the Trojans won, 68-32. The Lady Trojans also won, ]XA( ' Tee.up Npeelal v8 ........................... moo vs ......................... i[ .ooo V4 ................... '.; .... $25.00 Pack front bearmEs $14.95 Lube and o,I change $.14.95 Front disc brake job $35.00 (Turn Rotors extra) Intersection 31 & 90 411t 0692 Malakofl and a lay up from Dewaine Cain saw the period end with Driskill's Dynamo holding a four point advantage over Jack Routt's crew, 10-6. Hughes once again initiated scoring action with two charity shots resulting from a foul by Kerr defense kept the Flyers the greatest portion of the period. Numerous outside shots hands of Randy Meador, Hambrick missed the mark. time Meador ripped the cords footer from the back of the the five Bobcats had dueces for the Cross Roads twelve point advantage carried to the conclusion of thel of play, 26-14. New York Community's converted a Hughes infraction points in The ineffective outside first half began to find their the Flyers steadily closed surmounting the Bobcat left on the third period LaPoynor scored 20 points period, holding the tally to five. Routt's team took control in the fourth period jump, it away with a wild pass. capitalized on this turnover foot Jumper, wresting the TEXAS 1982 Judged No. 1 in Texas among weekly newspapers The one-point advantage hands four times, with a from the crucial two point lead. extended the lead to three :04 left on the clock, two free throw attempts. A phenomenal 60 foot bank Meador ripped the cords with :( the clock, leaving the Flyers short of the Scoring honors Hughes, who racked up 21 contributing to the were Zabe James with 11, and Cain with four each Logan with two. LaPoynor's laurels 14 points, Hambrick with 10, seven, Glenn Neal and Mike with four each, and Paul two. Cross Roads was 19-12 from throw line, and 36-15 from Rebounding action was Hope with 10, James with Hughes with nine. The BobcatS down a total of 35 caroms turnovers. eze By AL RAINEY LaPoynor's Flyerettes made it quick, although not quite so painless for the visiting Cross Reads Lady Bobcats in Larue last Tuesday night, wrapping up the District 48A championship with a center, collected 19 points baseline jumpers and layups. Twice she and combined for buckets off Williams, Spencer and Holllman, who finished 66-30 trouncing of the fem 'Cats. points, dominated the The win gave LaPoynor a 7-0 hauling in 54 caroms to the district mark while Cross Roads 16. fell to 6-2 but still gets to play the Tonya Street, who winner of District 47-A in bi-points to the Flyer district playoffs. LaPoynor plays the runnerup of 47 in bi-district. Playoff Update Cross Roads will face District 47A champion Wortham in bl- district action In Fairfield Friday night. Action begins in the Fair- field High School gymnasium at 6:45 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs will bring a 21-6 record into the match with Cross Roads. Wortham finished ahead of Coolidge in the race for the 47A crown. Coolidge will face LaPoynor following the Cross Roads- Wortham clash. Action will begin around 8 p.m. Winners of the two games will advance into the second round of the pl~yoffs next week. The Flyerettes quickly put the contest out of reach, running off I0 points before the Lady Cats could reach the book. Curtis Corley's team rolled up 30 before Cross Roads notched double figures and led 31-12 at halftime. Cheryal Williams, LaPoynor's All-Distrlct forward, rammed in 28 Oalfints, including 19 in the second The 5-foot-7 Junior hit from all over the court, throwing it in from the wing, on rebounds, fast breaks and from charity lane where she canned seven of eight attempts. Karen Spencer, Flyerette Shannon Holcomb, who with eight markers, the al/-around defensive held Cross Roads to an 11 percent) mark from the Lenora Williams also two points to the LaPoynor The Flyerettes threw in 32 o percent) from the floor. The Lady Bobcats ball up 13 times while turned it over only six. converted 14-22 free emrtUnltles (64 percent) felines connected (50 percent). Lori Barnett and led the Lady Bobcat knocking in eight Dana Hughes and Robin each added six. Terri Piper each mark on the book. "Everyone did a great Flyerette coach Curtis noted. "It's great to work bunch of kids that work and play this well." Cross Roads Coach Colin said, with tongue in LaPoynor doesn't make it way to the (state) it wiU be On a more serious credited Corley with his trick defenses as well great players "Our glrl., hard, we Just didn't tonight." j i Saving the best for last, the Trinidad and Mike Colman were the Trojans roiled_ to a 68-32 victory over point producers in the .,tan: Martins Mill s Mustangs in the season field goals each. finale for both teams played in TrinidadThe Trojans' 36-20 lea, i ov Friday night. , Mustangs at the half grew t Led by senior Charles Colman s a decisive 20-4 third quar game-high 19 points, the Trojans recor- edge. Charles Colman,once ded their sixth win against 13 setback, the hot scoring hand along THS finished District 48A play with a 2- Polk. 6 reading. -- ......... Trojan mentor Larry Cu~ olman powerea me hosts mto a lu-u . . " h " hm surging crew back m the l hrst quarter lead wit hve towering , ...... u;.. ;,. o l...., i field goals. Brent Hiler contributed two -, jumpers aurmg me quarter, Wnlle tn raM, ,, *h~ d=m=o,, fnr 'PWR Boyd brothers - Stacy and James - ad-" .............. ~ ......... ded one each. Stac~ Boyd and Polk tied Trinidad s scoring became more place scoring honors for balanced in the second period as six tallies each. Hiler and players no== ~ed buckets. Greg King ,, eight and Mike Colm~ FiEItTILIZt FEED* SEED. SUPPLIES FARMEI & RANCHERSSU KENNETH LEWIS CALL COLLECT OWNER WEST HWY. 31, KERENS