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3,2016 Frida May 13, 2016 -TheNews- PagelB Upcoming Events Kemp Athletic Summer Camps Baseball June 22-24 8:30-11:30 a.m. J as set ag for 5 at 6 pected ;ration awsuit ,ffVol- rtment of the filding s well ;tween lakoff over , with 3vided lakoff. ntract le evad- a and ;arch/ nains ,onds Softball June 22-24 8:30-11 a.m. Youth Football July 13-15 8:30-11:30 a.m. Freshman Football July 20-22 8:30-11:30 a.m. 1-3: p.m. Cross Country Aug. 3-6 8-10 a.m. TVCC Golf Tournament The TVCC Founda- tion Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday, June 29 due to frequent rains. It's not too late to enter in the four-person scramble at the Pin- nacle Golf and Boating Club. Two flights tee off at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per player or $300 for a team, lunch included, served at 11:30 a.m. Play for a chance to win the $10,000 hole in one contest and other prizes. Call (903) 670-2620 for more information or email mnicholson @ Purtis Creek State Park Kayak Basics Class 1 Come to Purtis Creek for an introduction to the sport of kayaking at 9 a.m. June 27. Learn what equipment is needed and how to use safe and proper pro- cedures. Play games and get familiar with Pur- tis Creek's kayaks - or bring your own. Wear clothing you can get wet. Meet at the boat ramp. Class ends at 10:30 a.m. Limited class size. Reservations re- quired. Call Purtis Creek State Park headquarters at (903) 425-2332. Moonlight , Paddling tour f Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves I and stumps of Purtis ' Creek Lake by moonlight from 8-10 p.m., June 27. Learn about and hopefully see aquatic ' and wildlife species on a leisurely paddle around the lake. t Reservations are re- quired due to the limited size. If you need to use t one of their kayaks or canoes, rental fees will I apply at the time of the ' tour. Wear clothing that you can get wet in and meet at the boat ramp park. Local Games Cedar Creek Baseball Softball Association May 13 Mabank Shelton vs Mabank Cervantes @ Mabank Field 1, 6 p.m. Mabank Dyer vs Mabank Maraggia @ Mabank Field 5, 6 p.m. Mabank Chappell vs Malakoff Wittram @ Mabank field 4, 6 p.m. Mabank Stokely vs Mabank Goodson @ Mabank Field 1, 7 p.m. May 16 Mabank Dyer vs Mabank Maraggia @ Mabank Field 5, 7:30 p.m. By Ryan Moulds The News Sports Writer TYLER-The Athens Hornets knocked off the Van Vandals in the first round of the playoffs 6-1 May 6 in Tyler. Brandon B0yd started on the mound for Athens and pitched a complete game. He allowed seven hits while striking out nine and walking three. Nobody scored in the first two innings but Ath- ens finally got things going in the third after an RBI- single by Landon Bynum scored Jeremy Bateman. Athens took a 1-0 lead. Athens then went on to score five runs in the fourth inning to go up 6-0 and put the game away. Alex Fernandez singled to start things off, then Boyd hit a sacrifice fly to move him to second base. Luis Valdez and Casey Pitchford walked to load the bases then Fernandez scored on a a passed ball to make the score 2-0. Peyton Brewer then hit into an RBI-fielder's choice as Valdez came in to score on the play to make the score 3-0. Bate- man came up to bat next and singled to knock in Zach Carlson to make it 4-0. Cameron Woodard hit a single to load the bases and Landon Bynum grounded out to score Brewer to make the score 5-0. On the throw to home, Bateman came in to score for the 6-0 lead. Van scored in the bottom of the sixth inning when Brett Doring knocked in Casey morrow to cut the lead to five. It would be the only run given up by Athens. Athens was led at the plate by Woodard, who went 2-for-3. Bateman was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Bynum was 1-for-3 with three RBI, Fernandez was 1-for- 2 and Pitchfordwas 1-for- 2 with one RBI. After the game, Athens coach Dallas Robertson said that he was proud of how hard his team worked. He was happy to see them open the game up in the fourth inning and score runs to pull away. Athens improves to 20-6 overall with the win. they will move on to the sec- ond round of the playoffs where they will face the winner of the Gilmer-Paris series in the area round next week. Van ends the season with a fourth place district finish and a 11-15 record. By Ryan Moulds The News Sports Writer ATHENS-Former Trin- ity Valley Community Col- lege (TVCC) and Univer- sity of Houston standout William Jackson III was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, April 28. Jackson was the 24th player taken in the draft. Jackson played at TVCC for one season in 2012. Af- ter his season at the junior college ranks, he moved up to Houston and played there from 2013-15 where he became one of the na- tion's best cornerbacks. Jackson broke up 23 passes and had five in- terceptions as a senior. Houston finished the sea- son 13-1 and champions of The American Confer- ence. They they went on to win the Peach Bowl over Florida State. Jackson had two pass breakups and two interceptions in the bowl game. "We are fired up for Will and his family," TVCC coach Brad Smiley said. "There is no question about how talented he has always been, but he has worked extremely hard to put himself in this position. I am looking forward to following his NFL career and the success that comes his way." COURTESY PHOTO Former TVCC and Houston cornerback William Jackson III was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was chosen 24th overall. ewcomer The News Staff Reports ATHENS- The District 13-4A all-district team has been announced and an Athens Lady Hornet is named Newcomer of the Year. Second baseman Bianca Garcia led 10 players on the team as selected by the district coaches. In District 13-4A play, Garcia batted .208 with six RBI's and seven runs scored. She had an .833 fielding percentage in 24 chances. Representing the first team for the Lady Hornets were junior third base- man Samantha Smith, sophomore shortstop Ty- ler Greene, senior center fielder Cortney Grimes and junior designated player Alicia Grogan. Smith led the team dur- ing district play with a .593 batting average. She had 25 RBI's and 16 runs scored with five home runs. She had a triple and two doubles during district. Greene batted .370 in district play with 10 RBI and 11 runs scored. She made the move from second base to short- stop and had a .786 field- ing percentage during district. Grimes wrapped up her season with a .333 batting average in district with 13 runs scored and two runs batted in. She spent time swap- ping between the leadoff and No. 9-position in the batting order. Grogan batted .333 with 10 runs scored and seven RBI's during district. Second team honors went to junior pitcher Kristin House, junior catcher/first baseman Mi- kayla Collins, junior out- fielder Kelli Gartman and designated player Kara Smith. Gartman was second on the team in batting average at .556 with 11 RBI and 12 runs scored. She was tied for second on the team in doubles with three during district play. Gartman finished the district season with an .857 fielding percentage. House was third on the team in batting average at .455 with six runs scored and six RBI's. In the circle, House had a 4.66 earned run average with 35 strikeouts and 28 walks allowed in district. Junior fii'st baseman Jennifer Bradford was named to the honorable mention team. The Lady Hornets had 11 players named to the academic all-district team in Bradford, Collins, Greene, Gartman, Garcia, Grogan, junior McKenzie Fowler, Izzy Hardin, Cas- sidy Rosenbalm, Kara Smith, Sam Smith and senior Madison Womble. Malakoff senior signs with Temple College COURTESY PHOTO Malakoff High School senior Kiana Reed (front, center) signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball at Temple College in Central Texas May 10. Also ictured is (back, from left) Reed's mother, Roshawn Weathers by, fellow Malakoff High School athlete Jalie Dawson and Malakoff High School girls basketball coach Meghan Hyde. Special to The News ATHENS-The annual Lady Cardinal Volleyball Camp at Trinity Valley Community College is scheduled for June 6-9. The event, open to incoming sixth through 12th graders, will be held at Cardinal Gym. Early registratiofi fee (before June 2) is $55 per camper. After June 2, the reg- istration fee is $65 per camper. The registration fee includes a camp T- shirt. The camp will be held in two sessions. The 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. session will be for incoming sixth through ninth graders. The 1:30-5 p.m. session will be for incoming 10th through 12th grad- ers. Each camper will re- ceive one-on-one instruc- COURTESY PHOTO TVCC volleyball coach- Tosha Spain. tion from Lady Cardinal coaches and players. The camp will also feature drills and scrimmages. For more information, contact coach Tosha Spain at nspain@tvcc. edu. Spain is in her sixth season as the head coach at TVCC. she has a record of 103-74. Before coach- ing at The Valley, she was the Head Coach at Athens High School. ......