Edna Cowboys tussle with Gobblers

By Michael Brooks
Rainy weather and a third early season game against the Cuero Gobblers was what the Edna Cowboys baseball team faced this week.
Edna lost the opening game of the Cuero Tournament and then fought their way back to defeat the Gobblers in the championship game of the same tournament.
In the third meeting on Feb. 28, Cuero got their revenge for their loss and defeated the Cowboys 13-4.
Aided by some Edna miscues in the field, the Gobblers scored three second inning runs, and then added four more in the third.
"We were high on ourselves, coming off of that tournament win. I told the guys Cuero would come in with a chip on their shoulders after we beat them in their own house," Head Coach Eric Vazquez said. "They capitalized on our mistakes, scored on some errors, and we never could get anything going."


State bound powerlifter

Tiffany Goranson was wearing her first place medal from the Region IV Division III 3A powerlifting meet at school in the days following her win, and sporting a big smile to go along with it.
The Edna junior lifted a total of 910 pounds, with a squat of 365 lbs. and a bench press of 170 lbs. She was sitting in second place behind Buna’s Alyssah Cunningham with a difference of 15 lbs. after the bench press, but a deadlift from Goranson of 375 lbs. outshined Cunningham’s deadlift by 125 lbs. and put her in first and getting her state.
“My freshman year I made it to regionals but bombed out. Last year I placed third at regionals and missed going to state by one spot,” Goranson said.
The top two placements in each weight category will compete at the Texas High School Women’s powerlifting meet in Waco on Saturday, March 18.


Ganado junior high boys Tidehaven track results

7th Boys-Team 4th
4x200 Relay-4th-Eric Aguilar, Josiah Sterling, Lane Benavides, Alexis Martinez
Brandon Almeda- 3rd 100m dash, 5th 400m dash
Beau Galleti-6th 200m dash, 3rd 400m dash, 6th Triple Jump
Riley Hurt-2nd 400m dash, 5th Long Jump, 2nd High Jump
Dylan Alvarez- 5th Shot Put, 5th Discus
Logan Riojas-3rd Discus

8th Boys
Erik Alvarez-3rd 100m, 5th 300m hurdles
Trevor Vasquez-5th 800 meter, 5th Pole Vault
Bruce Burttschell- 6th 2400 meter
Tyrin Brito- 3rd Long Jump
Larson Workman-2nd Discus
Sabian Martinez-3rd Discus
Julian Martinez-5th Discus
Noah Thedford-5th Triple Jump
4x100 Relay- 6th-Nick Fitzgerald, Larson Workman, Candido Hernandez, Erik Alvarez
4x200 Relay-4th-Chris Gobellan, Candido Hernandez, Larson Workman, Tyrin Brito
4x400 Relay-4th-Nick Fitzgerald, Noah Thedford, Candido Hernandez, Tyrin Brito


JV Edna track meet results

JV girls standings
1st Goliad 211 points
2 Cuero 164
3 Edna 78
4 Palacios 75
5 Industrial 18

Shot Put
4th Cowgirl Kenia Andres 25’4”

1st Cobra Hope East 72’4”; 3rd Cowgirl Sydney Peters 67’1”; 4th Cowgirl Kenia Andres 65’7”

Long Jump
6th Cowgirl Allison Rosa 12’5”

Triple Jump
2nd Cobra Skylar King 29’11 3/4”; 5th Cowgirl Bayleigh Snider 24’11 1/4”

4x100 relay
3rd Edna 58.22

800 meter dash
3rd Cowgirl Haley Davis 3:08.58; 4th Cowgirl Elizabeth Alex 3:13.27; 5th Cowgirl Lexi Reyes 3:13.67

100 meter dash
5th Cowgirl Kaitlyn Morton 13.62

4x200 relay
3rd Edna 2:05.35

300 meter hurdles
tied for 4th Cowgirl Bayleigh Snider 56.59

200 meter dash
5th Cowgirl Kaitlyn Morton 30.91

1600 meter run
3rd Cowgirl Haley Davis 7:51.52; 4th Cowgirl Kenia Andres 8:05.06

4x400 relay
4th Edna 5:10.20


Galindo signs letter of intent with UHV softball

By Millie Diaz
Sports Writer
Maiden Cheyenne Galindo was breaking windows as a girl learning how to pitch a softball, and though she’s adept in volleyball and basketball because of her towering six-foot height, softball has held a special place in her heart from the beginning.
Now, the work has paid off: Galindo became the fifth signee of eight with the University of Houston in Victoria to play softball with the possibility of pitching with them in the 2018 season, and it’s perfect timing as she prepares for her senior season of softball.
“It’s the first sport I learned how to play, and I became the pitcher for my Little League team my parents were coaching,” she said. “I started pitching strikes and my dad found a pitching coach for me by the time I was 10 years old.”


Three rounds to a champion win

By Millie Diaz
Sports Writer
Dominic Lopez said boxing gets his adrenaline going, and his first amateur Golden Gloves win last month in Corpus Christi pumped his spirits up even higher to face more opponents in the ring.
At 106 pounds, Lopez, boxing with the team 2 Countries Boxing of Victoria, went three one-minute rounds against an opponent similar in weight, yet taller than him.
“I went into the fight not knowing much about him, but face-to-face he was taller. I prayed in the corner for my nerves, and once I got into the ring, fighting him was like sparring with anyone else.”
Lopez said he normally spars with boxers from the gym, Heart of a Champion, also in Victoria, and those opponents average 20 pounds heavier, so he didn’t see a large difficulty factor in the fight. “Once I stunned my opponent I scared him, I think, because he stopped throwing as many punches as I expected.”


County's Tuesday baseball and softball scores

Edna Varsity softball defeated Goliad 11-4
Kirstie Soto got the win on the mound with 0 ERA and 8 strikeouts, and went 2-3 with 2 runs scored
Chasity Richmond went 3-3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored
Kylee Ressman went 2-4 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored
Jahlysa Reyes went 2-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored

Edna Varsity baseball defeated Goliad 11-3
Ronaldo Saenz named player of the game on Maxpreps, he was 4-4 with 3 rbi and one run scored. He pitched 9 strikeouts and had a 0 ERA
Dylan Yaws pitched a 4.67 ERA and 5 strikeouts
Riley Gerdes was 4-4 with 2 rbis and 2 runs scored
Josh Yaws 1 rbi and 2 runs scored
Alex Taylor was 3-4 with 1 rbi and 2 runs scored

Industrial Cobra baseball wins in Ingleside 5-2 after a cancelled game in Bloomington
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Industrial 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 7 1
Ingleside 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3


Friday night basketball scores

Industrial gets a win 54-34 against Palacios, and Edna takes Boling 49-47. Industrial, the Cowgirls and the Sharkettes have a 7-2 record and are tied for first place in the district with one game left.
Cowboys gets a win in against Boling with a wide lead, 78-42. Industrial is at second with 5-2 after a 47-38 win against Palacios, and Edna ties with the Sharks with 4-3 records.
Two wins for Ganado against Shiner at home: Maidens 43-40, and Indians 55-35.
This bring the Maidens' record to 7-2 and puts them in second. The Indians are at 5-2. Flatonia is at 6-1 and in first after they beat Weimar tonight 49-29. Ganado and Weimar are tied for second.


Tuesday night scores and records

It was three wins for the girls' teams last night. Industrial Cobras beat Boling 55-25, Edna Cowgirls edged out over Van Vleck 48-36, and the Ganado Maidens took Flatonia 31-26.
Industrial (6-2) and Edna (6-2) are still tied for second in the district behind Palacios.
The Maidens (6-2) are tied with Shiner (6-2) in their district behind Weimar.

The Industrial Cobras had a 45-31 win over Boling and raised their record to 4-2, while the Cowboys lost to Van Vleck 70-50 and evened out their record to 3-3. The Indians lost to Flatonia, 57-35, giving them a 4-2 record.

The girls have two more games, Friday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 7, until the playoffs, while the boys have four more games to go until the playoffs.


EISD hires new Athletic Director

By Millie Diaz
Jerry Long signed a three-year contract with Edna Independent School District to be the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for EHS in an executive session earlier today. He will replace Huey Chancellor when his contract runs out at the end of June 2017.
Robert O’Connor, EISD superintendent, said one of the reasons Long stood out to the board was his background as a disciplinarian. “He has a history of getting things done wherever he’s been. We hope transitions like this are not too great, and I think Long matches Chancellor in what he needs from his team. Our expectations for our athletic program will not change.”
Long was East Bernard’s AD for 11 years (2004-15) and coached them to a State Championship win in 2012, including five district titles. His record there was 99 wins and 27 losses.


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