Cardinal Sports Report – Vol. 1, Issue 3


Mar 2018
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Featuring reports from Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field, Golf, and Powerlifting.

Softball: Lady Cardinals Shut Out Pottsboro, Down Anna 4-1

Contributor: Eric Rodgers

Alexis Pevehouse threw a shutout to lead Lady Cardinals past Pottsboro 5-0. She allowed one hit and zero runs over six and a third innings, striking out ten and walking zero.

The Lady Cardinals saw the ball well today, racking up 16 hits in the game. Audrey Solomon, Anna Fortenberry, and Savannah Rodriguez all managed multiple hits for Lady Cardinals. Solomon went 3-for-4 to lead Lady Cardinals in hits.

Last Tuesday, the Lady Cardinals began district play with a 4-1 victory over Anna.

Alexis Pevehouse earned the win, pitching all seven innings allowing just one run on three hits while striking out 12.

Macy Stewart collected two hits and 3 RBI to lead the offense, while Kylee Brakebill also added two hits. Scoring for the Lady Cardinals were Sally Clemmons, Audrey Solomon, Anna Fortenberry, and Maggie Rodgers.

Soccer: Lady Cardinals win fourth straight district game

Contributor: Manuel Avila

The Cardinals wrapped up district play in soccer on Friday, March 2 against Anna Coyotes at home, falling 2-0.

The Lady Cardinals had a tough start against the Coyotes’ defense early on. Gillian Stopinski and Emma Schaeffer combined for a Schaeffer header to get the Lady Cards off the snide. During the second half, the Lady Cards pushed the lead to two, ultimately resulting in a final 2-0 win. This marked the fourth straight district win for the Lady Cards.

Track & Field: Cardinal track teams compete at Lovejoy, Van Alstyne

Contributor: Travis Roberson

The Melissa Cardinal track teams competed at the Lovejoy Leopard Invitational on Saturday, March 3. The varsity team finished in fourth place and the JV team finished in fifth place.

“It was a very competitive meet for both teams,” said coach Travis Roberson. “It was our first meet of the season due to weather cancellation of the McKinney Boyd meet. I was very pleased with the overall performance of both groups.”

The teams later competed at the Van Alstyne Invitational where the varsity team won the meet and JV took second overall. The boys compete next in the Melissa Cardinal Track Invitational on Thursday, March 22.

Golf: Teams compete in Melissa invitational

Contributor: Chris Tyner

The Melissa High School golf teams competed over spring break in the Melissa Invitational at The Bridges golf club in Gunter and brought home lots of hardware.

The Cardinals were led by freshman Walker Eanes, who earned the silver medal and helped the team place in second. The boys also had several other players in the top 10, including Nathan Foster, Chandler Barch, and Xavier Bighaus.

The Lady Cardinals also took second place as a team and were led by junior Leah Tyner, who brought home a silver medal. Allie Norton also was a top 10 finisher.

Baseball: Melissa defeats Lebanon Trail, HSAA

Contributor: Josh Gilbert

Melissa snatched the lead late in the game in a 16-3 victory over Lebanon Trail last week.

The Cardinals tallied 12 runs in the seventh inning. Contributing to the big inning were Tyler Womack, Sean Turnage, Isaiah Segovia, Bobby Houston, Grayson Hurst, and Tate Whittington. All drove in runs in the inning.

Krisjon Segleski took the win for the Cardinals, allowing five hits and three runs over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking one.

On Friday, the Cardinals defeated HSAA at 10-0. Andrew Cole threw a shutout to lead Melissa past HSAA. He lasted five innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out seven.

Melissa put up five runs in the second inning. Bobby Houston, Isaiah Segovia, Adam Davis, and Andrew Cole each drove in runs during the inning.

Cardinals will open up district in Bonham on Tuesday.

Powerlifting: Four Cardinal powerlifters compete at regional meet

Contributor: Jacob Alford

The boys’ powerlifting team had four qualifiers participating in the regional powerlifting meet in Weatherford.

Ja’Bray Young finished the day with a squat of 550 lbs., bench of 320 lbs., and deadlift of 500 lbs. for a total of 1,370 lbs. Perry Simpson finished with a squat of 345 lbs., bench of 175 lbs., and deadlift of 360 lbs.

Omar Villegas finished with a squat of 420 lbs., bench of 240 lbs., and deadlift of 415 lbs. Brian Blackwell finished with a squat of 515 lbs, bench of 280 lbs, and deadlift of 435 lbs.

Young, who took fourth place in the 220 lb. weight class, and Simpson, who took fifth place in the 132 lb. weight class, led the way for the Cardinals as both brought home medals.

“I am extremely proud of the way these young men compete and represent Melissa,” said coach Jacob Alford. “Each of these athletes achieved a new personal record on at least one lift this past weekend. They have worked extremely hard this season, and the hard work paid off this past weekend.”

2018 Boys' Powerlifting Regionals

Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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