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DISTRICT 19-2A GIRLS GOLF CHAMPIONS — The Frankston Maidens Golf team won the championship of District 19-2A at Athens Country Club Monday, April 3 and advance to the Regional Tournament in Jacksonville on April 17-18. — FISD Courtesy Photos


Maidens Golf Team wins 19-2A

championship, goes to Regional 



Wins First Overall

 The Frankston High School Maidens Girls Golf Team won the District 19-2A Golf Championship Monday, April 3 at the Athens Country Club and will go to the Regional Tournament at Cherokee Ranch in Jacksonville on Monday and Tuesday, April 17-18, according to a report by Coach Scotty Albritton.

The Frankston girls team had a combined score of 943. Cross Roads was second with 984 and LaPoynor was third with 1040.

Bandy Bizzell led the Frankston girls team performance and was Girls’ Individual District Champion in first place overall with a two-round score of 191 (97-94). Kinley Howie was fourth overall with a  score of 240 (126-114) and Julianna Gould came in seventh overall with 251 (130-121). Also on the team is Jenna Gould with a 261 (133-128) .

Bandy Bizzell will be going into post-season play for the third straight year, advancing the last two years to the state tournament.

The Cross Roads girls team qualified for Regional in second place with a score of 984.

The LaPoynor girls won third place and were Regional alternates. Lili Obenauf led the team with a score of 254 (132-122) and was an Individual Regional Qualifier. Bre Howard shot 258 (122-136). Emily Klutts had a 262 (133-129). Emma Young shot a 266 (127-139) and Taelyn Juarez had a 285 (145-140).

Launa Coker of Martins Mill with a 231 was also an Individual Regional Qualifier for the girls.

The LaPoynor boys team took first place and a 19-2A championship with a team score of 741 and will go to Regional. Payton Parker led the team with a score of 174 (93–81). Jericho Young, an Individual Regional Qualifer (100-83), and Josiah Young (93-90) each shot a total of 183. Jackson Young shot a 201 (103-98). Corbin Moeller had a total of 210 (109-101).

The Kerens team qualified for Regional in second place with 769.

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   Six FHS tennis entries in District

   advance to Regional Tournament

Six Frankston High School tennis entries in the District 19-2A Tennis Tournament will advance to the Regional Tennis Tournament on April 12-13 at the A&M Consolidated High School Tennis Courts in College Station, according to a report by Coach Christi Coker.

Finishing in second place at the District Tournament Thursday, March 30 at the FHS Courts were the following Frankston entries:

— Ja’Shalyn (Shay) Hatton and Kason Newport in Mixed Doubles.

— Kaylah Redic in Girls Singles.

— Christian Serrato in Boys Singles.

— Bandy Bizzell and Lynsie Bizzell in Girls Doubles.

See courtesy photos of winners HERE .

Other participants at District who competed well were Morgan Redic and Jhayro Armas in singles and Madison Burris and Carly Morgan in girls doubles, Coach Coker said.

The FHS coach announced the schedule for the Regional Tournament. She said that on April 12 Boys Singles will be at 8 a.m., Girls Singles at 9:15 a.m., Girls Doubles at 11:45 a.m. and Mixed Doubles at 1 p.m.

The Second Round starts at 2:15 p.m.

Tournament Finals will be on April 13, starting at 8 a.m.

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   Maidens dominate Cayuga twice

   in 20-2A double-header April 3

The Frankston Maidens softball team turned a double-header against Cayuga into scoring events while holding the Lady ‘Cats to limited and scattered hits in District 20-2A action on Monday, April 3 at home, according to information made available by Frankston coaches.

In the first game of the double-header, the Maidens turned 9 hits, 11 RBI, five bases-on-balls and 4 Cayuga errors into an 11-1 victory over the Lady ‘Cats and increased their district record to 6-1.

Meanwhile Maidens pitcher Kinsey Howie pitched a one-hitter, allowed no earned runs and had 8 strikeouts.

In the nightcap, they scored a 17-3 victory over Cayuga, thanks to 14 hits, 16 RBI and 9 walks. The win increased their district mark to 7-1 and their season record to 13-11.

In that game, Howie pitched three innings, allowed only 4 hits, three walks and had 5 strikeouts while Jacey Dillard relieved for two innings and allowed no hits, walked three and had three strikeouts. Neither pitcher allowed an earned run.

In both games, Maidens batters contributed key extra base hits. In the first, Jenna Gould and Kaylee Davis doubled and Kaysiah Burnett hit a triple. Loebig, Gould, Davis, Savannah Lindsey, Howie and Happel each added singles.

In the nightcap,  Coralyn Happel got two doubles and Davis got another. Jenna Gould and Addi Loebig hit triples. Loebig, Davis, Lindsey(2), Howie, Burnett, Happel and Lynsie Bizzell(2) added singles.

The big innings for the Maidens in the first game with the Lady ‘Cats were the first and the fourth.

In the first, Davis, Jenna Gould and Happel singled. Loebig, Davis, Gould and Howie scored. In the fourth, Loebig and Howie singled and Davis and Jenna Gould doubled. Burnett tripled.  Loebig, Davis, Gould and Howie scored.

In the second game, three innings were big, with 4 runs in the first, four in the second and nine in the third.

In the first, after three straight walks, Lindsey singled to score Loebig. Davis then scored on a fielder’s choice. With one out, Jenna Gould scored on a ground out. Then Happel doubled with two outs to score Howie. A ground out ended the frame after a Bizzell single.

In the second inning, three straight walks filled the bases. Then Lindsey singled to score Loebig and Davis. With no outs, Jenna Gould scored. With two outs, Happel singled to score Lindsey. Bizzell singled with two out but a line out ended the inning.

In the third big inning, the Maidens scored nine. Loebig started things with a triple. Then Davis doubled to score Loebig. After a couple of walks and an out, Davis scored from third on an error. Burnett singled to score Jenna Gould from third. Happel then doubled to score Howie and Burnett. With two outs and a Julianna Gould walk, Loebig singled to score Happel. Then Davis singled to score Gould. A Jenna Gould triple scored Loebig and Davis.

On Tuesday, April 11, the Maidens host Martins Mill in a 6 p.m. 20-2A game.

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Happel’s homer sparks Maidens

16-1 victory over Cross Roads

The Frankston Maidens softball team boosted their District 20-2A record to 5-1 Friday, March 31 with an impressive 16-1 victory over Cross Roads at home in response to a 5-2 loss against the Cross Roads team on the road on March 28, according to information made available by Frankston coaches.

The Maidens’ bats were active in every inning, scoring 5 in the first, 4 each in the second and third and 3 in the fourth.  Cross Roads could only score a single run in the first frame.

The game went only four innings due to the 15-run rule.

The Frankston girls connected for 20 hits during the game while pitcher Kinley Howie held the Cross Roads girls to only 2 hits and a couple of walks, going the distance in the circle. She struck out 8. Both teams were errorless in the field.

Highlighting the Maidens’ hitting was a grand slam home run by Coralyn Happel which scored four runs and sparked the 5-1 first inning lead. 

Doubles by Kaylee Davis and Lynsie Bizzell added to the extra base hits. Davis and Savannah Lindsey led Maidens’ hitters with 3 of 4 trips to the plate. Happel’s homer and a single made her 2 of 3 batting. Also with 2 of 3 at-bats were Julianna Gould, Bizzell, Howie and Addi Loebig. Kaysiah Burnett was perfect at the plate with 2 of 2. Jenna Gould was 2 of 4.

Happel’s grand slam homer boosted her RBI to 4. Lindsey and Burnett each had 3 and Jenna Gould 2. Only two Maidens walked and only one struck out.

Leading in scores was Davis with 3. Loebig, Jenna Gould, Howie, Bizzell and Juliana Gould each scored twice. Lindsey, Burnett and Happel scored one, the latter with the home run.

In that big first inning, the Maidens gave up a single and then Howie retired the next three batters, two on strikeouts. That led up to the 5-run bottom of the first.

Things started off with back-to-back singles by Loebig and Davis, the latter on a bunt. Loebig was picked off, advancing to third. On a ground out, Davis went to second. With two away, Lindsey singled to score Davis. Then Howie singled to put runners on first and second. Burnett walked to fill the bases. That set up the grand slam home run by Happel which scored four runs, Lindsey, Howie, Burnett and Happel, and gave the Maidens a 5-1 early lead.

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   Indians’ late 15-run comeback

   overtakes Cross Roads by 17-5

The Frankston Indians baseball team came back from an early 4-2 Cross Roads lead to score 15 runs in the sixth and seventh innings and capture a 17-5 District 20-2A victory on the road Monday, April 3, according to information made available by a Frankston scorer.

Things started off in the first inning tied 1-1 but Cross Roads scored three runs in the third inning to go ahead 4-1. The Indians got another run in the top of the fifth to narrow their deficit to 4-2.

However, in the top of the sixth, the Indians began scoring which would lead to their ultimate win. They scored 8 runs in that inning to go ahead 10-4. However, the Tribe was not finished scoring as they crossed the plate 7 more times to lead 17-4 as Cross Roads came to bat in their half of the seventh. The Bobcats were able to score only one run to give the Indians a 17-5 victory.

Indians batters got 14 hits in the game and overcame 5 errors. Walker London had two doubles, two singles and 5 RBI in four trips to the plate. Walker McCann had a triple and a single and 3 RBI. Bradlee Gould got two singles in 3 at-bats and drove in 2 runs.

Cross Roads was held to 4 hits while committing 3 errors. Those four Cross Roads hits came in the first 2⅓ innings. The Indians got 7 of their hits in the first 5⅔ innings but most productive hitting came in the final 1⅓ frames.

London allowed 4 hits, walked 2 and had 5 strikeouts on the mound for the Tribe. McCann allowed no hits, walked 2 and had 8 strikeouts. Carson Bizzell went the last innning and had no hits, three walks and struck out one.

Cross Roads pitching gave up the 14 hits, walked 7 and had 6 strikeouts.

The Tribe comeback started in the top of the sixth with two outs. That’s when Bizzell got on first on a fielder’s choice with one away. After the second out came on a  strikeout, Christian Hernandez singled. Then Matt Metzig singled to score Bizzell from third to make it 3-4. Gould’s single put the Indians ahead when Hernandez and Metzig scored to make it 5-4. Gould scored on McCann’s triple and Coleman Merritt, running for pitcher McCann, scored when Ryan Harper was safe at first on an error. After Conlan Lemay walked, London singled in Harper and Lemay. When London stole home from third, the Tribe had a 10-4 lead before a ground out ended the inning.

McCann retired the Bobcats in the bottom of the sixth to set up the Tribe’s seven-run surge in the top of the seventh. Hernandez, Metzig and Gould got on base on walks and Bobcat miscues and McCann and Harper singled to clear the bases and make it 13-4. A Lemay single followed by a London double scored Harper and courtesy runner Merritt to make it 15-4. Then Lemay scored on a passed ball. Stevie Fry’s single scored London to give the Indians their 17 runs which were to ultimately win the game 17-5.

The Indians (14-4, 5-0) are scheduled to host Kerens on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m., postponed from Friday, April 7.

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Indians dominate Cross Roads

18-1 to go 4-0 in district play

The Frankston Indians baseball team scored early to dominate Cross Roads 18-1 in a District 20-2A home game on Friday, March 31, according to information made available by the Frankston scorer.

The game went only three innings due to the 15-run rule.

The Indians started strong in the first inning with a 6-0 lead, scoring all their runs with two out.

Then in the second inning, the Tribe scored 12 runs to take an 18-0 lead before Cross Roads could get a run in the top of the third.

The Indians batters got 11 hits while Cross Roads was held to a single hit with Walker McCann on the mound. He struck out two Cross Roads batters and gave up only one walk. The only hit came on a triple by Cross Roads which led to their only score.

Five of the Indians’ hits were for extra bases. Walker London, Carson Bizzell and Matt Metzig slammed doubles and Jared Cook and Metzig each had triples. Kody Loebig and Christian Hernandez each had two singles and Conlan Lemay had one. Bizzell added a single.

Cook led with 4 RBI. Hernandez had 3 and Bizzell and Loebig each had 2.

In the first inning, the Indians had one strikeout before Lemay singled. After another Tribe strikeout, Bizzell singled to put two on base. Cook walked to fill the bases and Hernandez singled to score Lemay and Bizzell. Metzig walked to put two on base. Bradlee Gould, running for catcher Cook, scored from third on a wild pitch. Then Loebig singled to score Hernandez from second. The final two runs of the inning came when Harper reached first on an error and Metzig and Loebig scored.

McCann faced four batters in the top of the second. Three grounded out and a third reached first on an error with two away.

The Indians scored, almost at will, in the bottom of the second. Cook and Metzig had their triples and London, Metzig and Bizzell had their doubles while Hernandez had one of his singles. That, along with Cross Roads miscues, led to scores by London, Bradlee Gould, Hernandez, Metzig, Coleman Merritt, Bizzell, Harper and Lemay.

It all led to 12 runs and the 18-0 lead.

Cross Roads only score came in the top of the third on the triple and score on a wild pitch. Three other Cross Roads batters were retired.

The Indians had won 18-1.

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   Eighth, Seventh Grade boys win

   19-2A Track Championship title

The Frankston Eighth Grade and Seventh Grade boys came away with the District 19-2A Junior High Championships in Track and Field on Tuesday, April 4 at Kerens High School, according to Frankston coaches.

The Frankston boys earned their championship after the Eighth and Seventh Grade girls finished in fourth place in their District meet on Monday, April 3.

The LaPoynor Eighth Grade boys finished in fourth place and the Seventh Grade Boys were in fifth place in the boys competition April 4. The LaPoynor Eighth Grade Girls finished in sixth place and the Seventh Grade Girls were in fifth place at their meet on April 3.

The Frankston Eighth Grade Boys compiled 217 points. Kerens was second with 131 and Cayuga was third with 126. LaPoynor had 47 points in fourth place.

The Frankston Seventh Grade Boys posted 266 points. Cayuga was second with 111 and Martins Mill had 50 points. LaPoynor had 14 points in fifth place.

In girls competition on April 3, the Frankston Eighth Grade girls had 88 points in fourth place and the Seventh Grade Girls had 42 points in fourth. Eighth Grade girls from Cayuga took first place with 147 points. Kerens was second with 140 points and Martins Mill was third with 99 points. LaPoynor had 24 points for fifth place. Cayuga’s Seventh Grade Girls were first with 194 points. Cross Roads was second with 134 and Martins Mill was third with 78.

Following are the meet results for individuals from Frankston and LaPoynor:



100-meter Dash — Michael Bryant, second, 11.19. 200-meter Dash — Brayden Gray, fourth, 26.59. 400-meter Dash — Blake Dotson, third, 1:02.19. 800-meter Run — Jack Suggs, second, 2:34.25. 2400-meter Run — Luke Berman, sixth, 10:58.16. 110-meter Hurdles — Carter Stibbins, first, 19.78; J.H. Cox, second, 20.59; T. Dewberry, fourth, 20.84. 300-meter Hurdles — Cox, first, 51.65; Stibbins, second, 51.90. 4x100-meter Relay — Team of Lucas Bizzell, Bryant, Gray and Blaine Johnson, first, 47.18. 4x200-meter Relay — Team of Bizzell, Korben Hunt, Johnson and Stibbins, first, 1:43.90. 4x400-meter Relay — Team of Bizzell, Bryant, Gray and Johnson, first, 4:20.28. Long Jump — Bryant, second, 16-6; Bizzell, third, 16-1. Shot Put — Toby Beckham, first, 37-10; Luke Dugan, second, 35-3. Discus — Beckham, first, 134-0; Chris Kovarik, fifth, 91-9. Triple Jump — Gray, first, 33-5½; Bizzell, second, 33-4¾; Suggs, fifth, 31-0. High Jump — Gray, second, 5-6; Bryant, third, 5-0; Dewberry, fifth, 4-8. Pole Vault — Wyatt Reed, first, 9-6. 

 FRANKSTON SEVENTH GRADE BOYS                — Courtesy Photos


200-meter Dash — Brinson Bacon, first, 24.87; M. Connally, third, 26.42; A.. Bailey, fourth, 29.81. 400-meter Dash — H. Gentry, second, 1:04.70; Cor King, third, 1:13.51; A. Hanks, fifth, 1:15.52. 800-meter Run — King, second, 2:48.53; Hanks, sixth, 3:15.06. 1600-meter Run — C. Gann, second, 7:03.78; C. White, fourth, 7:14.84; H. Bristow, sixth, 8:45.25. 2400-meter Run — Gann, first, 11:27.87; C. Davis, second, 14:13.09; White, third, 15:25.09. 110-meter Hurdles — S. Foster, first, 18.97; A. Henry, third, 21.88; BR Hokit, fourth, 22.53. 300-meter Hurdles — Henry, second, 1:00.78; Gann, third, 1:03.82; C. Farmer, fourth, 1:06.84. 4x100-meter Relay — Team of Bacon, Foster, Gentry and Micah Muhammad, first, 48.87. 4x200-meter Relay — Team of Bailey, Connally, Hokit and K. Wilson, second, 2:03.31; 4x400-meter Relay — Team of Bacon, Connally, Foster and Gentry, first, 4:17.90. Long Jump — Bacon, first, 15-7¾; Gentry, fourth, 13-11. Shot Put — Lookabaugh, first, 27-8;  B. Menijuvar, third, 24-10½; C. Lemay, sixth, 21-2½. Discus — Foster, first, 98-5; D. Riddoch, third, 67-0; M. Hicks, sixth, 49-1. Triple Jump — Bacon, second, 30-5½; BR Hokit, third, 27-9; Hanks, fourth, 26-6. High Jump — Farmer, first, 5-3. Pole Vault — Farmer, second, 7-6; E. Cargill, third, 6-6.               ( See More Individual Results HERE )

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