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   Maidens defeat Lady Flyers 6-5

   to increase district record to 4-0

The Frankston Maidens increased their District 20-2A record to 4-0 Tuesday, March 14 with a 6-5 victory over the LaPoynor Lady Flyers, according to information made available by Maidens scorers.

The Maidens and Lady Flyers battled through three innings without either team scoring but both scored two runs in the fourth inning to tie things at 2-2.

The Lady Flyers forged ahead in the top of the fifth with three runs to take a 5-2 lead. The Maidens made it closer in their half of the frame with a run which made the score 5-3.

The Lady Flyers did not score in their half of the sixth, but the Maidens put three runs on the scoreboard to make the score 6-5 and held the Lady Flyers scoreless in the top of the seventh to take the narrow victory.

In that decisive sixth inning, the Maidens started out by Savannah Lindsey reaching first on an error but she was out trying to advance to second.

Then Kinley Howie walked. The next batter, Coralyn Happel singled to right field and Howie was able to advance to third.

When Julianna Gould reached first on a bunt single the bases were full with Happel going to second and Howie holding up at third. Lynsie Bizzell’s sacrifice fly to right field allowed Howie to score and Happel and Gould advanced.

Next up was Kaysiah Burnett who doubled, allowing Happel and Gould to score the runs to allow the Maidens to lead 6-5.

Despite a single by the Lady Flyers’ Bre Howard, LaPoynor was retired on two fly outs and a ground out, stranding Howard.

The Maidens had carded their six runs on eight hits and overcame six errors.

Kaylee Davis scored the only run in the fifth with a home run to center field. Burnett’s double scored what were to be the winning runs. Happel’s double in the fourth knotted the score at 2-2. Jenna Gould’s double was the only hit in the scoreless first inning.

Jenna Gould and Happel had two hits on three trips to the plate. Davis, Howie, Julianna Gould and Burnett each had one hit, Davis on a homer and Burnett on the key sixth inning double.

Julianna Gould pitched all seven innings, allowing six hits and walking one. She struck out five.

For the Lady Flyers, Adriana Estrada and R. Smith had doubles. Smith and E. Klutts led LaPoynor hitters with 2 of 3 at the plate.

Estrada went the distance in the pitching circle, allowing eight hits and walking one. She had two strikeouts.

The Maidens go to Cross Roads on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. for their next district game.

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Maidens defeat LaPoynor 16-7

to increase 19-2A record to 3-0

The Frankston Maidens softball team increased their District 19-2A record to 3-0 Monday, March 13 with a convincing 16-7 win over the LaPoynor Lady Flyers, according to information made available by Frankston coaches.

The Maidens started out the game behind 1-0 to the Lady Flyers at the end of the first inning, but they proceeded to score in every other quarter, thanks to 15 hits while overcoming five errors. LaPoynor scored in five innings, not enough to keep up with three Maidens 3-run innings and five big runs in the top of the seventh, unanswered by the Lady Flyers in their half of that final frame.

After narrowing the Lady Flyers lead to 2-1 in the second inning, the Maidens had their first 3-run inning in the third to lead 4-2, but the Lady Flyers came back with two runs in their half of the frame to tie things at 4-4. It was still close in the fourth when the Maidens went ahead by only 5-4 

The Maidens went ahead in the fifth 8-4 but LaPoynor narrowed that lead to 8-6 in their half of the inning. In the sixth, the Maidens scored another three runs and the Lady Flyers got one to boost the Frankston girls’ lead to 11-7.

A 5-run surge in the top of the seventh boosted the Maidens lead to 16-7 and the Lady Flyers were retired without any more scores in the bottom of the seventh.

The three-run sixth inning was the prelude to the Maidens win.

A triple by Jenna Gould started things. Then Savannah Lindsey walked and Kinley Howie was hit by a pitch to fill the bases. When Julianna Gould walked, sister Jenna Gould scored from third. The bases were still loaded. Lindsey then scored when Lynsie Bizzell singled on a bunt. With two out, Addi Loebig walked to score Howie from third to make it 11-6.

LaPoynor scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 11-7 when Bre Howard doubled to score H. Rhoades.

Then in the seventh, the Maidens secured their lead with five runs.

This time Jenna Gould walked and Lindsey was hit by a pitch. Ashley Fridinger came in to run for Lindsey. Howie then singled to score Gould from second. Coralyn Happel walked to fill the bases. Julianna Gould singled to score Fridinger. With the bases still full, Bizzell drove home Howie from third. Kaysiah Burnett then singled to score Happel. The bases were still loaded with no outs when Julianna Gould scored the final run of the inning and the game. A fly out and an out on a fielder’s choice ended the inning.

Despite a double starting their half of the seventh, the Lady Flyers had two fly outs and a strikeout to end the game.

Jenna Gould had a triple and a double and Bizzell, Happel and Burnett also doubled. Davis had two singles, Howie three, Happel one, Julianna Gould one, Bizzell two and Burnett one. Julianna Gould and Bizzell each had three RBI.

Jacey Dillard went seven innings in the pitching circle, walking two and allowing two earned runs. She struck out six.

Howard and M. Ficco had doubles for LaPoynor. A. Williams led with three hits.

Adriana Estrada pitched seven innings, walking 9. She had two strikeouts.

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   Indian bats dominate Neches 14-1

   in District 19-2A game March 17

The Frankston Indians went 3-0 in a District 20-2A baseball game and increased their season record to 10-4 by dominating the Neches Tigers 14-1 on Friday, March 17 at the Brook Hill field in Bullard, according to information made available by Frankston scorers.

The game ended in 4½ innings due to the 10-run rule but the Indians made the most of the four innings when they came up to bat and pitcher Carson Bizzell held the Tigers to only 2 hits.

Carson Bizzell pitches 3-17=23

BIZZELL 2-HIT GAME — Indians freshman pitcher Carson  Bizzell (10) hurled a two-hit game against Neches on Friday, March 17. The Indians won 14-1. 

— Heather Ramsey Photo

The Tribe started things out going ahead 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning and Neches answered in their half of the second with a run to make it 3-1. However, the Indians continued to score and the Tigers didn’t. The Tribe got another four runs in their half of the second to swell their lead to 7-1.

They got only one run in the bottom of the third to make it 8-1 but they put the game away in their half of the fourth with a six-run surge. That made it 14-1 and Neches had no answer in the top of the fifth.

The Indians got their 14 runs on 8 hits and were errorless in the field. Two of those hits came on triples, one by Carson Bizzell and another by Walker McCann. Bizzell got a single also to match Ryan Harper’s two singles and lead hitters. Walker London, Christian Hernandez, and Jared Cook each had singles.

The Indians’ offense was helped by 6 walks and 4 Neches errors. They had 13 stolen bases, led by Harper’s 4, and 7 RBI, led by London and Bizzell with 2 each.

The big six-run fourth inning was helped by back-to-back triples by Bizzell and McCann and several walks and errors. Their four-run second inning was helped by timely singles by Cook, Harper and Bizzell and scores by Caleb Ramsey, running for catcher Cook, and Walker London, Harper and Lemay, the latter two on passed balls.

Bizzell was the winning pitcher, going four innings and allowing 2 hits and walking 3. He struck out 8. Kody Loebig pitched the last inning, struck out 2 and secured the win.

Neches got a single apiece from B. Selman and P. Flowers and got on base with 6 scattered walks.

The Tigers used two pitchers who gave up the 8 hits and 10 earned runs, walked 6 and struck out 3.

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Indians’ seven-run first inning

 keys 7-6 road win over Sabine

The Frankston Indians baseball team defeated the Sabine Cardinals 7-6 Wednesday, March 15 in a non-district game on the road to increase their season record to 9-4, according to information made available by team scorers.

The Indians jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning and, as it turned out, that’s all the scoring they needed to do to win the game.

Sabine got a run in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second. They threatened the Indians lead when they scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth. However, the Indians were able to keep the Cardinals from scoring in the next two innings to preserve the win.

The Indians got their seven runs and had six hits in the game while Sabine was hitting safely eight times.

Ryan Harper’s double was the only extra base hit for the Indians. He went on to get two singles to lead the Indians’ batters. Austin Carr, Christian Hernandez and Jared Cook each had singles. The Tribe benefitted from 13 bases on balls. Carr was credited with two RBI. Five other players had one RBI each.

The Indians’ most successful inning, the first, turned out to be the only frame they needed to gain their victory. Seven walks contributed mightily to their success in that inning.

Two walks, by Carr and Conlan Lemay, put runners on base but a ground out and a line out made it appear they would be stranded. Then Carson Bizzell walked to load the bases after Carr and Lemay had advanced to second and third on a passed ball. The Indians got another walk by Hernandez which scored Carr. Matt Metzig then walked to score Lemay. Cook walked to score Bizzell and Aydan Lewis walked to score Hernandez.

Austin Carr got the first hit of the inning as he singled to score Caleb Ramsey, running for pitcher Metzig, and Tristan McCoy, running for catcher Cook.

That’s when Harper got his double which scored Lewis before the Indians finally  grounded out to end the seven-run inning.

Sabine hitters were busy after that. They got three doubles and a home run as well as four more hits along the way.

Metzig pitched 4⅓ innings for the Indians and got credit for the win. He allowed four hits and walked two and also had a strikeout. Walker London came in for 2⅔ innings, allowing four hits and walking one. He had three strikeouts.

Sabine used three pitchers during the game

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Indians, Maidens varsity teams

first in Cushing Relays March 23

The Frankston Indians and Maidens varsity track and field teams came away from the Cushing Bearkats Relays with impressive first place finishes on Thursday, March 23, according to a report made available by Frankston coaches.

Meanwhile the Indians Junior Varsity boys finished fifth in the meet.

The Indians varsity boys scored 140 points compared to second place Alto’s 96 and third place Carlisle’s 84 points. The Frankston JV boys had 52 points.

The Maidens varsity girls scored 104 points compared to second place Tenaha’s 70 and third place Brookeland’s 69.

Other schools participating in the meet were Broaddus, Central Heights, Cushing, PCA, Mount Enterprise, Woden, Gary, Zavala, Chireno, Madisonville, Martinsville and New Summerfield.

Following are the results of Frankston individuals placing in the meet:


400-meter Dash — Logan Ratliff, sixth, 57.02. 110-meter Hurdles — Devon Saturley, first, 17.29; A.J. Michaelski, second, 17.55. 300-meter Hurdles — Devin Allen, first, 43.52; Michaelski, third, 45.24; Saturley, fourth, 46.51. 4x100-meter Relay — Team of Benton Allen, Kaymon Davis, Ethan Ogg and Tyler Rogers, fifth, 46.36. 4x200-meter Relay — Team of Davis, Ryan Harper, Ogg, and Rogers, first, 1:32.07. 4x400-meter Relay — Team of Davis, A.J. Donnell, Ogg and Rogers, first, 3:39.79. Long Jump — Benton Allen, first, 21-2½; Donnell, second, 21-1¼. Shot Put — Ke’Aundre Barnes, first, 41-7. Triple Jump — Rogers, sixth, 39-6. High Jump — Benton Allen, first, 6-4. Pole Vault — Bradlee Gould, first, 11-0; Carson Bizzell, second, 9–6.


200-meter Dash — Austin Carr, fifth, 23.48; Reese Hicks, sixth, 23.65. 400-meter Dash — Tristan McCoy, fifth, 56.36. 110-meter Hurdles — Hudson Smith, fifth, 20.76; Joseph Allen, sixth, 20.83. 300-meter Hurdles — Smith, fifth, 46.65. 4x100-meter Relay — Team of Braylon Donnell, Bradlee Gould, Hicks and Caleb Ramsey, third, 44.85. 4x200-meter Relay — Team of B. Donnell, Gould, Hicks and Ramsey, fourth, 1:35.73. 4x400-meter Relay — Team of Devin Allen, Joseph Allen, Carr and Gould, second, 3:43.65. Long Jump — Carr, third, 19-8½.


400-meter Dash — Jermya Mitchell, third, 1:07.27. 800-meter Run — Bailey Ball, fifth, 2:51.32. 1600-meter Run — Jenna Gould, fourth, 6:46.46. 3200-meter Run — Bailey Ball, fourth, 14:22.00; Angelyna Gonzales, fifth, 16:07.00. 100-meter Hurdles — Kaylee Davis, second, 16.58; Kaysie Nabors, fourth, 18.56. 300-meter Hurdles — Nabors, third, 50.45; Davis, fourth, 50.64. 4x100-meter Relay — Team of Ashley Fridinger, Briley Jimenez, Kaysiah Burnett and Wila Davis, fourth, 54.37. 4x200-meter Relay — Team of Fridinger, Jimenez, Burnett and Mariyah Hatton, fourth, 2:01.41. 4x400-meter Relay — Team of Mitchell,, Kaylee Davis, Nabors and Wila Davis, first, 4:23.53. Long Jump — Mitchell, third, 15-11½. Kaylee Davis, sixth, 15-9. Shot Put — Serenity Foster, fifth, 27-5. Discus — Foster, fifth, 78-4. Triple Jump — Kaylee Davis, first, 35-11; Nabors, sixth, 31-1. High Jump — Mitchell, third, 5-1.

The varsity and junior varsity boys and girls will be in the Hawkins Relays on Thursday, March 30.

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   FMS Eighth Grade Boys finish third

   in Cushing Bearkat Relays March 20

The Frankston eighth grade boys finished third and the seventh grade boys got sixth at the Junior High Cushing Bearkat Relays on Monday, March 20.

According to results made available by Frankston coaches, the Frankston eighth grade girls finished eighth and the seventh grade girls finished 16th in the meet.

Twenty-three teams, including Frankston, participated in the meet.

Palestine seventh grade boys finished first with 146.8 points and Alto finished second with 137 points. The Frankston eighth graders posted 93 points and the seventh graders had 39.4.

Palestine eighth grade girls finished first with 190 points and the Palestine seventh grade girls were second with 145 points. The Frankston eighth grade girls tied for eighth place with Carlisle with 12 points.

Other schools participating were Central Heights, Cushing, PCA, Douglass, Tenaha, FHBAcademy, Gary, Mount Enterprise, Woden, Chireno, Martinsville, New Summerfield and Zavala.

Following are the individual results for the Frankston teams:


100-mete Dash — Michael Bryant, first, 11.48. 200-meter Dash — Brayden Gray, sixth, 26.67. 4x100-meter Relay — Team of Gray, Bryant, Lucas Bizzell and Blaine Johnson, first, 48.06. 4x200-meter Relay — Team of Toby Beckham,, Carter Stibbins, Bizzell and Johnson, fourth, 1:47.43. 4x400-meter Relay — Team of Gray, Bryant, Bizzell and Johnson, fourth, 4:13.96. Long Jump — Bryant, second, 17-6½. Shot Put — Beckham, second, 35-4½; Luke Dugan, fourth, 33-11. Discus — Beckham, first, 121-6¼; Tucker Palmer, fifth, 94-9. High Jump — Gray, first, 5-1. Pole Vault — Wyatt Reed, fourth, 7-6.


200-meter Dash — Brinson Bacon, fourth, 26.17. 110-meter Hurdles — Sir Korvius Foster, third, 19.44. 4x100-meter Relay — Team of H. Gentry, Micah Muhammad, Bacon and Foster, fifth, 49.91. Discus — Foster, second, 108-2. High Jump — Foster, fourth, 4-10. Pole Vault — M. Connally, first, 8-0; E. Cargill, third, 7-6.


4x100-meter Relay — Team of Kenzie Bullard, Trinity Hallmark, Kiera Hernandez and Nura Muhammad, fifth, 57.76. 4x400-meter Relay — Team of Kailee Kliebert, Bullard, Hallmark and Muhammad, fourth, 5:10.13.

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Indians varsity, JV win third

at Winnsboro meet March 15

The Frankston Indians varsity and junior varsity track and field teams each finished in third place in an unscheduled appearance at the “Rugged Red Relays” on Tuesday, March 15 at Winnsboro High School, according to reports made available by Frankston coaches.

The Indians varsity accumulated 105 points behind Winnsboro with 232 and  Harmony with 109. The Indians Junior Varsity had 113 points behind Winnsboro’s 233 and Hooks’ 148.

A limited group of Maidens varsity girls participated in the meet and finished in seventh place with 27 points. Harmony was first with 142 points, Pittsburg second with 134 and Hughes Springs third with 86.

Eleven schools sent entries to the meet. Other than Frankston, Harmony, Pittsburg, Hughes Springs, Winnsboro, Hooks, Canton, Clarksville, Van, Garrison and Winn 2 were participants.

Following are the individual results for the Frankston entries:


100-meter Dash — A.J. Donnell, fifth, 11.62. 220-meter Dash — Donnell, sixth, 24.59. 400-meter Dash — Devin Allen, second, 55.94. 800-meter Run — Landon Marine, sixth, 2:21.30. 110-meter Hurdles — Devon Saturley. fifth, 18.93. 300-meter Hurdles — Devin Allen, fourth, 46.60; Saturley, fifth, 48.62. 4x100-meter Relay — Frankston team of Ethan Ogg, Bradlee Gould, Tyler Rogers and Kaymon Davis, first, 44.70. 4x200 Relay — Frankston team of Ogg, Gould, Rogers and Davis, second, 1:34.39. Long Jump — Rogers, third, 20-6¼ ; Benton Allen, fourth, 20-4½; Donnell, sixth, 19-10½. Triple Jump — Rogers, sixth, 39-9. High Jump — Benton Allen, first, 6-3; Donnell, sixth, 5-8. Pole Vault — Gould, third, 9-6.


400-meter Dash — Joseph Allen, third, 59.78; Peyton Jaco, fourth, 1:01.12. 800-meter Run — Jaco, third, 2:27.94. 1600-meter Run — Christian Serrato. fourth, 6:02.64. 3200-meter Run — Serrato, third, 122:15.00. 110-meter Hurdles — Hudson Smith, third 19.54. 300-meter Hurdles — Smith, second, 45.55. 4x100-meter Relay — Frankston team of Mason Boggs, Ethan Snider, Braydon Dotson and Jhayro Armas, third, 53.22. 4x200-meter Relay — Frankston team of Boggs, Snider, Dotson and Vincent Bunyard, third, 1:54.80. 4x400-meter Relay —  Franston team of Joseph Allen, Jaco, Smith and Timothy Ryals, third, 3:59.12. Long Jump — Joseph Allen, fifth, 16-1½. Shot Put — Dotson, fourth, 35-3; Ryals, sixth, 29-11½. Discus — Dotson, second, 93-0; Ryals, fifth, 68-3. Triple Jump — Smith, third, 36-7¾. High Jump — Joseph Allen, first, 5-4; Smith, fourth, 5-2.


100-meter Hurdles — Kaysie Nabors, fourth, 18.20. 300-meter Hurdles — Kaylee Davis, fourth, 52.71. Long Jump — Davis, second, 16-3¼ ; Nabors, fifth, 14-7¾. Triple Jump — Davis, second, 33-6; Nabors, sixth, 30-4¾. • © The frankston citizen 1999-2023