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Prep Roundup: Pleasant Grove wins big; Lobos edge Texas High; more

PG tennis tests lineup at Rockwall tourney; Longview edges THS

Pleasant Grove's tennis team pose for a photo on Friday, March 17, 2023, after the Rockwall St. Patrick's Day Tournament in Rockwall, Texas (Submitted photo)
Pleasant Grove's tennis team pose for a photo on Friday, March 17, 2023, after the Rockwall St. Patrick's Day Tournament in Rockwall, Texas (Submitted photo)

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas -- Pleasant Grove proved to be too much for Sulphur Springs on Friday night.

The Hawks scored in each inning but one and cruised past the host team, 10-0, in five innings.

Jarret Halter and Hunter Rose paced the Hawks in hitting with two each and Rose finished with a game-high three RBIs. JM Long had two RBIs.

Pleasant Grove's Luke Flanagan struck out five and allowed just one hit through four innings of work.

THS falls to Longview

LONGVIEW, Texas -- Texas High dropped a tough district game to Longview, 8-7, on Friday night.

Holding on to a 5-3 lead in the fifth inning, the Lobos lit up the scoreboard with five runs. Texas High, however, would score two in the seventh inning, but the rally would fall short to end the game.

Jacob Yowell led the Tigers in hitting with two and Knox Pilgreen had two RBIs in the loss.

Texas High's Allen Cartwright struck out four batters in two innings while teammate Tanner Ross had three strikeouts through four innings.


PG tests lineup at Rockwall tourney

ROCKWALL, Texas -- Pleasant Grove's varsity tennis team traveled to the Dallas area and battled against 16 teams in the Rockwall St. Patrick's Day Tournament.

Going against stiff competition, the Hawks proved to hang tough with a couple of third-place winners, including Lilly Pace in girls singles and the team of Hadley Davis and Rhett Gatlin in mixed doubles.

"We are in our final stages of preparing for district play and what better way to test our lineup than throwing them in the fire against some of the top Class 6A and 5A teams in the metroplex," Pleasant Grove head coach Erik Pickett said. "It was cold and exhaustingly windy, and our Hawks held strong.

"We will be hosting 14 teams this Friday in our largest spring invitational ever. This will be our last tournament before district play begins."


Girls Singles A Division

Lilly Pace - 3rd

Boys Singles A Division

Jackson Tomberlain- Quarterfinals

John Tomberlain- Conso Finals

Boys Doubles A Division

Aryes Fuqua/ Zachary Bobo- Quarterfinals

Chance Tutulo/ Andy Tye- Conso Winners

Mixed Doubles A Division

Rose Anderson/ Jack Humphrey- 4th

Mixed Doubles B Division

Hadley Davis/ Rhett Gatlin- 3rd


PG boys top Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, Texas -- Pleasant Grove's varsity boys came away with a 2-1 win over Pittsburg on Friday night in its final district contest.

Pleasant Grove (8-4) dominated the Pirates in possession and finished third in district play and will head into postseason play.

Andrew Hutcheson put the Hawks up in the first half, followed by Agbor Fomuso's winning goal coming from a set piece.

Brothers Bennett Solomon, a junior, and James Solomon, a freshman, both had assists in the win.

"I have to give a shoutout to Andrew Hutcheson," Pleasant Grove coach Christa Henry said. "He has been the unsung hero of this offense all year. His maturity, consistency and IQ have and continue to give us an edge over our opponents in the midfield.

"We could not have had our success this season without his ability; he is truly a gifted soccer player. And now that we have our full roster back from injuries, we are exactly where we want to be heading into playoffs."

Pleasant Grove's JV team battled for 60 minutes against Pittsburg, ending in a 0-0 draw.

PG girls rout Pittsburg

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Pittsburg's girls were no match for Pleasant Grove as the Lady Hawks cruised to a 9-0 win on Friday night.

In the one-sided, high-scoring affair, the biggest goal may have been in the final seconds of the contest when goalie Lilly Buck scored her first-ever goal.

"A 9-0 win was a great way to end the regular season," Pleasant Grove head coach Andy Allen said. "The girls played well and it was awesome to see our goalie Lilly Buck score her first goal ever in the final seconds of the game."

Rylie Williams, Emma Boehmke, Abigail Boemke, Catherine Joyce and Bridgette Lundy all had goals, with Williams and Joyce having two. Lundy had two assists.


Rivercrest edges James Bowie

SIMMS, Texas -- James Bowie got off to a hot start with both of its runs coming in the first inning, but Rivercrest scored three in the middle innings to take down the Pirates, 3-2, on Friday.

Braiden Klimaszewski fanned a game-high five batters and allowed three runs on two hits across six innings.

The Pirates also committed five errors while Riverside had three.

De Queen wins with walk-off

DE QUEEN, Ark. -- Sam Graham got a walk-off hit to send De Queen past Malvern, 3-2, on Friday.

Ty Lindey led the Leopards with two hits.

De Queen's Cooper Young had eight strikeouts in four innings, while Konnor Shelton added four strikeouts in relief.

New Boston routs Pewitt

OMAHA, Texas -- New Boston erupted 10 runs in the first three innings -- seven in the first -- to dismantle Paul Pewitt, 12-1, on Friday.

Will Henson, Andrew Morgan and Gabriel Glass scorched the Brahmas pitching staff for two hits apiece, while Eli Barrett drove in a game-high three runs.

Connor Bobbitt struck out seven through 4 1/3 innings.


Sheridan defeats Genoa Central

GENOA, Ark. -- Sheridan rallied for all of its runs in the final frame to edge out Genoa Central, 3-2, on Friday.

The Dragons put one run on the board in the first inning and another in the third.

Lindsey Gammon led Genoa Central with a game-high two hits. Kaylyn Hamilton had two strikeouts in four innings in the loss.

DeKalb rallies past Atlanta

ATLANTA, Texas -- With the game knotted at four going into extra innings, DeKalb rallied for a run in the eighth and kept Atlanta scoreless to hold onto a 5-4 win on Friday.

The Lady Rabbits scored two in bottom of the seventh to send the game into extras.

Addison Chandler had a game-high two hits for the Lady Bears while teammate Jaylynn Hayden finished with a game-high two RBIs.

Anijah Gray went the distance in the pitching circle for DeKalb, striking out nine batters and allowing four runs on seven hits through eight innings.

Atlanta's Victoria Clayton and Kinlee Hamilton combined for four strike outs in the loss.

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