Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

February 18, 2013

Bullard girls see season end with 42-32 loss to Pittsburg

LINDALE —  Pittsburg called on its defense to get the job done in a Class 3A, Region II, Area affair that was played at Eagle Gymnasium at Lindale High School Friday evening.

The Bullard Lady Panthers, District 16-3A champions, saw their post season come to a halt, as the Lady Pirates dialed up a 42-32 verdict over Bullard.

A tenacious Lady Pirate defense proved to be the difference in the game, hold Bullard to single-digits in the first and third periods.

“They were a team with a very physical great defensive game-plan and we just could not make an outside shot tonight,” said Bullard’s first-year head coach, Barry Gill. “They took away a lot of the things we do well and they were just so physical inside, but they played a great game.

Pittsburg’s Cheyenne Raney led the Lady Pirates with 16-points in the win for Pittsburg. Teammates Meyika Farmer and Meagan Peters added in six-points apiece to aid in the Lady Pirate win.

Bullard struggled from the field early on and never really recovered as the Lady Pirates shot to a 13-4, first quarter lead. Bullard however got behind Taylor and made it a 19-14, score for the Lady Pirates at the half.

Another big quarter by Pittsburg was a 16-7 run to set up the win,

The Lady Panthers battled back but could not make up the ten-point bulge by Pittsburg for the win.

Bullard was led in scoring by sophomore, Bridgette Taylor with 15, nailing three-treys in the game and netting 13 of her points in the second half.

Lexi Abercrombie was also in double-digits for the Lady Panthers with 10-points as only four Bullard players managed to score.

The Lady Panthers return everybody from a 24-10 season and Gill expects big things from his crew next year.

“We have a very young team and they have really worked hard this year to get where they did,” Gill said. “I know they are going to be working hard this spring and this summer to get better and I’m looking forward to coaching them again next season.”

Pittsburg advances to play in the regional semi-finals next weekend, playing Spring Hill, the runner-up to Bullard in District 16-3A this past season.

Class 3A Girls Area Round Playoff

Pittsburg 42, Bullard 32

Bullard       4    10    7    11  -  32

Pittsburg   13     6    16    7  -  42

BULLARD — Lexi Kirgan, 4; Bridgette Taylor, 15; Maddy Slayter, 3; Lexi Abercrombie, 10.

PITTSBURG — DeNasia Watson, 4; Meyika Farmer, 6; Meagan Peters, 6; Cheyenne Ramey, 14; Kasey Avinger, 4; Jasmine Walker, 2.

THREE POINT GOALS — B: Taylor (4). P: Ramey.

RECORDS — Bullard 24-10; Pittsburg 30-5.

NEXT UP — Pittsburg vs. Spring Hill, regional quarterfinals, date and time, TBA..


Text Only
Local Sports
  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-TTA logo.jpg Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney

    The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.

    Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Fork 3 30 12.JPG Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

    One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song

    The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.

    But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_4906.JPG Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach

    In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.

    Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • baseball.jpg TTA Youth baseball: Rusk Rangers 8U open state play with 2 wins

    Rusk's trio of youth baseball teams particpating in various Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association state tournaments remained alive going into Wednesday evening's games.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Updated cover tease art.jpg Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system

    In just over a month Nick Rumbelow, a former Bullard High School pitching standout, will be celebrating his 23rd birthday.

    Where he will be on that day is anyone's guess and may be classified as a “$64,000 question.”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indian head.jpg Jacksonville Football Camp set for Aug. 4

    Jacksonville High School will be hosting a free football camp, targeted towards for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players, on Aug 4-5.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Rusk qualifies 4 teams for TTA state baseball tournaments

    There will we far fewer youth baseball players, coaches, family members and supporters roaming the streets of Rusk this week.

    That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo