Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

January 9, 2013

New Summerfield Lady Hornets hold on to state ranking

NEW SUMMERFIELD —

The New Summerfield High School girl's basketball team has weathered the storm, so-to-speak.

Forced to compete in the Overton Tournament in the final week of December without the services of two starters who were away on family vacations, the team's record took an understandable hit — the Lady Hornets are now 13-8 on the year (1-0 in district) — but the NS ladies still managed to hold onto their state ranking as the team checked in at No. 24 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches/Texas Prep Basketball magazine poll, which came out on Monday.

Head coach Josh Faucett's outfit opened the year ranked No. 8 in Class A-I, and have continued to chart in the poll each week despite having taken on a very ambitious and challenging non-conference schedule that has seen the Lady Hornets play several Class 3-A and 2-A teams.

Last Friday the Lady Hornets raised the drape on their conference docket by blistering Alto, 57-28.

Simone Derrett kick started the NS effort by scoring 24 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field and pulled down 11 rebounds, both game highs.

Maritzza Melendez tossed in 17 points, which included three triples, and Ramie Weaver and Kokis Vargas added eight points apiece.

For the season, Melendez leads the Lady Hornets in scoring (15.3 ppg), with Derrett accounting for 12.5 points a night.

Weaver knocks down just south of nine points per game.

Melendez, Derrett and Weaver are all seniors.

Cindy Medellin has been a force in the lane for the Lady Hornets all season and leads the team in rebounding (9.2 rpg).

The NS girls return to Hornet Gymnasium for a 5 p.m. league contest with Cushing (13-7, 0-1) on Friday.

 

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 07-31-greene +photo.jpg Bullard's Greene collects 2 hit in Pensacola loss

    Brodie Greene, a product of Bullard High School, clubbed a pair of singles and drove in a run Monday night, but it wasn't enough to give his Pensacola Blue Wahoos a victory.

    The Mississippi Braves pounded Pensacola, 6-2, at Trustman Park, in a Southern League (Class AA) game.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-FB + foto.jpg Fightin' Indians' new district stacked with quality

    Any Jacksonville Fightin' Indian football fans that have not taken note of the Tribe's new conference home — District 16-5A — will probably want to take a few minutes and get familiar with a league that has been labeled as perhaps “the deepest (Class 5A) district in the state” by at least one expert in such matters.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-D-II + 2 images.jpg Trio of former local prep standouts playing for top 10 D-II schools

    Three former local and area high school football phenoms will be playing for NCAA Division II top 10 teams this fall.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-31-07-29-VB + foto.jpg High school volleyballers to hit ground running Monday

    High school gymnasiums around the area will be hubs of volleyball activity beginning Monday, when fall camp opens for all teams.

    In fact, the entire week will be jammed packed with dig, set and spike activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29- Josh + foto.tif McCown says he likes direction Tampa Bay is heading in

    Josh McCown expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. He's just reluctant to speculate how much.

    The 35-year-old quarterback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though it's his first as a team's projected starter since he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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