Sports

Lady Dogs fall in Area playoffs

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The North Zulch women’s basketball team fell to McMullen County (Tilden) in the Area playoff round in Flatonia Saturday by a score of 62-53 to conclude their season. “When I first saw (Tilden) on film I knew they were potentially very dangerous,” said head coach Michael Stenseth on the opponent, who finished atop their district and earned a bye in the Bi-District round.
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‘Chopp’ commits

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CAMPBELL ATKINS Armando ‘Chopp’ Juarez committed to continue his football career at the collegiate level with Sterling College in Kansas this week. Madisonville High School will celebrate his next step with a signing ceremony in the competition gym March 8 at 3 p.m..
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SOCCER CANCELLATIONS

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Cap: Both Madisonville soccer squads dropped district matchups to Palestine Feb. 9. All of their scheduled bouts have since been canceled due to the winter weather, including district matchups against Westwood, Livingston and Crockett. Both teams are currently scheduled to take on New Waverly Tuesday. (Pictured: Diego Torres (left) and Landri Lee) CAMPBELL ATKINS
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Senior Night

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Madisonville men’s basketball seniors (from left) Jer’Tavius Brown, Armando Juarez and Josh Griffin pose together prior to a senior night ceremony at MHS Feb. 9. The Mustangs sent their seniors off on a high note with a 73-63 win over Mexia to close out their home district schedule. CAMPBELL ATKINS

RAISING FUNDS

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The Madisonville softball team also participated in Feb. 9’s Our Day To Shine scrimmage against Elkhart, the proceeds of which benefited the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation’s Benevolence Fund. The Fund was established by the Texas High School Coaches Association Board of Directors to assist athletes and coaches experiencing hardships. (Pictured: Grace Williamson) CAMPBELL ATKINS
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Stangs raise money for Benevolence Fund

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The Madisonville baseball team raised over $700 for the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation’s Benevolence Fund in their program’s scrimmages against Bellville at MHS Feb. 9. The Fund was established by the Texas High School Coaches Association Board of Directors to assist athletes and coaches experiencing hardships.
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Stangs prepare for Bi-District, Carthage

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The Madisonville men’s basketball team split their final district matchups of the season with a 73-63 win over Mexia on senior night Feb. 9 and an 87-66 loss at top-ranked La Vega Friday. The Mustangs finished fourth in district with a 5-5 record and were scheduled to battle Carthage in the Bi-District round of the playoffs Saturday, but the date could be altered due to the winter weather.