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October 24, 2012

Local Roundup: Palestine boys capture 7th-straight cross country district title

For the seventh-straight season, the Palestine boys’ cross country team can call itself a district champion.

The Wildcats swept the top six spots at Tuesday’s District 19-3A cross country meet in Fairfield, posting a perfect score en route to the title.

Mason Munoz won the meet and individual title, finishing in 16 minutes, 44 seconds. Tyler Barnard was second in 16:47, followed by Denis Quincin (16:51) in third and Alec Meyers (16:53) in fourth.

Rudy Ruiz (17:26) finished fifth to round out the Palestine scoring-five, while Eduardo Munoz finished sixth.

The Palestine girls are also regional-bound after finishing second as a team.

Astrid Sandoval led the Ladycats with a ninth-place finish in 14:13. Nidia Umanzor (14:45) and Danielle Harroff (15:11) finished 12th and 13th, respectively.

Guadeloupe Ibarra (15:19) finished 15th and Alex Rocha (15:27) 17th to round out the top-five for Palestine.

The Palestine boys’ junior varsity also finished first as a team with a perfect score, led by district champion Kenny Hiatt.

Following Hiatt were Angel Cabrera, Miguel Garcia, Wilmer Marquez and Adolfo Loera.

The Ladycat JV finished second, led by Karina Trejo in ninth and Jessica King in 10th.

The two varsity squads will compete Nov. 3 at Atascocita High School in Humble.


WESTWOOD 3, Onalaska 0

Friday, the Westwood volleyball team wrapped up its District 19-2A title. Tuesday, it capped off its perfect district run.

The Lady Panthers swept Onalaska, 3-0 (25-9, 25-14, 25-19), finishing district a perfect 10-0. All 10 of the teams district wins were sweeps.

Marialle Boles led the team with nine kills and also had 18 points from the service line. Mi’Kayla Benson added eight kills, and Courtney Stanhope had six.

Lacey Wooden finished with 18 digs and Heather Wooden had 16 assists, while Neeli Hardison had nine assists.

The Lady Panthers, as district champions, earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs and will either play Nov. 1 or Nov. 2 in the area round.

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