The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

October 24, 2012

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

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

— 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.

CAYUGA 3, Cross Roads 0

The sixth-ranked Cayuga volleyball team wrapped up its fifth-straight unbeaten district season Tuesday, sweeping Cross Roads 3-0 (25-7, 25-10, 25-11).

Danielle Anderson led the Cayuga attack with 13 kills and also had three blocks, while Shawnta Knox had 10 kills and five aces.

Cory McCulloch finished with 11 digs, while Molly Griffey tallied 31 assists.

The Ladycats have two tough upcoming warm-up games scheduled, beginning Saturday against Class 3A No. 14 Carthage. The match will be at Cayuga beginning at 1 p.m.

Cayuga will then face 3A’s 11th-ranked team, Van, in Van Tuesday at 6 p.m.

ELKHART 3, Crockett 1

The Elkhart volleyball team wrapped up its regular season Tuesday with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 19-25, 25-11) win over Crockett.

The Lady Elks finish play in District 19-2A at 8-2, with their only losses coming to Westwood.

Courtney Cheatham led Elkhart with nine kills and also had two kills, Robin Grant had six kills and Ryan Grimsley had four.

Paige Huff finished with 18 assists, while Tiffany Rosas had a team-best six aces.

Catie Bridges added three aces while Laramie McAdams, Courtney Lindsey and Huff each had two.

The Lady Elks are waiting on their first round playoff opponent to be decided.