The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

May 23, 2013

H.S. Baseball: Holland named 19-A MVP

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

— After edging Kerens for the District 19-A baseball title, the Cayuga baseball team was well-represented on the 19-A all-district team released this week.

Star pitcher Chantz Holland was named the district’s MVP after yet another standout season. The Vernon College-bound Holland was the team’s ace pitcher and also its most reliable hitter.

Hunter Johnson (pitcher), John Vickery (infield), Payton Wallace (infield), Jaret Walthall (catcher) and Hunter Jenkins (designated hitter) all earned first team honors from the district’s coaches for the Wildcats.

Infielder Brayden Walthall and outfielder Cota Wilburn were honored with second team spots for Cayuga, while Neches freshman Ryan Grey (infield) and junior Austin Jones (outfield) also were given second team nods.

Neches Ryan Jones and Dylan Smith earned honorable mention nods.

PHS hosting baseball camp

The Palestine High School baseball program will host two camps next month for aspiring players.

On June 3 and June 4, PHS coach Austin Evans will host a beginner’s camp for boys ages 6 through 9.

The second camp will be held June 5 and June 6 and will be an advanced camp for any player from 10 years old to an incoming freshman.

The camps, which costs $25, will run from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. both days. Those who pre-register will receive a camp t-shirt.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Evans at 903-724-4868, or via email at

PHS softball camp

Also taking place beginning June 3 will be the Palestine softball program’s three-day camp.

The camp, hosted by PHS softball coach J.J. Johnson, will stress the fundamentals of the game with players, as they focus on baserunning, hitting and fielding.

Cost of the camp is $15, and camp will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. It is open to any girl that was in third through ninth grade during the 2012-2013 school year.

For more information or to register, contact Johnson at 903-731-3010.