|Plowgirls' 4 x 400 meter relay team, left to right: Bonnie Wilkinson, Jaci Alexander, Lyndi Wilkinson, Jaleigh Morales. (Track photos by Tamara Alexander.)|
The Area Meet combined two districts, 2A-7 and 2A-8, and fourteen schools. Albany once again won the boys’ division with 152 points, and Haskell the girls’ with 83. The Plowgirls finished sixth with 53 points and the Plowboys thirteenth with 10.
For the Plowgirls, Bonnie Wilkinson won the Triple Jump, finished second in the 400 meters, and was on the 4 x 400 relay team that also finished second. Lyndi Wilkinson won the 800 meters and was also on the 4 x 400 relay team. Kinzie Buchanan was the runner-up in the Shot Put. Unfortunately, the Plowgirls 4 x 100 relay team was disqualified.
For the Plowboys, Jayden Gonzales was third in the Pole Vault and Micheal Wright fourth in the Triple Jump.
Here are the athletes who qualified for the Region 1 Meet in Odessa:
Event Place Athlete Time/Distance
400 meters 2 Bonnie Wilkinson 59.93
800 meters 1 Lyndi Wilkinson 2:28.49
4 x 400 meter relay 2 Plowgirls 4:13.06
(J. Alexander, L. Wilkinson, J. Morales, B. Wilkinson)
Shot Put 2 Kinzie Buchanan 33’ 6”
Triple Jump 1 Bonnie Wilkinson 35’ 5”
Pole Vault 3 Jayden Gonzales 11’ 6”
Triple Jump 4 Micheal Wright 39’ 5”
The Regional Meet in Odessa is next Friday and Saturday, April 28-29. Region 1 is made up of eight districts and forty-nine teams. Only the first two finishers in each event will qualify for the State Meet in Austin, May 11-13.
TEXAS FOOTBALL SAYS PLOWBOYS ARE TEAM TO WATCH
|The Plowboys downed Sudan in this Bi-District playoff last fall.|
Those three schools will all be tough again this fall, but he gives the nod to the Plowboys as the district favorites because of the strong group of players returning. Several are mentioned by name: Jayden Gonzales and Junior Martinez, who will be competing for time at quarterback, running back Francisco Garcia, wide receiver Jose Ortega, linebacker Tait Fullwood, defensive end Parker Payne, and defensive lineman Paul Pantoja. The illustration accompanying the article is of Francisco Garcia.
The other two schools Texas Football considers Region 1 favorites are Wellington and Memphis. The article is online and may be accessed by clicking here.
2017 ROSCOE FFA TEAMS EXCEL IN COMPETITION
By Shelley Gunter
|2017 Vet Science Team: Kayla Justiss, Caleb Boren, Morgan Bowers. (Not pictured: Alfonso Islas)|
West Texas A&M University CDE
Logan Wicker -19th out of 287 individuals
Team - 10th out of 65 teams
Kayla Justiss - 19th out of 189 individuals
Clarendon College CDE
Team - 5th out of 55 teams
Alfonso Islas - 9th out of 146 individuals
Parker County CDE
Team - 4th out of 163 teams
Tarleton State University CDE
Team - 63rd out of 247 teams
Angelo State University CDE
Team - 4th out of 71 teams and 2nd in Area II FFA
Alfonso Islas - 2nd out of 276 individuals
Qualified for state FFA contest on April 29 at Texas A&M University
EASTON CORBIN DEBUTS AT LUMBERYARD FRIDAY
Corbin is originally from Florida. He got his start there a decade ago when he entered a local music contest and the organizers recognized his talent. Contacts in Nashville were notified, and the Mercury Nashville label signed him in 2008. The next year, he released his debut single, “A Little More Country Than That,” (Click title for video) and his career took off when the song hit number 1 on the Country Music charts. His second single, “Roll with It,” also hit number 1, and his third, “I Can’t Love You Back,” released in 2011, was another hit. His first CD, Easton Corbin (2010), reached number 4 on the US Country album charts. In 2012 “Lovin’ You Is Fun” reached number 5 and was the lead-off to his second album, All Over the Road (2012). The single by the same name reached number 3 in 2013. His third album, About to Get Real (2015), contains the singles “Clockwork,” and “Baby Be My Love Song.” He released “A Girl Like You” earlier this year and is currently at work on a fourth album.
|The Parker McCollum Band|
For reservations or more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
ROSCOE FFA BANQUET
Friday, April 21
STEM Center, 6:00pm
Contact Shelley Gunter
ROSCOE ACADEMIC BANQUET
Tuesday, April 25, 6:00pm - Roscoe Cafetorium
Tickets $10 - Catered by River Smith’s
RSVP by Monday, April 24
RCHS ATHLETIC BANQUET
Thursday, April 27, 6:00pm
Tickets $10 at High School Office
Catered by Blackland Smokehouse
1967 RHS GRADS TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Most of the activities will be at the Holiday Inn. Call Holiday Inn at 325-235-3500 for reservations. For other information, call Jackie Smith at 806-773-9923.
WEATHER REPORT: NICE WEATHER AND A LITTLE MORE RAIN
It will be warmer than that today through Friday. Today’s high is forecast to be 87°, tomorrow’s 85°, and Friday’s 91° with lows around 62°. Then on Saturday a cold front will move through with sharp north winds and temperatures dropping considerably. Saturday’s high will be only about 68° and windy with a low of 46°, but Sunday should climb back into the seventies and by Tuesday it will be back into the nineties before dropping back into the eighties for the rest of the week.
Unfortunately, there is no rain in the forecast.