PREP ROUNDUP: Titans, Eagles going to soccer’s second round

Published 12:14 am Friday, March 30, 2018

Staff reports

Soccer season has just been extended for two Port Arthur boys teams.

For both Memorial and Bob Hope, one guy did all the scoring Thursday.

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Sergio Sanchez netted both of Memorial’s goals in the second half, and the District 22-5A runner-up Titans knocked off host Humble 2-1 in a UIL 5A bi-district match. The win puts Memorial, which was 9-4-1 in the district, in an area round match against Galena Park at 5 or 6 p.m. Tuesday in Baytown at Stallworth Stadium.

Bob Hope advanced to the 4A area round for the second year in a row by defeating Jasper 2-1 at the Thomas Center in Beaumont. Juan Hernandez scored a goal in each half for the Eagles, who have a big task ahead of them in Mexia, and 11-0 winner over Anahuac.

No date or setting was yet announced for Bob Hope.

The 5A area round will not include Port Neches-Groves, which took a 5-1 defeat to Caney Creek in Mont Belvieu. No details were available, but the Indians finished the season 16-8-1.

Many soccer matches involving local teams were moved from one location to another or had changes in time due to inclement weather.



Nederland 4, Caney Creek 1

MONT BELVIEU — Meg Sheppard assisted on three goals and scored one of her own as the Bulldogs (20-3-1) advanced to play either Texas City or Houston Furr.

Cheyenne Allen scored almost 4 minutes into the game for Nederland. With 1:43 left before halftime, Sheppard scored off a Skylar Thomassie assist. Sheppard them assisted on scores by Brynn Landry and Jordan Minaldi in the second half.


PNG 1, New Caney 0

MONT BELVIEU — Breeana Riggs’ goal with 4 minutes left in the first half made the difference in PNG’s 20th shutout of the season.

Sophie Brant made the assist.

PNG (21-3-3) will take on Fort Bend Elkins, a 9-0 winner over Houston Sharpstown, in the area round at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barbers Hill High School.

Also Thursday: Jasper beat Bob Hope 7-0.



Titan girls earn two golds at Rockhold

BAYTOWN — Memorial’s 4×100-meter girls team finished first Thursday at the Rockhold Relays, and two of its sprinters took the top two positions in the 100-meter dash.

Aniya Duhon, Zykirra Cabarras, Coreyanna Gorrer and Capri Wilson ran the 4×100 in 47.25 seconds, breaking the meet record by 0.08 second. Wilson won the 100 meters with Cabarras coming in second.

This was Memorial’s last meet before the District 22-5A meet next Thursday and Saturday at Beaumont’s Babe Zaharias Stadium.



About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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