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2012-05-31 / Sports

Eagle Year in Review

by Mike Organ

The Eagle year was excellent once more. The football team made it deep into the playoffs. The cross country team competed well and the volleyball team tied for third in district action. Then came basketball season. The Eagles played two rounds deep into the playoffs. The girls showed much improvement in basketball and played some of the playoff teams really tough. In the spring, the softball team started off 10-0 before losing, and then were in the playoff hunt until the last week of the season. The baseball team surprised people with their competitiveness. The track teams sent a group to the regional meet, but failed to get a representative to state.

Football

The football team got a rude awakening with an opening loss to a resurgent Smithville team. From there they won four in a row before an unexpected loss to Rosebud-Lott. That supplied a spur to the team as they went through the rest of district action without a loss. New Waverly, Franklin, and Arp fell to the Eagles in the playoffs, until they met Refugio in the semi-finals. Lexington ended the season 11-3.

Volleyball

The volleyball team played well enough to tie for third place in district with Cameron. Cameron won a playoff in Rockdale, for the right to advance to the playoffs. The Lady Eagles ended the season with a 20-13 record.

Cross Country

Alyssa Dussetschleger advanced to the regional meet in San Antonio, as Lexington’s only representative.

Basketball

The Eagles bounced back from last season, to march into the playoffs. They surprised Brazos in the first round, and almost knocked Hitchcock from the playoffs in round two. The Lady Eagles were much improved over last season as they clawed their way through district action.

Track

The Eagle track team had some early injuries to hamper their efforts in district competition. The boys and girls relay teams advanced from district. Johna Alford won the high jump, and Antonio Washington won the shot put for Eagle firsts.

Softball and Baseball

The softball team started the season on fire, until a series of events had Jason Holcomb taking over the reigns. The team was in the hunt for a playoff spot until the last week of the season. They still finished the season with a very respectable 18-11 record. The Eagle baseball team played good baseball all through district. They finished third in district action. Schulenburg eliminated the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs. The Eagles’ 13-12 record was not indicative of the good baseball they played throughout the season.

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