Sports

Thu
24
May

Eagles dominate District 13-4A Superlatives

The Canton Eagles were the cream of the crop in District 13-4A this season, following up a perfect 10-0 run in 2017 with another clean sweep of Brownsboro, Emory Rains, Mabank, Van and Wills Point in 2018.

Not surprisingly competing coaches recognized Canton's dominance with multiple Superlative and All-District selections.

Superlative recognitions included:

-MVP: Johnnie Krawietz, Canton

Thu
24
May

Watson commits to ETBU

 

Canton High School senior standout student-athlete Emily Watson became the latest county athlete to commit to competing collegiately next year, signing her letter of intent May 16 to play golf at East Texas Baptist University. Watson was joined at the signing ceremony by her family, golf coach Paige Lloyd and classmates.

Thu
24
May

Eagles take on golf tournament

Tristan Nelson represented Canton High School May 14-15 at the 4A State Golf Championships at Horseshoe Bay Resort/Apple Rock. Tristan carded a two-day total 163, shooting 81-82 to finish as 22nd individual medalist in the State. Coach Paige Lloyd stated, "I’m so very proud of Tristan and his accomplishments with the golf team. I look forward to seeing him represent CHS in future State Championships as well."

Tue
15
May

Eagles sweep into Area round

Blayne Clower brought home the winning run during Canton’s bi-district round opening 4-2 win over Atlanta May 2, drawing a bases loaded sixth inning walk to score Colbey Johnson.

The Canton Eagles got a jump on the rest of Van Zandt County playoff qualifiers, opening their best-of-three bi-district round playoff series with Atlanta May 2. Canton came away victorious in the contest plating a run in the second, one in the fourth and two more in the top of the sixth in a 4-2 win over the Rabbits.

Simon Miller got the start and win for Canton in the game, allowing five hits and two unearned runs over seven innings of work.

Tue
15
May

Wednesday Study Club highlights Korean dance

Drums, fans, beautiful dresses and unusual music were the highlights of the Wednesday Study Club meeting April 25 that featured a program on Korean dance.

The program, presented by club member Chin Boyd, featured members of a Korean dance group where she belongs.

Thu
03
May

Three advance to State Golf Tournament

Canton’s Tristan Nelson, pictured with Coach Paige Lloyd, carded scores of 77 and 73 to finish third place individually at the Region II Golf Tournament. With his finish, Nelson qualified to compete at the 4A State Golf Tournament May 14-15.

 

 

The Canton boys golf team completed their season April 23-24 at the Region II Golf Tournament at Van Zandt Country Club. After two days of competition, the CHS boys golf team finished in fourth place behind  state qualifiers Pleasant Grove, Bullard and Argyle.

Tristan Nelson led the Eagle team with a very impressive two round total of 150 (77-73) to finish as third place overall medalist, a member of the All-Region Team, and a 4A State Tournament qualifier.

Thu
03
May

Eaglettes bow out in bi-district round

Photo by David Kapitan
Eaglette outfielder Baylee Sanders started in game one of Canton's best-of-three series against the Lady Leopards, going 1/2 with a single.

 

 

 

The Canton Eaglettes traveled to Longview last week, taking on District 14-4A runner-up Liberty-Eylau in the bi-district round of the playoffs April 26-27. Despite a game effort, the Lady Leopards won each of the first two games in the best-of-three series to end Canton’s season with a 14-10-1 record overall.

The Lady Leopard offense was red-hot in game one of the series, pounding out 13 hits in an 11-1, five-inning victory over the Eaglettes.

Thu
03
May

Eagles to clash with Atlanta in playoff opener

Photo by David Kapitan

The Canton Eagles are scheduled to open their playoff run this week, taking on District 14-4A fourth seed Atlanta in the bi-district round.

 

 

The Canton Eagles have had little to play for in recent weeks, easily outpacing second place Van in District 13-4A play by four games to coast into the postseason with a sterling 24-2 record overall.

Things will change this week with the Eagles slated to take on Atlanta in a best-of-three bi-district round playoff series May 2, 4. Game one was scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. May 2 at 5 p.m. in Atlanta. After a day off, the series will resume May 4 at 4 p.m. in Canton. Game three, if necessary, will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two.

Thu
03
May

Little Dribblers

 

The Canton senior boys basketball team finished in third place at the National Little Dribblers Tournament in Franklin, Texas April 18-21. Canton competed against other qualifying teams from across the state at the event. Team members include Colton Whitehead, Trey Grier, KD Erskine, Chantson Prox, JaBraylon Pickens, Caleb Guy, Jaden Brown, Jack Day, Ethan Robertson, Zach Dyess and Cameron Shaw.

Tue
10
Apr

Eagles move to 4-0 in district play

The Canton Eagles have been unbeatable over the past two district campaigns, improving to a perfect 14-0 in 2017 and 2018 combined with wins over Van and Brownsboro last week.

 

 


 

The Canton Eagles continued to roll through district play in impressive fashion, continuing the dominance they showcased back in 2017 by opening District with a perfect 4-0 record in 2018.

Canton's most recent wins included a 5-3 road win against the rival Van Vandals March 27 and a 10-0 shutout win over the Brownsboro Bears March 29.

The Eagles struggled offensively throughout most of the early innings against Van, trailing the Vandals by margins of 1-0 and 3-1 in the contest before surging with three runs in the sixth inning.

Johnnie Krawietz served as the pitcher of record for the Eagles, allowing five hits and one earned run in a complete game effort. Krawietz struck out 11 Vandal hitters on the evening, while also recording a run scored and a stolen base on offense.

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