Sports

Sun
26
Mar

Bringing gold

The Sneaky Cleats team and coaches.

Sneaky Cleats 04-Pride, a 12U fast pitch select team based out of Canton brought home the gold this past weekend in their first spring tournament held at the Luck of the Irish FASA tournament held at Lear Park in Longview.

They went 7-1 in bracket play coming out on top against a very tough Turn Two team out of Houston, winning 4-2.

Sat
25
Mar

Eagle netters compete at Jerry Slayton Invitational

Photo by David Kapitan

The Canton tennis team stayed busy over the course of spring break, participating in this year’s Jerry Slayton Tournament in Van March 17.

The Canton Eagle tennis team stayed in county over this year's Spring Break, traveling to Van March 17 to compete in the annual Jerry Slayton Invitational.

Canton's doubles teams enjoyed an excellent afternoon, taking home two second and two third place finishes at the event.

The mixed doubles team of AJ Henderson and Shaylee Watson finished second overall in their division, and the boys doubles team of Riley Nicks and Sammy Watson did the same in their division.

Bradley Shanks and Ivan Nelson finished in third place overall in boys doubles, and Maddie Welty and Ashley Wood finished in third place overall in girls doubles.

Fri
24
Mar

Eaglettes open district play with back-to-back wins

Photo by David Kapitan

Eaglette shortstop Kylie Floyd tags out Wills Point counterpart Alexis Mosley on a stolen base attempt.

The Canton Eaglettes got off to a good start in their bid to make a trip to this year’s softball playoffs, registering wins over both Brownsboro and Wills Point to open District 13-4A play.

The Eaglettes began their week March 14, taking on the visiting Brownsboro Bearettes. A four-run outburst in the fourth inning would be a deciding factor as Canton secured a 7-2 win in the contest.

Canton struck first in the game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the second courtesy of two-out RBI doubles by Reagan Busby and Brooke Arnold.

The Eaglettes bounced back from allowing a run in the top of the fourth by plating four runs of their own to seize a 6-1 advantage.

Key plays in the inning included a two-run fielding error by the Brownsboro shortstop, followed by an RBI triple by Kylie Floyd and a subsequent passed ball that allowed Floyd to come home to score.

Thu
23
Mar

Eagles enter district on high-note

Photo by David Kapitan

Zach Brown helped put the Canton Eagles up for good in their game against Tyler Chapel Hill March 14, driving in three with a home run to right in a 7-6 win.

The Canton Eagles took to the diamond twice last week, getting their last two looks at non-district action against a pair of Tyler-based teams: Chapel Hill and Grace Community.

Canton passed each of their tests with flying colors, recording a 7-6 win over Chapel Hill March 14 and 12-7 over Grace Community March 16.

The Eagles built up a 1-0 lead over Chapel Hill before surrendering five runs in the top of the third to fall behind 5-1.

Not to be deterred, the Canton offense exploded for five runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth to take a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the game. Zach Brown delivered the big hit of the inning, driving in three on a two-out home run to right to push Canton to a 6-5 lead.

Sat
18
Mar

Golf teams compete at Quitman, Lindale events

Courtesy photo

The Canton Eaglette golf tournament of Kenley Nixon, Emily Watson, Julie Bass and Mila Harrison hit the links for the final time before the annual CHS Invitational March 21 at the Lindale Invitational March 9.

The Canton boys and girls golf teams each took to the links last week, with the boys team competing at Links at Land's End for the Quitman Invitational March 6 and the girls team competing at Garden Valley Golf Course for the Lindale Invitational March 9.

The boys golf team had their best round of the season at the Quitman Invitational, carding a team total 312 to finish in second place behind Troup's impressive 300.

Madisonville, a 2016 State Qualifying team finished in third place with a 326.

Freshman Tristan Nelson led the team with a season-low 76, followed by Patrick Malouf with a 77, Matthew Allen a 79, Logan Willeford an 80 and Will Huddle an 89.

Sat
18
Mar

Netters compete at Edgewood Tournament

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Mackenzie Rutledge and Haleigh Gurley won first and second respectively in the JV girls singles division.

The Canton tennis team continued its spring season March 7 and March 9, staying in county to take on programs from Alba-Golden, Edgewood, Mount Pleasant, Rains, Rowlett, Troup and Winnsboro in Edgewood.

Coach Glenn Neal stated, “The tennis players from Canton have started playing and are showing the drive, effort, attitude and desire we have come to expect from our students at CHS. Tennis is a fun but challenging sport and we appreciate the players for giving it their best.

“The tennis tournament in Edgewood proved to be a good outing for our players. Everyone competed well and several players were able to come home with a medal. We are proud of the way our players play with passion, purpose and a great attitude.”

Results in the varsity division included Ashley Wood and Maddie Welty won first place in girls doubles, Riley Nicks won second place in boys singles, and Jillian Fry won the consolation championship in girls singles.

Fri
17
Mar

Track teams compete at Bill Secord Relays

The Canton track team got its final taste of competition before Spring Break, traveling to Longview to compete in events at this year's Bill Secord Relays hosted by Spring Hill.

Canton varsity boys with top six finishes in events included:

-200: Dylan Cox, 23.14, second

-400: Bryce Wilkens, 51.10, first

-800: Bryce Wilkens, 2:09.03, third; Cordale Harrison, 2:09.40, fourth

-1600: Jaeden Miller, 4:54.51, first

-3200: Jaeden Miller, 11:00.29, third

-300 Hurdles: Hayden Wilson, 42.85, fourth

-4x100: Canton, 44.33, third

-4x200: Canton, 1:33.18, second

-4x400: Canton, 3:35.43, second

-Discus: Austin Yarber, 116-5, fourth

Fri
17
Mar

Eaglettes wrap non-district play

Photo by David Kapitan

Brooke Arnold finished 1/3 overall at the plate during Canton’s final non-district game of the season March 10 in Bullard.

The Canton Eaglettes found themselves on the road again March 10, putting the finishing touches on non-district play with a game against Bullard. A late rally would not be enough for the Eaglettes, with the Lady Panthers managing to hold on for a 5-2 win.

Play began with neither team breaking through on the scoreboard in either of the first two innings.

Bullard manufactured a two-out RBI in the bottom of the third, getting a triple and an RBI single to take a 1-0 lead on the Eaglettes.

Four errors in the bottom of the fifth inning by the Canton defense would prove to be too much to overcome for the Eaglettes with Bullard scoring three unearned runs to take a 4-0 lead.

Thu
16
Mar

Eagles wrap up tournament play

Photo by David Kapitan

John Adams finished Canton’s run at the Midlothian Heritage Tournament on a high note, going 2/2 at the plate with 3 RBI and a run scored.

The Canton Eagles took part in their final tournament of the 2017 season March 9-11, taking the field four times during this year's Midlothian Heritage Tournament.

Canton finished the event with a 3-1 record overall, scoring big wins over Lake Worth, Kennedale and Castleberry with their only loss coming to the tournament hosts.

The Eagles began play with a pair of dominant shutout victories March 9, rolling past Lake Worth 18-0 and Kennedale 4-0 in complete team efforts.

Johnnie Krawietz got the win for the Eagles against Kennedale, striking out four while allowing just six hits in 6 1/3 innings of work.

Offensively, the Eagles got 2/3 games from both Simon Miller and Cade Shaw. Miller led Canton with 2 RBIs, and Krawietz and John Adams added one each.

The Eagles suffered their only loss of the tournament March 10, 11-1, at the hands of host Midlothian Heritage.

Thu
16
Mar

Powerlifting

Canton powerlifters Jocie Fuller and Madison Baugh each brought home fourth place finishes at the Region 3 Division II Powerlifting Meet held in Fairfield March 4. Fuller, a senior, lifted a season-best 815 pounds at the event while Baugh, just a freshman, registered a three-lift total of 470 pounds. Other qualifiers from Canton included: Alysia Daniel, Julia Duke, Megan Gebauer, Megan Gerlach, Morgan Medley, Carla Perez, Ashley Riffe, Patricia Hernandez and Faith Besherse. Powerlifting coach Ben Kirk stated, “Congratulations to all of these young ladies on a great season.”

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