Furies finish first

The district 25 girl’s softball tournament was held in Whitehouse last weekend and 20 eams competed in the double elimination tournament. 

The Canton Fury girls were the only team to remain undefeated throughout the entire tournament, with a 18 to 11 win in the championship game against the Whitehouse T's.  Fury will go on to compete for the state title on June 19.

The Fury team consists of Jasmyn Allen, Luana Coker, Georgia Crayton, Alyssa Cussano, Haley Luce, Alexa Mann, Makayla Mclemore, Brianna Mott, Kara Pride, Kadence Rangel, Allison Rickman, Isabelle Williams, and Jess Yarbrough. Fury is coached by Jess Pride with assistant coaches Andrew Rickman and Paul Crayton. 


Four Eagles earn First Team All-District nods

Photos Courtesy of Doug Stuart

Cole Sullivan

District 14-4A coaches released their list of Superlative and All-District honorees for the 2015 baseball season this week. As expected, District 14-4A Champion Van helped lead the way in Superlative honorees, taking home District MVP, Defensive MVP, Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year honors.

Additionally, the Vandals also placed three players on the All-District First Team, five players on the All-District Second Team and two more on the Honorable Mention All-District Team.

Canton, fourth place finishers in District 14-4A play, finished with the most First Team All-District nods with four players, Cole Sullivan, Hunter Moore, Chandler Eiland and Ryan Casey being selected for the team.

A complete rundown of the honorees includes:


-MVP: Jacob Tobias, Van

-Offensive MVP: Toby Davis, Brownsboro


Millsap, Sharp compete at State Meet

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Canton High School pole vaulters Colin Millsap was fourth and Ana Sharp came in eighth at the state track meet last weekend

AUSTIN – Canton pole vaulters Colin Millsap and Ana Sharp each traveled to Austin last week, competing at the UIL State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin on May 14-16.

Millsap, now a two-time state qualifier, matched his performance from 2014 by finishing fourth overall at the State Meet. Millsap cleared 15’, finishing behind Brandon Bray (17’) and Riley Richards (16’3”), both of China Spring, and Gabe Meruelo of Henderson. 

Sharp, a senior this year, finished tied for 8th overall by clearing 9’6” on her best vault. Sydney King of Dalhart won first overall in the 4A Girls Pole Vault, clearing 12’3”.

Millsap and Sharp weren’t the only Van Zandt County athletes in attendance at the meet, with Wills Point sending a contingent of three athletes and Edgewood sending two to compete.


Canton eight grade track team named champs

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Canton eighth grade boys track team won the District Championship out pointing Wills Point, Brownsboro, Van and Emory Rains.

Team members are front row, Travis Lively, Christian Bourquin, Jonathan Bourquin, Garrett Stapleton and Blayne Clower; second row, Dakota Smith, Tanner Morgan, Brandon Melton, John Krawietz, McGwire Martin, Kelton Page, Jackson Herd and Grant Lockaby; and back row, Tyler Bryant, Brew Nunn, Luke Slider, Coltin McDaniel, Tyler Prestwood, Simon Miller, Colton Haley and Brady Branson.



Season ends in Area round

Canton’s run through the 2015 baseball playoffs came to an end on May 15, with the Bullard Panthers mustering just enough offense in back-to-back games to sweep the Eagles in their Area round match-up.

Game one of the series was originally scheduled to be played on May 14, but Mother Nature, a foe of virtually every team throughout the entire season, resulted in a one game delay to the proceedings.

Game one of the series was dominated by Bullard lefty Zach Eschberger, who kept Canton bats in check with a complete game one-hitter in a 2-0 Panther win.

Eschberger nearly picked up a no-hitter in the game, but Canton’s Cole Sullivan delivered a no out double in the seventh.

Canton starter Hunter Moore nearly matched Eschberger pitch for pitch, allowing two unearned runs due to a fourth inning fielding error in a complete game effort of his own.


Powderpuff football

Photo by Doug Stuart

Senior Bri Rhines made one of the plays of the day, going up high to bring down and interception.


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Eaglettes clipped by Lady Hawks in Area

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Canton outfielder Courtney Slider attempts to lay down a sacrifice bunt during the Eaglettes’ Area round loss to Pleasant Grove.


Sports Editor

The Canton Eaglettes 2015 softball season came to an end at home on May 8, with an 11-4 loss at the hands of the Pleasant
Grove Lady Hawks. The win completed a two game sweep by the Lady Hawks over Canton in the best-of-three Area round playoff series between the two teams. 

CJH tennis teams travel to Van


Eagles wrap district play with win


Going up and over

Canton Eagle Collin Millsap had a vault of 4.41 meters to take the top spot and finish first in the pole vault contest at UIL Regional track meet last weekend in Whitehouse. Collin will head to the University of Texas in Austin for the State UIL contest May 14 and 15.



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