East Union Players of the Week for the October 23 game against Potts Camp are members of the offensive line: Colton Wooten, Cody Taylor, Jay Tate, Chandler Bobo, Tyler Bennett, Dallas Wooten. Not pictured: Eli Hodges. The Urchin line was responsible for 604 total yards of offense.
Player of the Year Division 1-2A
*CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery
First Team All-Division
1- Sallie Pannell
2- Kaitie Boatner
3- Tianna Castillo
4- Raelee Bell
1- Holly Maxcy
2- Anna Wagster
3- Emilee Clouse
1- Jeni Kate Scott
2- Hannah Durham
3- Emily Jenkins
Okolona Honorable Mention
1- Chanda Owens
Second Team All Division
1- Claudia Hill
2- Hannah White
3- Callie Frazier
4- Kallie Roberts
1- Lynsey Barber
2- Kennedy Jones
1- Kala King
2- Katie Stevens
3- Corley Hogue
East Union girls won the 2015 Union County XC title on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
ELLISTOWN – East Union won first in the Union County Cross Country Meet in boys and girls varsity at East Union on Thursday, edging Myrtle girls and Ingomar boys to take the county title.
Savannah Shirley of West Union won the individual girls varsity race in 22:13 and Jordon Salmon of East Union won the boys individual with his time of 17:51.
Jessica Pickens of Myrtle won the junior high girls race with a time of 25:57 and Micah Fulgham of East Union won the junior high boys in 20:49.
East Union got a bit of redemption on Saturday as the Lady Unchins defeated Mooreville 21-10, handing the Lady Troopers their only defeat of the season. Mooreville had beaten the Lady Urchins 19-9 earlier in the week at East Union.
Sallie Pannell put the Lady Urchins in the lead with her grand slam homer in the first inning. Mooreville came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to close to 4-3.
The Lady Urchins added two runs in the second inning as Jaley White and Raelee Bell hit RBI doubles to up the lead to 6-3. Mooreville added a run in their at-bat to make the score 6-4.
East Union expanded their lead to 11-4 in the third as Pannell hit her second homer of the day and Kallie Roberts hit her first home run of the season.
The Lady Urchins tacked on three more runs in the fourth inning off Tianna Castillo’s two-run homer and Kaitie Boatner’s RBI sacrifice fly to expand the lead to 14-4. Mooreville scored one run in the bottom of the inning and East Union led 14-5 after four.
The Lady Urchins went to the long ball again in their half of the fifth as Rebecca Sheffield, Callie Frazier and Pannell homered. Pannell’s shot gave her three home runs on the day. Hannah White also hit a two-RBI double to give East Union a commanding 21-5 lead.
Mooreville came back with five runs in their half of the fifth, but East Union took the game in five innings by a 21-10 margin.
East Union had seven home runs on the day led by Pannell’s three while Roberts, Castillo, Sheffield and Frazier had one homer apiece.
East Union 21, Mooreville 10
East Union 425 37 – 21 19 0
Mooreville 310 15 – 10 14 4
WP: Sallie Pannell. LP: McDonald. Multiple hits: (EU) Pannell 3, Raelee Bell, Rebecca Sheffield, Tianna Castillo, Callie Frazier, Claudia Hill, Kaitie Boatner, Hannah White; (M) M. Edmonds 3, Cryder, Long, Filgo, Walton. 2B: (EU) Hill, White; (M) Sullivan. HR: (EU) Pannell 3, Sheffield, Castillo, Frazier, Kallie Roberts; (M) Cryder 2, Long 2, Edmonds, McDonald.
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
DUMAS – Morgan Gooch and Lauren Thompson drove in seven runs for Ingomar on Tuesday as the Lady Falcons downed Pine Grove 11-6 in non-division play.
Gooch drove in four runs with a double and single while Thompson hit a three-run homer and singled. Thompson scored four runs for the Lady Falcons.
Ingomar struck in the first inning on RBIs by Gooch, Alex Wilhite and Kelly Fooshee.
The Lady Falcons added three more runs in the second off Thompson’s moonshot home run over the left field fence.
Pine Grove scored a run in the third and added three more in the fourth to close within two runs, but Ingomar got RBIs from Fooshee (double) and Kelly Mayo (single) to extend the lead to 8-4 in the top of the fifth.
Gooch’s bases-loaded double drove in three runs in the sixth and later she appeared to beat the throw to the plate on Wilhite’s hit, but was called out on a high tag.
Pine Grove added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, but were never able to overcome the early Ingomar lead. Kelly Mayo led Ingomar with three hits while Gooch, Thompson and Wilhite had two hits apiece.
Carson Grisham was the winning pitcher for the Lady Falcons.
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
Saturday’s SouthernTee’s Challenge will host a field of 24 teams and should again prove to be extremely competitive in all four varsity races.
East Union is fresh off a big day at the Saltillo Invitational in the 1A-3A boys as they took first with 43 points easily out-distancing second place Potts Camp’s 128 points. Both teams will compete on Saturday and will be joined by three other teams that placed in the top ten at Saltillo, Hickory Flat, Mooreville and Myrtle.
Jarvis Harris of Hickory Flat was first in 1A-3A with East Union’s Jordon Salmon placing second and fellow Urchin Clayton Fulgham finished fourth. Austin King of Water Valley and Zach Rowan of East Union placed in the top nine at Saltillo and will compete on Saturday.
In 1A-3A girls, Mooreville, Myrtle, Hickory Flat, East Union and South Pontotoc finished in the top ten teams at Saltillo and should provide a very competitive field. West Union will be the remaining Union County team to compete on Saturday.
Kendra Sanders and Mycah Sanders of Mooreville finished second and seventh respectively for the Lady Troopers at Saltillo. Gracie Pipkin of Hickory Flat placed eighth and teammate R’Daztiny Harris was tenth. All four should race on Saturday.
Sarah Duley of Easst Union was the top Union County runner on Saturday with her 11th place finish.
Top teams in boys and girls 4A-6A will be perennial powers Saltillo, Oxford, Tupelo, Corinth and Senatobia as all five schools placed in the top ten in both boys and girls competition at Saltillo. Pontotoc from 4A is always a threat in the larger schools as well.
Race schedule for SouthernTee’s Challenge is as follows:
9:00 – 1A-3A Varsity Girls (5K)
9:45 – 4A-6A Varsity Girls (5K)
10:30 – 1A-3A Varsity Boys (5K)
11:15 – 4A-6A Varsity Boys (5K)
12:00 – Junior High Girls (5K)
12:45 – Junior High Boys (5K)
1:30 – Award presentation
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
HICKORY FLAT – West Union bunched all their runs into two innings to down Hickory Flat 9-1 in their Division 2-1A game on Thursday.
Chase Coffey had a big day at the plate, driving in three runs with a double and single plus adding a run scored of her own.
After Hickory Flat took an early 1-0 lead, the Lady Eagles got the offense rolling in the third. Jesslyn Brewer drove in the first run with her RBI single. Follow an out, Gracen Conlee came through with another RBI single to put the Lady Eagles in the lead.
Ashley Hatton recorded the third RBI single of the inning as she drove in Brewer. Coffey followed with a two-RBI single that plated Conlee and Hatton. Coffey took third as Hickory Flat attempted to throw Hatton out at the plate and came home as the catcher threw the ball into the outfield attempting to get her at third. West Union went up 6-1 following Coffey’s run.
The Lady Eagles threatened in the fourth, but left Eden Conlee and Brewer standed following their two-out singles.
West Union got on the scoreboard again in the fifth as Conlee and Hatton singled, Coffey drove in Conlee with her RBI double. Mattie Pilcher’s single scored Hatton and Coffey was called out on a close play at the plate when it appeared there was never a tag applied.
Maegan Whittington drove in Pilcher with her single to extend the lead to 9-1.
Kylie Massengill was the winning pitcher for the Lady Eagles.
West Union is now 4-3 in division play.