Pearsall, Dilley and Cotulla lifters medal at state powerlifting championships.
By MANUEL AZOCAR III
Cotulla’s Jasmyne Martinez became the school’s third state powerlifting champion and earned the program’s fourth championship after winning her division at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Championships in Waco on Saturday, March 18.
Suzy Kilde was a two-time state champion in 2003 and 2004 while Yomi Sanchez earned the state championship in 2007.
Martinez notched her name atop the annals of school history this year with a total lift of 1,115 lbs. in the 220-lb. weight class.
She recorded lifts of 485 lbs. in the squat, 255 lbs. in the bench press and 375 lbs. in the deadlift.
Martinez was one of three Cowgirls competing at the state competition and one of two to medal for Cotulla.
Pearsall rallies from 5-1 deficit to crush Lady Wildcats 11-6.
By JANICE ODOM
The Pearsall Lady Mavs celebrated Spring Break 2017 – and second baseman Aundrea Camacho’s birthday – by opening District 29-4A play Tuesday, March 14, with a convincing 11-6 home win over Carrizo Springs.
Finding themselves behind 1-5 after the first inning, the Lady Mavs regrouped in the second, holding the Lady Cats scoreless before bringing in six runs of their own.
Pearsall, which allowed Carrizo Springs only one more run in the third, added two runs that same inning and two more in the fifth to close out scoring for the night.
Track meets in Jourdanton, Dilley shorted following bouts of scattered rainfall last week.
By MANUEL AZOCAR III
Springs unpredictable weather struck once again this year, sending the annual Maverick Round-up Basbeball Tournament to an abbreviated finish while likewise shortening the Wolf Pack Relays in Dilley and the Daetwyler Relays in Jourdanton last week.
Action at the annual Pearsall baseball tournament started off without a hitch as teams in Pool B took the field on Thursday morning.
Pearsall outpoints Carrizo Springs by two to claim Javelina Relays championship.
By JANICE ODOM
Both of Pearsall’s varsity track and field teams finished in the middle of the pack last Friday, March 10, at Jourdanton High School’s Daetwyler Relays, with both finishing fifth in their respective 11-team competitions.
Top finisher for the Mavs was Adrian Anzua, who won the 400m dash in a time of 51.44. Mark Hernandez was 5th at 54:00.
Cotulla’s Cowgirls competed at the Three Rivers Softball Classic this past weekend and won the event with a 5-0 record. The notched wins over Nixon-Smiley 19-0, Skidmore-Tynan 10-9, Ben Bolt 7-6, Pettus 12-0 and Yorktown 12-0.
With just one loss throughout pool and bracket play, Pearsall took top honors at its own Lady Mavs Invitational Softball Tournament last weekend, finishing with a 7-1 win over San Antonio’s Southside Cardinals in the championship game Saturday night. Opening with a 4-2 loss to La Pryor, the Lady Mavs found their rhythm in the rest of pool play on Thursday with wins over Charlotte, 6-0, and Cornerstone Christian, 14-3. The chilly temperature Saturday morning, after a high of 100 on Thursday, didn’t deter the Lady Mavs as they took the first game of the day 16-0 over Stockdale.
Pearsall finished third overall while neighboring Dilley was eighth during the annual running of the Maverick Relays on Thursday, February 16 at Mack Laxson Field. Several Maverick athletes placed in a number of events but were outgunned by district rivals Devine and Crystal City for first and second place at the meet. Devine tallied 167 points while Crystal City had 121. Pearsall finished with 87 total points.