Lions get All-District honors

Nine Dublin Lions received All-District honors this week, including three superlative recognitions.

Tim Teten was named Pitcher of the Year, Josh Hanes was Co-Offensive Player of the Year and Rayce Jackson was Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Angel Ramirez and Keith Wright made the first team for infield and first base, respectively. 

Blaize Leatherwood and Griffin Pickett were second team infield and outfield, respectively. 

Jared Ricks and Cameron Olvera received honorable mention. 


Lions finish historic run

Jacob Schubert pitches against Brock in the regional quarterfinals on Friday at Weatherford Junior College. Dublin lost 15-2.

The Lions’ baseball team finished the season with heart on Friday, falling to Brock 15-2 at Weatherford Junior College. 

“We lost to a great team in Brock,” coach Kellen Cervetto said. “We learned real fast what a championship caliber team — that is in the State Tournament every year — what they play like.”

The loss capped a historic season as the 21-year-old program earned its first ever Area title. 

“This season was a great lesson learned about not giving up and being patient,” Cervetto said. 

The historic season followed a slow start for the Lions. 

“It started after we lost to Brady in Brady,” Cervetto said. “Something sparked us, and we came alive the remainder of District. We were 2-11 and ended up going 13-12.”

This was the Lions third consecutive playoff run. In 2016, the Lions won Bi-District for the first time, then lost the Area round to Reagan County. 


LISD track girls take silver at state

The Lingleville High School girls relay team ended strong by placing second and fifth at the State track meet this weekend.

The team of Nicole Koke, Ilse DeBoer, Samantha Rodriguez and Selina Alvarado earned its silver in the 200-meter relay with a time of 1:48.56, narrowly finishing behind the first place time of 1:47.77.

“I’m extremely impressed and proud of how these girls performed,” Lingleville ISD Superintendent Curt Haley said. “They really have set the standard high for future years.”

They finished fifth in the 400-meter relay with 4:16.50 in a difficult heat as the first two finishers bested the 1A state record in the event (Blum, 4:08.30; Happy, 4:09.20).

The strong finish followed equally impressive performances at Regionals. They were the third best in the state in the 200-meter relay with 1:49.42 and broke the school’s record in the 400-meter with 4:13.03.


Lions score Area title

Hitting a new high for the school’s program, the Lion baseball team stole past Tolar for a two-game sweep of the Area title.  

The Dublin Lion baseball team is headed to Weatherford Junior College for the quarterfinal round of the Regional tournament Friday night at 7:30 against Brock. 

“It’s a high you can’t buy,” said Athletic Director Bob Cervetto of the win.

The historic playoff win last weekend is thanks in part to three RBIs hit by Keith Wright.

Tim Teten pitched the final out with bases loaded  on Saturday to seal the 6-4 victory. He struck out 66 percent of the batters he faced in the game. 

Teten, Cameron Olvera and Angel Ramirez also batted in a run each. 

Rayce Jackson hit three for three and stole twice, crossing home once.

In game one, the team won 5-4.


Athletes honored at banquet

More than 300 people crammed into the high school gym May 4 to honor the 2017-18 athletes for their accomplishments. 
Seniors Ethan Price and Joley Chisholm (pictured) won the Dublin Citizen Athletes of the Year, presented by Dublin Citizen Publisher Scott Dykowski.
The Fighting Heart award went to senior Tim Teten and sophomore Jordyn Ricks, presented by Athletic Director Bob Cervetto. 
Each player, including the cheerleaders and athlete student trainers, was recognized and all-district awards and academic all-district and all-state awards were presented.
Individual awards were given in each sport, as well. 

Mr. Team Offense: Josh Hanes and Jacob Stanley
Mr. Team Defense: Ethan Price and Jared Ricks
Mr. Special Teams: Jacob Stanley and Gabriel Renteria

MVP: Kyleigh Bamber and Jordyn Ricks
Defensive MVP: Hailey Ortega
Offensive MVP: Angelica Linan


Boys bat bi-district win

Dublin took down Coahoma Friday and Saturday to advance to the Area round of playoffs. 

On Friday Dublin won 4-3 then cleaned up with a win on Saturday 11-1.

Dublin started game two with a three-run lead. Then Tim Teten and Rayce Jackson batted in three more in the second. Dublin benefitted from an error to get a seventh run before Coahoma batted in their only run of the game in the second inning. 

Jackson and Griffin Pickett hit two more RBIs in the fourth, and Dublin took the win 11-1. 

In a back-and-forth game one, Dublin held Coahoma scoreless until the end of the third inning. 

After Coahoma took the lead, Dublin roared back in the fifth with an RBI by Keith Wright. 

Coahoma retook the lead in the sixth inning, until back-to-back singles from Josh Hanes and Tim Teten tied things up. 

Wright’s seventh-inning run brought the score to 4-3. 

Teten closed the game on the mound.


LHS sending four to state track meet

Lingleville is sending the Lady Cardinal track relay team to state competition after the quartet shattered a school record in the 400-meter relay and earned the third best time in the state in the 200-meter relay.

These milestones were achieved in Regional competition Friday and Saturday at Whitney.

The team of Selina Alvarado, Ilse DeBoer, Nicole Koke and Samantha Rodriguez earned bronze in the 200-meter relay with 1:49.42 and silver in the 200-meter with 4:13.03.

The qualifying Lady Cardinals will be travelling to The University of Texas on May 12 for State play.

DeBoer also placed fourth in the 800-meter dash with 2:33.02. Alvarado also qualified to compete in that event in Regionals.

The Lingleville 100-meter team of Rodrigquz, Jasmine Galvan, Anna Koke and Nicole Koke also qualified to compete at Regionals.

LHS also sent four boys to Regional competition.


Price is first in state

Dublin’s Ethan Price won first place in his class the powerlifting State competition Saturday in Abilene.

Price lifted a total of 1,770 pounds, a personal record, squatting a personal record of 675, bench pressing 475 and dead lifting 620 in the 275-pound weight class. 

He won first place at Regionals and in his District, as well. He was undefeated in competition this year and set Regional records in bench press and heaviest total lift.

Price lifted against 14 other competitors at the State level, lifting 15 pounds more than the second place, Tristan Ortiz from Big Lake Reagan County. The competition was close as Price and Ortiz were tied for first following the first round of the dead lift, coach Greg Hardcastle reported.

The Texas High School Powerlifting Association awarded Price a $1,000 scholarship during the opening ceremonies of the State competition.  


Price lifts state ticket

Cesar Galvan (left to right), Bryce Leatherwood, Ethan Price, Bryan Healey and Jared Ricks pose with their medals.

Ethan Price is headed to the Texas High School Powerlifting Association state championships after finishing first in the 275-pound weight class at the regional championships in West. The Dublin boys scored fifth place as a team.

“I am very proud of the way the boys competed, said coach Greg Hardcastle. “All of them set personal records in dead lift, as well on their totals. This is the best team finish we have posted in the seven years I have been in Dublin.”

Price scored the best bench press in the heavy platforms with 475 while achieving personal bests in squat (655 pounds) and dead lift (625), leading to a total of 1,755.

Bryce Leatherwood placed third in the 114 class with a total of 740 pounds, derived from 265 in squat and personal bests of 165 in bench press and 310 in dead lift.

Cesar Galvan took fourth in the 132 class, scoring 970 overall after a 350-pound finish in squat, 215 in bench press and a personal best of 410 in dead lift.


LHS lifter names state alternate

Kaylee Melton (above) earned eighth-place at the Regional powerlifting meet in Temple. She placed in the 220-pound class as a freshman with a total of 695-pounds. 

She is the 2A/1A alternate for the State meet, which is being held in Waco. 

She did 240-pounds on squat, 140-pounds on bench press and 315-pounds on dead lift. 

Coach James Boyle praised her performance, pointing out she had never worked out in a weight room or done any kind of weight lifting prior to the powerlifting season.

Teammate Aubrey Kellar had also qualified for regionals and placed 12th at the event. She made this accomplishment less than a year after a vehicle collission had broken her arms in multiple locations.




Lingleville sent three Cardinals to the Regional powerlifting meet in West with one taking fourth in his division and the other placing ninth in theirs.


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