Lady lifters advance to state

Dublin will send both of their Lady Lion Regional powerlifters to the state meet on March 18 at the Extraco Event Center in Waco. 

Martha Riojas (right) and Morgan Kent (left) both advanced from the Regional meet after exceptional performances on Saturday. 

Riojas placed second in her class with a total of 1,005 pounds. She squatted 430, benched 225 and dead lifted 350. 

Kent qualified in her class by lifting an 800-pound qualifying total. She lifted her way to third place in her class with a personal record 340 squat, 180 bench and 280 dead lift. 

The boys who qualified for Region, Bryen Healey, Ethan Price, Bryce Leatherwood, Cesar Galvan and Jared Ricks, will compete on Saturday at West High School for their chance to attend the state meet, as well. 


Lions claim post-season honors

The Dublin Lions brought home two superlative honors in the All-District selections this season and five other players were also honored.

Senior Rayce Jackson (top left), who shattered several school records this season, was the District’s MVP.

Angel Ramirez (top right), a sophomore who delivered in high-pressure moments throughout the season, was named Newcomer of the Year.

Seniors Tim Teten (bottom left) and Josh Hanes (bottom right) made the first team.

Juniors Blake Porter and Jakob Seals were named to the second team.

Three-point ace, senior Jeremiah Martinez, received honorable mention.


Most Valuable Player, Rayce Jackson, senior, Dublin

Offensive Player of the Year, Will Hollis, senior, Brady

Defensive Player of the Year, Kade Mercer, Junior, Comanche

Newcomer of the Year, Angel Ramirez, sophomore, Dublin

First Team

Colton Brewer, senior, Bangs


Cardinals end season in Area

Ivan Rangel shoots in A Feb. 23 Area Play-off game against the Priddy Pirates

The Lingleville Cardinals ended a high-scoring season on Friday when they met with the Priddy Pirates for Area playoffs in Hamilton.

Although the Cardinals had previously beaten Priddy in a preseason game last year, they suffered a narrow defeat under the Pirates.

The score was 87-83.

This marked the end of a season of successes for Lingleville, whose record was 25-8. In District play, their record was 10-2.


Lions end in Bi-District

In a fast-paced, intense Bi-District contest, Dublin ended their season with a 78-75 loss to Colorado City in Abilene. 
Athlete of the Week Rayce Jackson, whose senior season boasted some incredible stats including the school’s first-ever quadruple-double, sank 18 points and made 10 assists and 14 rebounds for yet another triple-double.
Angel Ramirez added 17 points, including five three-point shots, and TyShon Hopkins scored 16 points. 
Tim Teten made six assists and four rebounds, scoring 5 points.
Jakob Seals added 9 points, with four rebounds.
Blake Porter made six rebounds and scored 6 points. 


Lions headed to playoffs

The Dublin Lions play Colorado City in the Bi-District championship on Tuesday at McMurry University at 7:30 p.m. 

Dublinis heading to the play-offs after winning against Comanche and Coleman this week to complete its undefeated regular season. 

Earning their 15th win of the season over Coleman, Dublin annihilated its final district opponent on Tuesday, 81-49.

Jakob Seals scored 24 points to lead the Lions in scoring Tuesday night. 

Rayce Jackson added 13 points. TyShon Hopkins added 11 points, and Blake Porter sank 10 points. 

Tim Teten and Josh Hanes sank 7 points each. 

Dublin 73, Comanche 63
On Friday, Dublin beat Comanche, 73-63. 
Porter was the high-scorer of the game with 26 points and led in rebounds with 17.
Teten sank four three-point shots, adding 19 points and 10 rebounds. He led in assists with seven.
Jackson and Angel Ramirez added 10 points each.


Kent to advance in powerlifting

Morgan Kent earned her ticket to the Regional Powerlifting Meet by lifting the automatic qualifying total for her class in Comanche on Saturday. 

Kent increased her lift 25 pounds over the last meet two weeks ago in Dublin to 775, squatting 310, bench pressing 180 and dead lifting 285 to take second in her class.

Ethan Price earned his second Outstanding Lifter of the Heavy Classes award at the meet, taking first in his class, as well as out lifting the class above him, with a total of 1,645 pounds.

Price squatted 615 pounds, bench pressed 470 and deadlifted 560 for a 20-pound increase over his total at the Dublin meet two weeks ago. 

Bryce Leatherwood took first in the 114 weight class, adding 75 pounds to his total from two weeks ago to total 655 pounds. 
Leatherwood squatted 250 pounds, pressed 125 and deadlifted 280. 


Lions on all-state team

Ethan Price (left) and Ryan Belew (right) each earned a place on the Academic All-State team. 

To earn the honor, the two seniors had to have a 94 overall average through all four years of playing football. 

Belew and Price are part of a long line of Dubliners earning the honor. 

Cervetto said this is the seventh consecutive year that Dublin has been represented on the Academic All-State roster. 

The Dublin Lions took 13 spots on the Academic All-District, with 13 players sustaining a 90 average or higher for the first two six weeks of the season. 

Athletic Director Bob Cervetto said he’s proud of his players’ hard work in and out of the classroom. 

Superintendent Rodney Schneider added that it’s a testament to the cooperation and dedication in all the departments at DISD. 


Dublin's men powerlifting team took second

The Dublin men’s powerlifting team took second at their home meet on Saturday behind Venus. 

Senior Ethan Price won Outstanding Lifter for Boys 181 to super heavy weight classes, taking first in his class by lifting 1,620 across three lifts — almost 400 pounds more than the second place lifter in his class and more than 300 pounds more than the winner of the next class. 

He squatted 615 pounds, benched 455 and dead lifted 550. 

Bryce Leatherwood also brought home first place, lifting 580 total pounds in the 114 weight class. He squatted 210 pounds, benched 135 and dead lifted 235. 

Carlos Martinez followed in third place of the same class, lifting 395 total. 

Jared Ricks took second in the 242 weight class with a 1,205 total. 

Ricks squatted 450 pounds, benched 350 pounds and dead lifted 405 pounds. 

Cesar Galvan also took second in his class, 132, lifting 830 pounds total. 


Girls fall in district

The Lady Lions fell to Early on Tuesday, 52-36, at home. 

Fresh off the bench after an injury, Athlete of the week Amy Rodriguez led with 8 points. 

Camry Porter added 7 points. 

“We are doing some good things that we did not do last season and the girls are working hard,” coach Britney Helton said.

Addison Stout and Kaylee Smith contributed 4 points each. 

Joley Chisholm sank 2 points, and Sandra Martinez scored 1 point. 

Bangs 49, Dublin 23

On Friday the girls lost to Bangs, 49-23. 

Sandra Martinez sank 10 points and made four steals. 

Porter added 6 points and five steals. 

Smith scored 4 points, and Stout and Chisholm sank 3 points each. 

The girls will continue battling their way through District on Friday in Brady at 6:30 p.m. following JV and 5:15 p.m. and freshmen at 4 p.m. 


Lions 2-0 in District

The Lions went 2-0 in their first games of District play this season, speeding past Bangs and Early by more than 40 points each. 

The Lions defeated Early Tuesday night at home, 80-39. 

Rayce Jackson led the Lions in scoring with 23 points. 

Josh Hanes sank 11 points and TyShon Hopkins added 9 points. 

Every member of the team scored at least once, and the team sank 11 3-point shots as a whole. 

Dublin 87, Bangs 34

On Friday Dublin blew past Bangs, 87-34. 

Rayce Jackson led in scoring with 24 points. He made eight rebounds, six assists, four blocks and six steals. 

Josh Hanes sank 19 points with eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals. 

Tim Teten led in 3-pointers, sinking four, and added 18 points. He also led in steals with 10 and made five assists. 

Dublin is picked to win the District title, but if anyone can challenge them, it’s Friday’s opponent, Brady. 


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