Bradberry brings in national gold

Dublin Secondary was visited by a tall, shiny stranger last week as DHS sophomore Colton Bradberry was able to display a national 4-H trophy in shooting sports.

Bradberry earned the honor when he and three other Texas teens took first place as a team in June, following three days of competition against four other teams from around the country. The stiffest competition was from Missouri who won the year before. This made it a matter of pride for Texas to reclaim the title.

The event included several events like shotgun and .22 pistols and rifles, but it was in air rifles where Colton and his teammates made the grade.

“Each person who participated [on the winning team] gets to display the trophy,” Colton reported.

The large multi-tiered award came to Dublin from its display in Brady.


Jackson is Big Country No. 7

Senior Dublin Lion Rayce Jackson made the Abilene Reporter-News Big Country Top 10 this week at No. 7.

Jackson, who consistently puts up the top stats for the Lions basketball team, made the paper’s last athlete of the week of the year. 

This weekend, Jackson earned the MVP award at the Hamilton tournament, in which his team also took the championship in a close game with Llano. 

Jackson was the leading scorer of that game with 21 points. 


Stanley utility player of 2017

In one of Texas’ toughest 3A districts, Dublin earned 23 All-District honors this season, including a superlative and four first-team slots. 

Jacob Stanley was named district 4-3A Utility Player of the year. 

The junior consistently delivered in clinch moments this season from catching touchdowns to making big tackles. 

“Jacob is an all-around football player,” head coach Bob Cervetto said.  “He just loves to play the game. I was really excited for him to win this award. He always has a great attitude and works really hard.”

Senior QB Josh Hanes earned a place on the All-District first team offense. 

Cervetto repeated throughout the season that week to week Hanes grew as a player and a leader of the team. 

Ethan Price, Jared Ricks and Cameron Olvera all made the cut for first-team defense. 


Girls score victory over Meridian

Jordyn Ricks makes a layup Tuesday

The Lady Lions earned their first win of the season over Meridian on Tuesday night, 42-37. 

“Everyone played hard and everyone scored,” head coach Britney Helton said. “We ended the game, last two minutes, with four players on the floor — all four sophomores, and they stepped up and finished the game. So proud of the effort by the team.”

Jordyn Ricks led in points with 18. 

Camry Porter and Addison Stout each scored 7 points. 

Sandra Martinez and Joley Chisholm sank 4 points each. 

Bailey Noel scored 2.

Tolar 39, Dublin 23
Dublin lost to Tolar on Nov. 21, 39-23. 
Jordyn Ricks led in points with 7.
Sandra Martinez and Joley Chisholm sank 5 points each, and Camry Porter made 4 points. 


Boys barely fall to Jackets

Tim Teten dribbles around Stephenville defenders

The Lions fell to Stephenville 78-74 on Tuesday night after a close back-and-forth game. 

Rayce Jackson led the team in points with 29, including five three-pointers. He also made 10 rebounds, and two blocks. 

Jakob Seals sank 10 points, and Blake Porter scored 8 points. 

Tim Teten made 10 assists and five steals. 

Dublin 81, Tolar 55
After warming up to the season with a friendly alumni game the Dublin Lions claimed their first official victory over Tolar on Nov. 21, 81-55.
Jackson led in scoring with 23 points. 
Josh Hanes and TyShon Hopkins combined for 23 points and Teten and Seals scored 9 and 8 points, respectively. 
Hopkins also led in steals against Tolar with four and rebounds with eight.
Teten and Josh Hanes made three steals each. 
Hanes and Jackson sank four three-pointers each. 
Jackson made five assists.
Seals made seven rebounds.  


Lady Lions fall to Hico

The Lady Lions  lost 79-26 against Hico on Monday night. 

Jordyn Ricks led in scoring with 6 points. Lessly Robles made 5 points, and Addison Stout sank 4 points. 

Sandra Martinez made 3 points, and Bailey Noel scored 2 points. 

Tonight the team is up against Tolar. The game starts at 6:30.


Cards shock Pirates

The Lingleville Cardinal basketball boys opened their season with a high-scoring away victory against the Priddy Pirates.

The Cardinals ended the game 89 to 80 after coming to an early lead of 27 to 20 in the first quarter. They continued to outscore the Pirates 20 to 19 in the second. Lingleville returned from the half with an 18 to 24 third quarter but led Priddy again with 24 to 17 in the fourth.

Ivan Rangel led scoring for the Cards by putting up 20 points, which included two 3-pointers.

Sergio Rangel followed with 17 points, including one 3-pointer.

Devon Corpus contributed 16 points including a 3-pointer and a successful free throw.

Jason Misemer and Luke Whiteley each up 14 points. Misemer had two 3 pointers and two free throw points while Whiteley sank a three and three free throws.

Tyson Click also put up five, including a three, and Joel Martinez-Miralles put in a 3-pointer of his own.


Faulkner, Eastfield take title

Dublin grad Faith Faulkner (right) holds up the NJCAA National Championship banner.

Dublin graduate Faith Faulkner, who was a leader of the Lady Lions volleyball team throughout her high school career, is now starting for the 2017 National Champion junior college team, Eastfield College in Mesquite. 

With Faulkner’s help, the Eastfield Harvesters won the school’s first ever national volleyball title, when they upset top seed Harper College on on Nov. 11 at the NJCAA tournament in Rochester, Minn.

In the four set win, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-17, Faulkner led in blocking with two block assists and added five kills and five digs.

Her coach, Brandon Crisp, said that since Faulkner joined the team last year, they have gone undefeated in the regular season both years, taking third at the national championship tournament last year. 

Faulkner scored 95 aces this season and made 41 block assists. 


Lions end with a W

Jacob Stanley looks to evade a Bangs Dragon on Friday as Ryan Belew (back) looks to defend. The boys won a big District victory over Bangs, 73-30, to close out the season.

The Lions finished the season with an overwhelming victory in Bangs on Friday, 73-40.

One of the highest scoring victories in recent memory, the game capped a hard-fought season that the players and coaches were sad to see end. 

“It was a good finish,” Cervetto said, adding he and the players and staff wanted more from this year after so many close games. 

Cervetto said the raised expectation is a positive byproduct of a strong work ethic his players are taught at home that he and his staff have been able to build on. 

“They came out and played with a lot of fire,” Cervetto said. “... After two heart-breaking losses, I wasn’t concerned about a letdown, because I knew these guys had just worked too hard and had battled up.”

All season, Cervetto has called this team one of the hardest working and motivated groups he’s ever coached, and the Bangs game demonstrated that one last time.


Lady Lions earn all-district honors

Dublin’s Angelica Linan and Jordyn Ricks earned superlative honors as 6-3A All-District players in volleyball this season. 

Linan was named server of the year and Ricks was setter of the year. 

Senior Kyleigh Bamber earned an outside hitter spot on the first team.  

Senior Hailey Ortega made second team as a libero. 

Senior Joley Chisholm, junior Addison Stout and sophomores Kylie Curtoys and Bailey Noel earned Honorable Mention. 

Nine Lady Lions earned Academic All-District honors, Camry Porter, Yakelin Morantes, Brooklynn Johnson, Amy Rodriguez, Bamber, Ortega, Ricks, Maeleigh Geijsel and Noel.


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