Lady Cards end strong season

The Lingleville Lady Cardinals volleyball girls ended their season in Bi-District playoff competition Tuesday night when they faced the Bronte Lady Longhorns in Early.

During the three-set match, Lingleville managed to put up scores of 16, 22 and 15.

“I thought we played our hearts out last night against an outstanding volleyball team,” coach Davin Schulz said. “I left feeling very proud of our kids. Bronte was the state runner-up last year. But we were not intimidated.”

Even though the Lady Cardinals were a young team (one junior, three sophomores and four freshmen) of only eight players this season, they surprised naysayers by achieving a 6-4 district record and making it to the playoffs.

Schulz said at the beginning of the season that the size and age of the squad didn’t matter since the talented team was willing to work to win. 


Lady Lions end in close Bi-District match

Addison Stout kills the ball Monday in a Bi-District championship game against Clyde

The Lady Lions finished their season with a three-set loss to Clyde 25-20, 25-19 and 25-22. 

“The girls fought hard and represented Dublin well,” head coach Ryan Lewis said. “Clyde had some strong hitters and we struggled to find holes in their defense.”

Angelica Linan made six kills. Addison Stout and Maeleigh Geijsel each hit four kills. 

Joley Chisholm scored two aces. Linan and Kyleigh Bamber each hit one ace. 

Hailey Ortega scooped 16 digs and Bamber saved 10 digs. 

Bailey Noel made the team’s only block. 

Jordyn Ricks made nine assists, and Kylie Curtoys made seven assists. 

“Overall I’m very proud of how hard the girls have worked and improved throughout the season,” Lewis said.


Lady Cards secure spot in playoffs

The Lingleville Lady Cardinals have officially made it to the playoffs, thanks in part to a Tuesday night victory for Gorman over Mullin.

More important to their playoff appearance is the team’s 6-3 district and 18-15 overall record.

“I am just humbled and amazed by what God has down this this team,” said head volleyball coach and Athletic Director Davin Schulz. “Our girls play with an uncommon passion for the game. They deserve this.”

The small squad of underclassmen is capable of surprising anyone that goes up against them unprepared.

“Sometimes numbers can be deceiving,” Schulz said at the beginning of the season. “You can have six kids and it doesn’t matter as long as they are the right six kids.”

The eight Lady Cards seem to be the “right kids.”


Girls end district strong, headed to playoffs

Dublin secured the No. 3 seat going into playoffs on Tuesday with a four-set win over Breckenridge. 

The Lady Lions picked up the first and second sets 25-19 and 25-17, then dropped the third 25-17, before picking up the win 25-21 in the fourth. 

“The girls did a great job,” coach Ryan Lewis said. “Our defense was outstanding and our offense did a great job moving the ball around and at being aggressive. The girls played with fight and determination. This was a huge win giving us momentum going into the playoffs.”

Angelica Linan hit nine kills and five aces. 

Hailey Ortega scooped 16 digs.

Maeleigh Geijsel made four blocks. 

Jordyn Ricks and Kylie Curtoys combined for 23 assists. 


Lions look to 'finish drive'

Dublin fell to Eastland 42-3 on the road on Friday, but they are still on track to achieve their ultimate goal this season, make it to playoffs. 

“There’s still a lot of football left,” Cervetto said. “We’ve played two really talented teams.”

Cisco and Eastland were picked in the preseason to take first and second in the District; so far they are both undefeated.

Tolar and Coleman, who are tied for third, are next up on Dublin’s schedule. 

Cervetto said he’s proud of the kids’ effort and progress after the adjustments he and his staff have made over the past two weeks.

“We made a mistake here or there,” Cervetto said. “We had a good opening drive again, but we’ve just got to be a little stronger minded and take care of the football and finish the drive. If we do that, we’ll be in pretty good shape because we’re a really good football team.”


Eight Cards advance to Regionals

Lingleville is sending eight to Regionals after the varsity boys took third place and the junior high boys took top honors at District competition.

The Cardinals varsity team advancing to the 1A Region 3 Meet in Grand Prairie on Monday include Carlos Moreno (second place individually), Luke Whiteley (seventh place), Joel Miralles (eighth place), Ivan Rangel (11th place), Luis Luna (18th place) and Jacob Winter (19th place).

Also advancing to regionals are Ilse Deboer (who placed fifth in the varsity girls event) and Selina Alvarado (who placed eighth). Also in the varsity girls event, Anna Koke took 13th place and LeLe Anah Segovia placed 18th.


Dublin Lions stuns in Cisco fight

Dublin’s football team continued to stun fans on Friday by defying expectations. 

Up against the District’s No. 1 pick, Cisco, the Lions were, as head coach Bob Cervetto put it, “Relentless.”

While Dublin lost to the Loboes, 43-21, the effort and skill demonstrated surpassed expectations and has the rest of the Region taking a second look at the No. 5 District-pick as they claw for a spot in the top four. 

Cisco drew first blood in Memorial Stadium on Friday night, but the Lions were quick to answer. 

“Billy Dale (Mercer) had a great catch and a great run,” Cervetto said. “I was really proud of the kids answering the way they did after [Cisco] scored.”

Athlete of the Week Nabor Calderon picked up the extra point, kicking three for three, and suddenly, the Lions had the lead. Calderon wasn’t the only one excelling on special teams. Gabriel Renteria punted four times, once for 56 yards, and averaged 43.8 yards for the game. 


Dublin looks to District title

The Lady Lions are within striking distance of the District title after taking down Bangs on Tuesday night in three sets, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-8. 

“We struggled finding our rhythm the first set and part of the second, but once we found it we never looked back,” head coach Ryan Lewis said. “Third set was near perfect. We are sitting at 5-1 and are one game behind Comanche.”

Addison Stout led in kills Tuesday with seven. 

Hailey Ortega led in aces with five and digs with eight

Ricks made 14 assists. 

Bailey Noel made one block. 


Lady Cards wins two more

The Lady Cardinals clenched two more victories on the home court this week.

On Tuesday, the ladies faced the Gustine Tigers who held strong for the first two sets, putting up 17 points in each. Lingleville finally fatigued them in the third, though, as the home team only let them rack up 8 before scoring their final 25.

This win followed a nail-biter against the DeLeon Bearcats on Saturday.

The Lady Cards took the first two sets with DeLeon earning 20 and 22 points before they were ended. The visitors fired back by winning the third and fourth sets with Lingleville putting up 19 and 15 points in those. The Lady Cards were able to regain control for the deciding fifth set, though, only allowing the Lady Bearcats to score 8 before they locked the game-winning 15.

The Lady Cards will next travel to Mullin on Saturday to face the Lady Bulldogs  at 10 a.m.


Chisolm, boys pass District

Dublin’s men’s varsity cross country team took the gold on Monday at the District meet at Dublin Secondary School’s new cross country track. 
Brent Stephen and Angel Escobar finished third and fourth in 17:46.71 and 18:13.58, respectively. 
Tim Teten was seventh in 18:51.72, and Daniel Escobar was 11th in 19:17.51. 
Fidel Acosta, Blake Stephen and Nabor Calderon rounded out the team, taking 13th, 16th and 19th respectively. 

Women’s varsity
For the women, Joley Chisholm will also advance to the Regional meet, taking fifth individually in 13:23.16.
Chisholm and the men’s varsity team will travel to Lubbock on Oct. 23 for the Regional meet. 
Chisholm will race at 1 p.m., followed by the boy’s race at 1:30. 
Sandra Martinez was 18th at the District meet in 14:53.6, and Camry Porter was 21st in 15:00.23. 
Jordyn Ricks, Jasmin Rojas, Vanessa Mejia and Miriam Almazan placed 24th, 25th, 27th and 28th, respectively. 


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