Lofty goals and expectations are what have pushed the Tiger basketball program to where it is today. So when the buzzer sounded on Tuesday night with Mount Pleasant on the short end, to say disappointment set in would be an understatement. The Tigers took #1 state-ranked and perennial powerhouse Lancaster to the brink but fell just short losing 58-56 in front of a raucous, Mount Pleasant-strong crowd.
Head Lady Tiger softball coach Jeremy Tarrant recently won his 300th game at the helm of the one of the most successful programs in East Texas. Tarrant has been the head coach at Mount Pleasant for the past 11 years and has also had stops in Pittsburg and Ferris. His overall cumulative record is now 304-172-6 and while at Mount Pleasant has won 188 games. “I’m blessed to have had the success I’ve had throughout my career, “ said Tarrant. “I’ve had the opportunity to coach some very talented players which in turn makes for some very good teams. Without the hard work and dedication of my players, none of this would have been possible.” The Lady Tiger softball team is off to an excellent start this season with a record of 6-2, 1-0.
The #13 Chapel Hill Lady Devils fell to #9 Gunter this past Saturday in the Regional Semi-Finals. The Lady Devils played well but it just seemed that all the good breaks went the other way. They didn’t have bad luck, they just didn’t get any good luck. The first quarter saw things going back and forth and then Gunter went on a huge run that the Lady Devils were unable to stop. At the end of the first quarter, Chapel Hill found themselves behind 9-26. The second quarter saw the patten clamp down defense that the Lady Devils fans are used to seeing, but Chapel Hill was just not able to convert the rebounds and steals to a bunch of points. Chapel Hill would win the second quarter 7-6 but still were behind at half-time 16-32.
The Chapel Hill Red Devils Soccer team had an outstanding victory this past Monday night over North Lamar. At the 10th minute mark of the first half the Red Devils broke the 0-0 tie with a score from Oscar Mejia (Lucas Banda assist) to take the lead. North Lamar quickly answered two minutes later with a goal of their own to bring the game to a 1-1 tie. Shortly after the tie was broke again by Oscar Mejia (Marcos Netro assist) in the 14th minute to take the lead back 2-1. In a solo effort, Oscar Mejia recorded a hat trick at the 35th minute mark to set up the Red Devils in a commanding 3-1 lead.
Northeast Texas Community College Softball hit the road to Cisco, Texas this weekend to take on Pratt Junior College (Pratt, Kansas) and Cisco College on Saturday. NTCC would defeat Pratt 12-1 in game one and knocked off home team Cisco 14-3 to complete the two-game road trip with wins.