Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mules vs. Slaton (4-3-2017)

Mules vs. Slaton (4-3-2017)

The Mules defeated the Slaton Tigers Monday 6-5. The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the third inning to take a 2-1 lead over the Mules. The Mules bounced back with three runs in the fifth to claim a 4-2 lead.

The Tigers scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to grab the lead again, but the Mules scrambled for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the game.

Slaton led off the seventh inning with a single up the middle. A ground ball to second advanced the runner. A Mule error allowed Slaton to put runners at first and third bases. A double to right scored two runs, and a triple scored the Tigers third run of the inning.

Reese Orozco sent a flare to center, and JoJo Rejino drew a walk. Ryan Rodriguez slammed a three-run homer that bounced off the top of the fence in right field.

Blake Parker walked to start the Mules’ half of the seventh inning. Villa lofted a single over the second baseman’s glove. Leonel Camarena laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runner.

Jamie Ceja advanced the runners to second and third on a ground ball to third base. Matt DeLeon’s seeing-eye single zipped by the shortstop and scored both Parker and Villa for the win.

The Mules traveled to Littlefield Tuesday to play the Cats and will return home Friday April 14, to host the Shallowater Mustangs at noon.  

Lady Mule Softball vs. Slaton & Idalou (4-3&7-2017)

Lady Mule Softball vs. Slaton & Idalou (4-3&7-2017)

The Lady Mules rallied back from down 8-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning against the Tigerettes of Slaton. The Lady Mules sent 14 players to the plate and scored 11 runs to take a 12-8 lead. Slaton fell short when they only scored two runs in the top of the seventh. The Lady Mules won the game 12-10.

A pair of errors by the Lady Mules gave the Lady Cats of Idalou extra outs. Those extra outs turned into runs and cost the Lady Mules the game  8-5.

The Lady Mules are currently at 3-3 in the district and tied for third place with Idalou.

Slaton scored one run in the first inning, two in the second, and one in the third inning for a 4-1 lead over the Lady Mules. The Tigerettes scrambled for four more runs in the fifth inning to extend their lead to 8-1.

Madison Hasley sent a two-out singled up the middle in the first inning. She went around the bases on wild pitches to score the Lady Mules’ first run. The Lady Mules did not score again until the bottom of the sixth inning.

Hasley sent a ground ball by the shortstop, and the leftfielder could not stop the ball before it reached the fence. By the time the ball was back to the infield, Hasley was crossing the plate.

Ahtziri Elizalde took the count full before drawing a walk. Brittney Mendoza also walked before Victoria Villalobos blasted a double to left field to score both runners. Dellany Martinez singled by the second baseman.

An error by the right fielder allowed Felicity Sena to reach first base. Villalobos and Martinez both scored on the error. Crystal Flores ground ball tied the shortstop’s hands to put Lady Mules at first and third.

A single to left by Mireya Ruvalcaba and Hasley singled to right scored Flores. Elizalde had singled to left before Mendoza launched a homerun over the leftfield fence to put the Lady Mules in front to stay.

Slaton only scored two in the top of the seventh before Villalobos camped under a fly ball at second base for the final out to end the game.

The Lady Mules fell behind Idalou in the first inning and could never quite catch up to the Lady Cats. Errors in the third and sixth innings by the Lady Mules allowed Idalou to score the necessary runs to defeat the Lady Mules.

The Lady Mules rallied for four runs in the third inning but could not repeat that feat in the seventh inning.

The Lady Mules traveled to Littlefield Tuesday to play the Lady Cats and will go to Shallowater Friday and play at noon. The Lady Mules return home April 18 for Senior Night.

MHS Tennis @ SPCHEA (4-6-2017)

MHS Tennis @ SPCHEA (4-6-2017)

The Muleshoe High School tennis team competed in the South Plains Christian Home Educators Tennis Tournament in Levelland. There were twenty schools with over 300 participants. The MHS team sent 35 athletes that played in 54 matches and won nine medals.

Cassidy Cage won the bronze medal in the Division A Girls Singles. She beat Tulia 8-0, lost to Spearman 2-6, 3-6, defeated Kingdom Prep Academy 6-2, 6-1 for the medal. Gloria Gonzalez lost to Brownfield, beat Tulia 8-2, lost to Nazareth 3-6, 2-6, and fell to Tulia 4-6, 2-6.

Jesse Leal and Luke Leal teamed up in Boys Doubles Division A and won the bronze medal. They defeated Nazareth 8-6, lost to Canadian 3-8, 6-8, and beat Tulia 9-7 for the medal.

Jacob Kettner and Ean Hasley won the consolation medals by losing to Spearman 1-8, beat Kingdom Prep Academy 8-5, and defeated Canadian 8-6 for the medal.

Hallie Myatt and Sadie Sudduth competed in the Girls Doubles Division A. They lost to Brownfield 6-8 and SPCHEA 5-8. Yvonne Diaz and Sydnie Sudduth beat Brownfield 8-5 and lost to Kingdom Prep Academy 3-8. Erika Arzola and Xiomara Regalado lost to Plainview Christian Academy and Seminole 5-8.

Tre Villa competed in the Boys Singles Division A. He lost to Nazareth 4-8, beat Tulia 8-6, and lost to SPCHEA 4-8. Aron Chacon lost to Hart 5-8 and Kingdom Prep Academy 5-8.

Jason Florez and Liliana Barrera played in the Division A Mixed Doubles. They defeated SPCHEA 8-5, lost to Canadian 3-8 and Tulia 5-8. Izaiah Perez and Jade Fabela lost to Tulia 3-8 and SPCHEA 3-8.

Yavet Elizalde won the gold medal in the Boys Singles B Division. They beat Denver City 8-0, Midland Christian 8-0, and Levelland 8-0. Raul Sierra earned the consolation medal. He lost to Brownfield 6-8 and beat Seminole 8-2.

Carter McCamish won the bronze medal by defeating Denver City 8-6, lost to Tulia 4-8, and beat Cotton Center 8-3 for the medal.

Adriana Mora and Ana Phillips teamed up in Girls Doubles Division B and won the silver medal by beating Friona 8-4, Springlake-Earth 8-3, and lost to Seminole 2-8. Brylee Beall and Jackie Rayas lost to Seminole 4-8 and Spearman 6-8.

Ethan Gonzalez and Luke Del Toro won the bronze medal in the Division B Boys Doubles. They defeated Cotton Center 8-3, lost to SPCHEA 4-8 and defeated Friona 8-6 for the medal. Derek Barron and Kelan Florez beat SPCHEA 9-7 and lost to Levelland 3-8.

Kobe Gutierrez and Ricardo Torres beat Brownfield 8-3, lost to THELSA 0-8 and fell to Levelland 8-8, 5-7 in a tiebreaker.

Isaac Mendoza and Laura Chavez earned the gold medal in Division B Mixed Doubles. They beat Levelland 8-6, an unknown team 8-6, and Denver City 8-6. Javy Perez and Natalie Diaz lost to SPCHEA 1-8 and Tulia 2-8.

The MHS tennis team’s next tournament was the District Meet on April 10 and 11 at South Plains College in Levelland.   

MHS Golf @ District Tourny (3-27 & 4-3-2017)

MHS Golf @ District Tourny (3-27 & 4-3-2017)

The Muleshoe High School golf teams played their first round of District 2-3A competition on the course of the Plainview Country Club March 27. The teams met again on the Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock April 3.

The Lady Mules rallied to finish in second place with a first round total of 405 strokes. The Lady Mules hung on to second in the second round with a total of 418 shots for a two-day total of 823 strokes. The Lady Mules will advance to the Region I Tournament.  

Sadie Sudduth paced the Lady Mules with a first round total of 91 strokes. Sydnie Sudduth finished the first round with 98 shots, and Emily Precure was one stroke behind with a 99. Yvonne Diaz finished with 117 strokes, and Leti Loya had a round of 118.

Sa. Sudduth stepped up her game on the Meadowbrook Course to lead the Lady Mules with 95 shots. Sy. Sudduth was consistent with a second round of 98 strokes. Precure dropped to 106 shots, and Loya shot a 119. Diaz sank to a total of 139 strokes.

The Mules were sitting in third place behind two teams from Shallowater after the first day with a total of 394 strokes. The Meadowbrook Course was not kind to the Mules as they finished the second round with 428 shots. The Mules had settled to fourth place in the district with a total of 822 strokes.  

Jason Florez led the Mules around the Plainview Course with a round of 90 strokes. Brendon Rodriguez finished the first 18 holes with 98 shots. Wyatt Parker shot a 102 and Ricky Diaz finished with 104 strokes.

Parker led the second day on the Meadowbrook Course with a total of 99 strokes. Florez dropped to a round of 102 shots. Diaz finished with a 112 strokes and Rodriguez shot a 115.

Sa. Sudduth was the district third place medalist, Sy. Sudduth finished in fourth place, Precure was the seventh place medalist, and Leti Loya took twelfth place. Florez was the tenth place medalist in the boys division, and Parker finished in fifteenth place.

The Lady Mules will compete in the Region I Tournament April 26 and 27 on the Shady Oaks Golf Course in Baird, Texas.   

JV Lady Mules @ District Track Meet (4-4&5-2017)

JV Lady Mules @ District Track Meet (4-4&5-2017)
The JV Lady Mules won the District 2-3A Track Meet with 130 points at the Lubbock Cooper Track this past week.
Alyssa Wheeler won the bronze medal in the first race of the day with a time of 15 minutes and 35.41 in the 3200-meter run. Destiny Vazquez was just behind in fourth place with a time of 16:59.47.
Noa Rojas took the bronze medal in the shot put with a toss of 25 feet and 5.75 inches. Lourdes Escalantos placed fourth with a throw of 22-00.75. Aurora Quezada placed sixth in the discus with a distance of 68-08.
Alexis Campos won the silver medal in the long jump with a leap of 14-00.25. Citaili Vargas finished fourth in the same event with a leap of 13-00.00. Kayla Torres won the gold medal in the high jump by clearing 4-00.00.
Campos earned the gold medal in the triple jump with a total distance of 30-04.00. Vargas took the silver medal in the same event with a distance of 29-07.50.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Madison Hasley, Didi Esquivel, Val Toscano and Valeria Carreaga placed fourth with a time of 59.28.
Joceline Ramirez won the silver medal in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:56.46. Wheeler was just steps behind for the bronze medal with a time of 3:01.59. Escalantos placed seventh with a time of 3:19.45.
Torres, Lilianna Barrera, and Vargas placed fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively in the 100-meter hurdles with times of 20.28, 20.83, and 21.39.   
Campos won the silver medal in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:15.46. Aurora Quezada placed fourth, and Maddison Price finished seventh with times of 1:16.71 and 1:20.95 respectively.
Vargas earned the bronze medal in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.31 and Torres placed sixth with a time of 1:01.48. Hasley placed fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 30.41. Wheeler won the bronze medal in the 1600-meter run with a time of 6:49.45.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Esmerelda Aleman, Toscano, Ramirez, and Carreaga won the silver medal in the final race of the day with a time of 4:44.49.
The JV Lady Mules will now begin their off-season workouts.

Lady Mules @ District Track. Meet (4-4&5-2017)

Lady Mules @ District Track. Meet (4-4&5-2017)
The Lady Mules placed fourth in the District 2-3A Track Meet at the Lubbock Cooper track. The Lady Mules will send 10 athletes to the Area Meet Thursday, April 13, at the Tulia High School track in seven events.
Athletes advance to the Area Meet by placing in the top four spots in each event.
Lilana Martinez finished fifth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 13 minutes 42.05 seconds. Sophie Reyna was the first Lady Mule to qualify for Area with a toss of 32 feet and nine inches in the shot put.
Keely Dunham earned the Lady Mules’ first gold medal with a throw of 110-04 in the discus. Perla Vasquez placed sixth in the pole vault by clearing 6-00.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Brianna Barron, Dunham, Emili Mora, and Natali Elizalde placed fourth with a time of 53.10. Mireya won the silver medal in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:32.47.
Elizalde ran sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.79. The 4x200-meter relay team of Kyndal Miller, Joy Watts, Dunham and Ruvalcaba placed fourth with a time of 1:53.69. Dellany Martinez finished seventh in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 56.73.
L. Martinez won the bronze medal in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:54.55.
Miller, Watts, Ruvalcaba and Reina Regalado teamed up for the bronze medal in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:17.74.

Ruvalcaba, Reyna, Dunham, L. Martinez, Barron, Mora, Elizalde, Miller, Regalado, and Watts will continue to train for the Area Track Meet.

JV Mules @ District Track Meet (4-5 & 6-2017)

JV Mules @ District Track Meet (4-5 & 6-2017)
The JV Mules placed fourth in the District 2-3A Track Meet held on the Lubbock Cooper High School track Tuesday and Wednesday.
Brayan Hernandez won the bronze medal in the first race of the day. He finished the 3200-meter run with a time of 12 minutes 39.22 seconds. Fed Rivas won the silver medal in the shot put with a toss of 35 feet and one-half inch.
Ean Hasley vaulted to the Mules first gold medal by soaring to a height of 10-06 in the pole vault. Isaac Mendoza leaped to the Mules second gold medal by clearing 5-08 in the high jump. Brady Martinez finished seventh in the triple jump with a combined distance of 35-08.50.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Matthew Alarcon, Sergio Solano, Martinez, and Ryan Rodriguez placed fifth with a time of 48.45. Ricky Diaz won the bronze medal in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.86.
Hasley won the silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.97. Kynton Haseloff finished seventh in the same event with a time of 19.33. Nick Dominguez placed sixth in the 100-dash with a time of 12.24.
The 4x200-meter relay team of Jesus Montiel, Mendoza, Ozzy Nunez, and Martinez finished fourth with a time of 1:41.72. Dominguez placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.48. Aaron Venzor placed eighth in the same event with a time of 1:04.28.
Montiel won the silver medal in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.95. Haseloff placed eighth in the same event with a time of 49.69. Martinez placed sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.12.
Diaz earned the silver medal in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:20.88. The 4x400-meter relay team of Alarcon, Montiel, Mendoza, and Nunez finished the meet in fifth place with a time of 3:59.31.
The JV Mules will now transition into off-season workouts.