Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mules vs. Dimmitt (3-18-2017)

Mules vs. Dimmitt (3-18-2017)
The Mules bats must have been stored in a freezer for most of the spring break. The Mules did not get a hit until the bottom of the sixth inning when JoJo Rejino dropped a Texas leaguer into shallow centerfield.
The Mules had two more hits in the bottom of the seventh with Matt Deleon blasting a ground ball between the first and second base, and Jason Florez sent a ball back up the middle to score Mikey Lozano and Deleon. Lozano had reached on an error to start the Mule’s half of the inning. Florez scored on a passed ball for all three of the Mule’s runs.
The Mules lost to the Dimmitt Bobcats 10-3 Saturday afternoon.
Ethan Villa opened on the mound for the Mules and gave up singles to the first two batters he faced and then a double to the third batter. Blake Parker fielded a fly ball to the infield for the first out.
Villa snagged a groundball back to the mound for the second out. An error allowed Dimmitt to score the third run in the first inning before Reese Orozco scooped up a ground ball at third and made the throw to first for the final out of the first inning.
Dimmitt did not score again until the top of the fourth inning when they rallied for five runs to lead the Mules 8-0.
Jason Florez took the hill with two out in the fourth inning and struck out five batters while giving up four hits and two runs to close out the game.
Dimmitt recorded a total of 13 hits.
The Mules made one double play in the top of the sixth inning. Orozco fielded a ground ball to short, flipped the ball to Rigo Mendoza at second for the force out. Mendoza then fired a strike to Rejino at first to complete the double play.

The Mules traveled to Dimmitt Tuesday to face the Bobcats for the second time to wrap up the non-district portion of their season. The Mules will open their District 2-3A season Saturday when they host the Littlefield Wildcats at noon.   

Lady Mules vs. Borger (3-18-2017)

Lady Mules vs. Borger (3-18-2017)

Saturday proved to be a long day for the Lady Mules as they fell to the Borger Lady Dogs 16-5. Borger blasted three home runs in the game.

Borger scored two runs in the top of the first inning. A hit batsman, a double, and an error sent two runs across the plate.

Mireya Ruvalcaba led off with a single to left field in the Lady Mule’s half of the inning. Crystal Flores reached on an error by the pitcher. Ahtziri Elizalde singled to right field to score both Ruvalcaba and Flores to tie the game at 2-2.

The Lady Dogs took the lead for good in the top of the second inning by scoring four runs on a single, a walk, and three triples. Borger led 6-2 after an inning and a half.

The Lady Mules scored once in the bottom of the third inning. Dellany Martinez drew a walk and Elizalde sent her home with a triple off the wall in center field.

The Lady Mules final run of the game was a two-out walk to Madison Hasley. A double off the wall in left field by Ruvalcaba plated the run.

The Lady Mules traveled to Idalou Tuesday to meet the Lady Cats and open the two team's District 2-3A opener. The Lady Mules return home Saturday to host the Littlefield Lady Cats at noon.   

Thursday, March 16, 2017

All-Dist 2-3A Basketball (3-13-2017)

All-Dist 2-3A Basketball (3-13-2017)

The 2016-2017 All-District basketball teams were revealed this week. Two Lady Mules and five Mules were named.

Sadie Sudduth and Sydnie Sudduth were listed on the roster for the girl’s first team squad.

Dagen Dunham was named as the Defensive Most Valuable Player for the boy’s team. Beto Diaz and Jason Florez were picked for the first team roster.

Honorable Mentions were Jesse Leal, Donovan Gutierrez and Tre Villa.

Mules vs. New Deal (3-7-2017)

Mules vs. New Deal (3-7-2017)

The Mules scored four runs in the first inning one in the second to open a five-run lead over the visiting New Deal Lions on a very chilly Tuesday night. But the Lions did not quit and chipped away at the Mule’s lead.

The Mules held on in the top of the seventh inning for a 10-9 win over the Lions.

The Lions scored two runs in the third inning on a pair of errors and a single. A walk and back-to-back base hits scored one run in the top of the fourth inning. New Deal caught up with the Mules in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at 5-5.

The Mules exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to jump back in front of the Lions.

There were two outs in the bottom of the fifth when JoJo Rejino drew a walk. Ryan Rodriguez sent a single to left field. A throwing error allowed both runners to advance a base. Ethan Villa sent a ground ball through the hole to score Rejino.  

Reese Orozco sent a ground ball to the shortstop. Rodriguez had run in front of the shortstop before the ball arrived and the shortstop missed the ball. Rodriguez and Villa scored on the error and Orozco went to second. Moises Vasquez tripled down the left field line to score Orozco.

Vasquez scored on a base hit up the middle by Mikey Lozano. The Mules led 10-5 after five innings.

New Deal scored one run in the top of the sixth inning.

The Mules hung on in the top of the seventh inning as the Lions pushed four runs across the plate. A ground ball back to Florez on the mound turned into a double play. Florez scooped up the ball and fired a strike to Orozco covering second base. Orozco stepped on the bag and threw to Blake Parker at first base for the final out.

The Mules will host the Dimmitt Bobcats Saturday, March 18, at 12:00 noon and then will travel to Dimmitt Tuesday, March 21 to Dimmitt at 7:00 PM. The Mules will open district at home against the Littlefield Wildcats Saturday, March 25, at 12:00 noon.   

Lady Mules vs. Bushland (3-7-2017)

Lady Mules vs. Bushland (3-7-2017)

The Bushland Lady Falcons played almost flawless defense against the Lady Mules. They handed the Lady Mules a 13-1 defeat.

The Falcons sent seven batters to the plate in the first inning and scored three runs on three singles, a walk and two errors. A double play ended the inning with a pop fly that was fielded by Crystal Flores, and she threw behind the base runner at first base to catch the runner off the base.

Six Lady Mules went to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, but a pair of strikeouts ended the inning with the bases loaded.

Flores pitched a pop fly to the first batter she faced in the top of the second inning, and Mireya Ruvalcaba drifted back on the grass for the catch. Flores struck out the next batter she faced for the second out.

An error, a base hit, and a double scored two runs before the final out.

The Lady Mules went in order in the bottom of the second, and Bushland led the Lady Mules 5-0.

Bushland scored one run in the top of the third and batted around in the fourth inning to tack on six runs.

Ruvalcaba drew her second walk of the game. She was sacrificed to second base by Dellany Martinez. Flores reached on an error by the second baseman, and Ruvalcaba went to third base. Ahtziri Elizalde launched a fly ball to right field that was deep enough for Ruvalcaba to score the Lady Mules only run.

A leadoff homerun in the top of the fifth by Bushland ended all scoring.

The Lady Mules will host Sanford-Fritch Friday at 1:00 PM and will again play host to Borger on Saturday at noon. The Lady Mules will travel to Idalou Tuesday, March 21, at 4:30 PM to open district play.  

MHS Tennis @ SPCHEA Tournament (3-13-2017)

MHS Tennis @ SPCHEA Tournament (3-13-2017)


The Muleshoe High School tennis team played in the second South Plains Christian Home Educators Association Tennis Tournament Thursday. MHS sent 38 athletes, and they played in a total of 69 matches.


“It was beautiful weather for tennis on Thursday,” said MHS tennis coach Jody Wood. “Thirteen of our athletes brought home medals. The most significant win was Cassidy Cage. She defeated our District’s number one seed and defending District Champion from Littlefield.”


Cage won the Division A Girls Singles by defeating Plainview Christian Academy 8-0, SPCHEA 8-1, and Littlefield 8-5. Gloria Gonzales won the bronze medal in the same division by beating Slaton 8-4, lost to Idalou 6-8, and Seagraves 6-8.


Yvonne Diaz and Sydnie Sudduth won consolation in the Division A Girls Doubles. The lost to Plainview Christian Academy 6-8, SPCHEA 2-8, but defeated the MHS team of Hallie Myatt and Sadie Sudduth 9-8.


Myatt and Sa. Sudduth lost to Plains 5-8, beat Kingdom Prep Academy 8-6 before losing to Diaz and Sy. Sudduth 8-9.


Jesse Leal earned the bronze medal in Division A Boys Singles by defeating Wellman-Union 8-4, lost to Idalou 4-8, and beat Aron Chacon 8-2 for the medal.


Chacon lost to Plainview Christian Academy 0-8, defeated Wellman-Union 8-6 before being defeated by Leal. Yavet Elizalde defeated Slaton 8-0 but lost to Plainview Christian 2-8.


Both Mule Boys Doubles won bronze medals. Tre Villa and Donovan Gutierrez lost to Sudan 6-8 but came back to defeat Seagraves 9-8, and an unknown team 8-0. Jacob Kettner and Ean Hasley defeated Sudan 8-5, lost to SPCHEA 3-8, defeated Plainview Christian Academy 8-6.


Izaiah Perez and Jade Fabella won the bronze medal in the Division A Mixed Doubles. They defeated Wellman-Union 8-3, lost to SPCHEA 3-8, and defeated the MHS team of Jason Florez and Liliana Barrera 9-8.


Florez and Barrera beat Sudan 8-2, lost to SPCHEA 4-8 and lost to the MHS team of Perez and Fabella 8-9.


The following results are from Division B of the tournament.

Sophia Sianez won the gold medal in Girls Singles by defeating Southcrest Christian 8-6, Littlefield 8-3, and Southcrest Christian 8-5. Sharice Rosas lost to an unknown player 3-8

MHS Golf @ Lubbock Roosevelt Tourny (3-13-2017)

MHS Golf @ Lubbock Roosevelt Tourny (3-13-2017)


This past week the Muleshoe High School golf team traveled to Lubbock Meadowbrook Golf Course to play in the Lubbock Roosevelt Eagle Invitational Tournament. The Lady Mules won the tournament with a total score 408 strokes.


Eleven teams and 61 individual players competed in the tournament. Teams were from Class 1A to 4A schools in the area.


Emily Precure led the Lady Mules around the course. She shot a 48 on the front nine holes and 46 on the back nine for a personal best total of 94 strokes. She placed sixth as an individual.


Sydnie Sudduth and Yvonne Diaz had identical rounds of 104 shots and tied for twelfth as individuals. That was a personal best for Diaz. Sadie Sudduth finished with a round of 106 shots to round out the team scores.


Adrianna Mora fired a round of 127 shots, and Leti Loya finished with 133 strokes.


Eighteen schools sent boys to the tournament. Ricky Diaz would have been near the middle of the field and finished with a round of 117 strokes. Brendon Rodriguez posted a round of 137 shots.


The MHS golf team will play March 23 on the Comanche Trails Golf Course.








Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MHS Golf @ Plainview ( 3-2-2017)

MHS Golf @ Plainview ( 3-2-2017)

The Muleshoe High School golf team had a practice meet in Plainview Thursday. All of the MHS

players in attendance improved their scores.

Emily Precure lowered her 18-hole total by one stroke and shot utilized a total of 102 strokes.

Yvonne Diaz made a marked improvement by reducing her score by 20 strokes and shot an 18-

hole total of 110 strokes.

Kiarra Regalado dropped a total of 33 strokes for a final score of 117 shots. Leti Loya trimmed 15

shots off her total with a round of 116 strokes.

Ricky Diaz bettered his score by five shots for a total of 112 strokes. Brendon Rodriguez shot a

round of 100 for his opening round of the season, and Adrianna Mora shot a first round total of

139 shots.

The Mules traveled to Lubbock to play in a tournament on the Meadowbrook Golf Course. The

Lady Mules went to Lubbock on Tuesday to also play a tournament on the Meadowbrook Course.

Lady Mule Softball vs. Dimmitt (2-28-2017)

Lady Mule Softball vs. Dimmitt (2-28-2017)

Three ground balls to the infield put the visiting Dimmitt Bobbies in the field in the top of the first

inning. The Lady Mules rolled to a 19-5 win in their home opener.

A ground ball to Brittney Mendoza opened the game. Mendoza scooped up the ball and threw

across the infield to Melody Moran at first for the initial out. A ground ball back to Crystal Flores

resulted in the second out. Moran fielded a groundball between first and second and then she

flipped the ball to Flores covering the bag.

Mireya Ruvalcaba bunted her way on in the bottom of the first inning. Flores walked, and Ahitziri

Elizalde reached on an error by the third baseman. Ruvalcaba scored on the error to put the Lady

Mules on top. Mendoza sacrificed Flores home and Elizalde to third base.

Moran scored Elizalde with a double to right field. The Lady Mules led 3-0 after one inning.

Dimmitt made a run at the Lady Mules in the top of the second and tied the game at 3-3.

The Lady Mules came rolling back, batted around and scored 12 runs to take over the game. The

inning included a three-run inside the park home run by Ruvalcaba and a two-run triple with an

error by Elizalde.

The Lady Mules tacked on four more runs in the bottom of the third to lead Dimmitt 19-3.

Dimmitt’s final two runs came in the top of the inning, but it was not enough to extend the game.

The Lady Mules hosted the Bushland Falcons Tuesday evening and travel to River Road Saturday

afternoon to play the Lady Cats.

Region 1 Division 3 Powerlifting Meet

Region 1 Division 3 Powerlifting Meet

Two Lady Mule powerlifters competed in the Region I Division 3 Powerlifting Meet Friday at

Irion County High School. Erika Arzola placed fifth in the 165-pound weight class, and Brianna

Barron finished sixth in the 114-pound weight class.

“I am very proud of these two girls,” said Lady Mule Powerlifting coach Albert Lopez. “Erika

(Arzola) increased her weight total by 35 pounds. Brianna (Barron) also increased her total weight

by 25 pounds. The girls had trained hard, and Friday proved it.”

Arzola squat lifted 265 pounds, bench pressed 150 pounds and made a deadlift of 305 pounds for a

total weight of 720 pounds.

Barron squat lifted 260 pounds and bench pressed 95 pounds. She made a deadlift of 255 pounds

for a total of 610 pounds.

Mule Baseball @ Tulia (3-2-4-2017)

Mule Baseball @ Tulia (3-2-4-2017)

The Muleshoe Mules brought home the second place trophy in the Tulia Wooden Bat Tournament

this past weekend. New rules regarding the number of pitches a player can throw before being

required a given period of rest ran the Mules out of pitchers.

The Mules won two games on Friday but at the cost of available pitchers for Saturday’s game

against the host Tulia Hornets. The Mules fell 12-1 in the finals Saturday afternoon.

Jason Florez was hit by a pitch in the top of the first inning. He stole second base and third bases

but did not score before a Mule was thrown out attempting to get back to first base after drawing a

walk.

The Mules went in order after that until the top of the fourth inning. J. Florez led off with a base hit

down the line to right field. Florez went to second on a throwing error by the pitcher attempting to

pick him off first base.

Blake Parker flew out to left field that moved J. Florez to third base. JoJo Rejino scored J. Flores

with a high bouncer that went over the pitcher’s head and into shallow left field. That was the only

Mule to cross home plate on Saturday.

The first Tulia Hornet to the plate lofted a fly ball to centerfield. Matt DeLeon had to come racing

in to make a sliding catch in shallow centerfield. The next Hornet flew out to Raul Sierra in right

field.

The third Hornet to plate singled to shallow right field but took to long a lead and Reese Orosco

fired a strike to Blake Parker at first. The throw was to the front edge of the bag, and as the base

runner dove back he tagged himself out to end the inning.

The second inning proved to be more fruitful for the Hornets. The first Hornet to the plate in the

bottom of the second inning took the count full, fouled off three pitches before drawing a walk.

Orozco got a called third strike for the first out. A base hit to center scored the first run of the

game. A second base hit scored the second run. Moises Vasquez threw out a base runner at third

base. Keelan Florez applied the tag.

K. Florez moved to left field with a pitching change and made a running catch for out number

three. Four Hornets had scored in the bottom of the second inning.

J. Florez made a diving stop on a ground ball near second base and threw the batter out at first base

for the first out in the bottom of the third inning. K. Florez moved to centerfield on a second

pitching change and drifted back for a catch for the second out. The Hornets scored one run in the

bottom of the third inning.

The wheels came off in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Mules struggled to find a pitcher and

the Hornets posted seven runs.

Tulia was scheduled to visit the Mules on Monday but canceled the game on Sunday. Coach

Boatmun scrambled to find replacement games for the Mules on Monday. The Olton Mustangs

answered Coach Boatmun’s call.

MHS Tennis @ Levelland (3-23-2017)

MHS Tennis @ Levelland (3-23-2017)

The Muleshoe High School tennis team competed in the South Plains Christian Home Educators

Association Tennis Tournament in Levelland. MHS had 40 participants, and they played in a total

of 69 matches. Fourteen of the MHS team won medals.

Lili Barrera placed second in the Division A Girls Singles. She defeated Tulia 8-1, tied Idalou 8-8

but won the tie breaker 7-4, but lost in the finals to Idalou 0-6.

Cassidy Cage won consolation in Division A Girls Singles. She lost her first match to Idalou 2-8,

defeated Tulia 8-1, and a second Tulia player 6-0.

Hallie Myatt and Sadie Sudduth teamed up in girls double. The arrived late to the tournament

because of another commitment. The lost their only match to Morton 6-8.

Jesse Leal teamed up with his brother Luke Leal in Division A Boys Doubles. They lost a

tiebreaker to Trinity Christian 7-7, 6-8. They then fell to Spearman 4-8. Tre Villa and Donovan

Gutierrez defeated Friona 8-2, lost to SPCHEA 2-8, and lost to Tulia 2-8.

Jacob Kettner and Ean Hasley lost to SPCHEA 0-8 and Tulia 3-8. Javy Perez and Mario Flores lost

to Tulia 1-8 and SPCHEA 1-8.

Yavet Elizalde won the Division B Boys Singles. He defeated Olton 8-0, Tulia 8-3, Loop 8-1, and

Motley County 6-1 for the gold medal. Ethan Gonzalez won the silver medal by defeating Olton 8-

2, KPA 8-5, but lost to Loop 6-8.

Isaac Mendoza earned the bronze medal by defeating Loop 8-0, lost to Loop 2-8, and defeated

Loop 6-0. Aron Chacon won consolation by defeating Tulia 8-1, and Olton 6-2.

Raul Sierra lost to Olton 6-8, and a tiebreaker to Tulia 7-7, 7-9. Luke Del Toro lost to Tulia 4-8,

defeated Lazbuddie 8-6 and lost to Tulia 4-6. Jimmy Villa lost to two unknown teams 4-5, 1-8, and

defeated an unknown team 8-2. Carter McCamish defeated Olton 8-1 and lost to SPCHEA 3-8.

Sophia Sianez won the gold medal in the Division B Girls Singles. She defeated Slaton 8-1, Tulia

8-3, and Idalou 6-4. Laura Chavez also won a gold medal by defeating Slaton 8-0, and Littlefield

6-0.

Gloria Gonzalez won consolation. She lost to an unknown player 6-8, defeated Azle 8-2, and Loop

6-2. Anghy Avilez also won consolation. She lost to KPA 1-8, defeated Olton 8-1, and Lazbuddie

6-4.

Perla Vasquez lost to an unknown team 3-8. Sharice Rosas lost to an unknown team 0-8.

Kobe Gutierrez and Ricardo Torres earned the consolation in the Division B Boys Doubles. They

lost to Southcrest 3-8, defeated Friona 8-6, and Littlefield 6-2. Derek Barron and Kelan Florez lost

a tiebreaker to Tulia 7-7, 5-7, defeated Friona 6-2, and lost to KPA 1-6.

Erika Arzola and Xiomara Regalado won first place by defeating Morton 8-5, and SPCHEA 8-5.

Brianna Barron and Kyndal Miller placed third by defeating Tulia 8-2, and lost to Lazbuddie 0-6.

Anna Phillips and Adriana Mora won consolation. They lost to Slaton 8-9, and won a tiebreaker

over Friona 7-7, 9-7.

Brylee Beall and Jackie Rayas defeated Tulia 6-0 and lost to Spearman 7-8. Izaiah Perez and Jade

Fabella lost a tiebreaker with Littlefield 7-7, 7-9, defeated Friona 8-5 and lost to Littlefield 1-6.

The MHS tennis team will return to Levelland March 9 for a second tournament.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

JV Mule Track @ Mule Relays (3-3-2017)

JV Mule Track @ Mule Relays (3-3-2017)

The JV Mules placed fourth in the Mule Relays with 95 points. Idalou won the meet with 146 points, Shallowater finished second with 116.5 points, and Slaton finished third with 112 points. Littlefield placed fifth with 62.5 points, Dimmitt was sixth with 52 points, and Post was seventh with 32 points. 

Brayan Hernandez placed sixth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12 minutes 44.24 seconds. Fernando Rivas made a gold medal heave in the shot put of 37 feet one inch. Isaac Carreaga placed fifth in the shot with a toss of 33-03. 

Ozzy Nunez made a fifth-place leap in the long jump of 16-09.50. Martinez placed fourth in the triple jump with a total distance of 37-02. 

Isaac Mendoza made a gold medal high jump of 5-6. Ean Hasley followed him with a gold medal vault of 10-0 in the pole vault. 

The Mule 4x100-meter relay team of Matthew Alarcon, Brady Martinez, Sergio Solano, and Ryan Rodriguez placed fifth with a time of 47.56. Ricky Diaz placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.03. Hasley took sixth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.21.

Alarcon and Rodriguez ran silver and bronze medal times respectively in the 100-meter dash. Alarcon finished with a time of 12.06 and Rodriguez ran a 12.12. The 4x200-meter relay team of Mendoza, Nunez, Solano, and Martinez placed sixth with a time of 1:42.91. 

Hasley ran a bronze medal time in the 300-meter hurdles of 48.65. Rodriguez and Martinez finished fourth and fifth respectively in the 200-meter dash. Rodriguez ran a time of 25.59 and Martinez was a step behind with a time of 26.00. 

Ricky Diaz won the silver medal in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:27.40. Aaron Venzor, Mendoza, Nick Dominguez, and Nunez teamed up in the final race of the day for the bronze medal in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:56.44. 

The Mules will run in the Shallowater Relays Thursday, March 9.   

Lady Mules @ Mule Relays (3-3-2017)

Lady Mules @ Mule Relays (3-3-2017)

The Lady Mules earned the team bronze Friday afternoon in the Mule Relays with 84.5 points. Shallowater won the Mule Relays with 141 points, Idalou was second with 138.5 points, and Post was fourth with 80 points. Slaton placed fifth with 65 points, Littlefield took sixth with 57 points, and Dimmitt finished seventh with 53 points. 

Lili Martinez ran a silver medal time of 13 minutes 42.46 second in the 3200-meter run. Sophie Reyna placed sixth in the shot put with a toss of 30 feet two inches. Keely Dunham made a six place throw in the discus of 97-09. 

Joy Watts placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-10. Perla Vasquez tied for the bronze medal with a vault of 6-6 in the pole vault. Joceline Ramirez cleared 6-0 in the pole vault for fifth place. 

The 4x100-meter relay team of Reina Regalado, Emili Mora, Dunham, and Kyndal Miller placed fifth with a time of 53.84. Watts placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.71. 

Natali Elizalde finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.41, and R. Regalado tied for fifth with a time of 13.72. The 4x200-meter relay team of Mora, Miller, Watts and Mireya Ruvalcaba ran a bronze medal time of 1:54.72. 

R. Regalado ran a bronze medal time of 1:06.85 in the 400-meter dash. Elizalde won the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.31. Dunham placed fourth in the 200- with a 28.62 and Vasquez placed sixth with a 29.81. 

Martinez won the gold medal in the 1600-meter run with a time of 6:04.66 and Valeria Carreaga placed fifth with a 6:38.53. The 4x400-meter relay team of Mora, M. Ruvalcaba, Watts, and Miller ran a bronze medal time of 4:26.15. 

The Lady Mules will compete in the Shallowater Relays Thursday, March 9.  

Mule Track @ Muleshoe (3-3-2017)

Mule Track @ Muleshoe (3-3-2017)

The Muleshoe Mules won the team silver in the Mule Relays Friday with 125 points. Shallowater won the meet with 151.5 points, and Dimmitt placed third with 103 points. Idalou finished fourth with 97 points, Post placed fifth with 67 points, Littlefield took sixth with 39.5 points, and Slaton was seventh with 32 points. 

Eduardo Pantoja, Jacob Kettner, and Ethan Gonzales jump started the Mules by winning silver, bronze, and sixth respectively in the 3200-meter run, the first race of the day. Pantoja ran a silver medal time of 11 minutes 18.81 seconds, Kettner had a bronze medal time of 11:29.24, and Gonzales finished with a time of 11:44.08. 

Leonel Camarena followed with a gold medal toss of 41 feet, and ten inches in the shot put. Romeo Reyes made a bronze medal leap of 19-02.50 in the long jump. Jorge Albarran cleared 5-10 for the silver medal in the high jump. 

Joe Waggoner made a silver medal vault of 11-06 in the pole vault. Jesus Montiel placed fourth with a vault of 10-00. 

Justin Carrion, Albarran, R. Reyes, and Beto Diaz teamed up for a gold medal time of 44.72 in the 4x100-meter relay. Michael Lozano placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.15. Waggoner placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 17.68. 

Beto Diaz finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.62. The 4x200-meter relay team of Yoel Reyes, Lozano, Albarran, and R. Reyes ran a bronze medal time of 1:37.46. Montiel finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.72. 

Albarran and Carrion tied for third place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.25. Pantoja claimed the bronze medal in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:07.20. 

The Mule 4x400-meter relay team of Y. Reyes, Luke Del Toro, R. Reyes, and Lozano finished the meet with a time of 3:39.03. 

The Mules take the track Thursday, March 9, in Shallowater.   

JV Mules Track @ Olton (2-24-2017)

JV Mules Track @ Olton (2-24-2017)
 
The JV Mules zipped away from the other four teams in the Olton Winter Relays with 222 points. Friona placed second with 131 points, Ralls took third with 72 points, Bovina placed fourth with 49 points, and Olton was fifth with 42 points.
 
Brayan Hernandez jumpstarted the Mules by running a silver medal time of 12 minutes 29.64 seconds. Fed Rivas tossed the shot put 36 feet six inches for the gold medal. Rudy Ruiz placed fourth with a heave of 32-03.5. Isaac Carreaga placed fifth with a throw of 32-00.0.
 
Carreaga sailed the discus 84-08 for the gold medal. Ryan Rodriguez and Ozzy Nunez won the gold and silver medals in the long jump respectively. Rodriguez jumped 16-05 and Nunez leaped 15-07.5. Nick Dominguez placed fourth with a jump of 15-05.5.
 
Aaron Venzor had a silver medal leap of 5-06 in the high jump. Joe Waggoner made a gold medal vault of 12-10. The Mule 4x100-meter relay team ran a silver medal time of 49.12. Ricky Diaz ran a gold medal time of 2:20.72 in the 800-meter run.
 
Waggoner won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.90. Rodriguez earned the gold medal in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.91. Cristian Bustillos won the bronze medal with a time of 12.80. Matthew DeLeon finished fourth with a time of 12.94.
 
The Mule 4x200-meter relay team ran a gold medal time of 2:14.88. DeLeon ran a bronze medal time of 1:02.30 in the 400-meter run. Bustillos finished fourth with a time of 1:05.04.
 
Waggoner took the gold medal in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.77. Nunez earned the bronze medal with a time of 49.89. Nick Dominguez won the silver medal in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.77. Venzor placed four with a time of 26.80.
 
Diaz ran a gold medal time of 5:44.26 in the 1600-meter run. Hernandez took the bronze medal with a time of 6:11.59. The Mules ran a gold medal time of 4:01.15 in the 4x400-meter relay.

8th Mules Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)

8th Mules Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)
 
The eighth-grade Mules placed fourth I the Olton Junior High Winter Relays with a score of 69 points. Farwell won the meet with 108 points, Sundown was second with 97 points, and Olton placed third with 86 points. Friona finished fifth with 47 points, Bovina was sixth with 37 points, Springlake-Earth took seventh with five points, and Ralls failed to score.
 
Brandon Ramirez ran a silver medal time in the 2400-meter run of nine minutes and one second. He also placed fifth in the triple jump with a total distance of 34 feet and two inches. Riley Kettner took the bronze medal in the high jump with a leap of 5-08.
 
The Mules ran a silver medal time of 50.51 in the 4x100-meter relay. Benito Andrade placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:43.99. Kettner ran away from the competition in the 110-meter hurdles for the gold medal with a time of 19.39.
 
Eli Macias ran a bronze medal time of 13.33 in the 100-meter dash. The Mule 4x200-meter relay team placed fourth with a time of 1:49.97. Joey Martinez won the silver medal in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.18. Victor Velasquez finished sixth with a time of 1:04.19.

8th Lady Mule Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)

8th Lady Mule Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)
 
The eighth-grade Lady Mules earned the team bronze in the Olton Junior High Winter Relays with 96 total points. Friona won the meet with 109 points, Sundown placed second 98 points, and Farwell took four with 80 points. Ralls finished fifth with 33 points, Olton took sixth with 24 points, Bovina placed seventh with 21 points, and Springlake-Earth was eighth with four points.
 
Anzley Rodriguez grabbed the Lady Mules first gold medal in the 2400-meter run with a time of 10 minutes 16.00 seconds. Prisila Medina earned the bronze medal with a time of 11:00.00 and Kristina Arzola placed fifth with a time of 11:38.00.
 
Jazzy Sanchez made a bronze medal throw of 28 feet two inches in the shot put. Carina Sianez placed fourth with a toss of 27-04. Arzola placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 64-06. Anahi Barrera placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 13-05.00.
 
Aliyah Regalado had a bronze medal distance in the triple jump of 25-05.5. Melissa Madero placed fifth with a distance of 25-00.5. Danielle Moran and Barrera placed fifth and sixth respectively in the high jump with each clearing 4-04.
 
The Lady Mule 4x100-meter relay team ran a silver medal time of 57.68. Heather Chavez finished sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 3.00.04. Regalado placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 22.19. Madero placed sixth with a time of 23.27.
 
The Lady Mule 4x200-meter relay team placed fifth with a time of 2:08.70. Barrera ran a bronze medal time of 1:12.28 in the 400-meter dash. Heather Chavez placed fourth with a time of 1:16.61.
 
Regalado earned the silver medal in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.02. Madero placed fourth with a 1:08.53 and Destiny Florez took sixth with a 1:10.69.  

7th Mules Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)

7th Mules Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)
 
The seventh-grade Mules finished sixth in the Olton Junior High Winter Relays with 23 points. Friona won the meet with 158 points, Sundown placed second with 100 points, Springlake-Earth finished third with 59 points, and Olton was fourth with 54 points.
 
Farwell placed fifth with 45 points, Ralls finished seventh with 17 points, and Bovina was eighth with nine points.
 
Alex Regalado placed sixth in the shot put with a heave of 25 feet five inches. Jacob Reyes earned the Mules first medal. He made a bronze medal throw of 65-06 in the discus.
 
The Mule 4x100-meter relay team place sixth with a time of 57.75 seconds. The Mule 4x200-meter relay team won the bronze medal with a time of 1:57.92. Yexon Ayala placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time 1:08.61.

7th Lady Mule Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)

7th Lady Mule Track @ Olton (2-23-2017)
 
The seventh-grade Lady Mules won the Olton Junior High Winter Relays with 183 points. Friona placed second with 88 points, Sundown took third with 87 points, and Olton finished fourth with forty points. Springlake-Earth scored 14 points, Farwell and Bovina tied for sixth and seventh with 10 points each, and Ralls placed eighth with five points.
 
Kylee Villa and Alina Elizarraraz kick-started the Lady Mules by winning the gold and silver medals respectively in the 2400-meter run. Villa ran a time of nine minutes 34 seconds. Elizarraraz timed in at 10:12.00. Marisela Lozano made a silver medal heave in the shot put of 25 feet and a half inch.
 
Yurtizi Rodriguez made a silver medal throw in the discus of 55-04. Yartiza Lopez earned the bronze medal with a throw of 54-09. Makayla Toscano placed fifth with a toss of 51-11.5.
 
Natalie Ambriz won the bronze medal in the long jump with a leap of 13-06. Kayla Soto placed fourth with a jump of 12-03. Paige Parker won the gold medal in the triple jump with a total distance of 26-04.5.
 
Ambriz soared to a gold medal in the high jump with a leap of 4-06. Elizarraraz leaped to a bronze medal with a jump of 4-00. The Lady Mule 4x100-meter relay team ran a gold medal time of 2:40.72.
 
Villa ran a gold medal time of 2:40.72 in the 800-meter run. Brianna Barraz earned the bronze medal with a time of 3:04.61. Pricilla Cortez won the gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 20.48. Kaitlynn Hart took the bronze medal with a time of 22.10. Jimena Fullen finished fifth with a time of 24.33.
 
Valeria Cruz placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.97. The Lady Mule 4x200-meter relay team ran a gold medal time of 2:00.20. Genesis Vasquez earned the gold medal in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:11.31. Ava Miller ran a bronze medal time of 1:15.55.
 
Elizarraraz won the gold medal in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.68. Hart placed fifth with a time of 1:03.24. Fullen finished sixth with a time of 1:08.65.

Lady Mule Track @ Olton (2-24-2017)

Lady Mule Track @ Olton (2-24-2017)
 
The Lady Mule track team scooted away from all competitors in the Olton Winter Relays Friday with a total of 201 points. Friona placed second with 179 points, Olton took third with 74 points, Farwell took fourth with 61 points, Bovina was fifth with 43 points, Lazbuddie finished sixth with 34 points, and Ralls placed seventh with seven points.
 
Lili Martinez cranked the Lady Mules engine with a bronze medal time of 13 minutes 46.37 seconds in the 3200-meter run. Sophie Reyna made a silver medal heave in the shot put of 32 feet three inches.
 
Keely Dunham made a gold medal throw of 100-02 in the discus. Val Ambriz made a bronze medal throw of 78-07 in the discus. Reina Regalado leaped a silver medal distance of 13-10.05 in the long jump. Gloria Gonzales placed fourth in the long jump with a distance of 13-07.5. Natali Elizalde jumped 13-07.5 for fifth place.
 
Citalli Vargas hopped, skipped and jumped 29-02.75 for fourth place in the triple jump. Joy Watts tied for second place in the high jump by clearing 4-06. Kyndal Miller placed fifth in the high jump with a leap of 4-6. Kayla Torres finished sixth in the high jump with a leap of 4-04.
 
The Lady Mules took the top three places in the pole vault. Perla Vasquez vaulted to the gold medal with a height of 7-10. Kylee Espenson earned the silver medal with a height of 6-06. Joceline Ramirez won the bronze medal with a vault of 6-00.
 
The Lady Mule 4x100-meter relay team finished with a gold medal time of 53.68. Mireya Ruvalcaba won the gold medal in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:36.28. Joy Watts finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.00.
 
Brianna Barron placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.96. Perla Vasquez took sixth with a time of 14.54. The Lady Mule 4x200-meter relay team ran a gold medal time of 1:56.72. Miller took the silver medal in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:05.15.
 
Elizalde ran a bronze medal time of 1:08.85 in the 400-meter dash and Dunham placed fourth with a time of 1:10.21. Torres placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 59.92.
 
Elizalde earned a silver medal in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.29. Emili Mora ran a bronze medal time of 28.69 in the same event. Martinez finished the  1600-meter run with a silver medal time of 6:23.12. Valeria Carreaga placed sixth in the 1600 with a time of 6:42.27.
 
The Lady Mules ran a gold medal time of 4:31.09 in the final race of the day, the 1600-meter run.  

Mule Track @ Olton (2-24-2017)

Mule Track @ Olton (2-24-2017)
 
The Muleshoe Mules ran away with the Olton Winter Relays to open the 2017 track season. The Mules won the meet with 235 points. Friona placed second with 102 points, Bovina was third with 101 points, Ralls placed fourth with 55 points, Olton took fifth with 29 points, and Farwell finished sixth with 13 points.
 
Eduardo Pantoja, Jacob Kettner, and Ethan Gonzales got the Mules off to a fast start by finishing first, third, and fifth in the 3200-meter run respectively. Pantoja earned the gold medal with a time of eleven minutes 09.96 seconds.
 
Kettner won the bronze medal with a time of 11:42.36 and Gonzales placed fifth with a time of 11;56.72.
 
Leonel Camarena won the silver medal in the shot put with a heave of 45 feet and ten inches. Julian Astorga took the silver medal in the discus with a toss of 96-10. Romeo Reyes placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18-4. Yoel Reyes finished sixth with a jump of 17-6.
 
Brady Martinez and Luke Del Toro won the gold and silver medals respectively in the triple jump. Martinez hopped, skipped and jumped a total of 33-1.25. Del Toro had a total distance of 33-2.25.
 
Michael Lozano cleared 5-8 for the gold medal in the high jump. Jorge Albarran won the silver medal by also making 5-8. Jesus Montiel vaulted to the gold medal with a height of 11-0. Ean Hasley won the silver medal with a height of 10-06.
 
The Mule 4x100-meter relay team won the gold medal with a time of 46.51. Lozano finished the 800-meter run in a silver medal time of 2:10.28. Hasley won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 20.18.
 
Justin Carrion won the gold medal in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.56. Martinez placed sixth in the same event with a time of 11.93. The Mule 4x200-meter relay team ran a gold medal time of 1:34.79.
 
Del Toro placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.30. Jesus Montiel and Hasley won the silver and bronze medals in the 300-meter hurdles respectively. Montiel ran a silver medal time of 47.23. Hasley finished with a time of 56.02.
 
Yoel Reyes ran a gold medal time of 23.18 in the 200-meter dash. Albarran placed sixth in the same event with a time of 24.69. Pantoja, Kettner, and Gonzales won the silver, and bronze medals, and fourth place respectively in the 1600-meter run.
 
Pantoja ran a silver medal time of 5:15.31. Kettner took the bronze medal with a time of 5:20.26. Gonzalez placed fourth with a time of 5:23.13. In the final race of the day, the Mule 4x400-meter relay team ran a gold medal time of 3:43.88.

Muleshoe Golf @ Denver City (2-22 & 23-2017)

Muleshoe Golf @ Denver City (2-22 & 23-2017)
Both the Lady Mules and Mule golf teams competed Wednesday and Thursday in the Denver City Invitational Golf Tournament. The two Mule players took the course first on Wednesday, and the Lady Mule team competed on Thursday.
Wyatt Parker finished the 18-hole tournament in ninth place from a field of 71 golfers using a total of 91 strokes. He chipped in from about 15 yards on hole number five for a birdie.


Ricky Diaz was playing in his first tournament and tied for 39th place with an 18-hole total of 116 shots.
 
The conditions on Thursday were not ideal for golf, but the Lady Mules persevered. The wind was strong with gusts topping 50 mph several times during the day. The Lady Mules place fourth out of nine teams in the tournament. 
Sydnie Sudduth and Emily Precure tied for eleventh place. Both finished the 18 holes with total scores of 103 strokes. Yvonne Diaz placed thirtieth with a score of 128 shots. Leti Loya was one place behind Y. Diaz with a total of 130 strokes. Kiarra Regalado tied for forty-fifth place with a total of 150 shots. 
“Our ladies played extremely well in some extreme conditions to open the season,” said Muleshoe golf coach, Steven Butler. “This time of year our golfers must battle both the course as well as the conditions. I was very proud of the way all the kids played.”
The next tournament for the Muleshoe golfers will be played March 2 in Plainview.

Mules vs. Canadian Bi-Dist (2-21-2017)

Mules vs. Canadian Bi-Dist (2-21-2017)
 
The Muleshoe Mules faced the two-time defending Texas State Champion, Canadian Wildcats, Tuesday evening, for Bi-District. The game was played in the Amarillo High School Gym.
 
It did not take the Canadian team long to demonstrate why they were the defending state champions. The Wildcats, Cameron Copley, launched a barrage of 3-pointers that found the hoop and he started numerous fast breaks that opened an early lead on the Mules.
 
Canadian defeated the Mules 68-40.
 
Dagen Dunham, Jesse Leal, and Mario Flores scored two points each in the opening period for the Mules. Canadian led the Mules 17-6 after one quarter of play.
 
The Mules seem to adjust to the speed of the Wildcats in the second period. Dunham put back an offensive rebound two minutes into the second quarter. Almost a minute later he sank a trey from the corner.  Beto Diaz scored his first two points from 15 feet, and Jason Florez made a pair of free throws. The Mules trailed 28-15 at the intermission.
 
Dunham opened the second half with a pair of charity tosses. He scored on an inbound play two minutes into the third period and chipped in two more free throws before the quarter ended. Tre Villa stole a Wildcat pass and then hit from behind the arc.
 
Canadian outscored the Mules 20-9 in the third quarter to take a 48-24 advantage into the final period.
 
Javy Perez scored on a dish from Leal to open the final quarter for the Mules. Dunham dropped in a pair of hoops. Florez finished a fast break and sank a 3-pointer. Diaz chipped in a pair of free throws, and Reese Orozco nailed a trey.
 
Dunham led the Mules with 17 points. Florez finished the game with nine points, and Diaz dropped in six points. Villa and Orozco made a trey apiece for three points each. Leal, Flores, and Perez chipped in two points each.
 
The Mules will now move on to their chosen spring sports.