Cubs headed to state

The Cubs are going to State. Team members are Dalton Bullard (back row, left to right), Kyson Gilman, Henry House, Ayden Vargas, Camerson Mitchell, Casyn Wilson, Cade Johnson (center), Alex Teten, Eric Ortiz (front), Julian Caldera, Cole Heutzenroeder, Karter Hudson and Talan Konsavich. Coaches are Nick Heutzenroeder (left to right), Eric Caldera, Junior Vargas, Daniel Johnson and Zeke Wilson. The team is having a bake sale Saturday at Brookshire Brother’s starting at 8 a.m. and Sunday at the Stephenville Walmart starting at 8 a.m. to fund the trip.


Dominators headed to state

The 12U Dublin Dominators won the District title, earning a spot in the State tournament in Denison this week through Friday. Team members are Callie Sears (back row, left to right), Jaylee Black, Madison Turley, Chloe Cisneroz, Presley Gaitan, Jaclyn Gibson, Kiersten Fincannon, Gracelyn Geijsel, Kre Hicks, Kaylan Kiser (front row), Madelyne Parks, Avery Johnson, Emma Vargas and June Mendenhall. Coaches are Tommy Cisneroz, Toby Fincannon and Aaron Kiser.


Girls have strong summer

Dublin’s volleyball girls went 14-5-2 in the spring and summer league year. 

“They played some really good teams and competed against them all,” coach Ryan Lewis said. 

She added that the team defeated Brownwood and played well against Abilene Wylie. 

They also put down district opponents Eastland, Comanche, Bangs and Early. 

The team’s success especially impressed her because they dealt with so many injuries; as many as four of the 11 girls were injured at one point. 

“They have really showed how much depth with will have going into the season,” Lewis said. 

Camry Porter and Yakelin Morantes played libero. Kaylee Smith, Lessly Robles and Addison Stout were the outside hitters. Bailey Noel and Maeleigh Geijsel played at middle hitter. Kylie Curtoys and Jordyn Ricks were the setters. Brooklynn Johnson and Isabel Bustamante were defensive specialists and played on the right side. 


Ride packs in even more fun

Bike riders were in town for the annual Tour de Agua bike ride, which drew in 347 riders across its four courses, ranging from nine miles to 66 miles.

Organizer Brandynn Stanford reported that the event (which also featured live music, fresh food and fun at Dublin Bottling Works’ Celebration Park) raised a little more than $15,000 for Kids Across Cultures in its goal of providing safe water for children in need around the world.

Costs for the ride were covered by sponsors, meaning that all the funds raised can go toward the KAC ministry.

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Stampede draws more than 100

More than 100 runners turned out Saturday morning for the annual Dublin Irish Stampede 10-5-2K race sponsored by the Dublin Lions Club in honor of National Dairy Month.

Awards were presented to top male and female runners in each age division, while funds raised from the event go toward the efforts of the Lions Club such as free eye exams for local students.

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Lions get All-District honors

Nine Dublin Lions received All-District honors this week, including three superlative recognitions.

Tim Teten was named Pitcher of the Year, Josh Hanes was Co-Offensive Player of the Year and Rayce Jackson was Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Angel Ramirez and Keith Wright made the first team for infield and first base, respectively. 

Blaize Leatherwood and Griffin Pickett were second team infield and outfield, respectively. 

Jared Ricks and Cameron Olvera received honorable mention. 


Lions finish historic run

Jacob Schubert pitches against Brock in the regional quarterfinals on Friday at Weatherford Junior College. Dublin lost 15-2.

The Lions’ baseball team finished the season with heart on Friday, falling to Brock 15-2 at Weatherford Junior College. 

“We lost to a great team in Brock,” coach Kellen Cervetto said. “We learned real fast what a championship caliber team — that is in the State Tournament every year — what they play like.”

The loss capped a historic season as the 21-year-old program earned its first ever Area title. 

“This season was a great lesson learned about not giving up and being patient,” Cervetto said. 

The historic season followed a slow start for the Lions. 

“It started after we lost to Brady in Brady,” Cervetto said. “Something sparked us, and we came alive the remainder of District. We were 2-11 and ended up going 13-12.”

This was the Lions third consecutive playoff run. In 2016, the Lions won Bi-District for the first time, then lost the Area round to Reagan County. 


LISD track girls take silver at state

The Lingleville High School girls relay team ended strong by placing second and fifth at the State track meet this weekend.

The team of Nicole Koke, Ilse DeBoer, Samantha Rodriguez and Selina Alvarado earned its silver in the 200-meter relay with a time of 1:48.56, narrowly finishing behind the first place time of 1:47.77.

“I’m extremely impressed and proud of how these girls performed,” Lingleville ISD Superintendent Curt Haley said. “They really have set the standard high for future years.”

They finished fifth in the 400-meter relay with 4:16.50 in a difficult heat as the first two finishers bested the 1A state record in the event (Blum, 4:08.30; Happy, 4:09.20).

The strong finish followed equally impressive performances at Regionals. They were the third best in the state in the 200-meter relay with 1:49.42 and broke the school’s record in the 400-meter with 4:13.03.


Lions score Area title

Hitting a new high for the school’s program, the Lion baseball team stole past Tolar for a two-game sweep of the Area title.  

The Dublin Lion baseball team is headed to Weatherford Junior College for the quarterfinal round of the Regional tournament Friday night at 7:30 against Brock. 

“It’s a high you can’t buy,” said Athletic Director Bob Cervetto of the win.

The historic playoff win last weekend is thanks in part to three RBIs hit by Keith Wright.

Tim Teten pitched the final out with bases loaded  on Saturday to seal the 6-4 victory. He struck out 66 percent of the batters he faced in the game. 

Teten, Cameron Olvera and Angel Ramirez also batted in a run each. 

Rayce Jackson hit three for three and stole twice, crossing home once.

In game one, the team won 5-4.


Athletes honored at banquet

More than 300 people crammed into the high school gym May 4 to honor the 2017-18 athletes for their accomplishments. 
Seniors Ethan Price and Joley Chisholm (pictured) won the Dublin Citizen Athletes of the Year, presented by Dublin Citizen Publisher Scott Dykowski.
The Fighting Heart award went to senior Tim Teten and sophomore Jordyn Ricks, presented by Athletic Director Bob Cervetto. 
Each player, including the cheerleaders and athlete student trainers, was recognized and all-district awards and academic all-district and all-state awards were presented.
Individual awards were given in each sport, as well. 

Mr. Team Offense: Josh Hanes and Jacob Stanley
Mr. Team Defense: Ethan Price and Jared Ricks
Mr. Special Teams: Jacob Stanley and Gabriel Renteria

MVP: Kyleigh Bamber and Jordyn Ricks
Defensive MVP: Hailey Ortega
Offensive MVP: Angelica Linan


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