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. 


Boys shock in Homecoming upset victory

Blake Porter looks to aid Billy Dale Mercer as he evades a Bosqueville defender Friday in the Lion’s upset victory.

After spoiling Breckenridge’s homecoming the week before, Dublin successfully defended its home turf Friday night, winning its own homecoming over Bosqueville, 45-26.

“It’s always nice to win homecoming,” head coach Bob Cervetto said of the upset. “I’m real excited about how we played in the second half. We played with intensity.”

Bosqueville’s turnovers added an advantage for Dublin in the second half, and the Lions were able to capitalize on that shift in momentum. 

Athlete of the week Josh Hanes had a great game at quarterback, scoring six touchdowns. He passed 13 of 21 for 219 yards, hitting the end zone twice. He rushed 100 yards across 17 carries, crossing the end zone four times. 

Dublin’s running backs, including senior Keith Wright, who rushed for 55 yards over nine carries, and junior Jacob Stanley, who ran 33 yards over seven carries, as well as sophomores Casyn Morton and Hagen Huffman, were huge offensive contributors. 


Lions beat Bucs for the first time

Friday night the Lions made history and earned their first win of the season by beating Breckenridge, 27-24.

In 11 meetings with the Buckaroos, beginning in 1921, Dublin has never conquered Breckenridge until this year. 

“That was a big game for us,” head coach Bob Cervetto said. “To beat them at their place, at a great stadium, that was great. I was very happy for our kids.”

The Lions earned statewide recognition as the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Army Values 3A Team of the Week for pulling off the upset. 

Cervetto said his team learned from the Teague game film last week that they are capable of playing competitively with the tough teams on their schedule. 
Friday night, they proved it. 

Against Teague, Dublin’s errors cost them, and they struggled to regain the momentum. Friday night the tables were turned as they not only quickly overcame their own mistakes, they also capitalized on the errors made their rattle opponents. 


Boys take first at first home meet

Dublin’s men’s cross country team won their home meet on Sept. 20.

Brent Stephen (above) took third overall in 19:10.56, followed by Angel Escobar in fourth in 19:39.14. 

The women’s team took third, with Joley Chisholm earning second in 13:20.15. 


Girls 1-1 in district

Dublin failed to upset the sitting District champions, Comanche, playing a very close four sets on Tuesday night. 

The Lady Lions dropped the first, third and fourth sets, 25-18, 25-23 and 25-23, winning the second 25-16.

“Coming in, we knew we had to play well,” head coach Ryan Lewis said. “Comanche won the District last year and had many players return from that team. We played some great defense and had the best service receive that we have probably had all year. The determining factor in the game came to our hitting and serving errors. We will keep working on minimizing the errors and push for a win on Saturday as we travel to Eastland.”

Addison Stout and Angelica Linan led in kills with 11 each. 

Joley Chisholm served four aces and made a whopping five blocks

Kyleigh Bamber made 24 of the teams 68 digs of the night. 

Jordyn Ricks made16 assists. Kylie Curtoys made 14.


Lady Lions in district prep

Athlete of the week Kyleigh Bamber pulls back for the kill in Dublin’s home game against state-ranked Peaster Tuesday night.

State-ranked Peaster beat the Dublin Lions Tuesday in three sets 25-11, 25-11 and 25-10. 

“The girls dug some hard hit balls and did a good job covering hitters on the block,” head coach Ryan Lewis said. “We have played some very good teams in the preseason.”

Bailey Noel led in kills for the night with three. Hailey Ortega made 13 digs. Joley Chisholm made three blocks. Jordyn Ricks made four assists. 

On Friday, the Lady Lions battled Clyde falling in three sets, 25-15, 25-22 and 25-16. 

“The girls made some great defensive plays against some strong hitters,” Lewis said. “Our hitting errors ended up being a big contributor to the loss.”

Noel made six kills. Kylie Curtoys scored two aces. Kyleigh Bamber made 11 digs. Ricks made seven assists. 

“All of these games have helped us prepare for this weekend,” Lewis said. “We are ready for District.”


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