Sports Recap Jan. 9-15



The varsity boys basketball team cheers as their team scores a point. They won against Mabank 48-39

Jaida Jones, Editor-In-Chief

Varsity boys basketball won against Mabank 48-39 last Tuesday, with junior varsity losing a close game 37 to 35, and the freshman boys won in overtime 31-29. Girls basketball saw a close defeat against Mabank 36-40, while JV won 31 to 25.

This was a total team effort,” boys basketball coach Christopher Grotemat said. “We shot the ball extremely well because of how unselfishly our team played.”

At the boy’s varsity game player Cole Collinsworth led the team, playing through an injury. Players Amare Baptist, Logan Dixon, Masen Ramsey, and Ryder Johnson helped lead the team to victory.

“We can compete for a district championship if we can cut down on turnovers,” Grotemat said. “And continue to play unselfish basketball.”

Lindale Eagles participated in the Red Raider Invitational Powerlifting meet Thursday with boys placing fourth overall and girls placing third. Kathleen Goodwin placed first in her weight class and was named “Most Outstanding lifter.” She finished with a squat of 330 lbs, a bench of 200 lbs, a deadlift of 350 lbs, and an overall total of 880 lbs.

“We hope to help as many athletes as possible reach both the Regional and State level of competition,” head powerlifting coach Jacob Alford said. “The goal is to win a regional championship.”

On the boy’s team, Drew Ragland finished in 1st place in his weight class with a squat of 525 lbs, a bench of 340 lbs, a deadlift of 500 lbs, and an overall total of 1365 lbs.

“I enjoy coaching powerlifting because you get to see athletes gain confidence and strength each and every week,” head powerlifting coach Jacob Alford said. “My favorite thing to see is when an athlete misses a lift, but then comes back and achieves their goal on the next try. You have to learn how to compete and be resilient in powerlifting.”