Gonzales 7th A spikers win first in own tourney

The Gonzales junior high volleyball teams hosted a tournament on Sept. 27.
The Gonzales 7th A team took first place in their division with a 25-19, 15-25 and 25-19 win over Luling.  They played Lockhart in the championship game, winning 25-19 and 25-17. Coaches of the 7th A team are Sahara Bragner and Jeannie Mojica.
The 8th A team came in runner up, opening with a 2-1 (25-1, 20-25, 15-5) win over Luling and falling to Lockhart 16-25, 25-18 and 15-9.
Gonzales 8th A players winning All-Tournament Team honors were Kayley Martinez, Maura Garcia and Chelsea Hastings.
•Local junior high cross-country teams ran in the Weimar meet on Sept. 27
St. Paul took first in the junior high girls’ race with 39 points, Gonzales was fourth with 157, Nixon-Smiley was sixth with 217 and Shiner was seventh in 243. Yoakum was No. 10 with 348.
Paige Brown led S.t Paul with a 13:56 finish for fifth and following her was Bailey Blair (14:00) and Hope Kapavik (14:10). Julianna Davis was No. 10 in 14:06.06, Riley Johnson followed in 14:16.34; Maci Grabarkavietz was No. 14 in 14:21, Trinity Garza was No. 16 with 14:45, Sadie Mikes was No. 32 in 15:50, Delynn Pesek followed in 15:55, Rebecca Wagner was No. 35 in 16:05, Catheran Brown was No. 37 in 16:14,  Lauren Kubenka was No. 39 in 16:24, Grace Morgan was No. 49 in 16:49, Hannah Timmons was No. 51 in 16:54, Gracee Provee was No. 56 in 17:04, Monington Clark was No. 61 in 17:41, Gracie Pilat was No. 72 in 18:17, Seryna Garza was No. 81 in 19:01, Holly Hull was No. 83 in 19:10, Taylor Wauson was No. 87 in 19:22 and Halle Pilat was No. 112 in 23:10.
For Gonzales, Veronica Moreno was ninth in 14:13, Maraia Mathis was No. 19 in 14:51, Madison Blundell was No. 41 in 16:28, Crystal was No. 43 in 16:36.12, Mayra Granandos was No. 45 with 16:44, Bela Rodriguez was No. 63 in 17:47, Patricia Galvan was No. 65 in 17:55, Emily Moreno followed in 17:57, Evelyn Olalde was No. 79 in 18:46, Bethany Gayton was No. 86 in 19:19, Madison Amaro was No. 89 in 19:32, Allison was No. 91 in 19:33.91, Trinity James was No. 102 in 20:59, Ashley Pekar was No. 107 in 21:52, Courey King followed in 22:16, Wendy was No. 111 in 23:04, Jacey Hendricks was No. 113 in 23:21, Skylian Williams was No. 115 in 24:02, Kayla Estrada was No. 117 in 25:30, Alicia Ramirez followed in 25:31 and Vioteta Llamas was behind her in 25:47, Mikala Klaim was No. 120 in 29:08, Priscilla Angel followed in 29:16 and behind her was Jayliyah (29:20) and Regan Roberto (31:21.
Luling had Celina Hernandez who was first overall with 13:13.
For Nixon-Smiley, Lilibert Torres was No. 17 in 14:48, Kaelyn Moore was No. 34 in 16:04, Autumn Rodriguez was No. 36 in 16:07, Laila Alvarez was No. 42 in 16:35, Kiara Cerna was No. 88 in 19:27 and Megan Garcia was No. 93 in 19:46.
For Shiner, Sarah Tronicek was eighth in 14:12, Kaitlynn Cowan was No. 48 in 16:48, Malorie Harvey was No. 52 in 16:56, Isabella Martinez was No. 55 in 17:03 and Jamie Jalfuka was No. 80 with 19:00.
For Yoakum’s junior high girls, Kassandra Morales was No. 40 in 16:25, Kacee Fink was No.  68 in 18:06, Natalie Ceja was No. 70 in 18:07.84, Gabrielle Moreno was No. 73 in 18:22, Lindsee Clifford was No. 97 in 20:29 and Haley Alonzo was No. 109 in 22:46.
In the boys’ junior high race, Luling was runner up with 68 points, St. Paul was fourth with 160, Shiner was sixth with 212, Gonzales followed with 226 and Yoakum was No. 10 with 296.
Luling had Thomas Roberts come in second in 11:40, Javier Castillo was sixth in 12:18,  Edwin Delmudio was eighth in 12:28, Aden Gonzales was No. 12 in 12:46.12 and Will Calloway was No. 40 in 14:02.
Noah Boedeker led St. Paul with a No. 13 finish in 12:46.66. Walker Jackson was No. 26 in 13:24.62, Sam Benes was No. 44 in 14:11.56, Jacob Spann was No. 63 in 15:23, Peyton Brown was No. 78 in 16:29, Jeffrey Decou was No. 93 in 18:33 and Jake Yackel followed in 18:46.
For Gonzales, Mason Richter was No. 25 in 13:24.1, Keisey was No. 38 in 14:00.44, Antonio Hernandez was No. 51 in 14:25, Fernando was No. 54 in 14:41, Jason Hernandez was No. 58 in 15:08, David was No. 95 in 18:53, Kyle Krum was No. 105 in 22:55 and Dominic Vega followed in 22:59.
For Shiner, Hunter Kloesel was No. 28 in 13:38, Devin Lenert was No. 30 in 13:46, Aidan Seibert was No. 34 in 13:56, Tank Moore was No. 55 in 14:43, Hector Cruz was No. 65 in 15:39, Francisco Cruz was No. 90 in 18:11, Edward Cruz was No. 92 in 18:32 and Mason Davis was No. 97 in 19:08.03.
For Yoakum, David Oviedo was No. 10 in 12:34, Robert Acuavera was No. 64 in 15:31, John Sanchez was No. 68 in 16:08, Humberto Briseno was No. 72 in 16:18, Cutter Braun was No. 82 in 16:53 and Matt Eggemeyer was No. 89 in 17:29.97.
Nixon-Smiley athletes Jesus Vasquez was seventh in 12:22 and Peston Domingiez was No. 57 in 15:03.