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Lady Tigers clinch playoff spot

By Bill Kelly
The Dalhart Texan

The Hartley Lady Tigers remained in first place in District 3-1A, clinching a playoff spot last week with wins over Wildorado and Pringle- Morse.

Hartley played Wildorado at home on Wednesday January 25, delaying the game a day due to weather. The first quarter turned out to be a draw between the two teams. Danielle Sybesma scored eight points for Hartley, and Maricela Soto added two points. The score was tied 10-10 as the first period ended.

The Lady Mustangs took the lead in the second quarter, outscoring Hartley by two points. Ana Mota hit two threes for Hartley, and Sybesma scored two points while Soto hit a free throw. At halftime the score was 21-19 in favor of Wildorado.

Wildorado expanded the lead slightly during the third quarter, putting eight points on the board while Hartley scored seven. Judith Sanchez drained two threes for the Lady Tigers, and Sybesma hit a free throw. Wildorado held a 29-26 lead as the third period came to a close.

The Lady Tigers came back in the fourth quarter to win the game, outscoring Wildorado by four points in the final period. Destiny Mariscal put in a threepointer and led the team with five points. Mota and Sybesma each scored three points in the fourth, and Hartley won the game by a final of 37-36.

Sybesma led the team with 14 points, and Mota scored nine points for the Lady Tigers.

Hartley played Pringle-Morse on the road on Friday January 27. The Lady Tigers used a huge first quarter to take command of the game. Hartley played stifling defense in the first, holding the Lady Cougars to two free throws in the stanza. Mota nailed two threes and led the team with eight points. Soto also hit a three and scored five points, and Destiny Mariscal hit a three as well while Sybesma and Sanchez each had two points. Hartley led 21-2 as the first period ended, and were just two points away from scoring more than Pringle-Morse scored for the entire game.

Pringle-Morse closed the gap a little in the second quarter. Soto hit another three during the second, and Sybesma added two points. Pringle- Morse outscored Hartley 12-5 in the period, and at halftime the score was 26- 14 in Hartley’s favor.

The Lady Tigers expanded the lead in the third quarter, once again playing tough defense and holding the Lady Cougars to two points. Sybesma led the team with seven points, and Destiny Mariscal hit a three while Mylei Perez added two points. Hartley’s lead was 38-16 as the third period came to an end.

Hartley closed out the game in the final quarter, outscoring the Lady Cougars 9-6. Nizhoni Campos put in a threepointer for Hartley, and Khloe Mariscal, Destiny Mariscal and Mota each scored two points. Hartley won the game by a score of 47-22.

Sybesma led the team with 11 points, and Mota scored 10 points.

Hartley played Adrian on Tuesday January 31, and won the game easily, scoring as many points in the first quarter as Adrian scored for the entire game. Hartley led 25-9 at halftime, and won the game by a final score of 48-13. Meanwhile, Texline beat Pringle-Morse on January 31 by a score of 55-43. Hartley is now 6-1, and has clinched a playoff spot. Texline is 5-1 and in second place, and has also clinched a playoff spot. Wildorado is in third place at 4-2, Pringle-Morse is in fourth place at 2-5, and Adrian is 0-7.

Texline will play Wildorado tonight at home, and plays Hartley at home on Tuesday February 7. Hartley was scheduled to play Channing tonight, but the Channing girls no longer have enough players for a team. Playoff seeding will depend on the outcome of these games.

 

Wolves, Lady Wolves host Dalhart Invitational

By Bill Kelly
The Dalhart Texan

The Dalhart High powerlifting teams continued the 2023 season at home, hosting seven other schools at the Dalhart Invitational. A total of 15 lifters were able to qualify with all three of their lifts for the Dalhart teams.

The Dalhart boys placed second overall with 36 points, just one point behind Friona for first place. Ben Turner won first place in the Super Heavy Weight class for the second straight week, lifting a total of 1,520 pounds, an improvement of 35 pounds from the previous week. Turner cleared 635 in the squat, 370 pounds in the bench press, and 515 pounds in the deadlift. He is currently ranked first in the region for the Super Heavy Weight class in Dalhart’s division, and third in the state.

Kason Holt won first place in the 198-lb. class, lifting 1,400 pounds, 55 more than last week. Holt cleared 580 in the squat, 320 pounds in the bench press, and 500 in the deadlift. He is currently ranked first in the region and ninth in the state in his weight class.

Fabio Perez won first place in the 165-lb. class with a total of 1,025 pounds. He cleared 375 in the squat, 275 pounds in the bench press and 375 in the deadlift. Perez is currently tied for 10th in the region.

Drew Fisher placed second in the 242-lb. class, lifting a total of 1,165 pounds, 95 pounds more than he cleared in Perryton. Fisher cleared 425 in the squat, 320 in the bench press, and 420 pounds in the deadlift. He moved up from eighth to seventh in the regional standings.

Ethan Davila placed third in the 275-lb. class with a total of 1,220 pounds, 35 pounds more than last week. He cleared 425 pounds in the squat, 320 in the bench press, and 420 pounds in the deadlift. Davila is ranked 10th in the region, moving up from 11th.

Orbin Hernandez placed third in the 198-lb. class with 1,175 pounds total, 65 more than the previous meet. He cleared 470 in the squat, 285 in the bench press, and 420 in the deadlift. Alex Penton placed fourth in the 198-lb. class with a total of 1,150 pounds, an improvement of 10 pounds. Penton cleared 450 pounds in the squat, 260 in the bench press, and 440 in the deadlift. Hernandez is currently ranked seventh in the region and Penton is ranked 10th. Hernandez moved up seven places from last week. Cole

Kelso placed third in the 132-lb. class by lifting a total of 805 pounds. He cleared 295 in the squat, 180 in the bench press, and 330 pounds in the deadlift. Kelso is currently ranked 11th in the region in his weight class. Thadeus Blanco placed fourth in the 220-lb. class, lifting a total of 1,105 pounds, 25 pounds more than the previous meet. He cleared 425 in the squat, 280 in the bench press, and 400 in the deadlift. Blanco is ranked ninth in the region.

Juan Lopez placed sixth in the 181-lb. class with a total of 970 pounds, an improvement of 35 pounds. He cleared 375 pounds in the squat, 250 in the bench press, and 345 in the deadlift. Joseph Gaines placed seventh in the 181-lb. class by lifting 875 pounds total, improving by 15 pounds over the previous meet. Gaines cleared 345 in the squat, 205 pounds in the bench press, and 325 in the deadlift.

Kade Speers and Lane Hoppe tied for seventh place in the 148-lb. class, each lifting a total of 900 pounds, an improvement of 40 pounds for Speers and 35 pounds for Hoppe. Speers was awarded seventh due to weighing slightly less on the day of the meet. Speers cleared 335 pounds in the squat, 200 pounds in the bench press, and 365 in the deadlift. Hoppe cleared 335 in the squat, 235 in the bench press, and 330 pounds in the deadlift.

The Lady Wolves had two lifters at the meet. Elexia Dominguez placed second in the 132-lb. class with a total of 655 pounds, 20 pounds more than the previous meet. She cleared 250 pounds in the squat, 135 pounds in the bench press, and 270 pounds in the deadlift. Jenna Pedraza placed fifth in the 132- lb. class, lifting a total of 610 pounds, which was also an improvement of 20 pounds. Pedraza cleared 255 in the squat, 120 pounds in the bench press, and 235 pounds in the deadlift. Dominguez is currently ranked second in the region and Pedraza is tied for fifth in the region.

The Dalhart powerlifters will compete in Dumas tomorrow, Saturday February 4.