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The Paris Jr. High boys track teams competed at home Thursday evening. Both 7th and 8th grade boys teams finished 1st overall in each division. The following are the individual results from that meet:
7th Grade Boys
2400m - 6th place – Nathan Sessums
400m relay – 1st place - Dazreecious Mason, Montana Payne, Antonio Garcia, Donovan Williams
110m hurdles – 1st place - Montavius McCarty
2nd place – Jordan Furtch
3rd place – Nickolas Mitchell
800m run – 5th place – Parker Chapman
100m - 1st place – Donovan Williams
2nd place - Montavius McCarty
3rd place - Dazreccious Mason
400m - 2nd place - Kesus Hickson
300m hurdles – 2nd place - Montavius McCarty
4th place – Parker Chapman
5th place – Nicolas Mitchell
200m - 2nd place – Michael Godwin
6th place - Damontrey Ainsworth
1600m run – 4th place -Zachary DeLaGarza
1600m relay – 1st place – Antonio Garcia, Montana Payne, Jordan Furtch, Donovan Williams
800m relay – 2nd place – Antonio Garcia, Dazreecious Mason, Montana Payne, Jordan Furtch
Shot Put – 1st place - Jalen Easter
3rd place – Jesus Moreno
4th place – Michael Godwin
Discus – 1st place - Jalen Easter
2nd place – Michael Godwin
3rd place - Dezmon Tinajero
Pole Vault – 1st place - Jalen Easter
Triple Jump – 2nd place - Jordan Furtch
4th place - Dazreecious Mason
Long Jump – 3rd place – Donovan Williams
5th place – Jordan Furtch
High Jump – 1st place – Donovan Williams
2nd place – Montana Payne
6th place – Antonio Garcia
8th Grade Boys
2400 – 1st place – Christian Mitchell
6th place – Elijah Mackey
400m relay – 1st place - Jakerion Brown, Camron Washington, X’Tavous Young, Tadarrius Williams
110 hurdles – 3rd place – Dakota Payne
4th place - Rashad Black
800m - 2nd place - Jaylen Smith
100m - 2nd place - Jakerion Brown
4th place - X’Tavous Young
400m – 1st place – William Gaffney
5th place – Dakota Payne
300m hurdles – 3rd place - Jaylen Smith
5th place - Rashad Black
200m - 1st place - Tadarrius Williams
1600m - 1st place – Christian Mitchell
5th place – Seth Hudgins
1600m relay – 1st place - Jakerion Brown, Camron Washington, Dakota Payne, William Gaffney
800m relay – 1st place – William Gaffney, Camron Washington, Jalon Pipkins, Tadarrius Williams
Shot Put – 3rd place – Kenneth Tyler
5th place – Tyler Cole
6th place – Dalton Kee
Discus – 1st Place – Kenneth Tyler
4th place – Dalton Kee
6th place – Tyler Cole
Pole Vault – 3rd place – Dixon Grossnickle
5th place – Brendan Henry
Triple Jump – 1st place - Tadarrius Williams
4th place - Jaylen Smith
5th place - Rashad Black
Long Jump – 2nd place - Jakerion Brown
6th place - Rashad Black
High Jump – 2nd place - Jakerion Brown
3rd place - X’Tavous Young
6th place - Jalon Pipkins
7th grade results
400m relay – 2nd Place - Dazreecious Mason, Montana Payne, Antonio Garcia, Donovan Williams
110m hurdles – 1st Place - Montavius McCarty
5th Place – Nickolas Mitchell
6th Place – Jordan Furtch
800m run – 4th Place – Parker Chapman
100m dash – 2nd Place – Donovan Williams
6th Place - Dazreecious Mason
400m dash – 4th Place - Kesus Hickson
300m hurdles – 3rd Place - Parker Chapman
5th Place - Montavius McCarty
6th Place – Nickolas Mitchell
1600 m Relay – 2nd Place – Antonio Garcia, Montana Payne, Jordan Furtch, Donovan Williams
800 m Relay – 2nd – Antonio Garcia, Dazreecious Mason, Jordan Furtch, Montana Payne
Shot Put – 1st Place - Jalen Easter
2nd Place - Jesus Moreno
5th Place Michael Godwin
Discus – 1st Place - Jalen Easter
2nd Place - Dezmon Tinajero
3rd Place – Michael Godwin
Triple Jump – 5th Place – Jordan Furtch
6th Place – Montana Payne
Long Jump – 2nd Place - Donovan Williams
6th Place – Jordan Furtch
High Jump – 1st Place – Donovan Williams
2nd Place – Antonio Garcia
6th Place – Montana Payne
8th Grade Results
Disc- 2nd Place – Kenneth Tyler
Shot- 3rd Place - Kenneth Tyler
High Jump- two boys tied for 1st Place - Ja’kerion Brown, X’tavous Young
Long Jump- 2nd Place - Jakerion Brown
Triple Jump- 3rd Place - TaDarrius Williams
4th Place - Rashad Black
Pole Vault- 2nd Place - Dixon Grossnickle
2400 M Run- 2nd Place - Christian Mitchell
400m Relay- 2nd Place - Ja’kerion Brown, Camron Washington, X’Tavous Young, TaDarrius Williams
800 M Run- 1st Place -Jaylen Smith
110 Hurdles- 4th Place - Dakota Payne
6th Place - Rashad Black
100 M dash- 2nd Place - Jakerion Brown
4th Place - X’Tavous Young
5th Place - Kentavious Williams
800m Relay- 2nd Place – William Gaffney, Camron Washington, Jalon Pipkins, TaDarrius Williams
400 M Run- 2nd Place -William Gaffney
4th Place – DakotaPayne
300 Hurdles- 4th Place - Jaylen Smith
5th Place - Rashad Black
200 M Run- 2nd place – TaDarius Williams
6th Place - Kentavius Williams
1600 M Run- 2nd Place - Christian Mitchell
1600m Relay- 1st Place - Ja’kerion Brown, Camron Washington, X’Tavous Young, William Gaffney
HENDERSON, Texas – Corsicana head football coach Phil Castles has accepted the same position at Henderson, where he will replace Dickey Meeks, the Corsicana Daily Sun reported Wednesday.
The newspaper reported that Castles met Wednesday morning with the Corsicana football players and informed them that he had accepted the job at Henderson.
The Henderson ISD released a statement late Wednesday morning confirming that Castles will be recommended by Superintendent Keith Boles to a noon meeting of the Henderson board of trustees on Monday.
Meeks resigned last month to become head coach at Pittsburg, replacing former Clarksville and Honey Grove coach Robert Manley.
Castles is a Kilgore native with 22 years of coaching experience, including being the athletic director and head football coach at Elysian Fields and Chapel Hill. He is currently assistant athletic director and head football coach at Corsicana.
In his four years at Corsicana, Castles has a record of 30-19 and has led the Tigers to four playoff appearances and a state semifinal appearance in 2011.
Meeks announced last month he had accepted the head coaching job at Pittsburg, which plays in District 13-3A along with Paris, North Lamar, Liberty-Eylau, Atlanta and Pleasant Grove.
Meeks has a career record of 236-173-7, with most of the wins coming in East Texas at Chapel Hill, Pine Tree, Mount Vernon and Henderson. He was also a head coach in Louisiana.
Meeks won a Class 4A state title in 1989 at Chapel Hill. After coaching at Pine Tree and Mount Vernon, he took over at Henderson and went 44-39, winning the Class 3A Division I state championship by beating Chapel Hill in 2010.
Meeks takes over a Pittsburg program that went 40-28 in six seasons under Manley.
Manley resigned in December as athletic director and head coach at Pittsburg, which was 2-8 last season, including 1-4 in district play. Overall, during his time at Pittsburg, Clarksville and Honey Grove, Manley is 112-70.
Among the powerhouse members of Region III-4A Swimming and Diving Teams, Paris High swimmers broke 6 school records and took 9th and 12th place titles at the Championship Meet held Saturday at Frisco ISD Natatorium.
Region III is widely considered one the strongest in the state, with several Dallas area 4-A schools that routinely produce multiple state qualifiers. Highland Park won the women’s division, while Frisco Wakeland secured the men’s. Paris trailed District 10-4A rival, Prosper, by a mere 0.5 point to finish 9th out of 23 teams in the men’s division.
In a race decided by mere hundredths of a second, senior Bentley Gilbert placed 3rd in a blistering final heat of the 100-yard freestyle, a single-heat now known to have qualified 5 of the 16 state finalists in that event. His time of 47.63 claimed one of the ten fastest among all Texas 4-A Regional Championships this year. It shatters his own school record and precedes a shot at the State Championship on February 22-23 in Austin. In a similarly competitive 50-free final, Gilbert placed 6th and improved his own school record with a time of 21.91.
Gilbert was also a member of the Wildcats’ record-setting 200-medley and 400-freestyle relay teams. Other relay team members were senior Sam Hudgins, junior Jeremy Brown, and sophomore Scott Gilbert in both events. All members repeatedly improved individual split times, contributing to the record-setting performances. The group has held, and continually improved upon, the PHS 200-medley relay record-time held since last year. Their 6th-place finish in the 400-freestyle relay shattered the previous school record by more than 5 seconds. The old record was set by Ben Donnan, Nick McDowra, Josh Weger, and Seth Clifford in 2001.
Following strong performances in the district championships, additional wildcat regional competitors were sophomore Dakota Rushing, junior Kevin Weathers, freshman Jeffery White, and sophomore Kaileb Williamson in the 200-freestyle relay. White also displayed accomplished talent in the breaststroke, as did Williamson in the distance freestyle individual events.
On the women’s side, senior Natalie Lane improved on her record-setting district performance by further securing the PHS women’s 100-yard freestyle record at 59.80, and essentially repeated her prior record-time held in the 50-freestyle. Lane, and senior classmate Kaley Coston also helped secure an 8th and 9th place finish for team relay events. Other relay team members were sophomore Avery Clement, and junior Sarah Mann who both provided superb split times in both events. The team consistently improved and threatened a 7th school record during the meet. In addition to relay contributions, Sarah Mann clobbered her own previous school record with a time of 5:59.70 in the 500-freestyle.
Also following strong performances in the district championships, additional Ladycat regional competitors were senior Sarah Croushore, and very promising freshman teammates: Cheyenne Plummer, Shikha Prakash, Shreya Singh and Zoie Young.
Team members that wrapped-up the 2012-2013 season prior to regional competition include sophomore Danielle Calloway, freshman Ryan Calloway, and freshman Hayden McFadden. All swim team members, including those not appearing in regional competition, have been apart of a highly successful season, and are commended for their hard work, commitment and contributions. Special appreciation to parents and everyone who has helped support PHS Swimming.
The Paris High team was coached by Seanda Gilbert, who replaced long-time coach Dave Dillon (now at Frisco Liberty).