This week’s Royse City sports roundup:
The Bulldogs (3-1, 16-7) shared first place in District 15-5A after splitting two games last week vs. Forney, winning 4-3 on the road and losing 7-0 at home as they were held to three hits by Jackrabbits pitcher Mason Englert.
In the win at Forney, left-hander Drayton Harris struck out eight to earn the victory while Joshua Hendricks led the offense with two hits.
This week’s opponent is Wylie East, with Thursday’s game at East scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The Lady Dogs (4-2, 12-4-1) bounced back from a 6-0 loss to Mesquite Poteet on Tuesday with a four-inning, 19-4 home win over Highland Park on Friday.
Poteet’s Mya Stevenson struck out 15 and limited RCHS to one hit. Big bats in the rout of Highland Park belonged to Mattie Atkins, with four hits, and Cassidi Mullen, who had four RBI.
Thursday night’s game at West Mesquite begins at 7 p.m.
TRACK & FIELD
Kayla Deal (girls high jump), Michaela Travers (girls 300 hurdles) and Dre Prox (boys long jump) brought home first-place medals from last week’s Princeton Relays. Deal was also the runner-up in the 400 meters for girls.
Against opposition from throughout the Metroplex at Saturday’s Jesuit-Sheaner Relays in Dallas, Travers was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 45.21 after running 44.50 in Princeton. Deal was seventh in the high jump (5-0) and Kayla Hutchins 10th in the girls triple jump (35-8).
This week’s meet is Thursday at Sunnyvale. Top-three finishers for RCHS at Princeton were:
400 — 2. Kayla Deal 59.40.
300H — 1. Michaela Travers 44.50.
4x200 — Royse City 1:47.70.
HIGH JUMP — 1. Deal 5-0.
TRIPLE JUMP — 2. Kayla Hutchins 36-9.
200 — 3. Jay Achou 22.90.
4x100 — 3. Royse City 43.50.
4x200 — 3. Royse City 1:32.70.
4x400 — 3. Royse City 3:45.97.
LONG JUMP — 1. Dre Prox 21-5.
DISC — 2. Ivan Deleon 130-8.
The RCHS boys and girls both ended their season short of the playoffs last week. The boys won 2-0 at Highland Park last Tuesday night behind goals from Miller McHaney and Yussef Hassan, but lost to Lovejoy on Senior Night at home, 4-0.
The girls were 6-0 losers vs. undefeated Highland Park in their final home match on Tuesday before closing at Lovejoy with a win, taking the penalty kick tie-breaker, 6-5, after the regulation game ended in a 1-1 tie.