This week’s Royse City sports roundup:
TRACK & FIELD
Royse City’s track teams found some success at last week’s Cotton Ford Relays in Greenville, as the RCHS girls posted 112 points, putting them at the top of a nine-team field, with the boys’ 74 points good for second place.
Field events were cancelled due to rainy weather.
The Lady Bulldogs’ Michaela Travers was a double individual winner, taking both the 800 meters and 300-meter hurdles.
Harley Branch won twice in the boys meet, finishing first at both 800 and 1,600 meters.
Top-three finishers for Royse City were:
800 — 1. Harley Branch 2:09.53;
1600 — 1. Branch 4:57.93; 2. Robert Hammond 5:01.85;
3200 — 1. Hammond 11:14.56;
4x100 — 2. Royse City 44.73;
4x200 — 1. Royse City 1:33.18.
100 — 1. Kayla Hutchins 13.01, 3. Gabrielle Geer 13.25;
200 — 2. Hutchins 27.38, 3. Hannah Schutz 27.50;
400 — 1. Kayla Deal 1:01.44;
800 — 1. Michaela Travers 2:36.15;
300H — 1. Travers 45.84;
4x200 — 1. Royse City 1:49.56;
4x400 — 2. Royse City 4:17.89.
The RCHS girls remained in playoff contention with a 1-1 week, winning at Forney (2-1) and then losing at home vs. Wylie East (2-0). Only two home games remain, Friday night against Mesquite Poteet and Tuesday night vs. Highland Park, when seniors will be recognized in pregame ceremonies.
Late-season struggles continued for the boys, who dropped games to Forney (2-0) and Wylie East (1-0).
The Bulldogs play at Mesquite Poteet Friday and at Highland Park on Tuesday before closing the regular season at home vs. Lucas Lovejoy on March 16, which will be Senior Night.
Two weeks of tournaments have left the Bulldogs with a 5-4 record going into their final tournament, which begins Thursday at Lake Highlands. District games begin next Tuesday night with a home date vs. West Mesquite.
The Lady ‘Dogs are 8-2-1 following a 3-0-1 performance in last weekend’s Canton Invitational tournament. District play in softball began at home on Tuesday night, with West Mesquite the opponent.
On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs visit Forney, a state semifinalist last year and the preseason district title favorite this season.