This week’s Royse City sports roundup:
TRACK & FIELD
The Bulldogs’ final regular-season meet of the year was last Thursday’s Raider Relays at Sunnyvale, with Royse City’s only win coming in the boys’ 200-meter run, which saw Jarom Achou finish first in 22.36.
All top-five RCHS finishers in Sunnyvale:
200 — 1. Jarom Achou 22.36; 4. Logan Combs 23.45.
1600 — 3. Harley Branch 4:43.22.
4x200 — 2. Royse City (Quantrell Johnson, Dre Prox, Roderick Robertson, Frankie Sanchez) 1:34.40.
4x400 — 4. Royse City (Johnson, Robertson, Sanchez, Combs) 3:38.12.
VAULT — 4. Trace Dickey 11-0.
DISC — 2. Mario Deleon 118-11; 3. Ivan Deleon 111-11.
SHOT — 3. Jamie Cortez 42-1.
TEAM — 1. Kaufman 173, 2. Van Alstyne 108, 3. Sunnyvale 92, 5. Royse City 61.
100 — 4. Dejounae Lesli 13.23.
LONG JUMP — 5. Mayle Aguilar 14-2.5.
TRIPLE JUMP — 3. Aguilar 32-5.
VAULT — 4. Brooklyn Allison 8-0.
SHOT — 2. Jacqueline Quionez 33-5.
TEAM — 1. Kaufman 159.5; 2. Sunnyvale 151; 3. Forney 141; 6. Royse City 24.
Texas Relays qualifiers Michaela Travers and Kayla Hutchins skipped the Sunnyvale meet to travel to Austin, but neither made the finals in their specialty events. Travers was 12th-fastest in the 300-meter hurdles (45.53) while Hutchins was 17th in the girls triple jump (35-0.5).
The District 15-5A meet will be Thursday (preliminaries) and Saturday (finals) at Lucas Lovejoy.
The Lady Bulldogs (5-3, 13-5-1) had a break-even week, dropping a 5-4 decision at Lovejoy on Monday and following with a 22-0 win over winless West Mesquite on Thursday.
The loss at Lovejoy came when Royse City was touched for a run in the home sixth after tying the score with a three-run rally in the top of the inning.
Three RCHS pitchers combined on a three-inning no-hitter vs. West Mesquite, a team Royse City had beaten at home by 21-1. The big bats last week belonged to Brooke Johnson and Hadlee Patrick, each of whom had two hits and four RBI.
The ‘Dogs face two tough assignments this week as district leader Forney visited Royse City on Tuesday followed by a road game at Wylie East on Friday.
Two losses to Wylie East left the Bulldogs with a 3-3 record in District 15-5A and a 15-10 overall mark.
RCHS’ home game, played last Monday, was a pitchers’ battle with Bulldog Drayton Harris going all seven innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six, but still coming out second-best in a 3-1 defeat.
The game at Wylie East wasn’t close, as RCHS trailed 10-1 after two innings and saw the game called after four and one-half with the Raiders leading 14-4.
North Forney is this week’s opponent. The game at RCHS is Friday at 7:30.