On February 17 & 18 at Sulphur Springs Country Club in the District Preview Golf Tournament Liesia found herself out of the top 10 shooting an 85 on Friday. However, on Saturday Liesia came back with an even par 72 to finish 4th. That same day she had two coaches from Drury University there watching her and immediately after the round they verbally offered her a full golf scholarship.
On February 24 & 25 at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco at the Regional Preview Tournament Liesia fired a 79 Friday on a cold windy day. Saturday with the temperature in the high 30’s and low 40’s most of the morning Liesia struggled the front nine shooting 43 holding only a 2 shot lead over a girl from Wylie. Holes 16, 17 and 18 Liesia went birdie, birdie and par while the Wylie girl had bogeys on all three holes. Liesia shot 37 on the back nine and won the tournament. Liesia’s next tournament is Monday, March 6th at Dallas Athletic Club.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The varsity team lost to the Lakeview squad 62-55 in a game that was a lot closer than the score indicated. It was a great game from the start and the team showed true grit and toughness throughout. The Varsity was led in scoring by John Milton with 19 points followed by 12 points apiece from Aaron Sanders and Anthony McGee. Coach Curts is proud of the way the varsity went out and battled and played as a team.
JV Boys Basketball
The JV Skeeters beat a tough Lakeview Patriots basketball team on Saturday evening 46-44. The Skeeters were up 27-20 when the Patriots in the third quarter went on a 19-0 run the take a 39-27 lead and was up 43-28 with 5:05seconds left in the ball game. The JV team stayed the course and believed in each other and ended the game on a 18-1 run to come away victorious. I am extremely proud of these young men and the way they did not give up. The JV Skeeters were led by Jordan Stenson with 15 points, 4 steals, LT Tuner with 10 points, 4 offensive rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assist, and Kevon Cooper with 5 points and game high 12 rebounds. The JV squad had won the last 5 of 6 games.
The freshman A team lost to an undefeated Lakeview A team 69-59 in a hard fought game. The freshman team was led in scoring by Charles Jordan with 17 points, 3 assist on 5-12 from three-point range, Diandre Heath 12 points, 6 steals, 4 rebounds, 4 assist and Charles Washington with 6 rebounds and 4 assist. The B team beat the Patriots B team 59-35. The Skeeters will be in action tomorrow night vs. the Duncanville Panthers @ Duncanville High School.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The varsity boys’ basketball team are off to fast start with a 6-3 overall record this season. Over the Thanksgiving break the varsity boys team went 3-1 in the Frisco Lone Star Shootout beating the host team Frisco Lone Star, Oklahoma City Storm, the Desoto Eagles for the second year in a row and losing the final game to Frisco Heritage. Over the weekend the varsity participated in the Bob Stras Jesuit Tournament @ Jesuit High School. On last Thursday the varsity Skeeters beat Frisco Lone Star 54-51 in overtime led by 23 points from Anthony McGee, beat Irving MacArthur 68- 56 led by 29 points from Anthony McGee with 19 points coming in the second quarter and 12 points from Felix Benson. The Skeeters played a tough Waco Midway Team in the Championship game and played well throughout but came up short a little short in a 55-50 loss. McGee once again the led the team in scoring pacing the Skeeters with 18 points followed by 13 from John Milton. Aaron Sanders and Anthony McGee were named to the All-tournament team. Please congratulate these two young men if you have them in class. Coach Curts is proud of the way the varsity went out and battled and played hard throughout this entire tournament.
JV Boys Basketball
The JV Skeeters beat Plano Vines last Monday 64-50 @ Vines High School. The Skeeters were led by Cody Leblanc with 23 points, 5 assist, Maurice Stallworth with 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assist, and 2 steals, and Shawn Suberu with 7 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Over the weekend the JV Skeeters played in their annual tournament @ MHS. In the first game the Skeeters beat a pesky St. Marks team 60-51 and were led 18 points, 3 assist, 2 steals from Cody Leblanc, followed by Jonathan Lott with 15 points on 5-11 from 3-point range and Shawn Suberu with 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks. In Friday night’s game the JV Skeeters shot a blistering 15-23 from behind the arch to beat the Lincoln Tigers JV 69-37. It was a total team effort. In this game the Skeeters were led by Jonathan Lott with 18 points on 6-9 from three-point range, 11 points, 8 assist, 2 steals from Cody Leblanc, 9 points, 4 steals, 3 assist from Jordan Stenson, Shawn Suberu with 9 rebounds, 6 blocked shots and 9 points on 3-4 three pointers from Athian Woul. In the Championship game the Skeeters lost a heart breaker to the Rockwall Heath Hawks 53-51. It was back and forth the entire game. The Skeeters were led by 25 points on 7-11 threes from Cody LeBlanc to go along with 8 assist, and 6 turnovers. Kevon Cooper had 8 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, followed by 7 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks from Shawn Suberu.
The freshman A team played in the Championship game as well over at West Mesquite High School. They beat St. Marks 66-45, beat JJ Pearce 48-39 and lost in the Championship game to Dallas Lincoln 36-30. Coach Irvin was very pleased with his team’s effort throughout the tourney. All four teams will be back in action this Saturday vs. the state ranked Lakeview Patriots at Lakeview High School. Game times are Freshman A 12:00 B 1:45 JV 12:30 Varsity 2:00. I would like to send a special shout out to Robert Howig, Todd Ritter, Genny Sales, Lynda Ritter for making the JV tournament a success once again.
The Mesquite Skeeters Varsity Football team took on the Rockwall Yellowjackets in last Friday’s game at Hanby Stadium.
The Skeeter’s came into their senior night desperate for a win to send their graduating off on the right note.
As the 1st quarter kicked off the game began in a very competitive fashion with the Skeeters and the Yellowjackets going back and forth on the scoreboard. The 1st quarter ended with the game in Rockwall’s favor 10 to 7.
The 2nd quarter was completely one sided with Rockwall putting up 13 unanswered points on the board and taking a 23-7 lead.
As halftime came and went the Skeeters turned up for the 3rd quarter and put 14 points compared to the Yellowjackets 7.
The 4th quarter was a less exciting experience with the Skeeters only being able to put up 6 points. The Yellowjackets lit up the Skeeter defense and were able to put up 17 points on them.
The final score was 47-27 with the Yellowjackets winning dominantly.
The Mesquite Skeeter Varsity boys football team took on the Tyler Lee Raiders in Friday nights game at Hanby Stadium in a thrilling game.
The Skeeters game into the game looking to change their luck after a narrow loss to John Tyler in last Fridays game.
As the game began the Skeeters dominated the 1st quarter putting up 14 points on the board and only allowing Lee to get 1 touchdown on the board.
The 2nd quarter was much more dynamic with the Skeeters putting up another 14 points on the board and Tyler Lee battling back and adding 21 points of their own.
As halftime came the score was Mesquite 28, Tyler Lee 28.
Tyler Lee took a more dominate stance in the game during the 3rd quarter by putting 14 points up and only allowing the Skeeters to add one touchdown to their effort.
The 4th quarter was thrilling, with both teams adding 14 points onto the board leaving the game 56-49 with Tyler Lee in the lead and 1 minute 34 seconds left on the clock. As the Skeeters took what would most likely be their last possession Quarterback, Anthony Tennison, was prepared to lead his team on one final drive.
With a spectacular catch from Running Back, Chance Fisher the Skeeters were on the 4 yard line with 36 seconds left on the clock. With one tough push, Fisher was into the endzone and the Skeeters had the decision to kick the tying field goal or go for the instant win by going for two.
Mesquite decided to put their chances in fate and go for the instant win on a handoff to Fisher who pounded into the endzone for the two-point conversion.
The game ended Mesquite 57, Tyler Lee 56.
The Skeeters face Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath this Friday at 7:30.
We Are Maroon!
The Mesquite Skeeters Varsity Football team took on the John Tyler Lions in last Friday’s game in Tyler.
The Skeeters came into the game low on confidence after a defeat to the John Horn Jaguars.
As the game began the Skeeters and Lions went back and forth, each team having their chances and opportunities on offense and also when defending. The Skeeters were able to put 7 points on the board first but John Tyler followed shortly after, tying the game up 7-7.
As the 2nd quarter began, John Tyler was shut out by the Skeeters defense and were unable to score. Mesquites offense was able to capitalize on this and put another touchdown on the board, taking the lead 14-7.
The 3rd quarter kicked off and John Tyler came out swinging, putting up one touchdown and two field goals in the quarter and taking the lead 20-14 and carrying this lead into the 4th quarter.
The 4th quarter was shut out for both sides, with neither team being able to put any points on the board.
The Skeeters have a bye this week and do not play again until homecoming week against Tyler Lee at Hanby Stadium.
The Mesquite Skeeters Varsity Football team took on the John Horn Jaguars at Memorial Stadium on Friday, September 23rd.
The Skeeters came into the game 2-2 after a heartbreaking loss to rivals North Mesquite, and were looking to pick themselves up and move forward with a victory.
The game began swiftly for the Skeeters with an immediate touchdown. The Jaguars responded nearly as quick putting up a touchdown of their own and tying the game 7-7.
The Jaguars came into the 2nd quarter on fire putting up 21 points compared to the Skeeters 10 points in response.
As halftime came and went it was Horns game 28-17.
The 2nd half began and Horn once again was dominate, putting up 14 points in the 3rd quarter and shutting down the Skeeters offense completely.
This ended up being the dagger into the Skeeters confidence, with them only being allowed to score one touchdown in the 4th quarter.
The game ended with Horn being victorious 49-24.
The Skeeters take on the John Tyler Lions on Friday, September 30th at John Tyler.
The Mesquite Skeeter Varsity football team took on the North Mesquite Stallions on Friday, September 16th, at Memorial Stadium in an intense rivalry match up.
The Skeeters came into the game with high energy and were excited to take on their cross-city rivals.
The game began with the Skeeters once again putting up a fantastic 1st quarter, putting up 10 points on the board while shutting the Stallion offense down. The Skeeters continued their high attacking offense in the 2nd quarter by putting up another touchdown. Although on the defensive side of the ball the Skeeters weren’t as successful allowing the Stallions to put two touchdowns on the board.
As halftime came around the Skeeters led the Stallions 17-14.
The Stallions shut out the Skeeters in the 3rd putting up 14 more points on the board and keeping the Skeeters shutout.
The 4th quarter was an exciting one, with the Skeeters attempting to battle back from a 17-28 deficit. The Skeeter put up a touchdown with Junior receiver, Carlos Aguilar, taking the ball into the endzone. After completing the 2-point conversion the score was now 25-28, with the Stallions holding onto a slight lead.
The score would remain the same during the final 2 minutes of the game to have North Mesquite winning the game 25-28.
The Skeeters take on the Horn Jaguars this coming Friday, September 23, at Memorial Stadium.
Come out and support our boys as they attempt to get that win and become 1-1 in district play!
The following young men were selected by the coaches in 10-6A as all district,
Offensive Player of the Year- Bryson Robinson, Senior- Bryson led the Skeeters in scoring, 2nd in rebounds, 2nd in assist, 1st in 3 point shots made and attempted. He will be playing in the Metroplex 24 all star game on May 21 at Cedar Hill High School. Bryson went over the 1,000 points mark for his career this season as well. He received his first offer from East Central Oklahoma and should have a few more to come.
1st Team All District- Jordan King, Senior- Jordan bounced back to have a nice season after breaking his leg and missing the entire 2014-2015 season. He led the Skeeters in assist and his floor leadership will be greatly missed.
1st Team All District- Anthony McGee, Junior- Anthony had a nice junior season this past year and he was second on the team in three pointers made and attempted and will be called upon to have a even greater role on the team next year.
Please congratulate these young men for their hard work and dedication.
The varsity basketball team won a nail biter last night in the Bi-District round of the state playoffs vs. the Dallas Jesuit Rangers 57-56 in overtime. The Skeeters were down most of the game but stayed the course and continued to fight the entire contest.
It was a heck of a game and both teams competed to the very end. The Skeeters were led by Bryson Robinson with a game high 29 points, Anthony McGee with 11 points on 3-6 from 3 point range, John Milton with 10 points, 13 rebounds, and Daniel Thomas-Ray with 4 points and 7 rebounds. Robinson’s free throw in OT was the game winner.
The Skeeters move on to the area round where they will face the Rowlett Eagles on Friday night @ Lake Highlands Basketball Complex on the campus of LH High School.
The game time is 7:30 p.m. Please come out and support our players on Friday night vs. a tough Rowlett team.