Commissioners give local athletes ‘their day’
Commissioners Court held a special meeting Tuesday at 4 p.m. to honor local school athletes winning at the State Level.
Athletes represented Vidor, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, West Orange-Stark and Community Christian Schools. It was also acknowledged the Bridge City Cardinals are still in play-offs and there could possibly be another ceremony at a later date if the Cardinals become State Champs in Baseball.
Each athlete received a proclamation signed by each member of the Commissioners Court.
Bethani Duncan of Vidor was acknowledged as a four time 4-A State Champion, four time National Champion and a one time WPC World Champion in powerlifting among other titles. She holds multiple State, National and World Records.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Hayden Reed won the Texas 4-A Championship in Discus and Shot with distances of 186 feet 3 inches and 62 feet 8 3/4 inches respectively.
Community Christian School had several athletes honored with State Championships in Texas 1-A TAPPS division. Ethan Berwick won the High Jump at 5 feet and 10 inches.
The golf team of Ryan Whitten, Tyler Whitten, Matthew McAfee, Aaron Frazier and Gary Bell claimed the State Championship with a two-round total of 743, winning by 58 strokes.
Mathew McAfee and Brett Foster are the State Champions in Tennis Doubles. This was their second State win in a row.
West Orange-Stark not only won the State 3-A Track Meet for the third year in a row, but also broke two records. Members of the winning 4×100 relay which claimed an new record of 40.89 are Edward Ivory, Justin Thomas, Phillip Jones and Mark Roberts.
The 4×200 relay also broke the state record with a time of 1:25.86. Members of the relay team are Mark Roberts, Edward Ivory, Justin Thomas and Phillip Jones.
Edward Ivory was 3rd in the 100 meters, Justin Thomas was 1st in the 200 meters running a time of 21:29 and Colin Janice was 2nd in the 400 meters with a personal best of 48:76.
Head Track Coach Toby Foreman was named State Coach of the Year.
Two Mustangs are also State Powerlifting Champs. Britton Lindsey won the 165 Class at State and became the Division II Texas 3-A State Champion, while Ryan Allen won the Super Heavy Weight Class at State and also became the Division II Texas 3-A State Champion.