Category: Abilene High Eagles

CAPITAL FARM CREDIT/BCP PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Escalon takes this week’s accolade

Our Big Country Preps Player of the Week for the Week ending April 17 could have only been better had he thrown a no-hitter. 

Breckenridge freshman Camden Escalon came within one hit of a no-no on Saturday in an 18-0 rout of Wichita Falls City view. 

Along the way he fanned 10 hitters against only two walks to improve his personal record to 2-0 on the year. 

As a team Breckenridge enters this week at 13-6 and 6-3 in district play. 

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FEATURE: AHS’ Reese surprised by retirement ceremony

“This was pretty special. Justin is quiet and a little devilish.”

Those words spoken by Abilene High softball coach Jim Reese were in regards to his son, Justin, who is the boys basketball coach at AHS.

With the news of Jim’s upcoming retirement from AHS, Justin spent most of the past organizing a surprise retirement ceremony honoring his dad prior to the Lady Eagles 4-3 win over Odessa High in the Lady Eagles’ penultimate home game of the season on Friday.

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GAME STORY: Lady Eagles get closer to playoff berth with walk-off win over Odessa High

The Abilene High softball team entered Friday’s District 2-6A game against second-place Odessa High knowing that two wins in its final three games would all but clinch a playoff berth.

What the Lady Eagles never expected was to have two freshmen come up with big nights to help them rally for a 4-3 walk-off win after scoring two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

After watching Diana Silva make a strong first start to keep her team in the game, fellow freshman Amyah Starks had the game-winning hit, dropping a blooper into shallow right to score Emma Mora from second base and lift the Lady Eagles to 11-8 overall and 6-4 in district.

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FEATURE: Abilene High pitcher Perez embracing challenges of leadership role

Abilene High pitcher Maddie Perez was given a tough assignment this season.

Following in the footsteps of aces Kaylen Washington and Aubrianna Salazar, who pitched the the Lady Eagles to a combined 42-7-2 record the past two seasons, the junior right-hander was handed the ball and asked to help a relatively inexperienced team continue the work their predecessors did to build a winning tradition at AHS.

With just three district games remaining, Perez and her teammates have an opportunity to do just that. While sporting a modest 10-8 overall record and 5-4 mark in District 2-6A, the Lady Eagles can still check off one of their biggest goals by finishing this season in the playoffs.

And though they have tough games remaining against Odessa High (18-6, 8-2), Midland High (22-3, 8-1) and San Angelo Central (10-5, 4-5), coach Jim Reese is glad to have Perez on his side heading into the most important stretch of his season.

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CAPITAL FARM CREDIT/BCP PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Wylie senior Aguilar vaults way to honor

Kylor Aguilar’s high school athletic career has been filled with obstacles, but after beginning it with such promise as a state silver medalist as a freshman, the Wylie pole vaulter is on track to finish it in style.

Aguilar, who had his sophomore season derailed by a rare bone disorder and had his junior season shortened by the COVID-19 stoppage, is having his best high school season to date as a senior.

And after vaulting a career best 15 feet, 9 inches at the District 4-5A meet in Lubbock, he’s our Capital Farm Credit/Big Country Preps Player of the Week for the week ending April 10.

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GAME STORY: Abilene High builds big lead, holds off late rally in 11-6 win over Lee

The Abilene High softball team jumped out to big early lead and overcame some shaky defense late to secure an 11-6 win over Midland Lee on Friday at the AHS softball field.

Leading 8-0 after three innings and 11-2 after six, the Lady Eagles gave up four runs in the seventh on two hits, two walks and a pair of errors before finally slamming the door on the Lady Rebels to improve to 10-7 overall and 5-3 in District 2-6A play.

AHS committed four errors for the game, leading to five unearned runs, but coach Jim Reese’s squad was able overcome the defensive miscues with a 12-hit day at the plate that included two doubles, a triple and a pair of home runs.

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CAPITAL FARM CREDIT/BCP PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Aspermont junior takes this week’s award

A strained hip may have slowed Aspermont junior Sadie Gentry, but you’d never know it by watching her compete. 

A week ago, Gentry took gold in the high jump (4-8) and the 400 meters (63.8) at the District 15-1A meet. She then helped the 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams take district titles as in 52.9 and 4:33, respectively.

Her four district titles were more than sufficient to earn her our Capital Farm Credit Player of the Week/BCP Player of the Week award for the week ending April 3. But when you add the fact that she was nursing a sore hip and following orders to not overdo it, her performance becomes even more significant. 

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