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New Teams Poised to Shake Up Conference 5A

Jadon Ewing, 12, walks up to the plate

Seth Miller

Jadon Ewing, 12, walks up to the plate

Football District

http://www.uiltexas.org/files/alignments/5AD1FB2018.pdf

Football:

Dallas Bryan Adams: 6-6; 5-1 in district; Lost to Lake Ridge in the Area round of the playoffs

Dallas Highland Park: 2x Defending 5A state champions; 15-1; 7-0 in district

Dallas Samuell: 7-4; 4-2 in district; Lost to Bryan Adams in the Bi-District round of playoffs

Dallas Sunset: 1-9; 0-6 in district; Missed the playoffs

Dallas Wilson: 8-3; 5-1 in district; Lost to Dallas Kimball in the Bi-District round of playoffs

Lancaster: 4-6; 2-5 in district; Missed the playoffs

Mansfield Legacy: 12-3; 6-1 in district; Lost to Aledo in the State Semi-Final round of playoffs

Mansfield Timberview: 3-7; 2-5 in district; Missed the playoffs

As of right now, the football team should finish near the top of the new district having one of the best records last season and the return of some D1 players. Head Football Coach Chris Melson thinks the new district will be good for the team.

“I like the new district. We have great teams such as Highland Park, Timberview, and Lancaster. And we also have teams not as strong but will still have some great athletes,” Melson said. “So you don’t have to beat six great teams in get in the playoffs like our old district. So you might be able to slip in an off-game and still make the playoffs.”

 

Baseball/Basketball/Softball/Golf/Soccer/Tennis/Volleyball District

http://www.uiltexas.org/files/alignments/5ABase18.pdf

Softball:

Arlington Seguin: 4-13; 0-12 in district; Missed the playoffs

Burleson: 15-7; 11-3 in district; Lost to Lake Ridge in the Bi-District round of the playoffs

Burleson Centennial: 15-10; 12-3 in district; Lost to Lake Ridge in the Regional Quarter-Finals

Crowley: 4-12-1; 3-9 in district; Missed the playoffs

Everman: 7-17-1; 4-10 in district; Missed the playoffs

Granbury: 15-3-1; 13-2 in district; still playing

Mansfield Timberview: 2-10-1; 2-10 in district; Missed the playoffs

Mansfield Legacy: 20-3; 12-1 in district; Lost to Granbury in Regional Quarterfinals

Softball’s season didn’t end how Head Softball Coach Amie Prater had hoped for, the team got swept in the Regional Quarterfinals by Granbury. Coach Prater would agree she’s looking forward to playing them again in District 5-5A.

“I’m excited for our new district. As far as our new district opponents, it’s exciting to face some new competition,” Prater said. “And our new district will be just as challenging at 10-5A has been. We are picking up playoff proven teams which are very comparable the level of play we have become accustomed too. It will be a great challenge for our softball program. We will certainly have our work cut out for, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

Baseball:

Arlington Seguin: 4-16; 4-12 in district; Missed the playoffs

Burleson: 13-15; 5-8 in district; Missed the playoffs

Burleson Centennial: 13-14; 11-3 in district; Lost to Midlothian in the Bi-District round of playoffs

Crowley: 12-11-2; 7-7 district; Lost to Cleburne in the Regional Quarter-Finals

Everman: 3-19; 0-15 in district; Missed the playoffs

Granbury: 10-13-2, 7-7 district; Missed the playoffs

Mansfield Timberview: 3-17; 1-13 district; Missed the playoffs

Mansfield Legacy: 21-7-1; 12-2 district; Lost to Crowley in Bi-District round of playoffs

Baseball has a reputation to uphold as one of the better teams in DFW. They finished the season going 21-7-1 and a shocking exit from the playoffs in the first round. Head Baseball Coach Chris McMullen believes that the new district compares to the one they’re in now.

“As far as next year goes, we are very familiar with these teams and have played most of them over the past 2 seasons,” McMullen said. “Everyone is going to give us a battle and our guys will have to come ready to go from the first pitch. Tough teams every week. It should make for some good baseball games.”

Men’s Basketball:

Arlington Seguin: 8-23; 6-8 in district; Missed the playoffs

Burleson: 25-7; 14-1 in district; Lost to Lancaster in the Bi-District round of the playoffs

Burleson Centennial: 16-15; 8-6 in district; Lost to Waxahachie in the Bi-District round

Crowley: 18-17; 8-6 in district; Lost to Mansfield Timberview in the Bi-District round of playoffs

Everman: 11-16; 6-8 in district; Missed playoffs

Granbury: 20-11; 5-9 in district; Missed playoffs

Mansfield Timberview: 26-7; 10-3 in district; Lost to Midlothian in the Regional Quarter-Finals

Mansfield Legacy: 10-24; 1-15 in district; Missed the playoffs

After finishing at the bottom of the district this year, the boys basketball team has some rebuilding to do and Head Basketball Coach Cornelius Mitchell hopes this new district will help the team have a solid season.

I am really excited about the new district. I think for us the most important thing is we get better, as there are good teams in every district. What I do like is it gives our kids a change, and sometimes change is good,” Mitchell said. “I think we are leaving the best basketball district in the state of texas, and going into one that is very good. We are really looking forward to change and hoping we can prepare ourselves for success with the change.”

Women’s Basketball:

Arlington Seguin: 26-10; 12-3 in district; Lost to Summit in the Bi-District round of playoffs

Burleson: 14-17; 7-10 in district; Missed playoffs

Burleson Centennial: 22-11; 11-3  in district; Lost to Waxahachie in the Bi-District round

Crowley: 25-11; 13-1 in district; Lost to Timberview in the Regional Quarter-Final round

Everman: 25-8; 8-6 in district; Lost to Timberview in the Bi-District round of playoffs

Granbury: 12-19; 5-9 in district; Missed playoffs

Mansfield Timberview: 40-3; 14-0 in district; Lost to Tivy in the State Championship game

Mansfield Legacy: 17-18; 7-7 in district; Missed playoffs

The girls basketball team missed the playoffs by one game this year. Head Girls Coach Michelle Morris would say she’s excited about the change and is optimistic about next season.

“Change is always great,” Morris said. “I am excited about the new district and new competition. I believe it is still a very tough district, but as always if we play together and take care of “us,” I like our chances.”

Men’s Soccer:

Arlington Seguin: 1-15-2; 1-10-2 in district; Missed playoffs

Burleson: 15-5-5; 9-2-3 in district; Lost to Bryan Adams in the Area round of the playoffs

Burleson Centennial: 11-6-7; 5-2-7 in district; Lost to Midlothian in Bi-District round of playoffs

Crowley: 15-4-5; 10-1-3 in district; Lost to Lake Ridge in the Bi-District round of the playoffs

Everman: 10-9-5; 7-5-2 in district; Missed playoffs

Granbury: 1-18-2; 0-12 in district; Missed playoffs

Mansfield Timberview: 3-13-2; 1-11 in district; Missed playoffs

Mansfield Legacy: 8-10-1, 5-8 in district: Missed playoffs

The boys soccer team signed seven players to play on the next level last year, despite that number, however no playoff appearance. Head Soccer Coach Michael Keel believes the new district is just what his team needs to clinch a playoff berth.

“I know most of the teams in the new district and they will be tough competitors. We are moving from one tough district to another,” Keel said. “I am excited about next years team and I am optimistic about our chances in the new district to make playoffs.”

Women’s Soccer:

Arlington Seguin: 4-16; 2-12 in district; Missed playoffs

Burleson: 16-7-3; 8-4-2 in district; Lost to Lake Ridge in the Bi-District round of the playoffs

Burleson Centennial: 13-7-3; 9-4-1 in district; Lost to Midlothian in the Bi-District round

Crowley: 16-6-2; 9-4-1 in district; Lost to Midlothian in the Regional Quarter-Final round

Everman: 3-16-2; 0-14 in district; Missed playoffs

Granbury: 12-7-2; 7-7 in district; Missed playoffs

Mansfield Timberview: 0-19; 0-10 in district; Missed playoffs

Mansfield Legacy: 17-5; 12-4 in district; Lost to Crowley in the Bi-District round of the playoffs

After a disappointing exit in round one of the playoffs, Head Girls Soccer Coach Zachary Hallack would agree that he, along with his girls, are hungry to get back out on the field and compete at their highest level.

“I believe the girls here at Legacy can compete in any district,” Hallack said. “The girl’s program is ready to play no matter the opponent. A new district won’t change this. Both the girl’s and I look forward to to 2018-19 season and what it has to potential to bring.”

Volleyball:

Arlington Seguin: 2-21; 0-14 in district; Missed the playoffs

Burleson: 21-18; 10-4 in district; Lost in Bi-District round of playoffs to Lake Ridge  

Burleson Centennial: 20-23; 11-3 in district; Lost in Bi-District round of playoffs to Midlothian

Crowley: 17-22; 6-8 in district; Missed the playoffs

Everman: 22-14-1; 4-10 in district; Missed the playoffs

Granbury: 19-25; 10-4 in district; Lost in Bi-District round of playoffs to Red Oak

Mansfield Timberview: 3-21; 0-9 in district; Missed the playoffs

Mansfield Legacy: 14-24; 2-9 in district; Missed the playoffs

By the looks of things volleyball has some work cut out for them to be one of the better teams in the new district and Head Volleyball Coach Amanda Shingleton believes her team can do just that.

“We are excited about the new teams we will be facing in district play next year. We are looking forward to the opportunity to play different teams,” Shingleton said. “We continue to focus on fundamentals, speed in transition, and effective ways to score. We hope our discipline-style of play will help us be successful against all our opponents.”

Golf:

Arlington Seguin: No golfers compete at state tournament

Burleson: No golfers compete at state tournament

Burleson Centennial: No golfers compete at state tournament

Crowley: No golfers compete at state tournament

Everman: No golfers compete at state tournament

Granbury: Had six golfers advance to state and placed sixth at the state tournament

Mansfield Timberview: No golfers compete at state tournament

Mansfield Legacy: Won two out of the eight 5A conference tournaments they entered in and one golfer who competed at the state tournament

In the past 11 years Legacy has been opened, the golf team has racked up six district championships and Head Golf Coach Christopher Word sees no reason why we can’t earn a seventh title next year.

“We are really excited to head back to the wild west in Region I,” Word said. “We will have to improve to push our run of district titles to 7 and work hard to even advance to regionals. However, if we can just advance from our district.  We will again be a favorite in the Region to advance to State in 2019.”

Team Tennis:

Arlington Seguin: Lost in Bi-District round of playoffs to Midlothian

Burleson: Lost in Bi-District round of playoffs to Mansfield Legacy

Burleson Centennial: Lost in Bi-District round of playoffs to Red Oak

Crowley: Missed playoffs

Everman: Missed Playoffs

Granbury: Lost in Bi-District round of playoffs to Mansfield Lake Ridge

Mansfield Timberview: Missed playoffs

Mansfield Legacy: Lost in Regional Quarterfinal round to Midlothian

Head Tennis Coach Chad Dozier would agree that the district they’re moving into isn’t as challenging as the current one and is expecting a successful season.

“It is hard to predict what will happen next year,” Dozier said. “We are graduating some important players this year, but I expect the level of competition will be lower than what we have experienced the last few years. I am confident that next year will be an outstanding year for Legacy Tennis.  We will continue to have our sights set on becoming District Champs.”

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