Area baseball playoffs
Only three teams remain in the UIL baseball playoffs for Ellis County. Waxahachie, Red Oak and Palmer are still alive and will compete in area round action this week.
Waxahachie hosts Sherman Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Richards Park before playing in Sherman Saturday at 2 p.m. If a third game is needed it will be played in Sherman after game three.
Red Oak plays at 6 p.m. tonight in Red Oak before playing games two and three in Texarkana against Texas High on Saturday. Game one was originally scheduled for Thursday but bad field conditions pushed it back until today. Saturday’s game two starts at 3 p.m.
Palmer tops Troy
Palmer defeated Troy 3-0 in the one-game area Class 2A playoffs Thursday in Midlothian to advance to the regional quarterfinals. The Bulldogs improved to 19-13 on the season as Zach Hobbs picked up the win on the mound. Judge Wolfe had a home run while Garrett Derden doubled as part of the team’s four hits.
Palmer will play the winner of the Clifton and Eustace game in round three. Eustace was the third place team in District 13-2A while Palmer was the district champ.
Waxahachie athletic camps
Summer is almost here and that means there will be plenty of athletic camps hosted by Waxahachie High School coaches. Registration forms and complete information on every camp can be found online at www.waxahachieindians.com.
The volleyball, football and softball camps will be held June 6-9 while the speed and strength camp will be held June 6-July 21.
June 13-16 the baseball, girls basketball and soccer camps will be held while the tennis and boys basketball camps will be held June 20-23.
WISD free physicals
Waxahachie ISD physicians will be conducting free physicals for WISD student athletes on May 17 and May 19 at Solis Gym on the campus of Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy beginning at 6 p.m.
All males athletes physicals will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, and all female athletes physicals will be conducted on Thursday, May 19.
Physicals are first come first serve. Students coming to physicals will need to have the WISD physical packet signed with all parents signatures and student signatures obtained on the forms before coming to physicals. The forms can be obtained at the Waxahachie High School main training room or through the head coaches of each of the sports that WISD offers.
Physicals on both dates will begin at 6 p.m. Students should report with their appropriate physical paperwork and signatures.
WISD requires each prospective athlete to obtain a physical yearly for participation in athletics in grades 7-12. This will be the only time that WISD physicians will offer a free physical for the upcoming school year.
For more information please contact David “Doc” Bowdoin or Nikki Furgerson at the WHS main training room, 972-923-4606.
Green and White BBQ
The annual H-E-B Green and White Bar-be-que hosted by the Waxahachie Quarterback Club will be held May 20-21 with lunch plates being $6 and proceeds going to the Waxahachie Indian football program. Plates include sliced bar-be-que, beans, potato salad, onion, pickles and bread.
Tickets are available from Indian football players, Waxahachie Quarterback Club members and WHS coaches. Special orders turned in to email@example.com by May 19 will be delivered to WISD schools or local businesses on May 20. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, plates will be served at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.
Sand volleyball tournament
A 3-on-3 sand volleyball tournament will be held on Memorial Day, May 30, to support the Ellis County Juniors Volleyball Club. Juniors 12-14 will play at 8 a.m. while adults ages 16-up will play at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per player, $60 per team.
There will be 12 teams per division. Entry deadline is Friday, May 27. Games will be played on a full-size beach court in Midlothian. To register or for more information, contact Melody Miller at 972-814-5524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior golf camps
Waxahachie Country Club is offering weekly golf camps in June, July and August. The camps are open to children from 6-16 years of age. This year’s camps include new golf and swim camps as well as advanced camps for experienced juniors. Call Devin Thomas at 972-937-3521 to sign up or get more information. Local school campuses also have brochures.