Dumas High School head cross country coach had the following to say about Saturday's performance.
"Our Varsity boys won the meet with 45 points. We beat Clovis by 1 point to take the championship trophy. We beat the host team, and new district rival, Plainview by 34 points, and beat another district competior Hereford by 55 points. This was a huge boost for our guys. I have been telling them since last season that we have a possibility to really surprise some teams this year, and with this first true meet we have already our presence known. We are usually only allowed to run 7 on varsity, but some meets like this one allowed more, so we used this opportunity to see how our guys compete, and who wants one of those top 7 spots. I was pleasantly surprised how well our guys fought. We have some guys hurt, and we have some sore bodies, but we showed up ready to go.
Our Varsity Girls team finished 4th with 94 points in a very competitive race. Hereford is a two time state competitor and they look strong again, and plainview is just a year removed from a team birth themselves. I was very proud with our girls race. Just like the Varsity boys race we were able to run more than 7 on our varsity girls side. Since we were a little light this weekend on the girls side I just ran everyone on the varsity level. This way I got to see everyone run at the top level, and run run the 5k distance. We do have a few more girls that did not go this week that I would like to see, but this week gave me a good look at this group, and I really liked what I saw. I think we are going to see another year of big improvements on our girls team.
Our JV boys team finished 4th out of 9 teams. These guys have really ran hard, and are making big improvements since this summer. Our goal this year is to defend our JV district Title, and if we continue to improve, and then add the 2-3 bubble guys that just miss out on the varsity position, I think the title will be ours to lose.
Our Junior High teams also ran very well this week. Due to the distance from Dumas to Plainview, the Plainview coach lets us sign our Junior High kids in the small school JV race. So this gives those kids an early look at what high school cross country is like, and these kids really stepped up. Our JH girls would have finished 6th out of 8 teams with around 144 points, and our guys would have finished 8th out of 10 teams with 175 points. This is so impressive for these young kids to come in here and compete hard against kids that are 2-4 years older than they are. The boys not only had to race against these high schoolers, but this also meant that they had to run the full 5k race, and not just the normal 2 mile race that Junior High races usually are.
Over all, I could not be happier for these teams. They have put their mind to it that they are not going to settle for mediocre, They want to constantly improve, and let our district know that we are here, and we are serious in bringing the district championship to Dumas. Next Saturday at Thompson park we should see everyone in our district for the first time this season, we we will have a good look at where we are sitting as we are just a little over a month away from district." Dumas tennis wins district-opener
The Dumas tennis team won its opening district game versus Palo Duro on Friday. They went 3-4 in boys singles, 6-1 in girls' singles and 6-1 in doubles to win the match 14-5. Find individual results in Sunday's edition of the News-Press Demonettes sweep Borger
Addison Boggs and Courtnee Mild jump to make a block.
The Demonette volleyball teams took on Borger on Tuesday, with each team winning in consecutive sets. The Dumas varsity team won by scores of 25-9, 25-7 and 25-16. See the full story in Sunday's edition of the News-Press. Dumas volleyball begins season The Dumas varsity volleyball team began its season Tuesday in Wolfforth.
The Demonettes lost their first game against Frenship 3-1. Frenship won the first two sets 25-20 and 28-26. Dumas responded by winning the third set 25-14, but fell in the fourth set 25-23. Dumas bounced back to win their second game, defeating Abilene Wylie in five sets.