Last Updated on April 21, 2022 – 9:04 PM CDT

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BASEBALL

DUMAS, TX – Armando Cardenas crushed a go-ahead home run to lead the Dumas Demons past the Canyon Eagles, 7-3, Tuesday in a District 4-4A encounter at Dumas High School. With the win, the Demons dealt the Eagles their first district setback.

Canyon (14-7, 7-1) drew first blood with two scores in the third. But Dumas responded with a trio of runs in the bottom of the same inning on Cardenas’s blast over the left field fence.

The Demons added a pair of runs in the fourth on RBI singles from Raul Bustamante and Jesus Rodriguez, and pushed the lead to 7-2 an inning later on run-scoring hits off the bats of Bustamante and Jacob Saenz.

Aiden Gutierrez (1-3) allowed two runs on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over 5.2 frames to notch the win.

Bustamante went 4-for-4 with a run and a pair of RBIs and also collected the final four outs on the mound.

Dumas (9-14, 4-4) will be on the road Friday for a district clash against the Borger Bulldogs (6-15, 0-8).

PERRYTON 7, DUMAS 6

The Demons suffered a walk-off setback to the Rangers last Friday as Abraham Hernandez doubled home two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Aiden Gutierrez tallied three RBIs while Raul Bustamante, Jesus Rodriguez, and A Mares collected two hits apiece.

SOFTBALL

DUMAS, TX – The Dumas Demonettes dropped a 13-6 decision to the Canyon Lady Eagles Tuesday in a District 4-4A matchup at the Inferno Field in Dumas.

Canyon (21-9, 9-0) opened the scoring with a pair of scores in the first inning, but Dumas answered back with two runs in the bottom of the same frame.

Hannah Hernandez reached on a leadoff walk and circled the bases on Sania Reyes’ RBI double to cut the lead in half. Cami Velasquez followed with a run-scoring base hit to knot the score.

The Lady Eagles tallied the next 11 runs to take a commanding 13-2 advantage before the Demonettes plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Reyes paced the home side with a 2-for-3 effort at the plate while scoring a pair of runs and driving home three scores.

Dumas (22-11, 4-5) will travel to Borger on Friday for the district finale against the Lady Bulldogs (12-8, 5-4).

DUMAS 18, PERRYTON 2

Amery Casanova and Melaney Granados combined for nine RBIs to help the Demonettes roll to a lopsided win over the Rangerettes last Friday in Perryton.

Casanova drove in five runs with a double and a home run, while Granados went 3-for-4 with a single, two-bagger, long ball, and four RBIs.

Briana Vargas, who tallied a pair of hits, scattered three hits and racked up a trio of strikeouts over four scoreless innings to earn the win.

TRACK & FIELD

BORGER, TX – The Dumas Demons captured the District 4-4A Track and Field championship last week at Borger High School, while the Demonettes finished second behind a dominant Canyon Lady Eagles team.

The Demons finished with 195 points to clinch the district title, while Canyon placed second with 189 points. A whopping 14 Demons qualified for the Area Meet on Saturday, April 23.

Senior Juan Romero tallied three gold medals. The speedster clocked a personal best in both the 110-meter hurdles (15.13) and 300-meter hurdles (39.81) and helped the Demons’ 1600-meter relay team of Oliver Ortiz, Brayden Boggs-Rushing, and Emmanuel Ibanez take first place with a time of 3:23.39.

Dumas lorded over the relay races and also won gold in the 400-meter relay and 800-meter relay events.

Hunter Coaly continued to impress with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash, while Josh Flores placed third in the 200-meter race and David Valdez finished third in the 800-meter run.

Ortiz and Ibanez took the top two spots in the 400-meter race, and Ibanez also won the pole vault event while Jace Harris and Lance Ottinger finished second and third, respectively.

Noah Williams came in first place in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races, while Aaron Lawrence (high jump) and Dalton Leven (discus) both placed third in their respective events.

In the triple jump competition, Boggs-Rushing finished third and Edward Arya came in fourth.

The Demonettes will also be well-represented at the Area Meet this weekend in Lubbock.

Karina Puentes brought home two gold medals. Puentes won the 100-meter dash in 12.49, and leaped 17-10 1/2 to take the top spot in the long jump event.

Freshman Rylee Schacher finished third in the 100-meter dash while Michelle Loya and Sarai Chavez placed third in the 200-meter race and 800-meter run, respectively.

Lyza Hernandez finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and the 800-meter relay team took top honors. The Demonettes 400-meter relay and 1600-meter relay teams finished second and third, respectively.

TENNIS

LUBBOCK, TX – The Dumas boy’s doubles team of Frances Kaing and Eh Kuh Soe advanced to the state tournament last week with a second-place finish at the Region I-4A Tennis Tournament at the McLeod Tennis Center at Texas Tech University.

Kaing and Soe opened the regional tournament with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Gatesville’s Carlo Martinez and Alex Scott. The duo ousted Andrews High School doubles team of Corben Flores and Jathan Slaughter, 7-6, 6-3 to advance to the third round.

A three-set win (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) over Kell Castleberry and Max Jones of Vernon propelled Dumas to the championship boy’s doubles match. However, Argyle’s Cody Gill and Jacob Ramon ended Kaing and Soe’s impressive run with a 6-1, 6-4 win.

The girl’s doubles team of Christi Medrano and Karitza Bencommo, which finished second in district to advance to the regional tournament, lost in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) in the first round to the region champion duo – Vernon’s Maddison Varela and Kinsey Weatherly.

GOLF

LUBBOCK, TX – The Dumas girl’s golf team will be competing at the Lubbock Regional Tournament from April 20-21 at the Shadow Hills Golf Course.

The Demonettes advanced to regionals after placing second at the District 4-4A championships on March 28 at the Pheasant Trails Golf Course in Dumas.

The girl’s golf team consists of Jacey Armstrong, Brooke Brown, Kylee Parks, Jillian Shockey, and Lauren Skipworth.