Last Updated on May 11, 2022 – 9:14 PM CDT

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TRACK & FIELD

AUSTIN, TX – Dumas High School speedster Oliver Ortiz and the Demons 1600 Relay team will be in action Thursday at the UIL Class 4A State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

Ortiz took the silver medal in the 400-meter run at the Region I-4A Track and Field Meet last week at PlainsCapital Park Lowrey Field in Lubbock. The junior posted a time of 48.92 to qualify for the state competition.

The relay team featuring Ortiz, Emmanuel Ibanez, Brayden Boggs-Rushing, and Juan Romero booked a ticket to Austin in dramatic fashion. Trailing by 10 yards, Ortiz motored to the front of the pack on the last leg to win the gold.

Ortiz will be competing in the Class 4A 400 meter run at 6:45 p.m., while the Class 4A Boys 1600 Relay race will take place at 8:20 p.m.

ACADEMIC ALL-STATE

DUMAS, TX – Seven Dumas High School student-athletes were recently named to the Texas High School Coaches Association’s (THSCA) Academic All-State Teams in spring sports. The THSCA is the principal advocate and leadership organization for Texas high school coaches.

Brayden Boggs-Rushing and Lauren Skipworth earned First Team Academic All-State honors in Track & Field and Golf, respectively. Boggs-Rushing is a member of the Demons 1600 Relay team that qualified for the Class 4A State Track and Field Meet, while Skipworth helped the Demonettes finish 10th at the Class 4A Region 1 Golf Championship.

Trenton Aikman and Armando Cardenas were Academic All-State selections in Baseball. Aikman – who scored four runs and tallied two RBIs this past season – was named to the second team, while Cardenas batted .323 with 11 extra-base hits, and was an honorable mention selection.

Golfers Kylee Parks and Kendall Hutcherson, along with track standout James Bednorz, also received Honorable Mention Academic All-State honors.

The THSCA Academic All-State Teams recognize high school athletes who excel in the following categories: GPA, class rank and ACT/SAT score. To be nominated for Academic All-State, a student must be a senior, possess good moral character, have an overall grade point average of 92 or above, and be an athlete, student trainer or manager in good standing with the team.