The Carthage High School boys soccer team started their season trailing but rattled off six-straight goals en route to a season-opening 8-2 victory over visiting Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill on Tuesday afternoon.
Marcos Netro scored the first goal of the game off a header from a corner kick by Oscar Mejia, then the floodgates opened up for the Bulldogs.
Dee Delaney answered just six minutes later to tie it 1-1 off of a cross from Adrian Lopez, and four minutes later Delaney scored in the 28th minute.
The Bulldogs would benefit from an own goal by Chapel Hill before Eduardo Hernandez scored in the 39th minute.
Lopez would score off a cross from Hernandez (51st minute), and Daniel Salazar would score just three minutes later. Erick Picazo scored goals in the 75th and 79th minute.
Carthage will compete in the Pine Tree Tournament starting on Thursday.
Carthage boys fall to Liberty-Eylau
Montrel Hatten scored a game-high 18 points, but the Carthage boys basketball team simply ran out of gas late as the Bulldogs fell 61-51 to host Liberty-Eylau.
K.D. Bell scored 17 points while Anthony Riggans and Will McDaniel rounded out the scoring for the Bulldogs with eight points each.
Carthage (2-5) led Liberty-Eylau 47-44 after three quarters before only scoring two field goals in the final frame.
The Bulldogs will visit Pleasant Grove on Friday at 7 p.m.
Gary boys split pair of weekend games
The Gary boys basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend.
Last Friday, Gary fell to host Tenaha 42-27 in a District 23-2A game.
Thomas Flowers scored 15 points while Dustin Baker scored six in the loss.
The Bobcats were to able to recover the following day with a 50-28 win over Laneville on New Year’s Day.
Baker scored a game-high 16 points, Corbin Arwine scored nine, while David Stephens and Flowers both scored seven.
The Bobcats will visit Shelbyville on Friday in district play.
Panola Ponies dispatch Tribulation Prep
D’Mari Johnson scored a game-high 17 points and added seven rebounds to lead a balanced attack as the Panola Ponies easily dispatched Tribulation Prep 107-69 last Thursday.
David Jones scored 15 points, Chukwudalu Egbejiogu and Jaylen Wysinger both scored 11 points, and Troy Hupstead scored 10.
Panola led Tribulation 54-32 going into halftime.
Jalen Griffin and Esteban Roacho both scored nine points, with Dashawn Jefferson scoring eight points.
Panola (11-4) will host Coastal Bend in a Region XIV Conference game tonight at 7 p.m.