Kirah Tippens makes the final baton pass to Madeline Miller as second-place Rockwall-Heath holds a narrow lead over Wiley in last weekend's 4 x 100-meter relay for girls.

Last week’s athletic highlights at Rockwall-Heath High School:




Competing against some of the best sprinters in the Metroplex, Heath’s Morgan Burks-Magee won the girls’ 400 meters at Saturday’s Sheaner Invitational at Dallas Jesuit with a time of 54.84.  She was also second in the 200 meters in 24.76.

In the field, the Lady Hawks’ Morgan Talley was second in the girls’ triple jump (37-11.25) and seventh in the long jump (17-0).

The rest of the Hawks competed Friday in a meet at Wiley that was limited to running events when field events were cancelled due to an early-afternoon thunderstorm.

Top-five finishers for Rockwall-Heath were:


100 — 4. Kendell Jimmerson, 11.36; 200 — 3. Tanner McCalister, 23.73; 300H — 4. Tyrus Fort, 42.75; 4x100 relay — 2. (McCalister, Jimmerson, Nate Jacob, Luke Cheves), 44.11.


100 — 4. Daijha Anderson, 13.24, 5. Denise Hood, 13.39; 400 — 5. Olivia Lohmiller, 1:05.17; 110H — 2. Quaniece Burns, 17.18, 5. Abby Clark, 17.85; 4x100 relay — 3. (Burns, Anderson, Kirah Tippens, Madeline Miller), 50.61; 4x200 relay — 3. (Regan Rodriguez, Hood, Tippens, Miller) 1:48.21; 4x400 relay — 3. (Clark, Lohmiller, Hood, Tippens) 4:30.92.




Heath (4-1, 17-6) earned a split in its two-game series with rival Rockwall last Friday night as catcher Cole Stilwell’s fifth-inning grand slam brought the 10-run rule into play and ended the game with the Hawks on top, 14-1.  Winning pitcher Chandler Mauldin allowed only four hits.

On Tuesday night, Heath began a two-game series with an 8-0 home win over North Mesquite as left-hander Kaden Krowka permitted the Stallions only three hits and struck out five. 

Josh Thurman led the offense with three hits.

The win kept the Hawks in a tie with Rockwall for the lead in District 11-6A.

Tonight, Heath has a road date vs. North Mesquite at Copeland Field, which is located behind Poteet High School (3300 Poteet Drive).




The Lady Hawks (6-1, 15-6) absorbed their first loss of the year at home last Friday, falling to Longview at home, 4-2.  Each team had six hits with Jordan Strange recording a double and a triple for Heath.

Heath bounced back with a 15-3 rout of Mesquite Horn on Tuesday as Abigail Renteria, Strange and Trinity Cannon all checked in with extra-base hits in support of winning pitcher Cami Duffey.

Just as they are in baseball, the Heath and Rockwall softball teams are tied for the district lead.  The Hawks play at Tyler Lee tonight before a home game vs. RHS next Tuesday,




According to statistics developed by Maxpreps, this season’s Heath boys basketball team ranked No. 2 in the nation in three-point goals made per game.  The Hawks averaged 12 treys per game over 31 games, trailing only First Flight High School of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., which averaged 12.4 three-balls over a 27-game schedule.

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