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Hebron cross country’s depth compensates for graduation of state title winner Robert Domanic
The Hebron boys cross country team can’t hope to replace the production of Robert Domanic. Now at Ole Miss, Domanic captured Class 5A state titles in cross country and the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races as a senior last season.
But Domanic continues to impact the program in different ways.
“Now that he’s gone, the rest of the guys feel like they have to do it,” Hebron coach Jason Grennier said. “We’re seeing some dramatic improvement in kids.”
That was on display Friday, when Hebron scored 43 points to win the Hebron Hawk Invite. Senior Chase VanVoorhis led Hebron with a second-place finish in the two-mile event at 9 minutes, 52 seconds.
VanVoorhis is one of four Hebron runners who finished in the top 10. Grennier said all four are potential team leaders.
“They all think at any moment that they could be the No. 1 runner for us,” Grennier said. “We don’t plan on it being pack running, but it kind of is that way because they’re all trying to beat each other. It works out well, scoring-wise.”
Coppell volleyball rolls on: The top-ranked Coppell volleyball team defeated No. 3 Colleyville Heritage, 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, to repeat as champion of the Allen Texas Open on Saturday.
It was a rematch of last year’s Region I final, which Coppell won in straight sets on the way to a second consecutive state title.
Middle blocker Mary-Kate Marshall was named the tournament MVP, while Kylie Pickrell and Alex Silver earned all-tournament honors.
Flower Mound girls prevail: The Flower Mound girls cross country team beat defending state champion Southlake Carroll to claim first place at the Greenhill 6 Mile Relay on Saturday at Norbuck Park.
Flower Mound, which took third at the state meet in 2011, looked back in form after an injury-laden 2012 season.
Father-son tennis duo wins: When Jon Stitt, tennis pro at Royal Oaks Country Club, began playing doubles with his son Tristan four years ago, he knew they’d be a dominant father-son duo some day. That prediction came to fruition Sunday, when the pair took first place at the National Family Tennis Championship in New York City.
Tristan, a 16-year-old junior, plays tennis for Highland Park. The Stitts were one of four father-son teams to reach the championship rounds after qualifying in local and regional competitions.
Staff Writer David Just contributed to this report.
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