McCaig, Eveld headline Navarro basketball award winners
Posted on 3/15/2017 6:24:00 AM.
(Geronimo) - Navarro High School junior Mason McCaig was named the Boys Basketball Co-MVP of District 27-4A in a vote taken by the district's head coaches, fellow junior Will Eveld was chosen as the Defensive MVP, and five other Panthers landed spots on the All-District team.

McCaig, who shared MVP honors with Wimberley's Peyton Anderson, led Navarro in scoring (13.9), rebounding (9.8), blocked shots (2.6), and field goal percentage (.580).

Eveld averaged 9.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

Senior guards Garrett Weaver and Isaiah Grant were both named to the All-District First Team. Weaver averaged 9.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and a team-best 2.2 steals per game, while Grant produced 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, a team-high 4.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per contest. Grant also led the team in three-point shoooting percentage (.378).

Three other seniors - Tanner Law, Tanner Felsing, and Tanner Whitson - were Second Team All-District selections.

The Panthers placed 12 student-athletes on the Academic All-District team. That list includes McCaig, Eveld, Weaver, Grant, Whitson, Felsing, Law, Daniel Pina, Dalton Schmidt, Austin Supak, Noah Lawless, and Ben Anzaldua.

Navarro went 20-11, shared the District 27-4Achampionship with Wimberley, and advanced to the second round of the 4A Region IV playoffs in Jim Weaver's fourth season as head coach.

After TLU scored an unearned run later in the fourth, Schaefer produced the third TLU run with a sacrifice fly.

Andrew Whitten collected three hits and scored a run in the early game.

Dallas erased an early 4-0 deficit and produced a 5-4 walk-off win in the ninth inning of Saturday's series opener.

Dallas scored in the ninth with the help of three TLU wild pitches. The final wild pitch brought the winning run home from third.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the first. Thomas Varner led off the game with a solo home run, the first of his collegiate career. The sophomore second baseman went 2-for-5.

In the first, the Bulldogs received RBI from Sami Resendez and Matthew Lemon. Resendez recorded an infield single to drive in Riley Schaefer, and Lemon doubled home Resendez.

TLU increased the lead to four in the second with an RBI single from Colby Schrade.

Nathan Malinovsky started for TLU and went seven innings. He allowed four runs (three earned) and struck out nine with three walks.

TLU returns to action on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. home game against Blackburn College (Ill.). Live video and live stats for the non-conference game will be available on

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