• April 16, 2014

Sports

Crabtree encourages team to mentally prepare for play

After starting the season with a 17-2 record and climbing all the way to No. 4 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 3A rankings, Lampasas hit a skid.

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Texas-based players star in NCAA tourney

Connecticut beat Kentucky, but in a way, Texas won.

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Delano dominates Grey Wolves

Before Copperas Cove faced host Shoemaker on Tuesday night, the Bulldawgs starting pitcher Bryce Delano had a conversation with his catcher Michael Sizemore.

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Copperas Cove vs. Shoemaker Baseball

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Friday 04/11/2014
Crabtree encourages team to mentally prepare for play
Posted: April 11, 2014

After starting the season with a 17-2 record and climbing all the way to No. 4 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 3A rankings, Lampasas hit a skid.

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Texas-based players star in NCAA tourney
Posted: April 11, 2014

Connecticut beat Kentucky, but in a way, Texas won.

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Attitude key for Cove to stay on track
Posted: April 11, 2014

Keith Stifflemire believes the best may still be yet to come.

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Friday 04/04/2014
Five Copperas Cove athletes sign letters of intent Wednesday
Posted: April 04, 2014

Tyler King never thought this day would come.

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Most kids today open, honest
Posted: April 04, 2014

Kids always amaze me.

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Hall ready to play at next level
Posted: April 04, 2014

Three years ago, Bryaunea Hall still had never touched a volleyball.

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Bigford finishes season strong
Posted: April 04, 2014

Copperas Cove senior Robert Bigford finished the 2014 season in the Sweet 16 on Sunday at the Texas State Bowling Championships in San Antonio.

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Friday 03/28/2014
So far, March Madness is treating me well
Posted: March 28, 2014

All things considered, I can’t complain.

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Friday 03/28/2014
Dawgs baseball team loses third consecutive district game
Posted: March 28, 2014

Copperas Cove’s District 8-5A slide continued Tuesday as Ellison earned a 9-7 victory at home, extending the Bulldawgs’ losing streak to three games in the process.

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Streckel steps down as girls soccer coach
Posted: March 28, 2014

After coaching soccer at Copperas Cove the past 28 years, Hagen Streckel decided to retire.

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Bulldawgs release 2014 football schedule
Posted: March 28, 2014

Jack Welch has seen a lot of schedules during his career, but he has never experienced anything like this.

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Hornets soccer coach intends to keep developing program
Posted: March 28, 2014

Van Collins has watched his program grow.

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Friday 03/21/2014
Lady Bulldawgs coach draws positives from shutout loss to Temple
Posted: March 21, 2014

In his first season with the team, Bryan Waller is looking to build on last year’s success.

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Shelbie Letzer leads Cove girls over Ellison
Posted: March 21, 2014

Shelbie Letzer scored two goals and assisted another to lead Copperas Cove to a 4-0 blanking of host Ellison on Tuesday.

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Gatesville to honor inaugural hall of fame inductees
Posted: March 21, 2014

I don’t know exactly how many high schools do something like this, but it is not enough.

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Norris, Bigford excited for state
Posted: March 21, 2014

James Norris and Robert Bigford have big plans on March 29-30. They’ll be in San Antonio competing for the Texas State Bowling Championship.

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Friday 03/14/2014
Arrisola is rising star for Copperas Cove soccer team
Posted: March 14, 2014

The Copperas Cove soccer season will end on March 21 with a home contest vs. Temple. The Lady Bulldawgs, currently 4-8 in District 8-5A, won’t be part of the postseason derby.

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Lady Dawgs split games over spring break
Posted: March 14, 2014

Spring break started out rough for Copperas Cove’s softball team, but things quickly improved.

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Shoemaker transfer finds new home at Cove
Posted: March 14, 2014

KILLEEN – Bryce Delano does not care what uniform he is wearing. The senior simply wants to win.

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Cove kids have knack for adapting to change
Posted: March 14, 2014

I’m always amazed by the resiliency of kids.

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Friday 03/07/2014
Sports lead shift into spring
Posted: March 07, 2014

The weather might not always indicate it, but spring is here.

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Cove linebacker signs letter of intent
Posted: March 07, 2014

Copperas Cove linebacker Elijah Timarky, who led the Bulldawgs in tackles last season, committed to play for Harding University in Searcy, Ark., during a signing ceremony inside Bulldawg Gymnasium on Wednesday morning.

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Lady Bulldawgs finding rhythm under new head coach
Posted: March 07, 2014

Bryan Waller knew he was inheriting a talented team.

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Third-place finish not enough for Lady Bulldawgs
Posted: March 07, 2014

The Copperas Cove girls bowling team finished third in the Central Texas District standings.

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Preteen gymnast fulfills lifelong dream
Posted: March 07, 2014

The life of 12-year-old Brianna Thornton did not start well, but now the Copperas Cove Junior High seventh-grader is a champion.

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Friday 02/28/2014
Standout basketball season concludes for area teams
Posted: February 28, 2014

The high school basketball season is unofficially over.

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Bulldawgs’ Odomes named 8-5A Offensive Player of the Year
Posted: February 28, 2014

Rashard Odomes is the new 8-5A Offensive Player of the Year, but he might be equally deserving of an award for most improved player.

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Lady Dawgs dominate 8-5A opener at Killeen
Posted: February 28, 2014

After returning to the playoffs last season for the first time since 2008, Copperas Cove appears poised to make a repeat trip.

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Friday 02/14/2014
Gatesville head coach reflects on season following playoff loss
Posted: February 14, 2014

Gatesville’s girls basketball season came to a disappointing end Tuesday at Hamilton as Stephenville defeated the Lady Hornets 60-36 in bi-district round of the Class 3A playoffs.

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Friday 02/07/2014
Letzer signs with Division I college
Posted: February 07, 2014

Shelbie Letzer is moving on, but she has business to attend to before leaving.

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Coaches ready for budget cuts
Posted: February 07, 2014

Whether on the field or in the classroom, Jack Welch views his coaches as teachers, and he believes nothing — not even districtwide budget cuts — will prevent them from excelling.

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Lady Bulldawgs win final game, miss playoffs
Posted: February 07, 2014

Eldridge McAdams knows his team let several opportunities slip away, and that is what hurts the most.

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Friday 01/31/2014
Lady Dawg's postseason hopes take a hit following 72-70 loss to Ellison
Posted: January 31, 2014

For the second time this season, Copperas Cove lost to Ellison by two points, falling to the Lady Eagles 72-70 on Tuesday after the Lady Bulldawgs used five 3-pointers to rally out of a 68-53 hole in the final three minutes.

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Unpredictability of sports is the reason I love my job
Posted: January 31, 2014

I try not to show emotion when I’m at a game.

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Dawgs 400 relay team advances to regionals
Posted: January 31, 2014

The Copperas Cove 400 free relay team not only stunned the crowd at Saturday’s District 12-5A Meet in Belton, they shocked themselves.

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Winning not important for one Cove athlete
Posted: January 31, 2014

“Please let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

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Friday 01/24/2014
Lady Dawgs prepare for rematch with Belton
Posted: January 24, 2014

Brittany Gamble is ready for revenge.

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Lady Bulldawgs soccer opens district play on Tuesday
Posted: January 24, 2014

The Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs soccer team begins district play on Tuesday against Harker Heights.

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Cove's Tyler Price named athlete of the year
Posted: January 24, 2014

Twelve-year-old Tyler Price was recently named athlete of the year by the Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation Department.

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Local gymnasts excel at nationals
Posted: January 24, 2014

Carrie Harris, owner of GymKix, is ecstatic over the recent performances of Copperas Cove kids who participated in gymnastic events.

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Friday 01/10/2014
Ready or not, Longhorns have new head coach
Posted: January 10, 2014

It finally happened.

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Friday 01/03/2014
Childish adults cause me to doubt humanity
Posted: January 03, 2014

Adults caused me to question the existence of civility.

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Friday 12/27/2013
Holiday break can rightfully turn coaches into grinches
Posted: December 27, 2013

It is said the holidays are the best time of year.

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Friday 12/20/2013
Bulldawgs look to bounce back after loss to Midway
Posted: December 20, 2013

Billy White Jr. intended to avoid this situation.

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A holiday gift guide for your sports enthusiast
Posted: December 20, 2013

I’m not difficult to shop for.

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Cove youngsters named Parks & Rec Athletes of the Year
Posted: December 20, 2013

Jayda Carter’s life revolves around sports.

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Friday 12/13/2013
Lady Dawgs senior repeats as all-area MVP, cements place in school history
Posted: December 13, 2013

There is no doubt – Qiana Canete has secured her spot as one of the best athletes to ever compete at Copperas Cove.

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Killeen capitalizes on Copperas Cove’s collapse in district opener
Posted: December 13, 2013

KILLEEN — Eldridge McAdams has seen this before.

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Friday 12/06/2013
Former Gatesville standout and three others return for Heart of Texas Bowl
Posted: December 06, 2013

Le’Nard Meyers is familiar with Bulldawg Stadium.

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Sadly, RG3’s falloff resembles countless others
Posted: December 06, 2013

Unfortunately, I’ve seen this happen before.

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Friday 11/29/2013
Dawgs basketball has lots to be thankful for
Posted: November 29, 2013

Like most of us, I’m sure Billy White Jr. had a lot to be thankful for over the holiday.

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Cove QB Harris shares highest honor as 11 Dawgs land on all-district teams
Updated: November 29, 2013 - 9:13 am

Manny Harris is receiving the recognition, but his team earned the award.

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Friday 11/22/2013
Menefee ready for collegiate career
Posted: November 22, 2013

Kyla Menefee did not have the senior season she wanted.

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End of football season is tough on players and reporters
Posted: November 22, 2013

I hate when I don’t have any high school football to cover.

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Friday 11/15/2013
Dawgs must embrace chance to remove any doubts
Posted: November 15, 2013

Many in Copperas Cove moaned upon hearing the news.

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Friday 11/08/2013
Playoffs arrive one week early for Bulldawgs
Posted: November 08, 2013

The playoffs are still a week away for most teams. Copperas Cove’s run, however, begins tonight.

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Bulldawgs’ postseason hopes ride on tonight’s must-win game against Knights
Updated: November 12, 2013 - 9:43 am

Copperas Cove has a knack for bouncing back.

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Lady Dawgs advance to area round
Updated: November 29, 2013 - 8:59 am

Qiana Canete knows every match could be her last.

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