• July 30, 2014

Sports

McAdams has higher expectations for Cove High cross country team

Entering his second season as the girls cross country head coach at Copperas Cove High School, Eldridge McAdams is upping the ante.

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We can still save Cove youth football

Over the past couple of weeks, Copperas Cove residents have been coming to terms with several necessary budget cuts. After years of spending “next year’s” money, the piper called and asked for h...

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Cove’s Stutz competes well in New York event

After finishing in the Elite Eight as an individual in the 2014 Texas State Bowling Tournament, Copperas Cove High School’s Dakota Stutz has set the bar high.

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Friday 07/25/2014
We can still save Cove youth football
Posted: July 25, 2014

Over the past couple of weeks, Copperas Cove residents have been coming to terms with several necessary budget cuts. After years of spending “next year’s” money, the piper called and asked for his payment.

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Cove’s Stutz competes well in New York event
Posted: July 25, 2014

After finishing in the Elite Eight as an individual in the 2014 Texas State Bowling Tournament, Copperas Cove High School’s Dakota Stutz has set the bar high.

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Friday 07/18/2014
With 7-on-7 out of the way, now we’re ready for real football
Posted: July 18, 2014

At long last, the 7-on-7 football season is over.

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Cove’s Dane was ‘born to run’
Posted: July 18, 2014

When you see Kelsey Dane at a distance, you cannot miss her very long legs. When you notice her willowy frame, you are reminded of a gazelle. And, this Copperas Cove track star can run just like one.

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Emeana wins Pitch, Hit & Run championship
Posted: July 18, 2014

Before Mike Trout was named MVP or Derek Jeter stole the show or Yoenis Cespedes repeated as home run champion, Gabriella Emeana ruled MLB’s All-Star Weekend.

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Friday 07/11/2014
RGIII, Tillman shoot USAA commercial in Cove
Posted: July 11, 2014

Before they were NFL stars, Robert Griffin III and Charles “Peanut” Tillman were running sprints, or gassers on the Copperas Cove High School practice field and wearing Bulldawg blue and gold.

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RGIII, Tillman stay in reality, remember where they came from
Posted: July 11, 2014

Copperas Cove is pretty lucky.

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Cove hopes to make the most of its shot at state 7-on-7
Posted: July 11, 2014

Copperas Cove is looking to end a decade-long streak.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Cove track coaches give back with meets for kids
Posted: July 04, 2014

Bulldawg Stadium is a battleground.

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Summer of success
Posted: July 04, 2014

Breyon Jackson has high hopes for Copperas Cove football. The Bulldawgs cornerback enters his senior year as the team’s second-leading returning tackler, recording 89 tackles, including 57 solo, and intercepting a pass during a stellar junior season.

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Outlandish behavior overshadows all the good
Posted: July 04, 2014

Sports are full of buffoonery.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Harris finds favorite target in old friend
Posted: June 27, 2014

Manny Harris and DaVonn Hopkins-Phelps have played football together since they were kids.

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Cheerleading injuries lead national groups to push for athletic equality for the sport
Posted: June 27, 2014

Today’s cheerleader does more than lead the crowd in spirited yells at football games. The activity has become a competitive, year-round sport involving intensive practice sessions, complex acrobatic stunts and mandatory hours of preparation. As a result the number of injuries and their severity has climbed over the past decade.

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Texas high school football: Not for the feint of heart
Posted: June 27, 2014

To play high school football in Texas, kids have to want it.

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Friday 06/20/2014
Bulldawgs regroup to win Lone Star Shootout
Posted: June 20, 2014

Copperas Cove was struggling, and Manny Harris did not care.

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Greatest joy for coaches is the experience of sharing skills
Posted: June 20, 2014

I love sports.

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Copperas Cove football season tickets go on sale Monday
Posted: June 20, 2014

The football season is still months away, but fans can soon begin purchasing tickets.

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Friday 06/13/2014
Cove youth football camps remain popular
Posted: June 13, 2014

Copperas Cove tight ends coach Shay Adams spent the last 14 years of his career with the Bulldawgs, serving as director for the program’s NCAA and NFL Football Camps for 10 years. During the span, he has seen both programs flourish.

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7 area players competing in Victory Bowl
Posted: June 13, 2014

Football-starved fans can finally rejoice.

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Victory Bowl gives athletes an opportunity to cherish
Posted: June 13, 2014

At this time of year, most graduated seniors are done with high school both literally and figuratively.

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Friday 06/06/2014
Five Cove cheer athletes commit to Texas colleges
Posted: June 06, 2014

History was made at Copperas Cove High School this week when five members of the cheerleading team signed letters of intent with five different colleges and universities.

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Cove tennis teams honor athletes at banquet
Posted: June 06, 2014

Caleb Burns made the most of his senior year.

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Summer in Texas means heat and football
Posted: June 06, 2014

It’s here.

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Friday 05/30/2014
Cove honors top players at baseball banquet
Posted: May 30, 2014

During his senior season, Kyle Winstead gave his team a lot.

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Brittain, McAdams, Waller excel in new jobs
Posted: May 30, 2014

Taking over a program is never easy.

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Cove’s Horton aims for third consecutive trip to NCAA Championships
Posted: May 30, 2014

University of Houston junior John Horton knows all about representing the school on the highest level. He’ll go for his third consecutive NCAA Championships appearance when the Cougars open NCAA West Regional competition today in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Friday 05/23/2014
Time to hand out awards and reflect on this year’s great performances
Posted: May 23, 2014

Once again, it is that time.

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Interest in summer basketball camp rising
Posted: May 23, 2014

Billy White Jr. remembers when things were much different.

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Cove’s McAdams all about teaching the game
Posted: May 23, 2014

Eldridge McAdams simply wants to share his knowledge.

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Friday 05/16/2014
Gamble, Doubleday leave their mark on Cove athletics
Posted: May 16, 2014

Brittany Gamble and Elliana Doubleday are leaving with a sense of achievement.

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Signees share common trait of strong work ethic
Posted: May 16, 2014

Jack Welch sees a common thread.

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Skill, will, belief, poise lead Lampasas softball team to Sweet 16
Posted: May 16, 2014

About 20 miles west of Copperas Cove, something special is happening.

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Friday 05/09/2014
Five Cove seniors make 8-5A All-District baseball list
Posted: May 09, 2014

Dusty Brittain could not have asked for anything more from his seniors.

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Cove softball places more players on 8-5A first team
Posted: May 09, 2014

Copperas Cove is earning respect.

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Durant shines the spotlight on others
Posted: May 09, 2014

Kevin Durant got it right.

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Friday 05/02/2014
Lady Dawgs fight hard in season finale
Posted: May 02, 2014

WACO — The Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs softball team finished fourth in District 8-5A play and were looking for respect in the 2014 playoffs.

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Waller grateful to Lady Dawgs
Posted: May 02, 2014

WACO—The Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs softball season ended in Waco on Saturday with a 7-6 eight-inning loss to Mansfield Timberview in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

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Friday 04/25/2014
Cove’s baseball playoff hopes still alive
Posted: April 25, 2014

Since 2008, Copperas Cove has been trying to reach the playoffs and, in a way, the Bulldawgs have accomplished their goal.

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Lady Bulldawgs have a chance to prove their mettle in playoff series
Posted: April 25, 2014

Last year, Copperas Cove’s softball team appeared to be on the verge of something big.

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Mullen electrifies Lady Dawgs
Posted: April 25, 2014

The Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs begin postseason action in a best-of-three series tonight at 7:30 against Mansfield Timberview at the Waco ISD Sports Complex.

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Friday 04/18/2014
A vivid remembrance of an American tragedy
Posted: April 18, 2014

Three were killed, hundreds were injured and thousands were cheated.

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Cove’s Perez, Castillo advance to regional meet
Posted: April 18, 2014

It does not get much closer.

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Lady Bulldawgs return to softball playoffs
Posted: April 18, 2014

The Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs softball team will participate in the postseason for the second consecutive year.

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Friday 04/11/2014
Delano dominates Grey Wolves
Posted: April 11, 2014

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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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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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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