Two Harker Heights baseball players, Daniel Cole and Jacob Mitchell, will each be playing in all-star games this summer.

Cole was selected to play in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) All-Star Game, which will be held June 17 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Official time for the contest has yet to be announced.

“That’s a huge, huge honor,” Knights head baseball coach Randy Culp said. “He’s the first one from Harker Heights, and he’s only the second one in Killeen ISD history — that we can figure out — that has made it. It’s really hard to get somebody in there.

“We haven’t had a kid from our district in that game in forever.”

Mitchell has been selected to compete in the second annual Heart of Texas FCA Victory Bowl baseball game at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton on June 9 at 6 p.m.

Both players were also picked to play in the Central Texas All-Star Game, which will take place on June 5 at West High School at 7 p.m.

“They’re both going to get to play in two all-star games,” Culp said. “That is very neat.”


Killeen Independent School District will host a joint softball camp June 7-9.

The camp will be held for incoming grades six through nine from 6 to 8 p.m. each day.

The location of the camp will be the Shoemaker High School softball camp, and cost is $50 per participant.

Early payments can be made at the Shoemaker front office to reserve a spot, but payments will also be accepted on June 7 at the softball field from 5 to 6 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Shoemaker softball booster club.

For more information, contact Sarah Cruddas, Harker Heights head softball coach, at

Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Previously spent time as sports editor at both the Hereford Brand and the Gatesville Messenger. Graduate of West Texas A&M University.

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