Lampasas suffered a loss, but the Badgers also learned a lesson.
Jack Jerome dominated on the field. Then, he dominated in the poll.
Temple’s Dallas Hankamer made a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the age 15-18 division of the Legends Junior Tour’s North Texas Classic.
GATESVILLE — Luis Macias studied his home course.
Preston Searcy ran for four touchdowns and also scored on a kick return to lead the Manor eighth-grade A-team Rams to a season-opening 44-6 win over Rancier on Wednesday.
Salado’s Jaci McGregor and Anna Lesley finished first and second to lead the Lady Eagles cross country team to a win at the eighth annual McGregor Invitational on Saturday.
COPPERAS COVE — Belton busted loose in a hurry Friday night with a 31-yard touchdown run by Mike Davis, a 28-yard interception return score from cornerback Trent West, a successful onside kick and a 44-yard passing TD from quarterback Ruben Jimenez to D’emante Smith.
WACO — Waco High’s defense contained dynamic Ellison quarterback Breezion Spiller for most of Friday night’s District 12-6A opener at WISD Stadium.
LAMPASAS – For the first time this season, Lampasas did not capitalize on its opportunities.
HEWITT — The Midway Panthers won their 35th consecutive district game, beating Killeen, 35-7, on Friday night at Panther Stadium.
Temple already had a comfortable 27-3 lead early in the fourth quarter when Harker Heights, with the football near midfield, decided to punt. The Wildcats had to scramble because they were expecting the Knights to go for it, but Roman Jackson exploded off the edge and smothered the punter's …
SALADO — The three-headed monster of Noah Mescher, Wrook Brown and Reid Vincent accounted for five rushing TDs Friday in Salado's 50-0 homecoming rout of the Austin Travis Rebels.
CAMERON — If there were any questions in regards to how Cameron Yoe would start against Gatesville coming off a Week 2 bye, the Yoemen answered them — emphatically.
Emily Holder tallied 23 kills, 20 assists 20 digs, two aces and a block as the Belton volleyball team held on for a big road victory Friday at Copperas Cove, 25-20, 25-22, 18-25, 20-25, 15-3.
A pair of freshmen helped the Ellison girls cross country team finish sixth Friday at the Cleburne Buzz Run.
Two weeks ago, the football season started. Tonight, the playoff race begins for District 12-6A.
The Lampasas volleyball team was swept on the road in Brownwood on Tuesday, 25-10, 25-16, 25-19.
Alexis Barcinas needed to recover. Equally important, however, she needed to return.
The Waco Midway volleyball team defeated visiting Copperas Cove 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16 on Tuesday in a battle of District 12-6A unbeatens.
The District 12-6A volleyball race continues tonight with several key match-ups on the schedule.
Gatesville has plenty of excuses.
Heading into Friday night’s game against Round Rock Stony Point, Harker Heights head coach Jerry Edwards knew his team needed to get better on defense. In its first game against Round Rock on Aug. 30, the Knights struggled to defend the pass.
The Lampasas volleyball team lost a nondistrict home match against Clifton on Friday at home, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-10.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Bulldawgs beat the Manor Mustangs 37-33 Friday night at Bulldawg Stadium in Copperas Cove by dominating in the running game and coming up with a couple of key defensive stops.
The Stony Point Tigers were too much for the Harker Heights Knights on Friday night at Leo Buckley Stadium. A strong offensive showing led to a 52-28 victory over Heights.
GATESVILLE — Jason Delong could not celebrate his accomplishment.
Abbey Karcher had nine kills and a block, and the Belton volleyball team improved to 3-0 in District 12-6A with a 25-22, 25-17, 25-20 home sweep of Ellison on Friday.
BELTON — A pair of offensive adjustments by Belton — moving running back D’emante Smith to wide receiver and starting Mike Davis in the backfield — created a spark for the Tigers, who surpassed last week’s 135 total yardage output by halftime against visiting Round Rock on Friday night.
JARRELL — Derrick Warren scored four touchdowns and the Jarrell Cougars rolled to a 41-14 victory over Florence on Friday.
SALADO — First game on the new turf field at Eagle Stadium. Check.
Several area football teams will be looking to earn their first victory tonight, including Copperas Cove.
KILLEEN — For many football teams, no season is free from adversity.
Salado’s dominance on the cross country trails continued Thursday, and the Lady Eagles did not even need their standout harrier.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Sarah Stolley had to remind her team of its potential.
TEMPLE — Tuesday night’s District 12-6A volleyball showdown at Wildcat Gym had almost everything you’d want in a volleyball match: Two fierce rivals playing their best in an intense matchup in front of a jubilant crowd.
Outside hitter Landry Rogers recorded 24 kills to help the Salado volleyball team outlast host Cedar Creek 25-13, 28-30, 25-15, 22-25, 15-13 on Tuesday.
Elijah Delacruz waited for the moment. More importantly, he worked for it.
The Shoemaker Grey Wolves are set to take on the Midlothian Panthers on Friday in the two teams’ second game of the year.
For the second consecutive week, Round Rock Stony Point travels to Leo Buckley Stadium — this time to play Harker Heights.
On Thursday night, the Killeen Kangaroos took to the field looking to improve on last season’s 5-5 record. They matched up against a familiar foe at Leo Buckley Stadium — the Stony Point Tigers from Round Rock.
The Shoemaker Grey Wolves beat the San Angelo Central Bobcats 54-21 Friday night at Leo Buckley Stadium by dominating the line of scrimmage and having their way in the running game as well as creating turnovers on defense.
COPPERAS COVE — Everything was going as Jack Alvarez planned until the second half.
AUSTIN — Belton coach Sam Skidmore figured earlier this week that if there was indeed a quarterback battle between Kirkland Michaux, Cade Klubnik and Drew Willhoughby going on at Austin Westlake, the candidates to run the Chaparrals’ offense probably all were “pretty dang good.”
On an opening night when just about everything worked well for ninth-ranked Lampasas, Ace Whitehead and Jaylon Porter stood out as a particularly potent punch for the Badgers.