ITALY— Shoemaker remains undefeated in 2019.
WEST — Alberto Jones Jr. knew what to expect.
CAMERON — Salado sophomore guard Peyton Miller scored a fast-break layup less than 2 minutes into the second half, and his Eagles trailed Navasota by a single point at 21-20 in a Class 4A area-round boys basketball playoff game.
Taylor Gurnett and Kirsten Bush each scored twice and the District 12-6A-leading Belton girls soccer team clinched a playoff spot with a 9-0 home win over Shoemaker on Friday.
A loss on the court doesn’t sit well with the Grey Wolves, but it motivates them to bounce back stronger.
Copperas Cove delivered a run-rule victory in its home opener Wednesday. Then, the Lady Bulldawgs took their hot-hitting bats on the road.
Brooke Frierson wasn’t going to let Belton run up the scoreboard on the Lady Knights.
The area-round playoff schedule is set, and both local Class 6A teams will be tested.
WAXAHACHIE — There was no deja vu for the 17th-ranked Shoemaker Grey Wolves on Tuesday night.
FAIRFIELD — Chandler Sutton was confident the shot would fall. After all, almost all his previous attempts did.
Salado’s Shane Roche scored 25 points, 17 in the first half, as the Eagles built a big halftime lead and held on for a 66-55 win over Wimberley in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Tuesday at Concordia University Texas in Austin.
The Harker Heights boys and girls bowling teams swept Shoemaker on Monday at Killeen Bowlerama to finish their district seasons unbeaten.
Isiah Brown refused to be denied again.
Lampasas' Ace Whitehead pitched five innings of two-hit ball and the Badgers scored five times in the bottom of the first on the way to a season-opening 8-2 win over Gatesville on Monday in Lampasas.
Copperas Cove senior point guard Madison Griffon earned the top honor from league coaches as she was named MVP of the recently released All-District 12-6A girls basketball team.
Copperas Cove senior D.J. Dewald made the most of his final home game in a Bulldawg uniform.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Lampasas made it all the way to the championship game Saturday in the KISD Invitational before falling to Rogers 2-0 at Harker Heights Community Park.
Belton senior Denver Holman was voted first-team kick returner on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A All-State football team released Saturday.
Ne’Vaeh Barnes had 10 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two assists and the Patterson Lady Cavaliers beat Liberty Hill 44-7 for the Killeen ISD eighth-grade championship.
CEDAR CREEK — Outside of the outcome, Mark Myers could not ask for anything more.
HARKER HEIGHTS — For 80 minutes of regulation and four turns each in the shootout, nothing was decided between the Harker Heights Knights and the Temple Wildcats on Friday night.
TEMPLE — Temple and Kaitlynn Goode needed less than 10 minutes to ensure that Friday night’s score at the end of regulation included at least one goal, as opposed to the last time the Lady Wildcats took on Harker Heights.
Area schools had mixed results on the second day of the annual KISD Invitational softball tournament.
Sarina Gray went 3 for 4 with an inside-the-park home run and three RBIs in a 13-3 win over Tyler Chapel Hill on Friday at the Whitney softball tournament.
Ellison wresting swept the Region II District 7-6A meet Saturday with 11 athletes qualifying to compete in the finals.
The Ellison Eagles defeated the Killeen Kangaroos 12-5 on Monday at Hallmark Lanes and assured themselves of a second-place finish in the district standings at 6-3.
It was a valuable lesson.
CORSICANA — Do more, say less.
BELTON — Seven games into District 12-6A competition, the Belton Lady Tigers and Waco Midway Pantherettes had each allowed a single goal during league play. On Tuesday night’s clash at Wilson-Kerzee Field, both sides gave up an opposing score in the opening 15 minutes.
CORSICANA — After closing the gap to one point, Harker Heights was looking for a timeout as the final seconds were ticking away.
TEMPLE — Temple produced timely hitting and pitching as well as solid defense Tuesday night, yet pins and needles still managed to wedge themselves into the season opener.
BELTON — With the addition of a pair of district teams, the oddity of playing a season, home and district opener at the same time was a reality for the Belton Lady Tigers.
Gerardo Ramirez scored the lone goal and the Harker Heights boys soccer team blanked Shoemaker 1-0 on Tuesday in Harker Heights to finish the first half of district play unbeaten.
JOHNSON CITY — Diane Hurst had no other choice.
WACO — Madison Griffon left it all on the court Tuesday night for the Lady Bulldawgs.
Shoemaker junior Nasir Kirk is just glad to be able to contribute to No. 16-ranked Shoemaker’s success on the court.
With just over five minutes to play left in the fourth quarter, Killeen junior Michael House was determined to help rally his team against one of District 12-6A’s toughest opponents.
Iyanna Billups had 25 points, six assists, four rebounds and six steals to lead the Patterson seventh-grade A-team Lady Cavaliers to a 64-37 first-round victory Thursday at home over Smith in the Killeen ISD postseason championship tournament.
COPPERAS COVE — D.J. Dewald knew instantly.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Harker Heights Knights just couldn’t keep up with the Wildcats.
Salado's Zack Shaver scored 18 points and the Eagles defeated Lampasas 49-31 on Friday to remain in the hunt for a piece of the District 27-4A championship.