Ka’Jari Herrera is aware of the outside perception.
Todd Wright wants to be ready for any situation.
GATESVILLE — The philosophy was simple, and the execution was almost flawless.
For Killeen senior standouts Brandon Fox and Nate Kamper, putting on pads for the first time this fall feels different than any other year in their career.
The Gatesville and Lampasas volleyball teams hooked up for a nondistrict matchup Friday in Gatesville in between their Thursday/Saturday stints in Gatesville’s tournament.
LAMPASAS — It was a routine play to most, but not to Daunte Cuffie.
The Lampasas volleyball team went 2-1 Thursday in pool play at the Gatesville tournament, finishing second and earning a spot in the Gold bracket.
After two weeks of practices, Florence, Salado, Gatesville and Lampasas are prepared to compete against new faces.
COPPERAS COVE — Jack Alvarez’s expectations are high.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Jerry Edwards wants to forget, but he cannot do it alone.
Olivia Zmolik posted a team-high five kills to go with 10 digs, but it was not enough to lead Lampasas to a win as Rogers defeated the Lady Badgers 25-14, 25-21, 25-17 on Tuesday.
Jeala Rice led a balanced Copperas Cove hitting attack with 10 kills and the Lady Dawgs won their home volleyball opener with a 25-16, 29-27, 25-19 sweep of Georgetown East View on Monday.
It was not a win, but it was a victory.
FLORENCE — Lampasas and Florence battled for the Silver bracket championship on Saturday in the Stampede Showdown tournament, hosted by the Lady Buffaloes.
Former Copperas Cove star Jaylen Smith earned his first professional victory Friday pitching for the Gulf Coast League Phillies West.
LAMPASAS — The pressure is not off. It is just altered.
One after another, they piled up.
LAMPASAS — Troy Rogers is not getting excited for the season. He has been excited.
Copperas Cove opened defense of its Austin ISD Jason Landers Invitational championship by producing a 2-1 showing during Thursday’s pool-play matches.
Four area volleyball teams will descend on Austin today in hopes of taking the first steps toward winning the Austin ISD Jason Landers Invitational.
Temple’s Dallas Hankamer shot the low round of the tournament, a 6-under 65 on Tuesday, to finish in a tie for second place at the Legends Junior Tour Collegiate Preview.
HARKER HEIGHTS — It is a new roster, but not a new team.
Temple golfer Dallas Hankamer is tied for fifth place after the first day of play in the Legends Junior Tour Collegiate Preview at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth.
For five years now, Cory Jefferson has been hosting a summer basketball camp at Killeen High School, and he still does it for the kids.
GATESVILLE — The season just started, but Jill Truss is focused on how it will finish.
Four area players earned honorable mention on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A All-State baseball team released Saturday.
HARKER HEIGHTS -- Harker Heights replaced the usual week-long freshman football camp with a freshman football academy lasting all day Friday.
Lampasas baseball player Ace Whitehead was placed on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State Team as an outfielder.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove wrapped up its four-day junior high and freshman football camp Thursday morning.
Todd Wright wants his players to connect with the program’s history, and there is no better place to start.
Semira Fields was always a player. Now, she is a celebrity.
Jared Shaw is attempting to cultivate a culture.
GATESVILLE — Rickey Phillips loves teaching. More importantly, he loves watching others learn.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The circle is complete.
The Fort Hood Wounded Warriors were eliminated in the first round of The Basketball Tournament, falling 89-72 to the Golden Eagles (Marquette Alumni) on Friday in Wichita, Kan.
Hundreds of Herbie the Hedgehog stuffed toys were picked up at Allison Dickson’s home Wednesday by Temple High football players and delivered to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center and the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Construction on a running path recently began at Gatesville High School.
Stonetree Golf Club is participating in the World’s Largest Golf Outing event on Aug. 5.
The Basketball Tournament, now in its sixth year, is a 64-team, 5-on-5 single-elimination tournament with a $2 million prize, and a team headed by former Killeen High standout Cedric Brooks is pledging to donate $100,000 to wounded warriors if they win.
Luke Howard never envisioned this.
LAMPASAS — Most would consider it an ideal situation.
High school athletes have experienced about two months of offseason, and Shoemaker head volleyball coach Merdith Shaw-Moore wants to make sure her players are prepared.
Copperas Cove High School has been hosting a strength and conditioning camp for its athletes for the past few weeks to prepare for the upcoming school year.