• August 23, 2016

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Union Grove sweeps boys soccer titles

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The Union Grove eighth-grade boys soccer team posed for a photo with its championship plaque after winning the Killeen ISD district championship on May 21.

Diego Fierro, Mark Levin and Jalen Bullock each scored a goal to lift the Union Grove boys soccer team to a 3-1 win over Patterson in the Killeen ISD seventh-grade championship game on May 21.

It’s the Grizzlies’ first district championship in soccer.

Jack Byse, James Weedon, Derrick Mandell and Malik Francis were defensive standouts.

The Grizzlies were undefeated on the season with a record of 5-0-1.

UNION GROVE 7TH 6, MANOR 7TH 1: Fierro and Cameron Howard each scored twice as the Grizzlies rolled to a victory in the semifinals.

Byse and Jeremiah Saria also scored for Union Grove. Mandell and Francis were defensive standouts.

UNION GROVE 8TH 3, PALO ALTO 8TH 2: Gerardo Ramirez scored twice to lead the Grizzlies to the Killeen ISD eighth-grade championship with a win over the unbeaten Patriots..

Andre Rich also scored for the 7-1 Grizzlies, who won their first district soccer title.

Outstanding defenders were Benjamin Arevalo, Brandon Beckham, Luke Harvey, Ethan Villa and Ethan Wickliff.

UNION GROVE 8TH 2, MANOR 8TH 1: Rich and Ramirez scored as the Grizzlies handed Manor its first loss and advanced to the championship game.

UNION GROVE 8TH 5, SMITH 8TH 1: Rich and Alerick Hall each scored twice to lead the Grizzlies to a victory in their tourney opener.

Atreau Whitfield also scored for Union Grove.

Defensive standouts were Arevalo, Beckham, Harvey, Villa and Wickliff.

Live Oak Ridge sweeps district tennis titles

Live Oak Ridge’s tennis teams swept the Killeen ISD middle school championships on May 21.

The eighth-grade team, led by boys singles champion Jalen Clarke, beat out Palo Alto and Patterson for the title.

Gabriella Orta-Almonte also was a big scorer for the Lobos, finishing third in girls singles. Devonte Shannon also finished third in boys singles.

The seventh-grade Lobos were led by their dominance in doubles to outscore Smith and Audie Murphy for the championship. Madalyne Martinez and Amiya Welch won the girls bracket. Jabaree Bangura and Daniel Villareal won an all-Live Oak Ridge final for the boys crown, beating teammates Elias Tamakloe and Sebastian Leigh.

Tyra Williams helped the Lobos pick up big points in girls singles with a third-place finish.

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