With a strong showing in the relays and a victory by Jayden Smith in the triple jump, the Ellison boys track team won the Big Red Relays on Saturday in Belton.
When a three-way tie atop a district occurs, the postseason accolades are likely to spread among the trio of schools.
The Harker Heights girls track team continued its success at the Bulldawg Relays, winning five individual events and two relays for a 17-point victory over runner-up Belton on Saturday at Copperas Cove's Bulldawg Stadium.
The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced the rosters for its summer Victory Bowl high school all-star games on Monday.
COPPERAS COVE — Down by two points with 14.3 seconds remaining, Belton couldn’t get a shot off as time ticked off the clock and the Lady Tigers’ season ended Friday night with a 45-43 loss to Shoemaker in a District 8-6A fourth-place tiebreaker at Bulldawg Gymnasium.
BELTON — Down 2-0 against District 8-6A foe Waco Midway at halftime, the Belton girls soccer team went on the attack in the second half. Junior forward Tiarra Hodges found the back of the net twice in the first 10 minutes of the second half to even things and the Lady Tigers managed a 2-2 tie Tuesday night at Tiger Field.
BELTON — Belton jumped on San Angelo Central early, built a solid double-digit advantage through three quarters, then held off a furious fourth-quarter rally for a 45-36 victory Friday night at Tiger Gym in the Lady Tigers’ final home game of the season.
BELTON — Peyton Mansell knew in June where he wanted to play college football and remained loyal on his quest to becoming a Big 10 Conference quarterback at the University of Iowa. It took John Harvey a bit longer to decide between two schools with similar pros and few cons.
BELTON — Up 2-1 at halftime of its District 8-6A matchup with Killeen on Tuesday night at Wilson-Kerzee Field, the Belton boys soccer team took control of the match less than 30 seconds into the second half.
Shianne Johnson had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five steals to lead the Killeen girls basketball team to a 59-46 win at San Angelo Central on Tuesday.
Aidan Chace dealt with more than most.
BELTON — Lady Tigers soccer coach Wendy Knight likes her team to set the tone early in matches by scoring a goal in the first 5 minutes. While Belton didn’t quite accomplish that goal Friday night — scoring its first goal just over 8 minutes in when Tiarra Hodges took a feed from fellow junior Alison Navarro and beat Harker Heights freshman goalie Seniya Henegar — the Lady Tigers did manage to set the tone early in a 7-0 rout of Harker Heights in a District 8-6A matchup at Tiger Field.
Shoemaker jumped out to a 20-14 halftime lead and, thanks to 18 points from Charlene Shepherd and 12 from Makayla Gatewood, dropped the Lady Tigers 44-33 with an important win on the road Friday.
Shoemaker’s Jason McDonald did it again.
BELTON — Despite finishing the first half of District 8-6A play with just one win, first-year Belton boys basketball coach Trovocie Jackson still feels his team is on the right track. The Tigers closed out their first run through the district gauntlet Friday night with a 62-49 loss to Harker Heights.