After Florence’s 6-14-1 season last year and following the graduation of six seniors, Buffaloes head coach Bryce Estes told the now sophomores that the opportunity to play on varsity was theirs if they worked to prove themselves.
Sitting at a computer facing the television in his living room, just down the street from Copperas Cove High School, former Bulldawg defensive lineman Billy Hatten watches as the NFL free agency updates begin to roll in as he applies for his work visa.
Salado standout pitcher Bailey Tindell was voted KDH Player of the Week for the week of March 19 after striking out 11 batters and only allowing one hit — a two-out triple in the sixth inning — as the Lady Eagles defeated Leander Glenn 10-0 on the road.
COPPERAS COVE — The skid is over.
Landon Maxwell was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs and the Belton Tigers scored in every inning of an 11-0, five-inning victory over Killeen on Tuesday night.
Ethan Buchanan scored two goals, capping one of the greatest seasons in Ellison history, in a 2-2 draw Tuesday at Pflugerville Weiss.
The paths were different, but each ended up in the same spot.
Ellison did not need to generate offensive momentum. The Eagles already possessed it.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Bulldawgs held off Waco Midway through six innings before losing 4-2 against the Panthers at home Friday night.
GATESVILLE — Down 12-0 in the top of the sixth inning, Zach Mueller hit a bomb deep to left that drove in two Hornets, but it was a little too late by then in Friday’s 12-2 loss to Lorena.
Jacob Wilk struck out seven in three scoreless innings, and Belton Farr hit a two-run homer Friday in Salado's 19-0 five-inning, run-rule victory at home over Burnet.
After Eagles soccer standout Ethan Buchanan scored twice and recorded a pair of assists during a 6-0 victory against Killeen, helping Ellison improve to 5-6-2 in District 8-6A, he was voted KDH Player of the Week for the week of March 12.
LAMPASAS — Lampasas is riding a wave of confidence heading back into district play following a 17-7 nondistrict win against Comanche at home Thursday afternoon.
HEWITT — In what can only be described as a disastrous first inning, the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs gave up seven runs to the Midway Panthers on Tuesday in a 7-0 loss on the opening night of District 8-6A play.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Sometimes, less is more.
Kyle Sims knows it is just an award, but it feels like more.
Brian Gardner scored on an error in the third inning and Ellison held on for a 1-0 road win over Shoemaker on Tuesday in their District 8-6A opener.
Drew Dobbins tossed his second no-hitter and the Eagles' third of the season in Salado's 7-0 win at Leander Glenn on Tuesday.
Jayda Carter had an RBI triple, and Alina Salazar drove in a run with a double as the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs beat Shoemaker 10-6 on the road Monday.
LAMPASAS — Johnnie Mcgehee did not want to win. He had to win.
Ellison's Trestan Hudnall, Antares Gillespie and Keith Jackson II qualified for state Saturday at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Region 2, Division I Meet at Burleson High School.
LAMPASAS — After a rough start in the Lampasas baseball tournament, Killeen took home the only local team victory on the third day of competition Saturday morning.
Michael Goudeau pitched a two-hit shutout and the Copperas Cove baseball team pounded Austin Travis 18-0 on Saturday in their final game at the Central Texas Invitational at Cedar Creek.
Ellison continued its dominance this season by easily capturing the championship at the Killeen ISD Relays on Friday.
GATESVILLE — In what was their third games in two days the Gatesville Hornets dominated Waco Connally in District 17 4A action, winning 17-1 in four innings on Friday.
Josh Ropple hit a game-tying single in the top of the seventh inning and the Copperas Cove baseball team remained unbeaten Friday following a 2-2 tie with Austin Royals Homeschool at the Central Texas Invitational hosted by Hutto and Cedar Creek high schools.
LAMPASAS — The Badgers went undefeated on the first day of the Lampasas tournament with victories over Jarrell and Shoemaker on Thursday.
Salado senior Jacob Wilk was voted KDHPressbox Player of the Week for the week of March 5 after he homered in both games of the Eagles’ doubleheader on Feb. 26. Wilk drove in all three runs as Salado won 3-1 over Del Valle and he came on the mound in relief, helping the Eagles finish off a c…
SALADO — Salado baseball is one of 32 teams that will participate in the sixth annual Ranch Baseball Invitational this weekend in Franklin.
COPPERAS COVE — Looks can be deceiving.
Salado’s Costas Loullis recorded a hat trick in the Eagles’ 7-0 win at Cameron Yoe on Tuesday.
There was no surprise.
Kyle Sims did not receive an award. He earned it.
Belton’s William Paysse carded rounds of 75 and 74 to finish eighth in the Region I-6A Preview golf tournament Friday and Saturday at Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington.
Becca Dockray went 3 for 3 at the plate, drove in three runs and struck out six on the mound to earn the victory as the Salado softball team routed Blooming Grove 14-4 in the silver bracket championship game of the Franklin tournament on Saturday.
Tommy Connell and a strong contingent of pole vaulters helped the Copperas Cove boys track team win the Texas State High School Invitational on Saturday in San Marcos.
Michael Goudeau tossed a three-hit shutout and the Copperas Cove baseball team capped an unbeaten run through the Austin ISD tournament with a 3-0 win over Georgetown East View on Saturday.
Herald Staff Report
Ellison earned a 1-0 victory over Harker Heights on Friday night at home in front of a bleacher full of fans.
After the first day of the Killeen Independent School District baseball tournament, all four area school coaches are looking forward to getting their teams as many games as possible.
Copperas Cove's Josh Ropple struck out nine in a complete-game six-hitter, and Brian Hodges socked a two-run homer as the Bulldawgs won their sixth straight to start the season, beating Austin Bowie 8-3 in the Austin ISD tournament on Thursday.
A 27-point, 11-rebound outing, with a buzzer-beating basket to give Ellison a 54-52 win against Cedar Hill in the Eagles’ playoff opener Feb. 20, helped Casey Armour win the vote for the KDH Player of the Week honor for the week of Feb. 26.
BELTON — The Belton Lady Tigers opened District 8-6A play by batting around in the bottom of the first inning and scoring five runs en route to an 11-0 run-rule victory over Harker Heights on Wednesday night.
ITALY — It was a minor outburst, but it had major implications.