District 8-6A continues its reign as one of the state’s strongest districts after another impressive showing in the girls state polls.
The Ellison Eagles closed out the Killeen ISD Winter Soccer Showcase with a 2-0 victory over China Spring on Saturday.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Harker Heights Knights built on their recent momentum with a 61-46 victory over Shoemaker on Friday night at home.
COPPERAS COVE — Erica Powell had one objective — contribute.
BELTON — With a No. 12 ranking and only two losses on the season, there was some pre-game chatter among the Ellison Eagles that their 8-6A contest against the Belton Tigers, who entered the contest tied for sixth in the eight-team District 8-6A, would be over by halftime.
The Killeen girls soccer team split a pair of matches Friday at the Temple tournament.
The first day of the Killeen ISD Winter Soccer Showcase had split results among the local schools at Leo Buckley Stadium on Thursday.
The Killeen ISD Winter Soccer Showcase kicks off today at Leo Buckley Stadium.
COPPERAS COVE — Dillon Gooding’s most important basket was the one that was taken away.
Ellison remained undefeated in district play with double-digit scoring from Daija Planas, Aujunnae Smith and Marliah Johnson in the eighth-ranked Lady Eagles’ 49-40 road victory over Killeen on Tuesday night.
Ellison’s Casey Armour scored 15 of his game-high 35 points in a third quarter that saw the 12th-ranked Eagles take command on the way to a 75-63 win over Killeen on Tuesday at Ellison.
The second day of the CenTex Tournament had split results for Harker Heights, who had an early victory before falling to Liberty Hill in the championship round 1-0 on Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium.
Cross-town rivals aim to avoid pre-district matches, but Killeen and Ellison faced off on neutral ground on the second day of the CenTex Tournament on Saturday afternoon and played to a scoreless draw.
COPPERAS COVE — Du’Wain Thomas envisioned it. Then, he experienced it.
Montego Mucklevaney scored 18 points and the Killeen Runnin’ Roos bounced back from a pair of humbling losses to beat San Angelo Central 76-60 on Friday.
BELTON — Waco Midway went inside for the majority of its points, Belton’s search for offense mostly came up frustratingly empty, and the result favored the visiting Panthers on Friday night.
Ethan Buchanan recorded a hat trick and the Ellison boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season, 4-2 over Galveston Ball on Friday in the Katy Tournament.
GATESVILLE — The cold temperature didn’t keep a crowd from gathering to watch as Gatesville took on Burnet in the season-opening match Thursday night.
8-6A ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
It’s back to District 8-6A basketball action for Killeen as the Kangaroos and Lady Kangaroos will face San Angelo Central on Friday night.
Alberto Jones Jr. did not like the finish, but he was pleased with the outcome.
In their first District 8-6A game of the new year, the Shoemaker Grey Wolves played like a new team Tuesday night, defeating Belton 61-49.
The Lampasas boys basketball team was declared the winner of Brownwood’s 16-team Texas Bank Holiday Classic after the Badgers' championship game opponent opted to return home ahead of a possible ice storm.
GATESVILLE — Victory was within reach.
Killeen took on Bryan Rudder in the Bo Burgess Classic Thursday morning, inching past the Rangers behind 24 points from senior Montego Muckelvaney and junior Cortez Ivie to win 68-66.
The 2017 Bo Burgess Classic kicked off Wednesday afternoon with victories for both host schools — Killeen and Harker Heights.
Copperas Cove setter Aidan Chace and libero Madison Wasiak were named to the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State Volleyball second team released Saturday.
Walk into the Ellison gym on a Wednesday afternoon and you’ll find a group of guys grabbing a basketball or two and shooting hoops as they wait for the girls’ team to practice.
COPPERAS COVE — Christmas came early in Copperas Cove as the Bulldawgs took a 66-51 victory over Temple in a non-district matchup Thursday afternoon.
BELTON — Garrison Vaughn and Logan Hall both wore red pullover jackets and khaki pants. The matching wardrobe made sense because the Belton products likely will be dressed exactly alike on future Saturdays.
Ellison senior outside hitter Breonna Fleming signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Temple College on Monday evening.
A 17-hour flight connects Australia to Dallas, but high school basketball players who travel from Down Under have more to adjust to than just a change in seasons.
COPPERAS COVE — It is the season of giving, but Cielo McClain prefers the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Senior guard Janaiya Davis scored 18 points and Waco Midway ended Killeen’s four-game winning streak and broke the Lady Roos’ perfect district standing with a 63-51 win Tuesday night at the Killeen gym.
Tyler Quarles scored a career-high 16 points and the Lampasas Badgers cruised to a 67-38 home win over Llano on Tuesday in their District 19-4A opener.
Ace Whitehead made an immediate impact.
Friends, family and former teammates gathered Monday at the Lions Club Park and Recreation Center as Ellison senior Symone Thomas signed her national letter of intent to play Division I volleyball for Norfolk State University.
Dallas Gailey scored 17 points and the Weatherford Kangaroos jumped out to an early lead and held on to beat Salado 63-53 on Saturday in San Antonio.
Ellison guard Casey Armour scored a season-high 33 points in Friday night’s 56-48 district-opening home victory against the Shoemaker Grey Wolves.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The loss stings but not as much as the consequences.
Manesha Knox had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Killeen Lady Roos remained unbeaten in District 8-6A play Friday with a 48-40 win at Belton.
Shoemaker, the defending District 8-6A champions, prepare to open its district schedule at No. 19 Ellison tonight at 5:30 p.m.
Lampasas was witness to international basketball Wednesday night as the Badgers hosted Australia’s St. Joseph’s Academy, taking a 43-38 victory.
COPPERAS COVE — The difference was not tangible.
Meleanna Williams led a balanced Killeen High scoring attack with 10 points and the Lady Roos defeated Shoemaker 47-36 on Tuesday for their second straight win to start District 8-6A play.
Kaia Philen scored 18 points and the Salado Lady Eagles scored half their points in the fourth quarter of a 40-38 win at Llano in the teams’ District 19-4A opener on Tuesday.
Behind 24 points from senior guard Jyhlil Rice on Saturday afternoon, the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs went undefeated in the Dawg Pound Showdown after taking an 84-57 victory over Round Rock Stony Point.
Texas Longhorns pledge Gerald Liddell scored 19 points and 16th-ranked Cibolo Steele remained unbeaten with a 48-45 win over No. 19 Ellison on Saturday in the championship game of the Pflugerville tournament.