Dalton Hawes went 3 for 3, including a grand slam home run, to go with five RBIs as Salado routed China Spring 19-1 in Game 3 of their area-round playoff series, and he was voted KDH Player of the Week for the week of May 21.
MARBLE FALLS — Age does not matter.
MARBLE FALLS — Scott Ringo’s expectations are contained.
SALADO — Although it took Salado senior Costas Loullis longer than most student-athletes, he signed his national letter of intent to play soccer for Mary Hardin-Baylor on Wednesday.
BELTON — For all the power Salado has exhibited during the playoffs, including Rustin Hale’s first-inning home run Saturday — its third consecutive game with at least one homer — that boosted it to an early three-run lead, the Eagles didn’t need to hit another ball out of the infield to prop…
It was more than a practice.
BELTON — Salado and Lorena broke into a game of tag Friday night, until the Eagles finally couldn’t be caught in extra innings.
Gatesville is hosting a Division II Texas 7on7 State Qualifying Tournament today.
COLLEGE STATION — Lampasas earned two third-place medals at the University Interscholastic League State Tennis Tournament on Thursday, placing in Class 4A girls doubles and mixed doubles.
Harker Heights held its annual Red and Black game at Leo Buckley Stadium on Wednesday night, and the Red team took a 27-7 victory over the Black team.
Copperas Cove third baseman Josh Ropple hit a two-RBI single to give the Bulldawgs a 7-6 walk-off victory in Game 1 of its Class 6A bi-district series against Irving MacArthur, and he was voted KDH Player of the Week for the week of April 14.
MARBLE FALLS — The stage did not change, but Jett Truss did.
SALADO — After committing to play baseball for Sul Ross State University in March, Salado senior Drew Dobbins made it official Tuesday, signing his national letter of intent surrounded by family, friends and teammates.
Harker Heights’ spring football game was postponed Tuesday after a storm moved into the area just before the scheduled 6 p.m. start.
The Gatesville boys golf team opened the Class 4A state tournament with a team score of 361 on Monday and sits in ninth place heading into today’s final round.
AUSTIN — In his first year of running the 300-meter hurdles, Lampasas’ Cameron Everts earned a silver medal Saturday at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet.
TROY — Salado got the final word Saturday afternoon.
AUSTIN — Killeen senior Devonte Cochran recorded a personal best and set a school record, jumping 49 feet to take third place in the triple jump Saturday at the UIL State Track and Field Meet.
AUSTIN — Class 4A pole vault was well-represented locally by Gatesville sophomore Jordan Morse and Lampasas senior Ryan Fesler in Saturday’s University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet.
AUSTIN — Aubrey Kelly did not earn a medal, but he made a memory.
AUSTIN — For most, it was their first trip to the state meet, but it does not have to be their last.
FLOWER MOUND — The conclusion of Belton’s season came down to fight and finish. The Tigers showed they could fight back with rallies multiple times, but finishing them proved elusive.
TROY — The Salado and China Spring baseball teams already have played each other four times this season. It will require a fifth battle to decide whether it's the Eagles or the Cougars who extend their season at least one more week in the Class 4A playoffs.
The Copperas Cove Independent School District held a special board meeting Friday afternoon and unanimously approved the hiring of Jack Alvarez as the new athletic director and head football coach.
BELTON — If Belton wants a spot in the Class 6A Region I quarterfinals, the Tigers will need a bi-district duplicate.
Several area soccer players were honored by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches for their performances this season.
Killeen freshman football didn’t have a winning record until the fall of 2015.
Copperas Cove left fielder Nick Izquierdo went 4 for 5 with four runs scored and three RBIs as the Bulldawgs defeated Belton 12-2 in the regular-season finale, clinching second place in the District 8-6A standings, and he was voted KDH Player of the Week for the week of April 6.
Avery Drake is the district’s best player, and she still has time to improve.
Belton senior William Paysse and 2009 Salado graduate Ryan O’Rear just missed advancing in Monday’s U.S. Open local qualifier in Kerrville.
COPPERAS COVE — After spending most of the last two years more than 200 miles apart, Copperas Cove senior soccer player Tristan Reno is eager to get back with his family.
WEST — Dusty Brittain was baffled.
WACO — Jenna Kuligowski hit a two-run double to break a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth inning and the China Spring Lady Cougars defeated Salado 4-2 on Saturday to sweep their Class 4A area-round series.
LIBERTY HILL — Gatesville’s unexpected playoff run is over.
WEST — Reese Perry’s single didn’t just score two runs. The solid line drive down the left-field line also lifted the stubborn cap on Belton’s offense that had lingered for about 24 hours and nine innings and set the stage for more baseball beyond Friday night.
Shoemaker hosted 21 universities and colleges from across the state and as far as Florida on Thursday for the 2018 College Football Day.
WEST — Belton couldn’t have asked for a much better start than it got out of right-handed pitcher Reese Perry, whose command of the strike zone with his repertoire of pitches limited Cedar Hill to four hits in a complete-game performance.
Gatesville — The Hornets were able to defend the nest as they stung Liberty Hill at home 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Todd Wright is trying to absorb it all.
Most people look at running as punishment.
PFLUGERVILLE — It felt like an uphill battle to Drew Cleavinger.
FAIRFIELD — For five innings, Maci Matthews waited.
WEST — With a losing record after a fourth-place finish in District 7-6A, Irving Nimitz played the conventional wisdom by opting for a one-game playoff instead of a three-game series against District 8-6A champion Belton in the Class 6A bi-district round, hoping to get lucky in that one game.