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.
KATY — The Salado Eagles had the opportunities to do something none of the previous 39 West Orange-Stark opponents had done before. But the run defense of the two-time defending state champions along with failing to capitalize on those opportunities resulted in the end of the Eagles’ histori…
Zakiyah Upshaw accomplished her goal.
COPPERAS COVE — The second day of the Dawg Pound Showdown started just as the first for Copperas Cove as they continued to extend their winning streak to 10 games on Friday.
Sydney Brock led three Ellison players in double figures with 17 points and the 20th-ranked Lady Eagles won their District 8-6A opener 54-42 on Friday at No. 19 Waco Midway.
Class 6A No. 19 Ellison continued its impressive start to the season by holding off Austin Lake Travis by three points, 39-36, in overtime to win its opening-round game at the Pflugerville tournament.
Class 6A No. 11 Ellison put the finishing touches on this week as it will face No. 10 Waco Midway in the District 8-6A opener tongith at 7 p.m.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove extended its winning streak to eight games with two wins on the opening day of the Dawg Pound Showdown tournament Thursday.
Change could be coming.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Dillon Gooding believes the game truly begins when the first half ends.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Bulldawgs extended their winning streak to six after defeating Austin LBJ 70-56 on Tuesday night behind 21 points from senior Justus Honea.
Matt Edgar put back a missed shot and the Florence Buffaloes held off a Granger rally to win 39-36 on Tuesday in Florence.
SAN ANTONIO – Salado quarterback Hayden Haire double-checked with his dad, or in this instance, head coach Alan Haire.
SALADO — On the final day of the Coach Smith Memorial Basketball Tournament, the Salado Eagles put up quite the fight to take a 58-46 victory over Thorndale on Saturday afternoon.
COPPERAS COVE — Bulldawg Stadium is quickly becoming a favorite place for Harker Heights graduate Khalil Corbett-Canada.
SALADO — Kaia Philen scored 20 points and the Salado girls basketball team collected another win after taking down the McGregor Lady Bulldogs 40-33 on the final day of the Coach Smith Memorial Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
City rivals Ellison and Shoemaker weren’t expecting to meet until their District 8-6A opener on Dec. 15. But Saturday they found themselves matched up in the fifth-place game at the Mansfield ISD Tournament.
SALADO — Lampasas needed to make a point.
Football fans will note a number of local players on the Trinity Valley Community College football team.
Bryce Cook scored 17 points and 11th-ranked South Grand Prairie handed Ellison its first loss of the season, 66-52 on Friday in the Mansfield ISD Tournament.
Amber Garcia scored 15 points and Austin Travis picked up its first win of the season, beating Florence 36-25 on Friday in the Florence girls tournament.
SALADO — The Salado cafeteria filled up Thursday afternoon with family, friends and teammates who gathered to watch as senior Jacob Wilk signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Arkansas, an NCAA Division I school.
Florence kicked off its girls basketball tournament looking for redemption against Granger on Thursday morning, and the Lady Buffaloes got it, earning a 36-29 victory.
The Harker Heights Knights rallied from a 6-1 deficit after match play to eke out a narrow 9-8 victory against the Ellison Eagles on Tuesday at Hallmark Lanes.
LAMPASAS — Sierra Brooks is more encouraged by the finish than the start.
Both Killeen and Dripping Springs were looking for redemption coming off losses last week, but the Lady Roos were too much to handle as they defeated the Lady Tigers 44-31 on Tuesday night.
Looking to get back in the win column, Killeen faced Bryan at home Tuesday evening but fell short to the Vikings, who got 36 points from Zach Nutall in a 64-58 victory.
Casey Armour led four Eagles in double figures with 14 points and Ellison improved to 6-0 with a 76-48 victory Tuesday at Austin Akins.
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Bennett Mohn scored 18 points and 10th-ranked Lake Travis handed the Killeen Kangaroos their first loss of the season, 71-59 on Tuesday at the Killeen High gym.
LAMPASAS — It was a difficult lesson, but it had to be taught.
Casey Armour tossed in 26 points for the second day in a row and the Ellison boys basketball team increased its season-opening winning streak to five with a 53-42 win Tuesday at Waco University.
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Casey Armour’s natural instinct took control.
The timing is perfect.
By Felisa Cardenas
The Salado and Lampasas volleyball teams each had one player named to the 19-4A All-District Volleyball First Team released Monday.
Jyhlil Rice and Tyrese Taylor led five Copperas Cove players in double figures with 15 points each and the Bulldawgs upset No. 10 Lake Travis 74-60 on Monday in Copperas Cove.
After dropping their first two games Thursday, the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs won four straight to win the Silver Bracket championship Saturday at the Marble Falls basketball tournament.
BELTON — Basketball is a sport, but sometimes, it is art.
GATESVILLE — Sammy Brown made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Salado defeated Gatesville 74-68 in the Eagles’ season-opener on Saturday morning.
CEDAR PARK — Gatesville knew what to expect.
DeSOTO — The Copperas Cove Bulldawgs knew they had to be nearly flawless in the opening round of the Division II-6A playoffs.
DUNCANVILLE — Ellison fell to sixth-ranked Duncanville 62-0 on Friday in the bi-district round of the Class 6A, Division II playoffs.
BELTON – Belton players and their families lingered on the Tiger Field turf for almost an hour after Friday night’s Class 6A bi-district playoff game, sharing memories, taking photos and laughing through some tears.
MANOR — Winning a playoff game for the second straight year following an eight-year playoff victory drought is certainly special for the Salado Eagles.
Allaira Jones scored 18 points, and Rebekah Nolte added 16 — including four 3-pointers — to lead the No. 23 Gatesville girls in a 60-26 rout at Salado on Friday.