Temple golfer William Paysse, who just completed his junior year at Belton High School, earned a spot in the U.S Junior Amateur championship by winning a sectional qualifier Monday in Kerrville.

WACO — For Belton’s Breck Potvin and Trey Bell, competing Monday night at Waco ISD Sports Complex in the Central Texas All-Star Game was an opportunity to play one final time on the diamond with fellow Tiger Logan Earl, and it was also a chance to reconnect with teammates they played club ba…

Led by all-tournament team selections safety TJ Gift, receiver Anthony Brown and quarterback Cameron Davis, the host Belton High School 7-on-7 team finished as the runner-up in the Lone Star Shootout on Saturday in Belton.

BELTON — Emily Gray knew what to expect.

On the heels of helping Belton advance to the area round of the playoffs, three Lady Tigers landed on the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 6A All-State Team.

BELTON — Sure, it’s a culmination of the four weeks of practice bridging the doldrums of the offseason to summer workouts, but by no means was Belton’s annual spring game Thursday the end.

It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Belton.

WHITNEY — Perseverance. That’s the word Belton coach Matt Blackburn used to describe the Wylie softball team, and it’s the same characteristic Lady Pirates coach Heather Damron reiterated over and over again Saturday afternoon.

GRAND PRAIRIE — After producing no hits and zero runs in Friday night’s series opener against streaking South Grand Prairie, the Belton Tigers responded swiftly Saturday afternoon at Warrior Field with Breck Potvin’s ringing leadoff double that sparked a three-run first inning.

WHITNEY — While committing errors is never encouraged, occasionally a team can have a mishap that doesn’t end up costing a run.

BELTON — After battling the last two weeks to get in the playoffs, the Belton Tigers were anxious to get the postseason started.

TEMPLE — The outcome was essential, but the experience was invaluable.

COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove coach Dusty Brittain knew his team would respond.

BELTON — Caleigh Robinson’s final at-bat for Belton was a fitting end to not only Friday night’s game but the Class 6A bi-district playoff series as a whole.

Area discus and shot put champion Bobby Smith of Killeen High is halfway to another sweep of the throwing events at the Region I-6A track meet at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Gatesville’s Carothers, Lampasas’ Wilkins qualify for state golf

Julia Garcia is headed to the big show.

BELTON — Trey Bell could finally relax. After watching a 5-1 lead in the top of the seventh dwindle to 5-4, Belton’s left fielder felt a sense of relief when teammate Dylan Blomquist tagged out Copperas Cove’s Tyler Ingram at home plate to complete a double play and cap a wild finish Tuesday…

The 15th-ranked Belton softball team will begin a best-of-three Class 6A first-round playoff series on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Irving MacArthur.

The elements were a factor in Round 1 of the Region I-6A girls golf tournament Monday at Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington, and it won’t get much better today.

With a playoff chase Belton’s Trey Bell described as an ongoing fight from the start of District 8-6A nearing the end, the Tigers had an opportunity Friday night to earn themselves some breathing room in fourth place.

Bobby Smith stole the show in the throwing events at the District 7/8-6A area track and field meet Thursday at Waco Midway.

Dylan Blomquist is just a sophomore, but he didn’t look like one Tuesday night.

Hollie Ellis homered twice and drove in four runs, and the 16th-ranked Florence softball team routed Comfort 12-2 in five innings Tuesday in Florence, setting up a District 25-3A championship showdown Friday in Blanco.

BELTON — Though Belton has continued to pile up wins over the last month, the Lady Tigers have not played up to the standard they set for themselves before the season.

The All-District 8-6A girls soccer teams were recently announced, and Belton led the way for area squads with three superlatives.

Heavy rain forced the postponement of nearly all of Tuesday’s area athletic events, and the final round of the District 8-6A boys golf tournament at Stonetree Golf Club was canceled.

The weather held up just long enough Monday, and Belton was glad it did.

BELTON— Belton left-handed starting pitcher Shane Mejia told shortstop Breck Potvin not to worry and that he’d pick him up after Potvin committed a fielding error Friday night. Mejia said the same thing to third baseman Aaron Krueger when he had an errant throw to second.

The Killeen boys track team got it done.

It is a difficult task to reach the boys soccer postseason in the tough District 8-6A, but Harker Heights did just that.

BELTON — For his first attempt in the high jump Wednesday afternoon, Josh Canete put on his own personal show. Copperas Cove’s 2016 state meet qualifier loped toward the bar, leaped straight up, scissor-kicked his way over and landed feet-first on the mat, casually walking away as if he was …

HEWITT — Like most coaches, Wendy Knight’s practice routine included a lot of running and conditioning.

BELTON — As hot as San Angelo Central has been on the diamond lately the last thing you want to do is allow the Bobcats to get off to a quick start.

Temple’s disqualification in the 800-meter relay nearly proved costly, but the Wildcats boys track team held on for a three-point victory over Copperas Cove on Saturday at the Waco Midway Relays.

WACO — Exactly one year ago to the date, the Belton girls soccer team traveled to Waco ISD Stadium for a Class 6A bi-district playoff game and came away with a 3-0 loss to Rowlett. One year later on the same field, the Lady Tigers were determined not to replicate that result against Cedar Hill.

HEWITT — Mark Alvarado hit the crossbar twice Friday night — a frustrating outcome for any forward. In fact, the junior called it “annoying.” Except Alvarado likely couldn’t care less about his misses because he also scored twice, and his soccer season isn’t over.

The Texas High School Bowling Club state tournament begins today with boys and girls teams from Ellison and Harker Heights among the teams vying for state titles this weekend at Fort Worth’s Cityview Lanes.

BELTON — Despite an 8-0 win over Killeen on Tuesday night, first-year Belton baseball coach Mark Krueger wasn’t overly impressed with his Tigers’ performance in their District 8-6A matchup at Tiger Field.

BELTON — Belton coach Matt Blackburn was yelling for Bethany Edwards to just sit down.

BELTON — Belton broke open a tie game with a five-run sixth inning and the Tigers took advantage of the UIL’s new pitch-count rule to pick up their first District 8-6A win of the season, 9-4 over Harker Heights on Friday night.

BELTON — A couple of summers ago Waco Midway softball coach Ed Trochim met Abilene Christian coach Bobby Reeves at a softball clinic. Trochim mentioned to Reeves that many football athletes are leaving high school early to join their future college teams, and the Midway coach jokingly asked …

With a fine performance on the track, the Harker Heights boys track team scored 89 points to finish as runner-up to Temple (117) in the Killeen ISD relays on Friday.

BELTON — Coach Tarcisio Mosnia and his Belton boys soccer team had no intention of sharing the District 8-6A title with San Angelo Central. Still, knowing they needed a win to claim the crown outright, the Tigers got off to a sluggish start in their regular-season finale against Ellison on F…

Javon Levi didn’t earn league MVP honors last season, and it became an immediate goal for him this year.

The Ellison boys track team won four events to win a rain-shortened Round Rock Invitational on Saturday.

BELTON — The Lady Tigers smacked three home runs, and Taylor Tubbs and Hannah Kelley combined to limit Harker Heights to just one hit as Belton opened District 8-6A play with a 15-0, four-inning victory Tuesday night.

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.

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