Change could be coming.
Football fans will note a number of local players on the Trinity Valley Community College football team.
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.
Belton sophomore golfer Trent Tepera led the Tigers with a two-round total of 151 and Belton finished fourth in its fall season finale Saturday in the Cedar Creek Fall Invitational.
CLASS 6A DIVISION I
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove took the championship title at the 2017 Bush’s Chicken Tournament after beating Bel Air High School 51-43 on Saturday afternoon in the Dawg House.
BELTON — The Copperas Cove football team has never missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons since coach Jack Welch ended the school's 38-year playoff drought in 1998.
MVP—Aidan Chace, jr., S/RS, Copperas Cove.
Preston Pratt shot rounds of 78 and 77 over the weekend and Belton’s No. 1 golf team finished fifth in the Central Texas Shootout on Saturday at Waco’s Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.
The Rogers Eagles scored 21 unanswered points after an early 6-6 tie and went on to beat the Florence Buffaloes 35-14 in District 13-3A, Div. II action Friday in Florence.
Belton ran into the playoffs.
WHITNEY — There was a little finesse, a lot of power, a few long rallies and some spectacular defense.
Trent Tepera shot a 5-over 77 and the Belton golf team posted the best final-round score on the way to a runner-up finish at the 40th annual A&M Consolidated Tiger Classic.
BELTON – If a player was wearing red Friday night, he likely found his way onto Tiger Field. And that made Belton head coach Sam Skidmore smile.
Elicia Jackson had 11 kills, three blocks and an ace to lead the Belton volleyball team to a 14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 win over Ellison in a District 8-6A third-place tiebreaker Friday at Harker Heights High School.
Once was not enough.
HEWITT – The quickest way from point A to B is said to be straight ahead. The Midway Panthers demonstrated that Friday night in charging closer to another district championship.
Elicia Jackson had eight kills and six blocks Friday to lead the Belton volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-15, 25-11 home sweep of Shoemaker on senior night.
Class 6A No. 20 Copperas Cove captured the outright District 8-6A championship Tuesday after defeating Waco Midway 21-25, 25-18, 20-25, 24-26, 15-7.
Temple’s William Paysse just missed earning a spot in a playoff Sunday at the Fall Challenge golf tournament on the Legends Junior Tour.
Lampasas' Shane Wolfe and Belton's Julia Garcia posted runner-up finishes on Oct. 14 at the Badger Fall Classic in Lampasas.
The champions are dethroned.
Copperas Cove remained unbeaten in District 8-6A competition Tuesday, defeating Belton 25-23, 25-15, 25-13 on the road.
BELTON – Perhaps Belton enjoys playing it close, because after a two-week hiatus from nail-biting finishes, the Tigers sent their fans to the edge of seats again Friday night.
Kelsey Surovic and Elicia Jackson each had five kills to lead the Belton volleyball team in a 25-8, 25-15, 25-15 sweep of Killeen on Friday in District 8-6A action.
Jerry Edwards regrets his decision.
Belton’s Julia Garcia shot a 72 on Tuesday to share the individual title at the Stony Point Tiger Classic at Teravista Golf Club in Round Rock.
After dropping the opening set, Belton claimed the next three en route to a 14-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 win against Shoemaker on Tuesday.
BELTON — Two losses by single digits and a three-point win later, Belton is allowed to call Friday’s Week 4 victory over Round Rock comfortable. Right?
Salado freshman Jaci McGregor won her fourth straight race Thursday as the Lady Eagles hosted their own meet at Tenroc Ranch.
Katie Robinson had 14 kills, 10 digs and four aces to help the Salado volleyball team rally for a 21-25, 23-25, 25-12, 25-23, 15-8 home win over Burnet on Tuesday.
Jaci McGregor won her third straight cross country race, winning the Gatesville Bill Bradley Invitational meet Thursday with a time of 12 minutes, 20 seconds.
ROUND ROCK – Nyle Tabat missed a 36-yard field goal wide right. He missed one wide left. The one that mattered most in the end went right down the middle.
Copperas Cove remained unbeaten in District 8-6A play Tuesday, traveling to Ellison, where the Lady Bulldawgs won 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 29-27.
BELTON — Blaine Barker said he felt devastated last week after his team lost by four points on a touchdown with 8 seconds left.
Sage Carson had 18 kills, and Jill Truss tallied 36 assists as the Gatesville volleyball team outlasted China Spring 15-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-22, 15-12 in their District 17-4A opener on Friday in Gatesville.
Riley McClure led a strong Gatesville quintet that captured first place in the boys 1A-4A division of the Hewitt Kiwanis Midway Cross Country Meet on Thursday.
TEMPLE —Trailing 14-0 only 7½ minutes into Friday night’s season-opening game against fourth-ranked Temple, Belton wasn’t showing any signs that it would go on to control a large portion of the long-anticipated rivalry showdown.
BELTON — The lights were on above Tiger Field on Friday. But that’s because the sun hadn’t yet come up.
The Belton volleyball team finished second in pool play after winning two of three matches on the second day of the Volleypalooza tournament in Leander.
GATESVILLE — Belton emerged from Gatesville with a championship, but the Lady Tigers returned home with much more than a trophy.
BELTON — The match already was out of the ordinary before it began. It stayed that way for one of the teams, too.
BELTON — The Class 4A Gatesville Lady Hornets are a team trying to earn a 15th consecutive playoff berth under coach Rickey Phillips.
LeDea Harris led Belton with five kills Saturday and the Lady Tigers defeated Pflugerville 25-23, 25-23 to win the consolation title in the Bronze bracket of the Round Rock Westwood Showcase volleyball tournament.
Then-Belton High School football coach Bob Shipley wanted to organize a website to highlight his football players.
Temple golfer Andrew Paysse finished one stroke short of putting himself in a two-man playoff for a spot in the U.S. Amateur.
Belton catcher Bethany Edwards highlighted a whopping nine Lady Tigers selected to the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State Softball Team.
Temple golfer William Paysse finished in a tie for 10th place Thursday in the Byron Nelson Junior Championship at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas.
Temple golfer William Paysse shot a second straight round of 71 Wednesday to remain tied for third after the second round of the 18th Byron Nelson Junior Championship at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas.
Temple golfer William Paysse shot an even-par 71 Tuesday and is tied for third after the first round of the 18th Byron Nelson Junior Championship at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas.