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Malik Pratt got more than he expected.

Belton sophomores Avery Drake and Caleigh Robinson, junior Bethany Edwards, and Copperas Cove sophomore Jayda Carter were named to the recently released Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 6A all-state softball team.

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.

WACO — Chyanne Chapman could not let the opportunity pass.

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.

Despite the circumstances, Madison Wasiak remains grateful for the opportunity.

The Central Texas Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game on Monday in West was postponed due to inclement weather. The game was rescheduled for next Monday at 6 p.m. in West.

For weeks, they worked.

COPPERAS COVE — Eric Cain predicted it.

AUSTIN — Josh Canete never forgot about last year.

Bobby Smith has been rolling of late.

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

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

Miscues resurface as Duncanville sweeps Cove

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.

GLEN ROSE — Bryan Waller admitted that it’s tough to win games when you have as many errors as hits.

COPPERAS COVE — Jack Welch is enjoying every first like it is his last.

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.

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

COPPERAS COVE — Michael Goudeau wanted to change the mood.

HARKER HEIGHTS — With her team holding a slim one-run lead in the top of the seventh Thursday, Jayda Carter came up big for Copperas Cove.

COPPERAS COVE — Matt Smith wanted to make a play, but he also intended to prove a point.

HARKER HEIGHTS — For years, Randy Culp witnessed his standout produce clutch plays. Wednesday was no different.

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.

Sloane Johnson, Kloe Corbin and Megan Sittner hit consecutive homers Friday during No. 24 Lampasas 10-0 home win in five innings over Llano on Friday in District 19-4A softball action.

COPPERAS COVE — Jaylen Smith knew it was his day.

COPPERAS COVE — There is a first time for everything.

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 …

Copperas Cove’s Reginald Mouton, Dahmir Pearson and Darius Fuselier earned victories in the Waco ISD Relays to help the Bulldawgs finish second on Friday.

An old-fashioned pitchers’ duel took place Friday night at Eagles Ballpark as both Ellison and Copperas Cove combined for only six hits in 10 innings.

COPPERAS COVE — It was the ideal advice.

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.

Anayah Copeland won the 400-meter dash and helped the Lady Dawgs win two relays on Friday as Copperas Cove topped Everman at the Joshua Owls Relays.

CHINA SPRING — Copperas Cove did not win, but it did not feel like a loss to Pat Rox.

Shoemaker simply had no answer for Cameron Johnson on Tuesday night.

Top-ranked Liberty Hill limited the sixth-ranked Lady Eagles to three hits in a 7-0 District 19-4A victory Tuesday in Salado.

Haven Stevenson was not playing for herself.

COPPERAS COVE — Wednesday afternoon’s tilt at home against Shoemaker didn’t start off well for the Lady Bulldawgs, but it ended on a high note.

COPPERAS COVE — It was not enough to spark a rally, but Dusty Brittain believes it could still cause a comeback.

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.

COPPERAS COVE — The scenario was simple.

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

COPPERAS COVE — It was a hit so nice, Copperas Cove produced it twice.

HARKER HEIGHTS — Copperas Cove shook things up Tuesday night.

Gabrielle Griffin scored on a penalty kick and Haven Stevenson added an unassisted goal as the Copperas Cove girls soccer team shut out Shoemaker 2-0 on Friday night at Shoemaker.

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