Waco — Third down was Ellison’s worst nightmare.
Ellison dominated the field at Friday’s Waco Invitational as the Lady Eagles won the team championship and the Eagles tied for the title.
Jakarta Hope expected Temple to try to make a statement. More importantly, she wanted it.
Ellison took its first win of the season Friday night at Leo Buckley Stadium with a 35-16 victory over Waco in their District 12-6A opener.
When it rains, it pours.
No matter how far down the Lady Eagles may find themselves, they can never be counted out.
Salado’s Jaci McGregor ran to her second straight cross country title Thursday, finishing the 2-mile course in 12 minutes, 6 seconds to win the 1A-4A girls division of the Hewitt Kiwanis Invitational hosted by Waco Midway at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex in Waco.
Semira Fields could not wait any longer.
A new era of Ellison football began.
COPPERAS COVE — Jada Close could sense the overconfidence.
In February, the University Interscholastic League realigned the high schools in Texas for the next two years. The changes saw the return of Temple and Waco to the state’s largest classification and created the largest district the Killeen area has seen.
ACADEMY — Ellison emerged from the Academy Lady Bee Classic with the championship. More importantly, the Lady Eagles returned home with confidence.
WACO — Tye Hill understands Ellison will not simply walk over every opponent this season, but he believes they will run past a few.
Shoemaker’s Jeremias Serrano Velez crossed the finish line in 16 minutes and seven seconds to win the Belton Cross Country Invitational on Friday at Wildflower Country Club in Temple.
Shoemaker’s Jeremias Serrano and Copperas Cove’s Madisen Honea opened their cross country seasons with medals as each won individually at the Temple Invitational.
GATESVILLE — Ellison was moving at full speed en route to sweeping the competition on the first day of the Gatesville Invitational on Thursday.
Ellison ended the match the way it wanted, because the Lady Eagles began the contest as planned.
Volleyball season officially started Wednesday as area schools held tryouts before preseason scrimmages began last weekend.
Copperas Cove first baseman Tyler Ingram was voted to the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State baseball second team released Saturday.
Copperas Cove golfer Elle Fox finished in a tie for second place after the final round of the Girls 12-18 Division Legends Junior Tour Alamo Shootout on Tuesday in San Antonio.
Originally, Michelle Lombrano came for the football, but it is not why she returned.
The tradition continues.
Ellison is among 32 7-on-7 football teams scheduled to battle it out Saturday in the H-E-B Shootout State Qualifying Tournament.
In a final burst of high school athletic competition and community service, a select group of Class of 2018 graduates claimed victory in a traditional all-star game that transcended sport.
Four area players were named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State teams released Monday.
Football fans can catch the 2018 Victory Bowl all-star game tonight at Waco ISD Stadium with 16 area athletes competing.
Former Ellison grad Gemma Alhambra extended her collegiate basketball career for another three years Friday when she signed her letter of intent to transfer and play for Huston-Tillotson University.
Belton released the schedule for next week’s Lone Star Shootout on Friday, and five area teams will be participating.
As longtime Killeen athletic trainer Al “Doc” Wilson prepares to retire, his former students are coming together to honor him with a gift that will last a lifetime.
Todd Wright hasn’t had to coach spring football in four years while in Houston, but Ellison’s new head coach left the annual Green and White Game satisfied with what he saw his team accomplish Friday night.
It was more than a practice.
AUSTIN — Aubrey Kelly did not earn a medal, but he made a memory.
Avery Drake is the district’s best player, and she still has time to improve.
Todd Wright is trying to absorb it all.
The Ellison baseball team closed out the season at home with a 12-1 loss against District 8-6A champion Waco Midway on Friday.
Ellison had nine athletes across six sports sign national letters of intent Wednesday afternoon in a crowded Eagles gym.
Ellison’s Preston Mills took a loss from Belton last year at home and was out for redemption as he moved from center field to the mound as the starting pitcher for the Eagles on Friday night.