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.
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.
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.
Change could be coming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Casey Armour’s natural instinct took control.
The timing is perfect.
DUNCANVILLE — Ellison fell to sixth-ranked Duncanville 62-0 on Friday in the bi-district round of the Class 6A, Division II playoffs.
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.
Ellison looks to break a two-game losing streak heading into the bi-district round of Class 6A playoffs tonight at Duncanville.
Kayla Williams made Ellison’s only 3-pointer — and her only points of the game — with 8.8 seconds remaining to send the Lady Eagles to a 51-48 road win over Class 3A-No. 1 Liberty Hill on Tuesday.
CLASS 6A DIVISION I
Kadarius Green scored 17 points and the Ellison boys basketball team opened the season by routing 5A-No. 23 Pflugerville Connally 71-45 on Friday at Ellison.
WACO — Ellison did not get the win, but Trent Gregory feels his team emerged with something equally valuable.
MVP—Aidan Chace, jr., S/RS, Copperas Cove.
BELTON — Everything has been on fast-forward for Carl Robinson III since his arrival at Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Belton ran into the playoffs.
HILLSBORO — Ellison was hoping for a treat this Halloween but instead the Lady Eagles volleyball team was knocked out by South Grand Prairie 3-0 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs on Tuesday night at Hillsboro High School.
BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor has believed all season that its offense could be explosive. Now, the Crusaders believe they’ve found the guy to light the fuse.
Cross-town rivalry games are a staple of Texas high school football.
Ellison High School football will be out for redemption tonight as the Eagles face Killeen in the annual territorial game at Leo Buckley Stadium.
Walking into the gymnasium at Ellison High School in the late afternoon, you’d hear a lot of commotion.
BELTON — Pete Fredenburg didn’t come out Monday and say who his quarterback would be going forward, but this much is clear: The days of having players share snaps behind center are coming to an end for No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Once was not enough.
The Ellison Eagles had a simple plan: Let senior wide receiver Ta’von Gwynn make plays. The strategy was countered by a resilient Harker Heights team that stole a 34-28 victory in overtime Friday at Leo Buckley Stadium.
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.
Lampasas' Shane Wolfe and Belton's Julia Garcia posted runner-up finishes on Oct. 14 at the Badger Fall Classic in Lampasas.
The Ellison and Killeen High School football teams earned vacated wins against Round Rock Stony Point, according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman.
COPPERAS COVE — Ta’Von Gwynn did it all for the Ellison Eagles against Copperas Cove on Friday at Bulldawg Stadium.
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.
The Ellison Eagles and Shoemaker Grey Wolves opened District 8-6A play at Leo Buckley Stadium on Friday night. The Eagles also celebrated their homecoming a week after handily defeating the University Trojans.
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.
In their final nondistrict contest, the Ellison Eagles throttled Waco University 49-7 on Friday at Leo Buckley Stadium, handing the Trojans their 40th consecutive loss.
Salado freshman Jaci McGregor won her fourth straight race Thursday as the Lady Eagles hosted their own meet at Tenroc Ranch.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Ellison’s third-set rally came up agonizingly short, but it did not matter.
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.
AUSTIN — Things do not always go according to plan.
LEANDER — Tye Hill felt the momentum swing.
COPPERAS COVE 18, ELLISON 1
GATESVILLE — Belton emerged from Gatesville with a championship, but the Lady Tigers returned home with much more than a trophy.
Salado emerged from its first meet surrounded by silver.
COPPERAS COVE 12, BROWNWOOD 7
Tacoya Allen could’ve given up, but she refused.