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.
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.
Malik Pratt got more than he expected.
Jammie Blunt Jr. was waiting for his opportunity.
There’s much more to participating in the Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl softball game than the game itself.
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.
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.
Competition and compassion converged in a pair of high school all-star games that brought together athletes for the Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl.
BELTON — It looked as if Jacob Mitchell and Garet Douglas had been playing baseball together for many years.
BELTON — Emily Gray knew what to expect.
BELTON — It’s high school athletics infused with community service wrapped in fellowship.
Dajuan Jones was frustrated.
AUSTIN — It was an unusual situation.
Over the past few seasons, Ellison has been known for its high-octane offense.
Bobby Smith has been rolling of late.
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.
Julia Garcia is headed to the big show.
WACO — The Waco Midway Panthers showed why they are currently tied for the lead in District 8-6A on Tuesday night as they defeated Ellison 11-1 in five innings.
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.
A day after banging-out 15 runs and 23 hits, both offenses were at it again Thursday night at Eagles Ballpark.
Both Ellison and Killeen had no trouble at the plate on Wednesday night as both teams combined for 15 runs and 23 hits.
The All-District 8-6A girls soccer teams were recently announced, and Belton led the way for area squads with three superlatives.
The weather held up just long enough Monday, and Belton was glad it did.
COPPERAS COVE — There is a first time for everything.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Preston Mills had a rough outing on the mound Tuesday at home against the Knights, but he responded Friday in the second game of the set for Ellison.
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 …
Daniel Cole is no stranger to being in high-pressure spots on the diamond.
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.