WACO — C.J. Giddens was in an unusual situation.
BELTON — The FCA Victory Bowl baseball game was a back-and-forth battle before the Red team won 8-6 Friday night at Red Murff Field on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Football fans can catch the 2018 Victory Bowl all-star game tonight at Waco ISD Stadium with 16 area athletes competing.
Some area baseball players aren’t taking much of a break following graduation as nine local standouts are set to play in today’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl all-star game at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Boys soccer champion Salado was well-represented on the All-District 25-4A team released this week.
Salado took multiple honors on the 25-4A All-District girls soccer team, including Michael Goos being named Coach of the Year.
The Florence High School powerlifting team finished the year strong after competing in the Region 2, Division 3 regional meets earlier this month. Three girls competed March 3 in Temple and four boys traveled to West on March 10.
Various games around the area are being affected by the recent heavy rainfalls, causing changes to scheduled events this weekend.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Bracket play for the Killeen ISD tournament was held Saturday at Harker Heights Community Park with Harker Heights and Florence competing in the gold bracket, which was determined based on each team’s record in pool play from Thursday and Friday.
JARRELL — Florence did everything it needed to except finish.
The Gatesville Hornets and Ellison Lady Eagles both sit at 2-1 following the first day of the Killeen ISD tournament that kicked off Thursday morning.
Killeen ISD kicks off its 2018 softball tournament today with Killeen, Harker Heights, Shoemaker and Ellison, participating in four separate pools, along with Gatesville and Florence.
Under the new University Interscholastic League realignment, Florence will see some big changes in football.
The University Interscholastic League altered the area’s sports landscape Thursday morning, releasing its biennial reclassification and realignment.
Potentially severe weather wrecked havoc on today’s area sports schedules.
District 8-6A continues its reign as one of the state’s strongest districts after another impressive showing in the girls state polls.
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.
Matt Edgar put back a missed shot and the Florence Buffaloes held off a Granger rally to win 39-36 on Tuesday in Florence.
Amber Garcia scored 15 points and Austin Travis picked up its first win of the season, beating Florence 36-25 on Friday in the Florence girls tournament.
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.
BRENHAM — Florence was knocked out of the Class 3A, Division II playoffs after traveling to face the El Maton Tidehaven Tigers in the bi-district round Thursday evening and lost 34-7.
FLORENCE — The Florence football team found a cure for poor defense Friday night by holding Blanco scoreless in the second half for a 21-12 win.
The champions are dethroned.
Florence's C.J. Giddens tossed three touchdown passes and ran for a another score, but it wasn't enough as the Buffaloes dropped their District 13-3A, Div. II opener against Johnson City 48-24 on Friday in Florence.
About the only thing that didn’t go right for Florence High School senior quarterback C.J. Giddens on homecoming night was he was not named king.
There’s much more to participating in the Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl softball game than the game itself.
BELTON — Emily Gray knew what to expect.
MARBLE FALLS — Florence gave itself an opportunity, but was done in by one inning Monday.
The Florence baseball Buffaloes play Johnson City LBJ tonight in Marble Falls for the final playoff spot in District 25-3A. The teams tied for fourth place in the regular season.
It was going to be difficult to do, but Florence made it happen and put itself in position to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in a long, long time.
WIMBERLEY — Florence head softball coach Brett Gola has said repeatedly that the No. 25-ranked Lady Buffaloes know they have a chance against anyone when Emily Jo Gray is in the circle, and Friday was an example of why.
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.
Emily Jo Gray has thrown a litany of one-hitters — so many, she can’t even count them.
Hollie Ellis homered twice and drove in four runs, and the 16th-ranked Florence softball team routed Comfort 12-2 in five innings Tuesday in Florence, setting up a District 25-3A championship showdown Friday in Blanco.
GEORGETOWN – Florence battled from the first inning to the last Friday on the road, but not much went right for the Buffaloes.
GEORGETOWN — Good Friday is a day off for many, but No. 15 Florence had to go to work.