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.
Change could be coming.
Jyhlil Rice and Tyrese Taylor led five Copperas Cove players in double figures with 15 points each and the Bulldawgs upset No. 10 Lake Travis 74-60 on Monday in Copperas Cove.
GATESVILLE — Sammy Brown made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Salado defeated Gatesville 74-68 in the Eagles’ season-opener on Saturday morning.
CEDAR PARK — Gatesville knew what to expect.
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.
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
ROUND ROCK — Jaci McGregor did not meet her expectations. She exceeded them.
WACO — In three snaps, Waco La Vega completely changed the game’s complexion.
CHINA SPRING — Gatesville earned a victory Friday. It just was not on the field.
Once was not enough.
GATESVILLE — It is good to be king.
LAMPASAS — Nothing could go wrong in the first half.
The champions are dethroned.
GATESVILLE — It was a sloppy start by Gatesville’s standards, but it did not matter.
GATESVILLE — It was the ideal opportunity to falter, but Gatesville refused to allow it.
Sage Carson had 18 kills, and Jill Truss tallied 36 assists as the Gatesville volleyball team outlasted China Spring 15-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-22, 15-12 in their District 17-4A opener on Friday in Gatesville.
Riley McClure led a strong Gatesville quintet that captured first place in the boys 1A-4A division of the Hewitt Kiwanis Midway Cross Country Meet on Thursday.
Copperas Cove completed its nondistrict schedule Tuesday, defeating Robinson 25-7, 25-17, 25-17.
GATESVILLE — Gatesville fans knew they had a quarterback to be excited about this preseason.
Leah Powell had 16 kills and the Copperas Cove volleyball team outlasted Class 4A No. 20 Liberty Hill 23-25, 28-26, 25-15, 26-28, 15-11 on Tuesday at Liberty Hill.
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.
BELTON — The Class 4A Gatesville Lady Hornets are a team trying to earn a 15th consecutive playoff berth under coach Rickey Phillips.
Don Ford has always enjoyed working with kids.
Day two at the Texas 7-on-7 Championships was a short one for both Gatesville and Salado on Friday. Both teams lost in the first round of their respective brackets.
After missing last year’s State 7-on-7 Championships at College Station, Gatesville returned Thursday, winning its pool to advance into today’s Division II championship bracket.
WACO — In crunch time, both teams made plays Saturday in the ninth annual Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl football game at Waco ISD Stadium.
WACO — Chyanne Chapman could not let the opportunity pass.
BELTON — It looked as if Jacob Mitchell and Garet Douglas had been playing baseball together for many years.
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.
MARBLE FALLS — Canyon Carothers was forced to balance his emotions.
MARBLE FALLS — Their approach is the same.
AUSTIN — Jordan Brock had nothing left, and she was fine with it.
Most dream of it, but few achieve it. Jordan Brock, however, is one of the exceptions.
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.
Gatesville’s Carothers, Lampasas’ Wilkins qualify for state golf
One year having its impressive streak halted, Gatesville is poised resume it.
The Lampasas girls golf team is headed back to the Class 4A state tournament — and the Lady Badgers will have some familiar company.
Lampasas is right where it wants to be — in a big moment.
Jordan Brock is one step closer to state.
MADISONVILLE — Amanda Johnson got everything she wanted except the outcome.
MADISONVILLE — There are silver linings, but Van Collins is not concerned with them.
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.
GATESVILLE — Both the Gatesville boys and girls soccer teams are moving on to the area round of the Class 4A playoffs after the Hornets and Lady Hornets outscored Anahuac by a combined score of 17-1 on the day.
The Texas High School Bowling Club state tournament begins today with boys and girls teams from Ellison and Harker Heights among the teams vying for state titles this weekend at Fort Worth’s Cityview Lanes.
GATESVILLE — Both Salado and Gatesville have excellent soccer programs, and they showed why on Monday.
The opposition intended to deny her, but they failed.
LORENA — Colton Robello wouldn’t let any distractions get to him.