Then, there was one.
Then, there was one.
Miannah Little scored 25 points and the third-ranked Waco Connally Lady Cadets outlasted the Gatesville Hornets 44-43 in overtime on Tuesday in Waco.
District 12-6A rivals Ellison and Shoemaker are poised to battle in a state-ranked showdown.
Lampasas continues to make history under second-year head coach Mark Myers after winning the Troy Christmas Classic last week.
GATESVILLE — The Hornets closed out their holiday tournament back in the win column with a 65-61 win over Pflugerville Weiss on Saturday afternoon.
GATESVILLE — The winning streak ended, but the momentum continues.
A day after moving up two spots to No. 17 in the Class 4A rankings, the Gatesville Hornets couldn't overcome a fast start by Mexia and foul trouble in a 47-45 loss on the road.
Lampasas reached new heights Monday, climbing to No. 11 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A girls poll.
Chris Carroll was prepared to take a step backward.
GATESVILLE — It was a struggle.
Shoemaker is one the top 15 teams in the state, but the Grey Wolves are not considered District 12-6A’s elite.
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”
After a week of competition, Lampasas, Gatesville and Shoemaker remain the area’s only state-ranked teams.
Amir Davis scored 12 points, Chandler Sutton added 10 and the Ellison Eagles topped El Paso Burges on Friday, 55-50, to finish 1-1 on the day at the Mansfield ISD Spring Creek Barbeque Classic.
In a tourney rematch Saturday, Hutto defeated Copperas Cove 69-59 to win the Marble Falls Subway Classic.
SALADO — Gatesville may be undersized compared to other basketball teams, but if they’re ever down in a game, the Hornets warn the doubters to never count them out before the game ends.
SALADO — The Gatesville Hornets got back in the win column Friday at the Salado Coach Smith Memorial Tournament with a fourth-quarter comeback victory over Jarrell behind clutch 3-pointers from Tyler Hallman.
Ellison suffered its first loss of the season Thursday, falling to Class 6A No. 1 Denton Guyer 65-62 during the opening day of the Mansfield ISD Spring Creek Classic.
SALADO— The Eagles went undefeated on the first day of the 17th annual Coach Smith Memorial Basketball Tournament on Thursday.
Cade Scallin scored 10 points, Eli Pittman and Sammy Brown each added nine, and the Salado boys outscored Gatesville 24-14 in the fourth quarter for a 48-43 victory on Friday.
GATESVILLE — Class 4A No. 4 Waco La Vega beat Gatesville 49-15, but it was not the Hornets’ biggest loss Friday.
T’ana Nolte and Caitlin Chacon each scored 10 points and the Gatesville girls basketball team rolled to a 64-21 home win over Salado on Friday.
Gatesville is one victory away from returning to the playoffs.
Senior point guard Madison Griffon had 18 points and six rebounds to lead Copperas Cove to a season-opening 54-52 win at A&M Consolidated in College Station.
ROUND ROCK — Katrina Thoms felt alone.
This is the culmination.
STEPHENVILLE — Krece Nowak ran for two touchdowns, including an 80-yarder, and Stephenville beat Gatesville 31-3 on Friday at Tarleton Memorial Stadium.
WACO — Gatesville made its 16th consecutive playoff appearance in the Class 4A bi-district playoffs Tuesday against Midlothian Heritage at University High School.
Volleyball teams from across the state concluded their district schedules Tuesday evening, leaving many to simply look forward to next year.
Gatesville harriers Tasha Thoms and Katrina Thoms each placed in the top 15 at the Region III-4A cross country meet Monday afternoon, propelling the pair into the upcoming state meet.
CHINA SPRING — Anthony Costas ran for three touchdowns and the Gatesville Hornets snapped a five-game losing streak to China Spring.
GATESVILLE — The Gatesville volleyball team swept Waco Connally 25-9, 25-12, 25-4 on Friday.
The team tennis playoffs begin today for most area squads, even if the weather indicates otherwise.
GATESVILLE — Brownwood beat Gatesville 34-14 on Friday at McKamie Stadium for the Lions’ fourth straight victory.
Gatesville moved one step closer to state Monday, producing a pair of second-place finishes at the District 18-4A cross country meet.
GATESVILLE — The Glen Rose Tigers beat the Gatesville Hornets 59-23 at McKamie Stadium.
GATESVILLE — Gatesville fell to 1-2 in District 18-4A as China Spring earned a five-set victory Saturday afternoon.
At Lampasas, the Gatesville Hornets spoiled Homecoming for the Lampasas Badgers Friday night by winning at Badger Stadium.
GATESVILLE — First lightning struck. Then, disaster stuck.
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.
GATESVILLE — On a blistering opening night at McKamie Stadium, Midlothian Heritage was able outlast the Gatesville Hornets in a hard-hitting affair and come away with a 21-6 victory on the road.
Salado’s Hunter Haas won the 4A-1A boys division of the Pro-Fit Invitational on Friday with a time of 16 minutes and 20 seconds at Wilson Park in Temple.
The Lampasas volleyball team was swept at home by Lago Vista on Tuesday, 25-15, 25-18, 25-11.
ROBINSON — Copperas Cove brought out the broom as the eighth-ranked Lady Dawgs swept the gold bracket competition Saturday at the Robinson Volleyball Tournament.