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.
Shoemaker’s Jeremias Serrano Velez crossed the finish line in 16 minutes and seven seconds to win the Belton Cross Country Invitational on Friday at Wildflower Country Club in Temple.
Shoemaker’s Jeremias Serrano and Copperas Cove’s Madisen Honea opened their cross country seasons with medals as each won individually at the Temple Invitational.
GATESVILLE — Ellison was moving at full speed en route to sweeping the competition on the first day of the Gatesville Invitational on Thursday.
AUSTIN — There is a first time for everything.
LAMPASAS — It was not just a win. It was a message.
COLLEGE STATION — It was not Gatesville’s season opener, but it felt like it.
COLLEGE STATION — Gatesville had a chance at redemption, and the Hornets took it.
Pool-play brackets were released Monday by the Texas State 7on7 Organization for this weekend’s state tournament in College Station.
School might be out for the summer, but there are plenty of area sports camps in the upcoming weeks to keep kids busy.
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.
WACO — The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl is more than a sports competition. It’s an opportunity for area athletes to give back to their communities.
WACO — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl started Monday with the newly added all-star golf competition.
BURNET — Preston Preciado believes Gatesville has something to prove. He also feels the Hornets took a step toward doing so Saturday.
MARBLE FALLS — Age does not matter.
MARBLE FALLS — Scott Ringo’s expectations are contained.
Gatesville is hosting a Division II Texas 7on7 State Qualifying Tournament today.
MARBLE FALLS — The stage did not change, but Jett Truss did.
The Gatesville boys golf team opened the Class 4A state tournament with a team score of 361 on Monday and sits in ninth place heading into today’s final round.
AUSTIN — Class 4A pole vault was well-represented locally by Gatesville sophomore Jordan Morse and Lampasas senior Ryan Fesler in Saturday’s University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet.
LIBERTY HILL — Gatesville’s unexpected playoff run is over.
Gatesville — The Hornets were able to defend the nest as they stung Liberty Hill at home 5-3 on Wednesday night.
FAIRFIELD — For five innings, Maci Matthews waited.
Gatesville makes its return to the softball postseason Thursday at 6:30 p.m. as the Hornets host Fairfield at Hornet Stadium for the first game of the Class 4A playoffs.
After an impressive showing at the area track and field meet, multiple Lampasas athletes are on the verge of qualifying for state.
LORENA — The Gatesville Hornets have achieved a team goal of 20 victories on the season, however Friday’s game wasn’t one of those.
The Gatesville boys and girls golf teams each earned a District 17-4A championship in Waco last week, advancing to the upcoming 4A-Region III tournament.
League runner-up Belton was well-represented on the All-District 8-6A girls soccer team released this week.
Copperas Cove’s Jayda Carter belted a three-run homer in the fourth inning to cap the scoring in a 16-0 run-rule victory at Ellison on Wednesday.
Gatesville continues its postseason tradition as the soccer teams head to Madisonville today for the Class 4A bi-district round of the University Interscholastic League playoffs today.
More than 4,300 high school athletes will descend on Austin this weekend for the 91st annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, and a large number will be from the area.
GATESVILLE — Down 12-0 in the top of the sixth inning, Zach Mueller hit a bomb deep to left that drove in two Hornets, but it was a little too late by then in Friday’s 12-2 loss to Lorena.
GATESVILLE — In what was their third games in two days the Gatesville Hornets dominated Waco Connally in District 17 4A action, winning 17-1 in four innings on Friday.