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.
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Ethan Buchanan scored twice and the Ellison boys soccer team kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 home shutout of Copperas Cove on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Laurence Bryant led Ellison with 11 points and the Eagles clinched a share of the District 8-6A championship with a 67-53 win Tuesday in their regular-season finale at San Angelo Central.
CAMERON — Gatesville’s rally fell just short.
GATESVILLE — Kyle Cooper knew he was hosting a National Signing Day ceremony, but it was also a demonstration.
Rebekah Nolte scored 16 points, Allaira Jones added 13 and the Gatesville girls basketball team upset No. 21 Lorena 41-35 on the road Friday to grab a share of second place in District 17-4A.
It did not seem possible.
The University Interscholastic League altered the area’s sports landscape Thursday morning, releasing its biennial reclassification and realignment.
Allaira Jones scored 16 points, Maci Matthews added 13 and the Gatesville Hornets clinched a playoff berth with a 53-27 win at Hillsboro on Tuesday.
Allaira Jones led three Hornets in double figures with 15 points and Gatesville earned a 43-40 victory Friday at Waco Connally.
San Angelo Central's Deveraux Minix drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer, sending the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs to their seventh straight loss, 70-68 on Tuesday in San Angelo.
On the heels of losses to Waco Midway, Ellison’s boys and girls basketball teams slid in the state rankings.
Rebekah Nolte scored 28 points to help the Gatesville Hornets win 54-41 at Robinson on Friday.
Alex Perkins led three China Spring players in double figures with 14 points and the Lady Cougars rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit for a 58-55 win Wednesday at Gatesville.
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.
Ellison’s Casey Armour scored 15 of his game-high 35 points in a third quarter that saw the 12th-ranked Eagles take command on the way to a 75-63 win over Killeen on Tuesday at Ellison.
Ethan Buchanan recorded a hat trick and the Ellison boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season, 4-2 over Galveston Ball on Friday in the Katy Tournament.
GATESVILLE — Victory was within reach.
Ace Whitehead made an immediate impact.
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.
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.