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Malik Pratt got more than he expected.

On Wednesday, Killeen standout Jacen Moore signed to play volleyball with Huston-Tillotson.

Temple golfer William Paysse, who just completed his junior year at Belton High School, earned a spot in the U.S Junior Amateur championship by winning a sectional qualifier Monday in Kerrville.

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.

BELTON — It’s high school athletics infused with community service wrapped in fellowship.

The K-Town All-Stars, of Killeen, led by Kangaroos junior Cortez Ivie and teammate Trayvon Todd, a senior, defeated the Elite Academy Ducks in the 16U title game at the Future 150 Dallas Battleground tournament.

Killeen’s Bobby Smith competed every day in practice as a sophomore with T’Mond Johnson, and now the two will be reunited.

Marcellus Johnson and Montego Muckelvaney made a name for themselves last season, and it carried over into the spring.

Former Killeen High track standout T’Mond Johnson, now a sophomore at Texas State, won the shot put Saturday at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at UT-Arlington.

AUSTIN — Bobby Smith could not wait any longer.

AUSTIN — It was an unusual situation.

Bobby Smith has been rolling of late.

Area discus and shot put champion Bobby Smith of Killeen High is halfway to another sweep of the throwing events at the Region I-6A track meet at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jacob Mitchell did a little bit of everything Tuesday night.

Bobby Smith stole the show in the throwing events at the District 7/8-6A area track and field meet Thursday at Waco Midway.

COPPERAS COVE — Michael Goudeau wanted to change the mood.

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.

A day after banging-out 15 runs and 23 hits, both offenses were at it again Thursday night at Eagles Ballpark.

Both Ellison and Killeen had no trouble at the plate on Wednesday night as both teams combined for 15 runs and 23 hits.

The All-District 8-6A girls soccer teams were recently announced, and Belton led the way for area squads with three superlatives.

Tanjala Smith and Shaylynn Murk came up big for the Killeen softball team Tuesday in a 5-3 road win over San Angelo Central in nine innings.

The weather held up just long enough Monday, and Belton was glad it did.

The Killeen boys track team got it done.

It is a difficult task to reach the boys soccer postseason in the tough District 8-6A, but Harker Heights did just that.

BELTON — For his first attempt in the high jump Wednesday afternoon, Josh Canete put on his own personal show. Copperas Cove’s 2016 state meet qualifier loped toward the bar, leaped straight up, scissor-kicked his way over and landed feet-first on the mat, casually walking away as if he was …

Shoemaker head baseball coach Robert Conley knew his team was due for a breakout game offensively.

The Harker Heights boys soccer team will face Southlake Carroll on Thursday in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.

Shakim Wright’s high school days are coming to a close.

BELTON — Despite an 8-0 win over Killeen on Tuesday night, first-year Belton baseball coach Mark Krueger wasn’t overly impressed with his Tigers’ performance in their District 8-6A matchup at Tiger Field.

Top-ranked Liberty Hill limited the sixth-ranked Lady Eagles to three hits in a 7-0 District 19-4A victory Tuesday in Salado.

After dropping a heartbreaker at Harker Heights the day before, Ellison couldn’t wait to take the field Tuesday at home against Killeen.

LAMPASAS — Things do not always go as planned.

With a fine performance on the track, the Harker Heights boys track team scored 89 points to finish as runner-up to Temple (117) in the Killeen ISD relays on Friday.

COPPERAS COVE — The scenario was simple.

Javon Levi didn’t earn league MVP honors last season, and it became an immediate goal for him this year.

Alex Lee wanted it to be a special night.

Marissa Gonzalez was 4 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI, Bailey Tindell tossed a one-hitter, and 13th-ranked Salado scored in all six innings of a 10-0 District 19-4A home victory over Llano on Tuesday.

Costas Loullis scored two first-half goals and the Salado boys soccer team blanked Academy 3-0 in Salado to improve to 10-0 in District 25-4A.

HARKER HEIGHTS – Harker Heights was so close to capping off an undefeated opening day of the Killeen ISD Tournament, but instead had to settle for 1-1.

Destiny Allen was 2 for 2 and scored twice and the Killeen High softball team held off Shoemaker 4-3 for a victory in their District 8-6A opener Tuesday at KHS.

With a strong showing in the relays and a victory by Jayden Smith in the triple jump, the Ellison boys track team won the Big Red Relays on Saturday in Belton.

Killeen’s Shakim Wright and Shoemaker’s Maceo Branch had different goals heading into this weekend’s Class 6A state wrestling tournament.

Jenna Calder was 4 for 4 with three triples and six RBIs and the Class 4A-No. 1 Salado softball team routed Ellison 19-0 in three innings Friday at the Academy tournament in Little River-Academy.

The Ellison boys bowling team fell behind Copperas Cove 7-2 after match play and the first team game Tuesday at Hallmark Lanes. But behind a great team effort, the Eagles rallied to win the final three games and total pins for a thrilling 10-7 victory.

Shakim Wright hopes the third time is the charm.

When a three-way tie atop a district occurs, the postseason accolades are likely to spread among the trio of schools.

Costas Loullis scored twice in the second half Tuesday as the Salado boys soccer team pulled away to a 3-0 win over Wimberley in a nondistrict contest.

The Harker Heights girls track team continued its success at the Bulldawg Relays, winning five individual events and two relays for a 17-point victory over runner-up Belton on Saturday at Copperas Cove's Bulldawg Stadium.

Three area wrestling programs enjoyed a successful weekend at the Region IV-6A tournament held at the Blossom Athletic Center on Friday and Saturday in San Antonio.

HARKER HEIGHTS — Ryan Flanigan didn’t have to say much at halftime.

HARKER HEIGHTS — In an early-season tilt between two solid area teams at the KISD Tournament on Friday afternoon, Killeen and Class 4A No. 10 Salado had a nip-and- tuck battle for the entirety of their 1-hour, 15-minute pool-play game.

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