Texas Longhorns pledge Gerald Liddell scored 19 points and 16th-ranked Cibolo Steele remained unbeaten with a 48-45 win over No. 19 Ellison on Saturday in the championship game of the Pflugerville tournament.
Sydney Brock led three Ellison players in double figures with 17 points and the 20th-ranked Lady Eagles won their District 8-6A opener 54-42 on Friday at No. 19 Waco Midway.
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.
Matt Edgar put back a missed shot and the Florence Buffaloes held off a Granger rally to win 39-36 on Tuesday in Florence.
City rivals Ellison and Shoemaker weren’t expecting to meet until their District 8-6A opener on Dec. 15. But Saturday they found themselves matched up in the fifth-place game at the Mansfield ISD Tournament.
SALADO — Lampasas needed to make a point.
Florence kicked off its girls basketball tournament looking for redemption against Granger on Thursday morning, and the Lady Buffaloes got it, earning a 36-29 victory.
LAMPASAS — Sierra Brooks is more encouraged by the finish than the start.
Casey Armour led four Eagles in double figures with 14 points and Ellison improved to 6-0 with a 76-48 victory Tuesday at Austin Akins.
LAMPASAS — It was a difficult lesson, but it had to be taught.
Casey Armour tossed in 26 points for the second day in a row and the Ellison boys basketball team increased its season-opening winning streak to five with a 53-42 win Tuesday at Waco University.
The Salado and Lampasas volleyball teams each had one player named to the 19-4A All-District Volleyball First Team released Monday.
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.
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.
LAMPASAS — It was a night of firsts for Lampasas.
LAMPASAS — Mark Myers understands the process takes time.
LAMPASAS — Aaron Nuckles will never forget his debut at Lampasas, but he hopes others will.
ROUND ROCK — Jaci McGregor did not meet her expectations. She exceeded them.
The Rogers Eagles scored 21 unanswered points after an early 6-6 tie and went on to beat the Florence Buffaloes 35-14 in District 13-3A, Div. II action Friday in Florence.
Close matches can be nerve-wracking, but they can also create calmness.
Once was not enough.
Lampasas' Shane Wolfe and Belton's Julia Garcia posted runner-up finishes on Oct. 14 at the Badger Fall Classic in Lampasas.
LAMPASAS — Nothing could go wrong in the first half.
The champions are dethroned.
SALADO — Coach Diane Konarik is still looking to get a consistent match from her Salado team.
Lampasas kept it close through the first three quarters, but two big plays kept them from a win in the season opener.
ELM MOTT — Copperas Cove IMCA Southern SportMod driver Taylor Florio was the sanction’s Rookie of the Year in 2015 while still in high school. Friday night, the recent Lampasas grad hit another career milestone, and when the checkered flag waved for her after Friday’s SportMod feature at Hea…
LAMPASAS — Aaron Nuckles wants to enhance skills, but he also wants to cultivate passion.
LAMPASAS — There are no limitations.
Christin Wilson’s first season was a struggle.
Tate Harvey feels slightly slighted.
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.
BELTON — Emily Gray knew what to expect.
LAMPASAS — Logan Bender knows this could be the end.
MARBLE FALLS — Canyon Carothers was forced to balance his emotions.
MARBLE FALLS — Their approach is the same.
MARBLE FALLS — It did not change the outcome, but it confirmed the obvious.
MARBLE FALLS — Justin Schulze does not have an explanation.
AUSTIN — Jordan Brock had nothing left, and she was fine with it.
LAMPASAS — Cameron Everts knows he is a freshman, but he does not care.
AUSTIN — Lampasas lost the series, but the Badgers found their confidence.
AUSTIN — Shane Doege saw two different teams on the field, but each was his.
LAMPASAS — It was supposed to be a long, drawn-out process.
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
DRIPPING SPRINGS — In one inning, Giddings stole the lead and all the momentum.
One year having its impressive streak halted, Gatesville is poised resume it.
TAYLOR — Lampasas must wait for another opportunity.