Aaron Nuckles is going where he belongs.
BRYAN — For the fourth season in a row, the Lometa boys basketball team fell victim to a tough playoff draw, falling 88-77 to No. 12 Chireno in the area-round of the Class 1A playoffs on Friday.
The Lometa girls basketball team built an early lead and never let it go as they cruised to a 60-22 victory against Bynum in the Class 1A bi-district round of the playoffs on Tuesday in Hamilton.
Lometa senior post Kyle Molter scored a career-high 33 points and finished with a double-double Tuesday in 18th-ranked Lometa’s 102-37 rout at Oglesby to cap off the Hornets’ regular season schedule.
David Navarro scored his sixth goal of the season and it was all the Ellison boys soccer team needed in its sixth shutout of the year, 2-0 over Killeen on Friday at Leo Buckley Stadium.
Ivan Jasso and Kyle Molter each scored 12 points and the 19th-ranked Lometa Hornets locked up the District 25-1A championship with a 59-49 victory at Cherokee on Tuesday.
Realignment saved its biggest changes for the area’s smallest schools.
Billy White Jr. learned his lesson.
Marie Benson scored 13 points, and JaNaiya Davis added 12 to help 19th-ranked Waco Midway take control in the second half for a 49-43 win at Shoemaker on Tuesday.
LOMETA — Kyle Molter led four Hornets in double figures with a season-high 19 points and the 20th-ranked Lometa boys basketball team rolled to a 79-21 victory over Oglesby on Friday.
GATESVILLE — The Gatesville girls basketball team lost its first game after breaking into the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 4A rankings as Waco Connally built an early lead it never relinquished en route to a 46-32 victory Tuesday.
Belton head coach Brenda Gomez said Friday wasn’t the Lady Tigers’ best game.
At Lometa, Ivan Jasso scored 17 points to lead the No. 23 Lometa Hornets to a 65-48 District 25-1A victory over Jonesboro on Tuesday. Also for Lometa, Adrian Rivera scored 12 points and Carlos Perez, Connell Barnett and Pedro Almaguer each scored 10 points.
The 14th-ranked Killeen Lady Roos remained all alone in first place in District 12-6A after a 60-51 road win over No. 11 Waco Midway on Friday.
The last time Shoemaker took the floor for a district game, the Lady Grey Wolves saw their momentum come to a screeching halt with a 16-point road loss to the No. 11 Waco Midway Pantherettes.
Junior guard Shianne Johnson had two more big games Tuesday as the 19th-ranked Killeen Lady Roos cruised into the semifinals of the Bastrop ISD G.M. Blackman Tournament.
Shianne Johnson scored 21 points and the 19th-ranked Killeen Lady Roos cruised to first place in Pool B with an 82-27 rout of Smithville on Monday at Bastrop ISD’s 25-team G.M. Blackman Tournament.
Adrian Rivera scored 24 points and the 24th-ranked Lometa Hornets won their 11th straight game to start the season, beating Priddy 65-56 on Tuesday in Priddy.
The best may still be yet to come.
The No. 12-ranked Shoemaker Grey Wolves took third place in the Cypress Hoops Invitational on Saturday.
The No. 12 Shoemaker Grey Wolves continued their red-hot start to the season, winning two games on Friday at the Cypress Hoops Invitational. The Wolves defeated Schertz Clemens 81-68 in the morning and Galena Park North Shore, 51-28, in the afternoon.
At Corsicana, Lamarcus Freeman hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Knights late in regulation, including one with less than five seconds remaining to force overtime, before Davon Clare helped secure the victory by making five of six free throws as Harker Heights defeated Duncanville 77-73 at Na…
The No. 22-ranked Shoemaker Grey Wolves won the Spring Creek Classic Tournament on Saturday night with a 59-51 victory over Mansfield Timberview in Mansfield.
Javon Levi scored 30 points and the No. 22-ranked Shoemaker Grey Wolves knocked off No. 13 South Grand Prairie, 72-62, on Friday night in Mansfield at the Spring Creek Classic Tournament.
At Santa Anna, No. 25-ranked Lometa took a 17-2 lead after one quarter, led 33-6 at halftime and cruised to a 56-21 season-opening win on Friday. Ivan Jasso led Lometa with 15 points and teammate Carlos Perez scored 14.
Just as in the college game, guard play is crucial at the high school level, and the area is full of quickness, athleticism and accuracy in its smaller players.
ROUND ROCK — It was the first real weekend of hoodie weather this fall in Central Texas and the seven area runners knew what they had in store for them.
Six fewer students may not seem like a lot, but that handful of students could be the difference between Florence remaining in its current District 10-3A, Division I alignment with state football powerhouses to the lower Class 3A, Division II classification.
Kyle Molter could not wait to get back on the field, and it showed.
The Lampasas boys along with Belton’s Brooke Gilmore and Salado's Preston Kimbrough were the big winners Friday at the 2015 Belton Cross Country Invitational at the Wildflower Country Club in Temple.
Each of the 11 area football teams open their 2015 season this week.
D.T. Torres fully expects to see some wide eyes.
Aaron Nuckles has a new accomplishment to add to his resume.
D.T. Torres admits it — he is still learning about 7-on-7 football.
The area’s smaller schools produced some big results at their regional meets.
Lometa delivered a strong showing at its area meet with both teams finishing in the top four.
FLORENCE — Emily Gray tossed a no-hitter and hit a home run to help No. 6 Florence clinch the District 25-3A title outright Tuesday with a 10-0 win over Jarrell in six innings.