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.
KATY — The Salado Eagles had the opportunities to do something none of the previous 39 West Orange-Stark opponents had done before. But the run defense of the two-time defending state champions along with failing to capitalize on those opportunities resulted in the end of the Eagles’ histori…
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.
SAN ANTONIO – Salado quarterback Hayden Haire double-checked with his dad, or in this instance, head coach Alan Haire.
SALADO — On the final day of the Coach Smith Memorial Basketball Tournament, the Salado Eagles put up quite the fight to take a 58-46 victory over Thorndale on Saturday afternoon.
SALADO — Kaia Philen scored 20 points and the Salado girls basketball team collected another win after taking down the McGregor Lady Bulldogs 40-33 on the final day of the Coach Smith Memorial Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
SALADO — Lampasas needed to make a point.
Bryce Cook scored 17 points and 11th-ranked South Grand Prairie handed Ellison its first loss of the season, 66-52 on Friday in the Mansfield ISD Tournament.
SALADO — The Salado cafeteria filled up Thursday afternoon with family, friends and teammates who gathered to watch as senior Jacob Wilk signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Arkansas, an NCAA Division I school.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
MANOR — Winning a playoff game for the second straight year following an eight-year playoff victory drought is certainly special for the Salado Eagles.
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.
SALADO — Surrounded by her family and teammates, Salado senior Bailey Tindell signed her letter of intent to play softball for Lamar University, an NCAA Division I school, Tuesday afternoon.
Kayla Williams made Ellison’s only 3-pointer — and her only points of the game — with 8.8 seconds remaining to send the Lady Eagles to a 51-48 road win over Class 3A-No. 1 Liberty Hill on Tuesday.
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Kadarius Green scored 17 points and the Ellison boys basketball team opened the season by routing 5A-No. 23 Pflugerville Connally 71-45 on Friday at Ellison.
ROUND ROCK — Jaci McGregor did not meet her expectations. She exceeded them.
SALADO — While most people are barely waking up at 5:30 a.m., on any given school day in the fall you can find the Salado High School cross country team out practicing before the sun even comes up.
The Giddings volleyball team dominated the decisive fifth set after Salado rallied to tie the match at 2-2 and the Lady Buffaloes advanced to the area round of the Class 4A playoffs with a 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 15-2 victory on Tuesday in Cameron.
Once was not enough.
Elicia Jackson had eight kills and six blocks Friday to lead the Belton volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-15, 25-11 home sweep of Shoemaker on senior night.
Class 6A No. 20 Copperas Cove captured the outright District 8-6A championship Tuesday after defeating Waco Midway 21-25, 25-18, 20-25, 24-26, 15-7.
Lampasas' Shane Wolfe and Belton's Julia Garcia posted runner-up finishes on Oct. 14 at the Badger Fall Classic in Lampasas.
The champions are dethroned.
The Salado volleyball team was swept on the road at Burnet on Friday night, falling 25-21, 25-20, 25-17.
Copperas Cove remained unbeaten in District 8-6A competition Tuesday, defeating Belton 25-23, 25-15, 25-13 on the road.
Landry Rogers had 14 kills, seven digs and three aces to help the Salado volleyball team sweep Lampasas 25-13, 25-18, 25-19 on Oct. 6 in Lampasas.
Katie Robinson and Landry Rogers each had 10 kills Tuesday to lead the Salado volleyball team to a 25-23, 25-11, 25-16 home sweep of Llano.
After dropping the opening set, Belton claimed the next three en route to a 14-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 win against Shoemaker on Tuesday.
Salado freshman Jaci McGregor won her fourth straight race Thursday as the Lady Eagles hosted their own meet at Tenroc Ranch.
Katie Robinson had 14 kills, 10 digs and four aces to help the Salado volleyball team rally for a 21-25, 23-25, 25-12, 25-23, 15-8 home win over Burnet on Tuesday.
Jaci McGregor won her third straight cross country race, winning the Gatesville Bill Bradley Invitational meet Thursday with a time of 12 minutes, 20 seconds.
SALADO — Coach Diane Konarik is still looking to get a consistent match from her Salado team.
Sage Carson had 18 kills, and Jill Truss tallied 36 assists as the Gatesville volleyball team outlasted China Spring 15-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-22, 15-12 in their District 17-4A opener on Friday in Gatesville.
Copperas Cove completed its nondistrict schedule Tuesday, defeating Robinson 25-7, 25-17, 25-17.
Salado’s Jaci McGregor won her second straight cross country race, finishing the Pro-Fit Invitational 2-mile course at Temple’s Wilson Park on Friday in 12 minutes, 28 seconds.
Leah Powell had 16 kills and the Copperas Cove volleyball team outlasted Class 4A No. 20 Liberty Hill 23-25, 28-26, 25-15, 26-28, 15-11 on Tuesday at Liberty Hill.
The Copperas Cove volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday and finished 11th in the 68-team Leander Volleypalooza tournament.
The Belton volleyball team finished second in pool play after winning two of three matches on the second day of the Volleypalooza tournament in Leander.
In its final tournament of the season, Salado produced a perfect showing on the first day at the Groesbeck tournament.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Salado did not want to win. The Lady Eagles felt they had to win.
BELTON — The match already was out of the ordinary before it began. It stayed that way for one of the teams, too.
Salado emerged from its first meet surrounded by silver.