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Malik Pratt got more than he expected.

Jammie Blunt Jr. was waiting for his opportunity.

Former Shoemaker star Roberto Delgado was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday.

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.

Led by all-tournament team selections safety TJ Gift, receiver Anthony Brown and quarterback Cameron Davis, the host Belton High School 7-on-7 team finished as the runner-up in the Lone Star Shootout on Saturday in Belton.

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

When she received it, Parris Rawls was too overwhelmed with emotion to put the uniform on.

Kiara Johnson didn’t get to play much in Shoemaker’s play-in game against Belton at Copperas Cove on Feb. 10.

New head coach Toby Foreman admits that he hasn’t had much time to install his offense or defense, but you could tell his team is excited for the new start.

New Shoemaker head football coach Toby Foreman wants his players to know he is looking out for them.

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.

Mikayla Koester had to battle just to get healthy.

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

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

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.

It is a difficult task to be named to the all-state team of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Copperas Cove’s Reginald Mouton, Dahmir Pearson and Darius Fuselier earned victories in the Waco ISD Relays to help the Bulldawgs finish second on Friday.

On Thursday in the gym at Shoemaker High School, nine student-athletes made their commitments official and signed letters of intent to compete at the college level.

HARKER HEIGHTS — The Knights found themselves in another duel of arms on the mound Tuesday, and once again they came out on top.

The Texas High School Bowling Club state tournament begins today with boys and girls teams from Ellison and Harker Heights among the teams vying for state titles this weekend at Fort Worth’s Cityview Lanes.

Shoemaker simply had no answer for Cameron Johnson on Tuesday night.

HARKER HEIGHTS — Runs were hard to come by Tuesday, as the Lady Knights’ Klaudia Bohac and Shoemaker’s Heather Casiano dueled in the circle in District 8-6A play.

Makayla Gatewood will be playing basketball at the next level.

Another tilt between Ellison and Shoemaker brought another tight decision on the diamond.

COPPERAS COVE — Wednesday afternoon’s tilt at home against Shoemaker didn’t start off well for the Lady Bulldawgs, but it ended on a high note.

Ellison head coach Ty Oppermann admitted that Tuesday night’s district-opener wasn’t pretty, but the Eagles got the win.

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.

Harker Heights needed a win to give itself a chance to capture the District 8-6A fourth seed Friday at Shoemaker, and the Lady Grey Wolves were trying to play the role of spoiler.

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

Javon Levi is a remarkable competitor.

Gabrielle Griffin scored on a penalty kick and Haven Stevenson added an unassisted goal as the Copperas Cove girls soccer team shut out Shoemaker 2-0 on Friday night at Shoemaker.

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.

Parris Rawls, a student-athlete at Shoemaker High School, has been selected by STUDENTathleteWorld to represent the United States in the 2017 United World Games, and International Sporting Competition to be held in Germany, Austria and Italy on June 18-28.

FAIRFIELD — It just wasn’t in the cards for No. 17 Shoemaker on Tuesday night.

Shoemaker has continued its roll right on into the postseason.

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

WEST — Shoemaker found itself down after the first quarter, then decided to start playing Shoemaker basketball.

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.

Emund Prichett has seen this before.

Every one of the six Shoemaker wrestlers who qualified for the Class 6A state wrestling meet beginning today at the Barry Center in Cypress has been waiting for this opportunity.

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

WACO – Javon Levi gave credit to the junior varsity team after No. 17 Shoemaker drubbed South Grand Prairie 75-57 in the bi-district round of the Class 6A postseason Tuesday at University High School.

Shoemaker is no stranger to South Grand Prairie.

Three times in a row.

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.

The Harker Heights girls bowling team captured its fourth consecutive district title with a 17-0 shutout win over Copperas Cove on Tuesday at Hallmark Lanes.

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