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Entering Thursday’s game, Marcellus Johnson’s objective was simple — he wanted to be a spark.

The Ellison Eagles and Shoemaker Grey Wolves opened District 8-6A play at Leo Buckley Stadium on Friday night. The Eagles also celebrated their homecoming a week after handily defeating the University Trojans.

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.

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 …

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.

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.