BELTON — Bob Shipley’s first day as Belton’s athletic director and head football coach was full of good feelings. Hundreds of people welcomed him to his new job, some of them bringing gifts.
LAMPASAS — At the last moment, Cassie Crabtree second-guessed her decision.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Harker Heights baseball team expected to contend this season.
With just two ties — one a shootout loss to Belton and one a shootout win against Killeen — separating Harker Heights and Ellison in the District 8-5A standings, the Knights don’t exactly hold a commanding lead over the Eagles in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot.
The Shoemaker Grey Wolves showed their teeth last football season with their best year since the school opened in 2000 and their second-ever playoff appearance.
Killeen High School hosted the Killeen ISD Invitational Track Meet on Friday and the boys team finished in first place with 158 total points. Shoemaker finished second with 150 points and Harker Heights took third with 146.
LAMPASAS — Last season was a struggle.
On Monday, Bob Shipley officially took over as head football coach and athletic director at Belton High School.
BELTON — A man who sowed his coaching seeds as an assistant at Temple has returned to the area to take the reins at another local high school across the Leon River.
HARKER HEIGHTS — After falling to Ellison in a shutout earlier in league play, Harker Heights head coach Jared Cruddas said his team didn’t change its strategy at all for the rematch Tuesday.
With his team staring overtime in the face, after it was two minutes away from victory, Harker Heights head coach Ryan Flanigan calmly delivered his team a simple message.
COPPERAS COVE — It was a sweet moment.
After dropping their first two home games of the season to open the Killeen ISD Tournament, senior Doug Bell and the Killeen Kangaroos knew they had to come back and defend their home field.
LAMPASAS — Salado held a two-goal advantage but refused to rest.
After his Ellison Lady Eagles soccer team was defeated 5-0 by visiting Belton on Friday night, head coach Matthew Watt was hardly upset.
BELTON — Belton head coach Eddie Cornblum wants his team to believe it can beat anyone.
After spending some time on the road to open the season, Ellison, Killeen and Shoemaker finally were able to get back home. The baseball teams from the city’s four schools competed at the Killeen ISD Tournament over the weekend.
TEMPLE — Chuck Engle thought about quitting, and not a lot of people could blame him.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Harker Heights head coach Jared Cruddas said, in many ways, the Lady Knights’ roller coaster season has mirrored that of freshman Gracie Grimm.
Much like the more than 1,000 runners that participated in Sunday’s Army Marathon II, race director Ed Bandas said the event is here for the long haul.