Lake Belton was not perfect, and it did not matter.
Lake Belton was not perfect, and it did not matter.
One of the nation’s most prestigious track and field meets takes place this weekend, and numerous area athletes will be in attendance to compete against the sport’s elite.
The powerlifting season came to a close Saturday, and a pair of area standouts capped off their campaigns among the state’s elite.
Harker Heights and Lake Belton are only separated by approximately 20 miles, but the teams traveled to Brownwood to engage in a fierce competition.
Belton and Ellison entered Friday evening tied for second place in the District 22-5A standings, but the Lady Tigers created separation.
COPPERAS COVE — The Harker Heights Lady Knights won an extra-inning thriller in Copperas Cove on Friday evening, defeating the Lady Bulldawgs, 14-11, in a game not short on excitement.
BELTON — Three Belton pitchers combined on a no-hitter, and Trap Johnson homered in a four-run first as Belton eased to a 16-0 run-rule win over Ellison to complete a two-game, weeklong sweep of the Eagles at mild-weathered Tidwell Field on Friday.
Hundreds of athletes descended on Frisco’s Comerica Center last weekend for the state powerlifting meet, and several area standouts emerged with medals.
Having played football at Copperas Cove High School, Tyrrell Herndon knows what it is like to compete in hostile environments.
BELTON — Though in its third year, Lake Belton already has amassed considerable playoff experience in that time. With a roster featuring many players who have been around since the beginning, their savviness showed Thursday at gusty Tiger Stadium.
Lampasas' James Vasquez won the 'A' division singles title on Thursday at the Killeen tournament as the Badgers completed their final tuneup for next week's District 24-4A tournament at Marble Falls.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Temple earned an early advantage at Harker Heights on Tuesday evening, but the Lady Knights quickly erased it.
BELTON — Neither weather nor an early Shoemaker lead kept Belton from extending its recent string of success Tuesday night, when the Lady Tigers made it five wins in a row with a 15-4 nod in five innings over the Lady Grey Wolves in District 22-5A.
TEMPLE — Lake Belton maintained its torrential pace through District 22-5A play Tuesday, churning out its fourth run-rule win in six league games as the midpoint in loop play nears.
COPPERAS COVE — It didn’t take long for the better softball team to emerge in a matchup between the Waco Midway Pantherettes and the Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs Friday evening.
TEMPLE — Mason Law struck out six and got plenty of help from his defense, while Lake Belton strung together enough offense to come away with a 3-0 win over Shoemaker at a cold, gusty Bronco Ballpark on Friday night.
Belton made its first trip to compete at Chaparral on Friday evening, and the Lady Tigers left with an emphatic victory.
TEMPLE — If there was any confusion as to which team represents District 22-5A’s early frontrunner, then Lake Belton cleared it up in a powerful way Tuesday night.
BELTON — The Belton Tigers packed a whole lot into their District 22-5A and home opener on a crisp Tuesday night at Tidwell Field.
Chaparral needed a victory and some assistance to extend its season, but the scenario did not play out.
A total of 10 area athletes earned the right to compete one final time this season after qualifying for state at Saturday’s Region II powerlifting meets.
Shoemaker rarely encounters all four of its Killeen ISD rivals at once, so the Grey Wolves capitalized on the opportunity to earn city bragging rights.
Regardless of the race, the result was always the same for Michaela Mouton.
SAN ANTONIO — An 11-point deficit with two quarters to play was a bit too tall of a mountain to climb for the Ellison Eagles, who fell to the Dallas Kimball Knights, 69-48, in the Class 5A state basketball championship game.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Kye Robertson admits Harker Heights lost, but he does not believe the Lady Knights were defeated.
Win or lose, Ellison’s basketball season ends Saturday.
Luke Rogers turned in the best showing for Lampasas on Thursday as the Badger tennis team competed in the Cedar Park tournament.
SAN ANTONIO – The Ellison Eagles punched their ticket Thursday evening.
The experience was completely overwhelming for Alexis Hanks.
The atmosphere in the Ellison High School gym felt like a party Wednesday afternoon. Hundreds of students, faculty, parents and other supporters packed the gym to near capacity at a pep rally to see the Eagles boys basketball team off to San Antonio for the state semifinal game against Mansf…
BELTON — Belton continued its upward trend Tuesday, recording its first district win on a mild, pleasant night during which it also celebrated its five seniors.
Matai Anzuldua drove in four runs and the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs earned a run-rule victory, 15-5 in six innings, against Chaparral on Tuesday. It was Cove's home opener.
TEMPLE — According to center fielder and leadoff hitter Autumn Holman, it took Lake Belton a few at-bats to get the offense going Tuesday night. And, yet, the Lady Broncos still managed 17 hits.
The stage is set, and when the curtain comes up, it will include a cast that not even Broadway’s best could have dreamed up.
Playing in the final home match of its inaugural season, Chaparral delivered.
Looking to secure a spot at the upcoming Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state meet, hundreds congregated at Elgin High School for the Region II meets on Saturday, and three area athletes emerged with championships.
Lampasas had a strong showing at the Region II-4A, Division I meet over the weekend, placing second as a team and qualifying four lifters for the upcoming state meet.
The Ellison Eagles bookended a 50-34 victory over the Port Arthur Memorial Titans with a hot start and a hot finish Friday in Cypress.
Lampasas tennis players Chesley Breuer and James Vasquez recorded runner-up finishes in singles on Friday at the China Spring tournament.
TEMPLE —Temple had one shot on target into the 50th minute Friday night. Then Eric Ortiz changed that.
Inclement weather rolled through the area Thursday, preventing the conclusion of Lake Belton’s third annual Bronco Relays, but Mother Nature did not diminish the home teams’ performances.
Alberto Jones Jr. knows the end is near.
The Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association Region II meet takes place Saturday and numerous area athletes will be in attendance, including five favorites to win their respective divisions.
Jamyron Keller scored 18 points, Deion Ware added 17 and second-ranked Ellison rolled into the Region III-5A semifinals with a 65-43 win over A&M Consolidated on Tuesday at Elgin High School.
TEMPLE — On a historic night for Belton ISD softball, it was very nearly a historic night on the field as well.
TEMPLE — The first time Belton and Lake Belton met on the boys soccer pitch in early February, the rivals needed penalty kicks to settle things after battling to a scoreless tie in regulation.
BELTON — The Lady Tigers are on the verge of clinching a fifth consecutive district championship, but that is not the goal.