Lampasas swept the girls doubles matches and won six of nine tiebreakers, but it was Gatesville that walked off with the 10-9 victory and the District 7-4A championship on Tuesday in Lampasas.
TEMPLE — Lake Belton and Shoemaker made one another work for just about every point Tuesday night, which makes sense considering they were part of a three-way tie at the top of District 22-5A when the week began.
BELTON — Entering the second half of the District 22-5A volleyball schedule Tuesday evening, Belton intended to build on the momentum generated during a critical five-set victory at Killeen.
Macy Morris and Haleigh Wilk each had 11 kills and the Salado volleyball team rallied from a slow start to win at Robinson 17-25, 25-14, 25-17, 25-20.
The Gatesville Hornets nearly blew a 30-13 halftime lead but stopped Mineral Wells' two-point conversion try with 20 seconds remaining and held on for a 30-29 win on Friday in Mineral Wells.
The Lampasas tennis team tuned up for its upcoming district championship match against Gatesville with a 16-3 home win over Copperas Cove on Friday.
The Harker Heights offense is not quite as dazzling as it was a year ago and that's just fine with Knights coach Jerry Edwards because his team keeps winning district games.
TEMPLE — Temple needed a jolt on offense Friday night. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they have options for such a scenario.
ELGIN — After giving up 974 total yards and 77 points through two road losses, Belton traveled to Elgin on Friday looking to reverse the trend, which did not appear likely in the game’s initial moments.
The regular-season schedule hits its midpoint this week, and almost every area team in competition has a winning record.
The Lampasas tennis team cruised to a 14-5 win at Glen Rose on Tuesday and will play for the District 7-4A championship at home next Tuesday against Gatesville.
TEMPLE — Harker Heights delivered 13 service aces to just two errors Tuesday night, and that accuracy coupled with timely runs to thwart rally minded Temple propelled the visiting Lady Knights to a 25-18-25-10, 25-13 victory inside Wildcat Gym.
BELTON — In the first installment of the volleyball rivalry between Belton and Lake Belton, the Lady Broncos were forced to overcome a lot of early adversity Tuesday night, and only part of it was on the court.
Gatesville's Rayshon Smith ran for 268 yards and five touchdowns as the Hornets won a shootout with Godley 56-42 on Friday in Gatesville.
Even after witnessing it live, the final tally of what Shoemaker’s defense accomplished in a 16-8 win over Ellison on Friday at Searles Stadium was startling.
Two key interceptions by the Killeen Kangaroos late in Friday’s game helped sink any comeback hopes for the previously unbeaten Granbury Pirates as Killeen won handily, 40-22, on homecoming at Leo Buckley Stadium.
BRYAN — It became apparent in the early stages Friday night that a week of reflection and enhanced practice regimens served Temple well. So, consider the Wildcats back on track.
BELTON — Looking to win its district opener for a seventh consecutive season, Belton displayed its potential early by producing 14 consecutive points in the first quarter and delivering another 14-point outburst in the third quarter en route to defeating Pflugerville 28-7 on Friday night at …
Re'Shaun Sanford ran for 226 yards and a touchdown to help visiting Harker Heights win its 12-6A opener 21-14 over Pflugerville Weiss on Thursday.
Chaparral simply could not keep pace.
Area teams experienced a lot of heartache last week.
Livia Niu had eight kills and six blocks to lead the host Salado volleyball team to its seventh straight win Tuesday, 25-14, 25-19, 15-25, 25-18 over former district rival Georgetown Gateway.
BELTON – Throughout the season, Krystal Yerigan has seen her team struggle at times as her roster adjusted to being completely rearranged from a year ago.
Ellison senior Aaron Crittenden rewrote the record books last week, when he won the Waco Invitational championship.
Jacob Newkirk completed 20 of 26 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a pair of scores as the Gatesville Hornets routed Mexia 43-14 on Friday in Mexia.
The Lampasas tennis team opened District 7-4A play on Thursday with a bang, sweeping the boys and girls doubles matches on the way to a 17-2 home victory over Stephenville.
The Ellison Eagles made a handful of big plays in their District 4-5A-D1 opener on Friday against Red Oak.
BELTON — Lake Belton is no stranger to close calls in its first district schedule as a program. Two games in, two points have decided its collective fate.
COPPERAS COVE — Aside from a couple of drives, Friday’s game between Copperas Cove and Waco University was not much of a contest.
Salado placed five runners in the top 11 and the Lady Eagles won their own Salado Tenroc meet on Thursday at Tenroc Ranch.
TEMPLE — The Temple Wildcats were aware of Arlington Martin’s pedal-to-the-medal approach in each facet. Knowing, though, didn’t make the Warriors any easier to contain Friday night.
Area teams will be stretched across the state tonight, occupying stadiums from Killeen to Bryan to Arlington and Odessa. Regardless of direction, however, there are compelling storylines.
Shirelle Givens was not pleased with the situation, but she had no complaints about the outcome.