WACO — Trent West was not concerned about his team’s slow start.
BELTON — The right mix of competition and camaraderie, a collection of shutdown pitching performances and a little bit of drama at the end. The seventh annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl baseball game had it all Friday night, even if it was the lowest-scoring contest of the bunch.
BELTON — In true all-star game fashion, the runs came in bunches and in plentiful supply in the early going of Friday’s Super Centex Victory Bowl softball game, put on by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Dee Dillon Field.
WEST – It is finally over.
WEST – Antwone Gonzales was on the Red roster, but he was playing for Shoemaker.
NAVASOTA — It’s not easy to knock a champion off its pedestal, not even when the challenger is primed, prepared, and wholeheartedly determined to do so.
NAVASOTA — Liberty and Lake Belton softball players and coaches walked off the turf on opposite sides of Ira Floyd Field with different sets of emotions following Game 1 of their Class 4A Region III best-of-three final after the Lady Panthers grabbed a 3-1 victory.
COPPERAS COVE — For some, a spring game marks the conclusion. For Tony Johnson, it is only the beginning.
The road to Austin again goes through Navasota, and again waiting there for Lake Belton is Liberty.
Killeen is in limbo, but the Kangaroos are still moving forward.
COLLEGE STATION — Earlier this week, Lake Belton head coach Matt Blackburn praised Texas A&M’s softball facility, calling the perfectly picturesque park the best venue in the world.
Nevaeh Brown did not think she was ready. Her opposing coaches, however, felt differently.
COLLEGE STATION — Lake Belton’s Madison Lux broke off a snippet of The Griddy as she crossed home plate during the third inning Thursday night. One more victory and the Lady Broncos can high step or Moonwalk or whichever dance move they choose into the next round.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Killeen Independent School District students celebrated the accomplishments of their peers Wednesday as more than 50 student-athletes signed their letters of intent to play their respective sports in college. Harker Heights High School had the largest representation with 23 …
Every now and then, dwelling so intently on a goal can cause more harm to a team than intended. Pressure mounts, expectations are around every corner and attention shifts away from what matters.
Lake Belton’s Tiffany Lange followed up her first-round 79 with an 80 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 159 and a share of 13th place in the medalist standings at the UIL Class 4A girls golf state tournament, where Salado finished 10th and the Lady Broncos were 12th in the team rankings at L…
Lake Belton’s Tiffany Lange shot a first-round 79 on Monday and was tied for 10th place in the medalist standings at the UIL Class 4A girls golf state tournament, where the Lady Broncos and Salado teams had some struggles at Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.
AUSTIN — Khamari Terrell never got his chance. Neither did Michaela Mouton.
AUSTIN — Ayanna Jones knows what she accomplished. She just cannot comprehend it.
AUSTIN — It took everything Aaron Crittenden had to close the gap.
AUSTIN — Keonna Otis did not accomplish what she wanted, but she gained what she needed.
NAVASOTA — Coaches say it often. “That’s why we play a series.” Or something along those lines. Well, the adage showed up uninvited as far as Lake Belton’s baseball team was concerned. Lufkin Hudson, meanwhile, wouldn’t mind if it tagged along a few more rounds.
Khamari Terrell is finally getting his opportunity.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Last season, Harker Heights had one of the state’s most explosive offenses.
Easton Culp waited for this moment.
HEWITT — Lake Belton’s Schultz sisters had their respective games in tune at the plate and in the circle Thursday, and the Lady Broncos needed them both.
AUSTIN — Easton Hammond arrived on the infield at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Thursday morning and found a calming influence near the area reserved for the Class 4A boys high jump. It wasn’t a Lake Belton supporter or a Broncos coach, but a child — the 8-year-old son of a meet official.
BELTON — Ayanna Jones has a chance to cap her high school sports career with a pair of state medals, perhaps even a golden one.
HARKER HEIGHTS – Kye Robertson did not get the performance he wanted, but he is confident it is coming.
COPPERAS COVE — Five student-athletes from Copperas Cove High School took the next step in their athletic journeys, signing to compete at the college level on Wednesday morning during a ceremony at the high school’s auditorium. All five athletes will stay in the state of Texas.
WACO — Harker Heights could have let human nature take over, but the Lady Knights refused.
HEWITT — Harker Heights did not record a hit through Friday’s first four innings. It just did not feel that way to Kye Robertson.
BELTON — In the big picture, a simple baseball game is meaningless. But for a community and student body dealing with the emotions of a tragedy at their high school earlier in the week, a simple baseball game was a welcome distraction, and finally something to celebrate.
CORSICANA — Lake Belton’s softball team has been on a singular mission this season, and its culmination is slowly approaching.
COPPERAS COVE — Just as with Thursday evening's game, the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs were unable to overcome a 2-0 deficit to the Waco Midway Panthers. Friday’s game ended with that 2-0 final, as the Panthers eliminated the Bulldawgs from the playoffs.
HEWITT – It only took moments for Copperas Cove to fall into a hole it would never climb out of.
TEMPLE — Just call it laying the groundwork. It may seem like a lofty standard for a fledgling program, but the Lake Belton boy’s golf team has been there before.
One day after punching a state ticket with a runner-up showing in the girls long jump, Belton's Ayanna Jones doubled down Saturday with a silver medal in the triple jump at the Region II-6A Meet at Waco Midway's Panther Stadium in Hewitt.
TEMPLE — Nevaeh Brown emphatically ended Harker Heights’ slump.
Belton's Ayanna Jones is bidding for her first trip to the state meet, and the Belton senior began the regional meet Friday at Waco Midway's Panther Stadium with a chance to make it to Austin in four events.
COPPERAS COVE — One game left and three teams with a chance for the final District 12-6A playoff berth. That was the scenario at the start of Friday’s play.
It almost happened. It just wasn’t meant to be. But that’s baseball.