Belton is one step closer.
Belton is one step closer.
TEMPLE — The wiggle room is no longer there for Temple, which has endured a difficult stretch after a 5-1 start to District 12-6A. So with three games remaining in the regular season, starting with Shoemaker on Tuesday night, the Wildcats’ plan is as cut and dry as can be — win so they can get in.
Brooke Schmidt's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning sent the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs to an 8-7 home victory over Harker Heights on Tuesday.
WACO — When Daniel Moon finished his last hole in the second round of the Class 6A Region II golf tournament Tuesday afternoon, he was ready to pack up and head home, thinking his day and likely his season were over.
There was no doubt in her mind.
Harker Heights' Evan Fuller hit a bases-loaded triple to cap a 10-run fifth inning that ended the game with the Lady Knights winning 13-3 over Killeen on the mercy rule Monday night at Harker Heights.
BELTON — Head coach Mark Krueger likened playing back-to-back days to postseason life. Fitting, then, that less than 24 hours after his District 12-6A-leading Belton squad defeated second-place Harker Heights, the Tigers guaranteed themselves that the playoffs would be part of their future.
The Ellison Eagles scored three times in the top of the seventh to take their first lead en route to their sixth straight District 12-6A victory, 6-4 at Copperas Cove on Saturday.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Belton Tigers and Harker Heights Knights provided fans with late-inning drama Friday night.
The month of April has not been too kind to the Temple Wildcats, who entered Friday’s game at Ellison riding a three-game losing streak.
Three teams dominated in the standings, and each was rewarded for the showings.
Aspen Wheeler had three hits and three RBIs to help the Lampasas Lady Badgers clinch a playoff spot with a 15-4 five-inning shellacking of Stephenville on Friday night.
Evan Fuller was at a loss.
NEW BRAUNFELS — With the newfound momentum and energy the Salado Lady Eagles brought into the second half of their Class 4A state semifinal match against Corpus Christi Calallen, it seemed that it was only a matter of time before the Lady Eagles not only tied the match, but secured the win.
TEMPLE — Having six of its eight District 12-6A games decided by three runs or less heading into Tuesday night’s encounter with Harker Heights, Temple is no stranger to close ballgames.
BELTON — Sitting in first place in the District 12-6A standings, the Belton Tigers know they control their own destiny in pursuit of the league crown.
BELTON — For four brisk innings the Temple-Belton game was a tight game of manufactured runs and defensive.
Alycia Cantu singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Lampasas Lady Badgers edged Brownwood 5-4 on Tuesday night in Lampasas.
COPPERAS COVE — Both teams had opportunities, but only one capitalized.
COLLEGE STATION — Salado knew entering Friday night’s match against undefeated and top-ranked Bay City that the Lady Eagles had their work cut out for them. After getting off to a slow start in the regional semifinals earlier this week, Salado head coach Michael Goos reiterated to his player…
COPPERAS COVE — Patience and persistence paid off.
COLUMBUS — The Salado Lady Eagles already achieved more this season than in recent years by advancing past the third round of the playoffs last week, a hill that the program had failed to advance beyond in the last three years.
NAVASOTA — Lake Belton already knocked off one unbeaten team during its first playoff run and appeared poised to topple another that had yet to experience defeat this season, in a bid to raise the bar that much more in an unforgettable inaugural campaign.
Brooke Schmidt tossed a one-hitter and drove in the game's only run as the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs edged host Shoemaker 1-0 on Tuesday to edge closer to a playoff spot.
TEMPLE — Trying to work their way up from the bottom of the District 12-6A softball standings, the Temple Tem-Cats did something they had yet to do all season.
The first District 12-6A track meet in two years featured the same name on the boys championship trophy: Shoemaker.
TEMPLE — Trying to stay atop the District 12-6A standings, the Temple Wildcats found themselves in a tough battle with a team just trying to stay relevant Friday night.
MEXIA — Katelyn Chrisman said the foundation of the Belton girls soccer program is hard work. The Lady Tigers certainly put in overtime this week in Mexia.
COPPERAS COVE — It was more than a win. It was a milestone.
BRYAN — No matter how good things are going for a team, there will be moments when things simply aren’t going its way. Handling those moments, however small, can make or break a season.
ROCKDALE — If the Lake Belton Lady Broncos are intimidated by the big stage, they sure have one heck of a poker face.
It was an unfavorable situation, and Harker Heights thrived in it.
ROCKDALE — Allison Carnahan wasn’t sure if she’d get another opportunity for redemption Tuesday night. After her header off of a corner kick sailed high and over the goal, the senior only thought about how she squandered a golden opportunity to extend Salado’s second-half lead.
MEXIA — Pure drama unfolded Tuesday night at Bearcat Stadium.
CAMERON — The Lake Belton Lady Broncos did something only two other teams have done all season: score a goal against the Giddings Lady Buffaloes.
Dekan Radigan and Russel Cochran combined for a two-hit shutout and Travis Sanders socked his fifth homer of the season in Copperas Cove's 2-0 win over Bryan on Tuesday in Copperas Cove.
WACO — The anticipation is over, and Salado is capitalizing on the long-awaited opportunity.
WACO — It was not a perfect showing, and that is promising.
Powerlifting is not what it sounds like. At the same time, it is exactly what it sounds like.
HEWITT — In a year of firsts for newly opened Lake Belton, its girls soccer team recorded the biggest one yet.
Makenna Morrow scored the lone goal as the Belton Lady Tigers edged Duncanville 1-0 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs on Friday in Duncanville.
Shortly after the final whistle blew at Waco Midway’s Panther Stadium, Belton head coach Ben Bralley gave a short and simple message to his players as they huddled up for one last time this season. The fourth-year head coach said Thursday night did not turn out the way he or his players want…
The Harker Heights boys bowling team defeated Memorial Christian on Monday at Killeen Bowlerama to finish at 9-1 on the season and continue its reign as district champions.
COPPERAS COVE — Then, there was one.
BELTON — Tuesday night’s battle between District 12-6A baseball co-leaders Belton and Harker Heights came down to the final at-bats. And the Tigers didn’t disappoint, at the plate or in the field.