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Reserves lead Decatur to second-round win



Decatur sophomore Averi Walsh got her first taste of playoff action in the team’s bi-district win against Gainesville last week. Impressing coach Catherine Foerster with her athletic ability, Walsh stepped up to lead Decatur in a 4A area sweep over San Angelo Lake View Friday at Albany High School. She recorded a team-high 11 kills, adding three digs on defense. […]

Reyna leads Patriots to semifinals



Victory Christian Academy running back Isaac Reyna isn’t ready to hang up his jersey yet. Reyna, the only senior on VCA’s roster, found the end zone three times on the ground and scored on a 45-yard kick return in the team’s 71-26 TCAF Division II state quarterfinal win over Waco Methodist Children’s Home Saturday at Patriot Field. The win improved […]

Fraga closes career with third state run



Bridgeport senior Star Fraga’s final run finished on familiar ground Friday. Fraga, a three-time state qualifier, clocked 12:47.5 to finish 53rd in the 4A girls 3,200 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. “Star ran a good race,” Bridgeport coach Sandy Anderson said. “It wasn’t exactly the time we had hoped for, but with the rain and the slick terrain, […]

Garvin, Peralta lead Hounds to fourth



After finishing fifth at the 2021 1A state championships, Slidell’s duo of Josh Garvin and Manny Peralta got back to work during the summer to push the Hounds higher up the team standings. The pair’s efforts paid off Saturday. Slidell scored 103 points and finished fourth at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. “It was a good run, and the […]

Nedrow claims bronze in final run



Boyd senior Riley Nedrow made school history in his first and only season with the Yellowjackets. Racing down the soggy trails of Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Nedrow’s third-place finish in the 3A state championships Saturday (15:57.5) is the program’s new top finish. Nedrow improved 126 spots from his first state appearance with Flower Mound at the 2019 6A […]

LEGENDS OF THE WEEK

Offensive Player of the Week Aidan LeMasters Boyd, senior LeMasters was the Yellowjackets’ top receiver in Boyd’s 25-22 Week 11 loss to Peaster Friday. He reeled in nine catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. LeMasters won the Offensive Player of the Week award with 32 percent of the vote, beating out Alvord’s Cayson Stainton, Bridgeport’s Chris Pritchard and VCA’s […]

Goal accomplished

Geiger grabs bronze at TCAF state championships


For Victory Christian Academy sophomore Tianna Geiger, running has become a part of her life since she signed up for cross country in seventh grade. “It’s just really became a habit for me,” said Geiger. “I love running, so I want to keep pushing myself every morning to wake up and get better in order to reach the next level.” […]

Must-win battle

Boyd seeks win to clinch final 4-3AI playoff spot


With one game left on the schedule, the Boyd Yellowjackets control their postseason destiny in Week 11. Boyd (5-4, 2-3) will square off against Peaster on Senior Night 7:30 p.m. Friday at Yellowjacket Stadium. “It ended up playing out pretty simply — we need a win in our last game to get into the playoffs,” said Boyd coach Ian Ritchey. […]

Decatur sweeps Gainesville in first round



In her first season with Decatur, sophomore Averi Walsh has supported the Lady Eagles from the bench while waiting for her time to shine on the court. Decatur coach Catherine Foerster called Walsh’s number in Tuesday’s 4A bi-district match against Gainesville at Denton Ryan High School. Not backing down from the opportunity, Walsh put down seven kills and recorded two […]

Alvord, Chico fall in playoff openers



After claiming a sweep in a District 9-2A tiebreaker against rival Chico, the Alvord Lady Bulldogs hoped for a strong push in the postseason bracket. But the team’s run stopped Tuesday, as Alvord lost in a 2A bi-district battle against Tom Bean, 25-12, 25-12, 16-25, 25-13. Alvord’s season ended at 12-27. “I felt like we had a good game plan […]


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