Lorena lost 24 games last year, but without those failures, they never would have found this year’s successes. The team has bounced back by making a run all the way to the regional tournament for the first time in school history. Coach Jackson tells me they did it the ‘Leopard Way’.
Baylor Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades released a statement on Tuesday afternoon after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he’s lifting the mask mandate he issued eight months ago.
Youth softball is starting back up, but a league in central Texas says less girls are signed up than usual.Elizabeth Park is on the Temple Youth Softball Board, and she tells me, “After COVID hit, last year, we had a lot of kids that dropped out of the program.”The registration numbers never recovered, and, frankly, neither have the kids, who have been cooped-up inside for much of the pandemic.
Wrapping up black history month, we caught up with a former pro athlete from right here in Waco. Former Dallas Cowboy Rodrigo Barnes took his game all the way to the Super Bowl, winning a ring in 1977.
The Baylor volleyball team returns to action Thursday to play the second half of the season which has been split by COVID. You would have a hard time finding someone more excited for volleyball to be back than Yossiana Pressley. Yossi was named the National Player of the Year last year and helped the Bears make a deep tournament run.This Fall, she became Baylor’s all-time kill leader now, but she hasn’t always been this good.
The Belton High School basketball team often talks about the team as a family. For TJ and Trap Johnson, it is family. TJ is in his third year starting for the Tigers, and he has established himself as the team’s leader. Trap is just a freshman on the team, but he has earned his place among the varsity players with his great skill and shooting. Still, TJ was a little uneasy about having his little brother join the mix.
As weather shut down schools across central Texas this week, the high school basketball playoffs fell victim to numerous postponements.The UIL today announced some changes to the postseason schedule to help make sure every playoff game gets played.