BELTON — Football head coach Sam Skidmore’s third season leading the Belton Tigers will be his last on the sideline.
BELTON — Even with head coach Sam Skidmore lurking nearby, offensive lineman Thomas Bowman conceded that conditioning is his least favorite component.
There soon will be a brand new banner hanging inside Troy’s gym commemorating the Trojanettes’ trek last year to the Class 3A volleyball state semifinals. It’s another sign the euphoria of that special season might linger for quite a while.
With the kickoff of the 20th high school football season of the 21st century on the horizon, nothing illustrates the ever-changing nature of coaching leadership than a look at the moves within our sizeable pocket of Texas.
WACO — The 11th annual Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl on Saturday night followed in the footsteps of recent editions: competitive, a bit chippy and close down to the wire.
WACO — Belton’s Kelsey Surovik and Academy’s Lilli Stewart have different post-high school plans, but the duo shared similar emotions Saturday following the sixth annual Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl volleyball match.
BELTON — The Red team had never claimed victory over the Blue in the three previous editions of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl softball game. For most of Friday’s contest at UMHB’s Dee Dillon Field, it appeared that history would not repeat itself.
BELTON — Holland’s Patrick Kruger and the rest of the coaching staff selected to oversee the Blue team naturally will have to formulate some strategy for tonight’s fourth-annual Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl baseball game at Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Red Murff Field.
BELTON — Alexis Lewis didn’t need a lot of time to realize the level of talent that surrounded her Wednesday on Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Dee Dillon Field. The Temple product watched as players from across Central Texas took batting practice and routinely cleared the outfield wall as the afternoon sun baked the field on the first day of practice ahead of Friday night’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl softball game.
BELTON — Wednesday night’s annual Red-White game at Tiger Field represented the end of Belton’s month-long spring session. Better believe, though, there’s more work ahead. Things are just beginning.
GEORGETOWN — Belton sophomore Dallas Hankamer always will be able to reminisce and think about when he earned a bronze medal as a sophomore in the UIL Boys Golf State Championships.
Of course, his memories probably always will produce both positive and negative feelings — a proud achievement, on one hand; on the other, a frustrating sense of what might have been.
GEORGETOWN — Dallas Hankamer is no average sophomore.
During the opening round of his first appearance in the UIL Boys Golf State Championships on Monday, the Belton medalist played like a savvy veteran. On a breezy day when his ball-striking wasn’t as consistent as desired, Hankamer’s masterful short game saved him time and again and had him tied for the lead in the Class 6A tournament at Legacy Hills Golf Club.