Getting excited about the first day of high school football practice — that’s the easy part. The true test is maintaining that drive past the first game of the season and through the nine others that follow.
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 — A first-inning single was all Blue had to show for itself when Holland’s Elijah Botts stepped to the plate with one out in the third frame of Friday night’s fourth annual Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl baseball game.
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.
MADISONVILLE — For six innings Friday night, Troy never trailed against the Pollok Central Bulldogs and appeared to be on track to force a Game 3 for the third consecutive playoff series.
TROY — Hagen Rose, Preston Lewis and Tanner Creel all have their preference when it comes to a favorite subject in the classroom.
KYLE — After a windy first round in which Gatesville finished the day in second place in a very tight race Monday, coach Guy Dean didn’t know exactly what to expect from his Hornets in the second round of the UIL Boys Golf State Championships on Tuesday.