BELTON — After helping the Belton Tigers notch their first football playoff win in five years, Slade LeBlanc assumed his athletic career was complete.
Makenna Morrow scored Belton’s first two goals and Ava Itz provided the late breathing room as the Lady Tigers held off a fervent Lake Belton comeback attempt to post a 3-1 win in a District 22-5A match between the two budding rivals at chilly Bronco Field on Friday night.
BELTON — E.J. Foutz remembers a time when he was unprepared, and he refuses to let it happen again. In his first season as a starter, the Belton point guard understands he is not always the team’s immediate option offensively with a pair of talented scorers in Trap Johnson and Gian Carlo on the roster.
The past taught Foutz to remain ready, though, and he was Tuesday night.
BELTON — In the inaugural boys basketball matchup between Belton and Lake Belton, neither team could connect from the floor during the first quarter, but then Tigers junior Gian Carlo heated up.
That Tuesday’s contest inside Bronco Gym was a school district showdown between Lake Belton and Belton felt like more a footnote, given the teams’ positioning in the District 22-5A standings.
BELTON — Leading by 10 points moments into the fourth quarter, Belton saw its double-digit advantage slowly dwindle throughout the period as visiting Waco University closed the District 22-5A contest with an 11-3 outburst during the final 4 minutes. That surge included the go-ahead layup wit…
BELTON — Belton quelled Killeen Ellison’s defensive pressure for the first few minutes of Friday night’s District 22-5A contest to keep the pace where it wanted it, but the Lady Eagles’ depth and athleticism eventually took over and led them to a 64-15 win over the Lady Tigers at Tiger Gym.