WACO — In the circle and at the plate, Academy’s Molly VandenBout put on a show Friday night.
AUSTIN — Already guaranteed of at least a second silver medal Thursday afternoon, a prevailing theme dominated Chris Preddie’s thoughts as he bounded toward the takeoff board for his final attempt in the triple jump.
SALADO — As the rain turned from shower to downpour, the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs went into a celebratory slide on the slick turf behind third base at Salado’s increasingly soggy sports complex.
Along the other baseline, the Temple Wildcats consoled one another with emotional embraces from one teammate to the next.
HEWITT — The Holy Trinity Catholic girls 4x200-meter relay took home the area contingent’s only medal Saturday at the TAPPS Class 3A track and field state meet.
WACO — Ky-li Alonzo’s two-run home run Friday afternoon not only capped the scoring in a seven-run fifth inning for Rogers, it also gave the Lady Eagles a much-needed turning point in a back-and-forth postseason clash with Groesbeck.
However, Groesbeck continued to put together strong at-bats and scored eight unanswered runs over the final two innings for a 14-10 win over Rogers at Waco ISD Sports Complex, tying their Class 3A bi-district series and forcing a winner-take-all Game 3.
SALADO — Off what the ball bounced, Salado head coach Scott Vasquez, Lady Eagles freshman Lexi Dudecka and La Grange coach Amanda Arlund aren’t sure.
HEWITT — Four athletes from Central Texas Christian earned medals Friday on the first day of the TAPPS Class 3A track and field state meet.
One important win sat in front of two teams Tuesday night.
That’ll again be the case when Temple and Copperas Cove meet for the second time later this week because the Wildcats kept their playoff hopes afloat with an 8-4 regular-season finale win over the Bulldawgs at Hallford Field.
TROY — For the first three innings at Trojan Field on Tuesday night, Lorena’s Ben Smedshammer did as good of a job as any pitcher this season of keeping the Trojans in neutral at the plate. The Leopards starter yielded one run on one hit entering the fourth inning before the Trojans did what…