BELTON — Ayanna Jones has a chance to cap her high school sports career with a pair of state medals, perhaps even a golden one.
Tr’Darius Taylor loves to run. The Temple senior sprinter discovered that at an early age.
“We had a little track at the elementary school. We were out there one day and the teacher said, ‘Everybody just run around the track and let’s see who wins,’” he recalled this week. “I was running fast, or I felt like I was running pretty fast. It surprised some kids, and I realized then that was racing was fun.”
HEWITT — Academy’s Chris Preddie repeated as the Class 3A Region III boys long jump champion, something that came as a surprise to absolutely …
KILLEEN — Jalen Robinson did something no Temple male athlete had accomplished in at least a quarter-century, and Belton’s Ayanna Jones jumped…
BELTON — Josiah Johnson understands the reason for the unrelenting expectations set by second-year Mary Hardin-Baylor head coach Clif Carroll, whose aim is to build the Crusaders into nothing short of perennial national title contenders.
After all, it’s Carroll’s method that has Johnson and the Crusaders in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament for just the third time in program history.
BELTON — Bethany McLeod has been part of every Sweet 16 appearance for the Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball program, which hopes its thir…
BELTON — Tell the band to keep on playing because Mary Hardin-Baylor is dancing all the way to the Sweet 16.
BELTON — Of all the shots Carson Hammond has made in his career, perhaps none were more important than the two he drained in the final 97 seconds Friday night.
BELTON — Nobody on the Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball team is faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
That’s OK, though. The Crusaders are confident in their other abilities that carried them back to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in nine years.
BELTON — When the NCAA Division III Tournament tips off Friday, the Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s team will have the advantage of playing on its home floor in front of what is expected to be a large and raucous crowd, while the UMHB women’s squad will be on the road as it tries to continue its recent string of postseason success.