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Eric Drennan

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.”

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.

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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.

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