Sports

Mon
25
Nov

Flatonia Wins Area Football Title

The Flatonia Bulldogs are area football champions thanks to a big second half that led them to a 28-14 second round playoff victory over La Villa Friday in Taft. The game was tied 7-7 at halftime before the Bulldogs scored three rushing touchdowns in the second half (part of a night when Flatonia ran for 231 yards total) to break the game open. 
 
Thu
21
Nov

Canyon Lake No Pushover

La Grange head coach Matt Kates described the mood of his team this week as “confident, but not overconfident” as they  head into Friday night’s area round playoff game against Canyon Lake. The confidence is easy to understand for a Leps team that has started the season 10-0 and now faces a Canyon Lake team they already beat 48-28 back in September
 
Thu
21
Nov

Basketball Season Heating Up

It wasn’t a win – but it was a start. Facing a good Hallettsville team in their season opener Tuesday, the Lady Leps basketball team had its share of bright spots, but not enough to overcome some opening night problems in a 41-21 loss.
“Obviously we have a long way to go and a lot of things to work on,” said La Grange head coach David Cooper. “We’ve had a late start (because of volley) compared to some of our opponents. 
 
Thu
21
Nov

Gillard Signs With HBU

La Grange volleyball star Blair Gillard has officially signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Houston Baptist University. She is shown above at her signing ceremony Tuesday. Blair, is shownfront and center between her parents Tinnie and Cindy Gillard. Back row, left to right: Brennen Gillard (brother), John Perry (grandfather), Ann Rigden (La Grange volleyball coach), Terri Wagner (La Grange assistant coach), Alice Perry (grandmother), Garret Gillard (brother) and Milton Koller
(Blair’s Texstar club volleyball coach). “I know where I’m going, I know what I’m doing. It’s nice,” Gillard said. Gillard will join an HBU team that already includes one former Lady Lep. Bailey Keith will be a senior for the HBU volleyball team next year. “It’s going to be great to reunite with her,” Gillard said.
 
Mon
18
Nov

Leps Wreck the Ricebirds

COLUMBUS – What a difference a year makes. Last year it was El Campo that ended La Grange’s hopes of football playoff glory as the Ricebirds knocked out the Leps in the first round on their eventual march to the state title game. But Thursday, the Leps got their revenge in a 42-7 first round playoff victory so dominant that it no doubt sends a statewide message that this unbeaten La Grange team (10-0) is most certainly a threat to make a very long playoff run.
 
Mon
18
Nov

Lady Horns Return to State

After two days of dominance in San Antonio, the Schulenburg volleyball team is headed back to state – with a chance to turn
last year’s silver in this year’s gold. With a sweep of Edna Friday in the regional semis and then a 3-1 match win over historical nemesis Poth in the Region IV- 2A title match Saturday in San Antonio, the Lady Horns (41-3) return to their  econd consecutive state volleyball tournament.
 
Mon
18
Nov

RTC Cubettes State-Bound

BRENHAM – One of the greatest dynasties in Texas high school sports added an exciting new chapter Saturday as the Round Top-Carmine volleyball team earned its remarkable 18th state tournament appearance. The Cubettes continued their streak of not losing even a set this postseason by sweeping Three Rivers in the regional semis Friday and then doing the same to Burton Saturday in the regional finals in Brenham. 
 
Thu
14
Nov

Lady Horns Beat East Bernard in Four Sets

COLUMBUS – Playing from behind is something the Schulenburg volleyball team has not had to do much this season. Turns out – like everything else – they do that pretty well too. The Lady Horns dropped the first set of the regional quarterfinals Tuesday to East Bernard but bounced back to win the final three.
 
Thu
14
Nov

Lady Leps’ Season Ends in Regional Quarterfinals

COLUMBUS – The Lady Leps went down, but not without a fight. In front of a frenzied, standing- room-only crowd in  Columbus Tuesday, the La Grange volleyball team saw its stellar 2013 season come to an end in a four-set loss to Bellville in a regional quarterfinal battle between a pair of teams ranked in the state’s Top 10.
 
Thu
14
Nov

RTC Overcomes Adversity to Down Weimar

The Round Top-Carmine volleyball team fought through one of the toughest days longtime Coach Tanya Nygrin said she’s ever had as a coach. Tuesday afternoon Nygrin and her players learned that the father of one of their teammates had died in a plane crash while going to a hunting trip in West Texas 
 

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