Cuero runs to season-opening win over Wharton

    CUERO - D'Anthony Hopkins sat on the Cuero bench with his shoulder pads and jersey off and a wet towel draped over his head.

    New season, same approach for Shiner

    SHINER - Shiner and Industrial will open the season for the fifth consecutive year.

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    12-4A, Div. II: District title realistic goal for Wharton

    Wharton coach Tim Finn isn't surprised his team is expected to make a run at the District 12-4A, Division II championship.

    12-4A, Div. I: El Campo, Bay City in familiar territory

    El Campo and Bay City have moved into a new district, but the competition won't be unfamiliar.

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    15-4A, Div. II: Level of competition no different for Cuero, Yoakum

    Yoakum and Cuero competed in a district last year that sent one team to the semifinals and two to the quarterfinals.

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    LITTLE SEC: District boasts one of state's toughest lineups

    District 15-2A, Division I appears to have it all.

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    15-3A, Div. I: Goliad, Hallettsville new district foes

    Goliad captured its first playoff win since 1997 last season, and the carryover is obvious to coach John Mares.

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    CLASS 4A: Cousins share similarities, but remain rivals

    D'Anthony Hopkins and Tre'Vontae Hights knew each other when they were younger.

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    CLASS 2A: Refugio's 'Little Britches' makes big impact on program

    REFUGIO - Refugio coach Jason Herring remembers the first time he saw Tyler Castellano playing football.

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    All-district player transfers from Aransas Pass to Goliad

    Goliad could have a new wide receiver and defensive back in the lineup for Friday's season opener against St. Joseph at Tiger Stadium.

    ON SPORTS: 5 things to watch in the 2014 football season

    Eight months have passed since my colleagues and I walked out of AT&T Stadium in Arlington much to the relief of a very patient press box attendant in the early morning hours that Friday.

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    All-district player transfers from Aransas Pass to Goliad

    Goliad could have a new wide receiver and defensive back in the lineup for Friday's season opener against St. Joseph at Tiger Stadium.

    Titans shut out Bay City 7-0 in scrimmage

    Manny Quizon had a cameo performance Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

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    No more 'one and done' at Edna, coach says

    EDNA - Edna has made the football playoffs five of the last seven years.

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    Former UHV pitcher back in baseball as Bloomington coach

    Casey Newman has been out of baseball since he completed his final season at UHV in 2011.

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    Generals move into to Texas Collegiate League championship series

    Twelve proved to be a lucky number for the Victoria Generals.

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    Victoria resident hopes Generals follow his baseball lead

    Duane Cook plans to be at Riverside Stadium for the Victoria Generals' winner-take-all playoff game Saturday against the Acadiana Cane Cutters.

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    ON SPORTS: Cuero graduate returns home as assistant coach

    CUERO - Robert Armstrong remembers the exact moment his dream of playing in the NFL may have come to an end.

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    Area teams qualify for Babe Ruth World Series

    Football practices have begun, but summer baseball continues for a number of players around the area.

    Yoakum gets jump on season with early practice

    YOAKUM - Most Yoakum players and coaches were sound asleep when their counterparts across the state were holding their first football practice.

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    Cuero pitcher to play baseball at Rice in 2018

    D'Mond LaFond is ready to begin his sophomore year of high school at Cuero.

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    El Campo coach inducted into Hall of Honor

    SAN ANTONIO - Bob Gillis was in the second grade when his teacher asked the class to draw a picture of what students wanted to be when they grew up.

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    East players, coach honored as Titans of state for 4A

    Victoria East had the best baseball season in the four-year history of the school.

    El Campo coach enjoys all-star experience

    SAN ANTONIO - Bob Gillis has watched a number of his peers coach in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game.

    UIL state championship football games returning to AT&T Stadium

    SAN ANTONIO - The UIL state championship football games will return to AT&T Stadium in Arlington in the upcoming season.

    Calhoun grad to play all-star game

    SAN ANTONIO - Cory Williams' favorite movie of the summer is "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

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    Teams try to make splash in summer tournament

    Cuero athletic director and head football coach Travis Reeve will be doing a lot of traveling this week, but he won't be on vacation.

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    Nine Generals chosen for TCL All-Star game

    Ty Schlottmann's athleticism and ability to win were evident during his high school career at Brenham.

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    Wharton grad throws 9 shutout innings; Generals win on error (w/gallery)

    Kris Looper has been a closer through much of his college career at Alvin Community College and the University of the Incarnate Word, but he's making an impressive case to become a starter.

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    New Louise coach ready for challenge

    Louise has won one football game over the past two seasons.

    Inside-the-park home run adds to Generals' summer fun

    Justin Pacchioli's second home run as a member of the Victoria Generals required a lot more running than his first.

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    St. Joseph begins search for new football coach

    St. Joseph will accept applications for a new football coach through July 8.

    Sophomore ready to step in at quarterback for Refugio (w/video)

    All Jaylon Mascorro has to do is replace a quarterback who holds five state records.

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    East graduates to continue baseball careers (w/video)

    Kyle Craft and Cole Urban are taking different routes to what they hope will be similar destinations.

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    FROM A SANDLOT TO STATE: Victoria east junior named All-Area MVP

    Jonathan Ortega can't help but look when he drives by the Dollar General store on John Stockbauer Drive.

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    Texans hit hard in conference championship game; suffer first loss in two years

    The Victoria Texans had too many negatives to come up with a positive result.

    Marshals end nine-game skid against Generals (w/gallery)

    J.B. Moss didn't mind passing up a chance to spend the summer in California.

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    Bay City connection pays off for Victoria Texans

    Bay City hasn't made the football playoffs since 2007.

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    Three Titans earn first-team all-state honors

    Kyle Craft, Cole Urban and Jonathan Ortega played key roles in Victoria East's drive to the Class 4A state tournament final.

    Titans focus on defense in pair of 7-on-7 wins (w/gallery)

    Victoria East scored four or more touchdowns in six of its nine games last season.

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    Brahmas picked to finish first by Texas Football magazine

    Hallettsville's last two football seasons have ended with heartbreaking losses to eventual state champion Cameron Yoe in the quarterfinals.

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    Texans earn record-setting win

    The Victoria Texans joined the Texas United Football Association this season, but they are already in the record book.

    Goliad, Cuero qualify for state 7-on-7 tournament

    PALACIOS - Players from Cuero and Goliad spent nearly four hours in the heat running pass routes and defending against receivers.

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    Weber leaves lasting legacy in Cuero

    CUERO - Cuero and Yoakum will play football against each other for the 104th time when they meet in Yoakum on Oct. 10.

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    Goliad QB gets the ball rolling with new teammates

    Nate Kowalik didn't take long to get to know his new teammates.

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    East shortstop accomplishes season-long MVP goal

    Jonathan Ortega started getting ready for baseball when the football season ended.

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    Titans place four on state tournament team

    Victoria East placed four players on the UIL Baseball State Class 4A All-Tournament Team announced Saturday.

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    Yankees select UHV pitcher in 38th round of draft

    The wait was the hardest part for Andre Del Bosque.

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    Aledo denies East state championship (w/videos)

    ROUND ROCK - Victoria East players and coaches left Dell Diamond with medals around their necks.

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    Crafty pitching gets East into final (w/videos, gallery)

    ROUND ROCK - Kyle Craft took a moment to survey his surroundings when he went to the mound for the first time at Dell Diamond.

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