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Dennis Stewart will be the new head boys basketball coach at Hearne, athletic director/head football coach Ricky Sargent announced Monday.

Former A&M Consolidated and Texas A&M men’s basketball standout Alex Caruso, who plays with the Los Angeles Lakers, will have a youth camp July 22-24 at Allen Academy.

Rudder’s KJ Cunningham has been selected to play in the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Star Game on May 2 at Pearland Dawson. Cunningham, who has signed with Weber State, is the second Ranger to earn the honor following Antoine Henderson last year.

Three Brazos Valley girls basketball players were selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state team. Snook sophomore point guard was named to the Class 2A team, Two Franklin players, junior point guard/forward Mya Booker and senior guard Tiana Wade made the Class 3A team

The Texas Braves 7U went 5-0 last weekend to win the Turf Wars tournament hosted by Premier Baseball of Texas in Tomball. The Braves beat Premier Baseball-De La Cruz 9-2 in the championship game.

SAN ANTONIO — No. 1 Shelbyville got off to a hot start and left no doubt Friday morning, beating No. 10 Hearne 83-51 in a Class 2A boys basketball state semifinal at the Alamodome. Hearne’s season ends at 25-4. Shelbyville (38-3) will face Gruver (17-4) in the championship at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hearne will play top-ranked Shelbyville in the UIL Class 2A boys basketball state semifinals at 10 a.m. Friday at the Alamodome.