Columbus running back Tyree Simcik covered up his team’s mistakes and amplified Caldwell’s in a 35-14 nondistrict victory Friday night at Hornet Field, spoiling the host team’s homecoming festivities.
Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins recap College Station's upset win over Huntsville and Rudder's comeback over Navasota before previewing Week 4, including Bryan's District 14-6A opener against Tomball Memorial, and looking ahead to several key district openers in the coming weeks.
Player of the week: EJ Ezar, Rudder
Football season is heating up for every team in the Brazos Valley, but for Bryan, the stakes will get even higher on Friday.
MADISONVILLE — No Kyle Cunningham? No problem for Caldwell.
The Madisonville seventh grade football team beat Caldwell 32-0 on Thursday.
The Madisonville eighth grade football team beat Caldwell 40-0 on Thursday.
With two weeks of high school football under our belts, teams are starting to round into form and either affirm or buck their preseason expectations.
Eagle sports writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins discuss their takeaways from the Crosstown Showdown, Rudder's comeback win over Elgin as well as several area games from Week 2 and share their thoughts on what we can expect from Week 3.
ROCKDALE – Cam’ron Valdez rushed for three touchdowns, quarterback Jace Robinson had three total TDs, and Rockdale held off Caldwell 44-36 in nondistrict action Friday night.
CALDWELL — The Edna Cowboys scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters to build a 21-3 lead, then held on for a 28-16 victory over the Caldwell Hornets on Friday night.
Caldwell needed a fresh start after a 3-7 record and its 12th losing season in the last 24 years, so it hired Matt Langley, a longtime assistant across Texas.
There is plenty to be proud of even in the first month of the season, but many around the Caldwell volleyball team aren’t satisfied.
Leon dropped from the top spot to No. 2 in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 1A/2A volleyball poll, while Iola checked in at No. 3. Leon (16-2) advanced to the finals of the 50th Annual Leon tournament, falling to top-ranked Crawford in the title match 25-20, 25-23.
Caldwell’s Josh Groce and A.J. Sims won the advanced doubles title at the American Cornhole League World Championships at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, earlier this month.
Fifteen Brazos Valley baseball seniors earned Texas High School Baseball Coaches All-State Academic honors.
College Station senior outfielder Bryson Lucas and Brenham junior second baseman Garrison Weiss were selected to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 5A All-State first team Wednesday.
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Twister Barrington and Evan Lawrence weren’t the top two starting pitchers for St. Joseph heading into the season.
When the news broke of the March 20 fire at the Giddings baseball clubhouse that destroyed much of the team’s equipment, the question for many statewide baseball teams wasn’t whether to help. It was how to serve.
Here are the Texas high school baseball rankings for the week of March 25 as compiled by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. 6A1. Lake Travis – 17-0 (6-0)2. Cy Ranch – 18-2 (7-0)3. Flower Mound Marcus – 16-4 (4-0)4. Houston Memorial – 17-2 (5-0)5. Prosper – 19-2 (4-0)6. SA Re…
Sometimes, you just wish more than four teams could make the playoffs.
Here is the Texas High School Baseball Association poll for March 19, 2019:
Brenham and Caldwell are the lone Brazos Valley baseball teams ranked in this week’s Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s poll. The Cubs are third in Class 5A and Caldwell is sixth in 4A. College Station is receiving votes in 5A.
The Caldwell softball team is ranked eighth in the state in Class 4A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The Lady Hornets (11-2) are just ahead of Navasota (13-3). Snook (4-1) is tied for 10th in 2A, which also includes Class A teams.
Maritza Puebla scored two goals off assists from Maria Rocha, and the Navasota girls soccer team held on to beat Caldwell 2-1 on Tuesday in District 25-4A play.
Matt Langley prayed for an opportunity such as the one Caldwell presented.
Here are the Texas Sports Writers' Association 2018 all-state volleyball teams.
A&M Consolidated senior libero Sawyer Nowak and junior outside hitter Sutton Springer were first-team selections on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A all-state volleyball team.
Former Madisonville head football coach Rusty Nail always had been interested in athletic administration.
SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Tigers scored the first 20 points and then held on for a 30-20 victory over Caldwell in 12-4A Division II play to earn a playoff berth at the expense of the Hornets.
The Caldwell volleyball team, District 26-4A runner-up, fell in Class 4A Region IV quarterfinal action to seventh-ranked Fulshear 25-19, 25-16, 25-9 at Navasota on Tuesday night. Fulshear, the 25-4A runner-up, advances to play the Pleasanton-Navarro winner Friday at the Blossom Athletic Cent…
Offensive player of the week: Franklin senior Clayton Rosprim carried 23 times for 271 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yarder, helping the Lions hand Diboll its first loss of the season in a 34-20 victory.
CALDWELL — Caldwell’s Kolby Chaplin ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries, and the Hornet defense held Brookshire Royal to 48 yards and three first downs in a 43-0 shutout Friday in District 12-4A Division II play.
Offensive player of the week: Rudder senior running back Byron Moore pulled the Rangers out of a sluggish first half, rumbling for 276 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries in their 52-10 win over Cleveland.
BELLVILLE — Caldwell used a big second-half surge that included three fumble recoveries by its defense to beat Bellville 33-25 on Friday in District 12-4A Division II play.
It’s no trick. High school football fans are in for a treat this weekend across the Brazos Valley.
CALDWELL — With both offenses spinning their wheels in the mud, La Grange’s special teams came through to help the Leopards to a 14-6 victory over Caldwell in a District 12-4A Division II game Friday at Hornet Field.
Caldwell's defense played well, but the Hornets fell to La Grange 14-6.
A&M Consolidated (31-11, 11-0 District 19-5A) checked in at No. 9 in Class 5A in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s weekly volleyball top 25. The Tigers will face Brenham on the road at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
CALDWELL — Caldwell’s Kolby Chaplin ran for 91 yards and a touchdown, and Omar Menchaca kept the Hornets in the game with a third-quarter interception in his own end zone, but Giddings prevailed 22-6 in District 12-4A Division II play at Hornet Field.
A look at this week's high school football games.
Offensive player of the week: Franklin senior running back/receiver Jared Pedraza had only six carries in the Lions’ 61-0 rout of Coldspring, but he made them count, rushing for 119 yards and four touchdowns, including a 31-yarder. He also added a two-point conversion run.
CALDWELL — Sheldon Springer threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, and Ja’Kobe Cooper ran for 185 yards and two more scores to pace Lexington’s 42-27 nondistrict win over Caldwell.
Here are Friday’s high school football games involving Brazos Valley teams. All are at 7:30, unless indicated.
Offensive player of the week: A&M Consolidated senior running back Julius Howard stepped into a starring role in the absence of Steven Ray, rushing for 152 yards on 10 carries with a pair of touchdown runs, including an 89-yarder. Howard helped the Tigers rush for 197 yards to put the ga…