GRAPELAND — Despite a fourth-quarter rally, Grapeland beat Normangee 32-21 on Friday night in nondistrict action.
Player of the week: EJ Ezar, Rudder
NORMANGEE – Normangee grabbed a 37-12 nondistrict victory over the Lovelady Lions in a battle of 0-2 teams that gave Panther first-year coach Keith Sitton his first victory.
IOLA — Iola’s Blake Driver threw touchdown passes to Colton Boullion and Adam Crenshaw and ran for a TD in the first half, and the Bulldogs held off Normangee in a tense second half for a 32-29 victory Friday in nondistrict play.
With high school football well underway, the matchups only get better in Week 2.
NORMANGEE — Normangee didn’t back down after Bremond nabbed an early lead in the football teams’ season opener Friday night, but the Tigers largely kept the Panthers at arm’s reach after pulling ahead for good in the final second of the first quarter.
Many teams run the spread offense to create mismatches in space for the passing game, but not Normangee. The Panthers not only want to run the football from the spread but do it between the tackles.
Fifteen Brazos Valley baseball seniors earned Texas High School Baseball Coaches All-State Academic honors.
Charles Hudgeons, who coached at Normangee for three years, has taken the head softball coaching job at Teague, athletic director Keith Sitton said.
GEORGETOWN — As the lone senior on the College Station boys golf team, Nicholas Holland did whatever he could to lead the young Cougars to a height they’d never been as a program.
GEORGETOWN — At the meeting for the Class 5A and 6A coaches the night before the boys state golf tournament, a UIL official asked for a show of hands of those with programs making their first trip to state. College Station’s Brian Edwards was the lone 5A coach to respond.
The College Station boys golf team will compete in the Class 5A state tournament Monday and Tuesday on the 6,718-yard, par-72 White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown.
AUSTIN — Braydee Frederick peered at the scoreboard then turned to teammate Rylie McKinney, raised her arms and said, “We did it. We got the bronze.”
The Normangee girls golf team shot a team score of 361 and sit in third place after Day 1 of the Class 2A state golf tournament Monday at the Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
College Station will play Pflugerville Connally in Class 5A boys regional quarterfinal action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rockdale High School.
CALDWELL — Maci Sanders and Jazzmyn Jones each scored 13 points to lead District 26-2A runner-up Normangee to a 66-34 victory over Milano on Monday in the Class 2A girls basketball bi-district playoffs.
If revenge is both sweet and best served cold, then the Hearne boys basketball team is eating a big helping of ice cream.
The top three teams 26-2A won their bi-district basketball games Monday night. District champ Snook breezed to a 49-9 victory over Holland at Cameron High School, 26-2A runner-up Normangee downed Milano 66-34 in Caldwell, and 26-2A third-place finisher Somerville defeated Hearne 74-52 at The…
The Milano girls will face the loser of the Snook vs. Normangee tiebreaker at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Class 2A bi-district playoffs in Caldwell.
In a District 19-5A girls basketball race that has included a standings shake-up in the form of retroactively forfeited games, the craziest scenario may have yet to come.
Normangee hired longtime Brazos Valley coach Keith Sitton as its athletic director and head football coach at Tuesday night's board meeting.
Keith Sitton, who has coached in the Brazos Valley almost three decades, will be named Normangee’s athletic director and head football coach at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
CROCKETT — The Alto Yellowjackets beat the Normangee Panthers 47-16 in Class 2A Division I bi-district action Thursday night.
It’s no trick. High school football fans are in for a treat this weekend across the Brazos Valley.
CAYUGA — Normangee quarterback Mason Hardy had a 27-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the only points in the Panthers’ victory over the Cayuga Wildcats in 9-2A Division I play.
NORMANGEE — Leon’s Peyton Pruett threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 148 yards and four more scores to lead the Cougars past Normangee 41-17 to open play in District 9-2A Division I.
A look at this week's high school football games.
Here are Friday’s high school football games involving Brazos Valley teams. All are at 7:30, unless indicated.
It may not always have been pretty, but at the end of the day, Rudder came away with its first win of the season, beating Navasota 27-7 Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium.
Offensive player of the week: Lexington senior running back Ja’Kobe Cooper rushed for 307 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries (11.8 ypc) as the Eagles ran away in the fourth quarter for a 49-28 win over Troy.
Normangee 26, Iola 13: NORMANGEE - The Normangee Panthers grabbed a 26-13 nondistrict victory over rival Iola on Friday night, leaving both teams at 1-1.
Normangee head football coach Nelson Kortis is taking an all-for-one, one-for-all approach with his Panthers in 2018 after they missed the playoffs for the first time in four years last season.
With high school volleyball practices starting up Wednesday and fall football practices on the horizon shortly after, it’s time to officially turn the page to the 2018-19 athletic year.
Before volleyball and football start back up in August, Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins take the opportunity to rank their Top 10 high school sports stories in the Brazos Valley during the 2017-18 school year.
College Station rising junior Isabel Montelongo shot a 3-over 73 to win the Southern Texas PGA junior tour tournament Monday at Pebble Creek Country Club. Her Lady Cougar teammate and fellow rising junior Zoe Kelton finished fifth, shooting an 85.
Normangee senior first baseman Lexi Harris was named the player of the year on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A softball team.
Collin Street Bakery/TSWA All-State Softball Teams
College Station sophomore pitcher Hailey Hudson highlighted five Brazos Valley players who were named to the TGCA all-state teams Monday.
In this edition of the podcast, Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins recap the end of the historic playoff runs of the Normangee and College Station softball teams and discuss building blocks for next year's squads.
Many high school athletes would be happy finishing second in the state twice in their careers.
State runner-up Normangee placed four players on the Class 2A all-state softball tournament team.
AUSTIN — Normangee head softball coach Charles Hudgeons didn’t relax, but he had a good feeling.
AUSTIN — Normangee took a one-run lead in the seventh, but Bells prevailed, winning the 2A state softball championship 9-5 Thursday at McCombs Field.
AUSTIN -- Normangee senior first baseman Lexi Harris didn't care how it happened. All she wanted was the winning run to cross home plate.
AUSTIN — Normangee senior first baseman Lexi Harris hit a two-out walk-off single to give the Lady Panthers an 8-7 win over Woden in the 2A softball state semifinial on Wednesday.
It’s a pretty good time to be in Normangee.
The Normangee softball team (30-4) will play Woden (24-6) at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Class 2A state semifinals at McCombs Field on the University of Texas campus.