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High school baseball: Lake Travis tops Anderson 4-1

9:53 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mike Rogers has a problem. But sympathy for Lake Travis High School’s new baseball coach might be tough to find in the Central Texas area.The Cavaliers’ 2014 roster boasts five pitchers who will throw on the collegiate level in 2015. So Rogers, the former Alvin coach who took over Lake ...

Cedar Park, Aledo will test-drive Baylor’s new stadium
Baylor’s new McLane Stadium looms in the background as the Bears open spring football drills last week. Two days before Baylor plays its home opener against SMU on Aug. 31, Cedar Park and Aledo will face off in a high school game at the stadium. CREDIT: Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald

7:13 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Before Baylor plays a snap this fall at its new $250 million football stadium, two high school teams will take the field first.In a matchup of the past two Class 4A, Division II state champions, Cedar Park will play Aledo on Aug. 29 in the inaugural game at the 45,000-seat ...

Edwards leads Westlake girls to Class 5A state championship
Westlake freshman Victoria Edwards receives her gold medal Saturday after winning the Class 5A girls 100-yard butterfly at the UIL swimming championships. Edwards also helped the Westlake 200 medley relay to a gold and picked up a silver medal in the 100 backstroke as the Chaparrals won the Class 5A team championship.

10:08 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Westlake’s brief state title drought in swimming came to an end Saturday, when Victoria Edwards picked up two gold medals and helped the Chaparrals to their third Class 5A girls championship in the past eight years.Edwards, just a freshman, outkicked defending silver medalist Emily Gibson of Southlake Carroll to win ...

Title repeat still in play as Georgetown qualifies for state tournament
Georgetown junior Maddie Anderson, left, shown in the Lady Eagles’ state semifinal matchup against San Antonio Brennan last season, scored 10 points Saturday to help her team advance to the state tournament for the second straight year. Georgetown defeated Montgomery 53-42 Saturday in Houston to earn a return trip to state. The Lady Eagles will be joined in the Class 4A field by Brennan, which beat Leander 49-33 in a regional final in San Antonio.

8:16 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

For the third time in a four-year span, Georgetown will end its basketball season at the Erwin Center. And for the second straight year, the season’s end could come with a state championship. Three Georgetown players scored in double figures Saturday, helping the Lady Eagles overcome an early deficit in ...

Cedar Ridge, Pflugerville fall in Class 5A regional semifinals
Cedar Ridge’s Melina Merritt, left, pressures Christalah Lyons of Dallas Skyline on Friday night in a Class 5A, Region II semifinal. Skyline won 62-58. CREDIT: Jamie Harms/For American-Statesman

11:19 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Alexandria Gulley scored 21 points, and Dai’Ja Thomas converted a three-point play with 1:04 to play to give Dallas Skyline the breathing room it needed in a 62-58 regional-semifinal victory over Cedar Ridge on Friday night. Skyline advanced to the Class 5A, Region II final at Ferrell Center, where the ...

Vandegrift swimmer Bassman resurfaces as state-title contender
As Vandegrift swim coach Kim Davies watches, Vipers swimmer Samantha Bassman practices her start Thursday as she readies for the Class 4A state swim meet. Bassman will compete in the 100-yard breaststroke and she’ll also swim for the Vipers’ 200-yard medley relay. CREDIT: Mark Matson/For American-Statesman

7:46 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Last spring, a return trip to the UIL state swim meet was sinking out of sight for Vandegrift’s Samantha Bassman. “I was struggling with the time it takes to be competitive at this level and the next, and it took a while to find that motivation again,” said Bassman, a ...

High school baseball preaseason honor rolls
Hays pitcher Tyler Woodmansee, making a pickoff throw last season during a playoff game against Corpus Christi Moody, has signed with Texas A&M. He earned All-Central Texas honors in 2013, when he posted a 1.97 ERA and recorded 98 strikeouts. CREDIT: Michael Zamora/Caller-Times

5:24 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

PRESEASON HONOR ROLLS• Teams (w/ records in 2013)1. Round Rock (25-13-1)Fourteen returning lettermen are thinking about a season-ending trip to Dell Diamond.2. Lake Travis (17-17)Texas signee Connor Mayes is one of five college-bound pitchers that new coach Mike Rogers inherits.3. Georgetown (27-10)Braden Pearson, a Texas State recruit, will lead squad ...

Pflugerville tops Stony Point, advances to regional semifinals
Pflugerville's Alyssa Echols marches past Stony Point's Autumn Avina (L), Doriana Brown (M) and Chelsea Edwards (R) in the UIL 5A Regional Quarterfinal playoff game at Eastview High School in Georgetown on Tuesday night.

10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

The record books will show that Pflugerville and Stony Point split their series during the 2013-14 girls basketball season. The Panthers, however, earned the bragging rights on Tuesday night.Senior guard Alyssa Echols scored 24 points and classmate Stephanie Onyeje added 12 in Pflugerville’s 73-64 win over Stony Point. The nine-point ...

Girls basketball playoffs: Stony Point tops Westlake

9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Stony Point’s Jordan Moore scored a team-high 14 points to lead the Tigers past Westlake 75-47 Tuesday at Vandegrift High School in the bi-district round of the Class 5A girls basketball playoffs. Moore scored nine of her points in the first half, but the Chaparrals (17-15) fought off a red-hot ...

Austin’s World TeamTennis franchise lands its first Aces
Marion Bartoli of France reacts to winning the women’s singles championship at Wimbledon on July 6, 2013. Bartoli, who defeated Sabine Lisicki in the final, has been drafted to play for the Austin Aces during the 2014 World TeamTennis season. CREDIT: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

5:49 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Reigning Wimbledon women’s champion Marion Bartoli will join Andy Roddick on the Austin Aces when the World TeamTennis franchise begins play this summer. The Aces selected Bartoli in the second round of the WTT marquee draft Tuesday. Bartoli, 29, won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon in early July, but ...

State wrestling tournament will mean road trip for Austin-area competitors
Dripping Springs wrestler Jonah Ribera jumps into the arms of his coach, Jonathan Hayhurst, after defeating Michael Gonzalez-Jones of Fort Worth Boswell for the 126-pound title at the 2013 UIL state meet. This year, the state meet relocates to Culwell Center in Garland. CREDIT: Erich Schlegel/For American-Statesman

5:04 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

For the first time in 15 years, Austin area wrestlers will have to hit the road for the UIL state meet, which takes place at Garland’s Culwell Center on Feb. 14-15. University Interscholastic League officials also considered shifting the meet to Texas State University in San Marcos or the Cedar ...

Area high school athletes pick their colleges
Cedar Ridge’s Chrissy Pitre, center, celebrates scoring a goal against Hendrickson during a 2013 playoff game. Pitre has signed to play soccer for LSU. CREDIT: Jamie Harms/For American-Statesman

3:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

SIGN HEREThese area high school athletes recently signed letters of intent to complete in their respective sports in college:• BaseballBrett Burrington, Vista Ridge, Stephen F. AustinTristan Gideon, Bastrop, ConcordiaJordan Gray, McCallum, Ranger CollegeSpencer Moore, Regents, Rhodes CollegeCameron Williams, Bastrop, San Jacinto College• SoftballIzzy Barnes, Westwood, Florida InternationalMorgan Garrett, Westwood, Hill ...

Cedar Hill’s Ware runs over Lake Travis in state semifinals

6:23 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Lake Travis was one quarter away from reaching the state football championship when Cedar Hill running back Aca’Cedric Ware gave his best impression of Earl Campbell.On a 91-yard scoring drive that helped Cedar Hill earn a 19-10 Class 5A Division II state semifinal victory Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium, Ware ...

Former Lake Travis teammates will face off in NCAA volleyball tournament
American University volleyball player Morgan Hendrix, left, a former standout at Lake Travis, will face her friend and former high school teammate Amy Neal on Friday, when American takes on Texas in the NCAA volleyball tournament.

5:24 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Texas Longhorn libero and outside hitter Amy Neal watched the Duke-American volleyball match on the Internet because a former teammate was on the court. Neal, a sophomore who’s a former Lake Travis star, was focused on American University middle blocker Morgan Hendrix, also a former Cavalier. When unranked American pulled ...

Unbeaten Brennan stops Rouse’s playoff run in Class 4A
Thorndale’s Colton Austin, left, celebrates his 49-yard touchdown reception with teammate Dillon Bankston during the Bulldogs’ Class A, Division I state quarterfinal against Shiner. After falling behind 10-0, Shiner rallied for a 14-10 victory.

11:17 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Led by senior defensive end Derick Roberson, a University of Texas recruit, San Antonio Brennan shut down Rouse in a Class 4A, Division I state quarterfinal, winning 30-7 Friday night at Comalander Stadium.With the 6-foot-4-inch, 235-pound Roberson crashing into Rouse’s offensive backfield throughout the game, the Raiders finished with 163 ...

Nixon, defense lead Lake Travis into state semifinals
John Brewer (16) celebrates his fourth-quarter interception against A&M Consolidated with a Lake Travis teammate, Feno Pearson (13). Brewer’s pick helped the Cavaliers to a 21-7 victory Saturday in the Class 5A, Division II state quarterfinal.

7:51 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

The Austin area’s last team standing is headed to Waco for a state semifinal. Shaun Nixon rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns as Lake Travis topped A&M Consolidated 21-7 on Saturday. The victory at Wildcat Stadium gave Lake Travis (12-1) a berth in a Class 5A, Division II football ...

Class 4A, Division I playoffs preview: Rouse (10-3) vs. San Antonio Brennan (13-0)
Rouse junior Andre Alger rushes for a 9-yard touchdown in the Raiders’ 35-10 victory over Hays on Nov. 22. Alger has averaged 10.9 yards per carry during the 2013 postseason.

11:26 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Rouse (10-3) vs. San Antonio Brennan (13-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday, Comalander Stadium, San Antonio Quarterback: Rouse junior Billy Ray McCrary has completed only nine passes in the postseason, but he rushed for 261 yards last week in a 43-21 win over San Antonio Harlandale. Brennan quarterback Da’Shawn Key has passed ...

Cedar Park’s bid to defend state title comes to an end
Cedar Park senior offensive lineman Chad Riney is overcome after the Timberwolves’ one-point loss to Port Lavaca Calhoun in a Class 4A, Division II regional semifinal at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos. CREDIT: Jamie Harms/For American Statesman

7:42 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

The shock of seeing their reign as state champions come to an end in the final frantic seconds of a regional semifinal was too much for some Cedar Park football players to absorb. Several Timberwolves cried openly while others fell to the turf at Bobcat Stadium in disbelief. Cedar Park ...

McCrary carries Rouse into Class 4A, Division I quarterfinals
Rouse players swarm Harndale’s Ian Martinez on Friday during a Class 4A, Division I regional semifinal at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos.

11:32 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Rouse quarterback Billy Ray McCrary carried his football team through a maze of mistakes and into the state quarterfinals. McCrary, the do-it-all junior, rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns and threw a pair of scoring passes as Rouse defeated San Antonio Harlandale 43-21 Friday night in a Class 4A, ...

A&M Consolidated avenges loss to Westlake
A&M Consolidated running back Derrick Dick gets away from Westlake’s Tate Shaw during the first half of the Tigers’ 41-16 win over the Chaparrals.

11:02 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

History flip-flopped on Friday night.Kobe Miller threw two third-quarter touchdown passes and Brandon Jackson rushed for three scores to lead A&M Consolidated to a 41-16 win over Westlake in a Class 5A, Division II area playoff game. The win at Floyd Casey Stadium helped the Tigers avenge a 38-32 loss ...

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