The Vikings needed only a half to advance to the TAPPS Div. I 6-man regional finals, rolling Giddings State School, 58-6.

Vanguard (8-2) found no trouble early, leading 30-0 after the first quarter.

Kaden Herbert led Vanguard in rushing with 127 yards and four touchdowns. Herbert added 8 tackles defensively, with two TFL. Luke Wilson took an interception 71 yards to the house early in the first quarter.

The Vikings will now crack helmets with Austin Veritas Friday at 6 p.m. at Georgetown East View.

Parkview Christian defeated Lighthouse 63-13, pushing them to the TCAL Div. II state championship game next weekend in Houston.

Top-ranked UMHB drills Chapman in first round

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football rolled to a 50-6 victory over Chapman University in their NCAA Division III National Championships first round game Saturday in Belton.

Byron Proctor wrapped touchdown runs of nine and two yards around Bryce Wilkerson’s 46-yard punt return for a touchdown to stretch the Cru’s lead to 50-0.

UMHB finished with 430 yards of total offense with 292 of those coming through the air. The Cru limited Chapman to six yards rushing and 213 yards of total offense.

UMHB will face Linfield College in a rematch of a regular season contest next Saturday in the Second Round.

BU volleyball looks to continue streak at WVU

Winners of its past six matches, the Baylor volleyball team will close out its regular-season road schedule on Sunday against West Virginia.

Baylor (22-5 overall, 12-2 Big 12) has dropped just one set during its winning streak. BU freshman Yossiana Pressley has been a beast during the second half of conference lead, and now leads the Big 12 in kills during conference play with 190.

West Virginia (16-11, 4-9) was swept by the Bears in the teams’ earlier meeting this season, Oct. 7 in Waco.

Baylor’s West picks up

All-America honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – She’s just a sophomore, but Anna West is already an All-American.

The Baylor runner finished in 40th place with a time of 20:12.5 at Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. By finishing in the top 40 of the 255-runner field, she became the ninth Baylor runner in program history to earn All-America acclaim.

West’s teammate Lindsay Bradley, meanwhile, came in 47th at 20:20.0.

“It was an outstanding day for both of them. I was proud of them,” Baylor coach Todd Harbour said. “In my book, they’re both All-Americans. Lindsey got out and ran quite well, but she couldn’t quite hold on to it at the end. She faded a little bit at the end down the homestretch and some girls caught her.

“Anna was about 45th with the last 400 (meters) to go and made up a lot of ground. She got that 40th spot, so she’s happy of course. Lindsey is obviously a little disappointed, but they both ran their hearts out, and I’m proud of them.”

Boxer “Cowboy” Karl picks up second consecutive victory

FLINT, Mich. – The Cowboy rides again.

Super lightweight boxer Ryan “Cowboy” Karl picked up his second consecutive victory since suffering the first defeat of his career in February, as Karl vanquished Kareem Martin by unanimous decision late Friday night.

Karl, a Milam County native who originally got his boxing start at the Waco Boxing Club, mixed a hard straight right hand effectively with his jab in scoring the victory. Two of the judges scored the eight-round bout as 78-74 for Karl and the other had it 78-75.

Karl, who typically wears a cowboy hat to the ring, improved to 15-1 for his career, while Martin suffered his first loss and dropped to 9-1-1.

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