It was perfect for him. Braxton Ashcraft expected he’d go in the second round of the MLB draft. Once he got the call and expectation became reality, the Robinson senior was thrilled.
For Kathryn Reed, pitching is an art. It’s mixing in a variety of pitches to keep the batter off-balance, sometimes even making up a pitch and wondering what effect it will have. It’s a way Reed expresses herself in the circle, building off the confidence gained from her Axtell teammates beh…
Mallory Ballew and Dylan Chapman never let their heavy athletic schedules get in the way of performing at a high level in the classroom.
After yet another historical season on the pitch, Katie Burnside felt a tug at her emotions every time she saw one of her teammates in the hallway at school after Lorena’s season ended in the regional finals.
Whenever he’s delivered the compliment, Trajan Snell accepts it graciously. Being told that he “plays the game the right way” would lift the spirit of any basketball player.
John Chaney couldn’t forget about it even if he tried. Whenever anyone from the media showed up to football practice, he knew the first question, nearly word for word, headed his way.
Tanner Mordecai has been called the best table tennis player on Midway’s football team. He has defeated Panthers head coach Jeff Hulme a time or two. Mordecai says that he, along with fellow senior Jaxon Player, are the most competitive and that yes, Player does talk a lot of trash while pla…
Choose a happy football memory. Any one of them. It’s not like Wyatt Young had a scarcity of warm fuzzies from which to pick.
The stereotype of today’s millennials, or those in Generation Z, is that they’re lazy and self-absorbed, with their faces always staring at their phones, oblivious to the world passing by around them.
Lorena, Texas, isn’t the largest metropolis in the world by any stretch. Roughly 1,700 people live within the city limits – hard-working, passionate, competitive people.
For the athlete, it helps if you can move fast, but even deeper value resides in the ability to think fast.
Live Oak junior Chase Hill has always looked up to his older brother Calvin. You know, in a “looking up so I can knock him down” kind of way.
Allye Beth Deaton possesses enough natural athletic ability that she could have excelled at whatever sport she chose. She’s got kind of adaptability.
There’s certainly no shortage of standout athletes across Texas, considering the sheer number of massive schools that make up the landscape in the larger cities.
All along the path of a student-athlete’s life, people offer help. Parents and teachers provide guidance, teammates and classmates may lend encouragement.
Even after a two-year span with jaw-dropping statistics, Ernesto Hernandez still has his sights set on loftier goals.
With her curly blond hair and dimples, Kayley Ables doesn’t look intimidating at first or even second glance. If you looked at her and were trying to guess her nickname, you’d probably lean toward Blondie or something in the sugar-and-spice department.
Just because you can do it all on your own doesn’t mean you should. Through a simple act of self-sacrifice by their best player, the Coolidge Yellowjackets profited with the best basketball season in school history.
Great coaches and players have a curious symbiotic relationship. It’s much like the chicken and the egg. Is the coach successful because of his athlete’s talent or is the player elite because they have a great coach? The likely conclusion is that each would have been good on their own, but b…
WEST — There are times when a sporting event becomes more than a game. It usually happens after some tragedy and is representative of a group overcoming adversity.
When you’re a football coach in Texas and you win a state championship, your cellphone tends to blow up with congratulatory text messages.
If there was any doubt about the type of effort expected from Midway on every play, Allye Beth Deaton shattered it early in the season.