Photo by Mark Goodson

Big night for Elks

Trevor Sellers of Jonesboro hangs on to Justin Hightower’s jersey while trying to bring down the Evant back in Friday’s clash between the two rivals. Evant won the game, 52-40, to claim a share of the District 15-1A title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Jonesboro also qualifies for the playoffs. Both teams were 2-1 in district, but Evant gets the No. 1 seed with the head-to-head win. In right photo, Evant junior Colton McCann turns up fi eld for a gain. McCann had a standout game with 217 yards rushing and three toudhdowns.

Photo by Heather Hitt

Sideline catch for senior

Zach Mueller makes a catch near the sideline and tries to elude a La Vega defender. The Hornets season ended Friday with a 3-7 overall record. They finished tied for third in District 5-4A, but were left out of the playoffs on a tiebreaker with China Spring and Brownwood.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Sticking to opponent

Marlee Ward sticks to a Waco opponent in the season opener for the Hornets. The Hornets carried a 2-0 record into Tuesday’s game with Burnet. The team will have a week before they play again on Nov. 20 at Belton. The Hornets made nine 3-pointers in their win over Salado in Game 2 of the season. The Hornets will compete against
Lorena, China Spring, Connally, Robinson and Waco La Vega in district this season. They were second last year in the district.

News

Despite the cold and windy weather, the Gatesville High School Veterans Day program was presented last Friday, Nov. 9.

The Coryell County District Attorney’s office filed 35 cases of information against 33 individuals for the month of October.

Reflecting on the final unofficial vote count for the 2018 mid-term elections, Coryell County saw red, with 70.15 percent casting straight ticket Republican ballots (6,840 voters) and 29.17 percent

Drayphuss Baize poses outside of his Nacogdoches home in 2014 beside a replica mule in honor of his time spent with the 4th Field Pack of the U.S. 5th Army.

 

52nd District Judge Trent Farrell, far right, addresses Gatesville High School criminal justice students during a recent tour of his courtroom at the Coryell County Courthouse.

The City of Gatesville held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a solar array at the city’s Leon Wastewater Treatment plant on Thursday.

Votes are up to 9,147 in Coryell County during the fi rst eight days of early voting for the 2018 midterm elections, with Election Day quickly approaching on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The first five days of voting are complete as of press time and the amount of ballots cast comes to 7,026 for the period of Oct. 22-26.

The annual Food for Families food drive is set for Friday, Nov. 16, at the Gatesville Fire Department.

The drive will begin at 6 a.m. and continue through 8 p.m.

Halloween means children getting outdoors to enjoy treats, fun and games.

Sports

Photo by Mark Goodson

Big night for Elks

Trevor Sellers of Jonesboro hangs on to Justin Hightower’s jersey while trying to bring down the Evant back in Friday’s clash between the two rivals. Evant won the game, 52-40, to claim a share of the District 15-1A title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Jonesboro also qualifies for the playoffs. Both teams were 2-1 in district, but Evant gets the No. 1 seed with the head-to-head win. In right photo, Evant junior Colton McCann turns up fi eld for a gain. McCann had a standout game with 217 yards rushing and three toudhdowns.

Colton McCann said football is his first love and running for long touchdowns is just part of it.

Photo by Heather Hitt

Sideline catch for senior

Zach Mueller makes a catch near the sideline and tries to elude a La Vega defender. The Hornets season ended Friday with a 3-7 overall record. They finished tied for third in District 5-4A, but were left out of the playoffs on a tiebreaker with China Spring and Brownwood.

No. 4 state-ranked La Vega used a strong second half to down Gatesville 49-14 Friday night in what ended up being the season finale for the Hornets.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Sticking to opponent

Marlee Ward sticks to a Waco opponent in the season opener for the Hornets. The Hornets carried a 2-0 record into Tuesday’s game with Burnet. The team will have a week before they play again on Nov. 20 at Belton. The Hornets made nine 3-pointers in their win over Salado in Game 2 of the season. The Hornets will compete against
Lorena, China Spring, Connally, Robinson and Waco La Vega in district this season. They were second last year in the district.

Gatesville improved to 2-0 on the season with a Friday night home win over the Salado Eagles.

Gatesville Recreation Department flag football First and second grade

The Oglesby Lady Tigers opened the basketball season with a 29-17 victory over the Cranfills Gap Lady Lions Tuesday at Oglesby.

Gatesville started its season with a young team and a green light mentality when it comes to how they are going to play.

The Hornets’ best chance at making the football playoffs is for Brownwood to defeat China Spring this week.

Keith Sanders had a big game, utilizing his speed to collect 15 tackles for the night.

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