Hornets set the bar for future

Strong closing Hornet first baseman Jaryn Poynter collected three hits in six at bats in the Hornets’ bidistrict series with the Graham Steers. Poynter drove in both runs in the team’s 7-2 loss in the opener. Gatesville finished the season, 15-14. Photo by Mark Goodson

Practice, natural gift boost Jonesboro freshman to win State mental math honor

Math skills net gold Luke Maxwell, left, stands with Jonesboro Academic UIL coordinator Tina Janke at Cy-Woods High School in Cypress, where Maxwell took (and won) the State Academic UIL Number Sense test. Janke was the one who informed Luke that he had won first place. He is the first Jonesboro student in the school’s history to win gold at the Academics state meet. Courtesy photo

Hornets catch Graham Steers

Probable starter Junior Ibarra is the probable starter going into Saturday’s 1 p.m. start against the Graham Steers. Coach Chase Smith has led the Hornets to the playoffs for the first time since 2017. The best-of-three series concludes Saturday. All the games are slated at Ponder High School. Photo by Mark Goodson

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Practice, natural gift boost Jonesboro freshman to win State mental math honor

Math skills net gold Luke Maxwell, left, stands with Jonesboro Academic UIL coordinator Tina Janke at Cy-Woods High School in Cypress, where Maxwell took (and won) the State Academic UIL Number Sense test. Janke was the one who informed Luke that he had won first place. He is the first Jonesboro student in the school’s history to win gold at the Academics state meet. Courtesy photo

Jonesboro ISD student Luke Maxwell has plenty to celebrate after winning first place at the UIL Academics state meet in Number Sense; but for Luke, it was just a test that he took and did well on.

WASHINGTON — Federal tax filings are due Monday for most Americans, but Texans and a few others have until June 15 to file.

Shivaree, the City of Gatesville’s annual summer festival, returns June 4-5 after last year’s celebration was hindered because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casey receives Book of Golden Deeds award

Casey honored for Golden Deeds The Book of Golden Deeds award winner, Greg Casey, left, is shown receiving the award from Gatesville Exchange Club president Alan Mathis. Courtesy photo

This year the Gatesville Exchange Club presented the Book of Golden Deeds Award to Greg Casey.

The Gatesville Independent School District Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Monday, May 3.

A Coryell County grand jury has released a list of indictments for the month of April.

Fallen TDCJ officers honored

Honoring fallen officers A memorial service was recently held at the Christina Melton Crain Unit to honor TDCJ employees and officers who died in the line of duty from April 2020 through April 2021. Photo by David Scott

A memorial service was recently held at the Christina Melton Crain Unit to honor TDCJ employees and officers who died in the line of duty.

Coryell County voters shot down a bond proposal to construct a new county jail and Evant voters elected new city leadership during a Special Election held May 1.

GHS inducts 21 into NHS

An induction and appreciation ceremony for the Sidney L. Pruitt Chapter of the National Honor Society recently took place at Gatesville High School.

An induction and appreciation ceremony of the Sidney L. Pruitt Chapter of the National Honor Society was recently held at the Gatesville High School.

Sports

Gatesville mixed used a combination of varsity players and junior varsity players to battle the competition at Lorena High School Saturday in a state qualifying event.

Several Gatesville athletes have earned academic honors. Following are respective honors:

The Gatesville Junior High tennis team had a solid showing at the Brownwood tournament Saturday.

The team brought home lots of hardware.

Following are the top finishers:

Facing up

Jimmy Hall, Sean Aguilar and Mason Mooney face off with a Lorena Leopard Saturday in a state qualifying tournament for 7-on-7 football.

7-on-7 starts

Sean Aguilar (above) chases a Lorena Leopard Saturday in Lorena during pool play in a state-qualifying tournament for 7-on-7 football.

Hornets set the bar for future

Strong closing Hornet first baseman Jaryn Poynter collected three hits in six at bats in the Hornets’ bidistrict series with the Graham Steers. Poynter drove in both runs in the team’s 7-2 loss in the opener. Gatesville finished the season, 15-14. Photo by Mark Goodson

The Gatesville Hornets ran into a stout Graham Steers team in their Class 4A bi-district baseball series and dropped two straight to Graham to end the Hornets’ season.

Hornets catch Graham Steers

Probable starter Junior Ibarra is the probable starter going into Saturday’s 1 p.m. start against the Graham Steers. Coach Chase Smith has led the Hornets to the playoffs for the first time since 2017. The best-of-three series concludes Saturday. All the games are slated at Ponder High School. Photo by Mark Goodson

Gatesville coach Chase Smith will have to use his pitchers wisely in their Class 4A bi-district series with Graham.

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