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Even though school was closed for the Thanksgiving break, on Monday, Nov. 22, the Gatesville Intermediate School Cafeteria had plenty of activity, with 50 4-H youth competing in the Coryell Co…

The collaboration of a book about hometown star athlete Cotton Davidson, who became well-known for his achievements in football and coaching, was first conceived in 2018. Wayland Corgill, a lo…

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Jonesboro High School dominated the District 15-1A, Div. I football team as selected by the district coaches.

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 After just one day of practice, the Evant Elks girls basketball team hit the hardcourt with a 49-30 victory over the Cranfills Gap Lions Tuesday at Evant.

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Gatesville utilized a big advantage in turnovers and quarterback Wesley Brown scored seven touchdowns in Friday’s 49-30 regular-season football finale road victory over the Jarrell Cougars.

 The Oglesby Tigers put away the Buckholts Badgers,   68-0, in a mercy-rule win Thursday to claim the District 14-1A, Division II football title.


 Gatesville High School senior Tasha Thoms spent a lot of energy hustling and flying around Friday night in the Hornets playoff warm-up game with the Robinson Rockets.

The Evant Elks closed their football season in style with a 71-21 victory over the Zephyr Bulldogs Friday at Zephyr.

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 Salado, known for its Slot-T offense, delivered with a relentless ground attack to take a 42-6 victory over the Gatesville Hornets Friday night.

Football notebook

Jonesboro High School’s trip to West Texas last week had a little bit of everything including a big football performance from Nat Hilliker.

The senior receiver/linebacker is known for his receiving ability.

He ran loose in the Eagles’ 70-26 victory over Turkey Valley. He had six catches for 175 yards and scored on five of the receptions.

Carlo Martinez of Gatesville High School added another cross country victory to his resume Wednesday with a 16:21 79 time at the Stephenville meet. He won by almost a minute over Eric Reyes of Benbrook in the varsity boys 5K race.

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One week after rolling up 92 points against Waco Eagle Christian, the Tigers met their match in the Waco Live Oak Classical Lions.

  The Evant Elks battled the Blanket Tigers to the wire Friday night before falling, 42-30, in a non-district football game on the road.

For the fourth straight meet, Carlo Martinez blazed to victory for the Hornets cross country team. This time, he led from the outset at the Gatesville Bill Bradley Invitational Saturday.

Gatesville’s cross country teams showed well at Midway this week and carry momentum into the annual Gatesville Bill Bradley Invitational, Sept. 18.

Wesley Brown has taken some lumps in his high school career, but as a senior he’s ready to turn the Gatesville Hornets’ fortunes.

Slone Early, the No. 1 boys’ singles player for the Gatesville Hornets, won a tough matchup with Lake Belton’s Brodie Reed in the home opener for the Tuesday.

Gatesville Hornets Fishing Club closed out the summer with Colt Heath (seventh grade) and Case Wendeborn (sixth grade) competed in the Faith Angler Network Championship in mid June.

Gatesville’s Parker Allman was the man in the right spot Friday night with just under four minutes left in the Hornets’ season opening 27-7 home football win over the Llano Yellow Jackets.

 The 84th annual Gatesville Riding Club Rodeo will be July 29-31 at the Gatesville Riding Club Arena. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. each night.