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The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of January 23 - 25. 

The Coryell County Commissioners Court took no action on a request by Sheriff Scott Williams to draw from unused salary allotments in order to increase the pay of the sheriff’s administrative …

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The Oglesby Junior High School boys basketball squad defeated the Gholson Junior High School Wildcats, 45-24 on Jan 23. 

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Standouts for Oglesby were: Holdyn Goff with 10 points, Jaxon Markum with 10 points and Abram Shaw with four points. Aiden Oxford had four rebounds and two assists. Kayson Campbell had five rebounds. 

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In what was arguably one of the best games and undoubtedly the most remarkable finish in Gatesville basketball history, the Hornets erased a nine-point deficit over a 38-second stretch in the final minute of the fourth quarter to defeat Salado 95-84 in overtime on Tuesday.

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A trio of Oglesby High School basketball teams registered wins over the Gholson Wildcats on Jan. 10.

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Gatesville used a 29-6 second quarter burst to offset a sluggish first quarter en route to a 58-39 boys basketball victory over Stephenville on Jan. 10.

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Banner Allman scored 28 points, Tyler Shea had a career-high 26 points, and Gatesville held Brownwood scoreless over the final 3:31 as the Hornets ran away with an 84-67 boys basketball win over the Lions on Friday night.

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The 23rd-ranked Gatesville Hornets boys basketball team suffered its first defeat in 29 days on Dec. 30, falling to eventual tournament champion Abilene Wylie 67-54 in their final game of the Texas Bank Holiday Classic in Brownwood.

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In early December, as I watched Gatesville High School’s 2022 football awards banquet via Hornet Broadcasting and listened to head coach Aaron Hunter heap praise on his players, I thought back to a conversation I had with defensive coordinator Jose Aguirre after the Hornets had dismantled Me…

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Gatesville raced to a 24-6 first-quarter lead and led 50-17 at the half en route to an 83-36 win over West on Tuesday in Gatesville.

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At various points during the Ted Jones Memorial Tournament championship game, the Gatesville Hornets looked fatigued, frustrated, embattled, and out-of-sync.

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Kagen Hunt races down court for the Hornets in Gatesville’s 34-17 home victory over the McGregor Bulldogs on Dec. 6.

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Lawson Mooney of Gatesville was named the Co-Defensive MVP and eight Hornets were named to the First Team as the All-District 11-4A Division II football selections were recently released.

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Heading into the Glen Rose Tournament Dec. 1-3, the Gatesville Hornets girls basketball team compiled a 4-2 record following a hard-fought 48-45 overtime win over the Whitney Wildcats in a Nov. 29 home game.

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Thanks to a 79-57 win over Little River Academy on Tuesday, Gatesville basketball is off to a 4-1 start, their best stretch to open a season since 2008.

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When Cotton Davidson showed up at Gary Kafer's house with some foam bales the summer after Kafer's sophomore year, Davidson was just trying to help a local kid get better at the high jump. Neither of them could have predicted that it would lead to Kafer's induction into the Baylor University…

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Gatesville Hornets used a 23-0 first half run to put their boys basketball season opener out of reach by halftime en route to an 80-35 win over Rogers Tuesday.

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The Gatesville Hornets basketball team will field the most experienced squad of the Brit Campbell coaching era as they also make a move into one of the most top-heavy basketball districts in the state.

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Sydney Mundkowsky, a 2020 graduate of Gatesville High School and now a junior on the Angelo State University Belles volleyball team, has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference second team for the 2022 season.

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The 2022 volleyball campaign did not end the way the Gatesville High School varsity team or fans wanted – so close to reaching a berth in the regional tournament but falling short. But that does not diminish what was accomplished in an outstanding season – the Lady Hornets’ best volleyball s…

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The Jonesboro Eagles and Oglesby Tigers football teams both earned district championships and will enter the playoffs on a roll after weekend victories to close out the regular season.

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In a battle of two teams with the same mascot, it was the Gatesville Hornets that rose to the occasion and earned an area volleyball championship in a sweep, defeating the Caldwell Hornets 3-0 to advance to round three of the playoffs.

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After notching a 7-3 regular season record in Aaron Hunter’s first season as their head football coach, the Gatesville Hornets will open the playoffs on Friday against Smithville in Hutto in the bi-district round.

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In a pressure-packed situation with their backs to the wall, the Gatesville Hornet volleyball team delivered one of its finest performances of the season, battling back from a 2-1 deficit to clinch a 3-2 bi-district playoff win over the Georgetown Gateway Prep Gators Nov. 1 in Belton.

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Gatesville High School varsity players Ty Warren, Slone Early and Alex Scott capped their competitive team tennis career this fall as the Hornets won the District 7-4A championship for the third straight year, defeating Lampasas High School 10-9 in tournament play.

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Leading tacklers/defensive players: Cash Heath 7 tackles, 1 TFL; Memphis Salas 4 tackles, 1 TFL;  Keegan Redford 3 tackles, 1 TFL; Hunter Hill 3 tackles; Paydon Garrett 2 tackles, 1 forced fumble

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Sparked by the return of senior Kaleigh Haywood, who has missed much of the season with an injury, the Gatesville Hornet volleyball team stormed to a 3-0 sweep of the Robinson Rockets in a key district volleyball game on Oct. 11.

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The Gatesville Hornets had their four-game winning streak snapped with a 35-6 loss to Connally in the district opener for both teams on Friday.

The Oglesby Junior High School Tigers posted a 55-7 football blowout victory over Priddy, Oct. 6 at home.

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The Gatesville Hornet Band performed during the Hornet volleyball team’s Oct. 4 home game against Salado, adding excitement, energy and some great tunes to the evening. After the game, members of the volleyball team went and thanked the band for their support.

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Barrett Boyd hits the ball over the net in the Gatesville Hornets’ district volleyball game against the Salado Eagles on Oct. 4. The Hornets fell in three games and are now 1-3 in district competition.

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The Gatesville varsity tennis team captured their fourth straight district championship, fending off a challenge by the Lampasas Badgers, 10-9.

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It took an incredible play to put the Mineral Wells football squad in position for a comeback win over Gatesville on Friday night.

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The Oglesby Junior Tigers played host to the Kopperl Eagles on Sept 15 and the young Tigers defeated the Eagles 33-7 to improve their season record to 2-0 on the season.