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At the district cross county meet Monday in Brookshire Royal, El Campo runners behind a career-best performance from senior Maddy Dewey took home a third-place finish as a team and will be moving on to regionals at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in a little over a week.

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The El Campo Ricebirds (7–1, 3–1) used a dominant defensive performance Friday night to shutout the Sealy Tigers (4–2, 1–2) 28–0 at Ricebird Stadium.

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The Louise Hornets boys cross country runners extended their season a little longer Monday after by placing third overall as a team at the district meet at Green Dixon Park in Shiner. Junior Javier Olvera finished first, winning the district championship by a whopping 34 seconds.

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Nothing like a good olefashioned blowout. The Ricebirds did it to Brazosport Friday night and Brenda Thane of El Campo did it in week six of the football contest with 14 correct picks. Thane’s card like a lot of other cards this week picked all seven pro-football games correctly. I’m stunned…

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Both the Boling Bulldogs (1-4) and the Rice Consolidated Raiders (2-3) lost their first district game last week. Now the two teams will meet this Friday in Altair with a chance to grab a win and give themselves a better chance at making the playoffs with only three games left.

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A battle of two top 10 teams is happening at Ricebird stadium this Friday night when the El Campo Ricebirds (6-1, 2-1), ranked 10th in 4A DI, according to Texasfootball.com, hosts the number nine Sealy Tigers (4-1, 1-1).

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The Burton Bulldogs, the Louise Hornets’ next opponent, has been one of the top teams in 2A the last few seasons. This year the Bulldogs are struggling with three wins and a two-game losing streak, including dropping their first district game to Flatonia.

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With three 100 plus yard runners the El Campo Ricebirds showed why their run game is so lethal after practically running the Brazosport Exporters out of Hopper Field on Friday in a 51-17 District 13-4A D-I victory. 

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Making a varsity roster is tough. For freshmen, it’s near impossible. In the nearly two decades that El Campo Ricebirds Head Coach Wayne Condra has been in coaching with the school, he can only count on one hand the number of times the team has had a freshman on the varsity roster.

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Louise Hornets runners Monday morning will be competing at the district cross-country meet in Shiner. This year the Hornets have their eye on a big prize, the district championship.

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The El Campo Ricebirds (5-1) hung on Friday night at home to beat the Fulshear Chargers (0-6) 33-29, with the win they grab their first district win of the year.

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The El Campo Ladybirds fell to 2-3 in district following a road sweep Tuesday night to the Sealy Lady Tigers 22-25, 25-27, 19-25.

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The El Campo Ricebirds (4-1) had a tough day at the office on the road against the Needville Bluejays (4-1) in week four. With most teams in the area getting a bye week, the Ricebirds won’t get any time to sit and dwell on the loss, and this Friday they’ll play the Fulshear Chargers (0-5), w…

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The Rice Consolidated Raiders (1-3), after picking up their first win of the year in week four, will look to make it two in a row against Brazos Cougars (1-3) at home this Friday.

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Following a successful non-district schedule which saw the El Campo Ricebird dominate the competition, they will now turn to the part of their season that matters, district.

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The El Campo Ricebirds are getting some recognition for their hot start this season. Following the Ricebirds win over the Wharton Tigers, Wayne Condra was named Head Coach Of The Week by the Texas Football Magazine.

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The Louise Hornets (0-4) get another chance to pick up their first win of the season when they go on the road to play the Stockdale Brahmas (0-4) this Friday night in week five.

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The Louise Lady Hornets are closing the book on non-district play. Louise will now look towards district play in which they hope they’ll make a return to the playoffs after just missing out last season. The Lady Hornets finished tied with the Flatonia Lady Bulldogs but lost out on the chance…

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The Wharton Tigers and El Campo Ricebirds annual River Battle lived up to its namesake Friday night. While the Tigers gave everything they had it was the Ricebirds who landed the final blows to take the 31-13 road win.

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The El Campo Ladybirds (2-0) dominated the Brookshire Royal Lady Flacons (0-2) Tuesday night in three straight sets 25-15, 25-1, 25-11.

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The El Campo Ladybirds finished the non-district portion of their schedule with an 11-8 record. With a new coach, the Ladybirds did something they haven’t done in a while and that was winning their first game of the season against Columbus.

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The Louise Hornets (0-3) played a better brand of football Friday night at homecoming, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 20-7 to Bloomington (1-2).

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ing ways hosting the 2018 4A-Division 2 State Champion Cuero Gobblers with a dominating 42-0 win. Though the offense seemed to click on all cylinders, the defense stole the show, making play after play ensuring there would not be a repeat of last year.

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The Louise Hornets’ start to the season has not been ideal with back-to-back losses by more than 40 points. This Friday, it won’t get much easier as the Hornets, a 2A school, will host Bloomington, a 3A school, for their homecoming game.

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The football contest wouldn’t be the football contest without a little bit of craziness in the first week. The NFL gave us a controversy in week one with the Lions and Cardinals game ending in a tie, which canceled out the game in the football contest.

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The El Campo Ricebirds (2-0) are exactly in the same spot as they were last year. They’ve started the season 2-0 and now are going to play the Cuero Gobblers (1-1). Last year the Ricebirds went on the road and hung tough with the Gobblers, who were the eventual state champions. This year, th…

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After playing back-to-back playoff teams that went on deep runs last season, the Rice Consolidated Raiders will get a little of a breather in week three. The Raiders, at home this Friday, will play the Hallettsville Brahmas, who missed the playoffs last season.

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Former El Campo Ricebird Joey Hunt might be sidelined with an ankle injury when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Cincinnati Bengals at home this Sunday to open up the NFL season. However, while he might sit for game one, the bigger deal is the former Wharton County football star is now begin…

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El Campo Ricebird football might be back. The Ricebirds Friday night at home came an unsportsmanlike penalty away from shutting out the Rockport-Fulton Pirates, they went on to win 34-6.

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 On the road Tuesday night the El Campo Ladybirds fell in three straight sets to the Industrial Lady Corbas 22-25, 20-25 and 25-27. While the Ladybirds were swept, droping their season record to 11-8 they weren’t blown out of the gym. El Campo fought tooth and nail against Industrial who mad…

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Week one against the Ganado Indians was about as bad as it gets for the Louise Hornets, however, the good news is, they aren’t going to see much worse this season. 

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The El Campo Ricebirds look to start the season off on a winning streak at home week two for a game this Friday night against the Rockport-Fulton Pirates.

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The Rice Consolidated Raiders knew their schedule was tough to start the year. After a week one loss to the East Bernard Brahmas, it won’t get easier. The Raiders will see another team who made a deep playoff run last year when they travel Friday to take on the Tidehaven Tigers.

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The Louise Hornets allowed offense at will against the larger Ganado Indians Friday night at home, losing the first game of the season 71-6.

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On a humid, clear evening at Stingaree Stadium, the Texas City Stingarees rushed for more than 200 yards as a team, but fell 21-14 to the El Campo Ricebirds on Friday night.

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The El Campo Ladybirds started slow, but once they found their groove, poweringpast the Edna Cowgirls with a three-game sweep, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20.

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The Louise Hornets will open up non-district play with a home game against the Ganado Indians Friday night in the yearly battle of Mustang Creek. Last year the game went down to the wire as Ganado held off the Hornets to seal the one-point win.

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The Rice Consolidated Raiders won’t get a cupcake to up open the non-district part of their season. This Friday night at home, they will play the East Bernard Brahmas who were a stone’s throw away from the 3A state championship game.

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Football in Wharton County is king and with Louise and Rice Consolidated trying to make a return to the playoffs and El Campo looking to end their one-year absence, the games this season should feature some highly competitive matchups.

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In the final game of the 2018 season the El Campo Ricebirds played West Columbia and were shut out, something that’s only happened twice in the past 10 years. This Friday when they go on the road to play the Texas City Stingarees, it will have been 42 long weeks since that final football gam…

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The El Campo Ricebirds are joining forces with other football teams around the country to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. In September, the Ricebirds will be raising money for Touchdowns Against Cancer with all the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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The El Campo Ladybirds beat the 5A Terry Rangerettes at home Tuesday night in four sets 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16.

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Most Texans are sweating under a brutal August heatwave. However, savvy dove hunters don’t mind and will gladly suffer along providing conditions don’t change before the Sept. 1, the season opener.

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Finally, football is back, well just about. The El Campo Ricebirds had their first Friday Night Lights of the year, however, it was only a scrimmage as the Birds went on the road to face the La Grange Leopards.

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Former El Campo Ricebird Arkeith Brown won another ring Sunday when the Albany Empire beat the Philadelphia Soul 45-27 in the Arena Football League Championship at Times Union Center in New York.

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Games have been light for the Louise Lady Hornets volleyball season which has allowed them the time to practice and incorporate their youth. Since starting the volleyball season, the Lady Hornets have had two scrimmages and played in one tournament.

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Former El Campo Ladybird basketball standout Natalia Terrell had tried out with Victoria College and was planning on continuing her playing career there. With classes starting on Monday, she was getting ready for the next stage of her life, college. 

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It’s been 39 weeks since the El Campo Ricebirds football team last hit someone with another color jersey on. This Friday, the Ricebirds will travel to La Grange for their first scrimmage of the year, a chance to crack the pads against someone else.

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