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The El Campo soccer program picked up a sweep against Wharton on the road Saturday morning. The El Campo Ladybirds and the El Campo Ricebirds are now 1-1 in district play.

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With only one win in district play, the Louise Hornets had their backs against the wall Friday night, but they destroyed the Ganado Indians on the road to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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The El Campo Ricebirds kept their district winning streak alive, outlasting a tough challenge from the Navasota Rattlers on the road.

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The El Campo soccer program had a tough outing against Bay City at home, with the Ladybirds and Ricebird teams losing in routs on Monday night.

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The El Campo Ricebirds added another double-digit win to the district streak, beating the Bellville Brahmas 64-53 at home Tuesday night. Despite the 11-point win, the gulf between the two squads was much larger.

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The last time the El Campo Ricebirds were undefeated district champions in basketball, gas was 33 cents a gallon, ice cream was 59 cents a carton at the grocery store, and no player or coach on the current team was alive.

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The El Campo swim program will send a large contingent to the regional meet this Thursday and Friday at the McDonald Family Aquatic Center at Lamar High School.

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Despite the Sealy Tigers being winless in district, after a 33-0 start to last year’s game, the El Campo Ricebirds were in for a fight on the road Friday night.

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Mission accomplished. The El Campo Ricebird cheerleaders wanted to make it into the top 20 at the UIL Spirit Championships and that’s exactly what happened last Friday in Fort Worth.

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Ricebird senior swimmer Zane Garner congratulated fellow senior Dylan Cook while he was still in the water following El Campo’s second-place finish in the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay last Friday at the District 12 championship at the El Campo Aquatic Center. While their points in the rela…

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Five Wharton County athletes were named to the Blue Bell Texas Sports Writers’ Association All-State teams for their stellar play during the 2022 season.

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El Campo basketball took down both the Wharton Runnin’ Tigers and the Lady Tigers in Wharton on Friday night.

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Not every win looks pretty, but all that matters is getting a win and the El Campo Ricebirds stayed perfect in District 25 beating the Brookshire Royal Falcons 62-53 at home Tuesday night.

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The football season has long been over, but the Ricebird cheerleaders have still been practicing, and on Friday, they competed in the UIL spirit competition in Fort Worth.

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The Louise Hornets grabbed their first district win of the season, beating the Bloomington Bobcats at home Tuesday.

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Wintertime fishing continues to be good in the Palacios area. I believe we made it through this last cold snap without any significant issues with our fish population. The three local rivers continue to be the best fishing areas as we have been colder than normal the last few weeks. (We’ve u…

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The El Campo swim program showed out in their final tune-up before district, taking home six first-place finishes at the Coastal Bend Invitational this past weekend.

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The El Campo Ladybirds evened their district record after beating the Needville Lady Jays on the road Friday.

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As Louise ISD athletes came back to campus following the winter break, they were greeted by a new athletic director. The Hornets offensive coordinator Manny Freeland has replaced a retiring Joe Bill, who was reassigned by the Superintendant, Garth Oliver.

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A season ago, it was a four-point loss at home. In 2023 it was another tight game, this time with the El Campo Ricebirds coming away with a win over the Navasota Rattlers at home.

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The El Campo Ricebirds needed and got a final stop to pick up their first district win of the season 48-46, holding off a comeback attempt by the Bellville Brahmas on the road Friday night.

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Football is normally filled with big runs and deep throws, crunching tackles and big hits, but this past Monday night, fans saw one of the scarier things, that you can witness live on TV.

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With basketball season underway, the annual El Campo Elks Lodge hoop shoot is getting closer. Area youth will get to test their skills come Jan, 14. competing, in a free throw contest, free of charge put on by the Elks Lodges of El Campo.

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This season won’t be the last time El Campo senior Zane Garner competes in the pool. The Ricebird swimming standout signed his national letter of intent to compete for the University of Texas Permian Basin earlier this month.

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Four years ago Rueben Owens II created a big buzz during a scrimmage, leaving several Sweeny varsity players grasping at air on his way through nearly the entire defense for a touchdown. The legend of Owens started as a freshman and four years later in front of friends, family, TV crews and …

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The El Campo Ricebird soccer team closed out the scrimmage portion of their schedule with a win over the Sealy Tigers last Tuesday night at home.

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The first World Series win in Justin Verlander’s career has turned out to be his last, at least for the Houston Astros.

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Behind a big night from senior post Tyra Owens, the El Campo Ladybirds (10-8) took down the La Grange Lady Leopards last Tuesday night in El Campo.

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Team USA did not advance out of the knockout round in soccer nor earn any medals in the World Cup in Qatar. But on the other side of the World, the kickboxing team did have at least two medalists. Wharton County’s Warrior University sent two kickboxers to the recent Pan-Am games in Brazil an…

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The El Campo Ladybirds (9-8) picked up a big 65-32 win over the Goliad Lady Tigers this past Saturday on the road.

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The El Campo Ricebirds (4-7) ran out of gas against Houston Memorial, falling 35-20 in the championship game of the consolation bracket Saturday in the Stafford Tournament finale.

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The Louise Lady Hornets (3-6) had their free throw magic working in a 48-36 win over the Victoria Homeschool Lady Cobras Tuesday night in Louise.

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From a pro-circuit cowboy to a Major League baseball player to one of the most recognized names in professional wrestling, Wharton County Junior College’s 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees shared two things in common: excellence in their respective sports and a love for Wharton County Jun…

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El Campo Ricebird senior running back Rueben Owens II will end up staying local after all, verbally committing to the Texas A&M University Aggies.

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After an undefeated district championship, it should be no shock that the El Campo Ricebirds came away with four of District 12’s highest honors.

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It wasn’t a basketball game, but fans, family and the community got to see some hoops action during the El Campo Ricebirds annual midnight madness held in Ricebird Gym on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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Winter fishing has been awesome in the Palacios area. Our trout have finally shown back up with the cooler weather and we have been catching some solid fish.

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The Houston Astros are officially your 2023 World Champions. No, there hasn’t been a game played yet this season, but one of the Astros’ more glaring needs has just been filled with the reported signing of White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, the 2020 American League MVP to a three-year deal …

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The El Campo Ladybirds had a fantastic volleyball season, coming a set away from beating Bellville,  who made it to the state tournament, finishing in second place for the first time since 2017. The District 25 coaches awarded the Ladybirds two of the district’s highest honors.

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El Campo senior running back Rueben Owens II finished with the second-most yards in the county this past season, but he now owns the most yards in the history of Wharton County, according to Texashighschoolfootballhistory.com.

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One of the biggest signings in the history of the El Campo Ladybird softball program drew a big crowd earlier this month packing the meeting room. Even an NFL Hall of Famer came down to see Ladybird senior slugger Kate Bubela officially commit to the University of North Carolina.

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With volleyball and football seasons over in El Campo and Louise, it’s time to officially start looking forward to girls’ and boys’ basketball.

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The East Bernard Brahmarettes didn’t win the state championship, but one of their players showed out and made the all-tournament team.

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