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The El Campo Ricebirds have been out on the field practicing football, but they won’t be readying for their first scrimmage of the season next week.

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When the last seconds ticked away on the El Campo Ricebirds season last year, they found themselves on the losing end of a round three playoff game. While the Ricebirds lost, the season ended with El Campo being one 16 4A teams in the state to make it that far.

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One of the most special moments in Louise High School history was in 2009 when the Lady Hornets volleyball team beat the Bronte Lady Longhorns in four sets to win 1A state championship.

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Football wasn’t the only fall sport that got the go-ahead from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) this past week. Volleyball also got the green light. However, the El Campo Ladybirds will endure more changes then their football counterparts will have to deal with in the incoming season.

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Wharton County’s Memo Rodriguez and his team Houston Dynamo will not be advancing in the Major League Soccer Is Back Tournament.

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Despite concerns of the virus still making its way through the state, around 40 grade-school aged girls are taking the field in El Campo, safely and playing the game they love.

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There’s good news for anyone that cares about high school football in the area. Football will carry on as scheduled for all 4A schools and below depending on local guidance. 5A and 6A schools will be pushed back one month. The photo pictured is the Ricebirds running through the tunnel before…

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After months of wondering about when, or if, football and other Fall sports will be played in 2020, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced for classifications 4A and below, everyone will continue as planned. 5A and 6A schools will be pushed back one month.

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The Louise Hornets are one of the smaller athletic programs in the state. As a 2A school, the Hornets don’t have the same number of students that schools in major cities have, let alone those just miles down the road.

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In the Wharton County sports coverage area, all of the teams have restarted their workouts following a week-long UIL suggested pause.

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Volleyball and baseball will be spring sports this year at the Wharton County Junior College.

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El Campo hasn’t been immune from any COVID-19 obstacles, however, one league has played  games and done it safely.

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With football and other sports scheduled to return in August we'd like to get your thoughts on a couple of different topics. Please answer the four polls below and share your feedback with us.

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The potential start of the football season is right around the corner. With most teams’ summer workout programs closed for the rest of the week, it offers a chance to look ahead.

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El Campo joins an ever-growing list of schools that have suspended their workouts due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Football is still a couple of months away, but it’s never too early for Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine preseason rankings. The magazine last year took over the Associated Press Texas High School football rankings.

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The Rice Consolidated Raiders are getting back into shape readying themselves for a hopeful return to sports at the start of the school year.

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The Houston Astros farm system will be adding a former Wharton County Junior College Pioneer.

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After months away from in-person workouts, schools will be allowed to start conducting their offseason programs on June 8.

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The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday afternoon, June 8 is the potential date for controlled offseason workouts and marching band activities to start this year.

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Parents, fans and underclassmen El Campo baseball and softball players waved goodbye to their senior teammates Saturday afternoon outside Legacy Field.

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El Campo Ricebird senior Philip Hundl, like other athletes in his grade, school and throughout the area have had their sports season put on hold by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The El Campo Ricebirds basketball program for the last two years had been the worst in district play, finishing alone in last place.

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While reaching out to find some of the greatest athletes, stories or moments throughout Wharton County’s history. My quest came across the legend of El Campo’s Gaynard Wiggington.

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Former El Campo Ricebird Head Coach and Texas Hall of Honor member Bob Gillis took to social media Thursday night to try and add a little bit of calm to uncertain times.

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The Louise Lady Hornets (9-11, 2-8) missed the playoffs for the second straight season. After a tough non-district campaign that saw them state-ranked for a short time, the Lady Hornets had a rough time in district.

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tball made their mark this season, returning to playoffs for the first time in more than a decade. In their first-round matchup, they even took the Port Aransas Marlins, a basketball-only school to the brink, before ultimately losing.

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To support the health and safety of our students and communities, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is suspending all UIL sanctioned contests, rehearsals, practices and workouts due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Texas. Effective March 16, all UIL interscholastic acti…

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With the impending closure of high schools across the state looming Monday, the El Campo Ricebirds played quite possibly the last two baseball games in Texas for the next two weeks Saturday at Legacy Fields.

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Wharton County has yet experience anyone diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), but it hasn’t stopped Wharton County schools from being affected by the outbreak in Houston, Fort Bend County and across the state.

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Offense, offense and more offense was the recipe Tuesday afternoon on the road as the El Campo Ladybirds mercy-ruled the Stafford Lady Spartans 24-0 in three innings.

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El Campo Ricebirds senior Matthew Van Gorp didn’t have the best start to the football season, after getting injured in the team’s opening scrimmage. That didn’t stop him from ending his season as part of a dominating defense and earning a college scholarship.

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Wayne Svatek with a single down the first line against Bellville. 

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After graduating nine seniors last season, the El Campo Ladybirds catcher   Raven Contreras knew this year was going to be different.

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Bloomington - The Louise Hornets (15-12, 4-6) gave the Port Aransas Marlins (25-11, 12-0) everything they had Tuesday night in Bloomington going punch-for-punch for large stretches.

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With all of the District 25 girls basketball teams eliminated following the second round of the playoffs, the all-district teams have been released.

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