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El Campo senior forward Alyssa Mendez dribbles the ball during the Ladybirds’ first official practice of the season on Wednesday in the Debry Doll Gym. Also pictured are seniors Jalissa Harris setting the pick and Trinatee Roberts rolling with Mendez. The Ricebirds basketball team will have …

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Being in Wharton County and being around so many Dallas Cowboys’ fans, I never really thought people around here were Houston Astros fans too. This latest run by the Astros has me seeing there are actually a lot more fans of the orange and white than I thought.

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A lot went right for the Louise Hornets against the Pettus War Eagles, picking up the 42-0 win Friday night on the road.

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The battle of the longest continuous Texas high school football rivalry was won by the El Campo Ricebirds beating the Bay City Blackcats 45-12, Friday night on the road.

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One El Campo woman is seeking to bring home a gold medal at the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations’ (WAKO) Senior and Masters World Championship in Jesolo, Italy, starting on Monday.

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The El Campo Ricebirds had a tough time slowing the Brazosport Exporters, but two late stops were all they needed to pick up the 69-47 win at Ricebird Stadium Friday night.

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The El Campo cross country team qualified a number of runners for regionals at the district meet in Sealy Monday morning.

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The Wharton Independent School District is investigating an incident between a Wharton Tiger assistant varsity football coach and some of the players during halftime last Friday against the Bellville Brahmas at Eddie Joseph Memorial Stadium.

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A few photos from the El Campo Ricebirds win over the Boerne-Champion Chargers on the road. Please contact the Leader-News 979-543-3363 if you would like to purchase any sport photos. 

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Some photos from the El Campo Ricebirds win over the Stafford Spartans on the road. Please contact the Leader-News 979-543-3363 if you would like to purchase any sports photos. 

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The El Campo Ricebirds, for the second week in a row, played dominant football from start to finish beating the Stafford Spartans 49-7 on the road Friday night.

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The El Campo Ricebirds and the Louise Hornets got final chances to stretch their legs in Shiner, last Saturday before their respective district meets on Monday.

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There was no letdown this year. The Louise Hornets beat the Woodsboro Eagles 29-6 on the road Friday night to open district play 3-0.

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The El Campo Ladybirds 23-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-14 fell in four sets to the Sealy Lady Tigers on the road Tuesday night.

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A few photos from the Louise Hornets win over the Agua Dulce Longhorns. Please contact the Leader-News 979-543-3363 if you would like to purchase any sport photos. 

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The El Campo Ladybirds took one set from Bellville Brahmanettes, but they couldn’t keep their momentum going as they fell in four at home Tuesday night.

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Sophomore quarterback Tayveon Kimble scored five times in the Louise Hornets rout of the Agua Dulce Longhorns 38-6 Friday night at Ricebird Stadium.

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After beating a top 10 team, from a larger classification by 35 points the El Campo Ricebirds hope to carry on that momentum into the next week.

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To be honest, it would have felt unchristian to award one of the top two spots in the football contest to someone who didn’t pick El Campo and luckily that was a moral dilemma we avoided.

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If you want to see football in Wharton County Friday, the only game in town is the Louise Hornets and the Agua Dulce Longhorns in El Campo at 7 p.m.

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 The El Campo Ricebirds played their most complete game of the

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A healthy dose of El Campo Ricebird running backs and strong defense helped them defeat the Wharton Tigers 70-21 Friday night at Eddie Joseph Memorial Stadium.

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The Louise Hornets defense had a rough time slowing the Sacred Heart (Hallettsville) Indians offense, falling 42-13, Friday night in El Campo.

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The Louise Hornets (2-1), after a long three-game road trip to start the year, will have a home game against the Sacred Heart Hallettsville Indians (2-1) this Friday night at Ricebird Stadium in El Campo.

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The annual Battle of the Colorado River will be the 111th between the El Campo Ricebirds (2-1) and the Wharton Tigers (0-3), this year it will take place in Wharton at Eddie Joseph Memorial Football Stadium Friday night.

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The 3A state-ranked Brazos Cougarettes took down the 4A El Campo Ladybirds in a hard-fought three sets 25-14, 25-22, 25-22.

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The Louise Hornets (2-1) long 300 plus mile round proved to be productive as they picked up their second win in a row beating the High Island Cardinals 41-0 on the road Friday night.

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My football fandom is up for grabs. If you see me on the streets, feel free to sell me on why I should root for your pro football team.

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Since the inception of the Little League World Series in 1947, only one El Campo baseball team has made it to the finals. In 1961, Wharton County represented the national stage in the World Series in Williamsport, Pa., as El Campo took on El Cajon, Calif.

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The Calhoun Sandcrabs shocked the El Campo Ricebirds early Friday night at Ricebird Stadium. However, a strong second half propelled the Ricbeirds over the Sandcrabs 49-35 in a back and forth heavyweight fight.

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The El Campo Ricebirds (1-1) can’t think about their week two loss too long because a tough Calhoun Sandcrabs (2-0) await them this Friday night at Ricebird Stadium.

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The Louise Hornets picked up their first win of the season beating the Bloomington Bobcats 7-0 on the road Friday night.

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