The El Campo boys’ team trailed the Victoria West boys’ team by 1 point going into the final event of the district meet on Friday at the Victoria Aquatic Center. If the Ricebirds could grab 12 points and a third-place finish, they would be District champions for the first time in school history.
It’s that time, again — the biennial shake-up of the districts for football and basketball.
Tanner Oldag, 13, is in eighth grade at Saint Philip Catholic School. When the school year started in August, he had no idea he would be spending New Year’s weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana as a guest of the NFL.
The El Campo swim team started its season with strong performances in individual competitions and relay events in two meets before the Thanksgiving break. On Nov. 7, EC traveled to the Lamar Consolidated 5A and Under Invitational to compete against 17 other schools.
CONROE – One of the wonders of sports is how quickly a game can change. Emotions can flip almost instantly. Sorrow can turn to joy; elation can plummet into despair.
TAFT – Louise fans gathered around the opening in the chain link fence Friday night while the players exited after a heartbreaking defeat. The supporters offered words of comfort and pats on the back to the young men whose season ended a long way from home. The Hornets fell to the Bruni Badgers 22-21 in the Area playoffs.
NEW CANEY – The Ricebirds scored 3 touchdowns in the second quarter and held on for a 31-23 win over Kilgore to capture the Area championship Friday night at Texan Drive Stadium.
Second place in the district and playoff seeding are on the line Friday night as Louise travels to Yorktown for the last game of the regular season. Both teams are 2-1 and will advance to the playoffs regardless of the outcome but a 8-1, 3-1 record would be another big stride for a Louise program that has bounced back after some lean years.
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