Touchdowns were the story of the game, Friday night at Ricebird Stadium in the 112th edition of the River Battle.
Well, that was a unique week of the football contest, wasn’t it? To the few people who entered the contest and got every single college game correct and still didn’t win, that’s painful. Don’t give up you will breakthrough surely sometime soon. However, it won’t be this week with only two co…
The Louise Hornets (1-0) are unsure how many players they’ll be without for at least the first half, of their upcoming game with the High Island Cardinals (0-1) at Hornet Stadium this Friday night, as of press-time.
Louise senior Destinee Ortega grabs a point against Boling last Friday night.
Possibly the biggest matchup in the state, rankings-wise will happen this Friday night in Port Lavaca when El Campo Ricebirds (1-0) travel to Sandcrab Stadium to take on the Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrabs (1-1).
The Louise Lady Hornets (3-4) dropped their final non-district game to the Boling Lady Bulldogs (5-5) at Hornet Gym Friday night
A good game between the Louise Hornets (1-0) and the Bloomington Bobcats (0-2) turned bad after an on-field fight lead to a sideline clearing brawl Friday night at Hornet Stadium. As time expired, Louise was awarded a 20-13 victory.
Ladybird junior Heather Farrar blocks a Lady Cobra kill Tuesday night.
After reeling off three straight wins the El Campo Ladybirds (3-5) wanted a tough test to see how far they’ve come. Tuesday night at Ricebird Gym, the Ladybirds were almost good enough to beat the 3A state champion Industrial Lady Cobras, falling in a dramatic five sets 25-21, 18-25, 20-25, …
The El Campo Ricebirds didn’t have on running back eclipse 100-yards and yet they still shutout the Gonzalez Apaches 35-0 on the road Friday night.
The Louise Hornets will have to wait a little longer for their first game of the season.
Junior Abbie Stehling scores a point Tuesday night against Edna. For a couple more videos from the game head to the Wharton County Sports Facebook page.
For the first time this season, the El Campo Ladybirds (2-4) picked up a home win, in a sweep over the Edna Cowgirls, 25-17, 25-18, 25-17, Tuesday night at Ricebird gym.
Wharton County Junior College’s volleyball and baseball teams will not compete this fall due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Football is finally here. After months of wondering if and when football will be back, the El Campo Ricebirds will open the 2020 season with an away game against the Gonzales Apaches.
The Louise Hornets will get a tough test in the Danbury Panthers Friday night at home to kick off the start of the season.
The El Campo Ladybirds (1-4) picked up their first win of the season over the Sweeny Lady Bulldogs Friday night on the road.
With a long drive, the Louise Hornets played their only scrimmage of the year against the High Island Cardinals, Friday night after press-time.
The El Campo Ricebirds got to test themselves Thursday night. In their only scrimmage of the season they played the Sweeny Bulldogs on the road.
The El Campo Ricebirds made it.
The El Campo Ladybirds dropped to 0-3 on the season following a home loss Saturday morning to the Calhoun Lady Sandcrabs.
Madisyn Matlock hits the ball in their game against Columbus earlier in the season.
The start of the season for the 2A Louise Lady Hornets has been filled with more practices than actual games.
Lady Hornet senior Destinee Ortega scores on a kill of a Tidehaven player.
The Louise Hornets today had their first taste of simulated football as they’re allowed to have full contact of the season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wharton County’s Memo Rodriguez and his team Houston Dynamo will not be advancing in the Major League Soccer Is Back Tournament.
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.
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…
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.
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.
In the Wharton County sports coverage area, all of the teams have restarted their workouts following a week-long UIL suggested pause.
Volleyball and baseball will be spring sports this year at the Wharton County Junior College.
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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Sports have come back for El Campo youth, well kind of.
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.
Months into the COVID-19 health crisis and it seems like Texas is back to square one, if not, in an even worse position.
El Campo joins an ever-growing list of schools that have suspended their workouts due to COVID-19 concerns.
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.
The El Campo Ladybirds volleyball team will have a somewhat familiar head coach next season.
The Rice Consolidated Raiders are getting back into shape readying themselves for a hopeful return to sports at the start of the school year.
The Houston Astros farm system will be adding a former Wharton County Junior College Pioneer.
Athletics at the Wharton County Junior College, like the high schools in the area, did not get to complete their spring season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
After months away from in-person workouts, schools will be allowed to start conducting their offseason programs on June 8.
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.
Parents, fans and underclassmen El Campo baseball and softball players waved goodbye to their senior teammates Saturday afternoon outside Legacy Field.
The El Campo Little League will not have a spring season of baseball or softball this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.