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The El Campo Ladybirds finished the non-district portion of their schedule with an 11-8 record. With a new coach, the Ladybirds did something they haven’t done in a while and that was winning their first game of the season against Columbus.

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The Louise Hornets (0-3) played a better brand of football Friday night at homecoming, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 20-7 to Bloomington (1-2).

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ing ways hosting the 2018 4A-Division 2 State Champion Cuero Gobblers with a dominating 42-0 win. Though the offense seemed to click on all cylinders, the defense stole the show, making play after play ensuring there would not be a repeat of last year.

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The Louise Hornets’ start to the season has not been ideal with back-to-back losses by more than 40 points. This Friday, it won’t get much easier as the Hornets, a 2A school, will host Bloomington, a 3A school, for their homecoming game.

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The football contest wouldn’t be the football contest without a little bit of craziness in the first week. The NFL gave us a controversy in week one with the Lions and Cardinals game ending in a tie, which canceled out the game in the football contest.

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The El Campo Ricebirds (2-0) are exactly in the same spot as they were last year. They’ve started the season 2-0 and now are going to play the Cuero Gobblers (1-1). Last year the Ricebirds went on the road and hung tough with the Gobblers, who were the eventual state champions. This year, th…

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After playing back-to-back playoff teams that went on deep runs last season, the Rice Consolidated Raiders will get a little of a breather in week three. The Raiders, at home this Friday, will play the Hallettsville Brahmas, who missed the playoffs last season.

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Former El Campo Ricebird Joey Hunt might be sidelined with an ankle injury when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Cincinnati Bengals at home this Sunday to open up the NFL season. However, while he might sit for game one, the bigger deal is the former Wharton County football star is now begin…

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El Campo Ricebird football might be back. The Ricebirds Friday night at home came an unsportsmanlike penalty away from shutting out the Rockport-Fulton Pirates, they went on to win 34-6.

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 On the road Tuesday night the El Campo Ladybirds fell in three straight sets to the Industrial Lady Corbas 22-25, 20-25 and 25-27. While the Ladybirds were swept, droping their season record to 11-8 they weren’t blown out of the gym. El Campo fought tooth and nail against Industrial who mad…

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Week one against the Ganado Indians was about as bad as it gets for the Louise Hornets, however, the good news is, they aren’t going to see much worse this season. 

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The El Campo Ricebirds look to start the season off on a winning streak at home week two for a game this Friday night against the Rockport-Fulton Pirates.

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The Rice Consolidated Raiders knew their schedule was tough to start the year. After a week one loss to the East Bernard Brahmas, it won’t get easier. The Raiders will see another team who made a deep playoff run last year when they travel Friday to take on the Tidehaven Tigers.

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The Louise Hornets allowed offense at will against the larger Ganado Indians Friday night at home, losing the first game of the season 71-6.

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On a humid, clear evening at Stingaree Stadium, the Texas City Stingarees rushed for more than 200 yards as a team, but fell 21-14 to the El Campo Ricebirds on Friday night.

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The El Campo Ladybirds started slow, but once they found their groove, poweringpast the Edna Cowgirls with a three-game sweep, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20.

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The Louise Hornets will open up non-district play with a home game against the Ganado Indians Friday night in the yearly battle of Mustang Creek. Last year the game went down to the wire as Ganado held off the Hornets to seal the one-point win.

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The Rice Consolidated Raiders won’t get a cupcake to up open the non-district part of their season. This Friday night at home, they will play the East Bernard Brahmas who were a stone’s throw away from the 3A state championship game.

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Football in Wharton County is king and with Louise and Rice Consolidated trying to make a return to the playoffs and El Campo looking to end their one-year absence, the games this season should feature some highly competitive matchups.

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In the final game of the 2018 season the El Campo Ricebirds played West Columbia and were shut out, something that’s only happened twice in the past 10 years. This Friday when they go on the road to play the Texas City Stingarees, it will have been 42 long weeks since that final football gam…

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The El Campo Ricebirds are joining forces with other football teams around the country to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. In September, the Ricebirds will be raising money for Touchdowns Against Cancer with all the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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The El Campo Ladybirds beat the 5A Terry Rangerettes at home Tuesday night in four sets 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16.

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Most Texans are sweating under a brutal August heatwave. However, savvy dove hunters don’t mind and will gladly suffer along providing conditions don’t change before the Sept. 1, the season opener.

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Finally, football is back, well just about. The El Campo Ricebirds had their first Friday Night Lights of the year, however, it was only a scrimmage as the Birds went on the road to face the La Grange Leopards.

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Former El Campo Ricebird Arkeith Brown won another ring Sunday when the Albany Empire beat the Philadelphia Soul 45-27 in the Arena Football League Championship at Times Union Center in New York.

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Games have been light for the Louise Lady Hornets volleyball season which has allowed them the time to practice and incorporate their youth. Since starting the volleyball season, the Lady Hornets have had two scrimmages and played in one tournament.

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Former El Campo Ladybird basketball standout Natalia Terrell had tried out with Victoria College and was planning on continuing her playing career there. With classes starting on Monday, she was getting ready for the next stage of her life, college. 

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It’s been 39 weeks since the El Campo Ricebirds football team last hit someone with another color jersey on. This Friday, the Ricebirds will travel to La Grange for their first scrimmage of the year, a chance to crack the pads against someone else.

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The El Campo Ladybirds came back from the Columbus Tournament over the weekend, winners of the bronze bracket. On Saturday, the Ladybirds beat Sealy, a team they’ll see in distirct, in a two set sweep. After dropping the first set to Lexington, they came back to win the final two to take hom…

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El Campo Ladybirds volleyball went on the road Tuesday night and swept the Columbus Lady Cardinals 25-20, 25-19, 25-15. The games stayed close for most of the game, but it was the Ladybirds who closed the sets strong and pulled away towards the end. In the final set, the Ladybirds dominated,…

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Of the six teams inside the Wharton County Newspapers coverage area, only two teams missed the playoffs, three won district championships and one came one game away from playing for the state title. 

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The El Campo Ricebirds ended their offseason workout program Thursday afternoon with conditioning. Following final run of the summer, Head Coach Wayne Condra called everyone over and told them to rest up and be ready for Monday.

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Football has nearly two weeks of practice before they have their first scrimmage but volleyball does not have that same luxury. The El Campo Ladybirds volleyball team will be in action today in Hallettsville and Tuesday their first game will be played in Columbus.

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Texas Jeet Kune Do continued their tradition of bringing home world championships to El Campo. At the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) U.S. Open World Martial Arts Championships earlier in the month in Orlando, Fla. the El Campo martial arts school took seven students and four c…

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El Campo represented well at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Swim Meet in College Station over the weekend. El Campo swimmers competed in 23 events and took home one gold medal finish. Overall the El Campo athletes ranging from eight and under too high school seniors had 16 top 1…

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The El Campo Ladybird varsity volleyball team closed out the summer Thursday night in Victoria. 

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Every year, eighth-grade baby birds from the El Campo Middle School system graduate and move on to high school where they continue their journey to becoming varsity Ricebirds.

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Feral Hogs in Wharton County and all over the state will soon be available to hunt without a hunting license. Texas House Bill 317 signed by the Governor on May 31, allows anyone with the consent of the person who owns the land to kill hogs. The new bill will be ineffect on Sept 1.

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At the Roth Scholarship 5K in Victoria this past weekend, members of the El Campo cross country team made waves with a number one finish. Andres Torres finished first overall with a time of 17:55.6. Torres’ run was the best of 30 plus male runners.

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El Campo volleyball has found its next varsity head coach. Ladybirds Head Softball Coach Roxanne Cavazos will be pulling double-duty this upcoming season by taking over the volleyball program.

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 upon El Campo’s Legacy Fields over the weekend to see softball teams from all over the area, vying for the coveted Little League Texas East State Championship. The goal for organizers was to put on a successful state tournament and by many accounts, that’s what happened for the first time h…

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The El Campo boys basketball team will have a new head coach this season. Former coach David Wicke left the Ricebirds for another coaching job out of the district after one season. In his place will be El Campo Transportation Director Chris Burrow who was looking to get back into teaching an…

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At the Regional Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAFF) meet El Campo swimmers had big performances Saturday in the Woodlands, with many punching their ticket to the state. 

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This summer has been a little bit different for El Campo Ricebird athletics. With a few new rule changes, schools are now allowed to teach sport specific drills for a few hours a week and El Campo has chosen to focus on football.

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This weekend El Campo’s Legacy Field will be packed with action. All five Little League softball divisons will be competing for the Texas East State Little softball champions. Major’s and 11U softball will crown their champions today. Senior league, Junior league and 10U softball will have t…

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El Campo volleyball incoming senior Megan Rek took part in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Volleyball tournament in Orlando, Fla, June 21-24. Rek and her team in THE 17U club division finished as the crystal bracket champions.

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