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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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Just about anyone can play on National TV. Yes, anyone. This past Friday ESPN aired a game between IMG Academy out of Flordia and Bishop Sycamore out of Ohio. According to reporting from multiple outlets, Bishop Sycamore lied about the skill levels of their athletes, which isn’t even the wil…

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Not much went right for the El Campo Ricebirds (1-1) Friday night at home as the Fulshear Chargers (2-0) picked up the 38-17 win.

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Some photos from El Campo's week two football game with the Fulshear Chargers. If you would like to own one of these photos or another we might have taken please call the Leader-News 979-543-3363

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The Louise Lady Hornets volleyball team had a successful time in the Bloomington Tournament last week, adding a pair of wins to their record.

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El Campo can score, no doubt about that as the Ricebirds beat the Gonzales Apaches 56-34 Friday night at home to kick off the season.

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Photos from the El Campo Ricebirds first game of the season against the Gonzales Apaches. If you would like to purchase these or any other photos the Leader-News might have taken during the game, please contact the office at 979-543-3363. 

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For people who don’t know me, I am big on rankings, lists and stats. With football season starting this Friday - I hope everybody is ready because I sure am - I wanted to share my take on the best 10 football games in Wharton County this season.

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By the time Friday rolls around, it will have been more than 280 days since the El Campo Ricebirds played a football game, and they’ll see the Gonzales Apaches at Ricebird Stadium to open the season.

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The Louise Hornets had to wait to open the season with the Danbury Panthers canceling the week one matchup last season. Unless something unforeseen happens, Louise won’t have to wait this season and play Danbury at Panther Stadium Friday night.

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The El Campo Ladybirds (5-12) are slowly starting to gather steam picking up three wins during the Schulenberg Tournament last week, held in Flatonia.

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The El Campo Ladybirds haven’t picked up a lot of wins to start the season, with a 2-8 record. The Ladybirds are learning a new system from new coach Brittany Oruonyehu and are in the middle of building the foundation for the rest of the season.

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The El Campo Ricebirds are charging into the regular season next Friday with their heads held high after a pair of dominant home scrimmages. The latest, against the Sweeny Bulldogs was held at home Thursday night.

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COVID-19 is still lingering and the Louise Hornets found that out first hand with four coaches contracting the virus this past week, forcing Athletic Director Joe Bill to suspend practices out of precaution.

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The first week for the El Campo Ricebirds has been more high-paced from seasons past. Despite a new style of coaching, different drills, and a quick practice pace, Ricebirds attentively went through drills learning their new roles on offense and defense.

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This upcoming football season will be my fifth covering the El Campo Ricebirds and the Louise Hornets and the third covering the entire county. Hopefully, you have enjoyed my coverage of your teams. I know I’ve enjoyed covering games and getting to know the players who make the teams in the …

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The El Campo Ricebirds were lined up on the turf, minutes before the 7 a.m. start, a departure from pastseasons afternoon football practice.

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Three of the area’s top softball players made a deep run in the Alliance Fast Pitch Championship Series, a select tournament that highlights some of the nation’s top players. Team USA softball is also partnered with the tournament.

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El Campo ISD’s summer workout program ended last Friday with an abbreviated practice due to some turf maintenance. The girls’ workouts ended Thursday.

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Volleyball opens on Aug. 2 and the Texas Girls Coaching Association (TGCA) has ranked the Bellville Brahmanettes, who are in the El Campo Ladybirds district, a top 10 team in the preseason.

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