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 After a successful preseason campaign, the Louise Lady Hornets had their backs against the wall Friday night at home with the Yorktown Kittykats. 

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At the Coastal Bend Zone swim meet over the weekend, the Ricebirds who had times that qualified for the finals did well.

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Texasfootball.com redid their yearly football program rankings. They took a look at all 1,189 high school football teams in the state and ranked them using a couple of different factors including record and number of 10-win seasons over the last six years.

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The El Campo Ladybirds (16-5, 1-1) Monday night at home routed the Stafford Lady Spartans 74-45.

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There is something different about El Campo Ricebirds basketball. Yes, they’ve been winning, but it’s not that exactly. This year, there is a sense of confidence about the Ricebirds that’s been missing over the last few seasons.

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The El Campo Ricebirds football season might not have ended with them playing in Dallas for the state championship, but considering how last year went, 2019 was a rousing success.

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El Campo Ladybird senior Megan Rek will be continuing her volleyball career beyond high school. In November amongst teammates, coaches, family, and friends, the Ladybird senior signed her national letter of intent to McNeese State.

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A season ago, the El Campo Ladybirds ripped through the preseason which carried over into district play. This year, the Ladybirds (14-2) outside of two losses, have torn through their preseason schedule.

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nsert evil genius laugh... My evil plan worked, by using Division II teams in the football contest, scorecards were more respectable this week. However, the crazy part of the numbers being down is it actually wasn’t because of the Division II teams, the three winners and most of the scorecar…

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The El Campo Ricebirds (7-3) could have folded down the stretch Saturday in Sweeny after the Caney Creek Panthers came from behind and took a lead late. The Ricebirds didn’t panic and pulled out the win over the 5A Panthers 40-38.

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At the El Campo invitational this past Friday night, the El Campo Ricebird swimming team got in their final work of 2019. The Ricebirds competed in 20 events and had four first-place finishes, which included two by junior Gage Garger who took home the Male Swimmer of the Meet award.

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The state semi-final round again is the East Bernard Brahmas stumbling block for the second straight season after falling to the Paul Pewitt Brahmas 24-18 at the Waco ISD Stadium Friday night.

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El Campo swimmers have been in the pool since October taking part in meets. All the work by the swimmers has been guiding them to the unofficial start to their season, the El Campo ISD Invitational which took place late Friday afternoon (look for results in Wednesday’s edition of the Leader-News).

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The El Campo Ricebirds trailed on the road to the Edna Cowboys, but they pulled out the 50-49 win. With the come from behind win, the Ricebirds move to 5-2 on the season.

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The Louise Lady Hornets went way above their classification to pick up their ninth win of the season at home Tuesday night. 2A Louise took down the 4A West Columbia Lady Necks 55-43.

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In an effort to keep scores low, really low this week, we had a fordien slip and chose the wrong NFL games for the football contest this week. Below is the updated football games to pick from this week, we apologize for any confusion.

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One lone scorecard stood out amongst all the rest in week 14 and it wasn’t Roy Schulz of El Campo’s entry... I’m just kidding Mr. Schulz, of course, your 15 correct picks were enough to take the first-place finish. 

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To say the El Campo Ricebirds basketball team had a rough season last year might be a little bit of an understatement. After losing every game, expectations weren’t extremely high coming into this season.

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The East Bernard Brahmas beat the Ganado Indians in district play earlier in the season. With the stakes much higher Friday night at Freedom field, the Brahmas again came out with the win over the Indians 30-10, winning region four for the second straight season.

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The Louise Hornets football season might not have gone according to plan. However, they did make the playoffs and when the district’s season-ending awards were announced, there was Louise representation on both sides of the ball.

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The El Campo Ladybirds play in one of the toughest volleyball district’s in the entire state. In the past three seasons, the state tournament has featured a team from the Ladybirds district, with the Needville Ladyjays and the Fulshear Lady Chargers both winning a championship.

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The East Bernard Brahmas beat the Ganado Indians in district play earlier in the season. With the stakes much higher Friday night at Freedom field, the Brahmas again came out with the win over the Indians 30-10, winning region four for the second straight season.

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El Campo senior swimmer Morgan Pierce in November signed her national letter of intent and will continue her athletic career as part of the Adams State University swim team.

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The El Campo Ricebird season ended sooner then they had hoped, but along with the Needville Bluejays, made three rounds before both lost to District 14 teams.

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One card stood the highest in week 13 of the football contest. Three others battled it out gladiator style at Ricebird Stadium for the final two spots, I kid, but maybe we should start determining winners that way... I guess we’ll visit that next year, maybe.

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After missing the playoffs last year, the El Campo Ricebirds’ dream season ended in the third round Friday as the Liberty Hill Panthers picked up the 24-6 win in Bastrop.

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The newest, toughest test of the year in the El Campo Ricebirds ongoing playoff run will come this Friday at Bastrop ISD Stadium when they take on the Liberty Hill Panthers.

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The last time the El Campo Ricebirds basketball team won was in December 2017. What followed was a losing streak that spanned 45 games. At Ricebird gym Monday morning, El Campo rained threes early and often as they picked up their first win of the year over the Boling Bulldogs 51-38.

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After years of patroling Wharton County and the surrounding counties, the wildlife of the area will have a new protector with Game Warden Chris Bird receiving a promotion that will move him out of the area.

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ootball Friday night in Port Lavaca’s Sandcrab Stadium beating the Beeville Jones Trojans 49-13, moving them on to the third round of the playoffs.

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If the El Campo Ricebirds (9-2) are going to make it back to the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 2015, they’ll have to beat the undefeated Beeville Jones Trojans (11-0) in the area round, this Friday night at Sancrab Stadium in Port Lavaca at 7:30 p.m.

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One of the scariest images the human mind can imagine is the three-headed hydra from Greek mythology. For those not well versed in Greek lore, it’s a dragon with three heads, pretty frightening.

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In the cold weather Thursday night in Brenham, the Bermond Tigers running game got going and stayed hot to end the Louise Hornets’ season with a 50-13 win in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

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The El Campo Ricebirds rallied behind their stingy defense to hold off the Fredericksburg Billies 20-14, winning their first playoff game since 2017.

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The Rice Consolidated Raiders (5-4, 3-2) did not defend their district championship this season, but they are going to the playoffs after a third-place finish in District 13.

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The Louise Hornets (1-9, 1-3) have a Paul Bunyan-sized task Thursday night in Brenham when they face the Bermond Tigers (9-1, 4-0) in the first round of the playoffs.

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A year after missing the playoffs, the El Campo Ricebirds (8-2, 4-2) are back and, this Friday, they will take on the Fredericksburg Billies (6-4, 4-1) in the bi-district round at Bastrop Memorial Stadium.

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