Of the hundreds of 2A cross country runners, only three can say they faster than Louise Hornets sophomore Antonio Martinez.
With two state-ranked teams inside their district, coaches still saw a lot from the third-place El Campo Ladybirds throughout the season, awarding them with five all-district selections.
The Louise Lady Hornets season ended with them missing out on the playoffs, but district coaches saw enough good play to award them with a first and second-team all-district award.
The Louise Hornets (4-0) blitzed the larger school, (3A) Boling Bulldogs with shots from the outside and an aggressive defense to pick up the 53-35 win on the road Tuesday morning.
The El Campo Ricebird (1-3) defense for the final eight minutes played like a swarm of Africanized bees.
Region 3 will continue to be the El Campo Ricebirds stumbling block.
El Campo senior Kayleigh Gardner will continue her athletic career on the college level signing her national letter of intent to play tennis for Texas Lutheran University.
When healthy the Louise Hornets were a team to be reckoned with in 2020.
The El Campo Ladybirds started the season with a win Tuesday night against the Calhoun Sandies at Ricebird Gym.
Just about everything called Friday night went in El Campo’s favor as they blew out their bi-district matchup.
The El Campo Ricebirds’ (8-1, 5-0) offensive juggernaut will roll to the big city this Friday night when they take on the Yates Lions (4-2) at Barnett Stadium in the first round of the playoffs.
New El Campo Ricebirds basketball coach Kevin Lewis wanted to add some excitement back into a program that has struggled. At what was dubbed, El Campo’s first annual midnight madness last Saturday night, Lewis accomplished just that.
The Louise Hornets (5-3, 3-3) season extends an extra week with a bi-district matchup against the D’Hanis Cowboys (6-0, 5-0) this Friday night in Karnes City.
The District 12 Championship is coming back to Wharton County after the El Campo Ricebirds (8-1, 5-0) went on the road Friday night and soundly beat the Needville Bluejays (6-4, 4-1) in the regular-season finale.
The El Campo Ladybirds basketball team is in full swing following the end of the volleyball season.
The El Campo girls cross country team finished with 61 points, enough for third place at the District 24 meet at Brookshire Royal Thursday afternoon.
A night before Halloween, the El Campo Ricebirds (7-1, 4-0) defense was not tricked one bit by the West Columbia Roughneck (4-4, 1-3) offense as they won in a rout Friday night at Ricebird Stadium.
The last time the El Campo Ladybird volleyball program made it past the first round of the playoffs was in 2015, until Thursday night when they swept the Scarborough Lady Spartans at the Houston Pavilion Arena.
Twenty-eight second-half points kept Louise from securing a third-place spot in District 16.
The Rice Consolidated Raiders (2-5, 1-1) aren’t having the year they hoped for when moving down to the smaller 3A DII. Despite two wins on the season, the Raiders have reasons to be hopeful about the rest of the year.
In their final meeting of the regular season, the El Campo Ladybirds traveled to Sealy to take on the ninth-ranked team in the state. El Campo played competitively, but it was the Lady Tigers who swept the match in their final home contest, 25-15, 25-14, 25-22.
The Bay City Blackcats (5-3, 1-2) had the district’s second-leading passer and third-leading rusher in senior dual-threat quarterback Avery Smith. Despite the hot play going into Friday night’s rivalry game, the El Campo Ricebirds (6-1, 3-0) defense cooled off the Blackcat offense as they wo…
The El Campo Ladybirds lost to the Bellville Brahmanettes on Tuesday night 3-0 in Ricebird Gym despite big games from sophomore Kate Bodungen, senior Georgia Priesmeyer, and junior Ella Jenkins.
It wasn’t the best win of the El Campo Ricebirds (5-1, 2-0) season but, they traveled to Hopper Field and came out with the 35-14 win over the Brazosport Exporters (2-4, 0-2).
Big swings from the Wharton Lady Tigers (1-4) kept them in the game, but the El Campo Ladybirds (3-2) had too much offense Tuesday night and, they picked up a road win to close out the first leg of district play.
Rushing touchdowns and defensive turnovers turned what was a tight game into a blowout Friday night at Ricebird Stadium.
All streaks come to an end, and for the Louise Hornets (4-1, 1-1), it came at home Friday night at Hornet Stadium in a tight 26-24 loss to the Runge Yellowjackets (4-1, 2-0).
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Through the air, on the ground and with, solid defense, the Louise Hornets (4-0, 2-0) dream season will extend into October. How far into October the streak continues, depends on their game against the Runge Yellowjackets (3-1, 1-0) this Friday night at Hornet Stadium.
District play started off well for the El Campo Ladybirds (5-6, 1-0) beating the Navasota Lady Rattlers (7-9, 0-1) Tuesday night on the road in five sets 17-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-14, 17-15.
The Louise Hornets (4-0, 2-0) will remain undefeated after going on the road and beating the Agua Dulce Longhorns (1-2, 0-2) 41-19 Friday night.
Underneath the big city lights of downtown Houston, the El Campo Ricebirds offense shined brightest.
The El Campo Ricebirds (2-1) will see their second straight passing attack when they go on the road to play the St. Thomas Eagles (0-0) this Friday night.
When the El Campo Ricebirds hear their fight song on a football Friday night, it’s their signal to sprint through the giant inflatable tunnel and on the sidelines.
The Louise Hornets (3-0, 1-0) dream season gets their toughest test of the year when they go on the road to play the Agua Dulce Longhorns (0-1).
Touchdowns were the story of the game, Friday night at Ricebird Stadium in the 112th edition of the River Battle.
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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.