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The Wharton County Junior College Pioneers finished conference play Sunday afternoon beating the Blinn Buccaneers 6-4 in Bryan. The win gave the Pioneers the second seed in Region 14’s South Zone.

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The Louise Hornets, with a 12-1 win over the Yorktown Wildcats Tuesday night at home, wrote history, earning their first playoff berth as a 2A program.

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The El Campo Ladybirds hammered the North Forst Lady Bulldogs 17-0 to become bi-district champions Thursday night at Legacy Field, winning their fourth straight first-round game.

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Errors robbed the El Campo Ricebirds of an outright district championship against the Bellville Brahmas in a 9-1 loss on the road Friday night.

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After a little more than two months on the job, new El Campo athletic director Chad Worrell’s football staff for next year is starting to take form.

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The El Campo track program earned a trip to state with good performances this past weekend at the regional track meet at Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City.

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El Campo Ladybird sophomore Kate Bubela’s year at the plate has been memorable. Amid the Ladybirds undefeated district championship, Bubela has dominated opposing pitchers, some so afraid of what she will do at the plate, they chose to walk her entirely.

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The duo of El Campo Ladybird senior guards Jackie Nichols and Mya Shorter has been a dynamic threat over the years, this season leading them to the second round of the playoffs.

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Not since 2016 has the El Campo Ricebirds baseball team beaten the Sealy Tigers, but losing streak was ended after a 3-0 win at Legacy Field Tuesday night.

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The El Campo Ricebird track team is adding another plaque to the trophy case after winning a share of the District 23/24 Area Championship for their first time in history.

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Behind the strength of three home runs University of Houston-Victoria junior first baseman Zach Lee of El Campo earned the Red River Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the week of April 5-11.

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Multiple errors are not a game plan that is going to get you a win on most nights. The Wharton Tigers found that out first-hand, ultimately losing to their in-county district rivals the El Campo Ricebirds 9-1 at home Friday night. 

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The Wharton Lady Tigers were only the second team in district play to take the El Campo Ladybirds to seven innings. Despite the Lady Tigers taking El Campo into deep waters, they still weren’t able to overcome the Ladybird offense falling 10-1 at home Friday night.

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  El Campo Athletic Director Bob Gillis, at the time, took a chance and hired a young 24-year old Roxanne Cavazos in 2015 to run the Ladybird softball program. With only one year as an assistant coach under her belt and one year removed from college, she took over the Ladybirds.

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The El Campo Ricebirds beat the West Columbia Roughnecks 10-0 in a non-district game Tuesday night at Legacy Field in five innings.

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The El Campo Ricebirds basketball season did not end with a return to the playoffs. However, the Ricebirds (13-11, 4-6) finished above .500 and the four district wins were their most since the 2015 season when they won six. El Campo down the stretch lost three district games by five points, …

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Louise track is moving on area meet with three gold finishes at the district meet in Ganado last Thursday. Despite the gloomy and windy weather, Hornets sophomore Antonio (Tony) Martinez took home the district championship in all three distance events the 800-meter run, the 1,600 and the 3,200.

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The El Campo Ricebirds needed a big comeback to take down the Bellville Brahmas at Legacy Field Thursday night.

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The El Campo Ricebird track team made history Wednesday night at the district meet in Sealy. The Ricebirds at district had six gold medal finishes and 173 points overall, securing first place, beating Sealy by 12 points.

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There was a little bit of drama determining who would advance to regionals at the district golf finale in Hempstead at the Legendary Oaks Golf Course Monday.

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Former El Campo Ricebird football standout Jacob Harton has fallen on rough times. Harton who was an offensive linemen for the team that went to state in 2012 has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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The El Campo Ricebirds have taken care of business their last two games. The Ricebirds went on the road and beat the Navasota Rattlers 10-2 last Friday and on Monday night they run-ruled Brookshire Royal 16-0 on the road. 

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The El Campo Ricebird and Ladybird track teams took part in the Swamp Relays at Rice Consolidated last Thursday.

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El Campo resident Beverly Pratka won the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee in late February.

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The El Campo Ladybirds took down the Wharton Lady Tigers 15-0 in a short four-inning run-ruled game Friday night at Legacy Field.

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The Louise Hornets held the Schulenburg Shorthorns to a one-hitter, but they needed to hold on for the 5-3 win on the road Tuesday night.

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With pitching on point and the offense with a 10-plus runs, the El Campo Ladybirds (8-2, 1-0) opened up district play with a cruise control win over the Beville Brahmanettes 13-3 in a run-ruled five-inning road game Tuesday night.

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The El Campo Ricebirds Varsity Tournament did not see the home team win the championship, let alone make it to the game. What the Ricebirds did get were five games and valuable work with district play set to begin a week from Tuesday.

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The Louise Hornets powerlifting program made their presence felt at the regional meet at Lumberton High School last Thursday.

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The El Campo Ricebirds put together a complete game Saturday afternoon and took down the Wharton Tigers 3-1 at Eddie Joseph Memorial Football Stadium in Wharton.

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El Campo Ricebird sophomore running back Rueben Owens II announced that he is verbally committing to the University of Texas Longhorns on his social media last Thursday.

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The El Campo Ladybirds played  rough  defensively in the early innings, but their offense saved the day, blowing out the Brazosport Lady Exporters 20-8 in a five-inning run-rule game at Legacy Field Tuesday night. 

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Softball teams across the area hit the tournament scene hard with district play right around the corner for most of the schools. East Bernard and Boling begin district next week.

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County baseball teams across the area started playing non-district games this past week. Every team was able to get in at least three games.  The Wharton Tigers, as part of their trip to the Hitchcock Tournament, was able to play five times last week.

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For the first time since 2016, El Campo had a male swimmer competing in the state swim meet, which took place last Friday and Saturday in San Antonio at the Josh Davis Natatorium.

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Before a pitch was thrown this season, the El Campo Ricebirds were ranked the 20th best team in the state according to TXHighschoolbaseball.com.

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El Campo Ricebirds football collected more honors in a season that saw them make it to the second round of the playoffs.

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