Featured Football 

Hill Country Elite finish in top 3 at National Qualifier

CAPTION: Ethan Sanchez of Burnet makes this catch during the tie against the Midwest Grizzlies in the Hill Country Elite’s opener of the D1 National Qualifier in Muskogee, Okla. July 22. Photo by Desiree Bermudez The Hill Country Elite finished third at the D1 National Qualifier in Muskogee, Okla., July 22-23. The Elite beat the KC Outlaws from Kansas City, Mo., 24-0 , tied the Midwest Grizzlies of Kansas 7-7, and lost 13-8 to the Wichita Sharks, a team from Kansas consisting of 13 year olds. “It was awesome,” head…

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Baseball Featured High School 

Johnson City baseball beats Burton to advance to regional finals

The Johnson City High School baseball team defeated Burton 2-1 in the best-of-three Class 2A Region IV semifinal series May 19-20. The Eagles (22-7, 10-0 District 28-2A champions) will face Kenedy (20-5, District 31-2A champion) in the Class 2A Region IV championship with date, site and time still to be announced. Johnson City head coach Steven Shipley commended Burton for pushing his team. The Eagles won game one 15-14 and game three 6-1 and lost game two 12-4. “They were very, very good,” he said. Johnson City coaches were very…

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Featured Softball 

Burnet softball season ends in loss to state champ Liberty

The Burnet High School softball team lost 3-1 to Liberty May 19. Since the Panthers won the first game 6-4 May 18, they won the Class 4A Region III series to end the Lady Dawgs’ season. But Burnet didn’t go down without a fight. “I’m proud of them for that mentality,” head coach Hailey Wooten said. “To face the two-time defending state champion and only lose by two in both games, I’m just proud.” Liberty, (34-7, 10-0 District 20-4A) scored two runs in the first inning thanks to a 2-RBI…

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