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Lady Tigers win three straight in Austin

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Getting back into game situations against some of the area’s Austin squads was the focus of the Belton Lady Tigers’ three-game, round robin series Saturday at the Noack Softball Complex in Austin last Saturday. The…

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Tigers’ lefty Tanner Frick pitches to start off the fourth inning of Belton’s 14-inning scrimmage against Rudder.

Tigers Monday scrimmage displays 2015 talent

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Over the course of 13-and-a-half innings, Belton head baseball coach Eddie Cornblum got to see the mental make up of the Belton Tigers’ varsity baseball team Monday night at Tiger Stadium. After a shaky second…

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Sam Hussey (above left), Ryan Johnson, Chris Jones and Tevin Jones take pictures during the National Signing Day.

Five Tigers commit to schools

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Friendships in the classroom. Teammates on the athletic fields. True Belton tradition. Three Belton Lady Tigers and two Belton Tigers’ football players took to the table as the quintet committed to universities within Texas last…

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Tigers test No. 7 Heights, fall late 65-56

Tigers test No. 7 Heights, fall late 65-56

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Still fresh from the afterglow of a second buzzer-beating win over Waco Midway, the Belton Tigers boys’ basketball team took to the home floor in search of an upset of Class 6A No. 7-ranked Harker…

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Belton Swimming outstanding at Regionals

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Tigers and Lady Tigers Swim Teams went to the Region 3 Finals last weekend in Rockwall for vie for the opportunity to participate at the State Meet. Both didn’t qualify for the meet,…

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Lady Tigers’ Powerlifting wins Midway

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The 2015 Belton Lady Tiger Powerlifting team went with a purpose: Building momentum for a state championship run. Their performance last Thursday in Hewitt at the Midway Invitational proved that they are up for the…

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By Tony Adams
Sports Editor

The Belton Tigers looked to improve upon their 1-2 season record last weekend at the Governor’s Cup Tournament.
Facing stiff competition during the tournament, the Tigers emerged from the tournament with a first-day draw, a second-day win and a third day loss. 
Belton is now 2-3-1 on the young season.
Thursday’s fixture matched the Tigers against Deer Park. Blake Odell’s converted penalty kick in the 15th minute gave the Tigers a 1-0 advantage. A second haltally by the Deer forced the Tigers to settle for a 1-1 draw.
“It could have been better,” Belton head coach Tarcisio Mosnia. “We looked good in the first half, but in the second half we let up a little. It may have been fatigue.”
The Tigers looked fresh on Friday as they took on San Antonio Jefferson. From the moment Belton hit the pitch, the Mustangs had no answer for neither the Tigers’ offense nor defense. 
Solid defense by Chris Noble in net and Thomas Shelburne, Paxton Smith and Jacob Bell, among others, stymied the Mustangs at every turn and on every scoring attempt.
Odell’s second goal of the tournament came in the fourth minute on a breakaway and blast from 25 yards away to make the score 1-0.
Tyler McLean put his name on the Belton side of the scoresheet eight minutes later, as he tallied from 25 yards away dead in the center of the net to make the score 2-0.
Belton applied scoring chances on multiple occasions over the next 15 minutes before Ethan Trevino fed Brandan Coulter with a centering pass that he promptly deposited in the net for a 3-0 lead.
The Tigers had two more prime opportunities in the first half, but Odell missed the goal a foot to the right and Coulter hit the crossbar.
In the second half, Belton continued to put pressure on the Mustangs. Odell, Coulter, Macgregor Wooten, Jacob Bell, Roberto Barrios, Kade LeBlanc and Austin Hagen had good opportunities, which Jefferson steered away. 
Belton’s defense held the Mustangs off the board, giving Noble a clean sheet for the match and Tigers a 3-0 win.
“We were able to control the plays with our midfielders and backs,” Mosnia said. “We controlled the ball well with our passing.”
The Tigers concluded their stay in Georgetown with a game against East View on Saturday.
Belton was down 1-0 to the Patriots when Smith fed Odell for a sharp-angle, left-side shot that tucked inside the post and off the Patriot goalkeeper. His third goal of the tournament tied the game 1-1 all in the 23rd minute.
East View scored the winning goal in the 36th minute to win the match 2-1.
“We had a couple of defensive breakdowns,” Mosnia said. “That cost us the game. We had opportunities in the second half when we had control of the ball. I like how we played in the second half.”
The Tigers return to action Friday night in Belton against Keller.

Tigers win, lose, draw at Georgetown’s Governor’s Cup

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Tigers looked to improve upon their 1-2 season record last weekend at the Governor’s Cup Tournament. Facing stiff competition during the tournament, the Tigers emerged from the tournament with a first-day draw, a…

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Belton midfielder Erica Anderson (10) intercepts a pass intended for a Rockwall midfielder last Friday afternoon at the Round Rock ISD Tournament. Belton beat Rockwall 3-0 in the middle game of their tournament stay, where they shut out the opposition 8-0 in three games.

Belton scores eight goals in three-game sweep

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Lady Tigers took to the pitch at Round Rock McNeil High School following taking some lesson-learning lumps last week at the National Elite Prep Showcase. Belton came out with a vengeance, winning all…

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Tigers Powerlifting finish fourth at Midway Invitational

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton boys’ powerlifting team went up against some of the best lifted in the area at the 2015 Midway Invitational last Thursday in Hewitt. The Tigers finished with one first-place finish, three second-place finishes…

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“Kruisin’ Kaitlyn”. Belton point guard Kaitlyn Jones flies past Harker Heights forward Alexis Weisheit on her way to the basket during the Lady Tigers’ 58-52 win over the Lady Knights at Tiger Gym last Friday night. 
  The all-state softball player for the Lady Tigers’ softball program, was Belton’s leading scorer on Friday night with 16 points, several assists and a key shot block down the stretch.

Lady Tigers battle, earn first district win 58-52

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Lady Tigers and Harker Heights Lady Knights had expected bigger things in 2014-15 then where they sat Friday night at Tiger Gym. Heights was 12-13 overall and 1-4 in District 12-6A play, while…

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