Category : Sports

NCAA punishment not remotely close to fitting the infraction

  By Tony Adams, Sports Editor, The Belton Journal. Note: The opinions and points of view expressed in this editorial are solely the writer’s and does not reflect the opinions of The Belton Journal. Many people asked me my thoughts…

0 Comments / 665 View / October 17, 2019

When one door closes: Robinson commits to A&M-Corpus Christi

Sports have unique ways of circling coaches and athletes around to cross paths. In early 2019, Belton Tigers first baseman Caleigh Robinson made a verbal commitment to NJCAA’s Angelina College in Lufkin. Robinson had one of her best seasons in…

0 Comments / 289 View / August 6, 2019

Brave statement: Belton Braves capture 12U district crown

The winner’s bracket finals of the 2019 Texas Teenage Baseball Association (TTAB) 12U Open Base District 10 pitted a couple of teams that are very familiar with each other, as the Belton Braves took on the Belton Astros last Tuesday…

0 Comments / 54 View / July 31, 2019

JV 7-on-7 spotlight: Cameron weathers Tigers rally to win 38-27

The Belton Tigers JV 7-On-7 team hosted the junior varsity portion of Monday Night League action (June 17) against the Cameron Yoemen JV squad. Belton led early, and was forced to rally from 12 points back, but the Cameron offense…

0 Comments / 130 View / June 25, 2019

Freshman 7-On-7 spotlight: Big start leads to 25-6 Tigers’ win over Cove

Belton quarterback Connor Crews reads and delivers on the run against Copperas Cove on Monday. (Photo By Tony Adams, Sports Editor, The Belton Journal) Belton freshman receiver Jack Tabat makes a one-handed grab for a first down. (Photo Credit: Tony…

0 Comments / 83 View / June 25, 2019

Tigers’ Red-and-White Game Wednesday at Tiger Field

Tiger Football fans, your wait is over. The 2019 Belton Tiger Football Red-and-White Game is this Wednesday, May 22, at Tiger Field. The freshman game will play from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and the junior varsity game will follow from 6:00-7:30…

0 Comments / 250 View / May 20, 2019

Joe Pirtle: A Tiger To Remember

Many people that knew the legendary Joe Pirtle understands how he bled Belton red-and-white. He was a Tiger through and through. For 65 years, Pirtle served Belton, even long after his retirement from Belton ISD. However, many residents and students…

0 Comments / 287 View / May 20, 2019

The Harry & Barry Flag Pole acts as middle ground for The Belton Huddle Club to hand Tiger Seniors leadership torch

  The Belton Tigers football team and Belton Tigers Huddle Club came together last Friday for what has become a tradition in recent years. The Barry and Harry Wilson Flag Pole Ceremony, dedicated by players that battled under former Tiger…

0 Comments / 74 View / May 20, 2019

A Tiger in Memoriam: Rumfield passes away, leaves behind legacy to grateful family, students, friends

Coach. Teacher. Mentor. Father. Husband. Grandfather. Friend. Shelby Rumfield all of those and more. He was born on January 25, 1947 in Temple to Shelby and Leta Rumfield. A multisport athlete, Rumfield was a fullback on the football team, forward…

0 Comments / 928 View / March 19, 2019

Tigers’ great Hogan hangs up cleats, prepares for life after baseball

Professional. Hard-worker. Perseverance. Those are just a few adjectives to describe Belton Wall of Fame member and Tiger Baseball alumnus Max Hogan. Hogan, a 32nd round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles back in 2017, announced his retirement from professional…

0 Comments / 163 View / March 13, 2019