Category : Sports


Tigers take fourth place in bronze bracket at M.T. Rice

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Carson Hammond led the Belton Tigers in scoring during both bronze bracket games of the 2015 M.T. Rice Annual Holiday Tournament last Wednesday in Hewitt. In the semifinal game, the Tigers took on the Leander…

0 Comments / 33 View / January 20, 2016


Lady Tigers Powerlifting raising the bar for 2016 season

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Twenty-five Top 25 lifters in the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association rankings in 2015. Five Top 5 lifters. One state runner-up. The 2015 Belton Lady Tigers Powerlifting team had a banner year. They put…

0 Comments / 105 View / January 19, 2016


Best of 2015: The Teams, Part II

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of The Belton Journal Sports Department’s look back at 2015. In the December 24, 2015 issue, we looked at accomplishments in 2015. In the December 31, 2015 issue,…

0 Comments / 78 View / January 18, 2016


TXE Pole Vaulting EXPO VII Explosion: In The Dome

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Texas Elite Pole Vaulting (TXE) held their Expo VII Explosion: In The Dome event at the Bell County Expo Center last Saturday. Many of the area, state and country’s best pole vaulters converged on…

0 Comments / 44 View / January 17, 2016


Lady Tigers win 38-37 win over Westwood, claim M.T. Rice Championship

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Longtime college coaching legend and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Francis Garmon said when she first started coaching, Midway’s M.T. Rice was a mentor to her. For 55 years, Mr. Rice’s tournament has been…

0 Comments / 35 View / January 16, 2016


Belton Softball looking strong going into RR Preseason Tourney

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor In 2015, the Belton High School softball team played in 16th Annual Round Rock Invitational Softball Tournament and took their lumps on the opening day. They went 1-1 in pool play and proceeded to go…

0 Comments / 117 View / January 15, 2016


Tigers lead early, drop decision to Roos 69-60

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Anytime that you go into Killeen High School’s gymnasium, you have to bring your best game. No matter how the Roos are playing. The Belton Tigers are always cognizant of that fact. Some nights are…

0 Comments / 30 View / January 1, 2016


Best of 2015: The G.A.M.E.S.

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor 2015 G.A.M.E.S. (Great Achievements Making Everyone Successful) Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a three-part series reviewing the teams and accomplishments by Belton-based teams in the 2015 season. This week’s feature will cover…

0 Comments / 33 View / January 1, 2016


Lady Tigers fall to Killeen 50-34

By Tony Adams Sports Editor For three quarters on Friday night at Tiger Gym, the Belton Lady Tigers had the Killeen Lady Roos exactly where the wanted to. The fourth quarter was a nightmare of sorts, as a combination of…

0 Comments / 39 View / December 30, 2015


Tigers drop East View 56-40, at Killeen Friday night

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Tigers boys basketball team went into Tuesday night’s ball game against the Georgetown East View Patriots knowing that the District 12-6A schedule is approaching quickly. They used it as a tune up, looking…

0 Comments / 27 View / December 28, 2015