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Yankees’ Coby Trovinger (far above) breaks for third base on a steal attempt in the first inning.

14U TTAB district playoff spotlight: Trovinger’s three doubles, Wallace’s four shutout innings move Yankees to championship 17-1

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The stakes were high Tuesday night at Jaycee Field in Belton, as the Belton Yankees and Belton Rockies locked horns with a spot in Wednesday night’s Texas Teenage Baseball (TTAB) District 14U Championship. It did…

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Belton tight end Remington Lutz (11) outstretches a defender for a pass reception at the 2016 Adidas Texas 7-on-7 State Tournament in College Station last weekend. The talented senior verbally committed to North Texas on Monday night.

Belton survives 4 OT game, sweeps State 7-on-7 Pool F, fall in second round

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The 2015 Belton Tigers football team had the propensity to find ways to play from behind to win ball games. Four of five of their wins last season came when the team was behind at…

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Sin D. PopHer (left) and JoJo J.I.T.T. put the squeeze on a jammer back in a Cen-Tex Rollergirls’ May bout.

CTRG host Las Tejanas at Mayborn C.C.

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The 2016 Cen-Tex Rollergirls season hits the halfway point of their home schedule on Sunday afternoon at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center in Temple. Belton-based CTRG will send its H.O.T. All-Stars team, ranked number…

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An example of good fundamental softball: a throw to third baseman Ryley Litchfield (right) was a little high, but Allyson Schauer backed the throw up during the Ducks’ 20-1 win over the Lampasas Diamond Divas. The Ducks, a BYSA team and TTAS state seminfinalist in 2015, is attempting to win a state championship in 2016 with CTYSA.

Same Ducks, different year: 2015 8U BYBA state semi-finalist Ducks creating quite a quack in CTYSA, Rogers TTAS District Tourney in 2016

By Tony Adams Sports Editor It was a tough move for the Belton Youth Softball Association to move out from under the umbrella of the Texas Teenage Baseball-Softball Association to Independent Fastpitch Association-Virtual Tournament Director (IFA-VTD). It was a move…

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PHOTO BY DAVID MORRIS, UMHB
The UMHB Crusaders football team was projected to finish first in the American Southwest Conference by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s 2016 Fall Football Preview guide, released last week. The Crusaders, starting their 19th season, also bolster one of Division III’s pass rusher in senior Teidrick Smith.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 2016 Fall preview projects Belton as runner-up in District 8-6A, UMHB tops in ASC

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Anything and everything has its “national” day nowadays. If a pecan praline has its own national holiday, why can’t Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Fall Preview Guide have its own holiday? Texas’ annual lexicon of logic,…

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UMHB Football season ticket sales start July 18

Special to the Journal Season tickets for the 19th season of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 18. Tickets will be sold Monday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 20 from…

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A bronc-rider takes his bucking horse to the rails, thrilling the Saturday night crowd at the Bell County Expo Center during the 92nd Annual 4th of July Rodeo.

4th of July Rodeo brought crowds and excellent talent

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The 92nd Belton 4th of July Rodeo brought many fans to the Bell County Expo last weekend, despite excruciating heat. The rodeo was part of the annual July 4th weekend festivities that started with lunch…

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Temple College outfielder Coby Potvin (33) is getting his work in as a member of the Victoria Generals in the Texas Collegiate League in 2016. The sophomore is getting reps in the outfield and making continuing to make strides offensively using a wood bat.

Making the Adjustment: Potvin spending summer with Victoria in TCL Baseball working with wood bats and honing his solid defense

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Wood bats. Texas heat. Old ball parks. Collegiate players honing their skills, while enjoying their summers. No, this isn’t the plot line for a sequel to “Summer Catch.” But it is similar in setting. Welcome…

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Former Belton standout Jared Janczak is making a big name for himself nationally, pitching on the CWS national stage.

Janczak the talk of the national stage at the College World Series

By Tony Adams Sports Editor It doesn’t matter if you bleed purple and white, red and black, burnt orange and white, green and gold or red and white, you cannot ignore the job that former Belton Tiger pitcher/centerfielder Jared Janczak…

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Belton Tiger Football quarterback Peyton Mansell made a verbal committment tp play college football at Iowa.

Mansell voices intent to play football at University of Iowa

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The recruitment of Belton quarterback Peyton Mansell went from a simmer earlier in the spring to an all-out boil near the end of spring practice. Schools such as Arkansas Tech, North Dakota State, Cornell, Columbia,…

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