Belton junior Jacob Daugherty has drawn quite a bit more attention than he's used to as of late. He's drawn his share of attention being the first boy's tennis player in Belton history to qualify for an individual tennis state tournament. He will be getting a lot more attention statewide following his third place finish at the Class 5A State Tennis Tournament at the Pennick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin on Monday.
As a golfer, one knows the feeling when their swing is on. When the drives go straight, the middle game is steady and the putter is working, it makes for an enjoyable time on the links.
Belton baseball has a history of winning close games against great teams. The Tigers and Midway in district have no equals and when two great teams collide, the game will be close at the end.
On Friday night, Belton won another district championship in baseball with an 8-7 win over Midway at Tiger Field. A two-out, two-strike homerun in the final inning tied the game 7-7 but the Tigers put the game away in their final at bat.
In the days leading up to the Belton Lady Tigers tussle with the South Grand Prairie Lady Warriors, the softball website heybucket.com message board was ablaze with banter that Belton was going to get "welcomed into District 7-5A with a loss."
The Lady Tigers didn't play their best game, but it was enough to send a message to the Metroplex: Belton belongs in the playoffs.