The Belton High School Softball Camp was another roaring success this week, as over 50 campers over two days participated in drills, skills challenges and lessons from Belton coach Matt Blackburn.
"We had a really good turnout as compared to previous years," said Blackburn. "There were 36 incoming 9th grades, more than any of the six years I've hosted a camp."
The Belton Tigers 7-on-7 team hosted the Belton State Qualifier Tournament Saturday at Tiger Field.
The Tigers, a week removed from earning their ticket to the Region I State Tournament in July, played Bastrop Cedar Creek, Austin Bowie and Waco in Pool A of the SQT.
Belton High School Baseball has had a rich history of pitching that has been represented well in the 21st century.
Three more former Belton pitchers will be making the jump to professional baseball as University of Texas at Arlington pitcher John Beck, Baylor pitcher Dillon Newman and Temple College pitcher Tyler Vail have been drafted by Major League Baseball franchises.
By Tony Adams
Belton’s Wall of Fame is loaded with individuals with amazing athleticism and feats that are line the annals of Belton’s rich sports history.
The decade of the 1980’s was a special time for the Belton High School Golf program. Coached by Ken Taylor, the boys’ and girls’ teams set marks that had stood for two decades before the resurgence of the golf program on both sides under current boys coach Jimmy Hellums and former Belton High golfer and current girls coach Lauren Sanders.