Run-loving residents host Social Distancing Half Marathon

By Gray R. Thomas, Correspondent Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, one of the area’s postponed events was the Silo District Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, which were supposed to take place this past weekend in Waco. Training for a…

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Bell County’s stay at home efforts prove successful in mitigating spread of COVID-19

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Thursday, April 23 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined by Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) Director…

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Belton Baseball turned the corner when COVID slammed into season

Not unlike all of the other Belton Tiger Athletics’ sports teams this spring, Tiger Baseball was resurgent after a tough start offensively. Belton was shut out in two of their first three games while squeezing out three runs in the…

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Belton Softball ends season on seven-game winning streak

The Belton Tiger Softball team had its share of ups and downs in the 2020 campaign. There were lots of growing pains that the team went through in order to get them into competitive shape. After the first two tournaments…

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TTA amends calendar, BYBA, BYSA await guidance

The Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball Association amended their 2020 TTA summer calendar via votes by the TTA State Board of Directors this past weekend. TTA, the body that governs Belton Youth Baseball Association and Belton Youth Softball Association, extended the end…

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Business as “not so” usual: state of Lake Belton High School Athletics

Although school has been closed for some time in the Belton Independent School District, there has been plenty of activity on the Lake Belton High School side of BISD Athletics. This week, I had the opportunity to catch up with…

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Could a three division setup work for MLB in 2020?

At the outset of 2020, everybody had plans and goals. Scandals that rocked the baseball world started to take a back seat to Major League Baseball Spring Training. Then the stoppage of play in the midst of spring training threw…

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The Belton Journal’s NFL Mock Draft 2020…according to Tony

Editor’s Note: This is the opinion of the Sports Editor and not of The Belton Journal newspaper. The 2020 National Football League Draft will be an event like no one has seen in some time. The event was set to…

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Three parts? 115-game schedule? Get this boy some baseball!

By now, people are looking forward to the beginning of the 2020 baseball season. People have bought tickets and some fans have even gone so far to book out of town trips to follow their teams on the road. Most…

0 Comments / 51 View / April 13, 2020