Sports 9.2.16

Badger Football will meet a challenge tonight as they go up against the Robinson Rockets at Badger Stadium. Robinson beat Taylor last week 62-46 in a high scoring offensive battle. Robinson QB Chase Allison and WR Braxton Ashcraft teamed up for 7 TDs. They appear to be formidable version of the same kind of offense the Badgers would hope to put together for the evening. Last year Robinson beat Lampasas 21-12. So, with all the scary stuff out of the way, Lampasas is not the same team as last year and they may show Robinson a much greater challenge than the Rockets expect. Go Badgers! Tonight’s game, like all Badger Varsity games, will be broadcast over Lampasas Radio’s KCYL 1450 AM and streamed online at Lampasasradio.com

Badger Freshmen took it on the chin last night 0-20 at Robinson and it was even worse for the JV team as they lost 0-30 to the Rockets JV. Both teams were able to move the ball inside the 20 several times, but they couldn’t punch it in. Coach Paul Weinheimer said they’re resolved to move on and do better next week at Wimberley. Middle School Volleyball was up against the Fredericksburg teams Thursday and all our teams lost in close contests. 7th A won 25-20, then lost 24-25 and 8-25 7th B lost 22-25 and 22-25 8th A lost 19-25, won 25-17 and lost 25-27 8th B lost 16-25 and 20-25 Christy Wiley, the Girl's Coach/Coordinator said all the teams were much improved from last Saturday's scrimmage and both B teams had great games for their first game of the year. The 7th-A fought hard and played with enthusiasm and heart. Kharis Castenada served well in the team effort. For the 8th-A, Brooklyn Edgar had 12 aces, Taylor Talbert had 1 and Skylor Poole had 5 aces. Conley Cockburn had 5 kills, Jordan Denson had 1, as did Skylor Poole, Brooklyn Edgar, Fredenia Fluker, Jordan Denson and Rose McAnally. The team played very well and if they continue the same kind of play, the Coach said, "good things will definitely happen!" Middle School Cross Country was in San Saba Wednesday, along with 8 other teams.

The 7th Grade Girls came in 3rd Place overall. Leading the Lampasas pack was Abby Valdez with a 12th place finish, Leilany Alvarez was 20th and Brooke Miller was 24th of 72. The 8th Grade Girls came in 4th Place overall. Crossing the finish line in 7th Place was Elisa Sanchez, Isabella Marquez was 12th and Kaile O'Donnell was 24th of the 69 runners. The 7th and 8th Grade Boys only raced in one division and came in 2nd Place overall. Winning a medal was Case Brister, with 3rd Place, Tate Rainwater got an 8th Place and Christopher Ybarra took 15th of the 66 runners. Coach Marisa Skiles said she is excited for the teams as they have put in early morning practices and some hot Texas afternoon runs with no complaints and a no-quit attitude. They performed very well.