Sports

Badger Football versus Lorena                                  The teams started the series yesterday with Freshmen and JV teams at home and the Middle School on the road.

The Freshmen team fell 33-0 to the Leopards, while the  JV team  came out on top 21-14.

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The Badger Varsity team (2-0) will meet the Lorena Leopards tonight at Lorena at 7:30pm.

The game will be broadcast live over KCYL Radio and on the internet at lampasasradio.com with KCYL broadcasters Darrell Brooks and Kenny Murray. The pre-game show will be on the air shortly after 7pm.

The Middle School football teams swept Lorena, with                                                    the 8A winning 43-12, 7A  38-0, and 7B  13-6.

Badger Tennis

Badgers lose District in Fall Tennis to Liberty Hill 9-10.

The above seems like an odd announcement for this early in the year but that’s the way it is. Here’s why…

The Tennis Team has two seasons, Fall and Spring. In Fall Tennis the competition is in overall team wins, which are simply scored by how many matches are won or lost in the day’s competition.

Spring Tennis is different in that the individual competitors (singles or doubles teams) get to advance to post season play.

In Fall Tennis, the district 27 alignment only includes three teams. Lampasas is joined by Liberty Hill and Burnet, and while Lampasas and Liberty Hill were closely matched, Burnet is short of players and is considered to be very weak this year.

Spring Tennis will see Lampasas with the full district 27 complement of Lampasas, Burnet, Liberty Hill, Salado, Taylor and Austin Eastside Memorial.

Back to yesterday’s match with Coach Peiser’s report, “Doubles started us off.

Dwamena / Claussen won easily at #1 spot 

Munoz / Lampen played very good to take the #2 spot

Dunning / Green  played a strong #3 team and lost

Fesler / Aguirre lost at #3

Carroll / Belanger won at #2

Allan / Neary played strong agressive tennis to win at the #1 spot

This gave us a 4-3 lead going into singles.

Dwamena then came off with a quick win.  

Green lost, Munoz lost as well as Aguirre losing - putting us behind 5-7.

Posey played well under pressure to pull a win out in his match

Lampen battled hard at #2 to pull out a very close match

NOW THE score is 7-7.  

Dunning, Allan, Neary and Carroll were all on.  We needed three wins. 

Dunning was down in the match, fought back in the second set but was not able to finish it off.  

Allan came off with a big win.

Neary lost the first set 0-6.  Was down 0-4 in the second and fought back to win the second set 7-5. Now going into a tie breaker he went back and forth and fought for a 10-8 tie breaker win.  

Carroll lost the first set 4-6, came back to win the second set 6-4 and now a third set tie breaker to determine the team winner.  Back and forth they went, Carroll got down 3-6 and kept fighting to get it 8-9 before his opponent returned a good serve for the win.  

We lost 9-10.”

Nevertheless, this match could have gone either way…but for one good serve it could’ve been the Badger Tennis Team coming away as district champs. This team is one to be proud of.

The Badgers will host Burnet on Thursday, 9/20, to finish the district games, then go on to play lots of non-district matches to get ready for a tough Spring Tennis season.   

Volleyball

The Badger Varsity Volleyball team hosts Rapoport Academy today. The JV play at 4pm, the Varsity at 5:30.

LMS Volleyball will play Salado on Monday 9/17 with 7A and 8B at 4:30pm and 8A and 7B at 5:30pm.

Cross Country

The Badger Cross Country Team was at Gatesville Thursday for an 8am kickoff of the Gatesville Cross Country Invitational. Coach James Allison reported:

“Our kids did a fantastic job in Gatesville.  Out of 16 teams our Varsity boys and girls both finished in 2nd place.  Our girls have been racing state qualifiers San Saba every week and they’ve gotten us everytime but we are catching up to them each race. 

Our Varsity boys got edged out by Gatesville who we were only 4 points away from beating last week.  Out of 10 teams our JV boys and girls both finished 4th.                Our scoring 5 runners are below.

Varsity Girls (124 total runners)

Taylor Moore  6th medaled

Abby Valdez  9th  medaled

Mackenzie Best  10th medaled

Annabelle Brack  12th medaled

Kailey O'Donnell  43rd

Varsity Boys (104 total runners)

Cody Hinson  10th  medaled

Qadir Tolliver  18th

Jon Davis  24th

Eric Flores  27th

Tate Rainwater  33rd

JV Girls

Elisa Sanchez  7th  medaled

Adrianna Sanchez  12th  medaled

Macey Pace  32nd  

Hailey Bull 36th  

Cheyenne Foote  43rd  

JV Boys

Dillon Best  16th

Caleb Gray  19th

Cruz Lucio  20th

John Shaw  21st

Victor Castruita  22nd

The JV will run at the Salado Invitational next Thursday and the Varsity will run in the Islander Splash Regional Preview in Corpus Christi next Saturday.