The Anderson-Shiro baseball team won a pair of road games last week over Flatonia and Fayetteville to start the season. The Owls combined to score 30 runs over the two games and got a run-rule win over Fayetteville.
The Navasota boys’ basketball team rolled through District 21-4A unscathed and is now ready to take aim at a state title run to mirror last football season’s feat. The Rattlers defeated Giddings, 76-24, and Bellville, 89-49, to wrap up league play and finish the season at 14-3. Navasota opens the Class 4A state playoffs Tuesday against Houston Worthing (4th place in 22-4A) at 6 p.m. at Cypress Creek High School.
Navasota junior quarterback Shelton Eppler was named offensive player of the year by the sportswriters in Texas. Eppler headlines a list of five Rattlers named to the first team in the annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state football team.
The third annual Hooty Hustle 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, April 18, at the Anderson-Shiro Elementary School. Start time is 8 a.m. for the 5K and 8:50 for the one-mile. For more information, contact Mary Kroll at email@example.com.
The Richards varsity boys traveled to play a tough seventh-ranked Calvert last week and, though putting in a strong effort, the Panthers were only able to keep pace with the CISD Trojans in the second and fourth quarters. Calvert pulled away for a 92-50 win.
With their 49-27 home win Friday night over Giddings, the Navasota girls’ varsity basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the District 21-4A race. The Rattlers are 5-0 after the first half of district play one game ahead of Giddings, who falls to 4-1. LaGrange is 3-2 while Bellville holds the fourth spot at 2-3.
The Navasota boys basketball team racked up two more District 21-4A wins last week with victories over La Grange and Giddings. The Rattlers improved to 6-3 overall, including a 3-0 mark in district play. Navasota is ranked No. 12 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Class 4A poll. Dallas Triple A Academy is No. 1, followed by Houston Sterling, Dallas Madison, Liberty Hill and Bridgeport. Navasota traveled to Bellville on Tuesday and will travel to Smithville this Friday.
Jabril Hunter scored 22 points and the Navasota boys basketball team opened district with an 85-61 thumping of Caldwell on the road. The Rattlers got out to an early lead and never looked back in the District 21-4A tilt.
The Navasota football team maybe could have beaten an all-star team from its own district in 2014. The Rattlers posted a mind-boggling 20 players on first team or better in the District 11-4A Div. I all-district team. That includes four superlatives who weren’t listed on the first team, and does not include Lee Fedora, who was named coach of the year.
ARLINGTON — The Navasota Rattlers capped a season of record-breaking performances by playing in what’s already been called one of the greatest games in high school history. Top-ranked Navasota and No. 2 Argyle clashed at AT&T Stadium last Friday in an epic battle, and the Rattlers prevailed with a heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, exhilarating 42-35 win in double overtime to win the Texas 4A Division I state championship.
Top-ranked Navasota and No. 2 Argyle have one of the most intriguing matchups of all 10 state championships this weekend at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Of the 10 games, only four of them have ranked teams playing each other. And Navasota-Argyle is the only game with No. 1 vs No. 2.
CONROE — Tren’Davian Dickson broke a state receiving record and the Navasota Rattlers cruised past the El Campo Ricebirds, 54-36, to keep their season alive and advance in the 2014 Texas High School State Playoffs.
BRYAN — The ole moniker says offense wins games, but defense wins championships. The Iola Bulldog defense forced the Chilton Pirates to walk the plank in route to a 34-9 victory Saturday night at Merrill Green Stadium.
The Navasota Lady Rattlers defeated Mayde Creek on November 21, 2014. The Rattlers started the game with strong, with great energy building a 14-6 lead in the first quarter and continuing to accelerate as Mayde Creek tried to make an attempt to comeback, decreasing the Rattler’s lead, ending the first half 25-21.
WAXAHACHIE — On a windy, rainy night in Waxahachie the Iola Bulldogs were tested by the weather, and the Muenster Hornets. It took all four quarters, but Iola passed both tests defeating Muenster, 35-21.
CONROE — The Navasota Rattlers continue their march towards AT&T Stadium in Arlington as they survived a tough test against the Chapel Hill Bulldogs, utilizing a big second half to pull away and come out with a 49-28 win.
The stage was set in Iola Friday night, with the District 12-2A Div. II title on the line. Iola took center stage in the playoff-type atmosphere, defeating the Normangee Panthers, 57-12. Celebrating their first district championship since 1998 was a perfect way for Iola seniors to leave their mark in history, as they were honored on senior night.
The stage was set in Iola Friday Night, with the District 12-2A Div. II title on the line. Iola took center stage in the playoff-type atmosphere, defeating the Normangee Panthers, 57-12. Celebrating their first district championship since 1998 was a perfect way for Iola seniors to leave their mark in history, as they were honored on senior night.
BURKEVILLE — Iola players walked out of their home locker room Friday and were pleasantly surprised when they realized they were riding in style for their 3-hour trip to take on the Burkeville Mustangs.
LOVELADY - A game full of breath-holding, nail-biting moments ended with a sigh of relief when an interception in the end zone by junior Nick Urquhart sealed the deal for Anderson-Shiro in an exciting 13-12 win versus the Lovelady Lions.
The top ranked team in class 4A, the Navasota Rattlers, took care of business in their district opener against the Houston Sterling Raiders (2-4 (1-0)), setting a school record for points in a game with an 87-12 win.
The Anderson-Shiro volleyball team went 2-0 last week with district wins over Snook and Dime Box. The Lady Owls varsity squad improved to 6-1 in league play and will play at Fayetteville on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m.
PALESTINE, Texas — The Anderson-Shiro Owls fell to the Palestine Westwood Panthers Friday night, 41-12. Energy was high for the Panthers’ homecoming game with the stands full and the weather perfect as they looked to extend their four-game winning streak.