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Big questions as Mavericks open season

The Dallas Mavericks are in the midst of an identity crisis heading into the 2017-18.

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Heading into first-ever playoff game, Vipers remain focused on goals still ahead

 The Vandegrift baseball team is entering new territory.The Vipers made the playoffs for the first time in school history this season after a fourth-place finish in District 25-6A. It was a remarkable accomplishment for a team won just a single … more

Vista Ridge strong in tough schedule

Vista Ridge had one of the toughest closing stretches in the state of Texas. The Rangers faced eventual state champions Lake Travis and Westlake in the final two games of the season and lost by a combined score of 115-7. They snuck into the … more

Houston hosts No. 25 Memphis in Thursday night showdown

Coming off a major upset loss, few teams would want their next game to be a nationally-televised game against a ranked opponent coming off a big win.  more

Wilson powers Express past Dodgers in series finale

Sometime in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s series finale between the Express and Oklahoma City Dodgers, the spirit or Ric Flair made an appearance. The crowd, smaller due to rain that tossed Central Texas earlier in the day, reacted to nearly … more

Moore grows in role as Vipers and Timberwolves continue rivalry

Justin Moore’s first varsity start was last season against Cedar Park. He remembers it well. more

Peters hoping stop in Texas takes him back to NHL

The Stars acquired Justin Peters on Feb. 1 and Texas has won four of its first five games in the month to get back in the playoff race.Peters will be the first to say his journey is far from over. The 30-year-old goalie was acquired via trade from … more

Historic season ends in title game for Cedar Park

If the first year of Kori Cooper’s tenure in charge of the Cedar Park volley- ball team is any indication of the future, the Lady Timberwolves are set up for a long runoff success. She helped lead them to the state tournament for the second … more

Vista Ridge hands Vandegrift first district loss, stay in title race

  Email: sports@hillcountrynews.com HCN Sports schedule and results Nikki Cardano-Hillary wanted to go out on top in her last game at the Vista Ridge … more

Deshaun Watson embracing new life with Texans

Deshaun Watson was in the Texans’ headquarters even when head coach Bill O’Brien was nowhere to be found. On an off day when some of the staff’s children were taking advantage of the team facility, they reported back to the head coach and … more

No. 25 Memphis rallies to beat Houston

HOUSTON - Houston head coach Major Applewhite faced a big decision late in the game against No. 25 Memphis. Go for it on 4th down or punt and give a red-hot offense a chance to take the lead. more

Smallwood, Vandegrift run over Vista Ridge

When Vandegrift and Vista Ridge get together, there has never been a shortage of points. Friday night was no different, but it saw a new record in the LISD rivalry. more

Lady Raiders look to build off successful season

 HCN Sports schedule and results The Rouse girls soccer team felt their strongest bond of the season after their win … more

Leander falls after slow second half

Rashad Carter ran for a first down late in the first half for Leander Thursday night. He had two incompletions on the same drive. more

Baylor's late rally comes up short against No. 23 West Virginia

WACO — Charlie Brewer walked off the field and waived as the fans that had stuck around at McLane Stadium expressed their appreciation. more

Gee, Express beat 51s to earn fourth straight win

Dillon Gee put any allegiances for his former team aside Wednesday night. The 31-year-old pitcher, who spent … more

Marte's walk-off blast powers Express past Baby Cakes

At 6-foot-1, Luis Marte is by no means the biggest player for the Express. But Tuesday night he was larger than life. The 23-year-old hit a walk-off 3-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Round Rock a 5-3 win against the New … more

Vandegrift sweeps Westlake to clinch top seed

Natalie Duffield raced to the back corner to save one of the final points of Vandegrift’s regular-season finale and Simone Priebe hit the ball over at a crazy angle to help secure the point and, ultimately, the win. more

Austin Spurs star impressing for San Antonio in Summer League

Quite a few Austin Spurs are making a name for themselves in the NBA offseason.Led by Bryn Forbes, who averaged 23.4 points per game for Austin last season, the Spurs wrapped up the first of two summer league tournaments in Utah last week, finishing … more

Stars hold on to snap five-game losing streak

  Email: sports@hillcountrynews.com Texas had been used to playing tight games for more than a week and finally got a result go in its favor. The … more
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