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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

Rocky start for local teams

December got off to a shaky start for the Spurs and Stars. The Spurs dropped a pair of games at home, falling 105-99 to the Greensboro Swarm on Friday and 101-93 to the Salt Lake Stars on Saturday. The pair of losses puts them at 4-4 on the … more

Cedar Park, Vandegrift tennis teams struggle at state tournament

HCN_20170525 SPORTS State tennis Of the five matches that LISD team competitor in at the State Tennis Tournament in College Station last week, there was just one victory.Vandegrift had two teams and one singles competitor at the tournament in … more

Leander drops fourth straight district game

  Email: sports@hillcountrynews.com Leander in just trying to find a way to stop the bleeding. The Lions dropped their fourth straight game Tuesday … more

Brown and Cotton highlight postseason awards

 HCN Sports schedule and results In a year that saw five local boys basketball teams make it to the playoffs, 21 LISD … more

Hoppe, Rouse seniors learn from trip to state tournament

There was a time not too long ago when Haley Hoppe considered giving up soccer.But after three ACL tears and two missed seasons, the Rouse senior still came back. The Lady Raiders made it to the state tournament for the first time in school history … more

Rouse girls soccer clinches district title

 HCN Sports schedule and results Katie Kistner has seen successful teams get overconfident after massive winning streaks in … more

No. 15 Raiders top Timberwolves to earn eighth straight win

Rouse didn’t let a hostile crowd and a foreign environment get in its way Tuesday night. The No. 15 Raiders opened up an early lead and never looked back, overcoming some late turnovers and suffocating press from Cedar Park to beat the … more

Smith leads Stars past Heat in shootout

 HCN Sports schedule and results Every time the Stockton Heat asked a question, Gemel Smith had an answer.Smith scored the … more

Jason Grennier tabbed as new Cedar Park cross country coach

Jason Grennier didn’t want to pay rent when he was living at home after high school, so he decided to coach track with his dad. Grennier was named the new Cedar Park cross country coach earlier this month and hopes to take an already established … more

Rangers prep for postseason with father-son bonding

Vista Ridge spent their week between the regular season and the playoffs with a little father-son bonding. The Rangers’ players and their dads met in the seventh annual father-son game last week. Despite some help from the coaches, who were … more

Vandegrift achieves best defense to date

Vandegrift head coach Drew Saunders had to go back to the drawing board on the defensive side of the ball following the 2014 season. Despite going 12-3 and making it to the state semifinals that season, it was the offense that led the way, … more

Cougars face No. 17 USF Saturday

Houston's road trip to Florida just got even tougher. A week after blowing a lead to Memphis on national television and falling to then-No. 25 Memphis, the Cougars will travel to No. 17 USF on Saturday to face their second ranked team in nine days. 

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Grizzlies greet first-ever season with heart

The biggest concern Rob Schoenfeld had when he took charge of the Glenn football program was how the athletes would adjust to a brand new unknown that had zero history in an extremely successful area. He was not disappointed. Glenn opened its … more

Rouse, Vista Ridge softball teams bow out in first round of playoffs

The playoffs didn’t go as expected for the Rouse and Vista Ridge softball teams.Both teams were bounced in the first round last weekend with the Lady Raiders dropping the first two of their three-game series to Brenham and the Lady Rangers falling … more

Texas State prepping for Coastal Carolina's unique offense

Texas State head coach Everett Withers sees a lot of his own program in the Bobcats’ next opponent. more

Leander HS senior trio talks basketball

Leander head coach Clint Bradley knew years ago he had something special in this group of seniors. There are six seniors on the team, led by team captains Cody Bayer, Kristian Murphy and Kobe Thompson. The Lions missed out on the playoffs last … more

Express hammer Chihuahuas in return to Dell Diamond

The top three batters are meant to produce runs. And much like the weather, the top of the Round Rock lineup is best described in Spanish. Muy Caliente. Drew Stubbs, Travis Snider, and Jurickson Profar combined to go 6-for-13 with eight RBIs, … more

State title march continues for Timberwolves, Vipers

As much as Cedar Park wants to avoid comparing last season when it won the state title and this season, the comparisons are unmistakable. The Timberwolves beat Willis on the road 49-14 last Friday night to push their winning streak to 27 games. … more
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