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Wrestling invitational results in big wins for LISD

Sixteen schools from the Central Texas area, San Antonio and Corpus Christi met at Vista Ridge High School last weekend to participate in the Hill Country Invitational. Vandegrift failed to win a tournament for the first time this season, finishing … more

Forbes, Spurs fall to Texas Legends in shootout

  Email: sports@hillcountrynews.com When his team doesn’t win, Bryn Forbes doesn’t care what his stat line says. Despite a furious fourth quarter … more

Lions look to rule football again in future

The side of the Leander football building is covered in plaques from when the Lions were perennial powers. Head coach Tim Smith wants to add on to it. Having missed the postseason for the last three seasons, the Lions also missed the playoffs after … more

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

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

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

Raiders reflect on yo-yo seasons

Head coach Josh Mann has been up and down with Rouse.The Raiders went from freelance for their first two seasons to Class 4A — which is now 5A — in 2010, up to 6A for two seasons and back down to 5A this year, where they won six games for the … more

CPHS football seniors winningest class in program history

This class of Cedar Park seniors won — a lot. The Timberwolves graduated the winningest class in program history for the fourth straight season, having won 51 games in the past four years with two state title game appearances and one state … more

Defensive struggles doom Stars in weekend sweep

  Email: sports@hillcountrynews.com If defense wins championships, the Stars performance this weekend showed they have a lot of work to do if they want … more

Vista Ridge guard shows talent

Vista Ridge guard Nikki Cardano-Hillary shook off an environment-induced cold shooting start then responded with the zest and commitment that draws college scouts and coaches alike to watch the 5-foot-7 senior lead the Rangers past Westlake Friday … more

Leander ISD wrestlers ready for a throwdown

All the local wrestling will come together the week before Christmas for the Hill Country Invitational Saturday morning at Vista Ridge High School.All six LISD schools will participate and will be joined by SA Reagan, SA Churchill, Dripping Springs, … more

Texas Stars rookie leads team to win

Landon Bow didn’t think he’d get a shot to start so soon for the Stars. But he made the most of his unexpected opportunity. The rookie made his AHL debut in Texas’ 8-4 win against the Rockford IceHogs on Friday, coming in midway through the … 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

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

Spurs open road stretch with loss to OKC

  Email: sports@hillcountrynews.com The Spurs dropped their third straight game, falling 89-88 on the road against the Oklahoma City Blue on Tuesday … more

Rouse begins district play on positive note

 Email: sports@hillcountrynews.comRouse began district play on a high note Tuesday night. The Raiders won their sixth straight game, beating East View 74-60 … more

Vista Ridge wins basketball tournament, hopeful for future

Hillary poured in 29 points with seven assists, 10 steals and eight rebounds as Vista Ridge (13-2) blasted Pflugerville Hendrickson (10-4) 66-51 to win the Third Annual Nancy Walling Classic basketball tournament.Vista Ridge jumped to a 15-10 … 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

District favorite readies for battle

The Vandegrift wrestling team is the prohibitive district favorite and are already up to No. 3 in the state poll.In dual meets so far this season, the Vipers are 9-0. And with their win at the Georgetown Throwdown on Saturday, including a 39-25 win … more

Vipers find 6A success

Moving up to 6A and getting placed in one of the toughest districts in the state, Vandegrift had to almost reinvent its program after having a ton of success in 5A. The Vipers finished the season in the playoffs for the fourth straight year … more
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