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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

Field full of LISD runners at state meet

More than 20 runners represented the LISD at the State Cross Country meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The full girls’ teams from Cedar Park, Rouse and Vandegrift participated and Vista Ridge had one individual runner. Both the … more

Cedar Park just two wins from state title

Lindsay Ledyard watched as her senior sister and the Cedar Park volleyball team made it to the state tournament for the first time in school history in 2012. As a senior herself this season, she hopes to take the Lady Timberwolves one step … more

State of celebration

Cedar Park beat Rouse 3-2 (25-22, 25-19, 14-25, 17-25, 17-15) Saturday afternoon at Texas Southern University to advance to the UIL: State Tournament. The Lady Timberwolves face Lucas Lovejoy Friday at 1 p.m. in the state semifinal at the Curtis … more

Cedar Park sweeps doubleheader on Double Team Cancer Night

With a new face on the sidelines, the Cedar Park girls’ basketball team didn’t skip a beat. In Jessica Smith’s first game as head coach after the sudden resignation of longtime coach Mark Myers, the Lady Timberwolves beat Vandegrift 54-41 … more

Murray, Jefferson lead Spurs to first win

It didn’t take Cory Jefferson long to get acquainted with his new team. Just four days after returning to the Spurs organization, the former Baylor player scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the Spurs to a 115-92 win over the … more

Spurs fall to Blue in regular season opener

Davis Bertrans, Dejounte Murray and Bryn Forbes learned they’d be joining the Austin Spurs beat Saturday night. Less than 24 hours later, they were starting in the regular season opener. Bertrans led the way with 22 points on six 3-pointers … more

Cedar Park, Vandegrift advance while Vista Ridge exits in first round

Vandegrift looked dead and buried with less than 10 minutes left in its opening round playoff game. The Vipers never gave up and scored the final 13 points to rally for a 27-26 win against San Antonio Johnson Friday night at Monroe Stadium to … more

Local athletes set to compete at state cross country meet

Athletes from four local schools will be participating in the state cross country meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.  The full girls’ teams from Cedar Park, Rouse and Vandegrift will be running, while Helen Roddy from Vista Ridge, … more

LISD rivals to meet in regional finals

LISD volleyball teams are taking over Texas Southern. Cedar Park needed five sets to beat Barbers Hill 3-2 (25-7, 17-25, 19-25, 25-18, 16-14) and Rouse swept Manvel 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-21) Friday in Houston in the regional semifinals to set up an … more

Girls hoops open in dramatic fashion

Nikki Cardano-Hillary scored 30 points and sophomore Marley Groat scored 14 points including the game-winning free throw with four seconds left as two-time state tournament qualifier Vista Ridge opened the girls’ varsity basketball season with a … more

Leander, Rouse seasons come to a close

Neither Leander nor Rouse made the playoffs this season, continuing a drought for both teams. The Raiders last made the postseason in 2014, while it has been a three-year gap for the Lions since 2013 when they won their final three games of the … more

LISD trio gears up for title run

Cedar Park has the obvious goal of repeating what it did last season when it went undefeated and won a state title. But while the Timberwolves have been a pinnacle of consistency all season, they understand this is a different team than last … more

Cedar Park, Rouse headed to volleyball regional semifinals

It’s been a long nine years for the Rouse volleyball team. Since the school opened in 2008, the Raiders have been steadily improving. They took a huge step forward Tuesday night with a 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 15-10) win over Tomball in … more

Cedar Park, Rouse moving on to third round of playoffs

Cedar Park and Rouse both advanced to the third round of the playoffs on Friday, while Vandegrift closed out their first season in class 6A school with a gut-wrenching five-set loss to San Antonio Brandeis. For Rouse (38-8), it was business as … more

Raiders fall short in quest for playoffs

Rouse won’t be in the playoffs for the second straight season. But it’s wasn’t for a lack of effort. The Raiders finished the season strong, winning the last two games of the year after a 42-35 win against Bastrop Friday night at Bible … more

Honored to be your storyteller

When I first moved to Texas, I was in awe of the gigantic stadiums, food portions and long drives. Now, as I take the next step in my journalism career, my wide-eyed amazement has shifted to unbridled excitement and optimism. I’m Zach Smith, … more

Tip-off time: LISD girls ready to hit court

Rouse and Cedar Park went head to head and share the district 19-5A volleyball championship and both schools will carry that rivalry into basketball season as varsity girls are set to get underway. Rouse re-classed down from class 6A and head … more

Football: Vista Ridge @ Westlake

The Skinny Vista Ridge (3-6, 2-3) @ Westlake (7-2, 4-1), Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Last Week Westlake blanked Leander (2-7, 1-4), 41-0, on the road behind 253 yards and two touchdowns from sophomore quarterback Taylor Anderson. Anderson’s … more

Football: Rouse vs. Bastrop

The Skinny Bastrop (1-8, 1-6) @ Rouse (5-4, 4-3), Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Last Week Rouse kicker Jacob Zepeda drilled a 39-yard field goal in the waning seconds of the game to give the Raiders a 37-34 comeback win over Elgin (3-6, 3-4). … more
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