Jeremy Fatheree knows his Northwest V.R. Eaton baseball team is playing with some equity. First-year varsity programs are not supposed to be contending for postseason berths anyway, right? But Eaton is.
When you start a varsity baseball program, players and coaches don’t really know what to expect. Even so, Haslet Eaton junior catcher Colby Seltzer had some lofty expectations and is well on his way toward achieving them.
It went to the final game of the regular season, but Keller Fossil Ridge earned its way back into the softball playoffs. Meanwhile, Haslet Eaton won a district title in its first varsity season, Keller won its district and Keller Timber Creek is playing on as well.
A team can dominate in all facets of a game by doing everything right. Yet the scoreboard doesn’t reflect it. Keller’s girls soccer team couldn’t have asked for a better game plan against Pflugerville Hendrickson in the Class 6A state semifinals last Friday in Georgetown.
Surrounded by cars on lifts in a spacious new auto shop on the back side of the property where fifth- and sixth-grade students used to play at recess, Jared Rowntree was enthusiastic in his praise of the new Keller Center for Advanced Learning, or KCAL for short.
The buzz surrounding National Signing Day, that first Wednesday in February, is about to lose some volume and hype. And that’s OK. High school football players, parents and coaches should be writing thank-you notes to the NCAA. - The Lonnquist Notes
Aaron Lancaster, 16, has been in the hospital since March 19, when he activated the flashing lights on Alta Vista Drive and started crossing. He was struck by a gray minivan, which fled the scene, according to police.
The Class 6A girls state soccer tournament is set for Friday at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown. Keller (22-2-2) meets Pflugerville Hendrickson (17-4-4) in the 9:30 a.m. semifinal. Austin Vandergrift (19-1-4) faces Katy Tompkins (18-4-3) in the noon semifinal. We break down the four participants.