After a season away from West Texas A&M in 2018, New Braunfels alum Brittany Cruz made her triumphant return to the Lady Buffs this year and raked in some very impressive accolades.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A pair of former area high school gems each earned all-conference honors for their prowess on the mound following the 2019 college baseball season.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia Tech junior Natalie Novotna and freshman Samantha Gillas have been named to the 2019 Women’s Tennis All-ACC Academic Team, as announced recently by commissioner John Swofford.
A pair of senior sluggers and a freshman outfielder recently learned they had made the cut for the 2019 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 6A all-state team.
SEGUIN — Eight Texas Lutheran student-athletes were named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s 11th annual spring All-Sportsmanship teams.
For years, New Braunfels seniors Fernando Hinojosa and Adam Boyce could be found inside the gym playing countless games of one-on-one to hone their skills.
After helping the New Braunfels boys soccer team reach the top of the mountain in District 26-6A, seniors Santiago Quinonez and Malcolm Calder are ready for their next challenges.
The curtain may have already been drawn on the 2019 soccer season, but local athletes are still reaping the rewards for their skill and dedication throughout the past year on the pitch.
For local teams New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley, the 2019 boys soccer season yielded a combined 29 district victories, one league championship and three playoff appearances.
Not only did all three local District 26-6A girls soccer teams qualify for the playoffs this past season, but they also nearly secured a clean sweep of the league’s on-field superlatives.
AUSTIN — Smithson Valley junior pole vaulter Avianna Trinidad entered the state track and field meet in Austin as the Class 6A wild card competitor after a third-place finish at regionals.
For Texas A&M’s Bryce Miller and Mississippi State’s Jordan Westburg, the road to the Southeastern Conference began in the backyards of the same New Braunfels neighborhood.
AUSTIN — Smithson Valley, New Braunfels and Canyon will all be sending athletes to the upcoming UIL Class 6A state track and field meet this Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
AUSTIN — The Unicorns stayed within striking distance for much of Game 2 of their best-of-three playoff series against Westlake Saturday afternoon, but the Chaps fended off New Braunfels 6-2 to wrap up a bi-district sweep at home.
CLEBURNE — Friday at The Depot, the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs defeated Southwestern University 4-2 in the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship opener behind the record-setting 33rd career victory for senior right-hander Nathan Malinovsky.
Westlake’s hot bats fueled a 12-2 victory in five innings Thursday night against New Braunfels in the opening game of a best-of-three bi-district playoff series.
As the humidity soars and the pressure mounts, area baseball and softball teams prepare for the most meaningful moments of the season.
SAN ANTONIO — The final few steps in the journey to Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium for the state track and field meet are set to take place today and Saturday at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO — The girls golf season came to a close for local teams Tuesday following the completion of the Region IV-6A tournament at The Republic Golf Club in San Antonio.
After 49 days of patiently waiting, Canyon exacted its revenge against crosstown rival New Braunfels Tuesday during senior night at Cougar Field.
SPRING BRANCH — The Rangers would’ve been in a strong position to qualify for the postseason regardless of Thursday’s outcome, but Smithson Valley decided to use the better-safe-than-sorry approach during a thrilling comeback victory at home.
The Unicorns clinched a playoff berth Friday night at home during a game that’s sure to go down as one of the most bizarre, dramatic and electrifying of the entire 2019 baseball season.
A postseason bid may have eluded the three local Class 6A boys basketball teams during the 2018-19 season, but a bevy of honors from District 26-6A did not.
A myriad of athletes punched their ticket to the area meet this week after finishing in the top four of their respective events at the District 26-6A track and field meet held at Canyon High School.
SAN MARCOS — New Braunfels nabbed its fifth consecutive District 26-6A win Tuesday night on the road after roughing up the Rattlers 12-1 in San Marcos.
AUSTIN — A change in scenery and a boost in the overall intensity level did little to curtail the Canyon girls soccer team’s momentum Friday night during a bi-district playoff match.
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