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Local basketball star feels blessed to play for her dad

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The timing worked out perfectly for the Willis family - Marcus Willis Sr. was hired as the girls basketball coach right when his daughter, MiMi, was entering her freshman year at the school. Marcus has coached his daughter since she was in the second grade. The...
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GC Baseball: Dawson receives postseason honors

Dawson's Bulldogs had five players receive postseason honors when the District 16-2A All-District baseball team was announced. Cade Onstott, a sophomore, was the 16-2A Newcomer of the Year, and three Bulldogs made the All-District first-team. Bodey Martinez, a senior who is a star at Dawson in a number of sports,...
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Baylor’s Matthew Mayer Announces Return to Waco

WACO — Baylor guard Matthew Mayer could have elected to be paid for his basketball talents in the NBA next year but has chosen to withdraw from the NBA scouting combine and return to the national champion Bears for another year according to his Instagram page. Mayer declared for the...
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Miller, Butler Named Big 12 Athlete of the Year Candidates

WACO, Texas – Aaliyah Miller (women's track & field) and Jared Butler (men's basketball) have been named Baylor's 2020-21 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates, the conference office announced Monday. Fans will be able to vote for their male and female choices from 2 p.m. CT on July 2...
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Former Baylor Bear KC Lightfoot Punches Ticket to Tokyo

WACO, Texas – Former Baylor standout pole vaulter KC Lightfoot set an outdoor personal best of 19-2.25 (5.85m) en route to finishing top-3 Monday evening at Hayward Field to earn a spot on the United States Olympic Team. In the first meet ever for three American pole vaulters to clear...
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One-on-one with Nicki Collen | How the college game has changed

WACO, Texas — College basketball today isn't anywhere close to the game it was five years ago. Around the time new Baylor women's basketball coach Nicki Collen left the collegiate ranks for the WNBA, transfers became much more prominent with the advent of the NCAA Transfer Portal. Now, every player gets a one-time transfer waiver.
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WBB Headed to Women’s Cancun Challenge in November

WACO, Texas – The Baylor women's basketball team was selected to participate in the 2021 Women's Cancun Challenge, Nov. 25-27 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The Lady Bears will play three games in three days on the Thanksgiving weekend, including matchups with Fordham, Arizona State and Houston. The...
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Lady Bears To Appear in Cancun Challenge In November

WACO, Texas – The Baylor women’s basketball team was selected to participate in the 2021 Women’s Cancun Challenge, Nov. 25-27 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The Lady Bears will play three games in three days on the Thanksgiving weekend, including matchups with Fordham, Arizona State and Houston. The...
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Baylor MBB’s Butler Named Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Baylor’s Jared Butler has been selected as the 2020-21 Big 12 Conference Male Sportsperson of the Year, as announced Thursday by the conference office. Butler is joined by Texas rowing student-athlete Alexandra Watson as the Female Sportsperson of the Year. The Sportsperson of the Year Awards...
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Baylor men’s basketball nominated for Best Team ESPY

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - ESPN announced the nominees for the 2021 ESPY awards on Wednesday. The Baylor men’s basketball team is up for the award of Best Team. They are up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Stanford women’s basketball, Alabama football, the Oklahoma softball team, The Seattle Storm and The Dodgers.
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Teen charged with manslaughter in UHS quarterback's shooting death

A Waco teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of University High School quarterback Tydreun Felder, a death Waco police say was likely accidental. The Waco Police Department on Friday arrested Paul Allen Hall, 17, in connection to the May 14 shooting at the Trendwood Apartments, 1700 Dallas Circle.