Martinez’s leg proving invaluable for No. 7 Lions
From the NFL, through college, down to the high school ranks, kickers are often taken for granted. That’s certainly not the case for the No. 7 Brownwood Lions, where senior Junior Martinez has proven to be much more than the typical unsung hero. Prior to the fifth game of...
SUBVARSITY FOOTBALL REPORT: JV Lions improve to 5-0 with 28-14 victory at Connally
WACO – The Brownwood JV Lions kept their unblemished record intact with a 28-14 road victory over the Waco Connally Cadets Thursday night. Quarterback Dallas Shumaker completed 7 of 8 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed two touchdowns of 15 and 30 yards. Sophomore receiver...
No. 7 Lions face greatest threat to date in visiting 4A DII No. 10 Waco Connally
The Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Class 4A Division I No. 7 Brownwood Lions have cleared every hurdle in their path thus far on the 2023 schedule, but Friday night’s challenge awaiting at Gordon Wood Stadium could be their toughest yet. The Waco Connally Cadets (3-1), ranked No. 10...
Texas High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Brown County This Week
If your plans this week include seeing the local high school football games in Brown County, Texas, then there are some important details you need to know. Find out how to watch or stream this week's high-school action in the piece below. Follow High School Football this season on the...
Local Football Standings – Week 5
— Week 5 Games (Sept. 21-23) Week 4 Games (Sept. 14-16) Week 6 Games (Sept. 28-30) Week 5 Games (Sept. 21-23) Week 4 Games (Sept. 14-16) Week 6 Games (Sept. 28-30) Week 5 Games (Sept. 21-23) Albany at Comanche. Dublin vs. Florence (at Liberty Hill) Jim Ned at Eastland. Jacksboro...
Brownwood tennis comes up short at district foe Lampasas, 12-7
LAMPASAS – The Brownwood High tennis team was dealt its first District 6-4A setback Thursday, dropping a 12-7 road match to Lampasas. Brownwood picked up a win in mixed doubles from Trine Baugh and Ihana Figueroa (6-4, 3-6, 10-2 over Clements and Guzman), and the Lions added two victories in doubles action from No. 1 River Prado and Tyler Mitchell (3-6, 6-3, 10-3 over Ashfield and Copeland), and No. 3 Caleb Dietlin and Blake Hutchins (6-4, 7-5 over Ecker and Pronovost).
Bulldogs Shut Out Howard Payne, 2-0, to Remain Perfect
BROWNWOOD, Texas — Texas Lutheran men’s soccer concluded its season opening seven-match road trip with its seventh straight victory to start the 2023 season with a 2-0 shutout victory over Howard Payne Tuesday evening in Brownwood. The shutout is the Bulldogs fifth in seven matches in 2023 as they remain unblemished at 7-0 while the Yellow Jackets fall to 1-5. For the fourth straight match, Jack Manke (Houston/Stratford), this week’s SCAC Offensive Player of the Week, netted a goal for the Bulldogs – scoring on a penalty kick in the 15th minute. Manke is now 3-for-3 on penalty kicks in 2023 and tied for the national lead in Division-III in the category while sitting in third in the SCAC in goals (4) and points (9).
Brownwood senior catcher Logan Posey commits to Western Texas College
Brownwood Lions senior catcher Logan Posey recently announced via social media his commitment to play baseball Western Texas College in Snyder. As a sophomore, Posey batted. 307 with a .341 on-base percentage, seven doubles, one triple and 16 RBIs. During his junior campaign, Posey was named the District 6-4A Defensive MVP as in league play he threw out 13 of 20 attempted base stealers and allowed just two passed ball in 79 innings. For the entire season, Posey threw out almost 30 base runners.
Undefeated Howard Payne is experienced, and it shows on the field
Only two schools are undefeated at this point in the American Southwest Conference. The HSU Cowboys and the Howard Payne Yellowjackets. The Jackets are coming off an ASC record setting victory, and the school’s largest margin of victory in 111 years when they beat Lyon College, 85-0, and they are flying high.
Bangs hosts De Leon in pivotal clash to start 5-2A Division I slate
BANGS – Coming off a playoff trip a season ago, the Bangs Dragons’ quest for a second straight postseason berth begins at Memorial Stadium Friday night when the De Leon Bearcats come calling. Kickoff between Bangs (1-3) and De Leon (3-1) is set for 7 p.m. in the...
Lady Lions conclude pre-district slate with loss at Burnet
BURNET – The Brownwood Lady Lions wrapped up their pre-district slate of volleyball matches Tuesday night with a three-set road loss to the Burnet Lady Dawgs. “We played hard and did a lot of good things,” said Lady Lions first-year head coach Cheyanne Lovelady. “We’re working toward being more consistent before district begins Friday.”
10 Big Country teams are mentioned in this week’s Harris Ratings Top 25
The Wylie Bulldogs are the biggest movers in this week’s Harris Ratings Top 25. They beat Stephenville on Friday night, and jumped from 26th to tenth in Class 5A Division II this week. Abilene High is 19th in the Class 5A Division I ratings. Brownwood continues to be the...
Panther Creek, Santa Anna and Coleman Football Teams All Out of Town Tonight
Coleman, Santa Anna and Panther Creek football teams all have out of town games Friday night, September 22. Coleman begins their district schedule with a trip to Goldthwaite at 7:00 pm. You can listen to the game audio stream on KOXE.com and the KOXE App. The Santa Anna Mountaineers will make a long road trip to Medina for a 7:30 kickoff. The Panther Creek Panthers travel to Veribest for a 7:30 pm game. According to the Panther Creek CISD Facebook page, the recent rains have caused a mosquito problem in Veribest. If you're going to the game, take some repellent.
Sports Calendar Week of September 18
Brownwood at Burnet, 6 p.m. Peaster at Early, 6:30 p.m. Zephyr at Gustine, 5 p.m. Coleman at Ballinger, 6:30 p.m. University of Dallas at Howard Payne, 6 p.m. Texas Lutheran at Howard Payne, 4 p.m. ***. Wednesday, Sept. 20. CROSS COUNTRY. Brownwood at Dublin FCA Meet, TBA. Early at Dublin...
Lady Horns fall in straight sets to 8-3A foe Peaster
EARLY – The Early Lady Horns were unable to secure a second consecutive District 8-3A volleyball victory as Peaster dished out a 25-13, 25-12, 25-10 defeat Tuesday evening. Early received three kills from Hadalee Saunders, two from Dakota Barksdale and one apiece from Matty Boswell, Jensyn Rasor, Gabby Benson and Gabby Leal.
Jaeveon Graves lights a spark, brings wins to Mayde Creek
The Mayde Creek Rams have a history of not performing well when it comes to their varsity football program. They haven’t had a winning season since 2019 when they went 4-2 in district play. Prior to that, they’ve had countless years of going below .500% finishing at the bottom of their district.
HPU QB Bridwell named ASC Offensive Player of the Week
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Tucker Bridwell, QB, So., Howard Payne. Howard Payne sophomore quarterback Tucker Bridwell (Pampa, Texas) was 29 of 33 passing for 376 yards and five touchdowns. His 29 of 33 passing broke the HPU record for passing percentage in a game previously held by Thomas Head with 86.3% (19 of 22) back in 2012 versus Wayland Baptist. The margin of victory, 85-0, for the Yellow Jackets was the largest in the modern era for Howard Payne and also broke the ASC record by a point (Previous was Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Albright with 84 on Sept. 8, 2018). HPU did defeat Tarleton State University 127-0 in 1912. The 85 points were six away from tying an ASC game record done by Hardin-Simmons (Nov. 2, 2019) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (Sept. 8, 2018).
Lions up to No. 7 in this week’s DCTF 4A Division I rankings
Following their 46–34 road victory at Glen Rose Friday, the Brownwood Lions have moved up another spot to No. 7 in the Class 4A Division I rankings, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. The Lions, off to their first 4-0 start since 2019, will face their toughest test...
Zephyr tallies three-set road victory over Gustine
GUSTINE – The Zephyr Lady Bulldogs picked up a three-set road victory over Gustine in non-district volleyball Tuesday night. The victory marked the third straight three-set win on the road for Zephyr, after triumphs over Coleman and Rising Star. Zephyr will be back at home at 11 a.m. Saturday...
Lady Dragons drop pre-district finale to Bronte in three
BANGS – Playing their final match before District 6-2A volleyball action commences, the Bangs Lady Dragons were handed a 25-23, 25-15, 25-12 defeat by Bronte Tuesday night. Standouts for Bangs included Joey Newton with 6 assists and 15 digs; Neeley Bradley with 2 aces, 3 kills, 13 assists, and 9 digs; Raylee Hutchins with 4 kills and 1 dig; Kasey Solis with 3 kills, 2 digs and 3 block assists; Julianna Ethridge with 1 ace and 17 digs; Emily Baker with 1 ace, 1 kill, and 5 digs; Cloey Petty with 3 aces and 10 digs; Claire Auldridge with 1 kill, 1 dig and block assists; and Jadyn Miller with 9 kills, 19 digs and 1 block assist.