WEEKEND BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hornets, Hurricanes impressive at Boerne Tourney

Central Catholic claims 9th-consecutive victory; Harlandale closes Hoop Fest with 2 wins TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, East Central, Harlandale, Sam Houston, Southwest. East Central (13-7) and Sam Houston (11-8) each won three of four games over the weekend at the Boerne ISD Tournament. East Central closed the tournament with a pair of blowout victories Saturday… Read More WEEKEND BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hornets, Hurricanes impressive at Boerne Tourney

BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDSEASON REPORT: A look backward and a look ahead

Through Dec. 26 Some thoughts and observations on the boys and girls basketball seasons so far, before the district races begin to intensify (in alphabetical order, unless otherwise noted):   PLEASE RETURN TO THIS STORY TUESDAY FOR A LINK TO THE STORY ON THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE.   BOYS TOP 15:   1. Lanier 2.… Read More BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDSEASON REPORT: A look backward and a look ahead

FRIDAY BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Buttons defeat Floresville for 9th-straight win

Sam Houston picks up pair of wins in Boerne Tourney TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, East Central, Harlandale, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest. Central Catholic (12-6) came back from a halftime deficit Friday in Floresville to extend its winning streak to nine-consecutive games. The host Tigers (5-11) led 29-25 at halftime. Central Catholic took control in… Read More FRIDAY BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Buttons defeat Floresville for 9th-straight win

BOYS BASKETBALL: Holiday results (thru Jan. 4)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Dec. 22-Jan. 4 Thursday’s results Non-district Texan Hoop Fest At Wimberley Pflugerville Connally (???) 65, Harlandale (9-6) 59 The Woodlands College Park 66, Harlandale (9-6) 55 Friday’s results Non-district Central Catholic (12-6) 57, Floresville (5-11) 48 Boerne Tournament East Central (11-7) 62, Round Rock McNeil (???) 60  Sam Houston… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Holiday results (thru Jan. 4)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holiday results (thru Jan. 4)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Dec. 22-Jan. 4 Saturday’s results Non-district Austin Bowie (10-4 ???) 57, East Central (7-13) 17 Southwest (16-5) 58, Devine (12-7) 50 Monday, Dec. 30 results District 28-4A Highlands (16-9, 5-2) 60, Lanier (8-13 ???, 5-3) 36 District 29-4A Uvalde (7-10, 1-3) 48, Southside (9-11, 1-3) 43 Non-district Antonian (2-14 ???) 64,… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holiday results (thru Jan. 4)

BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Edison edges Lanier in overtime to open 28-4A season

Central Catholic fends off Sam Houston for 8th-straight win; East Central makes up 17-point deficit to beat Reagan  TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Central Catholic, East Central, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Highlands, Lanier, Sam Houston. Edison outscored the host Voks 10-7 in overtime to win 59-46 at Lanier Friday in the District 28-4A season opener for both… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Edison edges Lanier in overtime to open 28-4A season

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Memorial surprises Southside for first 29-4A win

Jefferson gives undefeated Eagles scare in 28-4A TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Edison, Jefferson, Lanier, Memorial, Southside, Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Memorial tasted the agony of defeat Tuesday. Friday at Southside, the Minutemen (5-13, 1-2) experienced the thrill of a decisive, yet unexpected victory. Coming off a 49-18 loss to archrival Kennedy, Memorial displayed its resilience… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Memorial surprises Southside for first 29-4A win

BOYS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Hurricanes get past pesky Brack

efferson gets back on track with win over Southside TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Sam Houston, Southside. Sam Houston (8-6) got 17 points from senior guard Jordon Harris to win a non-district rivalry game 45-40 Tuesday at Brackenridge. The teams were tied 12-12 after one quarter, but the Hurricanes got some separation by outscoring… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Hurricanes get past pesky Brack

GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Dragons blend experience and youth to craft 4-game win streak

Edison launches comeback to defeat Jefferson in 28-4A TEAMS INCLUDED: Edison, Harlandale, Jefferson, McCollum, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest. Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos (including the Southwest-Somerset JV game) or to purchase photos, please visit: kjtoso.photoreflect.com When Southwest senior Tiffani Rodriguez was a freshman, she had good role models to look up… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Dragons blend experience and youth to craft 4-game win streak

FRIDAY BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Edison edges Lanier in overtime to open 28-4A season

Central Catholic fends off Sam Houston for 8th-straight win TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Central Catholic, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Highlands, Lanier, Memorial, Sam Houston, Southside. Edison outscored the host Voks 10-7 in overtime to win 59-46 at Lanier Friday in the District 28-4A season opener for both teams. It was the fifth win in six games… Read More FRIDAY BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Edison edges Lanier in overtime to open 28-4A season

BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Judson slips away from East Central after halftime

Rockets chipped away at Hornets’ second-quarter lead Even No. 1-ranked teams have to consider they’re best path to victory and steer around possible dead ends. Judson coach Mike Wacker knew from experience that his team didn’t want to run with host East Central (9-6) Tuesday at the Stan Bonewitz Center. So the Rockets (16-1) worked… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Judson slips away from East Central after halftime

BOYS BASKETBALL: Edison takes fifth place in Pride of Texas Tourney

Burbank undefeated in first two days to finish fourth at Pride; Central Catholic undefeated at Harlandale ISD Tourney Highly competitive tournaments have been very kind to Edison recently. The Golden Bears (11-9) won three of four games last weekend in the Pride of Texas Tournament at Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway. A week earlier, Edison finished second… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Edison takes fifth place in Pride of Texas Tourney

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southside defeats McCollum for first time in three years

Cardinals pull away from Cowboys with second-quarter run To Southside’s players, there was something about Friday’s win at McCollum that was more valuable than notching a first victory in the District 29-4A season. “It was nice to win the first game,” Southside sophomore Mayra Sendejo said, “but we haven’t beaten McCollum in three years.” Southside… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southside defeats McCollum for first time in three years

GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 21)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Dec. 15-21 Monday’s results Non-district Southwest (15-5) 68, Somerset (9-8) 22 Tuesday’s results District 28-4A Brackenridge (17-4, 5-0) 66, Lanier (7-12 ???, 4-2) 48 Burbank (4-12 ???, 1-4) 62, Fox Tech (4-11, 1-4) 47 Highlands (15-9, 4-2) 61, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-15, 0-5) 17 District 29-4A Floresville (12-10,… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 21)

BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Dec. 21)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Dec. 15-21 Monday’s results Non-district Holy Cross (5-7 ???) at Laredo St. Augustine (???), 6 p.m. (score unavailable) Johnson (11-9) 64, Burbank (8-8) 44 Lee (4-8) 75, McCollum (10-7) 62 MacArthur (14-6) 84, Fox Tech (1-15) 18 Tuesday’s games Non-district Judson (16-1) 56, East Central (9-6) 44 Sam Houston (8-6) 45, Brackenridge… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Dec. 21)

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Harlandale opens 29-4A season with road win

Southwest keeps hot streak going with win at Smithson Valley TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Holy Cross, Kennedy, Lanier, South San, Southwest. Harlandale (12-7, 1-0) held the host Coyotes (6-7, 0-1) to two second-quarter points Friday on the way to a 47-32 victory in Uvalde on the opening night of District 29-4A season. Senior… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Harlandale opens 29-4A season with road win

GIRLS BASKETBALL FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Harlandale opens 29-4A season with road win

Southwest keeps hot streak going with win at Smithson Valley TEAMS INCLUDED:Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Holy Cross, Kennedy, Lanier, South San, Southwest. Harlandale (12-7, 1-0) held the host Coyotes (6-7, 0-1) to two second-quarter points Friday on the way to a 47-32 victory in Uvalde on the opening night of District 29-4A season. Senior post… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Harlandale opens 29-4A season with road win

BOYS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Indians off to fast start in Harlandale ISD Tournament

Central Catholic, South San also victorious on Day 1 TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, Harlandale, Holy Cross, McCollum, South San. Harlandale, Central Catholic and South San all were winners as the annual Harlandale ISD Tournament got underway Thursday at Harlandale. Harlandale won two games, defeating Seguin 80-65 and Laredo Johnson 55-50. Senior post Ram Torres led… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Indians off to fast start in Harlandale ISD Tournament

GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Holy Cross defeats rival Providence

Rockets take off in second half for comfortable win at Pearsall TEAMS INCLUDED:Brackenridge, East Central, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Highlands, Holy Cross, Kennedy, Lanier, Providence, Sam Houston, Southwest, Young Women’s Leadership Academy. The Knights (8-11) defeated rival Providence (2-11) 40-19 Tuesday at Holy Cross, led by senior Julia Flores and sophomore Kat Rangel. Flores scored… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL MIDWEEK REPORT: Holy Cross defeats rival Providence

BOYS BASKETBALL: Edison builds on tourney performance with win over Kennedy

Kennedy came out in an aggressive, attacking mode Tuesday at Edison. They discovered that the host Golden Bears’ counter-attack can be devastating. Edison (9-6) scored eight unanswered points to finish the first quarter after Kennedy (2-12) pulled within a basket with 3:21 left in the period. A three-point shot from Cristobal Casas had made it… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: Edison builds on tourney performance with win over Kennedy

GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 14)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Dec. 8-14 Tuesday’s results District 28-4A Lanier (6-11 ???, 3-1) 55, Fox Tech (4-10, 1-3) 22 Highlands (14-8, 3-1) 54, Edison (7-11, 1-2) 46 Brackenridge (15-4, 3-0) 74, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-9, 0-4) 16 Brennan (13-0, 4-0) 82, Jefferson (6-9, 1-3) 21 Non-district Laredo Johnson (???) 70, South San… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 14)

BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Perseverance enables South San to outlast Tigers, reach consolation title game

East Central takes second place in SAISD Tourney TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, East Central, Harlandale, McCollum, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest. In tournaments, teams need to have short memories. They can’t afford losses linger in their minds, because another game typical is only a few short hours away. South San (5-4) absorbed a 70-52 loss to… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Perseverance enables South San to outlast Tigers, reach consolation title game

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Brackenridge displays dominating defense in 28-4A

Harlandale wins Edgewood ISD Tourney TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Kennedy, McCollum, Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Brackenridge’s suffocating defense is giving the Eagles hope that some magical accomplishments may be in store for this year’s team. The Eagles (14-4, 2-0) dominated their first two opponents and were one of two undefeated teams… Read More GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Brackenridge displays dominating defense in 28-4A

BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 14)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of Dec. 8-14 Monday’s games Non-district Brackenridge (9-7) 55, Somerset (0-8) 50 Tuesday’s results Non-district East Central (9-5) 77, Lee (2-8 ???) 72 Boerne Champion (5-3) 69, Southside (5-9) 40 Edison (9-6) 71, Kennedy (2-12) 45 Sam Houston (5-4) 72, Johnson (8-7) 58 McCollum (7-5) at Highlands (5-10 ???), 7:30… Read More BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (updated Dec. 14)