SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: South San off to startlingly good start

Offenses dominate first week in 28-5A

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Harlandale, McCollum, South San.


South San, East Central’s District 28-6A rival, was the only other area team to finish the first two weeks undefeated.

After winning their own tournament a week earlier, the Bobcats (8-0) only were able to complete two games in the Harlandale ISD Tournament before it was canceled February 27. South San defeated Harlandale (2-5-2) 13-1 and Jefferson 11-4 Feb. 27 at the Frank Tejeda Complex.

South San sophomore Alyssa Montes pitched a five-hitter against Harlandale. Amanda Vallejo led the offense with a 4-for-4 performance at the plate, which included a double and two RBIs. Brooke Flores, Tara Salazar and Montes all collected two hits and two RBIs.

Andrea Ricondo and Miranda Rios each added two hits and an RBI to South San’s 13-hit attack. Alyssa Trevino drove in two runs.

South San had 14 hits against Jefferson, led by a 3-for-3 performance from Montes (2 RBIs). Vallejo again was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2. Montes and Vallejo each hit triples.

Salazar and Melanie Kretz each drove in two runs. South San scored five runs in the first inning and again in the fourth.

Jefferson scored three runs in the fifth inning, but Bobcats pitcher Dalina Sanchez was charged with just one earned run.

District 28-5A

There were plenty of fireworks on the opening day of the District 28-5A season Feb. 24. Brackenridge (3-4, 1-0), Burbank (2-4-1, 1-0), McCollum (6-2) and Harlandale all scored 18 or more runs in winning their first district games.

Burbank defeated Sam Houston (0-6, 0-1) 21-0. Brackenridge downed Edison (5-3, 0-1) 20-3 in a bit of a shocker. Harlandale won 20-4 over Jefferson (2-5, 0-1). McCollum blitzed Lanier (0-3, 0-1) 18-2.

McCollum also had a big offensive outburst Feb. 27. In an 11-9 win over Pleasanton in the Harlandale ISD Tournament, Kim Abundis, Samantha Gaeta, Brianna Kinnard and Val Lopez each hit home runs.

SOFTBALL: Undefeated East Central aiming for long playoff run

Hungry Hornets pitching shutouts, winning close ones



It’s said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. That’s unquestionably true, but it’s clear that East Central is off on the right foot.

Two weeks and 10 games into the season, East Central was undefeated. The Hornets picked up three wins in Week 2, including a 10-7 decision over Brandeis Feb. 24 and a pair of shutouts.

East Central has qualified for the area round in three of the last four seasons. The Hornets want to make a deeper playoff run this season with a team heavy on both seniors and sophomores.

“We put a lot into our pre-season,” second-year East Central coach Meagan McCutcheon said. “We wanted to prepare ourselves for the postseason. We want to make it further than East Central ever has.

“Playing Johnson, Smithson Valley and Brandeis is a big step forward. The kids have responded incredibly so far.”

Coming off a six-game sweep of pool play at the tough Brenham Tournament (which didn’t have a championship bracket), the Hornets broke a 1-1 tie with Brandeis (4-3) by scoring twice in the second inning. East Central broke the game open with a five-run fourth.

Sophomore Gracie Becerra hit a home run and drove in two runs. Floresville transfer Sierra Valadez also had two RBI. Kendall Talley scored three runs.

“That was a big win,” McCutcheon said. “We prepared a lot for their quickness, and how they’ll bunt in any situation and any part of the lineup. The kids were quick, and they always knew where the next play was going to be.”

Hornets senior Madison Strunk pitched back-to-back shutouts in the Judson/East Central Tournament, before the weather forced its cancellation. Strunk limited Uvalde to three hits in a 12-0 decision Feb. 26 and Madison to one hit Feb. 27.

“She has goals she wants to accomplish,” McCutcheon said, “not just for the season, but inning-by-inning. She’s meeting those goals, and they turn into victories.”

Against Madison, Cara Johnson drilled a two-run double and senior shortstop Haydi Bugarin (3-for-3, 2 RBIs) produced an RBI double in a seven-run, fourth-inning rally. In the Uvalde game, five of the Hornets’ 10 hits were doubles. Becerra drove in three runs.

East Central has claimed four comeback victories, including one from a six-run deficit.

“I’m very happy with the way they’ve come back and the maturity they’ve shown,” McCutcheon said. “I have experience at every position.”

BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF REPORT: Hurricanes vanquish Vandegrift in area round

Central Catholic reaches state quarterfinals

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, East Central, Sam Houston.


Sam Houston (14-13) avoided any semblance of a letdown after springing the area’s biggest Class 5A upset Feb. 24. The Hurricanes kept rolling with a 55-49 area-round win over Austin Vandegrift (23-12) Feb. 27 in New Braunfels.

The Hurricanes, which upended traditional power Alamo Heights 57-56, advanced to play Cedar Park Vista Ridge (24-10) in the Region IV quarterfinals.

Sam Houston scored the game’s first seven points against Vandegrift, but didn’t score again in the first quarter. The Vandals led 23-21 at halftime. The Hurricanes outscored Vandegrift 20-13 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Individual scoring information for the Hurricanes against Vandegrift was not available.

Central Catholic

The Buttons (21-16) defeated yet another ranked opponent Feb. 27 in the TAPPS Class 5A regional round before running into a buzzsaw. Powerhouse Plano Prestonwood Christian (30-5), No. 1 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches large private school rankings, ended Central Catholic’s postseason run Feb. 28 with an 85-51 loss.

No. 23 Central Catholic reached the state quarterfinal game against Prestonwood Christian with a 43-40 win over No. 16 Dallas Bishop Lynch. The Buttons battled back from a 27-14 halftime deficit. They outscored Bishop Lynch 15-4 in the final quarter to secure the win.

Senior Jaime Nava led Central Catholic with 14 points. Will Galindo pitched in 11.

Warren 83, East Central 77

District 28-6A co-champion East Central (20-12) couldn’t overcome hot foul shooting from Warren (16-17) Feb. 14 at Alamo Convocation Center.

A three-point play from senior Wanya Ward (21 points) provided East Central a 74-73 advantage with 1:50 to play. Warren scored 14 seconds later. The Hornets tied the score 75-75 with 45.1 seconds remained on a free throw from Hector Sifuentes.

“We missed some open layups,” East Central coach Jeff Sweet said, “but plays down the stretch are just as important as those in the first and second quarter. You can’t dwell on plays that happened in the last two minutes.”

The Warriors scored eight of the last 10 points, primarily from the foul stripe.

“They made their shots and we didn’t,” Sweet said. “We moved the rock.”

East Central established a 23-18 lead in the first quarter. The Hornets held a 38-37 halftime lead, but trailed by a point entering the final quarter.

Hornets junior Ethan White scored 17 points. Brandon Keno and Sifuentes added 13 points each. Patrick Hamilton scored 11.

East Central had won its previous five games to share the 28-6A regular-season title with Corpus Christi Carroll.

“We had four new starters and several guys that hadn’t played on a varsity team,” Sweet said, referring to the beginning of the season when the Hornets lost four of their first five games. “To be able to win that district is just amazing.

“They brought back old-style, tough D, uptempo East Central basketball – and it’s here to stay.”

BOYS BASKETBALL: Brackenridge sets itself up for memorable 2015-16

Scoreless stretch leads to bi-district loss




When coaches talk about returning nine players for next season, you can generally bet that their sport is football.

Brackenridge coach Joey Isaac had arguably the area’s most surprising boys basketball team in 2014-15. Next year’s squad won’t look appreciably different. Wing Everette Patino was the only senior in the Eagles lineup during its 16-13 season, which ended Feb. 24 with a hard-fought 70-62 loss to Floresville (25-11).

Just three seniors were on the Brackenridge roster.

“I’m not taking anything away from the seniors,” Isaac said. “They got us back where Brackenridge is supposed to be. Their competitiveness has given the (returnees) something to build on.”

The Eagles shared second place in District 28-5A with Burbank and Sam Houston.

Brackenridge led 16-15 at the end of the first quarter against Floresville. A three-point basket by sophomore Isiah Saenz (18 points), his third in the first eight minutes.

The Tigers built a 33-25 lead with 2:42 remaining in the half, but Brackenridge rallied. Richard Wallace (23 points, 9 rebounds) scored six unanswered points to put the Eagles within four.

“Wally just did a great job,” Isaac said. “Man, that kid is just physical. He really wants it. I’m so proud of him.”

A fast-break layup by Saenz closed the gap to 35-33 at intermission.

A free throw from junior post Jalen Davis (11 rebounds) and a three-point basket from Nathan Avila provided the Eagles a 45-41 lead late in the third quarter. Avila (9 points) also sank a pair of techncal free throws and another three-pointer for a 54-47 advantage less than a minute into the final quarter.

“Nathan hit some big shots,” Isaac said of the 5-foot-5 guard. “They tried to take advantage of him being so small and posting him up, but he hit his share of them.”

Soon thereafter, Brackenridge experienced a four-minute scoreless drought. Floresville ran off 11 unanswered points before Wallace made a free throw that brought the Eagles within 62-59.

“Their point guard (Jared Kotzur) is big and (Chris Albert) is a great all-around player,” Isaac said. “Our game plan worked. We got them in foul trouble. Then we had a stretch where we couldn’t get a call, and they knocked their free throws down.”

Saenz was fouled on a three-point shot with 37.8 seconds. His two free throws reduced Floresville’s lead to a point, but Brack went cold again.

“If we would have made our free throws, it would have been different,” Isaac said. “But that’s part of being young and it’s a great lesson to learn.”

Tigers junior Bradley Bunn sank a pair of foul shots with 31.9 seconds left. Brackenridge couldn’t get closer than 68-62 thereafter.

“I feel like we represented the district well,” Isaac said. “I feel like we did everything we could. It just came down to one of their runs at the end.”

BOYS BASKETBALL: Burbank can’t overcome cold shooting in area round

Cedar Park’s foul shooting holds off Bulldogs




As Burbank’s players filed slowly out of the Kyle Lehman High School locker room Feb. 27, their coach was doing his best to contain his emotions.

“It’s hard to see these guys go,” Burbank coach Herbert Jackson said. “They’ve worked unbelievably hard to get to this point, some of them for four years. Seeing these guys grow up has been a thrill.”

The Bulldogs ended their season with a 24-11 record in a 61-43 area-round loss to Cedar Park (25-6). They were the first Burbank team make the playoffs and also to get past the bi-district round since 2012.

Burbank advanced with a 57-47 bi-district win over Seguin Feb. 24 at the Bill Greehey Arena on the St. Mary’s University campus.

“The journey we have taken to get here,” Jackson said, “I couldn’t have done it without my coaching staff. It’s been something very special.”

Burbank never led against the Timberwolves, but the Bulldogs showed their mettle at a few different stages of the game.

Cedar Park scored the first five points. A steal and layup from senior Jordan Santos put Burbank within 8-4 with 1:39 remaining in the first quarter. The substitute guard also scored twice early in the second quarter after the Timberwolves extended their lead.

The Bulldogs got their offense flowing in the quarter. They pulled within 23-16 with a pair of free throws from junior Moses Betancourt and a three-pointer from Juan Castillo. Two more foul shots from Betancourt (11 points, 4 assists) closed Burbank’s deficit to 25-21 with 59.1 seconds until halftime.

However, Cedar Park responded with consecutive fast-break baskets that started a 9-3 spurt – interrupted only by another three-pointer from Castillo (10 points).

“Coach (Blake Brown) had us really ready,” said Timberwolves sophomore Keaton Hervey, who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. “We knew all their plays. I feel like we’re playing really well.”

Cedar Park’s lead expanded to 43-28 after three quarters with senior Trey Knight (19 points) contributing seven of his 19 points.

A pair of three-pointers from senior Moses Montalvo began a final Bulldogs run. Santos made two technical free throws and Betancourt added another to cut the Timberwolves’ lead to 48-37 with 6:17 remaining.

Hervey scored eight of Cedar Park’s 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a three-point play that prevented Burbank from cutting further into its cushion.

“They did a good job,” Jackson said. “They took (28) free throws and only missed seven. The ball didn’t fall for us today.”

Like Burbank, Cedar Park was an experienced team. Knight was a four-year starter for the Timberwolves, who eventually advanced to the state semifinals.

“(Our experience) helps a lot,” Hervey said. “We’ve all been in close games. This is the first time we’ve gotten past the second round in four years. I feel like we can go all the way.”

Against Seguin, the Bulldogs ended the game with a 10-3 surge. The Matadors had pulled within 47-44 late, after Burbank established a 27-17 halftime lead.

Montalvo led Burbank with 17 points. Betancourt added 11 points and Michael Mascorro had 10. Castillo finished with eight.

“The seniors came to play,” Jackson said. “They expected to win. They didn’t want to be one-and-done. They had a lot of energy in practice, and it carried over to the game.”

Burbank raced to an 11-3 record by early December, signalling their resurgence. The Bulldogs finished in a three-way tie for second place in District 28-5A with Brackenridge and Sam Houston.

The Bulldogs lose six seniors who played in the season finale to graduation.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sam Houston makes one last stand for Lamkin

Hurricanes battle back against Floresville in bi-district



Sam Houston girls basketball coach Milyse Lamkin died in August, but the legacy she left never was far from her former player’s thoughts and actions throughout the recently completed season.

Never was that more true than in the Hurricanes’ final game, a 73-54 loss to Floresville (17-14) Tuesday in the Class 5A bi-district round at the University of the Incarnate Word. Sam Houston (18-9) fell behind by a nearly unsurmountable margin early in the third quarter, then ran off 15 unanswered points in a testament to Lamkin’s legacy.

“It was intensity,” first-year Sam Houston coach Marchae Keno said. “Their halftime lead was big, but I reminded them that Coach Lamkin was all about competing – regardless of the score.

“It was a game of runs – they made theirs and we came back with a great run. It was just an amazing effort.”

Sam Houston started five seniors in its final game. Keno said that was another nod to her mentor Lamkin, who lost a long battle to cancer.

“I thought that’s what she would do,” said Keno, a former Hurricanes player who was Lamkin’s assistant coach at the time of her death.

“That’s who we started with. That’s who we ended with.”

The lineup adjustment brought quick results.

Sam Houston led 9-8 with 3:22 remaining in the first quarter, after senior Monisha Jones (21 points, 6 rebounds) scored four-consecutive points. Fed by four Hurricanes turnovers in a row, Floresville scored 11 of the next 13 points in what turned out to be a 17-4 run.

The Jaguars led 43-26 by halftime, with help from three 3-point baskets from guard McClaine Pawelek (20 points, 4 assists).

“She had a great, great shooting night,” Floresville coach Terri Pfluger said. “McClaine’s a really good shooter, but she hadn’t made four in a game before.

“Making those outside shots opened up the inside.”

A three-pointer from Pawelek with 4:03 left in the third quarter gave the Jaguars a 54-31 lead. It also triggered Sam Houston’s run.

Jones scored seven points in a row before the quarter ended with Sam Houston trailing 59-46. The senior scored off a rebound, on two free throws and finally a three-point shot. Senior Jordyn Stewart (16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals) added a pair of free throws to the run.

“Monisha and Jordyn impressed me,” Keno said. “Monisha developed a lot this year. Jordyn is going to fight, you never have to question that.”

Sam Houston freshman Ashawntae Brown (8 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocked shots) opened the fourth quarter with a driving layup that finished the run. Floresville increased its lead to 61-48 on a basket from 6-foot-2 Hannah Knight (13 points) inside. Sam Houston prevented the lead from growing until the Jaguars made their free throws in the final two minutes.

“They’re really good,” Pfluger said. “They have a lot of athletic players. We needed to play great defense and be really solid in blocking out.”

The Hurricanes will lose five of its 11 players to graduation, but Keno hopes their influence will carry over to next season.

“We’ve had our ups and downs,” Keno said, “but I was fortunate as a first-year coach to have some great seniors. I kept challenging them. They listened and did what I asked. I’m very proud of them.”

BOYS BASKETBALL: Fox Tech misses playoffs but finds 3A a good fit

Natalia wins fourth-place tiebreaker



It’s not an exaggeration to claim that Fox Tech is a different school than the last time the Buffaloes qualified for the playoffs in 2010.

With more than 1,000 fewer students and a college-prep academic mission, Fox Tech had struggled with those effects on the courts and athletic fields as it was pitted against its fellow SAISD schools and burgeoning powerhouse Brennan. The Buffaloes finally got a reprieve this year, when redistricting placed them in District 26-3A.

Armed with a new lease on life, Fox Tech (13-20, 3-7) tied Natalia for fourth in the district and reached the doorstep of the playoffs. Although the Buffs had defeated the Mustangs Jan. 16 in their first 26-3A meeting, Natalia (14-15, 3-7) continually gathered momentum through the first three quarters and withstood Fox Tech’s comeback for a 60-47 tiebreaking win Feb. 20 at the Lanier Alumni Center.

The seven seniors on the roster hadn’t won a district game since they were freshmen prior to the season. The Buffaloes compiled a 12-77 record in the previous three years playing two classifications higher.

“The guys just jumped at the chance to be a contender,” Fox Tech coach Kellen Morgan said. “I’m so proud of this senior group. They learned how to win this year, and that’s not easy.

“To get 13 wins is incredible.”

By virtue of the win, Natalia holds the district’s fourth seed. The loss ended Fox Tech’s season.

“It can take us a while to get started,” Natalia coach Jeremy Glover said, “but when everybody is playing together and executing, we can be a good team.”

Natalia roared to a 7-2 start on a steal and layup from guard John Luevano (11 points). The Buffaloes cut the Mustangs’ lead to 10-6 at the end of the quarter with a basket from Gabriel Tirado and a pair of free throws from sophomore Roger McCracken.

Fox Tech entered the game without two of its three leading scorers by average. Senior Nick Buys (13.7 points a game) sustained a possible ankle fracture Feb. 13 against Marion. Senior Angel Lopez (7.7) was injured in the first Natalia game.

“Nick was someone we couldn’t replace,” Morgan said. “It took everyone stepping up.”

Mustangs center Bryan Trevino (19 points) scored seven of Natalia’s 22 second-quarter points. The Mustangs led 32-13 at halftime and 53-29 with 3:30 remaining in the game.

“Bryan’s the man,” Glover said. “When our guards are playing well, he can be very, very difficult to defend.”

Fox Tech senior Ruben Chapa scored 14 of his team-best 22 points in the fourth quarter. Chapa led the comeback by attacking the basket and getting to the foul stripe. Jacob Ortiz finished with 12 points.

“It was the first postseason game in six years for our fans and they were excited,” Morgan said. “Until the end, I think our players were feeling it. We were kind of out of control. Then we settled down and just started playing.

“Without Nick, Ruben had a heavier load than normal.”

Despite the substantial graduation loss of their seniors, the Buffaloes will return five players representing each of the other three classes.

“I think the seniors have set a great example,” Morgan said. “I really like our JV team. With some of our returning players like Roger McCracken, I look forward to the offseason and getting ready for next year.”

BOYS BASKETBALL: Central Catholic needs OT to subdue St. Joseph

Buttons’ Aguilar sinks winning foul shot

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic.


After absorbing a 26-point loss to Central Catholic Jan. 31 at home, Brownsville St. Joseph knew a different approach was called for Saturday.

St. Joseph employed a 1-3-1 trapping zone at Central Catholic that proved to be the great equalizer. The Bloodhounds took the host Buttons to overtime, but junior guard Raul Aguilar supplied the winning free throw with 1.8 seconds for a 56-55 TAPPS 2-5A win.

The challenge may have been just what Central Catholic (20-15, 4-2) needed as it prepared to face a tough 1-5A, Dallas Bishop Lynch (20-14), at 4:30 p.m. Friday in College Station. The Buttons finished second in district.

“We had some guys make plays (in overtime),” Central Catholic coach Bruce McConaghy said. “Their coach did a good job. We’d make a three-point play, then they’d get a three(-pointer).”

Central Catholic had already sewn up second place in the district, but Brownsville St. Joseph (17-11, 1-5) threatened to sap its playoff momentum.

The Bloodhounds had a chance to seize the lead after Central senior Jaime Nava (9 points) split two free throws with 25.4 seconds left in overtime. Aguilar (16 points) poked the ball away on the potential go-ahead shot and then hustled to claim the rebound.

“He does a great job of that,” McConaghy said. “Raul is very intuitive.”

Aguilar made one of the two resulting foul shots to finalize the win. St. Joseph wasn’t able to release a final shot.

“I don’t usually think of myself that way,” Aguilar said of being in position to win the game. “But it’s a free throw. You should be able to make a free throw.”

For most of the afternoon, shots weren’t falling for Central Catholic. That changed midway through the third quarter when Nava, Aguilar and sophomore Julian Rodriguez (8 points) made three-point baskets on consecutive possessions for a 28-28 tie.

“Our coach gave us the green light to keep shooting,” Aguilar said. “We knew they had to start falling eventually.”

That silenced a 15-4 Bloodhounds run that spanned the second and third quarter, but didn’t stifle the visitors . St. Joseph led 19-16 at halftime.

“The last time we played man-to-man,” Brownsville St. Joseph coach Sammy Lucio said, “but they’re a little too quick for us. We decided, as a coaching staff, to slow it down. We missed a few shots at the end, but our defense kept us in the game.”

Off a pass from Rodriguez, Aguilar nailed a three-pointer from the top of the key with 1:31 left in the fourth quarter. Central Catholic led 44-42, but St. Joseph freshman Kai Money (16 points) sent it to overtime with a pair of free throws.

Rodriguez fed Robert Elizondo (9 points) for a layup and drew a foul off an Aguilar steal. The sophomore’s free throw provided a 53-46 cushion with 1:26 left in overtime. The Bloodhounds’ Jorge Villarreal (15 points) and Money each made three-pointers to usher in the dramatic final moments.

“I think some of us thought it’d be easy because we beat them by 20 or 30 down there,” Aguilar said. “We were a little slow at the start.”

SOFTBALL: Area rankings (thru Feb. 25)

Through Feb. 25


TOP 15:


Rank-Team-Last year

1. East Central – 2

2. Southwest – 1

3. Brackenridge – 5

4. Holy Cross – 3

5. South San – 8

6. McCollum – 4

7. Edison – 6

8. Harlandale – 9

9. Highlands – 10

10. Jefferson – 7

11. Kennedy – 11

12. Burbank – 15

13. Southside – 14

14. Lanier – 12

15. Providence – 13


NR = not ranked

Last year = 2014 final rankings


SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru Feb. 28)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Feb. 22-28

Monday’s games

District 28-5A

Burbank (1-3, 0-0) vs. Sam Houston (0-5 ???, 0-0) at Villarreal Field No. 1 (ppd., to Tuesday)


Highlands (3-1) at Antonian (1-0) (score unavailable)

Tuesday’s games

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (1-4, 0-0) vs. Memorial (0-5, 0-0) at Edgewood Field No. 2 (ppd. to Wednesday)

Alamo Heights (1-2 ???, 1-0) 20, Kennedy (1-3-1, 0-1) 4 (4 innings)

Kerrville Tivy (0-4, 0-0) at Floresville (1-0 ???, 0-0) (ppd. to Wednesday)

Lockhart (2-1 ???, 1-0) 10, Seguin (1-3 ???, 0-1) 0 (5 innings)

District 28-5A

Brackenridge (3-4, 1-0) 20, Edison (5-3, 0-1) 3 (5 innings)

McCollum (5-2, 1-0) 18, Lanier (0-2 ???, 0-1) 2 (5 innings)

Burbank (2-3, 1-0) 21, Sam Houston (0-6 ???, 0-1) 0 (3 innings) 

Harlandale (2-2-1, 1-0) 20, Jefferson (2-5, 0-1) 4 (4 innings)

District 26-3A

Marion (0-1, 0-0) at Brooks Academy (0-0, 0-0) (score unavailable)


Bandera (5-1) 4, Holy Cross (4-3) 3

East Central (8-0) 10, Brandeis (1-2 ???) 7

Taft (6-0) 7, Southwest (5-3) 5

Wednesday’s games

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (2-4, 1-0) 19, Memorial (0-6, 0-1) 0 (3 innings)

Floresville (7-0, 1-0) 10, Kerrville Tivy (0-6, 0-1) 9


Thursday’s games


D’Hanis Tournament

AREA TEAMS Sam Houston (0-6 ???). FINALS Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Harlandale ISD Tournament

OTHER AREA TEAMS Burbank (2-3), Jefferson (2-5), Kennedy (1-3-1), McCollum (5-2), South San (5-0). FINALS Saturday.

Somerset 15, Harlandale (2-3-1) 2  (4 innings)

Judson/East Central Tournament

East Central (9-0) 12, Uvalde 0 (5 innings)

Johnson 3, Brackenridge (3-5) 0

Laredo ISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Edison (5-3), Highlands (3-1). FINALS – Saturday. (scores unavailable)

NEISD Tournament

OTHER AREA TEAMS – Providence (0-0). FINALS – Saturday.

Holy Cross (4-3-1) 6, Carrizo Springs 6 (5 innings)

Pearsall Tournament

AREA TEAMS Lanier (0-2 ???), Southside (0-3 ???). FINALS Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Southwest Tournament

Southwest (6-4) 8, Corpus Christi Moody 4
Medina Valley 4, Southwest (6-4) 3


Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (2-2 ???, 1-0) at Boerne Champion (2-4, 1-0), 7 p.m. (scores unavailable)

Floresville (7-0, 1-0 ???) vs. Kennedy (1-3-1, 0-1) at Edgewood Field No. 1, 7 p.m. (scores unavailable)

Memorial (0-6, 0-1) at Lockhart (2-1 ???, 1-0), 7 p.m. (scores unavailable)

San Marcos (4-4, 1-0) 12, Seguin (1-5, 0-2) 4


D’Hanis Tournament

AREA TEAMS Sam Houston (0-6 ???). FINALS Saturday.  (scores unavailable)

Harlandale ISD Tournament

OTHER AREA TEAMS Burbank (2-3), Kennedy (1-3-1). FINALS Saturday.

South San (7-0) 13, Harlandale (2-3-1) 1 (5 innings)
South San (7-0) 11, Jefferson (2-6) 4
McCollum (6-2) 11, Pleasanton 9

Judson/East Central Tournament

Judson 7, Brackenridge (3-6) 5
East Central (10-0)
12, Madison 0

Laredo ISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Edison (5-3), Highlands (3-1). FINALS – Saturday.

NEISD Tournament

OTHER AREA TEAMS –  Providence (0-0). FINALS – Saturday. 

Clemens 5, Holy Cross (4-4) 2

Pearsall Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Lanier (0-2 ???), Southside (0-3 ???). FINALS Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Southwest Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Southwest (5-3). FINALS – Saturday. (tournament canceled)

Saturday’s games


D’Hanis Tournament

AREA TEAMS Sam Houston (0-6 ???). FINALS Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Harlandale ISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS Burbank (2-3), Harlandale (2-3-1), Jefferson (2-6), Kennedy (1-3-1), McCollum (6-2), South San (7-0)(tournament canceled)

Judson/East Central Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Brackenridge (3-4 ???), East Central (10-0). (tournament canceled)

Laredo ISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Edison (5-3), Highlands (3-1). FINALS – Saturday. (scores unavailable)

NEISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Holy Cross (4-3), Providence (0-0). FINALS – Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Pearsall Tournament

AREA TEAMS Lanier (0-2 ???), Southside (0-3 ???). FINALS Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Southwest Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Southwest (5-3). (tournament canceled)

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru Feb. 28)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Feb. 22-28

Monday’s games


Brackenridge (0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-0) (score unavailable)

East Central (0-0) vs. Burbank (0-0) at SAISD Field No. 1 (ppd. to Tuesday)

Memorial (0-0) vs. Edison (0-0) at SAISD Field No. 2 (ppd. to Tuesday)

McCollum (0-0) at Floresville (0-0) (score unavailable)

Holy Cross (0-0) at Lytle (0-0) (ppd. to Tuesday)

Lee (0-0) vs. Highlands (0-0) at SAISD Field No. 1 (score unavailable)

Central Catholic (0-1) vs. Brennan (0-0) at Northside Field No. 2 (canceled)


Tuesday’s games


Southwest (0-0) vs. Brandeis (0-0) at Northside Field No. 2 (ppd. to Wednesday)

East Central (1-0) 9, Burbank (0-1) 3

Edison (1-0) 14, Memorial (0-1) 11

Lytle (1-0) 7, Holy Cross (0-1) 6

Cuero (0-0) at Southside (0-0) (score unavailable)

Holmes (0-0) vs. Harlandale (0-0) at Tejeda Complex (canceled)

Kennedy (1-0) 13, Lanier (0-1) 3 (5 innings)

Stevens (1-0) 6, South San (0-1) 4

Wednesday’s games

Brandeis (1-0) 28, Southwest (0-1) 13 (6 innings)

Thursday’s games


Border Olympics

At Laredo

South San (1-2) 2, Eagle Pass Winn 0
Laredo United 17, South San (1-2) 2 (6 innings)

Dilley Tournament

AREA TEAMS Southside (0-0). FINALS – Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Harlandale ISD Tournament

Central Catholic (1-1) 2, Harlandale (0-1) 1
Marshall 17, Memorial (0-2) 0
Medina Valley 12, McCollum (0-1) 1 (5 innings)

Pleasanton Tournament

Devine 4, Holy Cross (1-2) 3
Holy Cross (1-2) 4, Orange Grove 3

SAISD Tournament

OTHER AREA TEAMS – Burbank (0-1), Jefferson (0-0), Southwest (0-1). FINALS – Saturday at SAISD Complex. Consolation championship: 2:30 p.m. Third place & finals: 5 p.m.

Seguin 15, Brackenridge (0-1) 2
Sam Houston (1-0) 8, Kennedy (1-1) 1
East Central (2-0) 18, Lanier (0-1) 0 (4 innings)
Floresville 17, Edison (1-1) 0 (4 innings)
Highlands (1-0) 5, Roosevelt 3


Friday’s games


Border Olympics

At Laredo

Edinburg Vela 5, South San (1-4) 1
Corpus Christi Calallen 10, South San (1-4) 2

Dilley Tournament

AREA TEAMS Southside (0-0 ???). FINALS – Saturday. (scores unavailable)

Harlandale ISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Central Catholic (0-1), Harlandale (0-0), McCollum (0-0), Memorial (0-1).

Harlandale (1-1) 12, Warren 0 (4 innings)
Central Catholic (2-1) 9, Somerset 3

Pleasanton Tournament

Holy Cross (2-2) 6, Cotulla 1

SAISD Tournament

Brackenridge (1-1) 8, Roosevelt 5
Lanier (1-1) 11, Edison (1-2) 3

Saturday’s games


Border Olympics

At Laredo

AREA TEAMS South San (1-4). (tournament canceled)

Dilley Tournament

AREA TEAMS Southside (0-0 ???). (tournament canceled)

Harlandale ISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Central Catholic (2-1), Harlandale (1-1), McCollum (0-1), Memorial (0-2). (tournament canceled)

Pleasanton Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Holy Cross (2-2). (tournament canceled)

SAISD Tournament

AREA TEAMS – Brackenridge (1-1), Burbank (0-1), East Central (2-0), Edison (1-2), Highlands (1-0), Jefferson (0-0), Kennedy (1-1), Lanier (1-1), Sam Houston (1-0), Southwest (0-1). (tournament canceled)

BOYS BASKETBALL: Area playoff results (thru Feb. 28)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Feb. 22-28

Monday’s game


BI-district round

Clark (19-13) 52, South San (24-8) 41


Tuesday’s games


BI-district round

Warren (16-17) 83, East Central (20-12) 77



BI-district round

Sam Houston (13-13) 57, Alamo Heights (21-8) 56

Burbank (24-10) 57, Seguin (15-18) 47

Floresville (25-10) 70, Brackenridge (16-13) 62

San Marcos (19-15) 63, Lanier (21-13) 61


Friday’s games



Area round

Sam Houston (14-13) 55, Austin Vandegrift (23-12) 49

Cedar Park (25-6) 61, Burbank (24-11) 43



Regional round

Central Catholic (21-15) 43, Dallas Bishop Lynch (20-15) 40


Saturday’s game


State quarterfinals

Plano Prestonwood Christian (30-5) 85, Central Catholic (21-16) 51

BOYS BASKETBALL: Area playoff pairings (thru Feb. 21)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Feb. 23-28

Monday-Friday games


BI-district round

East Central (20-11) vs. Warren (15-17) at Alamo Convocation Center, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

South San (24-7) vs. Clark (18-13) at Alamo Convocation Center, Monday, 7:30 p.m.



BI-district round

Lanier (21-12) vs. Seguin (15-17) at Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s Univ., Tuesday, 8 p.m.

Burbank (23-10) vs. San Marcos (18-15) at Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s Univ., Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (12-14) vs. Alamo Heights (21-7) at Alamo Convocation Center, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Brackenridge (16-12) vs. Floresville (24-10) at South San, Tuesday, 7 p.m.



Regional round

Central Catholic (19-15) vs. Dallas Bishop Lynch (20-14) or Plano John Paul II (15-17) at A&M Consolidated H.S., College Station., Friday, 4:30 p.m.