Lometa announces valedictorian, salutatorian

Taylor Dunlap, left, is the valedictorian of the Lometa High School Class of 2020. Sage Thompson is salutatorian. Dunlap is the daughter of Jimmy and Tanya Thompson. Sage Thompson’s parents -- no relation to Dunlap’s parents -- are Mackey and Brenda Thompson. CHERI JAY-WIENEKCE

Whitehead receives offer from West Point

Incoming Lampasas senior Ace Whitehead announced on Twitter last week that he has received an offer to play baseball at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Texas Military Department offers COVID tests in Lometa

Members of the Texas Military Department, from left, Sgt. Sukup, Pfc. Ramon and Sgt. Lambuth work in a COVID-19 mobile testing collection site at the Lometa Fire Department. The test site opened on Wednesday. At press time, the number of total tests, and positive and negative results, had not been announced.

Outing gives new meaning to ‘Sunday drive’

Stacie Fesler drives a carriage pulled by “Big Boy,” a 14-year-old Belgian draft gelding, as Fesler’s mother, Julie Figurski, waves Sunday afternoon on West First Street. Longtime horseman Russell Smith, standing at the back of the carriage, coached Fesler throughout the old-fashioned excursion -- a Mother’s Day treat for Figurski. Fesler got Big Boy from an Amish farm in Kentucky about three months ago.

Academic all-state baseball

Lampasas seniors Ethan Rascoe and Hunter Rebando received academic all-state recognition in baseball.

MaxPreps zeroes in on ‘Players to Watch’

MaxPreps, a nationwide website that keeps statistics, records and recruiting information on high school sports, ranked several Badgers among the top football players to watch in 2020.

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