Volleyball season opener is Aug. 11 at home against Hawks

The Lady Badgers ended the preseason with a close scrimmage at home against Salado. After being outscored 25-27 and 24-26, the Lady Badgers won the last set 26-24. Statistical leaders included Cobie Chandler, 7 kills; and Laurcy Bender and Tatum Linney, 1 ace each.

Bull riders place at World Finals

Ridge Hughes, left, placed eighth out of 70 riders at the Youth Bull Riders World Finals in Abilene last week, and his older brother Riggen finished ninth out of 50 in his division. JEFF LOWE

Badger football practice in full swing

Senior receiver Mike Murray makes a one-handed catch in practice on Tuesday. Murray has received offers from the University of New Mexico and the University of Tulsa. The Badgers’ first scrimmage is Aug. 21 at home, and the season opener is Aug. 28 at home against Brownwood. JEFF LOWE

The Lampasas ISD Athletic Department announced it will not sell football season tickets this year to the public as it has in the past. The most recent UIL guidelines at press time called for attendance to be limited to 50% of the stadium’s capacity.

Tennis workouts underway

Caylin Watson follows through on a forehand volley on the first day of tennis practice at Lampasas High School on Tuesday. Watson starts the season at No. 1 on the girls’ team ladder, but coach Kenneth Peiser said players will challenge each other for top spots once a week in practice. JEFF LOWE

Multiple scrimmages lead up to volleyball opener

Lady Badger senior Brandi Straley, right, passes the ball at volleyball practice on Tuesday. The Lady Badgers’ first varsity scrimmages are Aug. 7 in Wimberley against Johnson City at 8:45 a.m., Wimberley at 10 a.m. and Poth at 11:15 a.m. Lampasas will host Salado for a varsity scrimmage on Saturday at 11 a.m. JEFF LOWE