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In the Goldthwaite FFA Junior Rodeo last weekend at T.A. Head Arena, Katie Procter of Lampasas won the 13-15 age division in barrel racing.

The annual Toughest 10K, 5K and one-mile race on the Saturday of Spring Ho week are on schedule for July 11.

Dave Campbell ranks Badgers third in preseason

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine put the spotlight on Ace Whitehead and the No. 3 - ranked Badgers in the summer edition released recently to early subscribers.

After losing D-I receivers, Badgers refine pass game

Competing in 7-on-7 is normally a major part of a passing team’s preparation for the fall football season. This year, the Badgers and other high school teams across Texas will rely more on sport-specific drills during summer conditioning, since the state’s 7-on-7 association canceled its season.

LHS golfers receive awards

At the Lampasas High School golf banquet on Sunday, Battlin’ Badgers were announced, and four graduating seniors were awarded scholarships. Pictured, left to right, are senior Sara Olson, girls’ Battlin’ Badger LeeAnn Parker (a junior), boys’ Battlin’ Badger Hunter Vessels (a senior), and Kirsten Richards and Andrea Vandegrift -- also seniors.

Hughes qualifies for nationals in bull riding

Riggen Hughes of Kempner placed third in bull riding at the Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals in Abilene last week. He scored a 59 on the first go, no score on the second and a 78 in the short go for a total score of 137 (38 points). Hughes advances to the National High School Rodeo Association finals, which start July 17 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Layton Eckermann placed third in the 8-9 age division of a golf tournament at Blanket on Thursday. He shot a 51 in the nine-hole competition. The tournament was part of the West Texas Junior Champions Tour.

Showcase evaluates Lady Badger talent

Incoming eighth-grader Addison Borchardt, left, and incoming sophomore Payton Tatum attended a basketball event called the Check Me Out Showcase in Austin last weekend. Over 140 players participated, including players committed to the University of Texas and Baylor. Three of the nation’s top talent evaluators for women’s basketball -- Brandon Clay, Chris Hansen and Shane Laflin -- attended.

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