Liberty Hill, the topranked girls’ team in Conference 4A, was eliminated from the playoffs by Houston Wheatley. With all teams in Lampasas’ district eliminated, the all-district list was announced. The following Lady Badgers were recognized: Jelecia Magee, Newcomer of the Year

Alyssa Ayers, pictured at the Lampasas meet, is ranked first in the region going into the THSWPA regional powerlifting meet Saturday.



Ace Whitehead, 5 innings, 11 strikeouts


Whitehead 3-6, 2 runs scored Mason Steele 3-5, 1 run scored Hunter Gholson 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 run scored

Game one stats were unavailable at press time.

The Lady Badgers went 4-0 in the Marble Falls softball tournament, which was relocated to Leander Glenn’s turf field due to rain. Lampasas (5-1) beat opponents by a combined score of 41-2.

Lampasas High School cheerleading coach Shannon Lindsey was named TGCA Cheer Coach of the Year for Conference 4A. Lindsey has led the squad to the state finals all three years that it has been offered as a UIL sport.

Cameron Everts won his third-place match against Rishard Woodley of Carrollton Creekview at the 5A state wrestling tournament Saturday. UIL does not offer Conference 4A wrestling, so Lampasas has competed in a division with larger schools throughout the year.

The Badgers cut a doubledigit, fourth-quarter deficit to five points but could not overcome Waco Connally’s speed and aggressive defense. The Connally Cadets topped Lampasas 64-59 in the area basketball playoffs Friday night in Belton.

Phillip Blackstock (3) takes a shot against Giddings during the Badgers’ 50-48 playoff victory Tuesday. Bryce Winter, far left, prepares for a rebound. See page 6 for a re-cap of