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.

Allan fifth in boys’ team history

Joel Allan’s 86-46 (65.2%) record gives him the fifthbest winning percentage in Badger boys’ tennis history. Records date back to 1999-2000. Allan is one of four seniors in the program, with Exavier Gonzales, Jade Beavers and David Neary. Neary/Allan were regional qualifiers in 2019.

Hole-in-one at Hancock Park

Jimbo Sargent shot a hole-in-one on Hole 17 at Hancock Park Golf Course on Tuesday. He is shown on Wednesday with the Callaway Warbird ball he used for the 150-yard shot. Witnesses were Bobby Booth and Paul Holland of Austin, and Joe Olivares of Lampasas. Sargent walks the 18-hole course almost every weekday morning with Olivares, and this was the third hole-in-one that he recalled in his lifetime.

Rodeo returns

The American Junior Rodeo Association pulled together an event on little notice last Friday through Sunday at Hamilton’s Circle T Arena. Some regular competitors saw their first action in about two months.

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Lometa senior Sage Thompson earned an athletic scholarship to compete on the Navarro College cheer squad, a 14-time national champion team.

Jim Sargent shot a hole-in-one on Hole 17 at Hancock Park Golf Course on May 5. He made the 150-yard shot with a Callaway Warbird ball.

Witnesses were Bobby Booth and Paul Holland of Austin, and Joe Olivares of Lampasas. 

Long ranks as top junior unoffered lineman

Football recruiting organization Can’t Miss Sports named John Long, left, the No. 1 offensive lineman without official offers in the Class of 2021. Long helped the Badgers score 777 points and average more than 500 yards per game in 2019. The Badger left guard was followed in the rankings by Case Rodriguez of Lubbock Cooper, Dion Daniels of Tyler Lee and Chandler Poggensee of Burleson.

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