Lampasas hosts junior rodeo

Marshall Belanger competes in bull riding at the Lampasas Junior Rodeo Saturday night at the 580 Sports Complex. Full results were not available at press time.

Badgers counting down to kickoff

Badger senior Keagan Richardson carries the ball in a goalline drill at practice. This was the Badgers’ third week of practice, and the first regular-season game is one week away. Look for expanded coverage of the football season in the Dispatch Record’s Aug. 28 Fall Sports Preview. JEFF LOWE

The Lady Badger varsity volleyball team dropped a hard-fought match 22-25, 22-25, 22-25 at Academy on Tuesday. Just a few days earlier, the two teams met in Salado, and the Bees won 17-25, 16-25, 15-25.

Lampasas Soccer Association is seeking players for the fall season to compete in the Capital Area Youth Soccer Association traveling league.

‘Average to good’ dove season in forecast

A dove rests in a pecan tree during a previous season. Texas Parks and Wildlife migratory birds specialist Owen Fitzsimmons predicts an “average to good” season when hunting begins Sept. 1. Fitzsimmons added that nesting activity is mostly done for the summer, Hurricane Hanna’s impact will not significantly hurt hunting in the prime South Texas region, and participation should be high as “people are just ready to get out.” FILE PHOTO

Football enters third week of practice

The Badgers have received well-deserved hype for offensive firepower, but their defense forced two shutouts last year and held seven teams to two touchdowns or less.