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HSU's Damonn Harrison and McMurry's Sean Germany were named All-Americans on Tuesday by the USTFCCCAMcMurry Track & Fiel...
05/20/2020
Hardin-Simmons' Harrison, McMurry's Germany named D3 men's indoor track All-Americans

HSU's Damonn Harrison and McMurry's Sean Germany were named All-Americans on Tuesday by the USTFCCCA
McMurry Track & Field and Cross Country HSU Track and Field
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/2020/05/20/hsu-harrison-mcmurry-germany-division-3-all-american/5225983002/

Hardin-Simmons' Damonn Harrison and McMurry's Sean Germany were named men's indoor track and field All-Americans by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday.

Here are the All-District teams from 3-6A and 4-5A featuring players from Abilene High, Cooper and Wylie for the 2020 se...
05/03/2020
2020 Abilene high school all-district soccer teams

Here are the All-District teams from 3-6A and 4-5A featuring players from Abilene High, Cooper and Wylie for the 2020 season
Abilene High School Booster Club Cooper Cougars Wylie HS All-Sports Booster Club
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/05/03/2020-abilene-high-school-all-district-soccer-teams/3013517001/

The All-District 3-6A and 4-5A boys and girls soccer teams featuring Abilene High, Cooper and Wylie for the 2019-20 season.

Today was supposed to be the Hardin-Simmons football team's Spring Challenge. Instead, the Cowboys are facing a differen...
04/24/2020
Hardin-Simmons football experiencing a different kind of Spring Challenge

Today was supposed to be the Hardin-Simmons football team's Spring Challenge. Instead, the Cowboys are facing a different kind of challenge this spring
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2020/04/23/hardin-simmons-football-experiencing-different-spring-challenge/5154443002/

The Hardin-Simmons football team is experiencing a different kind of challenge this spring instead of its annual end to spring practices.

This is Jordan Neal's second time without spring football. But it's under different circumstances for the second-year Mc...
04/23/2020
McMurry football coach Neal trying to keep things 'consistent' without spring practices

This is Jordan Neal's second time without spring football. But it's under different circumstances for the second-year McMurry head coach and he is trying to keep things consistent for the War Hawks
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/mcmurry/2020/04/22/mcmurry-football-coach-neal-trying-keep-things-consistent/5154420002/

It was under different circumstances, but McMurry head football coach Jordan Neal has gone into a a summer and fall without spring practices before.

‪The NCAA giving spring sport athletes another year of eligibility is the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean every...
04/02/2020
Hardin-Simmons, McMurry seniors left with difficult decisions at Division III level

‪The NCAA giving spring sport athletes another year of eligibility is the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean every senior is able to take advantage. That’s especially true at Division III Hardin-Simmons and McMurry University‬‬
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2020/04/01/hardin-simmons-mcmurry-seniors-left-difficult-decisions-division-3/5095135002/‬

There are several things athletic directors, coaches and athletes plan for. Having an entire spring season cancelled isn't one of them.

Abilene and Wylie ISDs have announced athletic cancellations for Thursday and Friday due to growing Coronavirus concerns...
03/12/2020
Abilene, Wylie ISDs announces athletic cancellations amid health, Coronavirus concerns

Abilene and Wylie ISDs have announced athletic cancellations for Thursday and Friday due to growing Coronavirus concerns with a decision about to be made about Saturday to come later
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/03/12/abilene-wylie-isds-announce-athletic-cancellations-health-reasons/5029872002/

On Wednesday night, Abilene ISD announced it would cancel athletic events on Thursday and Friday, Wylie ISD followed suit on Thursday morning.

03/12/2020

BREAKING: Abilene ISD has canceled all athletic events on Thursday and Friday due to health concerns. Cooper softball was scheduled to play Midland High on Thursday while both Cooper and Abilene High were set to host games in the AISD Tournament this weekend. A decision will be made regarding Saturday's boys regional powerlifting meet in Plainview after a meeting on Friday morning

VOTE: The latest Local Player of the Week poll is now live. Get your votes in before Wednesday at 2 p.m.This week’s nomi...
03/09/2020
Vote Now: Make your choice for Local Player of the Week for March 2-7

VOTE: The latest Local Player of the Week poll is now live. Get your votes in before Wednesday at 2 p.m.
This week’s nominees are
KK Roberson, Abilene High; Cooper Hrbacek, Wylie; Summer Simmons, Cooper; Molly Mason, Wylie; Braiden Hill, Cooper; Enock Hafashimana
Click on the link to vote:
https://t.co/4KIwf12oUw?amp=1

Here are the top performers from the Abilene high schools vying to be the Reporter-News Local Player of the Week for the week ending March 7.

The McMurry men's basketball team is down, but far from out. The War Hawks struggled at home, but have a chance to reach...
02/09/2020
Difficult homestand leaves McMurry men's basketball searching for wins on the road

The McMurry men's basketball team is down, but far from out. The War Hawks struggled at home, but have a chance to reach the American Southwest Conference tournament with a strong finish on the road
McMurry University McMurry University Athletics
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/mcmurry/2020/02/09/difficult-homestand-leaves-mcmurry-mens-basketball-searching-road-wins/4704341002/

A tough stretch continued for the McMurry men's basketball team on Saturday in a 67-57 loss to Louisiana College.

The Hardin-Simmons men's basketball team's starting lineup is ever changing, but no matter who is on the court the Cowbo...
02/07/2020
Ever-changing Hardin-Simmons men's basketball lineup finding rhythm late in the season

The Hardin-Simmons men's basketball team's starting lineup is ever changing, but no matter who is on the court the Cowboys are beginning to get the job done
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2020/02/07/ever-changing-hardin-simmons-mens-basketball-lineup-finding-rhythm/4684977002/

Matt Brackett has used 11 different starters and seven different combinations for the Hardin-Simmons men's basketball team, and it's still changing.

Freshman Parris Parmer has been a starter since the beginning of the Hardin-Simmons women’s basketball season, but ahead...
02/01/2020
Freshman Parris Parmer making immediate impact for Hardin-Simmons women's basketball team

Freshman Parris Parmer has been a starter since the beginning of the Hardin-Simmons women’s basketball season, but ahead of the Cowgirls biggest game today her role has grown
San Angelo Central Bobcats San Angelo Standard-Times Sports San Angelo Standard-Times
https://t.co/LDuNU7Vol5

Parris Parmer's transition from San Angelo Central to Hardin-Simmons has been a smooth one and she is now a key piece for the women's basketball team.

Nothing came easy on Thursday night, but the Hardin-Simmons men's basketball team did just enough to pull away from McMu...
01/24/2020
Hardin-Simmons men's basketball gets much-needed ASC win at McMurry

Nothing came easy on Thursday night, but the Hardin-Simmons men's basketball team did just enough to pull away from McMurry in the second half for a vital American Southwest Conference victory
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2020/01/24/hardin-simmons-mens-basketball-gets-much-needed-win-mcmurry/4561425002/

The Hardin-Simmons men's basketball team picked up a much-needed victory on Thursday, knocking off crosstown rival McMurry 65-59 at Kimbrell Arena.

Parris Parmer had a career night as the Hardin-Simmons women's basketball team beat McMurry to complete the season serie...
01/24/2020
Parmer, Hardin-Simmons women's basketball push past McMurry late for season sweep

Parris Parmer had a career night as the Hardin-Simmons women's basketball team beat McMurry to complete the season series sweep.
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2020/01/23/parmer-hardin-simmons-womens-basketball-push-past-mcmurry/4560985002/

A dominant fourth-quarter performance was enough to lift the Hardin-Simmons women's basketball team past McMurry at Kimbrell Arena on Thursday night.

Catclaw Roundup: Cooper came back to beat Wylie in a battle worthy of district rivals while Abilene High bounced back to...
12/14/2019
Abilene Cooper boys basketball comes back to beat Wylie in Catclaw Classic thriller

Catclaw Roundup: Cooper came back to beat Wylie in a battle worthy of district rivals while Abilene High bounced back to beat Seminole in the Gold bracket
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/12/13/abilene-cooper-boys-basketball-beats-wylie-catclaw-classic-thriller/2644964001/

A chance at the tournament title was on the line, but it felt like more when the Wylie and Cooper boys basketball teams took the floor of Bulldog Gym.

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