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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.

This week's poll is live as Abilene High's Trakenya Roberson and Jalen McGee, Cooper's Noah Garcia and Jennika Willis an...
12/02/2019
Vote Now: Make your choice for Local Player of the Week for Nov. 25-30

This week's poll is live as Abilene High's Trakenya Roberson and Jalen McGee, Cooper's Noah Garcia and Jennika Willis and Wylie's Bailey Roberts and Payton Brooks are all up for Local Player of the Week
VOTE: https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/12/02/vote-make-your-choice-local-player-week-nov-25-30/2586485001/

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 Nov. 30.

The Hardin-Simmons women's soccer team battled its way to the second round of the NCAA tournament, but the run ended Sun...
11/18/2019
Hardin-Simmons women's soccer ends season in NCAA tournament's second round

The Hardin-Simmons women's soccer team battled its way to the second round of the NCAA tournament, but the run ended Sunday against Trinity
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2019/11/17/hardin-simmons-cowgirls-trinity-tigers-ncaa-tournament-womens-soccer/4221202002/

The Hardin-Simmons women's soccer team's season came to a close in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the hands of Trinity.

Heart of a Cowgirl: In a year where there were a lot of questions, the Hardin-Simmons women's soccer team was led by its...
11/15/2019
Heart of a Cowgirl: Bernal, Groom lead Hardin-Simmons women's soccer into NCAA tournament

Heart of a Cowgirl: In a year where there were a lot of questions, the Hardin-Simmons women's soccer team was led by its four seniors, including ASC Offensive Player of the Year Taylor Bernal and Defensive Player of the Year Kendell Groom
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2019/11/15/hardin-simmons-women-soccer-seniors-kendell-groom-taylor-bernal/2570327001/

Every senior class leaves an impact on a program, but that might be more true for the four Hardin-Simmons women's soccer seniors this year.

Local Player of the Week: Wylie's Cason Hanna did a little bit of everything, including intercepting a pass and blocking...
10/30/2019
Local Player of the Week: Wylie football's Cason Hanna delivers in all three phases

Local Player of the Week: Wylie's Cason Hanna did a little bit of everything, including intercepting a pass and blocking a field goal attempt, for the Bulldogs on Friday night
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/10/30/local-player-week-wylie-footballs-hanna-delivers/4096481002/

Coaches talk about being efficient in all three in all three phases and Cason Hanna helped in all three for the Wylie football team last week.

Hardin-Simmons quarterback Kyle Jones is making his second start for the Cowboys today. He will make that start in the p...
10/26/2019
Hardin-Simmons quarterback Kyle Jones returns to start of college career, UMHB as a rival

Hardin-Simmons quarterback Kyle Jones is making his second start for the Cowboys today. He will make that start in the place he began his college career with Mary Hardin-Baylor
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2019/10/25/hardin-simmons-football-quarterback-kyle-jones-mary-hardin-baylor/4054589002/

When Hardin-Simmons quarterback Kyle Jones first put on a college uniform, it was for Mary Hardin-Baylor.

No. 15 Hardin-Simmons football travels to Belton to take on No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor at 1 p.m.Here's what you need to kn...
10/26/2019
Even more on the line as No. 15 Hardin-Simmons football travels to No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor

No. 15 Hardin-Simmons football travels to Belton to take on No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor at 1 p.m.
Here's what you need to know:
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2019/10/25/hardin-simmons-mary-hardin-baylor-college-football-preview/4054540002/

The No. 15 Hardin-Simmons football team makes the trip to Belton facing No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor with a possible playoff spot on the line.

‪Local Player of the Week: With points at a premium in Friday’s game, Abilene High kicker Joseph Martinez stepped up to ...
10/09/2019
Local Player of the Week: Abilene High kicker Martinez delivers in low-scoring win

‪Local Player of the Week: With points at a premium in Friday’s game, Abilene High kicker Joseph Martinez stepped up to hit a pair of field goals and a PAT and earn this week’s honor‬
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/10/09/local-player-week-abilene-high-kicker-martinez-delivers-win/3898981002/‬

Points were hard to come by on Friday night for the Abilene High football team, but Joseph Martinez stepped up.

Local Player of the Week: Wylie's Courtney Holmes wins award. Check out who made This Week's Top 5 and Other Top Perform...
10/02/2019
Local Player of the Week: Courtney Holmes helps lead Wylie team tennis to district title

Local Player of the Week: Wylie's Courtney Holmes wins award. Check out who made This Week's Top 5 and Other Top Performers:
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/10/02/local-player-week-holmes-leads-wylie-tennis-district-title/3841945002/

Wylie tennis picked up a pair of wins last week to claim the District 4-5A title, and Courtney Holmes had some impressive scores to help lead the way.

Local Players of the Week: Abilene High’s Ruth Hill and ⁦‪Kaitlyn Strain‬⁩ were a dominant force as the tennis team cont...
09/25/2019
Local Players of the Week: Ruth Hill and Kaitlyn Strain dominate for Abilene High tennis

Local Players of the Week: Abilene High’s Ruth Hill and ⁦‪Kaitlyn Strain‬⁩ were a dominant force as the tennis team continues to roll
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/09/25/local-players-of-the-week-hill-and-strain-dominate-for-abilene-high-tennis/2443231001/

The Abilene High tennis team has been dominant in district play, and that continued as Ruth Hill and Kaitlyn Strain put up dominating performances.

Local Player of the Week: Wylie volleyball's Lilly Kate Doby shows off her versatility on the court to win this week's h...
09/19/2019
Local Player of the Week: Lilly Kate Doby does a bit of everything for Wylie volleyball

Local Player of the Week: Wylie volleyball's Lilly Kate Doby shows off her versatility on the court to win this week's honor
Wylie Varsity Volleyball
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/09/18/local-player-of-the-week-lilly-kate-doby-does-a-bit-of-everything-for-abilene-wylie-volleyball/2364033001/

Wylie volleyball's Lilly Kate Doby showed off her versatility this past week leading the Lady Bulldogs and earning Local Player of the Week honors.

The No. 9 Hardin-Simmons football team hosts Trinity in nonconference action tonight at Shelton StadiumHere's what you n...
09/14/2019
No. 9 Hardin-Simmons football carries momentum into 2019 home opener against Trinity

The No. 9 Hardin-Simmons football team hosts Trinity in nonconference action tonight at Shelton Stadium
Here's what you need to know:
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/hardin-simmons/2019/09/13/no-9-hardin-simmons-football-carries-momentum-into-2019-home-opener-against-trinity/2275079001/

The ninth-ranked Hardin-Simmons football team plays at Shelton Stadium for the first time in 2019 as Trinity comes to Abilene at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The D3football.com and American Southwest Conference ties are strong & deep for McMurry's Jordan Neal who will be on the...
09/14/2019
First McMurry home football game 'surreal' for Abilene native Jordan Neal

The D3football.com and American Southwest Conference ties are strong & deep for McMurry's Jordan Neal who will be on the sideline in his hometown of Abilene for the first time as a head coach against a former team and coach he coached with
McMurry University McMurry University Football McMurry University Athletics
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/mcmurry/2019/09/13/first-mcmurry-home-football-game-surreal-for-abilene-native-jordan-neal/2304521001/

The Jordan Neal era at McMurry football has begun, but what that truly means is still unknown.

It's McMurry football gameday, the first home game of the season brings @ASC_sports foe Howard Payne to Wilford Moore St...
09/14/2019
McMurry football hosts upstart Howard Payne in home, American Southwest Conference opener

It's McMurry football gameday, the first home game of the season brings @ASC_sports foe Howard Payne to Wilford Moore Stadium at 1 p.m.
McMurry University McMurry University Athletics McMurry University Football
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/mcmurry/2019/09/13/mcmurry-football-hosts-upstart-howard-payne-in-home-american-southwest-conference-opener/2275229001/

The McMurry football team welcomes Howard Payne to Willford Moore Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m. as the teams begin American Southwest Conference play.

Local Player of the Week: Wylie volleyball's Pierson Sanders snags award after helping the Lady Bulldogs to a pair of 3-...
09/11/2019
Local Player of the Week: Abilene Wylie volleyball's libero Pierson Sanders earns honor

Local Player of the Week: Wylie volleyball's Pierson Sanders snags award after helping the Lady Bulldogs to a pair of 3-0 victories last week. Cooper volleyball's Jennika Willis leads This Week's Top 5
https://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/09/11/local-player-of-the-week-abilene-wylie-volleyballs-libero-pierson-sanders-earns-honor/2289043001/

Pierson Sanders is a key figure on the court for the Wylie volleyball team and she proved why in a pair of 3-0 wins last week.

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