RIO VISTA — The Rio Vista Eagles are set to face their biggest test of the 2021 season against No. 14 Tolar in the Class 2A area playoffs.
After getting past Royse City in a three-game series in the Class 5A bi-district playoffs, the Joshua Owls are set to do battle against No. 4-ranked Hallsville in the area round.
Winners of eight of their last nine outings, the Alvarado Indians have hit their stride at the opportune time of the season. And now Alvarado will look to continue its winning ways with a Class 4A area series against Melissa.
The 2021 UIL softball playoffs have reached the regional quarterfinals this week with three Johnson County teams still in action. Following are regional quarterfinal playoff pairings:
The 2021 UIL baseball playoffs advance to the area round this week with seven Johnson County teams still in action. Area-round playoff pairings are:
After winning a marathon game 1 in 13 innings, the Burleson Centennial Lady Spartans couldn't turn that momentum and 1-0 series lead into an area championship as Aledo came back to win games 2 and 3 to advance to the Class 5A Region I quarterfinals.
Thanks to efficient and dominant pitching, the Burleson Centennial Spartans secured a Class 5A bi-district championship with wins of 6-0 and 6-1 to sweep Fort Worth Arlington Heights.
MINERAL WELLS — The Rio Vista Lady Eagles grinded out a 2-1 victory over Archer City on Saturday night to advance to the Class 2A regional quarterfinals.
RIO VISTA — After making the playoffs for the first time since 2007, the Rio Vista Eagles made sure it wasn't a short, one-and-done trip in the postseason as they swept Axtell to claim a Class 2A bi-district championship and advance to the area playoffs.
BURLESON — The Lady Elks suffered a pair of close defeats against Justin Northwest as Burleson's season came to a close in the Class 5A Region I area playoffs Friday.
KENNEDALE — The 2021 season came to an end for the Godley Lady Cats with a 14-3 loss in six innings to Aubrey in the Class 4A area playoffs Friday night.
The Venus Lady Bulldogs are headed to the Class 4A Region II quarterfinals after a 5-0 win over Celina in a one-game area battle Friday.
After a stellar prep career with Grandview Lady Zebra volleyball, Jada Hudson signed with North Central Texas College earlier this week to continue her career at the next level.
Godley’s Taylor McFarland capped off her junior season with a state title at the UIL track and field state championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
Several Johnson County athletes, headlined by Cleburne's Noah Mayfield and Godley's Taylor McFarland, will be contending for state championships this week at the UIL state track and field meet in Austin.
It has all come full circle for Godley’s Mady Brooks, who was a key part in getting soccer added to Godley and now sees her commitment and dedication to the sport pay off with a college opportunity.
Jacey Power and the Alvarado Lady Indians scored four runs in each of the first two innings to coast to a 12-2 win over North Dallas on Friday to clinch a Class 4A bi-district championship.
The 2021 UIL baseball bi-district playoffs are set to begin this week and eight teams from Johnson County will be in action after qualifying for the postseason. Following are bi-district playoff pairings:
The 2021 UIL softball playoffs advance to the area round this week with seven Johnson County teams still in action. Following are area-round playoff pairings:
The District 8-5A champion Burleson Lady Elks erupted for 36 runs in a two-game sweep of Fort Worth North Side to advance to the Class 5A area playoffs.
The Grandview Lady Zebras coasted to a Class 3A bi-district title with a two-game sweep of Valley View on Thursday and Friday at Little Elm High School.
With multiple no-hitters on her 2021 résumé, Venus' Kaylee Davis added another pitching gem in the Class 4A playoffs as she tossed a perfect game to lead Venus to a 16-0 win over Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins on Friday.
The Burleson Centennial Lady Spartans out-scored Fort Worth South Hills, 21-0, in a two-game sweep in the Class 5A bi-district playoffs Thursday and Friday.
WEATHERFORD — The Rio Vista Lady Eagles received a battle in their Class 2A bi-district playoff showdown against Santo but came through in the sixth inning with the game-winning run for a 3-2 victory Friday night.
The Crandall Lady Pirates beat Joshua, 6-5, in game 1 Thursday and finished off the sweep with a 10-4 win in game 2 Friday to end the Lady Owls' season in the Class 5A bi-district playoffs.
After an All-American high school career and a winding college path, the next step in the football journey of Grandview’s Zach Smith should take place this weekend with the 2021 NFL Draft.
Joshua beat Cleburne, 10-0, in five innings Tuesday night as the Owls punched their playoff ticket while eliminating the Yellow Jackets from the playoff picture.
The 2021 UIL softball playoffs begin this week and nine out of the 10 programs in Johnson County qualified for the postseason. Following are bi-district playoff pairings:
In a playoff warm-up showdown between top-15 ranked foes, the Grandview Lady Zebras took down the Little River Academy Bees, 11-5, on Monday night.
Cleburne senior Trey Archer showed that he belonged among Texas high school’s golfing elite with a two-under par on day 2 of the Class 5A Region I tournament at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club. Ultimately, however, Archer finished just shy of qualifying for the UIL state tournament.
Athletes from across Johnson County competed at UIL regional track and field meets throughout the state over the weekend with several athletes recording personal records in their respective events to qualify for the UIL state track and field championships.
GODLEY — It didn’t come easy, but the Godley Wildcats beat Waxahachie Life, 6-5, on Friday night to finish off an undefeated run in District 11-4A play.
The Cleburne Yellow Jackets scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to stay alive and then walked it off it in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 win Saturday over No. 4-ranked China Spring in a non-district showdown at Yellow Jacket Field.
After finishing in second place in District 14-5A, the Joshua Owls deservedly received the second-most selections in all-district voting.
The Cleburne Lady Jackets and Joshua Lady Owls are well-represented in voting for the District 14-5A girls soccer all-district team.
Some senators opposed compensation within college athletics, but ultimately supported the legislation to maintain Texas' competitiveness in recruiting efforts as dozens of states consider similar measures.
The Godley Wildcats have been the best team in District 11-4A, by far, from start to finish and that dominance continued with an 18-1 win in five innings Tuesday at Hillsboro to clinch the district championship.
BURLESON — With a 16-0 win over Everman on Tuesday, the Burleson Lady Elks capped off a dominant run through District 8-5A to finish as undefeated district champions.
This Week's Circulars
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Fri., May 14, at Rosser Funeral Home. Service: 2 p.m. Sat, May 15, at Sand Flat Baptist Church. Burial: Sand Flat Cemetery.
Larry W. Hancock, 87, of Covington passed away May 11, 2021 in Covington. Graveside: 10:00am, Friday, May 14, 2021 in Derden Cemetery, Hill County.
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Rosser Funeral Home. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at George's Creek Cemetery.
Berta Owens Rhodes, 82, of Alvarado, passed away May 7, 2021 in Fort Worth. Graveside: 2:00pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado.
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