Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around.

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The Godley Lady Cats opened their 2020 season Tuesday night with a 1-1 showing in a dual match against Maypearl and Rio Vista.

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Coming off a state tournament appearance in 2019, Blum picked up where it left off as the Lady Cats opened the season 1-0 with a 25-22, 25-12, 18-25, 25-22 win over the Lady Zebras.

After watching a three-year playoff streak come to an end with a fifth-place finish last season, the Grandview Lady Zebras are eager to start a new playoff streak in 2020.

The Rio Vista Lady Eagles enter 2020 with four consecutive postseason appearances under their belt. And not only are they looking for a fifth straight playoff berth, but they’ll aim to make some noise in the postseason as well.

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The Cleburne Youth Rodeo is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday as local youth athletes are set to take center stage at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo grounds.

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It’s a new game plan for Cleburne Assistant Coach Ryan Stepp, who was named an assistant principal at Wheat Middle School following approval by Trustees at Wednesday’s called school board meeting.

The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

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The University Interscholastic League is currently planning to begin fall sports on schedule in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement the UIL sent to coaches in an email.

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The UIL is recommending schools close summer workouts until July 13 because of the potential for increased social interactions from celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, which could further spread COVID-19.

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After a slow recruiting process in high school, Burleson’s Kody Russey has become one of college football’s premier centers as a three-year starter going into his senior season with Louisiana Tech.

 

When sports return in full, I imagine it will feel like every team’s fan base in every league is celebrating a championship. And I cannot wait for that moment.

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