The 2022 football season in Central Texas gave fans both a season of firsts and a season of continuity.
Our picks for the best of Central Texas high school athletes, dating back to 1967.
Super Centex Six-Man Football Team: Terry Crawford never needed a crystal ball to project that Riley Sustala would turn out to be a great football player.
It would not be a surprise if the University Trojans football team had a big poster with the word ‘Believe’ emblazoned in huge letters somewhere in their locker room, Ted Lasso-style.
What do the words “Super Centex” mean to you?
Super Centex Volleyball Team: Miriam Williams swung a heavy hammer for the Midway Pantherettes this year, and as a result the program built its most successful season in years.
The 2021-22 Super Centex Athletes of the Year share longevity in common. In fact, the changing rhythms of sports serve to highlight those athletes who come to play year after year in the same uniform.
If the aliens ever arrive and say, “take me to your leader,” Central Texas has a couple of young people who would fit the bill. Jordan Forns and Colby Tolbert are the Scholar-Athletes of the Year on the Tribune-Herald’s 2022 Super Centex All-Academic Team.
Tennis is nobody’s little brother. Or little sister, as the case may be.
Every June, a few high school baseball teams in the state of Texas have the privilege to continue working after the last bell has rung.
You’ve heard the term “student of the game?” It perfectly applies to Crawford junior Kenzie Jones. She didn’t get to where she is today — state champ, MVP and, now, Super Centex Player of the Year — by coasting on her considerable talent.
When everyone on the field and everyone in the stands knows exactly what’s coming — and yet everyone is powerless to stop it — that speaks to the genius of the strategy.
Super Centex Soccer Team: Lake Belton sophomore soccer star Ella Wheeless isn’t much of a talker. She’s a doer. The evidence is plain, simple and significant — Wheeless has scored 93 goals in her first two seasons of high school soccer. In the most recent campaign, Wheeless found the back of the net 50 times as she led the Lady Broncos to the fourth round of the playoffs.
It’s not just the lack of gravitational pull that separated Jelani McDonald from his Central Texas rivals and made him this year’s choice as Super Centex Boys Basketball Player of the Year. It’s the way he also elevated his leadership skills in spurring the proud Cadets to a school-record win total and another appearance in the regional tournament.
The UIL regional swimming and diving meets are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at various spots around the state.
Even the best laid plans get thrown out the window.
Shawn Tolleson doesn’t spend a lot of time on social media, so when the news broke last June that his old pal Mitch Thompson had gotten the head baseball job at Baylor, he didn’t see it right away.
Miami fired offensive coordinator Josh Gattis on Friday after one season with the Hurricanes.
Billy Packer, an Emmy award-winning college basketball broadcaster who covered 34 Final Fours for NBC and CBS, died Thursday. He was 82.
Billy Packer, an Emmy award-winning college basketball broadcaster who covered 34 Final Fours for NBC and CBS, has died at 82. Packer's son, Mark, told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his father had been hospitalized for the past three weeks and had several medical issues, and ultimately succumbed to kidney failure. Packer’s broadcasting career coincided with the growth of college basketball. He worked as analyst or color commentator on every Final Four from 1975 to 2008.
Rookie Chet Holmgren got hurt last summer and will miss the entirety of this season. But evidently, his rehab has been going extremely well since four NBA players say he should start next month’s All-Star Game. It doesn't make much sense, but the voting by NBA players for their own All-Star Game rarely does.
The San Francisco 49ers will play at the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Much of the focus will be on the two young quarterbacks, Philadelphia's Jalen Hurts and San Francisco's Brock Purdy, with everyone watching to see how they will handle the pressure of the moment. Hurts and Purdy have been here before. Not in the NFC championship game, ...
After the divisional round of the NFL postseason concluded Sunday, only four teams remain in the hunt for the Super Bowl title. For the rest of the league, it’s on to the offseason and the 2023 draft. Here are The Baltimore Sun’s projections for the first round, which begins April 27 in Kansas City. — Notes: The order for picks 29-31 are projected. The Miami Dolphins forfeited their ...
BOSTON — Light rain cut through a thick, gray fog choking Foxboro when Bill O’Brien walked into Patriots headquarters Monday to end the team’s search for its next offensive coordinator. O’Brien’s second interview was his final step toward a long-awaited reunion with the franchise that launched his NFL career. Soon, he would be hailed as the savior of an offense in need of resurrection. Because ...