Gatesville Fightin' Hornets Athletics

HORNET FIGHT NEVER DIES!.........................September 2 - Volleyball 9-JV-Varsity here vs. Mexia.........................September 4 - Football 9th Black-9th Gold-JV at Stephenville............................September 4 - Tennis Varsity here vs. Copperas Cove.........................September 4 & 6 - Volleyball 9th-JV in Salado tournament.........................September 5 - Football Varsity here vs. Stephenville.........................September 5 - Tennis Varsity here vs. Killeen High.........................September 5 - Cross country at Waco Midway meet.........................September 5 - Volleyball 9th-JV-Varsity here vs. Stephenville.........................September 6 - JH cross country at Moody meet
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...GHS-ex volleyball standout Glynna Johnson and Northwestern State University (Nachitoches, LA) will be playing Baylor University in Waco on September 16. Start time is 7:00 PM. Johnson, a 2012 graduate of GHS, is a junior at NSU.
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BOOSTER CLUB: Meeting Set Tuesday Night
The Hornet All-Sports Booster Club will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, September 2. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. All parents and Hornet fans are encouraged and invited to attend.
FOOTBALL: Brownwood Downs GHS 35-0 in Opener
In a span of less than four minutes Friday night, the tone of Gatesville's season opener at Brownwood changed in a hurry. Trailing just 7-0 through the game's first 20 minutes, Gatesville surrendered three touchdowns in just over three minutes off the clock before halftime and the host-Lions used that momentum on their way to a 35-0 victory at Gordon Wood Stadium. The upstart Hornets, until that time, had survived two turnovers and its defense had risen to the challenge on all but one series. However, Brownwood produced takeaways on the Hornets' next two offensive possessions and cashed in on both opportunities, scoring a touchdown with 3:40 left in the half and another teedee just over a minute later for a 21-0 lead. GHS, which moved the ball well most of the night, drove from its own 25 yard line to the Lions' 32 as time was expiring. Jeff Speer connected with Andraque Jones for 11 yards and hit Andrew Wallace for a 19-yard gain on a key 3rd-and-12 play during the march. But that drive stalled on downs and Brownwood would score again, this time with just 0:28 left before halftime to forge ahead 28-0. Gatesville started its motor again on the first series after intermission, driving from its own 13 to inside the BHS 30 yard line. Speer had a pair of key runs and hit Wallace on another third-down strike during the march, which ended on the Hornets' fourth turnover of the game. Brownwood tacked on its final score with 3:12 remaining in the game. Gatesville will make its home debut next week, as the Hornets host top-ranked Stephenville. Kickoff for Friday's game is 7:30 p.m. at McKamie Stadium.
TENNIS: Cove Blanks GHS in Friday Matches
Copperas Cove swept all 19 matches against Gatesville High Friday. GHS, which continually plays big-school competition, will host Copperas Cove Blue here September 4 and Killeen High here September 5. Matches begin at 4:00 PM both days. Here are results from Friday's matches with Copperas Cove: Boys' doubles - Michael James and Quentin Hall lost to Fletcher and Smith 8-0, Duncan Kleshick and Jimmie Jack Loer lost to Abraham and Alber 8-4, Clayton Homeyer and Sean Dolan lost to Gray and Llanos 8-1; Girls' doubles - Makayla Brown and Katelyn Pelkey lost to Byrd and McVeigh 8-0, MeKenzie Grundy and Katelyn Armas lost to Danemarks and Wilson 8-4, Sydney Linthicum and Mackenzie Griffin lost to Wagner and Greiner 8-0; Mixed doubles - Gatesville defaulted; Boys' singles - Kelshick lost to Smith 8-1, James lost to Llanos 8-0, Loer lost to Gray 8-0, Homeyer lost to Adams 9-8 (5), Sean Dolan lost to James 8-2, Chris DeBaun lost to Ramos 8-1; Girls' singles - Brown lost to Byrd 8-0, Grundy lost to Hoffmann 8-1, Pelkey lost to Bliss 8-4, Armas lost to Cross 8-0, Linthicum lost to Mayes 8-3, Griffin lost to Wagner 8-0.
CROSS COUNTRY: Boys, Brock Claim Gold at Belton Meet
Gatesville High distance runners claimed their share of gold at Thursday's Belton Invitational. The Hornet boys, with four runners in the top six, won the team title in the Class 1A-4A division. Abate Hennessy (17:01), Nick Anderson (17:19), Tripp Roberts (17:23) and Elmer Ramirez (17:30) finished third through sixth respectively. Jhovany Maldonado (22nd, 18:23) and Rhett Gore (23rd, 18:30) rounded out the GHS squad. In the girls' JV 1A-4A race, Jordan Brock timed a 12:44 to win the individual title and GHS finished second overall. Other GHS runners included: Evan Edmiston 11th, Sarah Hogan 40th, Corie Tunnell 46th, Lesleah Byford 92nd, Anna Sweeney and Selenia Santosky. Here are GHS results in the JV boys' division: Aaron James 20:27, Justin Murray 21:23, Heracio Brizeno 21:47, Angel Gonzales 25:06. Gatesville will compete again September 5 at the Waco Midway Invitational.
VOLLEYBALL: GHS 2-1 in Groesbeck Pool Play
Gatesville won two-of-three in pool play Thursday at the Groesbeck Invitational. The Hornets sandwiched wins over Waco University (25-11, 25-16) and Fort Worth Castleberry (25-7, 25-10) around a loss to Class 2A No. 7 Thrall (22-25, 19-25). GHS finished first in its pool and will play at 12 noon Saturday in its first bracket game. That first-round opponent will be determined in today's pool play.
TENNIS: GHS Blanked by Harker Heights
Gatesville fell to Class 6A Harker Heights 19-0 in matches played Thursday at HHHS. Here are GHS results: Boys' doubles - Michael James and Sean Dolan lost to Rogers and Stefek 8-0, Duncan Kleshick and Jimmy Jack Loer lost to Adams and Nichols 8-0, Clayton Homeyer and Chris DeBaun lost to Gay and Jackson 8-2; Girls' doubles - Makayla Brown and Katelyn Pelkey lost to Sieber and Vallejo 8-2, MeKenazie Grundy and Katelyn Armas lost to Arey and Crowder 8-3, Monica De La Torre and Sydney Linthicum lost to Guerrero and White 8-2; Mixed doubles - Quentin Hall and Julianna Owen lost to Khan and Patterson 8-6; Boys' singles - Duncan Kleshick lost to Jacob Rogers 8-0, Quentin Hall lost to Marshall Stefek 8-3, Michael James lost to Wahab Khan 8-0, Jimmy Jack Loer lost to Tyler Adams 8-1
#5 Clayton Homeyer lost to Jay Gay 8-6, Sean Dolan lost to Jacob Nichols 8-2; Girls' singles - Makayla Brown lost to Erica Vallejo 8-3, MeKenzie Grundy lost to Maddie Sieber 8-5, Katelyn Armas lost to Anna White 8-0, Katelyn Pelkey lost to Katie Arey 8-0, Sydney Linthicum lost to Sarah Crowder 8-2, Monica De La Torre lost to Alexis Guerrero 8-5.
In extra match play Mackenzie Griffin and Heather Woods lost to Petrie and Thomas 8-0. Gatesville plays today (Friday) at Copperas Cove (4:00 PM).
FOOTBALL: Sub-Varsities Fall to Brownwood Thursday
Gatesville High sub-varsity teams fell to Brownwood here Thursday night. The JV lost 34-20, 9th Black lost 20-14, and 9th Gold lost 26-12. All three teams will be in action again September 4 at Stephenville.
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