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Gatesville Fightin' Hornets Athletics

HORNET FIGHT NEVER DIES!.........................December 19 - Boys Basketball JVB-JVA-Varsity at Brownwood.........................December 19 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity here vs. Groesbeck.........................December 30 - Girls Soccer Varsity scrimmage at Lampasas.........................December 30 - Boys Soccer Varsity scrimmage in Salado tourney.........................December 30-31 - Boys Basketball Varsity hosts GHS Holiday Tournament.........................January 2 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity at Salado.........................January 2 - Girls Soccer JV-Varsity scrimmage here vs. La Vega.........................January 3 - Boys Soccer hosts GHS Alumni Game.........................January 5 - Girls Soccer JV scrimmage at University.........................January 6 - Girls Soccer Varsity scrimmage at China Spring.........................January 6 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity here vs. Reicher.........................January 6 - Boys Basketball JVB-JVA-Varsity at Lampasas.........................January 8 - Girls Basketball 7th-8th at China Spring.........................January 8 - Boys Basketball 7th-8th here vs. China Spring.........................January 9 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity here vs. China Spring.........................January 9 - Boys Basketball JVA-Varsity here vs. Reicher.........................January 9 - Boys Soccer Varsity here vs. Cameron.........................January 9-10 - Girls Soccer Varsity in Killeen ISD tournament.........................January 10 - Girls/Boys Track at Texas A&M indoor meet.........................January 10 - Girls Basketball 7th-8th host GJHS tournament.........................January 12 - Girls Basketball 7th-8th here vs. Lorena.........................January 12 - Boys Soccer JVB here vs. Waco High.........................January 13 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity at Lorena.........................January 13 - Boys Basketball JVB-JVA-Varsity at Taylor.........................January 13 - Girls Soccer JV-Varsity at Waco High.........................January 13 - Boys Soccer here vs. Lampasas.........................January 15 - Boys Basketball 7th-8th at Lorena.........................January 15-17 - Girls Soccer Varsity in Salado tournament.........................January 16 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity here vs. Robinson.........................January 16 - Boys Basketball JVB-JVA-Varsity here vs. Robinson.........................January 16 - Boys Soccer Varsity at Liberty Hill.........................January 17 - Boys Basketball 7th-8th host GJHS tournament.........................January 23 - Softball first day after-school workouts.........................January 26 - Track first day after-school workouts (High School).........................January 30 - Baseball first day after-school workouts
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Updates & Scores

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>> Quick Bits
...Hornet-ex Glynna Johnson (GHS Class of 2012) has enjoyed a standout season for Northwestern State University volleyball. Johnson, a junior middle blocker, earned honorable mention status in the Southland Conference after leading the SLC in total blocks and finishing third in blocks per set. The Lady Demons finished 16-16 overall but claimed the SLC tournament title game to gain an automatic spot in the NCAA Division I championships. They lost to No. 2 seed Texas in the opening round.
...Hornet-ex and now Tarleton State University standout Le'Nard Meyers (GHS Class of 2011) was recently named to the Lone Star Conference football all-league team. Meyers, a junior, received honorable mention after grabbing 65 passes for 755 yards (11.6 avg.) and 8 TDs.
...Thanks to Amber Colson Photography, Heather Hitt Photography and The Gatesville Messenger for use of photographs for the GISD athletics' website.
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The GISD Athletics Department sends daily email updates regarding Hornet athletic teams. The updates, which are sent Monday through Saturday, include that day's schedule of activities and the previous night's game, meet or tournament results. To receive these updates, please contact Coach Phillips at rgphilli@gatesvilleisd.org.
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Athletic News & Announcements

SOCCER: GHS Squads Have Scrimmages Dec. 30
Both Gatesville High soccer teams will be taking part in scrimmages on December 30 in preparation for the 2015 season. The GHS girls will be at Lampasas (5:30 PM) that night in the first of three scheduled practice tests prior to their first regular-season appearances January 9-10 in the Killeen ISD tournament. The Hornet boys will be among several teams taking part in a scrimmage December 30 at Salado, the first of two scrimmage dates before opening the regular schedule January 9 against Cameron.
BOYS' BASKETBALL: GHS Hosting Tourney Dec. 30-31
Gatesville High will be the site of a boys' varsity tournament during the Christmas holidays. The annual GHS Classic will be staged December 30-31 with a total of eight teams taking part in this year's event. Besides the host-Hornet squad, the field also includes Brownwood, China Spring, Bangs, Goldthwaite, Fort Worth Country Day and Lampasas, as well as a high school touring team from Australia. Games are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days, with games being played in both gyms at the GHS campus. Gatesville will face Goldthwaite (Dec. 30, 10:30 AM), Australia (Dec. 30, 2:00 PM) and Lampasas (Dec. 31, 10:30 AM) in pool play. You can check the complete bracket at the below link.
BOYS' BASKETBALL: Hornets Sting Hamilton 42-36
Gatesville slipped by Hamilton 42-36 here Tuesday night in non-district action. The win ups the Hornets' season record to 7-5. No other game details are available at this time. GHS travels to Brownwood on Friday (JVA and JVB at 5:30 PM, Varsity at 7:00 PM). The Hornet varsity will be hosting their annual holiday tournament here December 30-31.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL: GHS Downs Axtell 61-17
Nine different players reached the scoring column here Tuesday night, leading Gatesville to an easy 61-17 win over Axtell in non-district play. Corie Tunnell had a game-high 13 points along with eight steals and five assists. The Hornets led 28-7 at halftime, then outscored their guests 20-5 in the third period to forge ahead 48-12. Maddi Sims and JaidenJohnson added nine points, Brianna Poe eight, Katie Veazey and Alli Richardsonfive, Gracie Lee three and Katy Eudy two. Veazey also grabbed fiverebounds. GHS won the JV game 54-22. Gatesville (15-5 overall) makes its final pre-holiday appearance here Friday against Groesbeck. Start times are 1 p.m. for the JV and 2:30 p.m. for the Varsity. After Friday's outing, GHS is off until January 2 and District 17-4A play starts January 9.
BOYS' BASKETBALL: Hornets 3rd in Hamilton Tourney
Gatesville High finished third in last week's Hamilton Invitational. GHS opened with a 52-49 win over Eastland, lost to Whitney 62-49 in the semifinals, then beat Brownwood 63-42 in the third-place bout. No other details are available at this time.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL: GHS Finishes 4-1 in Own Tourney
Gatesville High finished with a 4-1 record during last week's GHS Classic. The squad's lone setback was a 68-48 loss to Mexia, while the four wins came against Crawford (71-61), Troy (62-15), McGregor (59-52) and Marlin (50-26). Senior Brianna Poe, sophomore Corie Tunnell and freshman Rebekah Nolte were named to the all-tournament team.
VOLLEYBALL: GHS Trio on Trib Super Centex List
Gatesville High had three players named to the Waco Tribune-Herald's 2014 Super Centex volleyball team. Seniors Lexi Hall, Mikayla Heckmann and Kayla McGiboney were selected for their play during the past season. Hall (OH) and Heckmann (S) were named to the second team, while McGiboney (MB) received honorable mention.
VOLLEYBALL: Heckmann, Hall on KDH Area Team
Gatesville seniors Mikayla Heckmann and Lexi Hall have been named to the Killeen Daily-Herald's 2014 All-Area volleyball team announced last week. Heckmann, a setter, was a first-team selection, while Hall, an outside hitter, was named to the second team. Both players received all-district accolades and helped GHS to a 33-9 record and 12th-consecutive playoff berth this past season.
FOOTBALL: 23 Named to 13-4A All-Academic
Gatesville High landed a whopping 23 members on the District 13-4A All-Academic team. The honorees included Cooper Edmiston, Jeff Speer, Andrew Wallace, Sam Jackson, Dakota Vernon, Nick Gibson, Matthew Bell, Addison Santulan, Brian Janssen, Zach Mack, Kael Byrom, Tyler Dews, Payden Smalley, Garrett Gunnels, Colton Pittman, Brandon Mitchell, Alex Thompson, Phillip Berry, Chris Bullington, Wacey Bowland, Mason Mathews, Jace Sims and Kaylie Wright-Hobgood.
CROSS COUNTRY: Hennessy, Brock On All-Area List
Gatesville High landed a pair of runners on the Killeen Daily-Herald's 2014 All-Area Team released Saturday. Senior Abate Hennessy (boys) and sophomore Jordan Brock (girls) were included on the list after advancing to the state meet this past season.
ATHLETICS: GHS Athletes "Ringing Bells" This Holiday Season
Gatesville ISD athletes will be busy ringing bells for the Salvation Army during the next three weeks. The various sports are taking turns each evening at the Gatesville Wal-Mart from 4 to 8 PM for those wishing to make a donation. All of the money collected in Gatesville stays locally to help those in need. "This is a great way for our student-athletes to give back to the community and help those in need at the same time," said Gatesville ISD athletic director Kyle Cooper. "The community of Gatesville is always there for our students and student-athletes. This is a way for our athletics department to say thanks."
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