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HORNET FIGHT NEVER DIES!.........................October 31 - Football Varsity here vs. Robinson.........................November 1 - Cross Country at 3A, Region III meet (Humble).........................November 3 - Golf Girls at Hutto tournament.........................November 3 - Volleyball 7th-8th A-B at Lorena..................................................November 4 - Volleyball Bi-District playoff game vs. Fairfield (7:00 PM, Waco University HS)).........................November 4 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity scrimmage at Lampasas.........................November 4 - Tennis GHS 9th tournament.........................November 6 - Tennis GHS JV tournament.........................November 6 - Football 9th Gold - JV here vs. China Spring.........................November 6 - Football 7th-8th A-B at China Spring.........................November 7 - Football Varsity at China Spring.........................November 10 - Golf Girls at Killeen tournament.........................November 11 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity here vs. Marlin.........................November 11 - Boys Basketball Varsity scrimmage at Mexia / Ferris.........................November 13 - Golf Boys at Killeen tournament.........................November 18 - Golf Boys at Hutto tournament.........................November 18 - Girls Basketball JV-Varsity at Whitney.........................November 18 - Boys Basketball - JVB-JVA-Varsity at Stephenville
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Booster Club Will Meet Again Oct. 27
The Hornet All-Sports Booster Club will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria.
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...The Hornet All-Sports Booster Club is now selling yard / window signs and car decals for all Hornet fans. The signs are 18" x 24" and include a metal stake if needed to put in your yard. There are two options on the sign - one with a "G" and another with "Hornet Pride". You can also put a photograph on the sign and have it personalized. Signs cost $25 apiece. The auto window decals are a black and gold "G" and cost is $5. You can purchase any of these items at home football games or by contacting Leanna Bates at lbates@gatesvilleisd.org.
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NOTE: The Gatesville ISD Athletics Department sends out email updates every morning 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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VOLLEYBALL: GHS Facing Fairfield Tuesday in Bi-District
Postseason play starts next week, as Gatesville will face Fairfield in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. The bi-district game will be played at Waco University High School with game time set for 7 p.m. GHS, which is 32-8 overall and finished third in District 17-4A, will be making its 12th-consecutive postseason appearance. "It's always nice to be in the playoffs...no doubt, the best time of the season," said GHS coach Rickey Phillips. "We have been fortunate to have some good runs in postseason, and I hope our kids get that opportunity this year." Fairfield comes into the playoffs as the No. 2 seed from District 18-4A, emerging as the runner-up behind Groesbeck. "They are very talented, have some size and are well-coached," noted Phillips. "They are not new to the postseason by any means." The winner of Tuesday's bout will face the winner of Carthage vs. Center later next week. Gatesville has had a successful run in the playoffs each year since 2003. The Hornets have been to the regional quarterfinals six out of the last eight years (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and advanced to the regional tournament in 2010 and 2011. "We've had a great run of kids...and a great commitment from those kids," added Phillips. "This year's group is no exception...they have put in extra hours to get better at the game and to improve their athletic ability. It has shown on the court all season long."
FOOTBALL: GHS Hosting Robinson in 13-4A Bout
Gatesville will make its final appearance in front of the home folks Friday night, as the Hornets host Robinson in a District 13-4A showdown. Kickoff for GHS' home finale is set for 7:30 p.m. at McKamie Stadium in the special Senior Night and Black-Out Night game. The Hornets, who travel to China Spring next week to finish the regular season, are still in the hunt for a playoff berth and a win Friday would increase those chances. "It's a big game, just like all of the games in 13-4A," said GHS coach Kyle Cooper. "The playoff scenario is going to go down to the very last week of the season and could still involve every team in our district." Robinson, which started the season with a four-game winning streak, is 6-2 overall and 2-1 in league play. The Rockets own victories over Lampasas (40-14) and China Spring (42-21), while the lone district setback was a 45-23 loss against league-leading Burnet. "They are very talented all over the field," said Cooper. "They have a Division I - type running back and a lot of athletes and size to go with him." Gatesville (3-5 overall) is coming off last week's 57-0 defeat at Burnet. The loss left GHS at 1-2 in district play - its win coming against Lampasas (38-20) and other loss to La Vega (42-21). "We have to regroup from last week's loss, put that beside us and play the way we are capable," added Cooper. The top four teams from each district will earn postseason berths. Burnet leads the 13-4A standings at 3-0, Robinson and La Vega are 2-1, Gatesville and China Spring 1-2, Lampasas 0-3.
CROSS COUNTRY: GHS Headed to Regional Meet Saturday
Gatesville High will have entries in both varsity divisions during this weekend's 4A, Region III meet in Humble. The meet unfolds Saturday morning at Atascocita High School (Humble ISD, 13300 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77346). Girls' race starts at 10:40 a.m., with the boys' race to follow at 11 a.m. At stake are state-meet berths for the top four teams in each division, as well as the top 10 individuals not on teams that qualify. GHS entries advanced to area after placing in the top three at last week's District 17-4A meet - boys were 2nd, girls were 3rd. Members of the girls' squad are: Jordan Brock, Evan Edmiston, Sarah Hogan, Cassidy Norwood, Corie Tunnell, Selenia Santosky. Members of the boys' squad are: Abate Hennessy, Nick Anderson, Elmer Ramirez, Tripp Roberts, Rhett Gore, Jhovany Maldonado, Juan Martinez, Horacio Briseno (alternate).
FOOTBALL: Sub-Varsity Teams 1-2 vs. Burnet Thursday
Gatesville High sub-varsity teams won one of three games with Burnet here Thursday night in District 13-4A play. The 9th Gold team won 23-14 to improve to 7-1 overall and remain unbeaten in league play at 3-0. JV lost 7-6 and is now 3-5, 0-3 respectively. The 9th Black lost 6-0 in a one-quarter game is falls to 1-5 this season.
TENNIS: GHS Falls Twice in Area Tourney
Gatesville High dropped its two outings in Thursday's Region III area tournament in Waco. GHS lost to top-seeded Groesbeck 13-6 in the opening round, then fell 15-4 to Robinson in the third-place game. The area stop concluded the fall season for the Varsity squad, which returns to the courts next spring. Sydney Linthicum who won all her matches in the tournament, Katelyn Pelkey won three of four, and Julianna Owen won both singles' matches.
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