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HORNET FIGHT NEVER DIES!.........................October 21 - Volleyball 9th-JV-Varsity at China Spring.........................October 22 - Cross Country Varsity-JV at District 17-4A meet (Waco Connally).........................October 22 - Cross Country 7th-8th at District 17-4A meet (Waco Connally).........................October 23 - Football 9th Black - 9th Gold - JV here vs. Burnet.........................October 23 - Football 7th-8th A-B at Burnet.........................October 24 - Volleyball 9th-JV-Varsity here vs. La Vega.........................October 24 - Football Varsity at Burnet.........................October 27 - Volleyball 7th-8th A-B here vs. La Vega.........................October 28 - Volleyball 9th-JV-Varsity here vs. Lorena........................October 28 - Tennis 9th at Killeen Shoemaker.........................October 30 - Tennis JV at Killeen Shoemaker.........................October 30 - Football 9th Black- 9th Gold - JV at Robinson.........................October 30 - Football 7th-8th A-B here vs. Robinson.........................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 - 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 13 - Golf Boys at Killeen tournament.........................November 18 - Golf Boys at Hutto tournament
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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.
...For more details on each GHS sport, including stories, schedules, photos, results and more, click on the Girls' Sports or Boys' Sports tabs on the right side of this page.
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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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Athletic News & Announcements

VOLLEYBALL: Pink-Out Game Scheduled for Friday
Gatesville High's Friday match with La Vega will be a "Pink-Out" game to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Hornets are doing so in conjunction with the GHS Student Council, which has sold more than 750 "Pink-Out" shirts for the occasion. Gatesville players will don something in pink and parents and fans are also encouraged to wear pink to show their support. Game times Friday are 4:30 p.m. for the JV and 9th Grade, 5:30 p.m. for the Varsity.
CROSS COUNTRY: District Meet Wednesday at Connally
Regional passes are on the line this week, as the District 17-4A meet unfolds Wednesday in Waco. Races, which will be run at Waco Connally Junior High School, begin at the following times: Varsity girls at 9:30 a.m., varsity boys at 10 a.m., JV girls at 10:30 a.m., JV boys at 11 a.m. The top three teams and top 10 individuals from Wednesday's varsity divisions will advance to the 3A, Region III meet, which will be held November 1 in Humble.
VOLLEYBALL: Hornets Down Connally, Notch 30th Win
Gatesville High swept visiting Waco Connally 3-0 here Saturday, giving the squad its 30th win of the season and keeping it in the District 17-4A title chase. The Hornets won 25-15, 25-9, 25-22 to improve to 30-7 this season, becoming only the sixth-ever GHS team to reach 30 or more wins in a season and joining the 2005 (33-8), 2008 (30-11), 2010 (35-7), 2011 (37-5) and 2012 (35-6) squads in doing so. "It was a good win and I am proud of our kids for what they have accomplished so far this season," said GHS coach Rickey Phillips. "We've done so against another demanding schedule of big schools and playoff-caliber teams for the most part. However, I'm more proud for our kids because the win keeps us in the chase for the district championship." The victory leaves Gatesville at 5-2 in the 17-4A standings, joining Robinson in a tie for second place with both teams a game behind Lorena (6-1). China Spring (3-4), La Vega (2-5) and Connally (0-7) round out the 6-team standings. The top four teams qualify for the playoffs and while GHS has not yet earned a postseason berth, it can do so with one more win in its last three games to extend the program's playoff streak to 12 consecutive years. Gatesville travels to China Spring on Tuesday (9th Grade at 5:00, JV at 6:00, Varsity at 7:00 PM). "Our kids have had to overcome some adversity and injuries the last three weeks," noted Phillips. "That schedule has definitely paid off and we have benefitted from having a deep bench as well."
VOLLEYBALL: Hornet JV, 9th Sweep Lady Cadets
Gatesville High sub-varsity teams defeated Waco Connally here Saturday in District 17-4A play. The JV won 25-18, 25-18 to up its season record to 18-11 and league mark to 4-3. The 9th Grade won 22-25, 25-21, 25-13 to improve to 20-8 this season and 5-2 in district play. Both teams are in action Tuesday at China Spring (9th Grade at 5:00, JV at 6:00, Varsity at 7:00 PM).
FOOTBALL: GHS Evens 13-4A Mark with 38-20 Win
Gatesville put itself back into playoff talk here Friday night, hammering Lampasas 38-20 in a game that was not near as close as the final score indicated. Jeff Speer passed for 115 yards and Alex Thompson rushed for 98 as GHS built a 38-6 lead and was never threatened. The Hornet defense was even more impressive, allowing their run-oriented guests only 56 yards rushing in the first half. “I can’t express enough how impressed I was with our defensive play tonight,” said Gatesville coach Kyle Cooper. “They got after it. When you face an offense as good as the one Lampasas has, you need people flying to the ball. You need people taking care of their assignments — and that’s what we had." Gatesville opened the scoring late in the opening quarter, as Speer toted the pigskin 10 yards for a touchdown. Abate Hennessy kicked true on a 26-yard field goal midway through the second period to make it 10-0. GHS successfully converted an onsides kick after the field goal, setting up the Hornet offense again. This drive ended on a Speer 5-yard keeper to make it 17-0 with 1:09 left in the first half. Lampasas reached the end zone with just 0:23 remaining in the half, but GHS accounted for the game's next two scores and upped its lead to 38-6 with less than three minutes to play. GHS finished with 401 yards offense while limiting Lampasas to 294. The Hornet defense was led by Cooper Edmiston (10 tackles), Addison Santulan (10), Sam Jackson (8), Michael Hallman (7) and Nick Gibson (7). "Tonight proved it’s all about us,” Cooper said. “When we execute, when we make plays, we see positive things.” With the win, Gatesville joins a 4-team pack of 1-1 teams in District 13-4A. Burnet leads the 6-team standings at 2-0, while Gatesville, Robinson, La Vega and China Spring are 1-1, Lampasas 0-2. The Hornets travel to Burnet next week.
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.
FOOTBALL: Sub-Varsities 2-1 Versus LHS Thursday
Gatesville High sub-varsity teams won two-of-three games at Lampasas Thursday night. The 9th Gold team kept its winning ways going with a 14-13 win, improving its season record to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in district play. The Hornet JV lost 28-21 and is now 3-4, 0-2 respectively. Lampasas also won the 9th Black game 40-6. All three teams will be in action next Thursday here against Burnet (9th Black at 4:00, 9th Gold at 5:30, JV at 7:00 PM).
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