Gatesville Fightin' Hornets Athletics

HORNET FIGHT NEVER DIES!.........................August 28 - Tennis Varsity at Harker Heights.........................August 28 - Cross Country at Belton meet.........................August 28 - Football 9th Black-9th Gold-JV here vs. Brownwood.........................August 28 & 30 - Volleyball Varsity in Groesbeck tournament.........................August 29 - Football Varsity at Brownwood.........................August 29 - Tennis Varsity at Copperas Cove.........................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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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.
VOLLEYBALL: GHS Rallies to Down Groesbeck 3-2
Gatesville overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth set and rallied to down Groesbeck 24-26, 25-22, 17-25, 25-20, 15-10 on the road Tuesday night. The Hornets, with their backs against the wall, erased a 12-6 Lady Goat lead in the fourth and never trailed in the fifth and final set. Stat leaders: Kills - Kayla McGiboney 23, Brianna Poe 10, Maddi Sims 10; assists - Makayla Heckmann 33; digs - Makaylee Mueller 10, Lexi Hall 7, Madison Carpenter 5, Laura Vega 4. Gatesville (14-3 overall) returns to Groesbeck Thursday and Saturday this week for the GHS Invitational. The Hornets' Thursday pool schedule includes Waco University (9:00 AM), Thrall (11:00 AM) and Fort Worth Castleberry (1:00 PM).
FOOTBALL: Hornets, Brownwood Meet in Friday Opener
The countdown clock in the newly-adorned Gatesville High dressing room has slowly been dwindling for several months. That time has now arrived. Gatesville opens the 2014 grid season Friday night at Brownwood, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. at Gordon Wood Stadium. It will be the first of 10 regular-season assignments awaiting Coach Kyle Cooper's team and it comes against a storied program in Texas schoolboy football. "No doubt, Brownwood has a ton of tradition on its side," said Cooper. "They still have a solid program, are well coached, and will be a good football team." The Hornets and Lions are not strangers on the gridiron, having played the past two years while both occupied spots in old District 8-3A. Gatesville won in 2013 en route to winning the league title, but Brownwood won last year's meeting 69-33 to keep GHS from the postseason. "Despite the score, we did some good things there,” he said. “We set a record for offensive output in a game with over than 500 yards. Turnovers really hurt us. We were just young, and we made some young mistakes.” The Hornets have had an entire offseason to think about that season-ending loss and 3-7 record in 2013. And, Cooper says, that time has allowed and introduced a new change in attitude among his troops. "We call it MUFLY," he said. "Make up for last year." That change was evident early in camp and has been prevalent in the squad's two preseason scrimmages against McGregor and Waco High, a pair of Central Texas playoff teams every year in classes 3A and 5A respectively. "We have done a lot of good things in those two scrimmages," he added. "Our defense has been the most impressive. The kids have done a great job flowing to the ball and we have been really pleased with that unit's ability to create turnovers and make big plays." HORNET NOTES: If you are making the drive to Brownwood Friday, don't forget Underwood's Cafeteria. Ask for the beef steak and get all of the cobbler and whipped cream you can stomach...The game will be broadcast live on Hornet Radio. Go to the Hornet Athletics' home page and click on the Hornet Radio link on the right side of the page. Lee Jaynes and Dusty Boyd will be doing commentary...Directions to stadium: Take Hwy. 84 East through Evant, Goldthwaite and on to Brownwood. A few miles before getting to Brownwood, go left on Hwy. 2126 and that will take you to the southwest side of town for 2-3 miles. Go right on Dickman Drive and the stadium will be a couple of blocks. Wear your black and gold.
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