Category: Brownwood Lions

GAME STORY: Day’s pitching, Hobbs’ hitting lead Brownwood past Gatesville

BROWNWOOD — In the bottom of the second inning, Brownwood’s Hunter Day missed the sign for a hit-and-run in which Gavin Brandstetter was thrown out stealing second.

Day and Brownwood coach Brian Harris had a discussion after the fact and Day said postgame that he has to do better as a senior and not make mental mistakes like that.

He buckled down on the mound after the hitting gaffe and that allowed the Lions to rally for a 4-3 win over Gatesville in District 6-4A play on Tuesday night at Morris Southall Field as Kris Hobbs delivered the walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh.

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Evan Ren’s 2021 Gym Rat Team: The toughest, hardest-working teammates in the Big Country

While scoring and rebounding garner much of the attention in basketball, there are other elements, crucial to success, that seldom grab headlines. 

Behind the scenes is where character, effort and sacrifice set the foundation for teams to reach their full potential. And it is with our Big Country Preps Gym Rat Team that we salute the individuals who bring these elements to the table. 

This team isn’t about who the best players are — though some of the area’s top players are on this list. 

The Gym Rat Team is about outworking, outhustling and outgiving everyone around you, both on the floor and off. Hard-working, honest, selfless, tough, coachable kids are what we seek for this roster. 

A Gym Rat Team member can be your best player or the last player off the bench. But the one thing all of them bring is an uncompromisingly good attitude. 

It is for that reason that our Gym Rat Team is selected entirely by area coaches. And Big Country Preps is truly honored to present these individuals to you — the best “team players” (boys and girls) that the area had to offer during the 2020-21 season.

Players are listed in no particular order. 

Enjoy.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Abilene ISD baseball tournament Day 2 (72 images w/ scores)

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ABILENE ISD TOURNAMENT

Day 2 scores

Cooper 9, Southwest Christian 1

Wylie 3, Brownwood 1

MIdland High 14, Brownwood 3

Midland Lee 10, Wylie 4

Abilene High 13, Sweetwater 0

Wichita Falls Rider 7, Cooper 2

Records — Abilene High 2-12; Cooper 7-7; Wylie 10-3; Brownwood 5-5; Sweetwater 3-9-1

PHOTO GALLERY: Abilene ISD baseball tournament Day 1 (52 images w/ scores)

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ABILENE ISD TOURNAMENT

Day 1 scores

Wylie 12, Abilene High 3

Cooper 6, Sweetwater 0

Brownwood 7, Sweetwater 5

Southwest Christian 3, Wylie 0

Crandall 4, Brownwood 1

Wichita Falls Rider 11, Abilene High 1

Midland High 5, Cooper 4

Records — Abilene High 1-12; Cooper 6-6; Wylie 9-2; Brownwood 5-3; Sweetwater 3-8-1

GAME STORY: Late Brownwood rally falls short as Glen Rose locks up district title

BROWNWOOD — For three full quarters, visiting Glen Rose held Brownwood in a defensive vice grip in Tuesday’s District 6-4A matchup. That is, until the Lions switched to full-court defensive pressure down the stretch to put a late scare into the Tigers. 

Leading 32-14 after shutting Brownwood out in the third quarter, Glen Rose saw its lead cut to as little as six in the final minutes of a 43-34 win at BHS. 

Caden Schinagel scored 12 points and Caden Smith dropped in 10 more to pace Glen Rose (23-2, 7-0), which locked up the district title with the win. 

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CAPITAL FARM CREDIT/BCP PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stephenville’s Withers takes this week’s accolade

When you shoot 73.5 percent from the floor, you don’t have to shoot very often to create impressive numbers. 

That was the case with our Capital Farm Credit Big Country Preps Player of the Week, Landri Withers of Stephenville, who tallied 39 total points in wins over Gatesville (73-55) and Brownwood (45-27). The Honeybees (20-2) clinched the District 6-4A title with the Brownwood win, during which Withers tallied 23 points. 

She closed the week with a combined seven rebounds, 12 pass deflections and three steals. 

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