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Mustangs lose district finale

POTH — Nixon-Smiley already clinched at least a share of the District 27-3A title when Poth upset Goliad last week. All the Mustangs needed to do were win one more game to win the championship … more

Gonzales basketball shows progress with improved record

GONZALES — The Gonzales Apaches finished their season at home with a 51-35 loss to the La Vernia Bears, moving to 2-10 in district while the Bears stayed at third place in District 26-4A with their … more

Nixon-Smiley ends season with loss

BLOOMINGTON — Coming in as the third seed, the Lady Mustangs were going to have a tough time taking on a district runner-up in the playoffs, despite tying for second themselves in District … more

Wildcats champs again

WAELDER — Clinching a district title was just one of the goals the Waelder Wildcats had for this season. Being able to clinch it during homecoming made the situation even sweeter. Winning a title … more

Five area teams punch ticket to postseason

Fans may have noticed a much more positive basketball season this year than last year by reading headlines alone. There were a lot less “Team A fell” or “Team B humbled by” and more “Team C … more

Gonzales drops first district loss to aggressive Lady Ducks

GONZALES — Usually the aggressors, the Lady Apaches found themselves in their defensive side of the field far too much as the Taylor Lady Ducks took down Gonzales 2-0 in the contest. Despite a … more

Quick attack stuns Taylor in Apache win

GONZALES — The Apaches had a game plan coming into this game against Taylor Ducks who were the district runner-ups last season. Attack fast, score fast. After 16 minutes of game play the … more

Comeback queens

CUERO — When the schedule reads Gonzales versus Cuero, the district record doesn’t necessarily matter. With a rivalry as deep as this one, the Lady Apaches or the Lady Gobblers didn’t need … more

Area coaches react to new basketball districts

Gonzales County had mixed reactions as Gonzales, Nixon-Smiley and Waelder High all were given different fates during their basketball realignment announcement last week. The biggest change will … more

Lady ‘Stangs taken down by top contender

NIXON — Knocking down a state-ranked team in Goliad was going to be tough. Trying to knock them down while the Tigerettes are making most of their three pointers? Even tougher. Goliad … more

Mustangs avenge loss, move to first

NIXON — What a difference just a few weeks make. After taking a road loss against the then district-leading Goliad Tigers on Jan. 15, the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs avenged their loss Friday night, … more

Apaches racket up wins to start tennis season

The Gonzales Apaches traveled to San Marcos last Friday to participate in a compass draw tournament. In boys’ singles, Matthew Grauke finished third in the boys’ single A consolation bracket … more

Disastrous second quarter leads to Lady Cats’ defeat

WAELDER — Even after keeping the game tight going down 15-7 in the first, the visiting Prairie Lea Arrows just could not be stopped as they rolled in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Cats … more

Waelder cruises to 44-point victory

WAELDER — Even though the Wildcats who sit at the top of the district with Dime Box were taking on a Prairie Lea team who hasn’t won a district game all year, head coach Brandon Howard knows that … more

Realignment shakes up Gonzales football

GONZALES — After the dust settled from all the shakeup UIL caused with this biennial edition of the football realignment, the Gonzales Apaches and the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs had two very different … more

Apaches powerlifting begin season with top finishes

The Gonzales Lady Apaches started the season off getting some top five finishes on Jan. 23 at the Smithville meet and Jan. 30 at the Yorktown meet. In Smithville, Khelsea Cray took first in the … more

Matchups set for Gonzales County with UIL realignment

Monday morning the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the 2016-18 tentative football and basketball district assignments. The spring meet as well as other athletic district alignments … more

Lady Apaches fall in tight game to Hawks

GONZALES — The Lady Apaches lost another close game, falling to the Canyon Lake Lady Hawks 38-30. The game drops Gonzales to 2-7, making it their fifth straight loss. Both teams matched point … more

Foul calls doom Apaches in 12-point loss

GONZALES — The Apaches are in a hole in district and head coach Derek Williams knows this. In previous years, teams would jump on Gonzales and the Apaches would fail to recover, resulting in … more

Refs fouled out during Apaches home game

Tuesday night’s game between the home Gonzales Apaches and the visiting Canyon Lake Hawks was by far the worst game I’ve had to cover, not because of the results but because of the … more
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