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Mustangs back to ‘4-3’ with healthier players in lineup

NIXON — One week after suffering some injuries that forced Nixon-Smiley to make some defensive adjustments, head coach Carlton McKinney and the Mustangs’ coaching staff are ready to get back on … more

Apaches take on tough homecoming test

GONZALES — Homecoming week comes a bit early due to scheduling for the Gonzales Apaches (2-0). Usually the week before Come and Take It weekend, the Apaches’ have two road games to end their … more

Cardinals dominant in season opener

BRYAN — Shiner St. Paul opened their season with a whopping 57-14 win over the Bryan St. Joseph Eagles as the limited the Eagles to 212 yards on offense, while gaining 403 yards … more

Injuries force change of strategy in Mustangs’ win

NIXON — Despite some early miscues, the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs were able to get back on track, winning the turnover battle, ultimately beating Three Rivers at home 30-14. Penalized nine times … more

Cardinals to focus on themselves in first game back

SHINER — Hurricane Harvey forced Shiner St. Paul head coach Jake Wachsmuth to make a decision last week. After having a scrimmage canceled, the week before, and then canceling the game against … more

Mustangs look for improvement in home opener

NIXON — Last week’s season opener against Hebbronville was, admittedly, a mess. Nixon-Smiley head coach Carlton McKinney knew his team had to overcome a lot to try to get a win last week and … more

Lady Cards take down Gonzales in tight 3-set match

GONZALES — For the second year in a row, the Shiner St. Paul Lady Cardinals took down Gonzales in three sets, only this time the task was a bit tougher as they won (25-14, 25-20, 27-25). Last … more

Apaches run past Austin Crockett

AUSTIN — Gonzales used a rushing attack led by offensive weapons such as quarterbacks Garrett Rickman and Marvin Cardoza and running backs Kalub Carrizales and James Martinez as well as a late-game … more

Apaches face short turnaround again in Week 2 matchup

GONZALES — When checking out the schedule over the summer, Kodi Crane was looking forward to a Thursday-night game. New routine, new challenges, and an extra day to prepare for the following week, … more

‘Special’ victory: Apaches lean on special teams for opening win

GONZALES — Before Gonzales’ win over Orange Grove Saturday, the Apaches under head football coach Kodi Crane have not returned a kick for a touchdown on a kickoff. The special teams unit sought … more

Harvey’s effects on football

Although most of Gonzales County was able to escape the worst of Hurricane Harvey, the storm still affected sports the past two weeks, especially the three football teams around the … more

Mustangs face possible playoff opponent

NIXON — Originally scheduled to take on Woodsboro, the effects of Hurricane Harvey have forced a cancellation, and the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs were without an opponent until linking up with the … more

Apaches set for unorthodox season opener

GONZALES — The Gonzales Apaches have been working all offseason to get right back under the Friday night lights and prove the prognosticators wrong. Except the Apaches are going to have to wait to … more

Energetic coach ready to take over soccer program

The Lady Apaches program added an energetic coach to the staff, bringing on Jerry Benavidez to head coach the girls’ soccer team. Now in its third year, Benavidez knows how much work there needs … more

Lady Mustangs outswing opponents in sweep

NIXON — Under new head coach Tara Wyrwich, the Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs are finding a way to close out games. The Lady Mustangs took down the Nordheim Pirates in three sets, (25-9, 25-17, … more

Apaches host first meet of the season

GONZALES — The Gonzales Apaches opened up their cross-country season hosting their annual meet at Independence Park on Saturday, as teams from around the area including Nixon-Smiley and Shiner St. … more

Tempers flare in first scrimmage

GONZALES — Whether it was the heat, the cheap shots, the frustrations of sloppy August football or all of the above, tempers flared up as the Yoakum Bulldogs and the Gonzales Apaches at one point … more

Lady Apaches split games in three-team turmoil

The Gonzales Lady Apaches swept Tidehaven (25-15, 25-21, 25-18), then lost in a tight contest against Yoakum (25-17, 27-19, 25-20) in their two games Tuesday night. “The girls played well,” … more

Apaches to take on state finalist in first scrimmage

GONZALES — What better way to get ready for a season than to take on a state-championship-caliber team? The Gonzales Apaches are traveling to Yoakum for their first football scrimmage of the … more

Lady Cardinals win consolation bracket

BELLVILLE — The Shiner St. Paul Lady Cardinals traveled to Bellville to compete in the Bellville Faith Academy tournament over the weekend, with the volleyball team finishing as consolation … more
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