Sports Briefs - Aug. 22-28


Tough test awaits Luling football team

Luling opens the football season with a tough test against the Marion Bulldogs, who won their respective district last season. The Bulldogs will be led by Zach Goodwin on offense. Last season, Marion dominated on both sides of the field, beating the Eagles 71-6. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Shiner opens against Class 3A neighbors

The Comanches won’t have to travel far as they open the football season at Hallettsville, less than 15 miles down the road. The Brahmas are in a tough district with state-contending teams such as Yoakum, Goliad and Edna in District 14-3ADI. Shiner has state championship aspirations of their own. Last season, Shiner won the game 21-0. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Lady Apaches sweep Flatonia

Gonzales traveled to Flatonia on Tuesday, knocking off the Bulldogs (25-17, 25-16, 25-14). The Lady Apaches host Wimberley on Friday for their first home game in the newly renovated gym. The Lady Apaches travel to Columbus on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for a 7 p.m. non-district game.

Waelder drops non-district game

The Waelder Lady Wildcats traveled to Fayetteville, losing to the Lions in three sets (25-10, 25-14, 25-4). Waelder is scheduled to partake in the Snook Tournament this weekend before hosting McDade on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for a 5 p.m. game.

Lady Eagles dominate on the road

Luling traveled to Pettus on Tuesday, beating the War Eagles in three sets (25-13, 25-10, 25-9). Aja Holmes led the team in kills with eight. She also led the team in blocks with five solos and one assisted. Tara Hajovsky had six kills while Sydney Jack had three. Norianne Monigold was the ace leader with three. The Luling Lady Eagles host Lockhart on Friday with a 6 p.m. game, then host Kenedy on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for a 7 p.m. game.

Shiner survives five-set match

Shiner hosted Altair Rice on Tuesday, beating the Raiders (25-27, 25-13, 18-25, 25-13, 15-10). Shiner is at Hallettsville on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. game, then travels to Schulenburg for a game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5.