Nechi goal sends Brook Hill boys past St. Dominic Savio, into TAPPS final four

WACO - Bullard Brook Hill advanced to the TAPPS Division II final four with a 2-1 win over Austin St. Dominic Savio on Tuesday at Waco Robinson ISD Stadium. Chidiebere Nechi scored off an assist from Chasca Ortega with two minutes to play to send the Guard (13-2) into the state semifinals. Brook Hill will play Grapevine Faith Christian (8-4-2)…

Early goal sends Austin Regents past All Saints girls in regional soccer playoff

Austin Regents scored early then put up a wall on defense to eke out a 1-0 victory over All Saints in a TAPPS Division II girls soccer regional playoff game on Tuesday at Mewbourne Field. Olivia Stone controlled an attempted clearance and fired home from 20 yards out 85 seconds into the game to give the

Martin's Mill girls back at state basketball tournament

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Clarksville dominates inside and out to oust Big Sandy from boys basketball playoffs

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