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    Hallettsville rides defense, pitching to state tournament

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    HALLETTSVILLE – No team in the state softball tournament is going to field a bad defense, but coach Mike Mikeska wouldn’t trade his regardless of the offer. “I’ve had a number of coaches tell us that it’s not even fair ...

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    Softball playoffs edging closer to Austin

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    The Hallettsville Lady Brahmas cruised to a 18-0 Class 2A area win and series sweep of Blanco on Saturday in Seguin. Hallettsville won the game in three innings and advances to the regional quarterfinals where it will play Lexington. The ...

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    UHV splits with No. 2-ranked Oklahoma City

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    The University of Houston-Victoria fell 7-1 at No. 2-ranked Oklahoma City University in the first game of a doubleheader, but bounced back to take a 6-5 win to close out its weekend. Stephanie Lavey hit a three-run home run and ...

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    Jaguars back on the prowl

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    The University of Houston-Victoria softball team won four games last week to improve its record to 18-7. The team moved up to No. 15 in the NAIA poll which was released on Tuesday afternoon. UHV was ranked No. 17 in the poll. Tasha Rotramel, ...

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    Jags fall in Saturday's opener in Alabama

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    William Carey College scored three runs in the home half of the sixth inning to take a 4-1 win over the UHV Jaguars on Saturday morning. UHV is 1-2 at the Orange Beach Classic after the loss and is playing ...

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    VISD baseball tourney canceled

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    The Memorial Vipers baseball team got in two innings of play on Thursday, but that's going to be it at the VISD baseball tournament. Rain has canceled the rest of the tournament, sending schools from Laredo, Corpus Christi, Gregory-Portland and ...

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    LSU tees off

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    I'll grant you that baseball can be a boring sport. Games can drag on and seconds can feel like years. But the beauty of the sport is that you never know what's going to happen when you show up to ...

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    Jags take Game 1

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    Kristen Lindley pitched a complete game and the UHV Jaguars took a 7-0 win over Northwood in the first game of a doubleheader. Amber Scott led the Jags at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Lindsey Ferguson had ...

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    St. Joseph opponent heading to Texas

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    Connor Wood has been no match for the St. Joseph defense, but the Texas Longhorns have been impressed enough with the Houston Second Baptist quarterback. Wood, who led his Eagles to a 24-12 loss to the Flyers this season, made ...

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    Brahmas are a team to watch

    By WesBloomquist in The Spiral

    I'm really jealous of Chuck Grafe right now. Working at the Hallettsville newspaper, Grafe got to enjoy watching the Brahmas all season. I witnessed one game, and wish I had seen more. The Brahmas were very impressive on Wednesday, despite losing ...

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