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Fri
11
Oct
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Hornets head into District play on a 3 game win streak

The Aspermont Hornets picked up their 3rd straight victory last Friday night beating the Rule Bobcats 56-6, improving to 4-2 on the season.

The Hornets displayed versatility with their offensive game plan. Out of 8 TD's on the evening, 6 were scored by different players. Rowdy Bradley produced a rushing TD and tossed a pair to Joseph Hecht. Hecht also fond the end zone on a Angel Cavazos pass giving him 3 on the evening. Chris Mendez battered some Bobcat defenders on his way to a rushing TD and "Big" Mike Shields darted his way around the edge and down the sidelines for a score. Freshmen Wesley Koenig showed up on defense taking an interception the length of the field for a TD right before halftime. Coming out, running back Mathew "Chewy" Garcia needed just one play to find the end zone giving Aspermont the mercy rule win.

Fri
11
Oct
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Lady Hornets win in close battle with Loop

Lady Hornets win in close battle with Loop

Jenna Berry goes up to for a kill against Loop. Photo By: Tricia Hurt

The Aspermont Lady Hornets played another round of district volleyball this week taking on the Loop Lady Longhorns. Although the game started off slow and had some errors, the swarm won in 3 matches and are looking forward to more district victories.

Fri
04
Oct
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Lions fall to Hornets 70-24

Lions fall to Hornets 70-24

Lion Kaige Covington returns a kick-off for touchdown. Photo By Mark Martinez

Roby hosted the Aspermont Hornets Friday night. The Lions lost 24-70 but continue to improve on the six man game. The Lions kicked off and the Hornets took only 3 plays to get on the board going up by 8 points. The Hornets then recovered the kickoff and again scored quickly to lead by 16 points. The Lions got on the scoreboard with 4:14 remaining in the first quarter. Houston Harris received the kickoff and the offense used a variety of players to move the ball down the field. Braxton Coker had passes caught by Kaige Covington, Brendon Barriere and Antonio Fortuna to set up 1st and goal at the 11 yard line; Kaige Covington then ran in the touchdown; with Martin Cantero kicking the point after, and Roby was on the board trailing 8-16. The Hornets quickly scored again and lead 8-24 at the end of the quarter.

Fri
04
Oct
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Rotan routs the Raiders 71-24

Rotan routs the Raiders 71-24

Rotan Freshman Jordan Daniel zips through a hole in the Raiders' defense. Photo by Jeff Hurt.

With a number of upperclassmen on the sidelines, it was up the younger Yellowhammers to bring home the win last Friday night against Lueders-Avoca last Friday night, and the Rotan freshmen stepped upped to end the game 71-24 by the end of the third quarter.

Within the first two minutes of the game Oscar Trejo crossed the goal line for the first Rotan touchdown of the night. After a series of turnovers for each team, a calibrator broke through the defensive line for about a 60-yard touchdown run. Lueders missed the extra point, and the Yellowhammers stated in the lead by a single point.

Rotan continued to move the ball down the field with the good plays from Trejo, Brian Williams, and freshman Jordon Daniel, who had a spectacular debut varsity game.

Fri
27
Sep
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Lady Hornets Beat Post; Fall to Klondike

The Aspermont Lady Hornets traveled to Post on 9/21 to take on the Lady Antelopes in another exciting district game. The Lady Hornets were relentless and won the game winning 3 out of 4 matches.

In Match 1, the Lady Hornets battered their opponent with strong steady serves. Prairie Flowers used her trademark serve to accumulate 5 pts, 1 block, and 1 dig. Celie Gentry was right behind her scoring 4 serving pts and 2 aces. Gracie Fraser also followed suit scoring 3 consecutive serves that were aces. Divina Murguia also gained 3 serving pts and 2 digs. Sadie Gentry dominated defensively with 3 kills, 1 block, and 1 dig. Aaliyah Miller also took control defensively with 3 kills and 1 dig. Shelby Calamaco added 1 kill and 1 block. C. Gentry and Flowers were setters. Others playing were Chayna Brown and Angelika Baez working the back row. Jenna Berry also could not play due to injuries. The match ended with the Hornets on top with a score of 25-19.

Fri
27
Sep
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Lions Lose 24-0 to Coyotes

The Lions played the Borden County Coyotes Fridays in Gail, losing 24-0. The lions received the kick in the end zone for a touchback and began play 1st and 15 at their own 20-yard line. The Lions did not score but ate up a lot of time on the clock. Braxton Coker connected with Antonio Fortuna for a nice gain on third and twenty-three, but the Lions turned the ball over on downs the following play. The Coyotes got their first touchdown with 5:04 remaining in the first quarter to take an 8-0 lead.

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Fri
20
Sep
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Lady Hammer Volleyball team wins in thrilling 4 game match against Post

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Kinzie Buchanan makes a block.

Kinzie Buchanan makes a block.

The team and fans celebrate the game winning point.

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Fri
20
Sep
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Lady Hornets have solid week of winning!

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Sadie Gentry makes a block against Wellman- Union.

The Aspermont Lady Hornets hosted the Wellman-Union Lady Cats at home for a district match-up on Tuesday, 9/17. The Lady Cats had a decent team, but got stung by the swarm in 3 sets.

The Lady Hornets were on fire in Match 1 and beat down the Lady Cats pretty easily. Jenna Berry pummeled the opposition with her offensive serves scoring 5 consecutive pts with 2 aces. Celie Gentry also served up 5 pts and 1 double block. Sadie Gentry dominated defensively with 4 kills, 2 pts, and 1 ace. Aaliyah Miller was right behind Gentry defensively with 3 kills, 2 pts, and 1 ace.

Shelby Calamaco also played great defense with 2 kills, 1 tip, and 1 double block. Prairie Flowers served up 2 aces consecutively and Divina Murguia served up 1 pt. Setters for the Lady Hornets were C. Gentry and Flowers. Others playing were Angelika Baez and Chayna Brown. The score was 25-14.

Thu
12
Sep
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Hornets fall to state ranked Jaybirds

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Aspermont senior Rowdy Bradley hurdles a Jaybird defender. Photo By: Tricia Hurt

The Aspermont Hornets matched up with the #2 state ranked Jayton Jaybirds for the 2019 Battle of HWY 380 last Friday night.

Throughout a tough and hard fought game, the Jaybird defense stayed one step ahead of the swarm making multiple key 4th and short stops that allowed them to pull away for the 70-38 victory. Although a loss is never easy, the Hornets did have bright spots to build on. As always, Rowdy Bradley proved to be hard to handle racking up close to 400 yards of total offense and connected with Kobe Hodges on 2 touchdown passes. Miguel Rojas connected on 4 out of 5 extra point attempts.

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Thu
12
Sep
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Lions fall to Hermleigh 75-30, Showing Improvement

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Kaige Covington weaves through Cardinal defenders. Photo By: Zena Hargrove

The Roby Lions travelled to Hermleigh to take on the Cardinals. The lions lost 30-75, but showed tremendous improvement over their opening game with Klondike.

The Cardinals got on the scoreboard only three plays into the game, going up 8 points. The Lions would tie the game with 5:57 to go in the first quarter on a 26-yard scamper by Kaige Covington, and Martin Cantero kicked the pat. The Cardinals scored two more touchdowns in the first quarter and the quarter ended with the score: Roby 8 Hermleigh 24.

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