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High school sports can have the most enjoyable atmospheric conditions anywhere. The air is filled with sounds from the playing surface and, coupled with the crowd, it can be electric. Add in live music from a band and it can’t get much better. College football can top it in terms of numbers and noise, the […]

Abbott mastery over Avalon continues

Going the distance has become the recent playoff trend when Avalon and Abbott meet in the Class 1A state baseball playoffs. The endgame once again went the way of Abbott in an all-too-familiar, one-sided rout. Following a 1-1 doubleheader split in Waxahachie on Friday, the Panthers rolled past Avalon on Saturday in West with a […]

Top 10 powers meet in Avalon vs. Abbott

No. 8 ranked Avalon and No. 10 Abbott are separated by only 35 miles, but when it comes to Class 1A baseball, the two are quite familiar. Like district neighbors, they’ve met, in fact, 18 times in six years, including a pair of three-game playoff series in the past two seasons. Friday, May 17, they […]

No. 10 Avalon crushes Mt. Calm, 19-0

Courtesy Photo/David Del Bosque-Avalon following their bi-district rout over Mount Calm. Five players drove in two runs apiece as No. 10 ranked Avalon quickly dispatched Mount Calm, 19-0, to advance to the regional quarterfinals this week. Shortstop Rhett Newton, a junior, led the way with three hits, two of them doubles, in three trips to […]

Playoffs Elude Avalon

Class 1A allows for just the first, second and third place teams in each district, which meant fourth place Avalon, 7-13 overall and 6-7 in the eight-team District 27-1A, ended their season with an 87-39 loss to rival Milford. The Eagles lost four of their last five to miss the post-season. They were two games […]

All-District First Team names 5 Avalon players

A 4-1 start didn’t propel Avalon into the Class 1A football playoffs but it didn’t prevent five deserving players from being named to the District 11-1A First Team. The delayed release from the four team league was due to Milford reaching to the state championship game this week. Rules from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) […]

Avalon Sports

Padron, Newton combo ignites Orange

Miguel Padron rushed for 105 yards on 11 carries, scored four touchdowns and threw a 6-yard strike to tight end Bryan Faber and a 10-yarder to Noe Hernandez to power Avalon (4-1) to a 55-12 road win over Trinidad. The Eagles led 29-6 at halftime. Rhett Newton added 107 ground yards on only 10 carries […]

Avalon, Newton explode, 63-16

Avalon (2-1) extended a 15-0 lead after one quarter with 36 in the second period to power the Eagles to a 63-16 rout at Walnut Springs (1-3). Rhett Newton racked up 218 total yards and four scores, including 124 rushing on nine carries, and completed 3-of-4 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Miguel Padron […]

Avalon Eagles open camp with new QB, Smith

Following last year’s 7-4 campaign, Avalon Head Coach Malcolm Cole has 13 players in pre-season camp, nine of them returning from last season. Those numbers would be frightening to coaches of 11-man football, but not at all to the 6-man Eagles. The tangerine-clad squad is practicing from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday […]

Nemesis Abbott gets past No. 1 Avalon in Class 1A playoffs

Power-hitting junior Clayton Hopgood (4) had six hits in the three-game series with Abbott. For the second straight year, Abbott (19-9-1) has ended an outstanding baseball season for nearby Avalon (19-6), and both times it took a loss in the third game of a best-of-three series in the Class 1A regional semi-finals. The orange-clad Eagles, […]

Avalon duo punch tickets to state

Emely Salazar, left, and Ryan Ozymy, right, qualified for the state championship cross country meet in Round Rock for Class A. Salazar, a sophomore, is also an accomplished 3,200-meter runner in track. Ozymy placed third in the state championship 800-meter run as a junior last track and field season. Read the full story and more […]

Avalon Eagles crush Covington

In terms of talent, it was like a toddler playing against a grown man. Covington, surprisingly scored first on Friday night, but was overpowered by a dominant Avalon squad, 59-13. Covington (1-6) took an early 6-0 lead on their first drive of the game as Chance Meeks scored on a long run. But the Owls […]

Avalon crushes Mt. Calm, 58-12

Avalon scored four touchdowns on the ground and matched it with four through the air to crush Mount Calm, 58-12, last Friday, Sept. 29. The Eagles, now 3-2 in all games, had little trouble in defeating the Panthers, who dropped to 0-5. A 24-6 lead after one quarter ballooned to 44-12 by halftime as Team […]

Eagles out to defend district title

Coming off a 7-3 regular season last year, the Eagles might be young, but they are hungry. Avalon head coach Malcolm Cole said he is still accessing players regarding the team’s defense, but with the return on two veterans to his six-man squad, the sky is the limit if key players have a breakout season. […]

Avalon at Gholson

A year after routing Gholson at home, 52-6, Avalon travels to Waco on Friday. The Eagles, 8-4 in 2016, should prevail again, though the Wildcats, 5-5 last fall, have a new coach in Michael Brand and new energy. Avalon head coach Malcolm Cole expects a well-coached Gholson to take advantage of a talented running back […]

Avalon opens fall camp intent on defending district crown

Coming off a 7-3 regular season last year, the Eagles might be young, but they are hungry. Avalon head coach Cole said he is still accessing players regarding the team’s defense, but with the return on two veterans to his six-man squad, the sky is the limit if key players have a breakout season. “We […]

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