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DRIPPING SPRINGS- The Taylor boys basketball team found themselves in another tough down to the wire game Friday December 20 against Dripping Springs in overtime 65-63. The Tigers were coming off winning the HEB Wildcat Classic in Gregory Portland which consisted of all 5A/6A schools.

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Luke Williams and Stephen Graham scored 14 points each and Jake Vizena pulled down 14 rebounds to help the Thrall Tigers to a 63-50 win over the Granger Lions.

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Shelby Grisham scored 15 points, including four shots from 3-point range, to lead the Thrall Tigerettes to a 36-27 win over the Granger Lady Lions Tuesday in Thrall.

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Addison Leschber scored 13 points and Chandra Reed scored nine points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to lead the Thrall Tigerettes (15-10) to a 40-31 come-back win over the Hempstead Lady Bobcats.

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Stephen Graham hit six of eight shots from the field to lead all scorers with 12 points and paced the Thrall Tigers (6-11) to a 42-25 rout of the Bartlett Bulldogs Tuesday night.

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After Fridays big sweep over Milano the Granger Lions were back on the road to face powerhouse Hearne. The Eagles appeared to be too much for the Lions as they fell 73-39.

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The new decade has not been kind to the Taylor Lady Ducks basketball team. Since the clock struck midnight the team fallen in their last two games. In Tuesday nights game the Lady Ducks dropped their tenth game of the season falling to the Savio Lady Eagles 44-37.

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The rust of the closing games of 2019 melted away in the Ducks opening home game of the new decade as they took down Giddings Tuesday night 62-51.

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DRIPPING SPRINGS- The Taylor boys basketball team found themselves in another tough down to the wire game Friday December 20 against Dripping Springs in overtime 65-63. The Tigers were coming off winning the HEB Wildcat Classic in Gregory Portland which consisted of all 5A/6A schools.

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While the Thrall Tigers continue to struggle to get in the win column, their efforts so far this season have kept them in most of their games against solid competition.  Last weekend the Tigers posted a 1-2 record in the Somerville tournament. 

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Jenny Johnson scored 14 points and Hearne held Thrall under 20 percent shooting as the Lady Eagles stopped the Tigerettes 40-27 Friday night.

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Junior, Lakaysha Davis hauled in another double double performance in the Lady Ducks 44-37 victory over Giddings Tuesday night with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Davis shot 71% from the field and had 4 steals and 4 shot deflections in the game.

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Down by as many as fourteen points in the 3rd quarter the night was looking bleak for the Ducks, but a 4th quarter surge propelled the Ducks to their tenth win of the season over Weiss 55-51 Tuesday night on the road. Overall the game was fast paced, for both squads, with many of the inbound…

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Not only did the Varsity Ducks bring home third place in the Taylor tournament this past week but the JV and Freshman Ducks were also successful. The Freshman boys finished tournament champions and the JV boys finished second.

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The Lady Ducks had three players score in double digits in their dominating win over the Richards School for Young Women Leaders (RSYWL) in Austin Friday night winning 56-2.

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The Hutto Hippos are off and running with a 15-1 start to the 2019-20 season and are undefeated in December so far. The only loss this season for the Hippos came back on November 23 in a two-point defeat at the hands of the 6A Bell Blue Raiders.

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The Thrall Tigers (3-7) picked up a pair of wins over the weekend in capturing consolation at the Florence tournament.

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The Lady Ducks weren’t the only ones in a tournament this past week. As December opened up the Taylor boys basketball team was in action at a tournament at Cedar Creek.

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The Lady Ducks got off to a hot start winning their first three games at the tournament in Thrall this past weekend but on Saturday the script flipped on the Lady Ducks as they wrapped things up finishing 3-2.

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This past weekend District awards were released for the Thrall football and volleyball programs. Both finished the season strong. The football program finished 6-5, returning to the postseason and the volleyball team finished 35-15 advancing to the regional finals.

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Through the 2019 season ended a bit bittersweet the Granger Lions football team accomplished so much. The team played every game to the end living up to their motto Finish Strong. This past weekend the All District and Academic Accomplishments were released.

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The Thrall Tigerettes (6-5) turned in a solid performance over the weekend at the Thrall tournament.  The Tigerettes posted a 3-2 record in the 3-day event losing to a strong Shelbyville team in the third place game on Saturday.

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The Taylor boys’ basketball team played their first home game of the season Tuesday night and did night disappoint as the put up 90 points against the Lago Vista Vikings.

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Sammy Herrera and Clayton Allen each scored 11 points to pace a balanced scoring attack and led the Thrall Tigers (1-2) to an 80-22 win over the McDade Bulldogs (3-1) Tuesday night.

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After a close heartbreaking loss by the JV squad, 49-48 the Taylor Ducks boys’ varsity squad to the court in dominating fashion against East View Tuesday morning, winning 73-41.

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After finishing 1-1 on day 1 of the Crockett Tournament the Lady Ducks basketball team continued the trend over the next two days of the tournament.

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The Granger Lions season continues to roll on as they crushed the Bruni Badgers, 55-15 in Friday night’s second round playoff game in Pearsall.

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As volleyball season has now ended Taylor Senior Lady Duck volleyball star and 4A Region IV District 27 Defensive Player of the Year Paige Levy is putting together her Senior scrapbook. Levy stopped by the paper on Tuesday to acquire sports articles from the season.

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The Taylor Lady Ducks basketball team spent the end of this past week in action at a tournament in Crockett. After day one the Lady Ducks were 1-1 defeating McCallum in the first game and then falling to Hondo in the second match on Thursday, November 21.

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