Lampasas Dispatch Record Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Page 7 Badgers’ freshmen win San Saba JV tournament LHS golfer places third at By CLAY WHITTINGTON Staff Writer played Ingram and won by six points, 45-39, as three players finished with Marble Falls tournament double-digit points. Lampasas sophomore Byler on Jan. 25 and at Lampasas’ home Lampasas’ freshmen exceeded Howard led the way with 23 points, Lindeman followed his opening- tournament at Hancock Park on Feb. expectations over the weekend by while Riffel scored 12 and Ralph round score of 77 with a 76 to place 7. winning San Saba’s junior varsity Marez added 10. third overall at the 2010 Marble Falls tournament. Lampasas recorded 32 rebounds Classic. Led by Shon Howard who scored in the game as Howard posted eight, Playing at Hidden Falls and Ram 60 points in three games, the Badgers and Marez followed with seven. Rock golf courses, Lindeman’s two- upset San Saba’s, Hamilton’s and After outscoring Ingram 13-8 in day total of 153 was just two strokes Ingram’s junior varsity teams en route the first quarter, the two teams were shy of tying for second place and nine to the tournament championship. neck and neck over the final three strokes behind tournament champion Not only did the Badgers produce a quarters as Lampasas narrowly won Blake Stasiunas’, of Vista Ridge, perfect 3-0 record, but they were the the scoring battle 32-31. score of 144. only team to win at least two games. While Howard was the team’s Badger senior Colton Perkins also The three other teams each finished most prolific scorer, several players competed at the tournament. with a 1-2 record. provided excellent defensive After opening with an 89, Perkins Lampasas opened play last Friday performances during the team’s title followed with a 92 to post a two-day with a 34-25 victory over host squad run. total of 181. The score put Perkins in San Saba, thanks to a 22-12 run in the “Bobby Nielsen played very strong a three-way tie for 48th overall. first half. PHOTO BY RICHARD AKRIDGE defense off the bench,” Lampasas The Badgers’ varsity golf team will After halftime, the Badgers were freshman head coach Aaron Nuckles not be in action again until February Lampasas’ freshman basketball team improved its overall when it travels to Austin for the two- outscored 13-12, but the damage was said. “Marez and Cutter Estep also already done as Howard finished with record to 5-2 with a perfect 3-0 showing at San Saba. played tough down low while being day Andrews tournament at the Roy 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, their opponent in every quarter, rebounds to go with five assists and outsized in all three games versus Kizer Golf Course. three blocks and a steal. including the second when they two blocks. older and bigger post men. The junior varsity boys’ team will PHOTO BY RICHARD AKRIDGE On Saturday, Lampasas faced limited Hamilton to just one point. Josh Riffel added 11 points, three “Chism Carpenter also provided be in action twice before the varsity Byler Lindeman shot a 153 Hamilton and cruised to a 13-point Howard had a game-high 20 points rebounds and three steals in the win. solid defense versus the opposing returns. It will play in the Vista Ridge tournament at Avery Ranch at the two-day tournament. win, 41-28. The Badgers outscored to lead the team and grabbed four In the tournament finale, Lampasas teams’ point guards.” Enjoy the outdoors by taking a walk One of my daily 90. The desert-like park Another trail I have walked is activities is to take a has several hiking trails one from the top of the scenic loop walk. Walking is good for your health, but a walk Outdoors available. One trail is more than four miles in Davis Mountains State Park that meanders downward for a couple of also can be an adventure. Even though I may walk With long that goes to the bluffs overlooking the miles to Fort Davis National Historic Site. If you are lucky, along the trail the same trail every day, Rio Grande River. you might see the rare Montezuma there is the possibility to experience many different Mat Taylor The most-often taken trial is the one that goes quail, javelina and mule deer. Of course, you do not have to go things. down into Seminole to a state park for a good walk or In Texas, the weather Canyon. The trail is hike. I have walked along some little- can change from day to day, and that details of all them, but I have walked available only by guided tours that used county roads, but I would not means it may be hot or cold, wet or at least a portion of some of the trails take place Wednesdays through recommend doing so alone. dry on any specific day. You may see discussed in the article. Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The A walk in the city can be just as different species of wildlife, various One is the Dinosaur Valley State highlight of the tour is the viewing healthy with many different things to cloud formations and many species Park Ecology Trail and Track Sites. of ancient American Indian rock see and hear -- unless you encounter of flowers and plants, depending Hikers can view tracks up close in paintings. an obnxious dog along the way. upon the season. the Paluxy River bed or view them Although the hike back up is not Of course, on walks on our family from above on a bluff overlooking very long, it can be fairly rugged. If Former Soil Conservation Service ranch there is also a chance to see the river. you are not up to the canyon tour, Agency employee and longtime something unwelcome, such as a Nearby Colorado Bend State Park there is a short nature trail near the writer Mat Taylor offers his outdoors rattlesnake. I also sometimes walk has a number of hiking trails. The park headquarters, and there are rock- column for Dispatch Record readers. on some rough terrain, so there is a most well known is the Gorman Falls painting replicas in the headquarters He can be contacted at (254) 518- Nabbing a 10-pointer chance of a fall. That is why I take a walking staff and carry my cell Trail. It is down near the Colorado River, where you can view the scenic, building to view. Way up in the Texas Panhandle is 2262 or via e-mail at mntaylor@ wildblue.net. Alex Nebrig, left, grandson of Bubba Chapman, shot this 10-point buck over the weekend while hunting at the Chapman ranch lo- phone. unique waterfalls on Gorman Creek. Palo Duro State Park, which includes cated north of Adamsville in Lampasas County. I recently read an outdoor column The 1.5-mile hike back up to the Palo Duro Canyon, the second- in a daily newspaper about the starting point can be strenuous. At largest canyon in the United Sates. LMS basketball teams columnist hiking to the top of one point there are cables to assist Several hiking trails are offered in Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in over a steep area. the park, and the most popular is Texas. Last spring, my son Matthew, A park I have visited several times is the Lighthouse Trail. It is 5.7 miles face off against Llano who likes to take long hikes, also hiked the four miles to the top of the mountain. He said the walk ranged Seminole Canyon State Park, located west of Del Rio on U.S. Highway round-trip to the rock formation that resembles a lighthouse. The Lady Badgers took care of by Mason Morris who finished with from easy to very steep where hikers their home court last Thursday by six points. have to crawl along a narrow ledge. sweeping Llano in four games. *** Matthew said the climb was worth Both eighth-grade teams produced Over the weekend, the Badgers’ it, as a spectacular view is offered commanding victories as the “A” eighth-grade “A” team went 2-1 at from the top and one can see more won by 45 points, 57-12, and the “B” the Burnet tournament. than 100 miles in all directions. That team won by 43 points, 49-6. Lampasas opened the tournament hike is for the young person in good The seventh-graders had similar on Friday with a 55-39 win over host physical shape, not for me at my age. success, but it did not come as easily. squad Burnet. Blake January led the Also last summer, my son hiked to The seventh-grade “A” team team with 16 points, followed by the top of Wheeler Peak, the highest defeated Llano 35-24, while the “B” Blake Graham, Trent Holloman and point in New Mexico. This was a won by six points, 23-17. Omar Lucio who each scored eight. seven-mile trek, which is longer than The Badgers traveled to Llano On Saturday, the Badgers defeated the Guadalupe trail but a steadier Thursday where the seventh-grade Wimberley 42-34 behind January’s climb. Along the way, Matthew said “B” team won 31-12. team-high 11 points. he saw mule deer, elk and even some Collin Huntzinger scored a game- In the championship game, bighorn sheep. high 12 points, while Jason Ayers and Lampasas was upset by Burnet in a Earlier this year, my son moved Zach Combon each posted six points. rematch and lost by two points, 36- from Canyon, Texas, to take a Both of the eighth-grade Badger 34. museum job in Atlanta. He decided teams lost. January scored 10 points in the to hike to the highest spot in Georgia The “A” team fell by three points, loss, while Collin Bowen and – Kennesaw Mountain. Compared to 22-19, and the “B” team lost by three Holloman added nine and eight his hikes in Texas and New Mexico, points 20-17. points, respectively. Matthew said going to the top of the Westin McIntire scored a team-high Georgia mountain was a leisurely seven points in the “B” team loss and walk. was followed in the scoring column If you are like me -- senior citizen status -- you probably are looking S portS ShortS for an easier stroll. A past issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine featured an article on 12 great state park walks. I won’t bore you with the BANQUET ADVERTISE YOUR CHURCH’S SPECIAL Tickets for the annual fall sports banquet are available at the LHS athletic office and at HOLIDAY SERVICES NOW! Hodges & Sargent Pharmacy for $10. The combination football, volleyball and cross country banquet will be held at the LHS CALL MARIE AT 556-6262 EXT. 28 OR MISTY AT 556-6262 EXT. 27 cafeteria Monday at 6:30 p.m. RODEO The Ranch Bronc Riding Series will be held Saturday and Dec. 18 at the Mills County Cowboy Church Arena. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on each date. There is a $50 entry fee with $500 added money and an 80 percent payback. Highest points wins a buckle at the end of the series. Books are now open. For more information, call Scott Dowell at 325-938-7594 or Michael Battenfield at 245- 485-7771.
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