The New Waverly boys did everything they were supposed to do during their home matchup with Trinity on Friday.

New Waverly’s Joseph Crayton, left, drives toward the basket during the Bulldogs’ 55-52 loss to Trinity on Friday. The New Waverly boys close out the regular season against Palestine Westwood on Tuesday.

Heading into their final two games of the regular season, the New Waverly boys basketball team is sitting comfortably in fourth place in the District 21-3A standings.

NEW WAVERLY — The New Waverly boys started off slow on Tuesday night at home against Leon. In the second half, however, it wasn’t even close.

New Waverly senior guard Ashley Parks leaps toward the rim to attempt a layup during the Lady Dogs' 62-50 loss to Crockett on Tuesday night. The New Waverly girls fought back from a 12 point halftime deficit to tie the contest at 38, but Crockett's offense came alive toward the end of the th…

NEW WAVERLY — New Waverly girls basketball coach Donna Gilliam didn’t know what was going to happen during her team’s district bout with Crockett on Tuesday night at the Bulldog Gym, but she had seen matchup before.

Lady Dogs guard Ashlyn Reyna (10) hoists a 3-pointer during Tuesday’s nondistrict game against Grapeland. Reyna poured in a much-needed 15 points as the New Waverly girls rallied from a double-digit deficit to win 46-40 and improve to 3-1 on the season. After the Thankgiving holiday, the Lad…

It must seems like so long ago since we saw the Bearkats playing for a national championship for the second straight time, the Hornets and Bulldogs return to the playoffs and the Lions make a long postseason run to the TAPPS six-man semifinals.

Jason O’Bryant wants to hang another championship banner in the Paul Bohan Hornet Gym. This one would be purple and neon yellow, not Hornet green and white says the former Huntsville High School basketball star who now is coaching at Stewart Elementary.

The Bulldogs held off Anderson-Shiro with a narrow 49-48 win Friday night, led by 18 points from senior guard Brent Purvis. New Waverly needed every bit of it, as the two teams spent the entire game going tit for tat.

For a while, the Bulldogs were on the verge of squandering a 13-point fourth-quarter lead Friday against Hearne. But New Waverly’s varsity boys got a few defensive stops and picked up critical points in transition to pull away from the Eagles, 66-53.

Senior guard Joshua Durisseau had a chance to send the game into overtime in Friday night’s 62-59 loss to Hempstead. But Durisseau, who led the Bulldogs with 23 points in defeat, was unable to knock down the fadeaway corner 3-point shot with just five seconds left in the game.

The Bulldogs played well enough to hang with 14th-ranked Franklin in the first half of Friday night’s 73-45 loss, but the Lions’ athleticism proved to be too much for New Waverly to handle and the Dogs eventually ran out of gas.

One young athlete who took the Sam Houston State athletic department by storm in 2012 was Southland Conference Player of the Year Deveney Wells-Gibson. The sophomore from San Antonio helped lead the Bearkat volleyball team to its first regular-season conference championship since 1994, SHSU …

Tuesday wasn’t a good day for New Waverly High School basketball. Right after the Lady Bulldogs lost by 30 points at the hands of Centerville, the boys were defeated by a similar score, 53-34.

The Bulldogs’ opponent in Tuesday night’s varsity boys basketball game traveled farther than any team that has come here before.

The boys’ basketball team in New Waverly hasn’t gone through a lot more than one full week of practice. All things considered, the Bulldogs were happy to pull away with a 65-46 win in their season opener Tuesday night against Hardin.

The Lady Bulldogs played a close game against Grapeland before winning 68-60. Unlike their male counterparts, New Waverly’s girls have had some time to settle into their new system with first-year head coach Dave Beck, playing in their seventh game of the season Tuesday night.

After completing four years with the Lady Dogs varsity basketball team, standout guard Myeisha Williams was in desparate need of a place to go to school as well as a place to play.

Over the past few years, the New Waverly boys and girls basketball teams have been models of consistency with district titles and postseason berths as well as lengthy playoff runs.

Johnathon Reece realizes confidence can sometimes come off as cockiness, but what his attitude reflects is a pattern of self motivation by the 18-year-old senior from New Waverly.

Bulldogs star basketball player Isaiah Gilliam can be found playing either first base or in the outfield for the New Waverly baseball team that’s currently making a playoff run in Class 2A.

Following a successful season, seven Lady Dogs received all-district basketball honors.

ATASCOCITA — The Lady Bulldogs played a bit out of control Tuesday night, which allowed East Chambers to come from behind and beat New Waverly 49-38 in the first round of the Class 2A girls state basketball playoffs.

After spending countless hours in the gym, the hard work has paid off for both the girls basketball teams from Huntsville and New Waverly.

Bulldogs athletic director and head football coach M.K. Hamilton couldn’t sleep for nervousness Wednesday, the night before the latest realignment plan was released.

Groveton was spotted a couple of points Tuesday night when the Bulldogs were hit with a technical foul for dunking in the layup lines before the game.

To describe Friday night’s basketball game between No. 16 Trinity and No. 15 New Waverly in just one word — physical.

In years past, trying to pick just one coach from all of the sports program in the Huntsville area as coach of the year has been a hard a task as any because of all of the overwhelming success attained through the year.

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