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The Bulldogs have one more chance to pick up a win before starting district action in two weeks.


LOVELADY — Big plays and penalty yards doomed the New Waverly Bulldogs in a 62-14 loss to the Lovelady Lions on Friday night.

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LOVELADY — Big plays and penalty yards doomed the New Waverly Bulldogs in a 62-14 loss to the Lovelady Lions on Friday night.


HARDIN — It was a one-and-done playoff run for New Waverly, as the Bulldogs hopes of advancing were dashed by the Newton Eagles on Friday night in Hardin with a decisive 46-6 final score.


It’s playoff time for Texas high school football and with the cold winter weather finally kicking in, the Bulldogs couldn’t be more thrilled to once again be a part of the playoffs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whew! Have y’all caught your breath yet? That Bearkat football game on Friday night was something else, huh? That was college football the way it’s supposed to be played.

Though it is still early in the new year and the district campaign has just gotten under way, the Bulldogs already have a tough test on their hands.

To say that the 2010 season was a difficult one for the New Waverly football team would be a dramatic understatement.

The past 12 months have certainly been fun, haven’t they?

The Bulldogs are back in familiar territory.

NEW WAVERLY — It didn’t take long for news of the late-night hiring of a new head football coach and athletic director to reach the ears of Bulldog fans. It wasn’t the kind of news some people here were anticipating and New Waverly has been in an uproar since.

With the start of football practice a mere nine days away, now is when it gets interesting as New Waverly gets closer to finding its next head coach.

Since the position of head football coach became available late last week, the New Waverly ISD office has been bombarded with interest from individuals wanting to take over the Bulldogs football program.

The school year that concluded last month may go down as the year of the Bulldogs. New Waverly High School has never had a more successful nine-month stretch, in athletics anyway.

Now we know how New Waverly finished in the Lone Star Cup standings in the school year that ended a little more than a month ago. Tied for third in Class 2A, that’s pretty impressive.

After putting in four years of hard work, the day finally came to see the fruits of that labor.

With their college plans secured, Huntsville senior Jeremy LaDay and New Waverly seniors X’Zavious Harrison and Tyren Watts looked forward to playing with and against their high school counterparts one last time at the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game last Friday at Trin…

There aren’t many student-athletes who get to close out their high school careers with a lasting memory they can be proud of. Except for those rare few who get to walk off the court at the Erwin Center with a state basketball championship, many players are left wondering what could have been.

As close as brothers, New Waverly’s quintet of tracksters intend on doing everything together.

Over the past few years, New Waverly has been among the best in Class 2A in a variety of sports. But for some reason or another, the Bulldogs keep coming up short of an elusive state championship.

GROVETON — After winning district championships in football, basketball, golf and closing in on another one in baseball, the New Waverly boys track and field team wasn’t going to be denied on Thursday.

The New Waverly baseball team will be starting their games a little later than the Bulldogs are used to now that they have lights at their field. But they can hardly wait.

In front of their friends, families and classmates, X’Zavious Harrison, Kyren Watts and his twin brother Tyren Watts fulfilled lifelong dreams as they signed scholarship offers Wednesday afternoon to play college football. Harrison completed a long-standing promise to Stephen F. Austin and …

It was hard for New Waverly athletic director and football head coach Ken Craig to hide a smile while talking about the new districts the Bulldogs were put in when the University Interscholastic League announced the realignment for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years on Monday. In fact, th…

As today’s date has neared the past couple of weeks, New Waverly football head coach Ken Craig has been anxious to see what is in store for his team. The University Interscholastic League will announce the new reclassification and realignment for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years this mo…

The New Waverly Bulldogs planned on a longer stay in the state football playoffs. For that reason, Bulldogs basketball coach Bill Goffney did not schedule his first game until Dec. 1. Surprisingly, New Waverly bowed out of the football playoffs earlier than expected last Saturday. Woodville…

It may be far-fetched to say that no one in New Waverly is thinking about basketball yet. The Bulldogs just kicked off the District 21-2A football season on Friday, and the Lady Bulldogs are in the thick of the district volleyball race. More than a month remains before basketball season st…

Tate Maddox Junior linebacker New Waverly High School Who do you look up to the most? I’d have to say my big brother, Koby. He played football and baseball here. Now he’s off at college. I kind of want to follow in his footsteps. What is your favorite sports team? The team that I l…

NEW WAVERLY — It’s late in the school year and summer is just around the corner. Don’t tell that to the New Waverly High School baseball team. The Bulldogs are having the time of their lives and they don’t want the 2009 season to end. That’s because New Waverly is smack in the middle of its…

While Tuesday was an important night for New Waverly High School athletes, it was extra special for three Bulldogs. Seniors Joseph Carrington, Sir. Horace Saulsberry and Logan Schneider mapped out their futures after signing with colleges during the New Waverly sports banquet. Carrington, …

As the Bulldogs began slowly filing out of the bus Sunday afternoon at New Waverly High School, it was apparant their minds are still twirling around what could have been in the state championship game in Austin on Saturday. After finally breaking through in the fourth quarter against top-s…

It’s been a banner year for the Bulldogs, but it’s far from ending. While there have been quite a few individual awards doled out to the New Waverly football players, the team will receive its highest team award on Friday by the U.S. Army and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. An awar…

The gym at Huntsville’s Alpha Omega Academy is sure to be rocking this afternoon. Playoff season starts at 4:30 p.m. with the AOA boys hosting The Oaks Adventist from Houston in a first-round game. The Lions finished second in their district with a 12-2 record. Coach Clint Allen says his AO…

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