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Midway 55, Killeen 54

by Wacotrib.com Staff Report At Midway, the Panthers pulled out a tight 12-6A win over the Kangaroos, a victory that could prove crucial in their hunt for the playoffs. Midway improves to 17-12 overall and 5-4 in the district and remains in a tie for third place with Ellison. Midway swept Killeen on the season,

12-6A ROO-PEAT!

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer They did things the old-fashioned way. They earned it. And they earned it as a team. The host Killeen Lady Roos defeated Waco Midway on Tuesday, 48-44, upping their District 12-6A record to 10-0 — and clinching their second consecutive district championship. Killeen (28-4) trailed 13-8 after one quarter,

12-6A BOYS SOCCER: Tigers edge Roos 2-1

By Edward Isaacs | FME News Service BELTON — The Belton boys soccer team had opportunity after opportunity to score Tuesday night against district foe Killeen at Wilson-Kerzee Field. All but two of those chances went for naught, but it was still enough to get past the Kangaroos, 2-1. With the win, Belton improves to

Killeen boys upend Ellison 67-60

By Travis Martinez | Herald Correspondent The last time Ellison and Killeen met back on Jan. 5, Ellison won by 22, but on Friday night at Killeen High, it was a different story. The Roos (7-16, 2-6) used a strong second-half surge to come from behind to defeat Ellison 67-60. “We’re just happy to get

ALLAN MANDELL: Lady Roos climbing ladder to success

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer Get the ladder out. But don’t talk too much about it. “It’s in the back somewhere,” said Killeen Lady Roos head coach Latisha Williams, regarding the gymnasium’s ladder. “But I only want us speaking about things that are, for sure, happening. We know we have a big game on

CRU’S DOUBLE ROOS

By Travis Martinez Two former Killeen Kangaroos are making a name for themselves at the collegiate level. Freshmen Demarius Cress and junior Shon Lewis are both student-athletes at Mary Hardin-Baylor and have thrived both on and off the court. As of Jan. 24, Cress is averaging 14.6 points per game and is second on the

Johnson earns Player of the Week award

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer Here’s the bottom line about Killeen senior forward Ke’Aunna Johnson when she plays defense. She wants to stop you from scoring more than you want to score. Nothing complicated. It’s simple. Johnson is completely, totally driven toward stopping any foe from getting a quality shot, making a smooth pass

Analysis: The defense never rests for Killeen

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer Friday, Jan. 22 was a bye for the Killeen Lady Roos. Up to that date, the Lady Roos had won 25 of their 29 games. They’d won seven straight District 12-6A contests. They were ranked No. 9 in the state of Texas. This was a team, as the cliché

Johnson’s magic sparks No. 8 Lady Roos

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer After one quarter of play on Tuesday, the No. 8-ranked Killeen Lady Roos were ahead of Belton 12-5. On the first possession of the second quarter, Killeen senior forward Ke’Aunna Johnson made a backcourt steal. “Once I get the ball, my philosophy is to just keep going until somebody

Defending champ Killeen getting foes’ best games

Clay Whittington | Herald staff writer With every victory, Killeen moves closer to clinching its second consecutive district championship. But the Lady Kangaroos are gaining more than ground. Despite coming off one of the most successful seasons in recent history, being ranked ninth in both major state polls and possessing an unblemished district record, Killeen