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Lady Roos on a Roll, 3-0

Allan Mandell – Herald Staff Writer Killeen senior point guard Tia Harston drained 4 of 6 3-point shot attempts, scored a team-high 13 points and led the host Lady Roos to a 52-39 District 12-6A victory over Ellison on Tuesday. “It’s good to have Tia back,” said Killeen head coach Latisha Williams. “When she’s hitting

Basketball: Ellison tops Roos

Clay Whittington | Herald staff writer Ellison displayed all the qualities needed to become District 12-6A champion Tuesday evening as it never trailed visiting Killeen en route to a 62-40 victory. Much like Jones, who scored a game-high 17 points in the win, Eagles head coach Alberto Jones Jr. agrees his team, which has just

Bo Burgess Classic thrives despite scheduling conflicts

Jordan Mason | Herald staff writer At the end of a day that featured nine boys games and eight girls games on two campuses — all despite inclement weather forcing a reschedule less than 24 hours before — Killeen head coach Reggie Huggins considered the Bo Burgess Classic a success for one simple reason. “We

Roos win 2 after schedule re-shuffle

Jordan Mason | Herald staff writer Even after the layoff from Christmas vacation, followed by a day without playing in the Bo Burgess Classic on Monday, Killeen didn’t look like it had missed a beat in its two games Tuesday. “We just wanted to play,” point guard Mike Aranda said with a smile. “Everybody was

Killeen basketball tourney pays tribute to one of its founders

Jordan Mason | Herald staff writer It has a new name and less of a Killeen ISD presence, but the Killeen Classic returns on the campuses of Harker Heights and Killeen today, as the Harker Heights boys and girls and Killeen boys begin play in the tournament that was resurrected last season. Only now, the

Roos Basketball made quick recovery

Allan Mandell Things looked a little rough. On Friday night, in its District 12-6A opener, host Killeen was trailing Belton 28-19 with 2:28 left in the first half. Killeen head coach Reggie Huggins called timeout. And whatever it was that he said worked. Within the next 90 seconds, playing at a frenetic pace, Kangaroos Michael

Former Killeen basketball standout Nichols excels in Australia

Clay Whittington | Herald staff writer Tre Nichols is ready to take over the Land Down Under. After putting together a standout showing in his first season playing in Australia’s State Basketball League, the Class of 2008 Killeen graduate is preparing to take his game to another level this year. Ranking among the leaders statistically

Aqua Roos make gains, Drop Times

The KHS AquaRoos held their own this past weekend against 420 swimmers at the KISD Mary Jobe Classic. The following swimmers ALL dropped time in their individual events: Dillon Ramsey, Jackson Bernabe, Jay Bishop, Melvin Walker, Katiana Frederique, Dandra Bundick, Bella Sanchez, Veronika Wokun, Sidnie Parks, Lourdes Aguilar, Georgia Guerra and Kahleah Holdbrook. Way to

BASKETBALL: No. 24 Lady Roos are practiced in the art of defense

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer Twenty minutes after the No. 24-ranked Killeen Lady Kangaroos defeated visiting Copperas Cove 41-33 in both teams’ District 12-6A opener on Friday, Killeen’s Ke’Aunna Johnson and Jacen Moore were both looking for the same piece of information. “We have this competitive thing,” Johnson explained. “We always want to find

1991: The year Killeen needed football

By Angel Verdejo Jr. December 8, 2015  I’M A sportswriter, the high school sports coordinator for the Houston Chronicle — a big deal in a state where passion for high school football runs high. This year, Texas’ state high school football finals return to Houston for the first time since 2008. So during the season, each week, the