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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

Killeen High School honors guard Harston at signing ceremony

Tia Harston isn’t one to show her emotions very often, but after the 10-month stretch she’s had, she deserves to shed a tear or two of joy. The senior guard helped the Killeen Lady Kangaroos win the District 12-6A championship last season, found out she had a knee injury and had surgery earlier this fall,

Ex-Roo Alexander has big day at SFASU

Former Roo star Lamont Alexander helped the Lumberjacks defense hold Houston Baptist to less than three touchdowns in a win. Alexander had two tackles for SFA (4-6, 4-4) in the win over HBU (2-8, 0-7). SFA visits Northwestern State (3-7, 3-5) at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Jeff Banks plays big on ESPN

Killeen graduate Jeff Banks made some plays for Texas State in a loss to Georgia State at Bobcats Stadium. The loss knocked Texas State (2-7) down to 1-4 in Sun Belt Conference play and eliminates the Bobcats from bowl contention. Banks had a tackle for loss against Georgia State (3-6, 2-3). Texas State hosts Louisiana-Monroe

Former Roo Robertson contributes at OSU

Former Killeen Kangaroo Deric Robertson played in the Cowboys’ comeback win over the Cyclones in Ames, Iowa. The win helped OSU (10-0, 7-0) take sole possession of the Big 12 lead. The Cowboys overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Iowa State (3-7, 2-5). OSU looks to keep the Big 12 lead when it hosts

Lady Roos bowler Amanda Morgan signs with Prairie View A&M

Killeen senior Amanda Morgan signed her letter of intent Saturday to attend Prairie View A&M on an athletic/academics scholarship. Morgan has been the top girls’ bowler at Killeen over the past three years. “I loved the fact their coach, Glenn White, was really interested in me and really cared about my bowling,” Morgan said. “It

AquaRoos Roadtrip

The KHS AquaRoos traveled to UT on Friday and Temple on Saturday to swim and dive. Top swimmers of the weekend were Joshua Sanchez , Arthur Velishka, Lourdes Aguilar and D’Andra Bundick for setting new personal records!  Our girls team tied with Harker Heights for points scored, and beat Ellison and Shoemaker on Friday, and

Kangaroos, Grey Wolves each eager for rivalry game

Albert Alvarado | Herald staff writer The regular season finale between the Killeen Kangaroos and Shoemaker Grey Wolves may have no effect on the District 12-6A standings or playoff implications for either team, but don’t call this game meaningless. “We’ve just got to be on our game, we need to make sure we execute at

Peyton Searcy Makes Impact in First Year

Former KHS football player and current TX A&M- Commerce defensive lineman Peyton Searcy has been an active part of the #8 Lions defensive line in his first year. He has 14 total tackles, with one sack on the season and has been a large part of the success seen this year in Commerce. The nationally ranked, #8 Lions