Sports

Thu
25
Aug

Goats ready to begin “Phase II” this Friday night”

Phase I of the Groesbeck football team remodel and rebuild was completed last Friday at Groesbeck Stadium in the final scrimmage of the 2016 preseason against Mabank. Phase II begins at 7 p.m. on Friday back at Groesbeck Stadium with the season opener against McGregor. Like the game itself, first-year Groesbeck athletic director and head coach Steve Hale has broken down the season into four quarters – or phases. Phase I was the offseason/preseason, Phase II the regular season, Phase III the district season and Phase IV will be the playoffs.

 

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Thu
25
Aug

Lady Goats ready for weekend of challenges as teams hit town for volleyball

The 2016 Groesbeck Varsity Volleyball Tournament kicks off this morning at the high school, with pool play set to begin at 9 a.m. A total of 20 teams will compete in the tournament this weekend. The Lady Goats will be in Pool D with Godley, Lexington and Dawson. The team starts off with their first match on Friday morning at 9 a.m. in Gym 1 against Godley.

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Middle School Schedules

 

Goats 7th Grade

A Team Football Schedule

Sept. 8 - Mexia

Sept. 15 - Cameron

Sept. 29 - Teague

Oct. 6 - at Whitney

Oct. 13 - West

Oct. 20 - at Teague

Oct. 27 - Whitney

Nov. 3 - at West

(Games start at 5 p.m.)

Goats 8th Grade

Football Schedule

Sept. 8 - Mexia

Sept. 15 - Cameron

Sept. 29 - Teague

Oct. 6 - at Whitney

Oct. 13 - West

Oct. 20 - at Teague

Oct. 27 - Whitney

Nov. 3 - at West

(Games start at 7 p.m.)

Lady Goats 7th Grade

Wed
24
Aug

Goats ready to begin "Phase II" this Friday night"

 

By Todd Boyd

Special to the Journal

 

Phase I of the Groesbeck football team remodel and rebuild was completed last Friday at Groesbeck Stadium in the final scrimmage of the 2016 preseason against Mabank.

Phase II begins at 7 p.m. on Friday back at Groesbeck Stadium with the season opener against McGregor.

Like the game itself, first-year Groesbeck athletic director and head coach Steve Hale has broken down the season into four quarters – or phases.

Phase I was the offseason/preseason, Phase II the regular season, Phase III the district season and Phase IV will be the playoffs.

Rough edges continue to be smoothed on both sides of the ball. Against Mabank, the defense gave up big chunks of yardage on runs and swing passes in giving up three touchdowns. On offense, that unit managed only a single touchdown on its possessions.

Wed
24
Aug

"The Guantlet has been dropped, it's time for Friday Night Lights"

Friday Night High School Football Previews (Week 1)

Two-a-days have wrapped up and scrimmages have been played, so what’s left for 2016?

It’s time for “Friday Night Lights” as high school football Week 1 starts tomorrow night across the state.

Here’s the breakdown for teams in our area:

Groesbeck Goats (2015 record, 5-6) vs. McGregor Bulldogs (2015 record, 3-7)

Date: Friday, Aug. 26

Place: Groesbeck Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Goats vs. Bulldogs

Groesbeck - The Goats have a new coach (Steve Hale) this season and battled hard during their two scrimmages over the past couple of weeks. Dropping down to Class 3A from Class 4A this season, the Goats are feeling pretty good about their chances this fall, especially with many players returning from last year’s team.

Players to watch will be Landen Frazier, Sabrien Jones, Bradley Wilson, Stanzley Gipson and Kolby Ayres.

Thu
18
Aug

Journal Staff Report

 

 

Groesbeck battled against some tough competition this past week and a half.

The Lady Goats opened up the season with a tri-match against both Palestine and Teague last Tuesday, Aug. 9.

The girls fought through four strong sets against the Ladycats in the first Tuesday match, falling to their east Texas opponent, 3-1, and split four sets with Teague before dropping the tie-breaker fifth set by two, 15-25, 10-25, 27-25, 25-20, 14-16.

Against the Lady Lions, Groesbeck was down 2-0, but came back to win the third set by two and the fourth by five points to force a tie-breaker situation.

The Lady Goats rested up on Wednesday, but returned to action on Thursday in the Van Tournament.

The girls took the first match against Eustace, 28-26, 25-15, led by Abby Johnson’s 11 set assists and a combined 13 kills by Haley DeFriend (6) and Kylee Weishuhn (7). Alyssa Anglin had 11 digs in the sweep win.

Thu
18
Aug

Journal Sports Stringer

By Todd Boyd

 

 

WACO – An urban legend, a myth, or just a homespun yarn has been passed around about the Groesbeck football team. It seems – sometime or another – a story began to circulate that the Goats weren’t able to finish out games. A lack of toughness or discipline, running out of steam, or a combination of all three were whispered about Groesbeck’s gridiron gang when it came to final minutes.

Through the first two scrimmages of the 2016 season, those whispers have been quieted down.

“We finished strong,” myth-busting first year Groesbeck head coach Steve Hale said of last Friday’s scrimmage against Waco Connally. “So me taking this job everybody said we never finish. They (Connally) hit us in the mouth and were very physical there at the first.”

Thu
18
Aug

Goats perform strong in scrimmage with Waco Connally

WACO – An urban legend, a myth, or just a homespun yarn has been passed around about the Groesbeck football team. It seems – sometime or another – a story began to circulate that the Goats weren’t able to finish out games. A lack of toughness or discipline, running out of steam, or a combination of all three were whispered about Groesbeck’s gridiron gang when it came to final minutes. 

 

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Thu
18
Aug

Lady Goats hang tough during opening week of volleyball

Groesbeck battled against some tough competition this past week and a half. The Lady Goats opened up the season with a tri-match against both Palestine and Teague last Tuesday, Aug. 9. The girls fought through four strong sets against the Ladycats in the first Tuesday match, falling to their east Texas opponent, 3-1, and split four sets with Teague before dropping the tie-breaker fifth set by two, 15-25, 10-25, 27- 25, 25-20, 14-16.

 

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Thu
11
Aug

Goat players hit it hard in Watermelon Bowl scrimmage Saturday

 

 

By Todd Boyd

           

Wearing shiny new helmets and looking toward a bright future, the Groesbeck football team was on the field for the first time in front of fans last Saturday in the annual Watermelon Bowl intra squad scrimmage.

First-year Groesbeck athletic director and head football coach Steve Hale led the Goats onto the field at Groesbeck Stadium with enthusiasm and a simple message: Play hard for your team, family, and community.

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