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Thu
04
Oct
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Yellowhammers 45 the Raiders in 4th quarter

The Rotan Yellowhammers proved too much for Leuders-Avoca during last Friday nights game, evoking the 45 rule in the fourth quarter with a game-ending score of 64 – 16.

The Yellowhammers were up by six near the end of the first quarter, but a long pass completion by the Raider’s offense and a good PAT brought the score to 6 – 8 with about a minute left on the clock. Rotan would squeeze another touchdown before the end of the quarter, giving the Yellowhammers a lead they would hold onto for the remainder of the game.

Huge defensive plays by Rotan’s Brian Williams, pushing the Raider’s ball carrier deep into their own backfield on two consecutive plays, resulting in major loss in yardage for the Raiders in the second quarter.

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Thu
27
Sep
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Hornets upset Knox City 64 - 50

By Jeremiah & Terry Morris

The Aspermont Hornets (who some experts had picked to lose as much as 35 points) travelled to rain-soaked Knox City with a message. That message is that the swarm have a spread defense and a great running game. Coach Weaver decided to use Junior running back Rowdy Bradley to hammer their message home.

As the rain poured down, the Greyhounds received the opening kickoff. The swarm wasted no time in showing off an improved spread defense holding the Greyhounds to a 4 and out. This gave the Hornets a boost in confidence and gave the offense a good field position. The Hornets quickly got on the board with a touchdown by Sophomore bruiser Chris Mendez.

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Thu
27
Sep
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Aspermont Lady Hornets take Rotan in three sets

The Aspermont Lady Hornets took on the Rotan Lady Yellowhammers Tuesday night, winning the first two sets by narrow margins.

Aspermont’s Mady Milloy put the first points on the scoreboard with a kill, followed up by Gracie English dumping two more over the net as the Lady Hornets took the lead in the opening set. Rotan would go on to take control of the serve in the next few transitions.

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Thu
20
Sep
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Volleyball

By Terry Morris

The Aspermont Lady Hornets played another great game and has been on quite a winning streak. They hosted the Klondike Cougars and beat them in 4 sets. Set 1 started strong with the set score being 25-17. During Set 2, the Cougars made some adjustments and took down the Hornets 19-25. The Lady Hornets then came back and battled the Klondike Cougars with Aspermont taking the win in set 3 and 4 with the same set score 25-22.

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Thu
20
Sep
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Roby Lions suffer defeat against Ranger

By Jeff Hurt

Coming off a devastating loss against Miles, the Roby Lions were hoping for a victory last Friday against Ranger, but a series of offensive and defensive errors allowed the Bulldogs to finish the game with a 6 – 28 win over the Lions.

With Ranger receiving, it took the Bulldogs only a handful plays to move the ball into scoring range and put the first points on the board with just under nine minutes left in the first quarter. The Lions’ Houston Harris returned the kick to the Lion 35-yard line, as Roby began their push downfield.

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Thu
13
Sep
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Hornets upset Jayton in 76 – 38 victory

Although anticipating the win in last Friday’s game against Aspermont, the Hornet defense proved stronger than expected, as Jayton was unable to control the offensive teamwork of Bradley, Mendez, and Martin, who led the Hornets to a 76 – 38 upset.

“I thought we played very well overall. Every week we ask the boys to do their job, be physical, and most importantly play hard,” said Aspermont Coach Zach Morris. “Our coaching staff was very proud of the effort the boys showed during the game.”

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Wed
05
Sep
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Rotan beats Lubbock Kingdom Prep 65 – 37 in season opener

The speed and agility of the Rotan offense combined with the aggressive defensive play take the Yellowhammers to a 65 – 37 victory of the Lubbock Kingdom Prep (LKP) Warriors Friday night.

“I felt like we had a good plan going into the game and the guys just went out and executed the plan really well,” said Head Coach John Stanaland.

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Thu
30
Aug
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MEET THE ROBY LIONS

Back Row (L-R): Mason Shipp, Brendon Barriere, Ian Moreno, Miguel Martinez, Shawn Howell, Eric Ragan, Caleb Valdez

Front Row (L-R): Kaylee Weaver (mgr), Caitlin Benson (mgr), Houston Harris, Kaige Covington, Braxton Coker, Zach Gilliam, Julio Acevedo, John Acevedo, Antonio Fortuna, Makenzie Waldon Sitting (L-R): Jacob Byers and Diego Espinoza

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Thu
30
Aug
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The gridiron heats up for season openers

By Jeff Hurt

With the first two weeks of school coming to an end and pre-season workouts and scrimmages behind them, area football teams are getting ready for the season opener and preparing for the first Friday night battle of the year.

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Ironically, the season opener for the Aspermont Hornets will be against the Newcastle Bobcats and their former coach, Julian Menchaca. Traditionally, the Bobcats have been a strong competitor and the Hornet’s Coach Mark Weaver said in pre-season that Newcastle is just one of several his team will face this year.

“We have a very tough schedule so we got to take it one game at a time. Each week will be our toughest opponent,” said Weaver.

Weaver said he felt good about the scrimmages and competing against some strong teams that will help them with on a tough game schedule. He said the scrimmage against Blackwell showed a lot of good things but also areas of improvement.

Thu
23
Aug
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Meet the Aspermont Hornets!

Aspermont Hornets Varsity Football Team

Back Row (L-R): Slade Swink, Alejandro Salazar, Kobe Hodges, Clayton Martin, Karter Morris, Brayden Albright, Rowdy Bradley, Christopher Mendez, Luis Chavez, Miguel Rojas Front Row (L-R): Angel Cavazos, Joseph Hecht.

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