Friday, December 7, 2018

HIgh School Basketball 12-04-18

Last Tuesday evening the balls were bouncing in Buckholts gymnasium. The ladies High School team from Granger ISD and the men's High School team from Belton Providence Prep were in town for some basketball action.

The Lady Badgers and the Lady Lions matched up first.

Buckholts' side of the scoreboard was in deficit the first three quarters of the game, but in the fourth quarter, the Lady Badgers wrestled the lead from the Lady Lions and won 35-31.

The High School boys had to play with a different deficit. Due to two injuries (yep, here we go again) and several team members ineligible due to failing grades, the Badgers were only able to put four players on the court against Providence Prep's full team plus an overflowing bench.

The Badgers had to play loose to avoid fouling out, but they were aggressive on the ball.

The boys' game ended with Buckholts 15 points behind, but considering the Badgers's team circumstances, this game shouldn't be considered a loss.

HS Girls Basketball v Granger 12-04-18

HS Boys Basketball v Belton Providence 12-04-18

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Jr Hi Roundballers Go 2 For 2

Last evening, the Buckholts Junior High basketball teams hosted the Coupland Cowgirls and Cowboys. The Lady Badgers were first up.

And the takeaway was,

the girls won their game!

Then, the Junior High boys took the court.

The Badgers made the game a scoring clinic for the Cowboys.

The Badger boys handily defeated the Coupland boys.

Links to game photos below:

JH Girls Basketball v Coupland 12-03-18

                                                            JH Boys Basketball v Coupland 12-03-18

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Buckholts Abuzz

What would not draw much attention in Houston, and probably several New York City hand salutes, had Buckholts buzzing Saturday evening. Was it a rocket fuselage (correctly called the structure system)? Why did it require a police motorcycle escort?

Arriving in Buckholts just before sunset on US 190/TX 36 shy of FM 1915, being carried on two 18 wheeler flat bed trailers, this shiny cylinder pulled off the road. It took only a few minutes to draw local attention, as well as slow traffic.

Vehicles and pedestrians were dwarfed by the shiny beast. The contraption is a "concentrator", used to separated methane from carbon dioxide at natural gas plants. This rig was supported by 16 trailer axles. You do the math to figure out the weight.

The motorcycle officers and the transport team made sure the giant rig was safely off the highway. Sunset arriving, the transport was grounded for the night. One of the drivers said the rig left Houston just after sunrise Saturday morning and took all day to reach Buckholts. The destination for the concentrator was not revealed, but the driver said he had a long way to the terminus. 30 minutes after sunrise Sunday morning, the huge transport was underway bidding adieu to the curious in Buckholts.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jr Hi Hoopsters Take On Oglesby

The Oglesby Junior High basketball teams were in Buckholts last Monday to challenge the Buckholts Junior High teams.

First up were the girls teams.

Followed by the boys teams.

Photos from the girls game - - > >  JH Girls Basketball v Oglesby 11-12-18

Boys game photos - - > >  JH Boys Basketball v Oglesby 11-12-18

Monday, November 12, 2018

Final Friday Night Lights of 2018 - Four Takeways

#1 - Five Seniors, Caleb and Chris Lopez, Eric Salomon, Christian Kessler and Dustin Hafley played their last football game as a Buckholts Badger.

#2 - The injury bug that plagued the team all season has no more prey.

#3 - A person could have gotten rich selling antacid to the coaches and fans in the second half of the game. Bad flashbacks of the McDade game were occurring.

#4 - The Badgers WON!

The first half of the game last Friday in Buckholts, the Badgers were clearly in command. Quarter 1 ended with Buckholts leading Oglesby 24 - 6. At halftime, the Badgers led the Tigers 36-19. With three starters sidelined with injuries and two starters gimpy, things got dicey in the third quarter. Quarter 3 ended with Buckholts up 48-37. It was up to the bench to hold the game.

With 6:51 remaining in the game, the Tigers recover a Badger fumble and score. Buckholts 48, Oglesby 43. (Cue the drama.) With 4:01 to go, Buckholts gets TD + PAT to increase the lead. Badgers 55, Tigers 43. With the clock down to 3:32, the Tigers score 8 points. Buckholts 55, Oglesby 51. (Break out the antacid.) The Badgers contain the Tigers kickoff and keep their heads in the game and run out the clock. The Badgers won the last game of their season in front of a hometown crowd.

Link to game photos - - > >  BHS Varsity Football v Oglesby 11-09-18

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Badger Football In Calvert

The Buckholts Junior High and Varsity football teams were in Calvert, Friday, November 11th, for some gridiron pastime. Junior High was up first against the Trojans.

The Junior High Badgers had another muddy field to contend with.
And, the boys played hard. But, with injuries sidelining the team 
to 5 active players after the first half, Buckholts conceded to Calvert.

Due to the abrupt ending of the Junior High game, the Varsity Badgers got an early game start.

Nothing like a little extra baggage on your long run.
Though they caught glimpses of the endzone, the Badgers never scored
and the "mercy rule" handed the win to Calvert in the third quarter.
Final score: Buckholts 0      Calvert 45
Junior High photos - - > >  JH Football in Calvert 11-02-18

           Short Junior High video - - > >  Buckholts JH Football in Calvert

Varsity Football images - - > >  HS Football in Calvert 11-02-18

                  Short Varsity video - - > >  Buckholts Varsity Football v Calvert

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lady Badgers Vie For Area In Volleyball

Thursday, November 1st, the Buckholts Lady Badgers traveled to Gonzales High School to meet the Nordheim Lady Pirates in a neutral volleyball match for an Area title and a chance to advance to Regional playoffs.

The Lady Badgers won their first game against the Lady Pirates.

Game 2 was won by Nordheim.

Unfortunately for the Lady Badgers, Nordheim won games 3 and 4 to win the match, ending the volleyball season for Buckholts.

Match photos - - > >  HS Volleyball v Nordheim 11-01-18