Sunday, September 30, 2018

Beleaguered Badgers Skunked By Summit Eagles

The Buckholts Varsity Badger football team traveled to Leander, TX to take on the Summit Academy Eagles from Cedar Park, Tx. The game was played in Rouse HS Stadium.

But, with the ever present injury bug taking it's toll, some of the team also became sick with fumblitis.

Adding insult to injury and illness, and despite a forecast for clear and mild weather, rain came from nowhere in the second quarter.

The Badgers never scored and the Eagles had 40 points starting the third quarter. With 9:37 left in the third quarter, the Eagles scored and the "mercy rule" ended the game. Summit Academy 46, Buckholts 0.

Photos and video here - - > >  HS Football v Summit Academy 09-28-18

Badger Junior High Football Success!

The Buckholts Junior High football team was all business last Thursday, September 27th.

The Badgers scuttled the Summit Academy Eagles (Cedar Park, TX) before a home crowd, 62-20. Besides earning their first win of the season, the Badgers had several other "firsts".

Luke Lorenz scrambles for his first Badger touchdown.

Kane Haley snags his first interception as a Badger.

Kaleb Ralston trots into the end zone for his first Badger TD.

Game images and GoPro clips here - - > >  JH Football v Summit Academy

Complete game play YouTube video here - - > >  JHF Gameclips 09-27-18

Monday, September 24, 2018

Court In Session

Well, the volleyball court, that is. Last Saturday, September 22nd, the Lady Badgers hosted the Lassies from Bartlett in a varsity match in the Buckholts School gymnasium.

There were a few lows in the match.
But, the Lady Badgers kept their spirits up.
Go to the link for photos and GoPro clips - - > > HS Volleyball v Bartlett 09-22-18

Badgers vs Cardinals Varsity Football

With light rain keeping things slick, and lightning staying at bay, the Round Rock Concordia High School Cardinals battled the Buckholts High School football team in Buckholts last Friday night, 09-22-18.

The Varsity Badgers take the field to ready the contest.
A fan took to the field to cheer the Badgers.
Game images & GoPro clips here - - > > HS Football v Concordia 09-21-18

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lightning Stops Jr Hi Football

The Buckholts Junior High football team went up against the Westphalia Bluejays at 5:00 PM this past Thursday in Jim Hauk Stadium.

But, the game was not to finish, as lightning and this double shelved cell descended on the field.

Photos and videos here - - > >  JH Football v Westphalia 09-20-18

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Varsity Volleyball vs Thorndale 09-18-18

The Lady Dogs of Thorndale paid a visit to the Buckholts Lady Badgers for a volleyball match up this past Tuesday, September 18th.

There were a lot of acrobatics in the games, and several near crashes.

Topping things off was a demonstration of no look serving.

Match photos here - - > >  HS Volleyball v Thorndale 09-18-18

Lady Badgers & Lady Lions

The Granger Lady Lions were in Buckholts last Saturday and Monday to tangle with the Lady Badgers in volleyball action.

The Varsity Lady Badgers played Saturday, September 15th, and were fortunate enough to have the instant replay crew on hand reviewing the officials' rulings on the court.

On Monday, September 17th, the Junior High Lady Badgers were ready to win and wearing their game faces.

Alas, two didn't get the memo from Coach Mach about game faces.

Varsity photos here - - > >  HS Volleyball v Granger 09-15-18

And, Jr Hi photos here - - > > JH Volleyball v Granger 09-17-18

Monday, September 17, 2018

The 5th Quarter 09-14-18

After the football game Friday night, 3P Church sponsored "The 5th Quarter" in the Buckholts Fire Station with all the fixings.

DJ John Martinez supplied the music.

All the images here - - > > 5th Quarter 09-14-18

Varsity Badgers Host The BVCHEA Mustangs

A gloomy sky and occasional rain didn't dampen spirits,

nor quench appetites.

The Varsity Badgers took the field to face the Brazos Valley Christian Home Educators Association (BVCHEA) Mustangs from College Station.

But the gloom spelled doom for the Badgers last Friday night. Starting with three players on the IR list, two players recovering from illness and game play injuries sidelining players and hospitalizing one, Head Coach James Shelton wisely threw in the towel in the 3rd quarter. The game was called with BVCHEA leading Buckholts 46-16.

With only four games left before district play begins, the Badger football team needs to get and stay healthy. With one of their Seniors out for the season and another questionable to return to play, perhaps the program should consider utilizing the football team's strong points, like speed and agility.
Can't change physics.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Junior High Badger Football vs BVCHEA

Friday evening, 09-14-18, the Buckholts Badgers football teams hosted BVCHEA (Brazos Valley Christian Home Educators Association) from College Station.

It seemed local rain showers had abated when the Jr Hi Badgers took the field.

But, alas, the sky turned gray and the rain returned, soaking the players and crowd.

See the game images here - - > >  JH Football v BVCHEA 09-14-18

Friday, September 14, 2018

BISD Open House

Buckholts ISD held a Title 1 Open House for parents to see the schools and meet the teachers Thursday evening, September 13th. Principal Kris Shaver presented the parents information on accessing parent portals on the internet, as well as other information available to parents and students.

BISD Superintendent Nancy Sandlin welcomed the crowd
in the Buckholts Cafetorium . . .

. . . while the "Doobie Brothers" stood at the back of the room.

Open house photos here - - > >  BISD Open House 09-13-18

Thursday, September 13, 2018

More Rain Expected

With local rain reports varying from .50 to 1.50, the sun broke through briefly Wednesday evening to reveal a faint rainbow over the Post Office. Another slight forming rainbow is barely visible. The National Weather Service and other prediction offices are forecasting more rain this weekend, with the heaviest rainfall be guessed as Friday. Our area may get up to 1.5 inches Friday. The better news, for the Badgers, is the rain is supposed to decrease Friday evening.

Put on your knee pads and pray for those in the path of Hurricane Florence.

Badger Volleyball vs Milano 09-08-18

The Buckholts High School Lady Badgers took on the Milano Eagles in a varsity volleyball match on Saturday, 09-08-18, in Buckholts.

Despite being edged out in 3 games, the Lady Badgers often had the Lady Eagles seeing double.

Link to game images - - >  >   HS Volleyball v Milano 09-08-18

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Buckholts Beats Allen Academy On The Gridiron

In a 4th quarter barn burner, the Buckholts Badgers Varsity football team spanked the Allen Academy Rams, 64-51.

And, there was even more excitement before the game!

Athletic Director/Head Coach James Shelton gives a count-down as Buckholts State Bank President Richard Crowe and Georgia Pirtle, owner of Georgia Pirtle Crop Insurance prepare to throw the switch on the . . .

Brand new SCOREBOARD !

Jim Hauk Field has a new scoreboard donated by Buckholts State Bank and Georgia Pirtle Crop Insurance.

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Despite the published odds and trailing most the game, the Badgers fought back strong in the 4th quarter for the win. With 7:34 left in the game, Sr. Eric Salomon serpentined through the Rams for one of his four rushing touchdowns. The PAT was blocked by the Rams, but the teams were tied at 44 points. The Badgers then recovered an onside kick and Eric Salomon added another TD, but the PAT missed. With the clock at 5:50, Buckholts was in the lead, 50-44.

The Rams took possession and quickly scored and passed for PAT, taking the lead 51-50 with 4:31 left to finish. But the Badgers weren't finished.

Guess who's about to change the numbers!

Eric Salomon scrambles for another TD, then passes to Christian Kessler for the PAT and the Badgers are back on top 57-51 with 1:44 remaining. Fast forward to just less than 30 seconds left in the game.

Christian Kessler (#3) puts the whammy on a Ram back, forcing the fumble,
 which would be scooped up by Jason Duran (#32) and escorted into the end zone. 

With Duran's TD and a successful one point PAT, Buckholts increases its lead, 64-51.

Eric Salomon and the Lopez twins protect the Badgers' lead on the final play of the game.
 Final score: Badgers 64, Rams 51

Game photos link here - - > > Varsity Football v Allen Academy

Friday, September 7, 2018

Buckholts Teacher Appreciation Night

The Buckholts Lions Club held their annual Teacher Appreciation night at the Buckholts Community Center on Thursday, September 6th.

Buckholts Lions Club President Chris Marrs opened the meeting by welcoming local teachers.
The President then wisely consulted with his wife on his "Tail-Twister" routine.
(Perhaps Mr. Trump should do the same.)
Meeting photos here  - - > >  Lions Club Teacher Appreciation 09-06-18

Buckholts Jr Hi Volleyball Opener

The Buckholts Junior High School Lady Badgers held their first home game opener against Milano, Thursday, 09-06-18.

Here's the link to the photos  - - > >  JH Volleyball v Milano 09-06-18

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Buckholts HS Football Season Opener

With new AD/Head Coach James Shelton and DC Coach Justin Lookingbill, the Buckholts Varsity Badgers Football Team opened their season against the Wolverines in Penelope on the newly dedicated "Ed Sykora Field". (Think Sykora family Ford).

The Badgers were the first to score, posting 8 points within the first  minutes of the first quarter. Through the second quarter, the teams swapped points.

But, the injury plagued Badgers faltered in the second half on the grid iron. Having started the game with three sidelined starters, and adding two more injured players to the bench in the second half, the remaining Badgers ran out of steam and under the "mercy rule", the game was called in favor of Penelope with a score of 94-48 with 6:11 remaining in the 4th quarter.

If the Badgers can recover from injuries and sustain no more, they remain in strong contention for the playoffs.

The Badgers open their at home season this Friday (09-07-18 @ 7PM) against Allen Academy with the Jim Hauk Field new scoreboard! Thanks to Buckholts State Bank and Georgia Pyrtle Crop Insurance for their generous donation of the new scoreboard.

Photos from the Penelope game here - - > >  Varsity Football v Penelope 08-31-18

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

HS Volleyball v Oglesby 08-28-18

The Lady Badgers High School Volleyball team won the match with Oglesby in Buckholts on Tuesday 08-28-18.

"Was that ball in or out? What do you think? Huh? Huh?"

Game photos here - - > >  HS Volleyball v Oglesby 08-28-18

From SOS to COS

For two years Buckholts ISD held SOS (Save Our School) public meetings. Saturday, 08-25-18, at the Buckholts Community Center, Buckholts ISD held its first COS (Celebrate Our School) public gathering to commemorate Buckholts' school having met State standards after years of failing to meet the mark.

The Buckholts School Board provided hot dogs and trimmings for all attendees and school staff and community volunteers provided chips and desserts. Master hot dog chef David Meinardus grilled the wieners over pecan wood, which were a culinary hit with the crowd.

Buckholts' State Board of Education Representative Tom Maynard attended the celebration and addressed the crowd.

Rep. Maynard congratulated Buckholts ISD on its success and stressed the importance of rural schools in Texas. More than a few persons at TEA didn't think Buckholts ISD could meet standards, especially so quickly, but TEA Commissioner Mike Morath gave Buckholts ISD an extended opportunity, under Superintendent Nancy Sandlin. Commissioner Morath, a very recent father of twins and unable to attend the celebration, conveyed his congratulations through Rep. Maynard.

SBOE Representative Maynard and Milam County State Representative Terry Wilson were instrumental in Buckholts ISD's extended time granted by TEA. Executive Director Michael Holland, his staff and provisions provided by Educational Service Center 6 (ESC6) the last two years, were paramount in Buckholts' schools success.

After gobbling hot dog and varied desserts, the crowd was treated to a street dance with DJ Johnny at the helm.

Line dances were crowd favorites.

Congratulations to the staff, students and parents of Buckholts ISD. Keep it up!


Here's the link to the COS photos. - -  > >  Celebrate Our School

Monday, September 3, 2018

Meet The Teacher Night At Buckholts Schools

Parents and students crowded Buckholts schools Thursday night, 08-23-18. Superintendent Nancy Sandlin announced that Buckholts ISD is no longer "Improvement Required", congratulating the parents, students and teachers for their hard work making the grade last year.

Buckholts ISD posted a door sentry at the entrance to the cafetorium to
control ingress and egress, as demonstrated here. 
 Here is a link to photos from that night - - > >  Meet The Teacher Night

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Broiler Bowl

The Buckholts Varsity football team short scrimmaged with several teams on the Methodist Children's Home campus in Waco on Friday, August 18th. The sun was relentless with afternoon air temperature at 102. But the heat didn't seem to faze the Badgers.

Here's the link to highlight photos -->> Waco Scrimmages