School and Sports

Coyote Pride

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Schools, school leaders and teachers in rural communities like Richland Springs are a remarkable reflection of community, spirit, beliefs, insights and aspirations. Rural schools are distinctive and unique. They represent values that are the bedrock of our nation.

Armadillo Basketball Teams Receive Top Awards

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The 2019-2020 basketball season was one to remember for both the Dillos and Lady Dillos. Both teams had remarkable runs deep into the playoffs (the girls to the Regional Finals and the boys to the State Tournament). Success was not only seen as a team, but as individuals. Logan Glover, Courtnee Cash and Brighton Adams were named to the All-State basketball team and All Regional teams, along with Kylee Eckermann. Both Glover and Cash were named the All West Texas Super Team MVP. Adams and Sean O’Keefe were selected All West Texas Defensive MVP’s.

MOE basketball season ends early, but was historic

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In a season that will be remembered for how it ended, MOE’s 5th/6th grade girls basketball team made program history in it’s shortened season. What looked like would be a rebuilding year, it started out by MOE winning the first three tournaments of the season. On Saturday, January 25, MOE traveled to Burnet, Texas, to defend their 2019 “Heart of Texas” tournament championship from a year ago. MOE defeated Florence and tournament host Burnet to advance to the championship game, where they defeated Lago Vista, 39- 9, to claim the 2020 “Heart of Texas” basketball tournament championship. With the championship win, MOE picked up the 900th win and the121st tournament championship for the program which started in 2004.

Armadillo Basketball Team declared State Co-Champs

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On March 7th, the Armadillo basketball team defeated the Normangee Panthers 49-35 in the regional finals in San Marcos, Texas. The win put the Dillos into the state tournament that was to be held March 12th-14th. It was believed to be the 1st time the for any boys’ basketball team to advance all the way to the championship weekend, but upon further research, it was found that the round ball team from 1928 actually was the 1st team to advance. Breaking a 92 year old drought was impressive in itself, but to see how the Dillos did it, was equally impressive. Due to the extra month of football, the Dillos had a limited amount of time before they began district play. But that didn’t seem to faze them as they chalked up a 7-1 record and collected the title of district champs. Then the Dillos went 5-0 in the state playoffs defeating Greater Hearts Monte Vista, Mumford, previously undefeated La Pryor, Weimer and then Normangee. San Saba looked to be the “hot” team heading into the state tournament, but the world had a different plan.

End is just the beginning for Texas High School Seniors

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In Texas, we value community. And right now, community looks a lot different than what we’re used to. No large weddings or birthday parties. No band or orchestra recitals or spring plays. No Little League or youth soccer. The Summer Olympics have been delayed for at least a year, and professional sports are having to rethink their seasons, while we rethink our daily lives. The list of cancellations and postponements is nearly endless.

UIL cancels all remaining spring activities and State Championships

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With the announcement from Governor Greg Abbott that all Texas schools are to remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of this school year, and in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is canceling all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities and state championships.