SABINAL – The start of the District 30-2A schedule did not favor Center Point reversing its recent misfortunes on the volleyball court as the Lady Pirates lost to Sabinal 21-25, 12-25, 26-28 on Friday.
Center Point’s senior cross country running sensation Taylor Vela showed why he is a force to be taken seriously to win the individual title at next month’s District 29-2A meet based on how he handled the competition at Tivy’s Antler River Run where he finished third Wednesday
HARPER – One team was in search of its second win, the other in search of its first, and when all was said and done it was Harper coming out ahead of the Center Point Pirates 21-17 in rivalry football Friday night at Longhorns Stadium.
Center Point is in need of a slump-buster after the Lady Pirates struggled for a third straight match, losing Friday’s non-district volleyball faceoff to Utopia 25-15, 21-25, 18-25, 25-17, 8-15.
LEAKEY – Tightly played volleyball was once again displayed when Center Point traveled to Leakey on Tuesday to face the Eagles for the third time this year, but after lassoing Leakey twice previously, the Lady Pirates were tripped up 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 6-15.
A glitch in the system caused the scoreboard and clock at Pirates Stadium to go dark Friday, which was just as well since a fuse may have blown anyway based on the number of points produced when Center Point and New Braunfels Christian combined for 108.
In another rematch, Center Point was unable to even the score, and had its winning streak snapped in the process when the Lady Pirates fell to San Antonio Stacey in non-district volleyball Friday at Pirates Gym.
HARPER – Taylor Vela crushed the field enroute to claiming gold for Center Point in the varsity boys’ division competition during the Jacob Krebs Cross Country Invitational held Wednesday.
The Lady Pirates and Lady Rockcrushers' latest installment paid the same dividends as in the team’s previous two meetings, which meant Center Point ran its volleyball win streak to six at the expense of Knippa when the two teams played Friday at Pirate Gym.
Center Point’s fourth quarter push came up short at Iraan’s 11 yardline with 3:44 to play, depriving the Pirates of their first win in what was an otherwise stellar performance during a 26-23 loss to the Braves on Friday.
Center Point recorded its fifth straight win by sweeping Our Lady of the Hills, 25-5, 25-14, 25-10, in volleyball played at OLH’s Cailloux Gymnasium on Tuesday.
MEDINA – Center Point found itself in rematches when it lined up in the semifinals and championship tilt at the First Annual Medina Volleyball Tournament, but the Lady Pirates paid no heed to sport’s general view that beating another team is more difficult the second time around.
Center Point showed up with a valiant effort in its home football opener Friday night at Pirate Stadium, but could not overcome untimely penalties and San Antonio St. Anthony’s aerial barrage as the Yellowjackets held off the Pirates 33-20.
Center Point loaded the bases three times in its District 29-2A softball game with Mason on Monday, but could push across only two runs during those opportunities in a 5-3 loss that also served as the season finale for the Lady Pirates.
Center Point showed some fight in the third inning of its District 29-2A baseball game when the Pirates hosted Mason on Friday night at Pirate Field, but it was not enough in what became a 23-6 win by the Punchers.
FALLS CITY – A double dose of Pirates made it out of area and will compete at the Region-IV 2A Track and Field Meet during the final week of April after doing well at the area meet held in Falls City on Wednesday.
Center Point ran its win-streak to three in a big way Saturday when the Lady Pirates plucked the Goldthwaite Eagles 9-3, running the Lady Pirates; District 29-2A softball record to 6-5.
SAN SABA – Complete results were not made readily available, but Center Point is known to have qualified four track and field athletes from district to area based on performances at the District 29-2A meet held Friday in San Saba.
HARPER – Jose Villalobos sprinted his way to a pair of first places in the varsity boys’ division and helped the Pirates finish ahead of six other teams in the standings at Harper’s Longhorn Relays held Thursday.
Center Point’s attempt at evening its District 29-2A softball record was derailed when Harper pushed across the winning run Friday to secure a 2-1 edge over the Lady Pirates.
SAN SABA – After struggling in three straight losses, Center Point jumped back into contention in the District 29-2A softball race by burying the San Saba Armadillos in a doubleheader played Tuesday in road game action.
HARPER – Center Point scored the first runs of the game, but Harper’s Longhorns stampeded back for a 16-3 win over the Pirates in a District 29-2A baseball game played Tuesday at Longhorn Field.
MASON – Center Point fell victim to Mason, 10-9, Friday in a District 29-2A softball game that went down to the final inning when the Lady Punchers pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Lady Pirates took a first in field events when Toree Beckerson high jumped 5-0 in the girls’ varsity competition of the Pirates Relays held Thursday, and Beckerson ran legs of two third place relays.
Center Point garnered a quartet of first places in the varsity boys’ division at its own Pirate Relays held Thursday and tied for second overall in the team standings.
Center Point controlled the narrative through four innings, but Junction wrote the ending in what became a 16-10 setback for the Pirates when they hosted the Eagles on Friday in a District 29-2A baseball game.
CORPUS CHRISTI – After all the bars were racked and weights totaled, Center Point left the Girls’ State Powerlifting Meet with 2022 runner-up honors when competition was completed Wednesday at the American Bank Center.
The Pirates managed to swash and buckle some in the third and fourth innings, but not nearly enough to keep the Falls City Beavers from gnawing their way to a 25-7 nondistrtict baseball win over Center Point on Tuesday.
GOLDTHWAITE – The Center Point Lady Pirates softball team had a breakeven Spring Break set of games that were highlighted by a record making pitching performance and extra inning victory.
Despite missing the playoffs, Center Point was honored with a pair of its Pirates named to the District 29-2A All-District Boys’ Basketball Team announced recently.
Jazmin Gonzalez and Kahly Mendoza represent Center Point on the District 29-2A Girls’ All-District Basketball team recently chosen by the league’s coaches.
KNIPPA – Hector Cervantes’ first place in the varsity boys 200 meters was a highlight for the Pirates, who finished seventh overall in the Rockcrusher Relays held Wednesday in Knippa.
KNIPPA – Bolstered by a pair of first place finishers, Center Point track and field athletes competed at the Rockcrusher Relays hosted in Knippa on Wednesday.
BISHOP – Center Point athletes in top three finishes, but no Pirate advanced to state when their boys’ powerlifters competed at regional held in Bishop on Thursday and Friday.
Center Point rallied in the early innings and was tied 4-4 in its season opening baseball game against Medina on Friday at Pirates Field, but the Bobcats scratched back with 12 runs in the final three innings to sink the Pirates 16-4.
The Lady Pirates constructed an 8-0 lead for enough of a foundation that supported Center Point to a 9-8 non-district softball win over Leakey on Tuesday at Center Point's softball complex.
ROCKSPRINGS – Center Point Pirates powerlifters continued to vie for regional spots when they competed at the Angoras Lifting Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 26
EDINBURG – Center Point Lady Pirates powerlifters returned from their regional meet with five girls qualifying for state after competition that resulted in Center Point being the top Class 2A team, fifth overall squad among 60 teams represented, and there were over 400 lifters participating.