Baylee Rogge goes back up after an offensive rebound in Hondo’s season opener with Bandera. The Owls will host Randolph Saturday afternoon in the new gym, and will go to the Austin Crockett tourney next weekend.

Hondo girls split games in opening week of hoops


      Hondo girls’ basketball, playing without a full lineup for the first week of the season, has opened the 2019-20 campaign with a 1-1 mark.

On Friday afternoon, Nov. 8, the Owls hosted Bandera, coming up short to the Lady Bulldogs, 45-26.

      Monday, Nov. 11, the team made the short trip to Natalia, and came home with a 47-20 win over the Lady Mustangs.

      The Owls will be at home for a Saturday afternoon contest against Randolph. The JV and varsity will play the Ro-Hawks in games at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

      Next weekend, Nov. 21-23, the Hondo varsity will go to the Austin Crockett tournament for the third straight year. The tournament is a seven-team, round-robin event, with each team playing two games on Thursday, two more on Friday and two on Saturday. On Thursday, the Owls will face Taylor at 1:30 and Bastrop Cedar Creek at 4:30. They’ll play Austin Crockett and Austin McCallum on Friday, with Saturday games against Lampasas and Austin St. Michael’s. A complete tourney schedule will appear in next week’s issue.

      Six members of the Hondo varsity volleyball team, which completed its season on Tuesday night, are expected to join the basketball program for their first day of practice on Thursday.