Eric Moreno

Eric Moreno

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No quitting, no surrender

A football season is an arduous journey for everyone involved. Every step, every play, every game is fraught with ups and downs, peaks and valleys. When Joe Hubbard came to East Central High School in 2016, he knew he had a tough row to hoe.

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Hornets fall to New Braunfels

The East Central Hornets were primed for redemption after a rough outing last week against Judson, but they ultimately came up short Oct. 14 against the New Braunfels Unicorns, dropping the game, 34-17.

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Mustangs stomp Badgers

The Nixon-Smiley Mustangs secured a definitive win over the visiting Karnes City Badgers last Friday. Head Coach Carlton McKinney’s squad got out of the gate fast and never looked back.

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Homecoming ends on sour note for Brahmas

One of the mottoes adorning the fences surrounding Bobby Russell Field in Stockdale proffers the perfect sentiment to capture the night the Brahmas had Sept. 23 against the visiting Robert G. Cole High School Cougars....

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Apaches tame Tigers at Antonian

A back-and-forth battle took place Sept. 16 at Antonian Stadium between the Antonian Apaches and the Floresville Tigers.

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Hornets get Buffaloed on the road in Schertz

When the district realignment was announced last February, everyone was fully aware of the large mountain that the East Central Hornets were going to need to overcome. Head Coach Joe Hubbard

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Hornets fall in heartbreaker to Titans

It is probably rare to draw parallels between Lao Tzu, the sixth-century Chinese philosopher, and the beloved sport of high school football, but the tilt between the East Central Hornets and visiting Victoria East Titans brings forth a quote...

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San Benito takes sting out of Hornets

San Benito may be best known as the hometown of Tejano, country, and rock ’n’ roll musician Freddy Fender, whose hit, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls,” may have offered consolation for East Central Sept. 2 after their long trip down south.

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Brahmas stampede to victory in home opener

A 30-minute preemption of play only served to delay the inevitable Sept. 2 for Head Coach Josh West’s Brahmas. Stockdale rolled to victory in its home opener over the visiting Bloomington Bobcats by a score of 25-7.

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Grubb stars on the gridiron for UTSA

When it came time for Aaron Grubb to choose where he wanted to attend school and continue his football career, the choice was simple -- there was the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and everyone else.

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When Hollywood came to Wilson County

In the early 1970s, there was no bigger movie star on the planet than Robert Redford. With his sandy blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and rugged looks, Redford was box office gold.

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Winning in and out of the ring

Faith and family are recurring themes for boxing trainer Rick Morones Jr.

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Treviño prepares to take reins of East Central athletics

rom a very early age growing up in nearby Jourdanton, East Central High School’s new Athletic Director Tony Treviño and sports were destined to be lifelong partners.

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Hubbard to set high expectations for the EC football program

While he didn’t always know that he would be a coach, new East Central head man Joe Hubbard was certain that his life would involve football. Growing up in the small northeast Texas town of Hooks, Hubbard was surrounded by football players in his family and close friends. A neighbor...

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East Central ISD honors Bartlesons — renames ball field in their honor

Dozens of residents, students, and fans braved the rain March 11 to show their admiration, love, and support for one of East Central High School’s most devoted couples. Dennis and Olive Ann Bartleson were honored in a ceremony in which the school’s baseball field was re-christened Bartleson Field -- a...