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Major League dreams

Belton High School Baseball has had a rich history of pitching that has been represented well in the 21st century.

Three more former Belton pitchers will be making the jump to professional baseball as University of Texas at Arlington pitcher John Beck, Baylor pitcher Dillon Newman and Temple College pitcher Tyler Vail have been drafted by Major League Baseball franchises.

Belton goes 2-1 in Pool A in Belton SQT

Belton-SQTThe Belton Tigers 7-on-7 team hosted the Belton State Qualifier Tournament Saturday at Tiger Field.

The Tigers, a week removed from earning their ticket to the Region I State Tournament in July, played Bastrop Cedar Creek, Austin Bowie and Waco in Pool A of the SQT.

Belton’s softball sees camp best turnout ever

softball-campThe Belton High School Softball Camp was another roaring success this week, as over 50 campers over two days participated in drills, skills challenges and lessons from Belton coach Matt Blackburn.

"We had a really good turnout as compared to previous years," said Blackburn. "There were 36 incoming 9th grades, more than any of the six years I've hosted a camp."

Cooper, Elgin gain berths at Belton SQT

The Belton Tigers hosted the 7-on-7 State Qualifier Tournament (SQT) at four sites around the Belton-area on Saturday with two bids on the line for the 2013 State 7-on-7 Region I Tournament in Leander July 12-13. 16 teams participated in the tournament within four pools. Lake Travis, Pflugerville Hendrickson and Belton already gained berths in the state tournament from previous tournaments.

Belton Exes Tourney quickly approaching

The Belton Exes Golf Tournament is quickly becoming a tradition at the late-June/early-July time frame on the calendar. The 2013 installment is approaching quickly.

It's a golf event that involves ex-Belton students and alumni. Many of golfers are former Belton athletes.

Lone Star 7-On-7 Shootout starts Friday at Tiger Field

The 2013 Lone Star Shootout 7-on-7 football tournament will be held at Belton High School this Friday and Saturday.

If you have not seen 7-on-7 football, you are in for a treat. It is high octane flag football, with the athleticism of the Friday night games. High powered offenses against solid defensive secondaries. It is high scoring and never boring.

Belton High School sports camps continue this week

Belton athletics will be having several camps for the area youth players in June to help strengthen skills and encourage camaraderie.

The Belton boys soccer team will hosting their summer camps at the Belton Middle School practice fields. The camp on June 17-20 will be for incoming grades six through nine from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact coach Tarcisio Mosnia at (254) 215-2237.

Belton Tiger Youth FBL

Registrations for the Belton Tigers Youth Football League 2013 season are now underway.

The mission of BTYFL is to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, BTYFL teaches fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives. There will be encouragement of mental and physical growth through trained instruction and keen competition. An emphasis will be placed on self discipline, moral values, academic achievement and social skills.

Cru sports camps continue this week at UMHB

The UMHB football team will host a summer skills camp for students in grades 7-10 and two separate sessions for children ages 5-10 this summer. Each camp will be a one-day camp and will be led by UMHB assistant coach Cody Fredenburg and a staff of current Cru players and coaches.

There will be a camp for students entering grades 7-12 on June 14. That camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The cost of the camp is $40 payable by cash or money order only.

Hit and Run ‘02 wins June Fever Tourney in Temple

Hit & Run '02 won the 2nd annual Temple June Fever Tournament, going undefeated and outscoring their opponents 32-0. They have one final warm up tournament this weekend in Austin before wrapping up their spring season and 10U campaign as they compete with the 30 best 10U teams in the State at the VTD Texas State Championships in College Station on June 21-23.

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