The path through the 2013-2014 basketball season was a bumpy one for the Tolar boys, but the young Rattlers seemed to be coming around near the end.
The Rattlers won two of their last three games in District 10-2A play and finished 3-9 with Friday night’s 52-34 loss to second-place Godley. Tolar was 3-16 overall.
Tolar advanced into the football playoffs, so several of the varsity players got a late basketball start for the second year in a row.… Read the rest
The Tolar Rattlers returned to a winning baseball season in 2013.
Now, with a new head coach, they are ready for a return to the playoffs, somewhere they haven’t been since moving up to Class 2A in the 2011 season.
Darrell Hogan takes over for the departed Trey Holcomb, who left to be an assistant coach in the Fort Worth school district.… Read the rest
Three all-district members of the 2013 Tolar Rattlers football team have earned additional postseason honors.
A Texarkana-based website. www.Texashsfootball.com, released its Class 2A Division II, Region III-IV Elite Team that includes senior end Kaleb Crawford as a member of the first-team defense. Also, senior quarterback Corbin Wood and junior defensive back Dakota Endsley are on the second-team offense and defense, respectively.… Read the rest
The Tolar boys earned another District 10-2A basketball victory Friday night, downing Keene 61-53.
The Rattlers got 17 points from Dakota Endsley and 15 rebounds from T.J. Foster.
The Rattlers (3-15, 3-8 in district) continued in their recent efforts to work the ball inside to get better shooting opportunities and it has been paying off, coach Kent Caruthers said.
“We did better.… Read the rest
Tolar football coach Mike Franklin said it should be interesting to see how the new district football alignment announced Monday morning will work out.
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) shook things up with its biennial realigment Monday.
Tolar will still be, in effect, in Class 2A. Technically, the school dropped down one classification. The UIL added a division for the state’s largest classifications, to be known as Class 6A.… Read the rest
The Tolar girls struggled Friday night in a 34-21 loss to District 10-2A basketball leader Grandview, but the Lady Rattlers still had playoff hopes entering last night’s regular-season finale.
If Keene lost to Grandview as expected last night, then the Lady Rattlers will play a one-game district play-in game against Keene to determine the fourth-place seed in the playoffs. If that game is needed, it’s scheduled to be played Friday in Tolar, starting at 4:30 p.m.… Read the rest
The Tolar boys drastically picked up their shooting proficiency Friday night and also picked up their second win of the season in a 46-45 road victory over third-place Granbview in District 10-2A basketball action.
Tolar (2-15, 2-8) hit 47 percent overall from the field (20-of-43).
Rattlers coach Kent Caruthers said the Rattlers had not shot over 30 percent this season.
“We took less 3-pointers.… Read the rest
Rio Vista erupted for 25 points in the second quarter Tuesday night in Tolar on the way to a 71-51 District 10-2A boys basketball victory over the Rattlers.
Heston Buckalew and Dakota Endsley scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, to pace Tolar (1-15, 1-8). Hunter Ryan added 12 points, and teammate T.J. Foster notched eight assists.
Tolar entered the game having lost junior starter Kaleb Weatherford to an ankle injury Monday during practice.… Read the rest
The Tolar girls got 19 points from Shelby Nunley as they rolled to a 54-42 District 10-2A basketball triumph at home Tuesday night over Rio Vista, giving the Lady Rattlers continued hope in possibly securing a playoff berth.
The Lady Rattlers (12-11, 5-6 in district) are now a half game ahead of Keene (4-6 in district) in the battle for the fourth and final playoff seed.… Read the rest
State-ranked Maypearl handed the Tolar girls a 58-39 road setback Friday night that made the Lady Rattlers’ road to a possible playoff spot a little tougher.
The Lady Rattlers (11-11, 4-6 in district) saw Maypearl, ranked 25th in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, pull away in the second quarter to take a 26-14 lead at intermission. Tolar was also outscored 21-14 by the Lady Panthers in the third quarter.… Read the rest