Center Point athletic director Bubba Walters laughs as he reflected on this past school year.
SEGUIN — After recording the second out in the top of the fourth, Center Point’s infielders rushed into the circle to high five senior pitcher Bobbi Leitha.
CENTER POINT — After Cody Daily tossed another strikeout to end the sixth, Center Point coach Bubba Walters sported a smile as he trotted out of the dugout to high five his junior pitcher.
The Center Point baseball team suffered its first district loss on Tuesday night, falling to Mason, 7-5, at home. But coach Bubba Walters wasn’t upset with his team. In fact, he was rather happy with the way his Pirates (2-1 District 29-2A) competed against the Punchers. Starter Kolten Kitch…
Welcome to the launch of “Where are they now,” a semi-weekly series I hope to run during the spring on five Hill Country alumni who are currently excelling in college athletics.
As soon as the Center Point baseball team wrapped up its 9-1 victory over Harper on Friday night, coach Bubba Walters pointed his truck in the direction of Texas A&M, where he will watch his son Aaron Walters and his Aggie teammates begin a three-game series against Gonzaga.
Moments after Our Lady of the Hills’ 52-2 drubbing of Victoria Faith last Friday night, the majority of its players jaunted over to senior Mason Sirianni’s home to celebrate the victory.
Inside the Center Point football locker room hangs a poster. Whenever the Pirates need a dose of inspiration, they turn their eyes to the message on the placard.
On Friday evening, the Comfort football team traveled west on Texas 27 for a three-team scrimmage against Center Point and San Antonio St. Gerard. For Comfort coach Brandon Easterly, this was his first opportunity to watch the Bobcats perform against opposing competition.
CENTER POINT — Multiple times, Bubba Walters sported a grin during a 30-minute interview inside his office on Monday afternoon. Multiple times, he made it clear he’s excited about the future of Center Point athletics.
JOuRDANTON — Center Point coach Bubba Walters rested on a black bucket as his players slowly gathered around him behind the visitor’s dugout. From this perch, he saw the pained expressions in each of his players’ faces. He knew how much they were hurting, but encouraged them to see the bigge…
Nearly every morning during her freshman year, Marissa Olvera worked out in Center Point High School’s weight room. Sometimes, she was the only girl in the room, conducting workouts with Center Point’s senior boys. She admits working in such an environment could be a little intimidating, but…
CENTER POINT — Coach Bubba Walters often hears his players discuss the tantalizing possibility. They’re all aware that the Center Point High School senior class is closing in on a special accomplishment, that they possess the opportunity to etch their name in Pirates’ lore.
Editor’s note: The Hill Country Rundown is a weekly sports column that offers a mixture of analysis and opinions about the teams in the coverage area of The Kerrville Daily Times. It recaps last week’s action while looking toward the week ahead. Topics in this week’s column include Tivy voll…
Both Harper and Center Point came into Friday night’s game undefeated with identical 3-0 marks. Obviously, something had to give. And it did —exactly two minutes into the game.
The Center Point High School volleyball team is off to a strong start in district play, registering a 22-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20 triumph over Utopia High School on Tuesday on the Lady Pirates’ home court.
Some Friday night football games just mean more. Such will be the case when Center Point High School hosts Harper High School on Friday night at Pirates Stadium.
CENTER POINT — The Center Point High School offensive linemen still remember their first encounter with coach Sean Berry. Their new offensive line coach strolled into practice wearing a ginormous cowboy hat and immediately began cracking jokes.
CENTER POINT — Coach Caitlin Gayle has noticed the trend. The Center Point High School volleyball team simply plays with more energy whenever junior Bobbi Leitha is on the court.
(Editor’s Note: “Extra Points” is a new analytical weekly column that offers three storylines from one of the football teams in the coverage area of The Kerrville Daily Times. This week’s edition takes a look at the Center Point High School football team, as the Pirates look to remain unbeat…
Center Point’s football team cruised to a 36-24 road win over Brooks Academy Friday night to improve to 2-0 on the season, but Coach Bubba Walters admits the Pirates could have won the game by a much larger margin.
Coach Bubba Walters watched film until midnight on Thursday, dissecting every play from Center Point High School’s football scrimmage against San Saba High School.
CENTER POINT — Coach Bubba Walters doesn’t necessarily have a favorite memory of Center Point football’s senior class. He’s known the five seniors since they were in elementary school, so there’s really too many memories to choose from.
Aaron Walters spent the last month practicing, studying and working out with the Texas A&M University baseball team with his sights set on earning a maroon jersey.
The 2017 edition of the highly anticipated Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine hit the shelves last week, providing must-have football coverage for the upcoming fall. The 400-page magazine covers over 1,400 high school programs along with over 20 college teams and the Houston Texans and …
GEORGETOWN — The Pirates said goodbye to one of their most successful senior classes Friday night. Center Point dropped their second straight game to the No. 3 Dallardsville Big Sandy Wildcats, 14-2, in the Region IV-2A Semifinals. The loss ends the Pirates successful 2017 campaign with a fo…
GEORGETOWN — Having already struck out five of the first six Center Point batters he had faced on the mound, Big Sandy pitcher Austin Hendrix came to the dish in the bottom of the second with his Wildcats leading 3-0 and gave his best Jose Bautista impression. The senior tattooed a Kade Kitc…
ABILENE – Aaron Walters struck out 11 batters on the mound and the Center Point Pirates used early, small-ball tactics to take down district foe Ozona Thursday night in the Region IV-2A Quarterfinals. The Pirates advance to the Playoff Semifinals with the 6-1 win at Crutcher Scott Field at A…
PEARSALL — The Jolly Roger was flying high Saturday as the Center Point Pirates cruised another notch closer to the ultimate treasure with an impressive 11-0 run-rule, second-round Playoff victory over the Benavides Eagles.
CHARLOTTE — With a game one win under their belt, the Pirates offense unloaded in game two for a 16-3 victory over Charlotte to advance to Area Saturday afternoon.
CENTER POINT – The bell rang on the Texas State-Playoffs Friday evening, and the Center Point Pirates didn’t waste any time going right to work, taking the Regional Quarterfinal opener and going up 1-0 in the series.
The Center Point Pirates find themselves in the postseason for the sixth consecutive year and have one very clear goal: get to Austin. Head coach Bubba Walters has preached that everything the team does and no matter how insignificant a detail of the game might seem, it’s all for making it t…
SEGUIN — Bobbi Leitha gave up just one-hit in a complete game shutout and Lexi Mills drove in five runs to propel Center Point to a 10-0 win over Kenedy in their Bi-District playoff game Thursday night. The Lady Pirates advance to the Area Round and will await their next opponent.
The Lady Pirates ended their regular season on a high note, to say the least. They handed district champion Harper their only loss of district play in a late inning thriller Tuesday night, 10-9.
CENTER POINT — Tied with Mason for the top spot in District 29-2A coming into Tuesday, the Pirates needed a win and a Puncher’s loss to capture the district title. That’s exactly what happened.
HARPER — Bobbi Leitha need just three more outs for Center Point to accomplish something no other team in their district had yet to do: beat the Harper Ladyhorns. Leading 10-9 in the bottom of the seventh, Leitha got the leadoff batter to ground out to her, as she calmly threw out the runner…