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After being outscored 199-6 in their first four games, Harper’s Longhorns needed a change. They came into Friday night’s game against Menard winless, banged up and, maybe, a bit discouraged.

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The Tivy coaches found themselves in a strange position last Friday night against Memorial. Late in the second half, they were almost trying not to score.

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The Center Point Pirates won out against the Harper Longhorns in a push and pull contest of continuous one-upping during the latter’s homecoming.

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SAN SABA — After a tiring game in San Saba, the Harper Longhorns fell short on their second game of the season. They ended the game with a score of 53-0.

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The Longhorns ran the Cougars all the way back to Christoval in Harper’s first official game of the season.

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At times, Harper’s 2017 season devastated Josh Talavera. In fact, he even considered giving up football entirely.

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HARPER — The nickname for the duo of Logan Menzies and Mercy Garcia dawned during a Harper High School softball game in 2016.

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Harper High School has established a high standard of excellence for its cross country program. Cross country coach Will Reid admits that the goal for every season is to qualify for the state meet.

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The Harper High School volleyball team didn’t show any signs of accumulated rust after enjoying a week off. The Lady Longhorns cruised to a win over Leakey Tuesday night in three straight sets — 25-13, 25-12, 25-11 — to preserve their perfect score in District 27-2A action.

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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.

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The Harper High School volleyball team kept rolling on Tuesday, earning a four-set win at Medina High School to open district play.

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The Harper steamroller just keeps rollin’ on. Friday evening the Longhorns pushed their undefeated record to 3-0 with a 68-12 home-field blowout over the El Dorado Eagles.

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Coach Gina Lumpkins remembers the last time the Harper High School volleyball team played Hondo High School. The outcome for the Lady Longhorns in that matchup was far from what they wanted — they lost.

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HARPER — Dusty Gibbs still remembers his fist day as Harper High School’s head football coach. It was his first introduction to the Longhorns’ 2017 senior class.

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HARPER — The Harper High School volleyball team’s mantra isn’t complicated, but it’s effective. No matter what the situation. No matter what the score. The Lady Longhorns refuse to give up.

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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 …

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MARION — The Harper Ladyhorns were handed just their fifth loss all season long in Game 1 of the Region IV-2A Semifinal series against Weimar Thursday night. Weimar took the first game, 11-3, thanks to strong pitching in the circle.

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Seguin — The Longhorns had their playoff run ended abruptly by the No. 1 team in 2A, Refugio, Friday night in an 11-1 loss in Game 2 of the Region IV-2A Area Round Playoff Series. Harper dropped both games one and two to end their successful season.

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Floresville — The Ladyhorns had a little bit of everything in their two game sweep of Port Aransas Friday night. They blew out the Marlins in Game 1, 24-2, and then hit a walk off single to score the game winning run in Game 2 to advance to the Regional Semifinals in the Region IV-2A playoffs.

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Jourdanton — The Longhorns mustered just three hits Thursday night as they lost 10-0 to No. 1 Refugio in Game 1 of the Region IV-2A Area-Round playoff series. The loss moves Harper to 0-1 in the best-of-three series.

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HARPER — The Longhorns led 10-0 heading into the fifth inning and despite giving up three in the top of the frame, Harper scored three more in the bottom half for a 13-3 run-rule win in game two for the Bi-District championship against Brackett.

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DEVINE — The Ladyhorns advanced to Regionals after a one-game playoff series win over Freer, 5-3, Friday in Devine. Harper scored four runs in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Freer added two more runs, but fell short.

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BRACKETTVILLE — It was a back-and-forth affair Friday night, but the Harper Longhorns found themselves on the winning end of a 10-9 game against Brackett. The Longhorns lead 1-0 in the Region IV-2A Bi-District best of three series.

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The Harper Ladyhorns are one win away from posting their fourth-straight 20-plus win season. The Green and White currently sit at 19-4-1 overall and reach the 2017 Class 2A playoffs as District 29-2A’s champion with an 11-1 record.

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HARPER — The Longhorns pulled off their biggest win of the year Tuesday night with a 9-8 win over Mason on a walk-off wild pitch score. Tied 8-8 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Harper put runners on with a walk and a hit batter with one out. A ground out advanced Bryceson Elliot to t…

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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…

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OZONA — The Longhorns rallied to overcome a 10-5 deficit heading into the fifth inning for a 14-11 win Friday night on the road against Ozona. Harper scored one in the fifth, two in the sixth and took the lead in the seventh with six in their final at bat.

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HARPER — The Longhorns took a break from district play Tuesday night and came up with a 12-2 win over San Antonio Cole at home. Harper scored five in the second inning and four in the third to grab, and sustain, a sizable lead.

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MENARD — The Longhorns struck early and often against the Menard Yellowjackets and picked up a 17-1 district win on Thursday night. Harper scored 13 runs in the first inning and tallied 22 hits in the ballgame.

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CENTER POINT — The Pirates scored five runs through the first two innings and did so again in the last two innings for a 10-0 run-rule win over rival Harper Friday night at home. Center Point scored twice in the first and three times in the second for a 5-0 lead heading into the third inning…

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SABINAL — It took their final three outs, but the Ladyhorns were able to maintain their perfect district record with a 6-5 win over Sabinal Friday night. Down to their final out, No. 12 Harper scored on a single to tie the game and then a wild pitch to take the lead in the top of the seventh…

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HARPER — The Longhorns drove in eight runs in the second inning to lead them to an 11-1 run-rule win over the Junction Eagles Tuesday night. The win moves Harper to 4-3 in District 29-2A play.

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MASON — The Harper Longhorns led 5-4 after three innings against the Mason Punchers, but five errors proved too much to overcome as Harper lost 14-9 Friday night in Mason. The loss puts the Longhorns at .500 in district, 3-3.

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MASON — The Harper Longhorns led 5-4 after three innings against the Mason Punchers, but five errors proved too much to overcome as Harper lost 14-9 Friday night in Mason. The loss puts the Longhorns at .500 in district, 3-3.

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CENTER POINT — The latest installment of the Center Point-Harper rivalry included a pitching duel, late inning theatrics and an overall competitive game Tuesday night. The Ladyhorns kept their perfect district record in tact with an 8-4 win over the Lady Pirates in a battle of two of the top…

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A large and enthusiastic crowd welcomed some of the top Hill Country basketball players to Kerrville on Saturday afternoon for the annual Chicken Express All-Star Classic.

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HARPER — The Ladyhorns scored in every inning against La Pryor and won 15-4 Friday night to move to 6-0 in District 29-2A. Harper scored two in the first, four in the second, three in the third and then five in the fifth for a steady barrage of hitting.

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Several local area basketball seniors will have a chance to showcase their skills in the second annual Chicken Express Basketball Classic on Saturday. The games will take place at Tivy High School with the girls game tipping off at 1:30 p.m. and the boys game following shortly after.

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HARPER — The Harper Longhorns bashed 12 hits resulting in 17 runs over four innings to earn their first district win of the season. Harper won 17-2 over District 29-2A opponent Eldorado Friday night to move to 1-2 in district and 2-8 on the year.

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HARPER — The Pirates scored 13 runs over three innings to take home their first district win of the season in a 14-3 decision over the Harper Longhorns. Center Point held Harper to just two hits and had a clean night in the field with zero errors.

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HARPER — The Ladyhorns held Sabinal to one hit Tuesday night as they moved to 3-0 in district with an 8-1 win at home. Callie Koenig struck out 11 batters in 7.0 innings of work to lead Harper. She also gave up one unearned run in a dominate performance.