It was a light week of baseball as many of the league’s scheduled games were cancelled due to the recent heavy rains that the area has received. The season is winding down with only a few games left for each team and the all-star season about to get underway.
Llano will hold a boys’ basketball camp for youth entering grades two through nine for next year. The camp is June 8-10 at Llano High School and will be run by the Llano basketball staff. Camp will be split into two sessions. Grades two through six will attend the morning session from 9 a.m. to noon and grades seven through nine will attend during the afternoon from 1-4 p.m.
Llano High School honored 22 athletes in 13 sports as Jacket Award Winners at its annual banquet Thursday at the high school. In all the 22 athletes earned 29 accolades for their efforts during the 2014-15 school year. Highlighting the honorees was the senior trio of Claire Williams, Lacey Redden and Christy Vassar. Williams was honored in basketball, softball and track and field. Redden earned honors in volleyball, basketball and softball.
Another Llano Little League Fish Fry is in the books and it was a very successful day for both the teams that played and those who came to eat fish. The fish fry would not be a success each year without its donors, and the Llano Little League would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations: Ben E. Keith, Cooper’s BBQ, Chicken Express and Lowe’s Grocery Store. The Llano Little League would also like to make a very special thank you to Roland Rode and Rayburn Houston who donated their time and expertise to fry some very tasty catfish for everyone to enjoy. The biggest winner on the day was Kevin Boswell, whose name was drawn not once, but twice, during the gun raffle to win both the 22-250 Thompson/Center Venture rifle and the 12 gauge Remington Express shotgun.
The Llano Little League fishfry fundraiser is this weekend at the Moore Complex. There will be games at each of the fields for the entire day, and fish will be served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with to-go boxes available. The cost of the meal is $8 per ticket and there will also be a raffle for a 22-250 Thompson/Center Venture rifle and a Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun. All raffle tickets sell for $20 per ticket or six tickets for $100 with only a small number of tickets being sold. All proceeds from the fish fry and the raffle go to the Llano Little League to help maintain fields, buy equipment and uniforms, stock concessions, pay umpires and pay for insurance. In the event of rain, the fish fry will still take place with to-go containers being handed out at the Moore Complex equipment barn to people as they pull up in their vehicles.
Llano’s Clayton Meyersshot a final round of 77 and took second overall in the Class 4A state UIL golf tournament at Onion Creek Golf Club May 26. Meyers finished with a twoday total of 148. He matched Cole Grona on the final day with his 77.
Llano stood in third place and eight strokes back going into Tuesday’s final round of the Class 4A state golf tournament. Senior Clayton Meyers, who has led the team in the post-season this spring, shot a one-under 71 and was a stroke behind leader Cole Grona of Fredericksburg after the first day.
Llano’s baseball team lost a close contest to Taylor and was blown out by Salado last week to end the team’s chances of making the playoffs. The Jackets close the season with a trip to Liberty Hill on Tuesday. Llano is 9-12 overall and 2-7 in District 25-4A. On Tuesday the Jackets were outhit, 7-5, in a 4-3 loss to the Taylor Ducks.
Llano put 12 runners in scoring position Monday night in the Jackets battle with Lampasas and was only able to score once on a passed ball. “We couldn’t hit and we had four errors,’’ Llano coachStephen Campbell said. “I’ve been better.’’ The Jackets drop to 2-5 in District 25-4A with the loss. The Jackets have some quality wins among their 9-10 mark on the season, but they have wo crushing losses to the Lampasas Badgers. Lampasas beat the Jackets, 5-1, on Monday night in a akeup game that got rained out last Fridayo
Llano’s boys golf team is primed and ready for the state tournament after winning district and regional. Head coach Mike McIntosh said the team should be ready for the test when they take to the Class 4A field Monday and Tuesday at the Onion Creek Club in Austin. “I think the experiencefrom last year and the schedule we’ve had this year has them ready,’’ McIntosh said. Argyle, Andrews and Gatesville will be teamed with the Jackets when the tournament starts next week. rgyle returns most of its team like the Jackets and should be the toughest challenge n the field..Llano’s team is led by layton Meyers, Chance raig and Tyler McDonough.