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Q:  How fast can the temperature drop when a cold front arrives?

A: Sometimes amazingly fast, McRoberts adds. It is not uncommon for the temperature to drop 15 degrees or more in just one hour after a cold front arrives.  "There are some incredible stories about temperature changes, with one in particular that stands out" he adds. "On Jan. 22, 1943, the town of Spearfish, SD was sitting on the edge of an arctic air mass and recorded a temperature of -4 degrees at 7:30 in the morning. Within two minutes, the thermometer shot up to 45 degrees because of strong ‘Chinook’ winds descending down a nearby mountain peak. By 9 a.m. the temperature was up to 54 degrees, but as the winds died down and the cold air mass settled in, the temperature fell to -4 degrees within 27 minutes, a 58-degree temperature drop that is still believed to be a record."

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Lady Eagles feed on Pirates

Salado scores six runs in top of seventh to beat #1 team in state

Game two Friday at Waco-Midway

 

They should change their names to the Sharks, really they should.

With two outs in the top of the seventh and trailing by one, the Salado Lady Eagles smelled blood in the water.

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Eagles make Regional semi-finals

Salado Eagles will face the winner of the Kirbyville-Central Heights series in the Region III Semi-final next week after the Eagles swept the Clifton Cubs in their best-of-three series May 15 and 16, shutting out the Cubs in both games, 5-0, 4-0.

Game one

Clifton 0

Salado 5

Davis Little hit a two-run triple to lead the Salado Eagles past the Clifton Cubs in the first game of the best-of-three series May 15 as the Eagles scored five first-inning runs to win 5-0.

Keaton Mims walked to lead off the bottom of the first. With one out, he was thrown out at second as Chase Basham reached first on a fielder’s choice. Cole Haag walked before Davis little took the second pitch to deep right field to score the runners. He scored on a double by Casey Frazier to left field. Jacob Little followed with a single to center that scored Frazier. Little went to second on a single by Drew Van Winkle, scoring on an errant throw that let Van Winkle go to second base. 

Clifton put R. Sadler at third in the third inning, Z. Thiele at second in the sixth and runners at second and third in the seventh inning as the only times to threaten to score.

Britton Hawes pitched the entire seven innings. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five batters in the win on the mound.

 

Game Two

Salado 5

Clifton 0

Casey Frazier pitched a one-hitter and the Salado Eagles scored two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to win the best-of-three series with the Clifton Cubs May 16 at Waco ISD Athletic Complex.Frazier struck out seven batters in the game and issued no walks in the complete game effort.J. Brooks got the only hit for Clifton in the game in the sixth inning and was one of only four to reach base. He got on base twice, the first time on an error to lead off the bottom of the first.  Two other runners reached first on errors and one was hit by the pitcher.Salado scored two runs in the sixth inning. Britton Hawes walked and courtesy runner Preston Payne advanced on a single by Keaton Mims. Caden Eary loaded the bases by running out a drooper down the third base line.  Chase Basham hit the ball to the shortstop who threw the runner out at home for the first out with the bases loaded. A walk to Cole Haag pushed Mims across the plate and a single by Davis Little plated Eary. Garrett Lightfoot, running for Basham, was put out at home on a fielder’s choice for the second out with bases loaded and Jacob Little grounded out to first for the final out of the inning.With one out in the seventh, Hawes walked against. Eary got to second on an error by Clifton that allowed courtesy runner Payne to score. Eary stole third and scored on a single to deep right by Cole Haag.

 

AD resigns

Talbott resigns as AD

Salado ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Glenn Talbott resigned his position Feb. 13, effective at the end of his contract on June 30.

Talbott leaves the district after three years as AD and head football coach and nine years in Salado schools. In his three years as head football coach, Salado Eagles were 8-22.

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Girls playoff bound

Lady Eagles face off in round one of playoffs

Salado Lady Eagles will face the Bruceville-Eddy Lady Eagles in the first round of the playoffs on Monday Feb. 11 at Gatesville High School at 7:00 pm.  

Salado Lady Eagles finished third in district after a three-game skid with losses to Jarrell, Academy and Cameron. 

Lady Eagles 50

Cameron 51

Salado Lady Eagles lost a tightly-contested road game to the Cameron Lady Yoe 50-51 on Feb. 4.

The teams fought back and forth throughout the first half with Cameron taking a narrow 20-19 margin to the lockers.

Cameron built a nine-point lead of 35-26 midway through the third quarter, before the Lady Eagles went on a 10-1 run to tie the score at 36 with 5:56 left to play. The Yoe then scored five unanswered points in the next minute of play. Salado scratched its way to a 45-45 tie with 1 minute left in the game.

Lady Yoe took advantage of a three-point shot and free throws to hold on to a 51-47 lead with seconds left in the game.

Ashley Adams hit a three with no time left in the game, but Salado fell short.

The girls shot just over 50 percent at the free throw line, going 15-for-29.

Meredith Ward led the Lady Eagles with 16 points. 

Taryn Kornegay followed with 9 points.

Also scoring for Salado were Jaylee Sebek, Ashley Adams and Taylor Atwood, all with 7 points each and Payton Dreitz and Carmella Perez, 1 point each.

Lady Eagles 44

Academy 47

Ashley Adams scored 6 of her 16 points in the first quarter to lead the Lady Eagles to 12-9 first quarter lead. Salado lost the lead in the second scoring 6 and missing four free throws to enter the half trailing 18-19. The Lady Eagles scored 11 points in the third to trail 29-31 going into the fourth. Salado   was outscored 15-16 in the fourth for a 44-47 loss.

Ashley Adams led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 16 points. Followed by Carmella Perez, 10 point.

Also scoring for Salado were Meredith Ward, 9 points; Jaylee Sebek, 7 points; Payton Dreitz, 2 points.

Girls basketball results

Meredith Ward

Despite recent losses, ladies look to playoffs

Salado Lady Eagles could not handle the #3 Jarrell Lady Cougars’  6’4”  senior post Brienne Coffman or the speed of 5’7” guard Nemec, who combined for 37 of the hosting Cougars’ 68 points.

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Eagles beat Hempstead

Junior Kole Hearne turned in one of his best career performances with 21 points to lead the Salado Eagles past the Hempstead Bobcats in the Area round of the 2A basketball playoffs. The Eagles will face the winner of the Academy-Marlin matchup in the Regiona Quarterfinal round.

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Salado Eagles successful in 2013

Lone Star Cup presented to Salado High School

Eagles celebrate Lone Star Cup,

other successful efforts in 2013

Thanks to an Academic State Championship and third place One Act Play, a state semi-finalist baseball team and region semi-finalist boys basketball team, Salado High School won the coveted UIL Lone Star Cup for the 2012-13 school year.

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