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Houston’s Reader flourishes under watchful eye of Wilfork
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:05:07 +0000

HOUSTON — By the time D.J. Reader was 10 years old, he already had the body type he has today. And, he realized that if he kept playing football, his place would be on the defensive line.

It was then that Reader discovered a rookie nose tackle playing for the New England Patriots: Vince Wilfork .

Reader was drafted by the Houston Texans 12 years later and was thrilled at the opportunity to learn from the man who he began watching all those years ago.

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Plano West knocks off Del Valle, 99-71
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 22:39:51 -0500
Anthony Morgan's return to El Paso was a successful one on Thursday in the McDonald's hoops tourney

Parkland drops close contest to Carlsbad
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 22:15:05 -0500
ARTESIA – Carlsbad’s Brenden Boatwright and Parkland’s Patrick Sullivan engaged in battle on the basketball court.

At West Point, the beat-Navy mindset is everywhere
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:05:23 +0000

Army defensive back Gervon Simon has never played against Navy, and he’s a senior. Even if he doesn’t get his first chance on Saturday when the archrivals meet in Baltimore, he’s more than ready for what will be the biggest football game of his life.

“This is the most excited I’ve been and the most confident I’ve felt in our team in all four years,” Simon said. “I don’t think there needs to be any more motivation. As a team, we understand the significance of this game.”

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Police beat, Friday, Dec. 8
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
Taking flight

Thursday’s HS basketball scores, Dec. 8
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:39:05 -0500
High School Basketball

Rising Bears: Baylor unranked to No. 4 in less than month
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:05:38 +0000

WACO — Baylor coach Scott Drew certainly gets why the Bears were overlooked going into this season.

“On paper with us losing our senior point guard, a lottery pick, the school’s all-time leading rebounder, with us having only one senior this year, you understand why people weren’t voting for us in the Top 25,” Drew said.

The Bears (8-0) are getting plenty of votes now after an impressive start with three wins over top 10 teams, propelling them from not a single vote less than a month ago to their highest AP ranking in six seasons.

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Eastwood’s Vargas wins 400th game
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:09:35 -0500
Eastwood girls hoops coach Endi Vargas won her 400th game on Thursday.

Girls basketball: Chapin vs. Dorsey
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:07:28 -0500
A look at the action from the Dorsey vs. Chapin basketball game on Thursday afternoon.

2011: UTEP, UNM coaches get heated during practice
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:27:21 -0500
March 16, 2011

Dallas rookies get Giants again 12 games after only loss
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:04:57 +0000

FRISCO — Ezekiel Elliott called himself average after the New York Giants held him to less than 3 yards per carry in a loss in his NFL debut with Dallas.

The rookie running back hasn’t had to describe himself that way since the 20-19 loss in Week 1. The Cowboys haven’t lost either.

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Cardinals too much for Bulldogs
TheFacts.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:00:00 -0600
Closing out the first day of the Randy Miksch/Raymond Washington Varsity Basketball Tournament, Victory Prep improved to 11-1 on the season after running away from the hosting Sweeny Bulldogs, 61-40 in Pool A play Thursday night.

Goose Creek 8th-graders invited to open house for new Stuart Career Tech
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
When the first high school bell rings at the start of the 2017-2018 school year, up to 120 Goose Creek CISD freshmen will officially become the first class of the district’s new Stuart Career Tech Hig

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