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Elks’ Metcalf to retire
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:22:11 +0000

One of the more recognizable names in small-school area football has decided it’s time to step away from the sidelines.

Stratfordhead football coach Eddie Metcalf announced he is retiring from education at the end of the school year.

“I’ve just been very blessed to be in a great situation, school, community and have great kids that did everything you asked them to do as far as work ethic and attitude,” Metcalf said. “I got to the point where I’ve got a daughter that’s a freshman this year and I wanted to spend more time with her.”

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WT’s Love wins LSC cross country honor
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:42:17 +0000

West Texas A&M cross country runner Emma Love was tabbed the Lone Star Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Love placed 41st at the national meet, completing the 5,780-meter course in a time of 22:05.3. The senior finished 12th at regionals and was the individual medalist at the LSC Championships.

For the second-consecutive season, Love was named LSC Women’s Academic Runner of the Year as well.


Manning limited at practice with thigh injury
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:03:30 +0000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning is over his illness but not his injury.

Denver's quarterback was limited Thursday when the Broncos reconvened for their first practice since their 22-10 win at San Diego on Sunday. Manning fought through the flu in that game and strained his right thigh in the first half, which he blamed on dehydration.

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Lee College celebrates graduates of the TRiO Support program
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
For Linda Montemayor, earning an associate of arts degree in teaching from Lee College seemed to take blood, sweat and tears – but the guidance and encouragement of the TRiO Student Support Services s

39 bowl games and a reason to watch each one
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:06:58 +0000

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why:

SATURDAY, DEC. 20

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Nevada (minus 1) vs.
Louisiana-Lafayette

Why watch? Someone thought it would be fun to start a football game at 10 a.m. in New Orleans. Wait for the crowd shots and try to spot the fans who went straight from Bourbon Street to the Superdome.

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HS FOOTBALL: Lee’s Dobbins, MHS’ Solis on 6A all-state team
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:49:00 -0600
Lee senior running back Aron Dobbins and Midland High senior Emilio Solis each received honorable mention on this year’s Associated Press Sports Editors Class 6A all-state team, which was announced on

Waskom captures Class 3A Division II title
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:42:30 +0000

ARLINGTON — Chan Amie scored touchdowns on an 88-yard kickoff return and a 5-yard run as Waskom beat Newton, 41-22, to take the Class 3A Division II title.

Dillon Benton, Trace Carter and Junebug Johnson added touchdown runs for 15-1 Waskom, while Keilon Johnson recovered a Newton fumble in the end zone for a score.

Calum Foster and Gabe Foster scored on 8-yard runs for 12-4 Newton, and Roney Elam hooked up with Gabe Foster for a 43-yard touchdown pass.


‘Hands Up’ players to attend Ferguson Christmas party
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:13:30 +0000

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson.

The five players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before a recent home game are scheduled to appear at an Urban League of St. Louis Christmas Party on Friday for residents of Ferguson and north St. Louis County.

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Council raises pay for departing city manager
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baytown City Manager Bob Leiper and Municipal Court Judge Julie Escalante recently got pay raises after performance reviews by Baytown City Council.

Longhorns women, men rolling in 2014
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:32:16 +0000

AUSTIN — Texas basketball is rolling — both the men and the women — and making a splash among the nation’s best just two seasons after both had seemed to hit bottom.

The Longhorns men are ranked No. 9 and the women are No. 3, making this the first season the Texas men have been ranked in to the top 10 and the women in the top five since late December 2009.

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HS BASKETBALL NOTES: Lee girls hope to learn from Las Vegas experience
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:54:00 -0600
The Lee girls basketball team took a big stage last weekend in the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament. Playing four quality opponents, the Lady Rebels (5-7) battled their way to a 1-3 record over the t

Tickets for ‘Nutcracker,’ ‘Tea Time’ almost gone
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
If you want to see “The Nutcracker” live on stage and sip tea with the Sugar Plum Fairies this weekend at the Lee College Performing Arts Center, act fast – tickets are nearly sold out.

BPD arrests Pearland man for evading arrest
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baytown police were led on a pursuit Tuesday night when officers responded to a call of a stolen vehicle in the vicinity of East Baker Road and Barkuloo Road. 

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