Hoffman: Texan Trevor Brazile breaks record for the most world titles
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:35:43 +0000
LAS VEGAS — After finishing No. l in team roping during the Round 6 performance at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Trevor Brazile of Decatur clinched the 2013 world all-around title and broke the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s record for the most gold buckles.
Brazile, 37, entered the National Finals with 18 world titles. He was tied with Guy Allen, a retired cowboy who earned 18 steer roping championships.
Wellington running back Gilbreath rockets offense into orbit
amarillo.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:32:14 +0000
Terry Gilbreath was born on a July 13.
His favorite days of the year arrive on Friday the 13th.
Gilbreath wears No. 13 as a dazzling, dizzying, acrobatic running back for the Wellington Skyrockets.
“Thirteen is lucky for us,” said Wellington head football coach Wade Williams, breaking into a smile.
When No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Wellington (12-0) makes its third straight semifinal appearance Saturday against Albany (13-0) in Lubbock, Gilbreath brings along an incredible list of 2013 playoff accomplishments playing a major role in Wellington’s success.
Boise State hires Arkansas State’s Harsin as football coach
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:04:13 +0000
BOISE, Idaho — Boise State has hired former player and offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to be the Broncos next head coach.
Athletic Director Mark Coyle confirmed Wednesday he had lured Harsin back to Boise and away from Arkansas State, where Harsin served as head coach for just one season.
The 37-year-old Harsin grew up in Boise and became a backup quarterback after walking on to the program in the late 1990s. He then worked as an assistant coach starting in 2001 and was elevated to offensive coordinator in 2006 by Chris Petersen, the man he will now replace.
Rangers announcer Eric Nadel wins Frick Award
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:30:11 +0000
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Texas Rangers announcer Eric Nadel won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
“I’m so excited,” Nadel said during a conference call Wednesday. “I’m happy, tremendously flattered. It’s an amazing thrill for a kid from Brooklyn, who grew up as a radio junkie. I’m still a radio junkie, I guess.”
The award was announced by the baseball Hall of Fame at the winter meetings.
Nadel has been with Texas for the past 35 years. For the last 19, he has been the lead voice on Rangers radio broadcasts.
Coming soon, Dec. 12, 2013
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600
UTEP women’s basketball: Sophomore overcomes issues that led to suspension as freshman
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:30:09 MST
The transition from high school superstar to freshman bench role player is almost always tough. For UTEP shooting guard Cameasha Turner, last year was particularly unpleasant.
Wylie’s Little, Turner among 11 Big Country players earning all-state volleyball honors
ReporterNews.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:31:00 -0000
Eleven Big Country players were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state volleyball teams, including two Wylie players.
Ren: Five area teams still have a shot at the title
ReporterNews.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:59:00 -0000
LAST WEEK: 5-2, .714 SEASON TOTAL: 423-92, .821
For Lynch, prize still out there in Heisman
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:03:38 +0000
DEKALB, Ill. — For Jordan Lynch, one big prize is still out there.
Northern Illinois’ star quarterback will find out Saturday in New York if he’s the Heisman Trophy winner.
Lynch was one of six finalists invited Monday to the ceremony along with overwhelming favorite Jameis Winston of Florida State and last year’s winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.
“I don’t think it will all sink in until I actually give it time to sink in and really look back,” Lynch said. “I don’t think that will happen until after this season and after the last game.”
Navy QB Reynolds to make another run at Army
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:04:49 +0000
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In just two seasons at the Naval Academy, Keenan Reynolds has already earned a reputation for exuding confidence and poise in pressure-filled situations.
The quarterback first displayed this quality as a freshman, when he came off the bench late in the second half to rally Navy past Air Force.
That, however, didn’t help calm Reynolds’ nerves before his first Army-Navy game last December.
Manning, Broncos a classic pick-your-poison trap
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:10:37 +0000
DENVER — Peyton Manning has played the classic pick-your-poison trap all season, spreading the ball out evenly to his wide receivers while lighting up the scoreboard like no NFL quarterback ever has.
Somebody’s always singled up, and chances are that’s where the ball’s going, although Manning won’t shy away from double coverage, either, if his man gets open.
Baytown Chamber Holiday Open House
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600
Heath Parker steps down as Pampa football coach to be full-time AD
amarillo.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:47:15 +0000
Heath Parker decided to return home to Pampa four years ago. Now he’s intent on staying.
Parker, a Pampa High School graduate, returned to Pampa for a second stint as the Harvesters football coach in 2009.
In January, the duties of being the Pampa ISD athletic director were added to Parker’s schedule.
This week, PISD decided it was time for Parker to step away from the sidelines and move behind the desk.
Parker has resigned as Pampa’s football coach to become the district’s full-time athletic director, effective immediately.
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