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Wildcats make it happen, take state
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:40:11 +0000

ARLINGTON — The Canadian Wildcats motto in 2014 was Make It Happen.
Thursday Canadian made it happen on the largest football stage Texas high school football is played out by winning the Class 2A Division I state championship 34-7 over Mason at AT&T Stadium.
Canadian fell behind 7-0 and then reeled off 34 unanswered points with Cameron Copley, Marc Marquez, Ryan Royse and Chance Cook (twice) scoring touchdowns.
Canadian improved to 15-0 and won the schools’ third state title.
Mason dropped to 14-1 and had entered the game averaging 34 points in the playoffs.

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:


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Nevada (minus 1) vs.

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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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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‘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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Police beat, Friday, Dec. 19
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600

Jones scores 21 to lead No. 2 Duke in win over UConn  
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:39:05 +0000

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke responded to a tongue lashing by coach Mike Krzyzewski to beat defending national champion Connecticut 66-56 on Thursday night.

Winslow and Jahlil Okafor — the other two members of the Blue Devils’ trio of talented freshmen — added 12 points apiece. Ahead 30-25 at the break, Duke (10-0) got off to a slow start in the second half and UConn (4-4) tied it.

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And 2014’s top stories are ...
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
With the end of the year approaching, the people in The Baytown Sun newsroom are thinking about year-end lists of top stories for the year.

Lahnert: Canadian overwhelms Mason to claim its 3rd state championship
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:20:57 +0000

ARLINGTON — The Canadian Wildcats motto in 2014 was Make It Happen.

On Thursday, the Wildcats made it happen ... and then some.

The Wildcats left no doubt who rules Texas high school Class 2A Division I, making game-clinching play after game-clinching play in drubbing Mason, 34-7, and claiming its third state championship in school history before 13,076 fans at AT&T Stadium.

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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.

B’wood wrestling grows with youth
TheFacts.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0600
CLUTE — As Christmas break arrives, the first part of the wrestling season could not have been better for the Brazoswood Bucs, at least in the eyes of coach Curtis Roberts, Jr.

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

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

Dance with the date you came with
TheFacts.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0600
In most fantasy football leagues, championships will be decided either this week or next, or perhaps a combination of the two depending on the schedule.

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