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Little League World Series: Teen girl’s achievements still inspire despite loss
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:03:57 +0000

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mo’ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia’s Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.

Thick braids? Check. Bright smile? Yep.

But Davis is anything but your average 13-year-old.

None of the other kids in her class have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated or have had Lil’ Wayne and Ellen DeGeneres gush over them.

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Little League World Series: Hot-hitting Las Vegas to face Chicago in rematch for US title
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:05:40 +0000

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.

The West Region champions have steamrolled three opponents by a combined score of 33-5, cruising along mostly under the radar.

Players expect things to get a lot tougher when they renew old acquaintances with Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West in the U.S. final today.

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Column: Time for these child stars to get paid?
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:29:06 +0000

Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it’s way more organized than anything you’re likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren’t family and friends, but the suits who run Disney and a host of other media outfits.

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Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:28:22 +0000

MINNEAPOLIS — The wait is almost over.

The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly.

When Wiggins is moved from the Cavs to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the deal, he will become just the second No. 1 overall draft pick to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted him since the ABA and NBA merged in 1976.

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HS FOOTBALL: Rebels not pleased with energy at scrimmage
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:24:00 -0500
SHALLOWATER -- The Lee football team found out the hard way that a lack of emotion early in a game can make a difference.

UTEP soccer: Miners held to draw against Texas State
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:28:13 MDT
The intensity was smothering ... players from each team careening around University Field ... neither gaining an edge, neither giving an inch.

Friday Night Fights: Las Cruces boxer Austin Trout earns decision win against Australia’s Dawson
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:27:00 MDT
Las Cruces junior middleweight Austin Trout is back in the win column but he had to come off the canvas twice to earn the victory.

Perryton Rangers
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:12:57 +0000

RANGERS PLAN NEW DEFENSE

After a rough 0-5 start last year, the Perryton Rangers turned things around to take home the outright 1-3A Division II district championship.

But all that momentum was suddenly halted on a blustery November Saturday in a tough loss to Lubbock Estacado.

It wasn’t the ending fourth year head coach David Flowers and his team envisioned.

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ROCKHOUNDS: ‘Hounds outlast Hooks, 10-8, to win series
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:01:00 -0500
Dusty Coleman homered twice and drove in five runs to help the Midland RockHounds outlast Corpus Christi, 10-8, Friday night at Security Bank Ballpark.

Randall Raiders
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:13:48 +0000

Randall Raiders

RAIDERS PREPARE FOR 3-5A BATTLE

There always seems to be a key position that needs filling when two-a-days start each August for the Randall Raiders.

This season, head coach Bryan Wood is loaded with skill guys, but lost a lot of the big guys up front.

“That’s the way it seems to go here the last four years,” Wood said. “It seems every other year we’ve graduated our skill guys or our lineman.”

Only two letterman are returning — senior Mason

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Tulia Hornets
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:20:50 +0000

HORNETS LOOK TO REBUILD OFFENSE

For the past two seasons, the Tulia Hornets have dished out most of their sting offensively, as a collection of talented skill players helped rack up points en route to consecutive playoff appearances.

But there’s a question entering this year just how lethal the Hornets can be with the ball. Tulia has graduated quarterback Jon Martinez, running back Brandon Jackson and wide receiver Anthony Pando from an offense that racked up 476.1 yards and over 33 points a game in the regular season en route to a 6-5 record.

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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:10:25 +0000

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.

A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.

North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season. They’re among 21 on-campus football stadiums where any fan of legal age can grab a brew. That’s more than twice as many as five years ago.

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Age no concern for Caprock football coach Sherwood, 27
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:53:34 +0000

In the middle of the Caprock football coaches office, taking up most of the space is a large table where the staff meets to discuss practice sessions and game plans. It’s no different from what’s found in most high school football offices.

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