Friday, June 19, 2009

Short's Notes....

Well here we go heading into another weekend...This being Father's Day weekend you have to think about what to do for dad. Funny you should ask here are some great idea's from the Shortman.

If dad likes football than he is in luck, with 7-on-7 qualifiers still going on..We know of a couple of big ones, down in East Texas there's a small and large school qualifier in Tyler. Also Celina will be hosting a qualifier as well.

So dad like golf? Well that means you could just hang out around the house and catch the US Open.. Can Tiger pull out another dramatic win? Could this be an emotional win for Phil? Only time will tell, but hey you can't beat it. So here is the suggestion we have, cook a big lunch for dad and then as he piles up in the recliner know that you want have to watch the golf tournament for long, because dad will probably take the Sunday afternoon nap.

Of course America's favorite passtime is baseball and there is plenty of that happening. The CWS (College World Series) is in full swing, is this the year that the Horn's grab another title? Then of course all the Major League Baseball that is going on your sure to find a great game to attend, or watch. Hey, the Rangers are not a bad ticket now...They are leading their division.

So there you go just some idea's for dear dad.... All of us here at Short's Sports Corner wish all the dad's a very Happy Fathers Day!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hope the Summer is Going Well....

Hey everyone, hope this finds you off to a great summer. Taking a little break on the high school sports for June and July, but gearing up for 2009 season.

If you haven't got your copy of Texas Football, you really need to do that...The yearly magazine hit the stands on Monday, of course we got ours on Friday night....Full of information and some great articles.

We are currently working on a HS football show and scoreboard report this season. I'll get more information out on that as we get closer to the season. Tentative we hope to air the first "PigSkin Preview" on BlogTalk Radio, Friday July 24th at 7pm. More details coming soon here on our blog.

Don't forget 7-on-7 action is hot and heavy right now as teams continue to qualify for the State tournament, July 10th and 11th at College Station.

That's it for today, and don't forget if you have a story of interest you can email us @


Saturday, May 16, 2009

High School Baseball Playoffs Producing Upset's

You know the way that the post season is going in high school baseball anything can happen on the way to the state tournament in June.

With Coppell taking a dive and making a fast exit in the post season, district foe Southlake Carroll did just the opposite.

Friday the Dragons were able to take a Ronnie Mitchell two-run home run and upset No.1 seeded Colleyville Heritage, 3-2.

Mitchell also nailed down the save and SLC completed the sweep on the No.1 seed in District 5-5A.

Carroll was trailing 1-0 in the third, when Mitchell drove a pitch from Heritage ace Steven Hill over the left-field wall to put Southlake Carroll, the final qualifier from District 6-5A, on top to stay.

Southlake Carroll advances to play Plano West in a rematch of last year's 5A state championship.

More scores coming later...


Friday, May 15, 2009

Early Favorite Falls in HS Baseball Playoffs

One day into the baseball playoffs, and already we've lost a top ranked. A team many people thought had a chance to make it to the state tournament and started the season off at the No.1 spot in the Texas ranks.
Grapevine, the fourth-place team out of District 5-5A, beat Coppell, the 6-5A champion, in a one-game playoff. The 5-0 loss was a disappointing end to the season for Coppell, which won its first 13 district games before losing the last two.
In Coppell's final three games, it scored a combined one run.
Grapevine deserves some credit for coming up with the big win after losing its district finale on Saturday to a very good Colleyville Heritage team.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Debut of the Texas High School Sports Internet Radio Show

Well hope everyone enjoys the new show..I want to thank all my first week guest, Brian Grissom, Todd Wills and Taylor Bible...

Also want to let all of you know that you can catch the show each Wednesday around 10am here on our blog. If you have any high school news to pass on just drop us a line at look forward to hearing from you.

Again, thanks and hope you enjoy...

"See You On The Field"

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Allen's Brown is Heading to Arizona

Well, after much consideration and hard work Allen quarterback Matt Brown has decided where he will play college ball.

Brown gave a verbal committment to the Arizona Wildcats Tuesday. Arizona had a leg up on his recruitment due to some family connections, a terrific visit to the Tucson campus only helped the Wildcats in their efforts to land the Allen QB.

With family connections, a great visit under his belt and a good feeling about the future of the Arizona program, Brown had plenty of reasons to head west. In fact, when he couldn't think of reasons not to, he decided it was time to make a final decision.

Though Brown had picked up offers from other programs such as Nebraska, Kansas State and Iowa State, he is not longer looking for any more. In fact, he is relieved that he can spend the spring and summer focused on his high school team and not on recruiting.

Brown hopes to land Allen back to back state championships in Texas's largest classification and then compete for early playing time at Arizona. With high expectations for himself, he is taking into consideration early enrollment possibilities.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Texas HS Games Halted......

The outbreak of the Swine Flu in Texas has prompted Texas officials to postpone all athletic competition until May 11th. The move suspends the baseball, softball season and eliminates the regional track championships.

The UIL officials ted on the recommendation of public health officials.

The state golf and tennis championships are scheduled to begin May 11. The state track meet, one of the largest high school track and field competitions in the country, remains scheduled for May 13-14. But it will require shuffling the schedule significantly.
All UIL academic competitions are postponed as well.