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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Former Ennis QB Graham Harrell to Work Out for Browns

After going undrafted, Texas Tech and former Ennis HS quarterback Graham Harrell has agreed to attend the Cleveland Browns' rookie minicamp this weekend.

Harrell threw an NCAA-record 134 touchdown passes. More impressive was his completion percentage—above 70 in two 5,000-yard seasons and he still holds some records in Texas HS football.

Cleveland already has Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson and Brett Ratliff on their roster but still has some interest in Harrell...

I'm concerned about the QB's that come out of the Mike Leach system at Tech. Put up big numbers in college, but fall on their face in the NFL...It's a lot like the Pete Carroll system at USC.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Celina's Lavey heading to Stillwater....

After trips to TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, OSU, Oklahoma, Baylor, Michigan and Notre Dame Caleb Lavey of Celina seems to like orange..The Bobcat linebacker has given his verbal to play for the Oklahoma State Cowboys..

Lavey expected to graduate in December hopes to enroll in January 2010. Lavey heading into his senior season for Celina also has experience at the tight end position. Lavey is being recruited for his dominance on the defensive side of the ball at linebacker.

Check out more on this story and more at

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ok so the Draft didn't go just how I expected, but whats new...

My gosh this get's more difficult every year, the NFL Draft that is. Heading into the first round I was fairing rather well, picking nine out of the first 10 picks..

Ok I had a lot of time on my hands and actually researched the "Top 10'.

With two Dallas natives (Matthew Stafford and Jason Smith) being picked one and two was pretty neat. It has been the buzz around the Metroplex too and will be for some time. Speaking of Dallas, the Cowboys stunk it up some would say, no I'm not saying that yet have not really had the time to research the picks they came out with yet.

I do like that "The Boys" picked up a couple of East Texas player's, in Tatums, Stephen Hodge and Gilmers Manual johnson.

Hodge was a member of the Tatum Eagles state champion teams and Johnson was the last QB to bring the gold to Upsher County where he Quarterbacked the Buckeyes to their last State championship.

They have both since hung up their signal calling to become dominant ballplayers at differeent positions. Hodge out of TCU played Free Safety for Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs, while Johnson was a "Big Time" receiver for Heisman Trophy Quarterback Sam Bradford at OU.

So for that I'm happy..As for Jerry and "The Boys" and their other picks. I'll let you know.

Draft 2009, it has to be the biggest day for the NFL. I know the Super Bowl is big, but only two teams are able to participate..In the Draft it's all 32 teams and that makes it pretty exciting.

That's all for now, but check back for more updates throughout the week...


Friday, April 24, 2009

Highland Park Standout. Matthew Stafford Works out Deal with Lions

Georgia quarterback and former Highland Park standout Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions reached an agreement late Friday and it is the best one to ever hit the NFL

Six-year, $78 million deal that includes an NFL-record $41.7 million guaranteed. That's right the No.1 pick has surpassed all former mumero unos.

The deal represents the largest amount of guaranteed money for any player, rookie or veteran in NFL history, exceeding the $41 million in guaranteed that DT Albert Haynesworth received from Washington at the beginning of free agency this offseason.

Stafford and Haynesworth are the only players to top the $40 million guaranteed threshold.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bible Happy With Decision

Anyone that has ever had the privilege to sit and visit with Taylor Bible, defensive tackle for the Denton Guyer Wildcats, knows that he is probably one of the nicest young men you'll ever meet.

What you may not know is he is a beast on the football field and anyone that has lined up across from this dominate force knows that.

Bible, at 6-3, 290 pounds was very instrumental in leading the Wildcats to the 4A State Semi-Finals last season before falling to Longview. Bible fell victim to double and triple teams all season, but still managed tally up 88 tackles, 42 of those were for loses behind the scrimmage.

The University of Texas commit has no hesitation about giving the Horns his verbal commitment. "After visiting with all the coaches and Coach Brown, I feel this is where I belong. They respect me and I respect them", said Bible.

Heavily recruited from many teams in the Big 12 and offers from other schools that included Arizona, Kentucky, UCLA and Oregon, Bible chose Texas because it's close to home and because of the tradition.

Bible who visited Austin on Junior Day in February and wasted no time committing after the Horns made the offer. "After traveling down and visiting with everyone on campus, it just seems like they're all one big family". Bible added, "I was looking for consistency and Texas has it, not to mention the tradition is unbelievable".

It's true that when your team heads into the post season things open up and that is exactly what happened with Bible.

Not to say that he wasn't on the recruiting radar last season as there were just a couple of games that set him apart and moved him up the list.

Against Wichita Falls, Bible had a huge game recording 10 solo tackles and six of those were for losses behind the line of scrimmage.

Probably the biggest game of the season which really carried some meaning with it was when Guyer faced Wolfforth Frenship in their state semi-final win. Bible basically man handled the Frenship offensive line, including 2009 offensive lineman Mason Walters (signed with Texas).

In the contest, Bible recorded nine tackles including seven behind the line of scrimmage, a sack and three quarterback hurries. "He was totally dominating Walters and anyone else that wanted to try and block him in that game" said Guyer offensive coordinator Mitch Stovall.

Heading into his senior season, Bible feels that there are some things he needs to improve upon. "I feel that the one area that I really need to work on is my pass rush, most definitely my pass rush that has to be my weakest point".

With a strong first move and the penetration that Bible has on offensive lines, it's apparent that it will be hard for opposing offenses to establish an inside run game against the Wildcats.

Bible is confident that he can walk in and make an impact with Texas and Defensive Coordinator Derek Ramsey has the same feeling. "He (Taylor) is a hard worker and is always looking to improve his game. I really feel he could make an impact with Texas", said Ramsey.

Either way it's done and now Bible can focus on the off-season and getting ready for next year. "I'm just glad the recruiting process is over. Now I can focus on my school work. I actually have my life back", said Bible. "I have a big off – season planned and I am looking forward to my final season".

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Youth Invasion at the Masters, but Tiger is still The Man

From Gary Player's farewell to an invasion of fearless teens, none of whom seems to realize that youth is rarely served at Augusta, the generational divide is as large as ever for this Masters.

Player, a three-time champion and winner of nine majors overall, announced Monday that his 52nd appearance at Augusta will be his last, the game having long since passed him by even though the 73-year-old South African never lost his passion for staying fit.

Yes Augusta is long and Player says he has to usea wood on nearly every hole.

Length is not a problem for 19-year-old Rory McIlroy. Or 18-year-old Danny Lee. Or 17-year-old Ryo Ishikawa. They may be too young to order a beer in the clubhouse, but they're all eager to take on Augusta for the first time.

The kid from Northern Ireland made a name for himself with an opening-round 68 at the 2007 British Open. This year, he beat a strong field at Dubai for his first major win. Amazingly, he's already climbed to No. 17 in the world rankings.

Lee replaced Tiger Woods in the record books as the youngest U.S. Amateur champion, and he made more history in February when he won the Johnnie Walker Classic to become the youngest winner in European Tour history.

Then there's Ishikawa, who could pass for a rock star in Japan. He won his first Japan Golf Tour event as a 15-year-old amateur and won again last year after turning pro. This week, he's taking time away from high school to play in the Masters.

Anthony Kim, all of 23 and a star of America's Ryder Cup victory, chuckled when someone asked how all those youngsters made him feel.

Of course, everyone is chasing the man with four green jackets in his collection and plenty of room at home for a few more. Woods won his first at 21 — the youngest Masters champion ever — and he's coming off a win at Bay Hill that erased any doubts about the quality of his game after knee surgery.

Woods showed up at mid-afternoon Monday, getting in some work on the driving range and putting green while still in his sneakers. Then, after most of the patrons had headed home on an unseasonably cool day, the world's No. 1 player managed to sneak in six holes on the back nine before giving way to the grounds crew.

Still only 32, he's not prepared to give way to the kiddie corps anytime soon.

But they already have Woods in their sights.

In their sights is about all they will get too. Woods is the worlds #1 and will win yet another green jacket.

Check back for updates thoughout the weekend....

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bama Rolling in Texas....

The Tide's top kicking target for the class of 2010 is Southlake-Carroll's Cade Foster, a 6-foot-1, 215-pounder who also doubles as a physical linebacker for the national powerhouse.

The Tide has competition primarily in the form of SEC rival LSU which is evaluating Foster for an offer.

Foster has been rated as one of the top kickers in the state for the 2010....

Monday, March 23, 2009

The "Big Dance" is down to the Sweet 16"

Well let me first start off by saying I HATE MARCH MADNESS!! You know I say every year that I'm not going to play the Tournament Challenge and this year was no different.

Because I had not got to follow the NCAA field this season, I really wasn't up on basketball like normal. However like the IDIOT that I am, I still jumped off into every dang bracket challenge I could. Oh, and by the way I still stink at picking the winner's.

Somewhere out there though someone still has a decent bracket, It's just not me. Hope you're "Sweet 16" teams are the ones that will compete for the "Elite 8" this weekend...

Here is the complete list....
1. Louisville. The close shave against Siena showed even the best tournament draw can be misspent.
2. North Carolina. If Ty Lawson is back for good, so is the most dynamic offense in college basketball.
3. Connecticut. These Huskies will never get back what Jerome Dyson delivered before he was injured, but who has all the ingredients?
4. Memphis. Only fourth on this list? John Calipari will be pinning this to the locker room wall. (You can print it out, you know.)
5. Oklahoma. Before Blake Griffin exploded against Michigan, he was looking like the Sporting News player of some other year.
6. Pitt. The Panthers seem content to make every game agonizingly close—another thing they have in common with the Steelers.
7. Michigan State. That the Spartans survived a brutal test from the USC Trojans said a lot about their fitness to continue playing.
8. Kansas. That coach of the year trophy is on the way, Mr. Self.
9. Duke. It’s too late for the Devils to go home early, haters.
10. Syracuse. With Eric Devendorf at last playing for Syracuse and not just at Syracuse, the Orange are a serious threat.
11. Gonzaga. Gonzaga has the offensive ability to win this thing, and a defense that could have gone home after Round 2.
12. Villanova. Can the Wildcats keep playing as well as they did against UCLA?
13. Xavier. The Musketeers got the maximum out of their ability in reaching the Sweet 16.
14. Purdue. Honestly, Boilers—it’s not you, it’s them. “Them” being the Connecticut Huskies.
15. Arizona. Interim coach Russ Pennell is living the dream, and is well aware that means the alarm will be buzzing soon.
16. Missouri. Every year, fans of the 16th team are angry. You know who feels worse? The 17th team.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

65 reasons why we love March Madness

It's the Big Dance. It's March Madness. Call it what you want, but the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is arguably the biggest event on the sports calendar. And whether you're a basketball junkie, a casual fan or watching college hoops for the first time, the NCAA Tournament has something for everyone to get excited about. The David vs. Goliath story lines, the drama of lose and go home, the buzzer-beaters and the brackets. We love it all and here are 65 reasons why.
65. The play-in game. Okay, we actually hate the play-in game, but since the tournament expanded by one, so did we. Nobody watches it, the loser doesn't even feel like they played in the tournament and the winner gets a date with the top seed. Have fun!
64. Listening to the pundits debate "Last four in … Last four out" for the last month.
63. Knowing baseball is just around the corner.
62. Watching future millionaires crying on the court as their national title dreams end. Adam Morrison, anyone?
61. Gleefully listening to big-conference programs cry that they didn't get an at-large bid after finishing below .500 in conference play. Win more games, suckers!
60. Watching the live look-ins on Selection Sunday as teams gather all across the country and nervously await their fate.
59. Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl's bright orange sports coat.
58. There's only so much Dancing with the Stars that this sports fan can watch.
57. Remembering when the Final Four was played in a real basketball arena instead of a mammoth football stadium.
56. The emotion of fifth-year seniors playing in their final game.
55. Winter is finally over.
54. Going online and debating the merits of the MEAC vs. SWAC.
53. The age-old quandary … cheer for your favorite team - or for your bracket?
52. Jim Boeheim's 2-3 zone.
51. Picking the champion out of a hat.
50. It's the Big Dance … and it's the only dancing we will do. Ever.
49. Seeing your alma mater go dancing for the first time (some of us are still waiting!).
48. Getting hypnotized by the sound of squeaking sneakers.
47. Scoring cheap tickets for the title game from distraught fans of losing semifinalists.
46. Downing a shot of Jagermeister every time we see a Viagra commercial … and being hammered by halftime of the first game.
45. Post-game press conferences that take on the look and feel of a White House press briefing after a failed stimulus bill.
44. It's the ultimate form of male bonding, just like when Loyola-Marymount's Bo Kimble shot free throws left-handed in honor of Hank Gathers. We hug … We cry.

43. Gus Johnson's memorable calls - like "And it's over. … The slipper still fits!"
42. Laughing at obsessed fans with painted faces - and fondly recalling doing the same back in college.
41. Watching every game - online - for free.
40. Picking the tournament solely based on mascots. Can a Bison beat a Jayhawk? Can a Turtle take down a Golden Bear? And what chance does a Zip have against a Bulldog?
39. Entering online bracket games that promise $1 million payouts for a perfect bracket. Who cares that the odds are better that you'll get struck by lightning while kissing a supermodel?
38. Knowing Kentucky super-fan Ashley Judd is home crying on Dario Franchitti's shoulder.
37. The Pep Bands …
36. … And the Spirit Squads
35. … and, of course, THE CHEERLEADERS!
34. Does anyone remember Keith Smart?
33. Throwing on a shirt and tie and sneaking onto press row for a regional final as a poor college student. Just don't let the NCAA know, it will be our little secret.
32. Getting to use the terms "Mid-majors", "Bracket-buster" and "Sub-regional"… in everyday conversation.
31. Still trying to figure out why Jerry Tarkanian chomped on that towel.
30. The greatest hoops fraternity of all-time … Phi Slamma Jamma.
29. One Shining Moment. This might have earned a higher ranking because we love the concept. But that music? Ugh. Way too John Teshy for us.
28. Sitting on the couch from Thursday morning until Sunday night, only getting up to (Austin) Peay, refill on Keystone Light (insert your own crappy college beer selection here) and open another bag of pork rinds.
27. Frantically trying to figure out how many timeouts you have left. That's right, Chris Webber. We haven't forgotten about you!
26. Erin Andrews. Need we say more? What's that you say? She works for another network? That's OK … we'll imagine all the sideline reporters look like Erin Andrews.
25. The NCAAs ... where the Big Ten goes to die.
24. They play actual, honest-to-goodness defense.
23. Getting a first look at future Hall of Famers like Bird, Magic and MJ.
22. Dreaming of another perfect season like the one Bobby Knight had at Indiana once.
21. The classic David (George Mason) vs. Goliath (UConn) battles.
20. Wondering if this is the year Dick Vitale finally spontaneously combusts on air.
19. Gathering around a 13-inch TV in the office when a game goes down to the wire.
18. Betting a beer your buddies can't spell K-R-Z-Y-Z-E-W-S-K-I.
17. Pounding the punks in the office pool who only pick the higher seeds.
16. Sweet Sixteen … and we're not talking about your cousin Buffy's birthday party.
15. Remembering the first time a No. 15 seed beat a No. 2 (with apologies to Syracuse fans).
14. Helping the wife make her picks so she doesn't embarrass you in the office pool ...
13 ... losing to your wife in the office pool.
12. Trying to decide which 12-5 upset to pick. There's always one, it's in the NCAA rule book.
11. Water-cooler debates about the greatest tournament game ever played. If you don't think Duke over Kentucky in the '92 East Regional final, God help you.
10. Cutting down the nets.
9. Watching an underdog execute the game-plan to perfection like Gene Hackman's squad in Hoosiers (Rollie Massimino played the lead role in 1985 and Pete Carril reprised it in 1996).
8. The Elite Eight.
7. Waiting for the day when a No. 1 seed falls in the opening round. It's going to happen one of these years, right?
6. Celebrations that make grown men cry, like when Jim Valvano raced around the court searching for someone to hug after North Carolina State shocked Houston in '83.
5. Did we mention the cheerleaders?
4. The Final Four
3. None of the 65 teams are the KNICKS!
2. Brackets, brackets and more brackets. Did we say we love filling out BRACKETS!
1. Watching the tournament at work and knowing the boss doesn't care … he's watching too.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

UIL boys basketball state tournament roundup

Class 5A final
DeSoto 59, Cedar Hill 47: Dominique Bennett scored 21 points as DeSoto won the 5A state championship Saturday night.
DeSoto (33-8) led 40-37 early in the fourth before the Eagles went on a 12-0 run keyed by a three-pointer from Darius Terrell and four points by Bennett to put the game away.
Terrell finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds and DeSoto won its second state title in seven seasons. The Eagles won Class 5A in 2003 and lost in the championship game in 2005.
Shawn Glover had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Cedar Hill (35-4).

Class 4A final

Houston Yates 94, Dallas Kimball 78: Just like seven years ago, Kimball's appearance in the state finals ended in tears Saturday. But it was a different feeling as the Knights walked off the court after a 94-78 loss to Houston Yates at the Frank Erwin Center.
In 2002, Kimball got beat by a 50-foot, double-clutch shot that was the definition of lucky. On Saturday, Kimball got beat by a team that could be defined as dominant. Yates has the best press defense I have ever seen....

Class 3A final
Dallas Madison 68, Lubbock Estacado 66 (OT): With his team holding a two-point lead with six seconds to go in a taut overtime period, Dominique Smith calmly sank two free throws for a four-point cushion, sealing the 3A championship for top-ranked Dallas Madison.
There were nine lead changes and seven ties in the game. Madison (33-4) built the biggest lead — seven points — in the third quarter, but Estacado battled back to cut the lead to two going into the fourth period.
Jourdain Irvin's three-point heave for Estacado tied the game at 53 with 18 seconds to play, forcing overtime.
Estacado led 55-54 in overtime, but Smith and Timothy Flentroy sparked a 7-0 run that put Madison ahead 61-55 with 1:42 to play. Smith finished with 19 points and Flentroy added 17.
Clarence Willard topped Estacado (34-3) with 17 points. Jamar Johnson and Kevin Wagner each scored 16 for the Matadors.

Class 2A final
Ponder 51, New Waverly 39: David Robertson scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter to help Ponder win the program's second straight state title and its third overall.
Ponder ended the third quarter with a 30-28 lead, but New Waverly scored the first four points of the fourth period to take its lone lead. After Joel Garza's three-point play put Ponder ahead 33-32, Robertson scored eight straight points, knocking down two three-pointers and two free throws. Before the fourth quarter, Robertson was 0 for 4 from the field.
Ponder (40-1) was led by Garza's 14 points. Isaiah Boxell, selected as the game's MVP, had 13 points and five assists.
Kyren Watts had a team-high 13 points for New Waverly (32-4).

Class A, Division I final
Roscoe 52, Plains 48 (OT): Jared Villanueva scored nine points in the final three minutes of overtime to guide Roscoe to a championship in the Plowboys' first appearance at the state tournament.
Villanueva, a 6-foot senior guard who scored 28 points Thursday in Roscoe's semifinal victory over Tenaha, was held to six points through regulation Saturday. In overtime, he shook loose to hit three of four field-goal attempts and three of six foul shots. Villanueva was named the game's most valuable player.
Caden Smith had 17 points and nine rebounds for Roscoe (28-4). He tied the game at 41 to send it into overtime. Villanueva's twin brother, Jacob, chipped in 14 points and five assists.
Plains (32-2) was led by guard Tim Brock's 22 points.

Class A, Division II final
Elkhart Slocum 45, Nazareth 27: Game MVP Jared Lane nearly outscored Nazareth by himself in Slocum's win. Lane, a senior guard, scored 22 points for the Mustangs.
Up 21-18 in the third quarter, Slocum (29-8) turned a Nazareth turnover into a 13-0 run to put away the game.
Looking to win its sixth state championship, Nazareth (24-13) shot 21.3 percent from the field. The 27 points scored by the Swifts were the lowest in a Class A title game since Beaumont French scored 25 points in 1949.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

UIL Boys State Basketball Tournament starts Thursday

(at Erwin Center, Austin)
Thursday’s semifinals
Plains (31-1) vs. San Antonio Stacey (26-5), 8:30 a.m.
Tenaha (29-5) vs. Roscoe (26-4), 10 a.m.

Lubbock Estacado (33-2) vs. Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson (37-6), 2 p.m.
Dallas Madison (31-4) vs. Stafford (30-5), 3:30 p.m.

Houston Yates (32-1) vs. Timberview (27-10), 7 p.m.
Dallas Kimball (30-9) vs. Austin LBJ (28-7), 8:30 p.m.

Friday’s semifinals
Ponder (38-1) vs. Santa Rosa (30-6), 8:30 a.m.
New Waverly (31-3) vs. Shallowater (27-5), 10 a.m.

Leggett (28-6) vs. Nazareth (23-12), 2 p.m.
Lipan (28-8) vs. Elkhart Slocum (27-8), 7 p.m.

Houston Strake Jesuit (37-0) vs. DeSoto (31-8), 3:30 p.m.
Cedar Hill (34-3) vs. Converse Wagner (32-7), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday’s finals
Class A Division I, 8:30 a.m.
Class 3A, 10 a.m.
Class 2A, 2 p.m.
Class 4A, 3:30 p.m.
Class A Division II, 7 p.m.
Class 5A, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Summit takes down #1 Nimitz for Class 5A title

This may have been a suprise to most, but not the Lady Jaguars. Mansfield Summit has said all season that they were the team to beat in the State tournament and they proved it Saturday night. Led by TCU bound Starr Crawford, Summit handed No.1 Nimitz a 52-43 loss in front of 7,000 in attendance, at the Erwin Center in Austin.

Crawford scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and overshadowed the 6-foot-8 Baylor-bound Brittney Griner of Nimitz.

Timberview settles for silver medal in Class 4A

Mansfield Timberview got to the Class 4A state championship game by playing their best basketball of the season the last two weeks.
Unfortunately, for the Lady Wolves, that hot streak suddenly turned cold in the school’s first-ever state final. Timberview lost to Waco Midway 50-27 at the Erwin Center.
Timberview never had an answer for Midway’s big post, Cokie Reed, who finished with a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds.
But the main culprit was Timberview’s shooting. The Lady Wolves made only 11 of 63 shots from the field as the 6-foot-4 Reed altered Timberview’s penetration in the paint. The Texas - bound Reed affected Timberview’s drives in the lane, but the Lady Wolves’ outside shots weren’t falling either.

Robinson takes out Argyle for Class 3A title

Rachel Hargis scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Robinson over Argyle 49-33 on Saturday to win the Class 3A girls’ state championship in Austin.
The 6-foot-4 junior center dominated under the basket on both ends as Robinson held Argyle to just three field goals in the first half.
Mackenzie Roach added 13 points for Robinson (34-5), which won its second state title. Robinson’s other championship was in 1970.
Claire Pettibon scored 17 to lead Argyle (20-15). The Lady Eagles came in with the most losses in the state tournament, and their strong run through the postseason crashed hard in the first half when they went scoreless for nearly six minutes and hit just 3 of 17 shots.

Brock wins fourth state girls title in seven years

The Brock Lady Eagles won their fourth state basketball title in seven years Saturday, defeating Woodville 61-32 in the Class 2A final at the Erwin Center.
Kenisha Harris led all scorers with 27 points and the junior also grabbed 10 rebounds and had Woodville (32-5) scrambling to stop her in the paint. Harris was named the 2A tournament MVP.

Sudan wins 1A D-I title

Sudan’s Lacee Logan jumped on her sister’s back for a victory ride. A year after barely being able to run, she was being carried off the court as a state champion.
Logan led the Nettes to the Class 1A Division I girls title, scoring 16 points as Sudan rolled over Roscoe 71-38. That was after missing most of last season’s state tournament with a knee injury before playing just the final 11 seconds of Sudan’s loss in last season’s championship final.

Roby tops in 1A D-II

Tara Schroedter scored 15 points, and Roby held Neches scoreless in the first quarter, pulling away for a 44-34 victory in the Class 1A Division II girls final Saturday night.
Schroedter also had 10 rebounds. Kendra Pace added 15 points for Roby (34-3).

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Girl's State Basketball Tournament underway in Austin

The UIL girls state basketball tournament is underway, at the Erwin Center in Austin. Semi-final rounds are set for three Classes. Below is the line up for today and we will have an update on todays game's later on this evening so please be sure to check back.

Here is the schedule:

#14 Roscoe (30-5) vs. #8 Martin’s Mill (32-5), 8:30 a.m.
# 3 Sudan (33-5) vs. Normangee (23-5), 10 a.m.

CLASS 3A Semi-Finals
#10 Hidalgo (37-2) vs. Argyle (19-14), 2 p.m.
# 4 Waco Robinson (32-5) vs. #16 Lubbock Estacado (23-13), 3:30 p.m.

CLASS 4A Semi-Finals
#1 Timberview (34-3) vs. # 16 Cibolo Steele (30-8), 7 p.m.
# 15 Buda Hays (34-4) vs. #4 Waco Midway (33-4), 8:30 p.m.


CLASS 2A Friday Semi-Finals
# 18 Woodville (31-4) vs. Salado (27-9), 8:30 a.m.
# 2 Bowie (36-2) vs. #8 Brock (30-8), 10 a.m.

CLASS A DIVISION II Friday Semi-Finals
#1 Roby (32-3) vs. #17 Vega (26-9), 2 p.m.
#2 Neches (34-3) vs. #14 Leggett (29-6), 7 p.m.

CLASS 5A – Friday Semi-Finals
#2 Houston Cy-Fair (35-3) vs. #6 Mansfield Summit (32-4), 3:30 p.m.
#1 Houston Nimitz (36-1) vs.#9 Pflugerville (32-5), 8:30 p.m

TO out in "Big D".....

The Dallas Cowboys told wide receiver Terrell Owens Wednesday night he was going to be released, the club apparently ending more than two months of off-season speculation.
But as of 10:30 a.m. (CST) Thursday, no team official has confirmed numerous reports of his release, although several of Owens' teammates said they received text messages last night from their teammate about the move. No press conference has yet to be announced to address not only Owens' release but that too of veteran strong safety Roy Williams, who also has been informed of being released.
Following the disappointing end to the 2008 season a number of team sources told various media outlets the organization was split on the controversial receiver's status. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones downplayed speculation the club was discussing a potential release of Owens. As recently as last weekend Jones was shrugging off direct questions about the reports.
Apparently the team decided Owens' negative impact on the locker room weighed heavier than his three straight 1,000-yard, double-digit touchdown seasons. The outspoken receiver was often at the center of turmoil during his time in Dallas - from his first training camp with the team to the very end. Owens grabbed headlines for wearing a Tour de France-style cycling outfit while rehabbing a camp injury during his lone season with Bill Parcells in 2006, and most recently reports claimed he was irritated by quarterback Tony Romo's relationship with tight end Jason Witten.
Heading into the final year of his initial three-year contract with the team, the Cowboys inked Owens to a four-year, $34 million extension last summer that included a $13 million signing bonus. Owens' accelerated prorated signing bonus will count $9.6 million against the team's salary cap this year, sending the team's total of dead money for this season to nearly $15 million against the $127 million salary cap.
That number would soar close to $20 million with the expected release of strong safety Roy Williams, who would count another $4.4 million against the cap.
The Cowboys now have five receivers remaining on the roster. They traded three 2009 draft picks to Detroit for Roy Williams six weeks into last season, and still have five-year veteran Patrick Crayton, as well as two three-year veterans in Miles Austin and Sam Hurd. Isaiah Stanback is heading into his third year with the club.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Girls High School UIL State Basketball Pairings

The UIL, Texas High School Girls basketball tournament gets underway Thursday, at the Erwin Center in Austin. Below you will see the listings of games and the scheduled times.

CLASS 5A – Friday Semi-Finals
#2 Houston Cy-Fair (35-3) vs. #6 Mansfield Summit (32-4), 3:30 p.m.
#1 Houston Nimitz (36-1) vs.#9 Pflugerville (32-5), 8:30 p.m

CLASS 4A Thursday Semi-Finals
#1 Timberview (34-3) vs. # 16 Cibolo Steele (30-8), 7 p.m.
# 15 Buda Hays (34-4) vs. #4 Waco Midway (33-4), 8:30 p.m.

CLASS 3A Thursday Semi-Finals
#10 Hidalgo (37-2) vs. Argyle (19-14), 2 p.m.
# 4 Waco Robinson (32-5) vs. #16 Lubbock Estacado (23-13), 3:30 p.m.

CLASS 2A Friday Semi-Finals
# 18 Woodville (31-4) vs. Salado (27-9), 8:30 a.m.
# 2 Bowie (36-2) vs. #8 Brock (30-8), 10 a.m.

CLASS A DIVISION I Thursday Semi-Finals
#14 Roscoe (30-5) vs. #8 Martin’s Mill (32-5), 8:30 a.m.
# 3 Sudan (33-5) vs. Normangee (23-5), 10 a.m.

CLASS A DIVISION II Friday Semi-Finals
#1 Roby (32-3) vs. #17 Vega (26-9), 2 p.m.
#2 Neches (34-3) vs. #14 Leggett (29-6), 7 p.m.

Saturday’s finals
Class A Division I, 8:30 a.m.
Class 3A, 10 a.m.
Class 2A, 2 p.m.
Class 4A, 3:30 p.m.
Class A Division II, 7 p.m.
Class 5A, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Old Coach Ultimate Combine a Success

With’s inaugural combine event in the books it was one for the records. The INVITATION ONLY Ultimate Combine, in Coppell (Texas), brought out the skill players in the rising sophomore and freshman classes and they dominated the one day event in both the testing and one-on-one drill work. Check out the PHOTO GALLERY, at which includes the award winning top overall performers that will garner interest from DI college coaches in the very near future.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Texas High School Girls Basketball Playoff Pairings..

Two wins away from heading to Austin. Regional Tournaments get underway on Friday and here are quarterfinals scores and the Regional tournament matchups.

Summit 68, Lubbock Coronado 56
Irving MacArthur 51, Plano West 29
Arlington Bowie 57, Midland 53
Duncanville 39, Cedar Hill 34

(at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center)
Summit (30-4) vs. Irving MacArthur (35-3), 6 p.m. Friday
Arlington Bowie (30-7) vs. Duncanville (25-10), 8 p.m. Friday

Canyon 45, Wolfforth Frenship 43
Arlington Seguin 61, Granbury 37
Amarillo Palo Duro 56, Canyon Randall 35
Timberview 79, Dunbar 61
Dallas Lincoln 53, Rockwall 35
Waco Midway 88, Forney 29
Frisco 70, Frisco Centennial 49
Waxahachie 50, Waco 32

(at Angelo State University)
Canyon (28-3) vs. Arlington Seguin (34-5), 5:30 p.m. Friday
Amarillo Palo Duro (26-6) vs. Timberview (32-3), 7 p.m. Friday

(at Garland Special Events Center)

Dallas Lincoln vs. Waco Midway (29-4), 6 p.m. Friday
Frisco (32-3) vs. Waxahachie (25-11), 7:30 p.m. Friday

Lubbock Estacado 68, Abilene Wylie 57
Burnet 46, Wichita Falls Hirschi 44
Lubbock Cooper 56, Levelland 39
Bridgeport 44, Decatur 39

Celina 60, Paris 39
Texarkana Liberty-Eylau vs. Canton (29-6), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Longview HS
Argyle 50, Dallas Roosevelt 45
Mount Vernon 49, Farmersville 46

(at Lubbock Christian University)
Lubbock Estacado (21-13) vs. Burnet (24-10), 7 p.m. Friday
Lubbock Cooper (25-10) vs. Bridgeport (32-1), 8:30 p.m. Friday

(at Texas A&M-Commerce)
Celina vs. Texarkana Liberty-Eylau/Canton winner, 6 p.m. Friday
Argyle vs. Mount Vernon, 8 p.m. Friday


Shallowater 59, Spearman 33
Wall 46, San Saba 34
Abernathy 50, Panhandle 35
Bowie 73, Jim Ned 63 (2OT)

Brock 50, Melissa 27
Hico 59, Edgewood 47
Peaster 72, Aubrey 52
Winnsboro 63, Godley 43

Monday, February 23, 2009

Quarterfinals for the girl's, while boy's head into the opening round

With the High School basketball playoffs in full swing, we compiled a list of games around the state.

The girls are heading into thier third round and the boys kick -off the Bi-district round Monday and Tuesday.

Here are the listings of games for both:

Summit (29-4) vs. Lubbock Coronado (33-3),
Plano West (25-8) vs. Irving MacArthur (34-3),
Midland (28-4) vs. Arlington Bowie (29-7),
Duncanville (24-10) vs. Cedar Hill (25-6),

Wolfforth Frenship vs. Canyon,
Arlington Seguin (33-5) vs. Granbury(28-8),
Amarillo Palo Duro vs. Canyon Randall,
Dunbar (29-6) vs. Timberview (31-3)
Dallas Lincoln vs. Rockwall (26-9), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mesquite HS
Waco Midway (28-4) vs. Forney(18-14), TBA Tuesday, Lancaster HS
Frisco Centennial (20-13) vs. Frisco (31-3), TBA
Waxahachie (24-11) vs. Waco (30-5), TBA

Lubbock Estacado (20-13) vs. Abilene Wylie (29-5), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Odessa Permian HS
Wichita Falls Hirschi (28-7) vs. Burnet (23-10), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joshua HS
Levelland (18-15) vs. Lubbock Cooper (24-10), 5 p.m. Tuesday, Lubbock Christian Univ.
Decatur (18-12) vs. Bridgeport (31-1), TBA
Celina vs. Paris, TBA
Texarkana Liberty-Eylau vs. Canton (29-6), TBA
Dallas Roosevelt (22-8) vs. Argyle, TBA
Farmersville vs. Mount Vernon, TBA

Spearman (25-5) vs. Shallowater (29-3), 6 p.m. Tuesday, West Texas A&M Univ.
San Saba (31-1) vs. Wall (31-3), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Coleman HS
Abernathy (24-4) vs. Panhandle (21-11), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hereford HS
Jim Ned (25-8) vs. Bowie (32-2), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Stephenville HS
Brock vs. Melissa (26-4), TBA
Hico vs. Edgewood, TBA
Aubrey (30-7) vs. Peaster, TBA
Godley vs. Winnsboro, TBA


El Paso El Dorado vs. Lubbock Coronado, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Odessa College
Burleson (15-15) vs. Arlington Bowie (26-8), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mansfield HS
Richland (14-13) vs. Martin (17-12), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mansfield Legacy HS
El Paso Hanks vs. Midland Lee, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sul Ross State Univ.
L.D. Bell (22-9) vs. Hebron (22-10), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Colleyville Heritage HS
Irving MacArthur (20-11) vs. Plano West (27-2), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Carrollton Turner HS
Duncanville (23-9) vs. Plano (15-13), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Moody Coliseum, SMU
Grapevine (19-13) vs. Marcus (19-13), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Carrollton Ranchview HS
El Paso Americas vs. Midland, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sul Ross State Univ.
North Crowley (30-5) vs. Mansfield (17-13), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Brewer HS
Paschal (12-15) vs. Summit (21-11), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, North Crowley HS
El Paso Montwood vs. Lubbock, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Odessa College
Keller Central (22-11) vs. Coppell (19-12), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Univ. of North Texas
Cedar Hill (29-3) vs. Plano East (13-16), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Moody Coliseum, SMU
Irving (22-8) vs. Dallas Jesuit (25-7), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Carrollton Smith HS
Fossil Ridge (24-7) vs. Flower Mound (19-13), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Univ. of North Texas

Canutillo (19-10) at El Paso Andress, 8 p.m. Monday
Amarillo Caprock (12-12) vs. Wolfforth Frenship, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wayland Baptist Univ., Plainview
Canyon Randall (25-5) vs. Big Spring (11-17), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Lubbock Monterey HS
El Paso Austin at El Paso Ysleta, 8 p.m. Tuesday
Wichita Falls (19-14) vs. Boswell (22-7), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Decatur HS
Southwest (17-12) vs. Mansfield Legacy (24-8), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Burleson HS
Trimble Tech (21-10) vs. Timberview (22-10), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Arlington Bowie HS
Denton Guyer vs. Azle (20-10), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Northwest HS
El Paso Burges at El Paso Parkland, 8 p.m. Tuesday
Amarillo Palo Duro (23-4) vs. Plainview, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Amarillo Caprock HS
Pampa vs. Abilene Cooper, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Plains College, Levelland
El Paso Riverside at El Paso Chapin, 8 p.m. Tuesday
The Colony (17-15) vs. Birdville (19-10), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Marcus HS
Dunbar (20-11) vs. Crowley (14-19), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Burleson HS
Eastern Hills (17-11) vs. Everman (18-12), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sam Houston
Denton Ryan (19-13) vs. Aledo (19-11), 7 p.m. Monday, Keller HS
McKinney (23-10) vs. Richardson Pearce (14-16), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Plano East HS
Dallas Pinkston vs. Dallas Lincoln, TBA
Dallas Kimball vs. Dallas Hillcrest, TBA
Denison (20-10) vs. Carrollton Smith (29-3), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, McKinney Boyd HS
Longview vs. Lindale, TBA
Mabank/Mesquite Poteet vs. Waco Midway, TBA
Red Oak (16-13) vs. Waco University (18-14), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Italy HS
Frisco Wakeland (18-10) vs. Highland Park (23-5), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Allen HS
Dallas Carter vs. Dallas Samuell, TBA
Dallas South Oak Cliff vs. Dallas Wilson, TBA
Sherman (24-6) vs. Rockwall, TBA
Sulphur Springs vs. Jacksonville, TBA
Lancaster (24-5) vs. Corsicana (14-16), TBA
West Mesquite (15-13) vs. Cleburne (24-6), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Timberview HS
Longview Pine Tree vs. Nacogdoches, TBA

Levelland (22-10) vs. Graham, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Merkel HS
Fort Stockton, bye
Seminole (18-12) vs. Tornillo, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Monahans HS
Abilene Wylie (25-5), bye
Wichita Falls Hirschia (20-9), bye
Liberty Hill, bye
Gatesville vs. Burnet, 7 p.m. Monday, Copperas Cove HS
Lubbock Cooper (20-12) vs. Brownwood (26-5), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Trent HS
Brownfield (25-7), bye
Lamesa (18-12) vs. Clint (14-15), 7 p.m. Monday, Pecos HS
Lubbock Estacado (29-2), bye
Iowa Park/Decatur, TBA
Glen Rose, bye
Hillsboro vs. Wimberley, TBA
Burkburnett (26-4), bye
Sanger vs. Anna, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Frisco Liberty HS
Kaufman, bye
Dallas Roosevelt vs. Crandall, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mesquite Horn HS
Paris, bye
Nevada Community vs. Eustace, TBA
Texarkana Pleasant Grove, bye
New Boston, TBA
Wills Point, bye
Prosper vs. Van Alstyne, TBA
Dallas Madison, bye
Carrollton Ranchview vs. Ferris, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Grand Prairie HS
Argyle, bye
Quinlan Ford vs. Van, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mesquite Horn HS
Texarkana Liberty-Eylau, TBA
Princeton, bye

Spearman (25-4) vs. Dimmitt (16-16), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Amarillo Palo Duro HS
Kermit (23-4), bye
Shallowater (22-5) vs. Alpine (17-8), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Andrews HS
Floydada (29-2), bye
Bowie (17-10) vs. Anson, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Breckenridge HS
Brady (16-9), bye
Wall (27-5) vs. Bangs (12-11), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jim Ned HS
Clyde (24-9), bye
Panhandle (17-11) vs. Childress (25-9), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wayland Baptist Univ., Plainview
Littlefield (23-3), bye
Abernathy (16-12) vs. Big Lake Reagan County (21-10), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Lamesa MS
Bushland (18-8), bye
Holliday (22-9) vs. Eastland (25-3), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mineral Wells HS
Jim Ned (21-9), bye
Colorado City (16-12) vs. Comanche (20-9), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Abilene Wylie HS
Olney (26-8), bye
Peaster vs. Valley View, TBA
Bogata Rivercrest, bye
Leonard vs. Omaha Pewitt, TBA
Ponder, bye
Lone Oak vs. Malakoff, TBA
Troy, bye
Maypearl (24-5) vs. McGregor, TBA
Edgewood, bye
Boyd vs. Krum, TBA
Whitewright, bye
Melissa vs. Clarksville, TBA
Brock, bye
Cooper vs. Kerens, TBA
Godley (24-7), bye
Keene vs. Crawford, TBA
Caddo Mills, bye

Saturday, February 21, 2009

UIL Girls Basketball Area Round Scores

Texas High Girls Basketball playoffs are hot and heavy and here are some finals from the Area round playoffs.
Summit 67, El Paso Americas 34
Lubbock Coronado 49, North Crowley 48
Plano West 59, Carroll 42
Irving MacArthur 52, Marcus 48
Midland 74, Haltom 61
Arlington Bowie 64, El Paso Hanks 63
Duncanville 60, Grapevine 30
Garland Naaman Forest 69, Mesquite Horn 63
Skyline 74, North Mesquite 43
Copperas Cove 93, Lake Highlands 53
Wolfforth Frenship 51, El Paso Andress 42
Canyon 77, El Paso Irvin 29
Arlington Seguin 54, Wichita Falls 44
Granbury 52, Springtown 46
Amarillo Palo Duro 63, El Paso Burges 33
Canyon Randall 53, Clint Horizon 27
Dunbar 57, Denton Ryan 51
Timberview 66, The Colony 34
Dallas Lincoln 49, Frisco Wakeland 32
Rockwall 70, Seagoville 40
Waco Midway 66, Mount Pleasant 40
Forney 42, Jacksonville 34
Frisco Centennial 57, Dallas Carter 45
Frisco 93, Dallas Kimball 29
Waxahachie 66, Hallsville 40
Decatur 52, China Spring 51 (OT)
Dallas Roosevelt 59, Paris North Lamar 42
Argyle 38, Kennedale 35
Robinson 58, Tatum 34
Edgewood 44, Grandview 39
Winnsboro 79, McGregor 38

Cedar Hill grabs No.1 Seed, after defeating Duncanville

Cedar Hill's Tanner Milson last shot Friday, a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left, proved to be the dagger in Cedar Hill's 59-51 win over Duncanville in front of about 4,800 at the Dallas Basketball Classic at SMU's Moody Coliseum.

Duncanville, who started the season in the top spot in the Area, State and even National rankings struggled the last half of the season.

The area's top-ranked 5A teams were facing each other for the third time this season. The teams split their first two games and agreed to a one-game playoff for the top seed in District 7-5A.

Milson finished with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. His last trey, coupled with the play of Thomas Gipson (14 points, 14 rebounds), sparked a solid all-around performance for Cedar Hill (29-3), which held Duncanville (23-9) to one of its lowest point totals of the season.

Milson and Gipson were named co-MVPs for Cedar Hill. Shawn Williams (12 points, 10 rebounds) won the award for Duncanville.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Updated High School Basketball Pairings

These are listings of Area round girls high school basketball pairings.


El Paso Americas (23-7) vs. Summit (28-4), 6:15 p.m. Friday, Odessa College
North Crowley (25-8) vs. Lubbock Coronado (32-3), 6:30 p.m. Friday, Abilene HS
Carroll (20-13) vs. Plano West (24-8), 6:30 p.m. Friday, Coppell HS
Irving MacArthur (33-3) vs. Marcus (21-12), 7 p.m. Friday, L.D. Bell HS
Midland (27-4) vs. Haltom (28-4), 8 p.m. Friday, Merkel HS
Arlington Bowie (28-7) vs. El Paso Hanks, 6 p.m. Friday, Midland Christian HS
Grapevine (28-6) vs. Duncanville (23-10), 6:30 p.m. Friday, Lamar HS
Cedar Hill (24-6) vs. Flower Mound (21-13), 7 p.m. Friday, Thomas Coliseum

El Paso Andress vs. Wolfforth Frenship, TBA Friday, Odessa College
Canyon vs. El Paso Irvin, 6 p.m. Friday, Andrews HS
Arlington Seguin 54, Wichita Falls 44
Granbury (27-8) vs. Springtown (24-8), 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mineral Wells HS
El Paso Burges vs. Amarillo Palo Duro, 6 p.m. Friday, UT-Permian Basin
Canyon Randall vs. Clint Horizon, 5 p.m. Friday, Odessa College
Denton Ryan (24-9) vs. Dunbar (28-6), 8 p.m. Friday, Keller Central HS
Timberview (30-3) vs. The Colony (25-7), 7 p.m. Friday, Colleyville Heritage
Frisco Wakeland (23-10) vs. Dallas Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Loos Field House
Seagoville (18-10) vs. Rockwall (25-9), 7:30 p.m. Friday, North Mesquite HS
Mount Pleasant vs. Waco Midway (27-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mesquite Horn HS
Forney (17-14) vs. Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Friday, Mabank HS
Frisco Centennial (19-13) vs. Dallas Carter, 7 p.m. Friday, Sachse HS
Dallas Kimball vs. Frisco (30-3), 6 p.m. Friday, Loos Field House
Hallsville vs. Waxahachie (23-11), tonight Waxachie
Waco (27-6) vs. Longview, Saturday in Terrell

Lubbock Estacado vs. Clint (17-13), 7 p.m. Friday, Monahans
Midland Greenwood vs. Abilene Wylie (28-5), 8 p.m. Friday, Howard College, Big Spring
Wichita Falls Hirschi (27-7) vs. Liberty Hill, 7 p.m. Friday, Midlothian HS
Burnet, bye
Levelland vs. Seminole, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lubbock Christian Univ.
Andrews vs. Lubbock Cooper, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Brownfield HS
Decatur (17-12) vs. China Spring, 7 p.m. Friday, Burleson HS
Llano vs. Bridgeport (30-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dublin HS
Celina vs. Crandall (18-11), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Plano West HS
Kaufman (16-16) vs. Paris, 7 p.m. Friday, Texas A&M-Commerce
Emory Rains vs. Texarkana Liberty-Eylau, 7 p.m. Thursday, Mount Pleasant HS
Pittsburg vs. Canton (28-6), TBA
Sanger (19-15) vs. Dallas Roosevelt (21-8), 7 p.m. Friday, Greenville HS
Kennedale (16-13) vs. Argyle, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Keller Central HS
Farmersville, bye
Mount Vernon vs. Princeton, TBA

Spearman (24-5) vs. Sonora, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Lubbock Monterey HS
Shallowater (28-3) vs. Floydada (19-10), 6 p.m. Friday, Lubbock Christian Univ.
Cisco (24-9) vs. San Saba (30-1), 6 p.m. Friday, Coleman HS
Wall (30-3) vs. Clyde (24-6), 8 p.m. Friday, Coleman HS
Tulia (17-13) vs. Abernathy (23-4), 7 p.m. Friday, Littlefield HS
Idalou (21-11) vs. Panhandle (20-11), 7:30 Thursday, Plainview HS
Olney (25-8) vs. Jim Ned (24-8), 6:30 p.m. Friday, Eastland HS
Ballinger (25-8) vs. Bowie (31-2), 5:30 p.m. Friday, Breckenridge HS
Brock vs. Clarksville, TBA
Melissa vs. Krum, TBA
Lone Oak vs. Hico, TBA
Grandview vs. Edgewood, TBA
Aubrey vs. Honey Grove, TBA
Gunter vs. Peaster, TBA
Kerens vs. Godley, TBA
McGregor vs. Winnsboro, TBA

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Area Round, Girls High School Basketball Pairings

Girl's basketball playoffs continue as the ladies make their way to Austin. Here is the Area round matchups.

El Paso Americas (22-8) vs. Summit (28-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Odessa College
North Crowley (25-8) vs. Lubbock Coronado, TBA
Carroll (20-13) vs. Plano West (24-8), TBA
Irving MacArthur vs. Marcus (21-12), TBA
Midland (27-4) vs. Haltom (28-4), TBA
Arlington Bowie (28-7) vs. El Paso Hanks, TBA
Grapevine (28-6) vs. Duncanville (23-10), TBA
Cedar Hill (24-6) vs. Flower Mound (21-13), TBA Friday, Birdville HS

Hallsville (18-12) vs. Waxahachie, 6 p.m. Friday, Wills Point
El Paso Andress vs. Wolfforth Frenship, TBA
Canyon vs. El Paso Irvin/El Paso Parkland winner, TBA
Wichita Falls (25-7) vs. Arlington Seguin (32-5), TBA
Granbury (27-8) vs. Springtown (24-8), TBA
El Paso Burges vs. Amarillo Palo Duro, TBA
Canyon Randall vs. Clint Horizon, TBA
Denton Ryan (24-9) vs. Dunbar (28-6), TBA
Timberview (30-3) vs. The Colony (25-7), TBA Friday, site TBD

Tatum (19-7) vs. Robinson, 7 p.m. Tonight, Mabank
Pittsburg vs. Canton, 7 p.m. Friday, Gladewater
Decatur (17-12) vs. China Spring, 7 p.m. Friday, Burleson HS

White Oak (22-10) vs. Marlin (22-7), 8 p.m. Friday, Lancaster
Sabine vs. Frankston, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lindale
Harmony (21-7) vs. Woden, 7 p.m. Friday, Lon Morris College, Jacksonville
Hughes Springs vs. Leon, 7 p.m. Saturday, Wagstaff Gym, Tyler

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

High School Girl's Basketball Playoff Scores From Monday

With the post season underway in girls High School basketball here are the results from games played on Monday.

#23 Irving MacArthur 72 vs. McKinney Boyd 39
Marcus 71 Fossil Ridge 56
#10 Cedar Hill 57 vs. Allen 31

Wichita Falls 59 vs. Mineral Wells 37
Arlington Heights 48 vs. #3 Arlington Seguin 72
Lake Dallas 38 vs. Springtown 58
The Colony 76 vs. Saginaw 49
Frisco Wakeland 52 vs. Greenville 43
Frisco Liberty 62 vs. #21 Rockwall 74
Kimball 68 vs Hillcrest 65
Longview 61 Lindale 38
Seagoville 78, Samuell 69

Lone Oak 42 vs. Scurry-Rosser 41,
White Oak beat MP Chapel Hill 55-42

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Matt Kenseth wins biggest race of his carrer, the 51st Daytona 500

Matt Kenseth, the quiet, unassuming former NASCAR champion who had never been in contention at the Daytona 500, cried as he celebrated the biggest victory of his career in Sunday’s rain-shortened running of The Great American Race.
It was an unexpected show of emotion for one of NASCAR’s most underappreciated stars.
Then again, he’d waited a decade for a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl of stock cars. And the failures and frustrations of late had started to wear on the 2003 series champion, who vented to his wife just the day before the 500.

Johnson still the Man to beat in NASCAR, but rain may delay start at Daytona

Jimmie Johnson has a new look this season. He's ditched his clean-cut image and let some facial hair grow. But some things haven't changed. The three-time defending champion doesn't even enter the season as the overwhelming favorite to capture the title. That honor belongs to 2008 runner-up Carl Edwards.

Heading into todays race though the man that has won this race three times maybe the car to watch, and that man is the driver of the No.24 Dupont car, Jeff Gordon. Gordon found the winners circle this week during speed week and is the favorite.

Rain is threatening to delay the start of the Daytona 500.

Intermittent showers were expected to move across Daytona International Speedway a few hours before the start of the NASCAR race, which could potentially delay the green flag. It takes about two hours to completely dry the 2 1/2 -mile superspeedway after a rainstorm.

NASCAR officials, though, were hopeful the season-opening race would be completed Sunday—even if the entire event had to take place under the lights and in prime time.

Local forecasts called for a 70 percent chance of rain and scattered showers all afternoon and throughout the evening.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

High School Girl's Basketball Playoffs

Several Texas high school basketball teams have scheduled their playoff openers for the upcoming girls postseason. Scheduled games include:


Burleson (21-11) vs. Summit (27-4), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Brewer HS
North Crowley (24-8) vs. Martin (21-9), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mansfield Legacy HS
Northwest (19-10) vs. Carroll (19-13), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Saginaw HS
South Grand Prairie(12-15) vs. Plano West (23-8), TBA
Irving MacArthur vs. McKinney Boyd (21-12), TBA
Fossil Ridge (20-15) vs. Marcus (20-12), 7 p.m. Monday, Denton Guyer HS
Haltom (27-4) vs. Mansfield (10-22), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mansfield Legacy HS
Weatherford (23-8) vs. Arlingotn Bowie (27-7), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Brewer HS
Grapevine (27-6) vs. Hebron (24-8), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Carrollton Creekview HS
Duncanville (22-10) vs. Wylie (12-16), TBA
Cedar Hill (23-6) vs. Allen (14-16), TBA
Colleyville Heritage (21-10) vs. Flower Mound/Lewisville winner, TBA

Class 4A
Longview (29-4) vs. Lindale, 7:30 p.m. Monday at TJC Wagstaff Gymnasium Hallsville (17-12) vs. Whitehouse, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gladewater High School
Marshall vs. Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tatum High School Wichita Falls vs. Mineral Wells (13-15), 7 p.m. Monday, Alvord HS
Arlington Heights (18-13) vs. Arlington Seguin (31-5), 6:30 p.m. Monday, Martin HS
Southwest (24-7) vs. Granbury (26-8), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Burleson HS
Lake Dallas (20-11) vs. Springtown (23-8), TBA
Denton Ryan (23-9) vs. Aledo (28-3), TBA
Dunbar (27-6) vs. Mansfield Legacy (24-9), TBA
Trimble Tech (22-10) vs. Timberview (29-3), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, North Crowley HS
The Colony (24-7) vs. Saginaw (16-16), 7 p.m. Monday, Texas Women’s Univ.

Frisco Wakeland (22-10) vs. Greenville, TBA
Frisco Liberty/Sherman winner vs. Rockwall (24-9), TBA
Mesquite Poteet (12-16) vs. Waco Midway, TBA
Terrell/Forney winner vs. Ennis/Waxahachie winner, TBA
Frisco Centennial (18-13) vs. Royse City (27-5), TBA
Frisco (29-3) vs. Highland Park (19-12), TBA
West Mesquite (23-7) vs. Ennis/Waxahachie loser, TBA
Terrell/Forney loser vs. Waco, TBA

Class 3A
Tatum vs. Huntington, 7 p.m. Monday at Rusk High School Crandall (18-10), bye
Carrollton Ranchview vs. Kaufman (15-16), TBA
Dallas Roosevelt (21-8), bye
Lake Worth vs. Kennedale (15-13), TBA Tuesday, North Crowley HS
Argyle, bye

Class 2A
Arp vs. Leon, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lon Morris College in Jacksonville
Sabine vs. Harmony, 7 p.m. Friday, Union Grove High School (for district seeding)
Bowie (31-2), bye

Class A
Beckville vs. McLeod, 7 p.m. Tuesday, ETBU

(Girls) Trinity School of Texas vs. Northeast Christian Academy, 4 p.m. Saturday, Trinity

School of Texas
(Girls) East Texas Christian School vs. Covenant Christian School of Dallas, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dallas
(Boys) Trinity School of Texas vs. Covenant Christian School of Conroe, 6 p.m. Saturday, Trinity School of Texas

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Short's Sports Corner Internet Radio Show


Check out today's show, we had Mean Gene from the Sports Kings on. Listen in as we discuss the NBA ALL-STAR game and much more. Below is the link to the home page and click on the featured show.



Texas Picks Up 10 Committs From Class of 2010

With the Class of 2009 delivered THE OLD COACH TWO MINUTE DRILL looks at 2010. Texas' early commitment list hit 10 players for the Class of 2010 on Monday afternoon as Graham quarterback Case McCoy committed to keep the family legacy alive with the Longhorns. ...


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lavey taking second trip to Tech

A&m hang on....The Aggies may not want to get their hopes up on landing Celina linebacker Caleb Lavey.

Yes, it is true that Lavey has already made two trips down to Aggieland, but is also planning his second trip out to Lubbock at the end of the month. Mike Sherman and the Aggies may not be the only ones that would lose out.

Already holding offers from nine different schools, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect definitely has his options. He's already visited five universities unofficially.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Old Coach Two Minute Drill

Today's TWO MINUTE DRILL highlights: THE ULTIMATE COMBINE is specifically designed to highlight the football abilities and talents of the state's rising underclassmen. is the exclusive Texas high school football website for, a division of Yahoo Sports. Our affiliation with allows our athletes to have a chance to be featured on the leading national recruiting website and the nation's largest college and high-school specific online media property.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Don't forget Pro Bowl Today...See the NFL Network Got Smart

The NFL has lifted the local TV blackout for Sunday’s Pro Bowl, with the all-star game close to being sold out for the 30th straight year.

The league had granted two extensions before lifting the blackout for Hawaii.

The Pro Bowl has sold out, usually weeks in advance, every year since moving to the 50,000-seat Aloha Stadium in 1980. It will be televised on NBC.

There has been only one blackout in the history of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. The 1982 game, which was the year of the players’ strike, was blacked out locally, although it was sold out by kickoff

LeBron or Kobe, who is the best in the NBA

To say it’s been an eventful week for LeBron James and Kobe Bryant would be an understatement.
After each topped the headlines for their performances at Madison Square Garden, Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers beat the defending champions on the same day James criticized the league for disrespecting a teammate. If that wasn’t enough, James also was stripped of his rare feat at the Garden.
To cap off this extraordinary week, the league’s two most dynamic players get the opportunity to square off Sunday when James’ Cavaliers (39-9) and Bryant’s Lakers (40-9) meet at Quicken Loans Arena in a matchup featuring the best team from each conference.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hey let's keep this kid in our prayers

Hughes Springs offensive lineman Joseph Westmoreland collapsed during a drill on Tuesday. According to HS head coach Chris Edwards, Westmoreland was airlifted to Dallas and will undergo heart procedure in the next week or so.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Corsicana Search Begins

With Corsicana's Dave Henigan being reassigned the search begins for a new Tiger head football coach. Corsicana athletic director Joe Young said that a search will begin immediately for Henigan's replacement. Henigan went 35-21 in his five years at Corsicana, but missed the playoffs his last two seasons.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Texas No.5 in the Top 25 of Signing Day 2009

Mack Brown had 20 prospects signed by noon today, including top Texas prospects, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and defnsive lineman Alex Okafor.

Texas landed three in-state five-star recruits in Gilbert, Okafor and offensive lineman Mason Walters. Further bolstering that in-state dominance, the Longhorns landed one of the state's best defenders in Calvin Howell, a great possession receiver in Greg Timmons, a jumbo athlete in Chris Whaley and a shut-down corner in Marcus Davis. Texas also added depth to the offensive line beyond Walters with Thomas Ashcraft, Garrett Porter and Paden Kelley and two of the nation's best tight ends in Barrett Matthews and Trey Graham. After Oklahoma snatched up some of the state's best in 2008, the Longhorns locked down the state in 2009.

The Longhorns let one get away however when they lost LB/DE Jarvis Jones out of Columbus, GA. Jones was a late change and is heading to USC.

Things Looking Good In Aggieland

Over the last three seasons Michael has rushed for 3,925 yards and 74 touchdowns while catching 48 passes for 550 yards and six TDs. His stellar career did not go unnoticed. He was selected to represent the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Michael is what I call a five-tool back – he has tremendous vision, changes direction, runs with power, is a proven pass receiver and will block. The Aggies lost starting tailback Mike Goodson to the NFL draft, and short-yardage specialist Jorvorskie Lane just finished his senior campaign. This leaves Texas A&M with only one back on the roster with more than 200 yards (Cyrus Gray). I expect the Aggies to have one of the best one-two punches in the Big 12 next season with Gray and Michael.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

District 13-4A is a Hot Bed for High School Recruiting

The biggest highlight of a high school football player’s career is “National Signing Day” and East Texas continues to be a hot bed for solid recruits.

Across the state today there will be thousands of young men who will be signing letters of intent to play college football at the next level. There are some big time players that top the list from around East Texas and some of the best are coming out of District 13-4A.

Heading into the season, District 13-4A was said to be one of the toughest in the state and understandably with Longview (state finalist), Texas High, Sulphur Springs (Class 4A, Division II state champion), Marshall, Hallsville, Pine Tree and Mount Pleasant.

With Sulphur Springs bringing the Class 4A state championship back to the area, it’s only fitting that one of the hottest prospects in Texas calls Sulphur Springs home. Tyrik Rollison led the Wildcats to their first ever state championship this season and did it in dramatic fashion.

Rollison threw for 51 touchdowns this season combined for over 4,000 yards of offense for SS and will be heading to Auburn, choosing the Tigers over K State. “I’m just glad it’s over. I was getting so many calls, I had to change my number”, Rollison said. “We (Auburn and I) are a good fit and I want to do what I can to help the team.”

Fellow teammate Colton Nash was a big recruit in the area and is committed to Arkansas. Nash (6-6, 240 lbs) went with the Razorbacks because it just felt right. “After I left from my visit, I told my mom this is where I need to be”, said Nash, who had already made an early visit to Colorado and had interest from Auburn, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.

Here is just what District 13-4A is sending to the next level:

Jake Bibb, OL, Marshall — committed to Arkansas Tech
Tarmaine Elliott, DE, Mount Pleasant, 6-2, 225 — committed to Tarleton State
Tevin Elliott, LB, Mount Pleasant, 6-3, 205 — committed to Baylor
Cobi Hamilton, WR, Texas High, 6-3, 190 — committed to Arkansas
Rafeal Hendrix, DB, Marshall — committed to Arkansas-Pine Bluff
LaMarcus Howard, DB, Longview, 5-10, 175 — committed to Southern Arkansas
Terrell Howard, ATH, Mount Pleasant, 5-9, 180 — committed to Tarleton State
Roman Hurndon, WR, Mount Pleasant — committed to Southeast Oklahoma State
Darius Jones, ATH, Marshall, 5-10, 175 — committed to Baylor
Chris Knighton, DE, Longview, 6-3, 235 — committed to Texas Tech
Eric McCowen, DE, Marshall, 6-3, 245 — committed to Missouri Southern
Darnell McLin, DT, Marshall — committed to Kilgore College
Joseph Patillo, DB, Longview — committed to Lon Morris College
Vinny Portley, OL, Longview — committed to Kilgore College
Jazz Reeves, DL, Longview, 6-3, 270 — committed to Southern Arkansas
Matt Sheppard, OL, Marshall, 6-4, 295 — committed to Louisiana Tech
Jacoby Thomas, DE, Texas High, 6-3, 225 — committed to Kansas
Colton Nash, DE, Sulphur Springs, 6-6, 240 — committed to Arkansas
Tyrik Rollison, QB, Sulphur Springs, 6-2, 185 — committed to Auburn

Florida State Steals Another Texas Quarterback

Frisco Wakeland QB Will Secord shown here is heading to FSU
Florida State's offensive coordinator and designated head coach Jimbo Fisher likes recruiting Texas. He came close but missed on Colt McCoy a few years ago but he got FSU starter Christian Ponder from Colleyville Heritage and now has come back to get another Texas QB.
Will Secord hosted FSU at his home on Sunday and has switched his commit from Arkansas to the Florida State. Indications from Fisher is that Secord has a great chance in the Seminole offense.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Brown Named Offensive Player of the Year for Class 5A

Matt Brown leads the pack on this years Class 5A, Texas Sports Writers Associations All-State football team. Brown was named the Offensive Player of the year after throwing for over 1,900 yards and was very instrumental in getting the Allen Eagles into the post season.

Brown fell to a post season shoulder injury in the win over Coppell and played a key role in the fast molding of back-up Tucker Carter, who led Allen to their first state title. Hey these two are back next season, head coach Tom Westerberg could put "Dual Threat QB's" on the field next season, two really good QB's that to complement the spread offense.

Guess you could say, the Eagles are flying high in Allen".

View the TSWA Class 5A All-State Team here:

Another Super Bowl comes and AGAIN NO COWBOY'S!!

Well here we are again, Super Bowl XLlll and NO COWBOYS! Yea I'm pissed, it's time for Jerry Jones to wake-up, there is something wrong within the organization and someone needs to find out just what the problem is. Jones wants total control so he needs to step up and do something....

Hello, 13 Pro-Bowlers on the roster this past season and again we didn't make the playoffs. I say we because I'm one of those die-hard fan's. That's right I have been thru all the coaches, the 1-15 season, oh and let us not forget "The Greatest Team Ever", that's right Aikman, Smith and Irvin, there will never be another three like these.

So all I can say in honor of the Super Bowl is no matter who plays in it, I'll still grab my Wing Stop wings and party like my Cowboy's ar there. Heck yea I have my Cowboy shirt on.

ONCE A FAN, ALWAYS A FAN.....In the great words of Jimmy Johnson, "How Bout Them Cowboys", now those were the days.