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April 3, 2014

Sports in brief - Apr. 3, 2014

— Oeste Ranch Golf Course yields another singleton

Staff Report

Golfer Burnie Killman is the latest linkster to ace a hole at Oeste Ranch, performing the feat on March 30.

With a pitching wedge, Killman single-stroked the Par 3, 140-yard 14th hole from the white tee-markers. The shot was witnessed by Jay Cominsky.

Janice Overstreet of Oeste Ranch Golf Course reports the latest ace as the fifth in the past nine months.

 

Nowitzki, Mavericks start final push for playoffs 

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have seven games to avoid landing in the lottery for a second year in a row after 12 straight seasons in the playoffs.

It’s almost like a postseason series for the franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game since taking the title in 2011. Except the first four games are on the road. And the Mavericks likely will have to win more than four to make sure they advance.

“It’s pretty clear,” Nowitzki said Wednesday, a day after an overtime loss to Golden State that at least temporarily left the Mavericks a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. “Win the next game, leave it all out there.”

Dallas certainly left it all out there against the Warriors, but didn’t get the win.

“I think we can beat anybody on any given night on the road or at home and we can also to lose everybody,” Nowitzki said. “That’s the makeup of our team. If we’re not 100 percent in it and scrambling for each other, we’re going to be in trouble.”

 

Jeter honored in Houston 

HOUSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter got a pair of cowboy boots with Yankees’ pinstripes, a 10 gallon cowboy hat and a set of golf clubs as the Houston Astros paid the first of what is sure to be many tributes to the New York star.

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  • 0727 Folse-Joy coach changes Brock head coaches stand pat

    BROCK — After a another successful year of athletic campaigns helped position  Brock in the top ten of the Lone Star Cup, the Brock ISD head coaching staff will enter the new school year with all (familiar) hands on board, much to the joy of its administrators. 

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  • 0727 WaterRoos KLawyer Weatherford Water Roos send 19 swimmers to TAAF meet

    The City of Weatherford Parks and Recreation Swim Team competed in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Region 4 Swimming Championship in Keller on July 19 and 20.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0727 YBs Wford 8U Blue tourney winners Blue Roo 8U win at Granbury

    Area all-star teams continue to reap rewards in tournament play, with the latest being the Weatherford Blue 8U All-Star squad. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 BBs AHS state champs recognized by board Aledo nine honored at Board gathering

    Members of the 2014 Aledo Bearcats state champion baseball team were honored recently at the Aledo ISD board meeting.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summer athletic camps — July/August

    Staff Report

    Summer athletic camps become a bit more “meaningful” in the late days of July and into  August, at least for some high school and middle school athletes.

    In most cases, the youth football camps include grades 6 through 8, and though there is no contact involved, some of the instructors of he camp may be getting a preview of the talent coming their way in just a few short weeks.

    Team volleyball camps, stretching from grades 4 through 12, provides a segway for many of the campers who will soon be entering workouts for the impending volleyball season.

    July 25, 2014

  • Sports in brief - July 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says umpires made the correct call when they stopped a game between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees because tarp trouble left the field too wet.

    July 24, 2014

  • 0725 GSb AHS state champs at AISD board mtg Ladycats recognized by AISD Board

    The Aledo ISD school board honored the Aledo Ladycats 2014 softball team at their last meeting. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 BBS AHS TMauser TSWA all-state Barry shares top coaching honors

    Apparently being lauded for, among other coaching triumphs during the prep baseball season, Class 4A mentors Chad Barry (Aledo) and  Wes Kolle (Victoria East) shared the honors of Coach of the Year as selected by the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA)in an announcement released on Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • This date in baseball - July 24

    1909 — Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 16 batters in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0723 BBs TSWA Colby Fowler Sports writers tag Gough First Team

    The Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) chose Brock’s Slaten Gough as First Team shortstop on the Class 2A All-State Baseball Team, released on Tuesday. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

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