Thursday, August 31, 2006
The Induction ceremony is scheduled for November 4, 2006 at the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame in Waco. Tickets for the event are available to the public by contacting Maria VanVreede at the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame at 254-756-2307, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As summer slips away and the nights begin to chill the water temperatures, bass start their migration back to the shallow waters of backwater bays and skinny shorelines. At this time of year, bass can be found in shallow water chasing shad that have migrated to the backs of these creek arms. The shallow movement is no secret, but catching them can be hard at times. Keep in mind that the bass will be traveling in schools and trapping baitfish either against the shoreline or a perhaps a shallow water break, such as a sandbar. Remember that these fish are highly motivated and are likely to travel large distances in a short time, so keep your eye on the electronics for baitfish. As soon as you see those arches, the bass are not too far behind.
Gander Mountain Pro Staff
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Bishop Gorman Catholic School in Las Vegas, which plays tomorrow night against Gilmer in the (Trinity Mother Frances) Football Classic, is named for the same person as the local Bishop Gorman School. Thomas Kiely Gorman was the first Bishop of Reno, Nevada from 1931-1952. From 1952-1959 he served as the Bishop of Dallas-Ft. Worth before retiring. (see http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bgormant.html)
It is very unusual in US Catholic schools to have two schools named after the same person; when it does happen, that person is usually a Saint, a pope or founder of a religious order.
Tyler Bishop Gorman football team and cheerleaders are hosting Bishop Gorman Las Vegas football team and cheerleaders to lunch on Friday at 12:10 here at the school. We will make a short presentation to them then. In addition, the Tyler cheerleading squad will be at the Gorman Las Vegas game cheering on the team.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
ETBU’s 6-7, 320-pound sophomore left tackle Jeremy Ashcraft (78) battles defensive end Chad Glover (91) for control of the line of scrimmage.
ETBU sophomore quarterback Antroin Broom (red jersey) hands off to freshman running back Marcus Booker (32).
ETBU senior quarterback Phil Van Cleave loosens up with a throw downfield during pre-scrimmage warmups.
The Tigers will hold a second and final intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at 2 p.m. in Ornelas Stadium, with the season opener fast approaching on Saturday, Sept. 2, against Trinity University in San Antonio.
The Dallas Cowboys will honor retired linebacker Dat Nguyen at the beginning of halftime during Saturday night’s game with the San Francisco 49ers at Texas Stadium. Nguyen retired in the spring after seven years with the organization.
Following a stellar career at Texas A&M, Nguyen was selected in the third round of the 1999 NFL by Dallas. He went on to start 65 of his 90 career games with the Cowboys before a series of injuries forced his premature retirement this year. He closed his career in Dallas with 665 career tackles, 34 tackles for lost yardage, 30 pass break-ups and seven interceptions. He had three seasons of at least 100 tackles and was the club’s leading tackler in all three of his final seasons where he played in 16 games (2004, 2003 and 2001).
Lure color and light conditions go hand-in-hand. Time of day, water clarity, weather, i.e. clouds, fog, sun, etc. and waves, all have an affect on how your baits appear at depth. Glow, white, green, and blue are good during low -light periods. Yellow, red, orange, purple, and black shine when the sun is high. Depth also has a huge impact on these colors. Your bright colors loose their effectiveness below about 50’ due to lack of light penetration. Below 50’, glow, white, green, blue, and purple are predominant colors. Next time you are on the water, take this element into consideration.
Big Lake Gander Mountain Pro Staffer from Franklin, WI
The cost per team is $245. Teams consist of 10 to 20 members. The eight game season begins September 11. Leagues offered are Men’s Church, Co-Ed Church, Men’s Industrial, Men’s 50 and Over, Women’s Open, Men’s Open and Co-Ed Open.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, August 30.
For more information, call Van Jordan at 903-531-1377.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Wide receiver Terrell Owens today said he re-aggravated his left hamstring injury when he returned to practice last week. It could mean Owens will miss his third straight preseason game. Dallas hosts San Francisco on Saturday. Owens first felt a twinge in his hamstring August 2nd. An MRI done three days later was clear. Owens says another MRI this week was also negative. When asked if he could play if this was the regular season,
Owens said, quote: "I doubt it, not the way I need to play."
Also today, Bill Parcells said backup QB Drew Henson won't be on the Cowboys roster this season. Henson was considered the quarterback of the future when he signed three years ago. Coach Bill Parcells today said he just didn't see enough. Parcells says Henson has -NOT- been waived. But the coach wouldn't elaborate when asked if the Cowboys were trying to trade the quarterback, who started only one game for Dallas. For now, rookie free agent Matt Baker is the number three quarterback -- behind Drew Bledsoe and Tony Romo.
Linebacker Scott Shanle was traded to New Orleans today for an undisclosed draft choice.
Several players were released today. They are 2004 3rd-round pick Stephen Peterman, former TJC standout corner Quincy Butler, tight end Erik Jensen and linebacker John Saldi.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
We got back from CA late last night. BJ finished sixth, not what he was hoping for but overall he was pleased with his performance. He started the day off in the second super squad and shot the first two stages well enough to be moved into the squad with the top shooters after his third stage. He won Roundabout, the stage you filmed him shooting, only .2 second off of the World Record and then finished the match strong with a stage win and set a new World Record on Accelerator. In addition to his sixth place finish he was High Jr.
Thanks again for the positive coverage.
Congratulations to B.J.! I know he wanted that world championship but come on, he's only 17! Look out next year.
How about this for the first four years of the program's existence:
2003: 19-1 (14-0 conference) USCAA National Champions
2004: 13-3 (10-3) Finished second in ASC season
2005: 14-4-1 (10-2-1) ASC Season Champions
Head coach Kenny Jones has done some amazing things with the program.
Bill wears orange during competitions. He says he's noticed a fan club building at events for Lucy as people are starting to wear orange or fly orange banners. Lucy is creating quite a buzz with her athletic ability.
He feels pretty confident right now he and Lucy will receive a wild card berth to nationals this year. If not, then next year. He said, "this year, we're knocking on the door. Next year, we're going to kick it in!"
Friday, August 18, 2006
He looked very good in his first fight in two years. He knocked out Jeremy Bates in the second round. Bates was able to sneak in a big round house that caught Holyfield off guard, but The Real Deal recovered nicely and pummelled Bates to end it in the second.
Holyfield is doing this on his own terms. He's out from underneath Don King. He's picking his own fights, he's training his own way, and he's taking his own path back to the top. Don't be surprised to see this old-school 70's funk music fan show the new-aged rap crowd a thing or to on his way to his unprecedented 5th heavyweight championship.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
You can see the Steers in action Saturday in a scrimmage game at 5:30pm at the Texas College soccer complex on Martin Luther King Blvd.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Major League Soccer announced they have suspended New England Revolution midfielder, and Nacogdoches native Clint Dempsey for two games and fined him $1,000 for violent conduct in the Revolution's 0-0 tie versus the Kansas City Wizards on Wednesday, August 9. The play occurred in the 57th minute when Dempsey and Wizard's defender Jimmy Conrad jumped for a head ball in midfield and Dempsey's elbow struck Conrad in the face. Dempsey's suspension is scheduled to be served over the next two games. The Revolution face the Chicago Fire at home on Sunday and the Columbus Crew at home on Sunday, August 27.
From August 11 - 13, Team Texas 1997 participated in the "STATE WARS" national tournament in Bensenville, IL, which is THE major roller hockey event that takes place every summer where teams from many states compete for the United States Roller Hockey Championship. The USRHC (United States Roller Hockey Commission) is a national roller hockey organization that was formed to act as the unbiased selection committee to choose the top roller hockey players in the United States. The USRHC held open state tryouts in Tyler, Texas April 8 & 9 and chose the best players in each age division to represent their home state at State Wars. In the playoffs, Team Texas 1997 beat Wisconsin (8 - 0), Michigan (7 - 5) and Arizona (7 - 6) to win the Championship.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
The 714 HR mark:
On his way to that milestone, Ruth hit a HR once every 11.75 times at bat and once every 3.5 games. Compartively, Hank Aaron's numbers were 15.81 at bats/4.153 games, while Barry Bonds numbers are 12.9 at bats/3.87 games.
Times At Bat:
Using these averages, and Ruth had batted as many times as Aaron (11,289) he would have hit 960 HR's. By the same yardstick, Bonds should hit 873 HR's when he reaches 11, 289 at bats.
Aaron played in 2,965 games on his way to 755 HR's.
Using the above averages for Ruth HR's every 3.5 games, he would have hit 847 HR's in 2,965 games. Bonds average of 3.87 games per HR should give him 765 HR's in 2,965 games.
More: Ruth started as a pitcher and had only a total of 20 HR's in his first five seasons. That is only 2.8% of his 714. Aaron, on the other hand had 140 HR's his first five seasons and that is 19.6% of his 714. Bonds slapped 117 HR's his first five and that is 16.4% of his 714.
By practically any yardstick GEORGE HERMAN (BABE) RUTH WAS AND IS THE KING OF SWAT.
Thanks Allen for the theory. The only hole I see in the argument is, no matter how you look at the statistics, it can't change the fact that Babe hit 714 home runs, while Hammerin' Hank hit 744. There's a lot to be said for consistency and longevity, which Aaron had.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Class of 2007
#32 - Dez Bryant - WR - Lufkin
#45 - Lennen Creer - RB - Tatum
#56 - Ryan Mallett - QB - Texas High
#96 - Curtis Brown - WR - Gilmer
#123 - Michael Huey - OG - Kilgore
Rivals.com Top 100
#27 - Mallett
#32 - Huey
#36 - Brown
#38 - Creer
Sports Illustrated Top 10 By Position
Mallett - #2 QB
Creer - #8 RB
Brown - #7 WR
Schoolsports.com Top 100
#17 - Mallett
#50 - Brown
#56 - Creer
Scout.com Top 100
#17 - Mallett
#39 - Brown
#68 - Creer
Class of 2008
Sports Illustrated Top 10
#2 Justin Johnson - RB - Gilmer
Schoolsports.com Top 10
#2 - Johnson
"I think quarterback is a very important position. ... I know usually you don't win in pro football unless you have one. Or college football. Or high school football. Or Pee Wee football." _
Parcells on whether too much emphasis is placed on QBs.
"That's because it's not an exact science." _ Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, talking about ... medical science.
"He hit what he was throwing at. Most of those quarterbacks aren't very good if they don't hit what they're throwing at. ... That's a big thing in playing the position." _ Parcells, evaluating Drew Henson's performance in a scrimmage.
"I got me a big bottle of Vicodin and said we'll talk about that later." _ Jones, on his decision not to have a root canal because a local dentist couldn't isolate the source of his pain. He compared his negative test results despite ongoing pain to Terrell Owens' clear MRI despite his hamstring still nagging him.
"I learned a long time ago from George Allen: Let the runners run, the throwers throw, the catchers catch, the kickers kick and the defenders defend." _ Parcells on why he's not considering using speedy CB Terence Newman at WR. Newman got on the field for an offensive snap or two last season.
"Spar with a Heavyweight Champion".
I got the privilege of strapping on boxing gloves and getting into the same ring with 4-time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield. He is training at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana for his August 19th comeback fight against Jeremy Bates in Dallas.
Let's just say, The "Real Deal" took it easy on the the "Big Red". He had several chances to knock me flat, but he sent his punches purposely wide of the my noggin. I am forever grateful for that!
Holyfield hasn't fought in nearly two years, but he says he's in the best shape of his life and ready to prove a lot of the sceptics wrong. He says he wants to go out on his terms.
I'll have more on the sparring session on the sportscast Monday night at 10pm. We'll make sure to stream it on the website as well.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Fishing Top Water baits can be one of the most exciting ways to catch bass. The only drawback is that you have a lot of missed strikes or blow-ups that you can't hook. One way to improve your hooking ratio on top water baits like a Pop-R is to add a suspend-dot weight to the very bottom tip of the bait. This will make the bait settle in a more up-right position, which gives the bass a better target point and usually a better hook-up for you.
Always practice Catch and Release with your bass.
Pro Staff Member and Store Manager of Traverse City, MI
Also, the Texas Parks & Wildlife has updated it's Fishing Report for this week.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
The Panthers will also play The Woodlands on ESPN on Thursday, October 26 at 6pm.
Monday, August 07, 2006
The Mudbugs will also host the 2007 Central Hockey League All-Star Game at the CenturyTel Center on January 17, 2007.
The 64-game schedule begins on Friday, October 20 in Oklahoma City. Their home opener is scheduled for Thursday, October 26.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Jarvis Christine College student athletes were recognized and honored for having the highest grade point average (GPA) in the Red River Athletic Conference. Institutions of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) are ranked based on the cumulative GPA of all student athletes competing in RRAC-sanctioned sports. At the end of the academic year (2005-2006), Jarvis Christian College’s student-athletes posted the best cumulative GPA among all RRAC schools and claimed the conference’s GPA award.
While not surprised, Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Elissia Burwell, was nonetheless thrilled and happy to accept the award.
“This is a great honor for our student athletes and Jarvis Christian College," Burwell said. "It is a testament of their commitment and work off the field or court of play. I’m proud of our students and I know that they take pride in their academic accomplishments."
Jarvis ranked first among the fourteen schools who are members of the RRAC, which is an affiliated conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Conference members include: Bacone College (Okla.), Houston Baptist University (Texas), Huston-Tillotson College (Texas), Jarvis Christian College (Texas), Langston University (Okla.), Northwood University (Texas), Paul Quinn College (Texas), College of the Southwest (N.M), Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas), Texas College, Texas A&M International University, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Texas Wesleyan University, and Wiley College (Texas).
“Last year, we finished second in the running for the conference GPA award," Burwell added. "Our students have always been encouraged to not only excel in sports, but to also excel academically.”
The last time Jarvis Christian College won the GPA award was at the end of the 2000-2001 academic year.
The following listing of Jarvis student athletes were recognized by the RRAC for achieving a 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale: Ebony Bailey, Houston, TX; Roderick Braden, Natchitoches, LA; Jacoby Bobb, Beaumont, TX; Shamiah Bryson, Spencer, OK; Nathaniel Carter, Marietta, TX; Demarion Crite, Channelview, TX; Crystal Fisher, Crockett, TX; Skyla Gordon, Gladewater, TX; Terrance Harris, Beaumont, TX; Dawnette Jackson, Houston, TX; Tammy Jessie, Hawkins, TX; Trenton Johnson, Tyler, TX; Brandon Martin, Houston, TX; Dominique Mathis, Burton, TX; Isaiah McKibbin, Houston, TX; Ericka Medina, Columbia, South America; Hector Mercado, Ciales, Puerto Rico; Johnathan Pagan, Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; Jennifer Payne, Shelbyville, TX; Ruben Perez, Carolina, Puerto Rico; Clara Rayos, Pasadena, TX; Felix Rivera, Arecibo, Puerto Rico; Britni Robertson, Pasadena, TX; Tanisha Ruff, Dallas, TX; TaShea Scott, Lancaster, TX; Sheree Smiling, Tyler, TX; Lenard Taylor, Galena Park, TX; Axel Torres, Manati, Puerto Rico; and Sable Ward, Houston, TX.