Thursday, October 19, 2006

KLTV 7 College Football Games for October 21

Here are the football games KLTV 7 will be airing Saturday, October 21. The second game has been changed from the Florida State game to the Michigan game:

Texas @ Nebraska

Iowa @ Michigan

Hunting Tip: Long Range Shooting

Gander Mountain is nice enough to provide us with periodic hunting and fishing tips. This week, Elite Pro Staff member Craig Boddington gives us a long range shooting tip:

Modern centerfire rifles have accuracy and range far beyond the capabilities of most hunters, and inexpensive laser rangefinders now eliminate that variable. The two remaining problems for shooting at longer ranges are wind and stability. You can’t do much about wind; if it’s windy and the distance is considerable you have a very risky shot that you should consider carefully-and probably pass. But you can do plenty about getting steady. Many hunters carry bipods and shooting sticks; others prefer to rest over a daypack. Whatever method you prefer, practice extensively on the range. Get away from the bench and learn how to get steady in field positions fast-and then you’ll have more time to evaluate the shot and make sure of your hold.
Craig Boddington
Elite Pro Staff Member
Host of Gun's and Ammo & SureFire's Tracks Across Africa

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Do You Want To Play Semi-Pro Football?

If your high school football career is over but you still have the itch to strap on the pads and play some football, then you need to check out the Texas Xtreme. They play in the Texas United Football League (TUFL) with over 30 teams from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

The Xtreme will be holding their final tryouts on Saturday, November 4th at 9am at Brownsboro High School's practice field. There is a $20 cash fee due at registration. Players will be tested in the 40, shuttle, and various position skills. You should wear grass shoes, shorts and a white T-shirt.

Former Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne In East Texas

Nebraska Congressman Tom Osborne, the legendary Nebraska Cornhuskers football coach, will be a guest of Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert at an Old Fashioned Bar-B-Que Supper at Harvey Hall on Monday, October 23 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The cost is $25 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selections

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour has hit East Texas.

Texas High quarterback Ryan Mallett will receive his invitation to play in the game Thursday afternoon at Noon in the Texas High Cafeteria.

A member of the Gilmer Buckeyes will receive his invitation to play in the game, Friday at 7:00pm at Buckeye Stadium.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is scheduled for January 6 at Noon.

East Texas High School Players Earning Weekly Honors

Ford is honoring Texas high school football players with weekly honors for their performance on the field. Longview News Journal's Bob Ward is a member of the Advisory Board that helps pick one player in each class every week. The award comes out every Thursday. So far, at least one East Texan has been honored in four of the five weeks.

Week Zero/One: 1A-T.J. Adams, RB, Beckville
Week Two: 3A-G.J. Kinne, QB, Gilmer
Week Four: 2A-Chris Davis, RB, Troup
Week Five: 3A-Justin Sturns, QB, Rusk - 1A-Brock Blair, RB, Union Hill

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Martin's Mill Cager Committs To Texas Tech

Martin's Mill's All-State Center Jordan Barncastle gave a verbal committment to Texas Tech today, even though she hasn't played her junior year of basketball yet. In March, Barncastle scored 25 points to lead the Lady Mustangs to a 61-30 win over Slocum in the 1A Division One State Championship game. Barncastle earned tournament MVP. She was also named 1A Plyer of the Year. Her Dad, Martin's Mill head coach Doug Barncastle says there won't be any waffling on this committment, even though she has two years of high school basketball still to play. Texas Tech is where she has always dreamed of playing.

Hunting Tip: Blazing New Trails

Gander Mountain is nice enough to provide us with periodic hunting and fishing tips. This week, they offer a tip on how to create a new trail for deer.

When deer consistently move by your stand out of range, you can often divert the deer by placing some nearby deadfalls over the existing trail. Then create a new trail leading to your stand area, adding some deer scent with a drag. One of the keys is to wear rubber gloves and boots. You don’t want to leave your scent anywhere. Disturbing the terrain is actually quite natural, as storms come through, leaves fall, branches break and the overall forest changes daily.
Joe Bucher
Elite Pro Staff Member and TV Host

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bull Bash in Longview

There's a cool event coming up in Longview. It's the CBR Bull Bash Tour 2006, Saturday, Octoboer 14th at 8pm at the Longview Fair Grounds. Some of the biggest, and baddest bulls around will be trying to buck off some of the top bull riders in the country, like CBR/PRCA World Champion Matt Austin, World Champion Cody Hancock, and NFR Qualifier Bryan Richardson.

This is such a big event, it will be televised on the Outdoor Channel November 15th.

$15 Reserved in Advance ($20 at the gate)
$10 Adult General Admission ($12 at the gate)
$4 Child General Admission ($6 at the gate) (4 to 12)
3 and under are Free

Tickets are on sale at Cavender's Boot City in Longview, Supercuts in the Target Shopping Center in Longview and Horaney's Feed Store in downtown Longview.

KLTV 7 College Football Schedule For October 14

Here are the games KLTV 7 is scheduled to carry Saturday, October 14.

Missouri @ Texas A&M

Michigan @ Penn Sate

Texas College Players Earn Weekly Honors

Kudos to Texas College defensive back Dathan Brown and tight end Justin Carter. Brown earned Central States Football League Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Carter earned Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Brown picked off two passes in the Steers 21-7 win over Bacone College. One of his interceptions resulted in a 97 yard touchdown. Brown also had two pass break ups and three solo tackles.

Carter scored two of the three touchdowns in the win. The Steers' tight end caught three passes for 58 yards.

Texas College is now 1-0 in conference play as they attempt to defend their conference title.

Monday, October 09, 2006

ETBU Footballer Earns Weekly Honor

MARSHALL, Texas – Running back Brandon Sampson of East Texas Baptist University has been named the American Southwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week following the Tigers’ 41-24 win over McMurry Saturday.

Sampson (5-6, 185) tied a team record with three touchdowns and was the first Tiger to rush for 100 yards this season as ETBU (1-5, 1-3) snapped a five-game losing streak with its seventh consecutive win against McMurry (2-4, 1-3). The record performance came in just his second game at running back this season, as he was a starting cornerback the first three weeks of the year before making the switch due to injuries in the Tiger backfield.

Sampson, a native of Grambling, La., who attended high school at Westside High School in Houston, finished the day with 14 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns. The three scores tied the team record of three rushing touchdowns set previously by Tauborick Thursby on Oct. 30, 2004, against Mary Hardin-Baylor and by Phil Van Cleave on Sept. 18, 2004, against Howard Payne.

It was the second straight game a player had either set or tied a team single-game record for touchdowns for the Tigers. In a 31-28 loss to Texas Lutheran on Sept. 30, Van Cleave set a team mark for passing touchdowns with four, and wide receiver Jason Gray tied a team record with three receiving touchdowns.

Two of Sampson’s touchdowns Saturday came in the fourth quarter and helped ETBU seal its first win since the regular season finale last year, which was also against McMurry.

Sampson and the Tigers face another huge test this week, as they travel to Abilene to face nationally-ranked Hardin-Simmons at 2 p.m. on Saturday. ETBU is 0-6 all-time against the Cowboys since joining the ASC in 2000.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hunting Tip: The Buck Stops Here!

Gander Mountain periodically sends me hunting and fishing tips from their pro staff memebers. Here's a hunting tip from Pro Staff Manager Mike Kurre:

The best reason to build a mock scrape is to draw a buck into range and hold him there for the shot. Once you find a spot with a low hanging branch within range (archery or firearms), kick out the grass or weeds with your rubber boots in a 2 foot circle. Using rubber gloves, scar up the branch over your scrape and snap one tip so it points straight down, but don't break it off completely. This will create a "worked over" look. Then add a scrape dripper with estrus scent and you’ve created your own mock scrape.

Mike "Cold Front" Kurre
Pro Staff Manager

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

KLTV 7 College Football Schedule For Oct. 7

Here are the college football games to be aired on KLTV 7 this Saturday.

National Broadcast:

Texas vs. Oklahoma @ Cotton Bowl

Regional Broadcast:

Nebraska @ Iowa State