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Mike Zoffuto, known for Plano East-John Tyler TV call, dies at age 65
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Mike Zoffuto, who coached four Dallas-area high school football teams and led Lake Highlands to the state quarterfinals, died in Amarillo. He was 65. Zoffuto, who gained national fame for his broadcast of the 1994 Plano East-Tyler John Tyler playoff game, choked at the Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home and was in the process of being transported to an Amarillo hospital when he died.

Soccer Academic All-State deadlines approaching
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Alvarez, Bratcher are deans of Central Texas baseball diamonds
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Rudy Alvarez, 64, and Bart Bratcher, 62, have countless stories to tell about their storied careers as high school baseball coaches. Forty years ago, Alvarez took his first varsity position at Austin Travis, his high school alma mater. At the same time, Bratcher was hired to coach at Brazosport. Alvarez stayed at Travis for 25 years and now is in his 15th season at Austin Bowie. Bratcher spent four years at Brazosport, five at Irving and is beginning his 31st season at Round Rock Westwood. More

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Sabbath puts end to Beren Academy's promising season
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Beren Academy was slated to play in the TAPPS 2A state tournament this weekend, but because the game times conflict with the observation of the Jewish Sabbath, they will have to forfeit. "It's disappointing. I've been here 10 years and I've always known where our priorities lie," said Chris Cole, Beren's basketball coach and athletic director. "We were hopeful and optimistic going in that we could be able to do both — adhere to the religious beliefs here and play basketball." More


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Watching film online helps Illinois high school basketball team
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The Plano High boys basketball team in Illinois has claimed its first regional title since 2005 thanks in part to studying game tapes on the Web. "The best thing for us is the kids can watch film online, so many of them had already seen the Gordon Tech game film," third-year Plano coach Brett Moore said. "All of the sports at Plano are able to use It's the same program a lot of colleges and pros use. The coach can upload the video and the kids can watch on their own." More

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Former Crosby coach Kevin Flanigan hired as Beaumont West Brook football coach
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Kevin Flanigan was named as Beaumont West Brook's next football coach at a Beaumont ISD board meeting. Flanigan, 45, a Lumberton High School graduate who grew up in Beaumont, comes to West Brook from Crosby, where he coached for seven seasons before he announced his resignation in November. Flanigan coached Crosby to the playoffs in each of those seven seasons, as he tallied a 51-38 record. More


Joe Machnik's nationally recognized "go to goal" No.1 Soccer Camps (co-ed, day and residential ages 8-18) return to University of Dallas June 2-10.

Cleburne hires Jeff Merket as new football coach
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The Cleburne Yellow Jackets have a new head football coach following board of trustees action. Jeff Merket, who has been the offensive coordinator at Brownwood since 2009, was named to Cleburne's head coaching position after being listed as one of three finalists. In the three years Merket was on staff, Brownwood was a regional finalist twice and made it to the state semifinals in 2010. More

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Hamshire-Fannett coach Don Price hired at Houston C.E. King
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Hamshire-Fannett football coach Don Price accepted a job as the new head football coach at Class 4A C.E. King High School in Houston. Price went 3-17 in two seasons at Hamshire-Fannett, but inherited a team that went 0-10 the year before he arrived. Before he coached at H-F, Price coached 11 seasons at Barbers Hill and had a 99-35 record. More

Keeping score has deeper meaning for Edinburg coach, daughter
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A coach's daughter, Lorraine Cuellar dreaded telling her father she didn't want to play basketball anymore. It didn't make it easier that her father happens to be Edinburg High boys basketball coach Zeke Cuellar. Instead of getting mad at his daughter, Cuellar gave Lorraine her old job back — keeping the book at the scoring table. More

Hull-Daisetta head football coach/AD job open
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The Hull-Daisetta head football coach/athletic director position has been open since Feb. 23, and superintendent Mary Huckabay said she has received 29 applicants for the position. The job came open when Joe Slack was reassigned on Feb. 23. The applications for the position close March 9. Huckabay said a committee of community members and administrators will interview selected candidates March 21-22. More
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