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Private school bill passed by Senate, goes to House for consideration
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S.B. 1214, by Patrick, and H.B. 2322, by Garza, are companion bills relating to allowing participation of private schools in UIL-sponsored activities. S.B. 1214 passed out of the Senate last Friday and is headed to the House of Representatives. It is of extreme importance for all of our coaches to ­IMMEDIATELY contact their state representative in the House as well as the representatives on the Public Education Committee, the speaker of the House (Joe Straus) and the representatives on the Calendars Committee to voice opposition to S.B. 1214 and H.B. 2322. More

FW Western Hills coach victim of budget cuts
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In 44 years of coaching, Jim Wall has won more than 600 games and seen more than 100 of his players advance to the next level. He still has a passion to coach, and wants to make it to year No. 45. But Wall won't be on the Fort Worth Western Hills bench, where he has spent the last 14 years. More

Corpus Christi ISD looks at potential cuts in athletic programs
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Corpus Christi ISD officials are looking at cuts in athletics including not paying for letter jackets and reducing athlete travel. Trustees suggested ads on buses, sponsorships for uniforms and a participation fee for athletics to raise money. More

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New rules aimed at players' protection
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This fall, if a UIL athlete in any sport is suspected to have a concussion, he or she will be required to sit out the rest of the game or practice and must be cleared by a health care professional before returning to practice or competition. More

Muleshoe's Turnbow a two-sport phenom
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Muleshoe senior Tyson Turnbow woke up at 5:30 a.m. Monday in Austin and headed to the World of Tennis at Lakeway, where he won his boys singles state quarterfinal against Irving North Hills' Chris Gang, 6-0, 6-3. As soon as the match ended, Turnbow sped over to the Roy Kizer Golf Course and teed off in the Class 2A state golf tournament. He fired a 75 in the first round, putting him in first place. More

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Dripping Springs' Tuck a star like his sister
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When Dripping Springs catcher Jeff Tuck takes the field, No. 17 is stitched across the back of his jersey, just as it has been for two seasons. It's the same number he wore during his three seasons as the Tigers' varsity quarterback. But most important, he says, it was his sister Brittany's number. More

Fast-growing lacrosse may one day be UIL sport
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At 9 a.m. Saturday, several hundred fans assembled in Houston's Woodforest Stadium for the state championship tournament. It wasn't football or soccer that drew the crowd. In fact, it wasn't any University Interscholastic League-sanctioned event but rather lacrosse, a sport that is growing rapidly in the state. More

SA Madison hires boys basketball coach
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Chris Romine was approved as Madison boys basketball coach at a North East ISD school board meeting. Romine, 41, spent the past four seasons at League City Clear Creek and also coached at Georgetown with a career record of 145-151. Clear Creek was 21-7 last season and won the District 24-5A title. More

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Poppy announces retirement at McAllen ISD
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After years of flirting with retirement, McAllen ISD athletic director Poppy Rodriguez will step down June 16. Rodriguez called it a difficult decision to end a career the spanned six decades. He began teaching and coaching for McAllen ISD in 1969 and helped begin athletic departments at McAllen Memorial and McAllen Rowe. More

Softball rule change benefits hitters
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As of this season, the University Interscholastic League changed the pitching distance in softball from 40 feet to 43, making the pitcher less dominant and the hitter more prominent. More

Tough life lessons push Odessa's Marquez to do his best
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Bradley Marquez is proud to follow in his father's footsteps as a remarkable athlete at Odessa High School. For most of the last three years, that's been in football as Marquez has rewritten the OHS program's rushing and scoring records. Those footsteps now include the sport of track and field. More

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