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April 22, 2009
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Suggs Named Ball High Football Coach
from The Galveston County Daily News
David Suggs has been given the assignment of leading the Ball High football team back to gridiron glory. The Galveston Independent School District board unanimously approved the hire of the 49-year-old Aldine Nimitz head coach as the high school’s next athletic coordinator/head football coach. He replaces Ron Holmes, who announced his retirement after six seasons as the Tornadoes’ head football coach. More    E-mail article

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Franklin's Rachael Mack Sets 1-5A Record in Long Jump
from El Paso Times
Her legs were less than 100 percent, and a cold breeze didn't help matters for Rachael Mack. No matter. The Franklin senior stepped onto the runway, ran down with flawless form and long jumped herself into the District 1-5A record books with textbook technique with a mark of 18 feet, 2 inches. More    E-mail article

Stevens Ascends to First District Crown
from San Antonio Express-News
Losing one of the nation's fastest sprinters would have crippled most teams. Stevens didn't miss a beat without the injured Rynell Parson, winning five individual running events and sweeping all three relays en route to the first district title in school history Friday at Gustafson Stadium. The Falcons claimed the 28-5A crown with 196 points, 64 more than runner-up Warren. More    E-mail article

If the System is Not Broken, Don’t Fix It
from Cy Fair Sun
The separation of public and private schools at the high school level is a very good thing, and both parties appear to be content with the current setup. But State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) wants to change the landscape of high school athletics in Texas. Public high schools in Texas compete in the University Interscholastic League (UIL), and private schools have membership in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and other similar organizations. Patrick is the author of a bill that would require the UIL to admit private schools into its ranks, starting in 2010-11. The senate bill made it out of the Senate Education Committee and is expected to be heard soon on the Senate Floor. More    E-mail article

Frisco Softball Coach is in No Hurry to Leave
from Dallas Morning News HS Game Time
Just nine years ago, Frisco had only one high school and it competed in Class 3A. Now the city has four high schools, all of which are in 4A, and a fifth school is set to open in the fall. Obviously, a lot has changed this decade. But one thing has not, and Frisco softball coach Max Bledsoe doesn't intend for that to change anytime soon. The only coach the Frisco softball team has ever known is not retiring. But Bledsoe understands why rumors of his retirement might be floating around as this season heads toward the playoffs. More    E-mail article

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Pflugerville's Sister Act has Foes Seeing Double
from Austin American-Statesman
Diedre and Haley Outon have left people seeing double for most of their lives. But for the past three years, the identical twins from Pflugerville High School have been busy giving Central Texas hitters double vision as one of the area's top softball pitcher-catcher combinations. More    E-mail article

Polytechnic Hitter is Also a Savvy Base-runner
from Fort Worth Star Telegram
Whether it is a sacrifice, stealing a base or rattling an opposing pitcher, Emilio Romo will do whatever it takes for his team. Despite his team-first attitude, Romo, a senior at Fort Worth Polytechnic, is putting up some incredible numbers. As of last week, Romo was hitting .565, third among area 4A players, had knocked in 19 runs, scored 25 times and was tied for the 4A area lead with 18 steals. But none of that means anything to him. More    E-mail article

Wildcats Race to District Track Crowns
from Corpus Christi Caller-Times
As host of the District 30-4A meet, Gregory-Portland had the advantage of running on its own track. The Wildcats didn't waste the opportunity. Led by sophomore Britny Biles, G-P scored 271 points more than twice as much as any other team to run away with the girls championship. The Wildcats, meanwhile, finished with 185 points in winning the boys title. More    E-mail article

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