Thursday, April 16, 2009

LSC Roundup 4-16

Local roundup: 'Belles sign hoops players, Robert Lee and Garden City win district golf titles; CHS grad in club tennis finals
Angelo State University women's basketball coach Sally Walling Brooks announced Wednesday that four high school players have signed national letters of intent to join the 'Belles for the 2009-10 season.
Brooks was pleased to announce that Waco's Ashley James, Corpus Christi's Leah LeMaire, and twin sisters Lindsey and Morgan Youngblood from Thorndale will be added to the ASU roster next season.

Ray's Williams to join Javelinas basketball team
CORPUS CHRISTI — One by one, Desiree Williams signed her name on multiple scholarship papers Wednesday that will extend her basketball career next season at Texas A&M-Kingsville.

It was tedious work, to be sure. It was nowhere near the effort, however, the Ray High School senior had to conjure simply to walk onto the basketball court the past two years.

Williams has played for the Texans with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament for the past two seasons. The first-team All-South Texas pick is coming off surgery two weeks ago to repair the tear and is in the process of rehabilitating the knee.

Javelinas Notebook
Kingsville High School's Amanda Arriaga will be staying at home for her college softball career after signing a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play with Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The 5-foot-8, third baseman-pitcher has helped the Brahmas to a 23-1 record and No. 5 ranking in the state Class 4A poll.

She has the potential to fill the shoes of Courtney Rigamonti and could get double digit wins as a freshman, said A&M-Kingsville coach Blake Miller, comparing Arriaga to the Javelinas current pitching standout. She is very strong, has a lot of power at the plate and will be a good corner infielder for us.

The Texas Sports Writers Association named Arriaga to its first-team all-state squad as a third baseman as a junior when she helped Kingsville to the regional finals. She was a second-team all-district pick as a sophomore and an honorable mention choice as a freshman.

TexAnns add Bowman to roster
STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton head women’s basketball coach Ronnie Hearne has announced the signing of Shedera Boman to play for the TexAnns next season.

Bowman, a 6-0 forward out of Brownsboro, transfers to Tarleton from McClennan County College where she averaged 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. She earned North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference First Team honors and was also named Newcomer of the Year.

ECU nabs first men's basketball signee
East Central University men’s head basketball coach Terry Shannon has announced his first signing for the 2009-10 season in junior college transfer Lanard Donnell, a 6-4 wing out of Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas.

Donnell averaged 9 points and 4 rebounds for a 21-11 Eastfield team this past season. The Harvesters, coached by Anthony Fletcher, came within one victory from advancing to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament after going 2-1 at regionals. Donnell, who will be a junior next season, played at Lincoln High School in Dallas, where his team captured a state championship his senior year.

Football Features New Look
Spring football drills are winding down at Northeastern State University (OK). With each passing day, enthusiasm and expectations grow as head coach Kenny Evans and staff prepare the RiverHawks for the 2009 campaign.

Despite the season opener is still some four months away, it doesn’t hide the fact this squad will be more skilled and experienced than what Evans inherited when he took over the reins a little more than a year ago.

If the adage, “Perception is reality” applies, the RiverHawks are headed for a breakout year in 2009. In addition to elevating talent at several key positions on both sides of the ball, a new look for Northeastern State’s football program is being unveiled this year. Uniform jerseys, with a return to the true Northeastern State green, and a redesigned helmet logo will be donned by the RiverHawks when they take the field on Aug. 27 against Arkansas Tech.

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