Northeastern State captures LSC Golf men's championship
Northeastern State won its fourth title in five years with a 7-under par final round to claim the 2009 men's crown at the Lone Star Conference Golf Championships as play concluded at WinStar Golf Course in Thackerville, Okla.
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Tarleton State wins LSC women's golf championship
Tarleton State led from start to finish en route to its third Lone Star Conference Women's Golf Championship as play ended at WinStar Golf Course in Thackerville, Okla.
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Cuero native leads Javelinas
Jason Gonzales has been coaching baseball for 15 seasons, but it rarely matters when people find out he played on Cuero's 1987 state championship football team.
"The first thing they always ask is do you know Robert Strait," Gonzales said of his former teammate. "Football always comes up first. That's always the way it's been. But people forget that we won a few games in baseball, too."
Gonzales was an all-state shortstop, and the Gobblers advanced to the Class 3A regional final during his senior year before he embarked on a path that led to his being named the head baseball coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville in August.
Longball lifts Rams, sets record
When the Angelo State University baseball team needed a home run from its longball leader the most, Keith Towne delivered.
And in the process, the junior designated hitter became the Lone Star Conference single-season home run record-holder.
With a runner on and the Rams down by two in the bottom of the eighth inning, Towne hit his 24th home run of the season over the right-centerfield wall, extending his single-season home run record and setting a new LSC mark in the process.
Javelinas softball closes regular season in style
KINGSVILLE — The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team will head into the Lone Star Conference postseason on a positive note after sweeping a doubleheader from University of the Incarnate Word, 7-1 and 5-2, on Senior Day Tuesday at Hubert Field.
Senior pitcher Courtney Rigamonti added to her already lofty statistics this season for the Javelinas (31-20) by shutting down the Cardinals (24-29) in the first game, then closed out the second game. In game 1, Rigamonti allowed just two hits and walked a batter while allowing a lone unearned run. She struck out seven en route to picking up her LSC-leading 26th victory of the season. In game 2 she pitched two perfect innings to earn her fourth save of the season.
D-II: Central Washington's Reilly worth an NFL look
Reilly is one of the top half-dozen players in the Division II ranks this season and is one of a likely 10 or 12 small schools players who are expected to be drafted. A handful of other players will likely earn free agent looks from the NFL.
1. Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian, 6-0, 181, Wide Receiver
Knox came from the junior college ranks (Tyler J.C.) to establish himself as a star in the high-powered Abilene Christian offense (118 catches for 2,227 yards in two years). His soft hands, concentration skills and 4.3 speed could make him the first small-school player drafted. Knox also showed some ability as a return man in college. He improved his stock with a fine week at the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game. Projection: 4th round.
6. Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian, 5-11, 195, Running Back
Scott has rebuilt his reputation at Abilene Christian after some off-field issues, including several arrests, early in his career. The Central Arkansas transfer (1,026 yards, 11 TDs, 6.3 average in one year there) finished second in Division II with 2,156 rushing yards and also piled up 28 touchdowns as a senior. He performed solidly during his week at the Texas. vs the Nation all- star game. Scott is a speedy all-around back, who is strong for his size and can run inside or outside. He should also be a factor in the passing game. Projection: 6th round.
17. Charly Martin, West Texas A&M, 6-1, 205, Wide Receiver
Martin came on strong during his final two seasons, taking advantage of his size to become a prospect. He has a reputation for catching almost any ball near him, but doesn't have elite speed and struggled some with shoulder and ankle injuries during his college career. Martin has plenty of intangibles, and was a good student and team captain. He could develop as a possession receiver in time, though he is somewhat raw. Projection: Free agent.
19. Keith Null, West Texas A&M, 6-3, 232, Quarterback
Null has the size and throwing ability to get an NFL look after finishing second in Division II in passing last season. Null threw for 5,097 yards and 48 touchdowns in the high-octane West Texas A&M attack, but he was intercepted 15 times. He also completed 68.5% of his passes. But Null is still very unpolished and would be a developmental player in the NFL. Projection: Free agent.
Other players, by position, who might end up in NFL camps include:
Quarterback: Billy Malone, Abilene Christian
Running Back: Ben Birmingham, Central Oklahoma
Wide Receiver: Jarrett Byers, Northeastern Oklahoma State
Offensive Line: Tommy Crowley, West Texas A&M; Joseph Thompson, Abilene Christian
Defensive Line: Dexter Manley, West Texas A&M; Brandon Swain, West Texas A&M
Linebacker: Courtney Vincent, Tarleton State
Cornerback: Tremaine Wright, Tarleton State
Free Safety: Dominique Brooks, East Central Oklahoma
Former ACU star Bernard Scott believes he'll be a draft-day steal
CARROLLTON, Texas — Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott didn’t know much about Randy White before Scott began training under him earlier this year. He was, after all, only 4 years old when White’s 14-year career with the Dallas Cowboys ended.
“I knew that he played for the Cowboys, but I didn’t realize how good he was,” said Scott, who was a standout player at Vernon High School. “I didn’t realize he was a Hall of Famer.”
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Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian, 6-0, 185, 4.29 One of the fastest players in the draft, he will be drafted after catching 118 passes for 2,227 yards and scoring 30 touchdowns.
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