Friday, June 12, 2009

LSC Roundup 6-12

Major League Baseball Draft
Northeastern State's Joel Eusebio has been drafted by the Oakland A's with the 1,383rd pick in the Major League Baseball Draft. Eusebio, a 2nd team LSC performer, hit .350 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 2009 and had 28 home runs, 145 RBI and scored 134 runs in his four year NSU career.

Eusebio joins Sam Strickland of Texas A&M Kingsville as the only two players from the Lone Star Conference drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

OU football: Justin Chaisson to join team, Justin Johnson transferring
After days of speculation and Internet rumors about Johnson leaving, Stoops confirmed to reporters during the Sooner Caravan in Dallas that Johnson was gone.

"Right now we anticipate him transferring, which is fine," Stoops said. "We'll give him a full release and wish him the best. We wish him the best. Certain guys seek certain things and he feels that's best for him. We want it for him as well."

Johnson was a fourth-string freshman fill-in behind DeMarco Murray, Chris Brown and Mossis Madu last season, rushing for 24 yards on 14 carries. With Madu's move to receiver this season, Johnson was again expected to be fourth string behind Murray, Brown and redshirt freshman Jermie Calhoun.

Johnson was ranked the No. 2 high school running back in the nation by at Gilmer (Texas) High School and was a U.S. Army All-American. He reportedly told an Austin radio station he intends to transfer to Division II Abilene Christian.

DA says Leaf is 'stalling'
Former NFL quarterback and West Texas A&M football coach Ryan Leaf has less than a week to return to Texas before deputies are sent to Canada to retrieve him.

Leaf has been in a drug rehabilitation program in Canada, said his attorney, William Kelly.

Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren said if Ryan Leaf does not turn himself in by Monday or Tuesday, he will begin the extradition process.

"If he wants to play games, we'll do it the hard way. ... We are tired of waiting," Farren said. "We are only going to play this game so long. From Ryan Leaf's point of view, we are under two minutes in the fourth quarter. The game is just about over."

Big cheering section expected for 'King Leonidas'
(This is a nice story on one of the high school seniors we interviewed earlier this year)
Though all the players in the 72nd Oil Bowl will get their fair share of support from the fans, the biggest cheering section will undoubtedly be for Waco Reicher’s Kenneth Cluley, a Wichita Falls native.

“There’s probably 30 to 35 Cluleys in the Wichita Falls area,” said Kenneth Cluley’s dad Joe, “and I don’t think any of us are going to miss it.”

Joe Cluley coached at Wichita Falls High School for two seasons from 1990-1991 and Kenneth was born just before the start of his first season with the Coyotes.

“He has some great stories about that time and still has highlight films from the teams he coached here,” Kenneth Cluley said. “And since I’ve got a whole lot of family here, I’m always up visiting.”

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