Monday, June 8, 2009

LSC Roundup 6-8

2 Rams receive honors from baseball writers
Angelo State juniors Chris Adamson and Keith Towne were named by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) to its All-America team released Thursday afternoon.

Four Wildcats honored
ABILENE -- Four ACU baseball standouts have been voted to two more all-America baseball teams, which were released Friday. Junior relief pitcher Brad Rutherford and senior catcher Jordan Schmitt were each voted to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association team, while Schmitt, senior outfielder Thomas Bumpass and junior shortstop Willie Uechi were each voted to the Daktronics all-America team.

These 2 Hurricane Katrina graduates made DFW home
A large, close family and the festive season of Mardi Gras always made Bruce Johnson think New Orleans would be his home forever. Justin Reeves was just getting used to living in the Crescent City.

Oil Bowl is still special
Canyon's Allison, Wesley garner medals
Strawn's Lindsey 'settles' for state title
Gobblers bring home gold in 1,600 relay

Bell an all-round nice guy
On Day 1 of (t)raining camp, Dalton Bell proved to be the rare quarterback who does not insist upon protection. Bell was offered coverage, in the form of an umbrella, in the early stages of an interview after the Saskatchewan Roughriders concluded practice Sunday on Taylor Field.

"No, we're good,'' Bell said, cordially.

Then the skies opened up. In good conscience, I could not allow an interviewee to be saturated -- and my column to be washed away in the process. So I pulled out the umbrella and attempted to keep both of us dry. The downpour was momentary, so I gracefully dropped the umbrella, along with my notes. As I fumbled around, Bell was thoughtful enough to pick up my roster.

So why am I telling you this? It is, after all, a trivial detail. But little things often reveal the most about a person.

He is, I discovered, as advertised.

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