Monday, October 26, 2009

LSC Scoop Update 10-26

His days are filled with good works
A typical day for Jake Rowe goes something like this:
Up at 8 a.m. Reads from the Bible. But only if he really gets up at 8. Lazarus rising from the dead had nothing on a college student rising before noon. From 9 til noon, classes at Tarleton State, where Rowe is a junior majoring in history and contemplating a career in the ministry. Noon to 2, works out or watches film. Lunch, too. Maybe a little face time with his girlfriend, if he can work her in. Maybe not, if she reads this. At 3, football practice.

After dinner, the schedule depends on what day it is. On Tuesdays nights, Rowe attends a ministry for college athletes. Wednesdays, it's a smaller ministry tailored for a few teammates. Thursdays, it's a whopper, 250 to 300 kids of all types hanging out in a renovated airplane hangar, listening to Christian bands and speakers. From 10 until midnight or 1 a.m. most nights, he studies.

On Saturdays, Rowe is a 6-3, 230-pound defensive end for the Texans, contenders in the Lone Star Conference. Sundays he spends at Rocky Point Baptist Church in Stephenville.

Monday and Friday nights apparently are up for review. Anything else, Jake?

Hottest brand going?
West Texas A&M head football coach Don Carthel on Saturday night proclaimed his Buffs as the "hottest team" in the Lone Star Conference. It would be difficult to argue with that.

The Buffs have won three in a row - only Tarleton State can equal that run - and it isn't like the Buffs have been playing cupcakes.

WT has beaten Eastern New Mexico (which entered the Oct. 10 game with the best offense in Division II, at least on paper); former No. 1 and previously undefeated Abilene Christian (besting the Wildcats on their turf Oct. 17) and knocking off a 6-2 Angelo State squad Saturday night in its home finale at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

"I'm really proud of these guys. They have overcome so much adversity and they keep working and keep plugging," Carthel said. "It is a tribute to them and their work ethic to see them get some satisfaction out of this season."
Related: WT ASU Slideshow

Javs' Winborn sets record in win over ENMU (with video)
KINGSVILLE, TX--It was a homecoming for the ages Saturday night at Javelina Stadium, as the Javs' Fred "Hollywood" Winborn broke legendary running back Johnny Bailey's single rushing mark in A&M-Kingsville's 38-31 win over Eastern New Mexico.

LSC picture coming into focus, but big games still left to play
Four teams began Saturday tied for the overall lead in the Lone Star Conference football race. Now, there are only two — Tarleton State University and Texas A&M-Kingsville — with two games left in the regular season.

No. 11 Tarleton State beat No. 9 Abilene Christian University 13-6 in Stephenville to knock the defending LSC champion Wildcats out of first place, and No. 14 Kingsville held off Eastern New Mexico 38-31 to remain at the top with the Texans. ngelo State, the other team that began the day tied for the LSC lead, was hammered 43-15 by West Texas A&M in Canyon.

There’s still no telling how the LSC race will play out. Kingsville plays ACU in a must-win game for both teams on Saturday at Shotwell Stadium. The loser will likely miss the cut for the NCAA playoffs. The Javelinas finish at home against Angelo State. Tarleton State still must go to Angelo State on Saturday, then finish at home with West Texas A&M — probably the hottest team in the LSC.

General News
Four To Be Inducted Into SWOSU Hall of Fame

Basketball News
Former Lions Standout Kevin Widemond Dies in Portugal
Former Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball player Kevin Widemond died on Sunday in Portugal.

Collected Wisdom of UCO men's basketball coach Terry Evans
Terry Evans played high school basketball for Millwood’s storied program before beginning a highly successful career at Oklahoma under Billy Tubbs. These days Evans makes his living coaching the men’s basketball team at Central Oklahoma where he’s spent the last eight years. Evans talks about raising his son with his wife Terri and what he does to relax and get away from it all.

Cross Country News
Championships Results
MSU, ACU claim LSC Cross Country Championships
No surprise, ACU men win conference XC title
Wildcats extend LSC streak to 19
MSU claims second straight LSC cross country title
Bazaldua leads Lady Buffs to fifth-place finish in LSC
Women 2nd at LSC, men 5th
Fantastic finish for CU at LSC's
Bronchos Finish 4th In LSC Meet
Three ECU runners earn all-conference
Greyhound Record Their Highest Finish Ever at LSC Championships, Zias Place Seventh
W. Cross Country: SE Runs at LSC Championship
Men finish second, women place sixth at LSC XC Championships
Tyler Tyndell Earns All-Lone Star Conference Honors for Third-Straight Year at LSC Championshps; Men Finish 7th and Women Finish 11th
Alvarado Runner-Up at Conference
Dandena Takes 15th at LSC
M. Cross Country. West Texas A&M Places Sixth at Lone Star Conference Championships

Soccer News
ACU, WT finish in a scoreless tie
W. Soccer. #19 Lady Buffs Tie Abilene Christian, 0-0
M. Soccer. #6 Buffs Battle Tough Wind Conditions to Tie #11 Mustangs in 2OT, 1-1
No. 11 MSU, No. 6 West Texas A&M draw, 1-1
No. 6 Buffs manage tie with No. 11 Midwestern
Rambelles keep their playoff chances alive
Soccer snaps skid
Early goals haunt MSU women, 2-0
Big Win
TWU blanks Lady Tigers, 3-0
Zias Drop Home Finale in Heartbreaker to Angelo State, 1-0
Lions Post 4-1 Win on Senior Day
TWU soccer wins third straight on Senior Day against East Central

Volleyball News
W. Volleyball. Lady Buffs Sweep East Central to Remain Undefeated in LSC
Rambelles extend LSC winning streak to four matches
Wildcats Put Away Aggies 3-2
CU almost steals win from ACU
'Belles sweep MSU
Lady Tigers fall to No. 6 West Texas A&M
Adom Sparks Bronchos
Zias Drop Heartbreaker to Southeastern Oklahoma in Home Finale
Volleyball: SE Sets New Win Record with 3-1 Victory
Lions Win in Straight Sets on Senior Day Over Southwestern Oklahoma State
Volleyball falls in four to Central Oklahoma

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