Friday, February 26, 2010

LSC Roundup 2-26

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Women's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Baseball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Baseball Takes Opening Pair

Softball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


ACU softball splits with Midwestern State

Track & Field News
NATHAN WRIGHT: ASU track teams look to build on 2009 work

General News
Baylor Volleyball Gets New Assistant

WACO (February 25, 2010)--Mark Pryor, who spent the past two seasons as the head volleyball coach at Texas A&M-Commerce, has been hired as Baylor’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, head volleyball coach Jim Barnes announced Tuesday.

“We are very happy to have Mark on our staff and in our volleyball family,” Barnes said. “He has been a very successful coach and gotten great experience as a recruiter. Ultimately, being an alumnus of Baylor, he has a real passion for Baylor. I think that will really come across when he is trying to get the top student-athletes to come here. Mark relates to players really well, and I think he is just a really good Baylor fit.”

A 10-year collegiate coaching veteran and 1995 Baylor graduate, Pryor started his collegiate career at the University of Louisiana-Monroe (1997-98) as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator, while earning his master’s degree from the school. He then served as the head coach at North Central Texas College for one season (1998-99), before spending one season as a volunteer assistant at New Mexico State (1999) and one year with USA Volleyball (2001). Pryor spent two seasons (2001-02) as the head coach at Southwest Baptist and two seasons (2003-04) as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Boise State, before moving back to ULM as the head coach during the 2005 season. After getting out of collegiate coach for two years, Pryor came back to his most recent position as the head coach at TAMU-Commerce in 2008-09.


Bronchos Bounce SNU

Thursday, February 25, 2010

LSC Roundup 2-25

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Another overtime thriller





DURANT — Former pitcher for the Savage Storm baseball team, Nathan Johnson, 23 of Latta, team died Tuesday at the OU Medical Center from brain trauma sustained during a Toughman competition in Oklahoma City over the weekend according to reports.

The Southeastern athletics family was saddened to learn of the passing of former baseball player Nathan Johnson on Tuesday afternoon.

Johnson was a pitcher for the Savage Storm from 2008-09, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health in Dec. of 2009.

“The Southeastern Oklahoma baseball team has been saddened this week by the injury and death of Nathan Johnson,” said head coach Mike Metheny. “Nathan was an outstanding pitcher and leader for our baseball team the past two seasons. He was a great Christian young man and an inspiration to all those with whom he came in contact. While we mourn these circumstances, we can truly celebrate Nathan’s life and the many memories as we were blessed to have him as a part of the Southeastern baseball program.”


Softball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


General News
Aggies survive scare, win 5-4
CU women's tennis takes it to OBU

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lone Star Conference Baseball weekly release (02/24/10)

LSC Baseball Quick Notes
Lone Star Conference action continued last week.

LSC Baseball teams are 66-55 overall this season. In the NCAA South Central Region, the LSC is currently 3-0 combined versus Heartland Conference squads and 5-1 against the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

Teams are competing for one of six spots in the Lone Star Conference Championship to be held in Abilene, Texas, May 1-2-3-4.

Diamond Players of the Week
HITTER
Blake Gentry, Southeastern Oklahoma, So., Outfielder, Pocola, Okla./Pocola HS
Gentry continued his hot hitting, batting .600 for the weekend in a 3-1 series victory over Northeastern State in conference play. Gentry collected at least two-hits in each game, going 9-of-15 on the weekend. He scored four runs and added three RBI. Gentry slugged .733 for the week and posted an on base percentage of .625. He also added a sacrifice hit and a pair of stolen bases. He has reached base safely in all 11 games this season, doing so by hit in all but one.

Jason Morriss, Angelo State, Sr., Shortstop, Brisbane, Australia/Marsden State H.S.
Morriss hit .500 with a home run a three doubles as the Rams took 3-of-4 games from Tarleton State over the weekend. Morriss went 6-of-12 from the plate with five runs scored,five RBI and drawing four walks as ASU evened is LSC record. He hit safely in all four games, picking up multiple-hit games twice. In Friday’s second game 18-6 win over the Texans, Morriss went 2-for-4 from the plate with four RBI and two runs scored. He hit his first home run of the season in Saturday’s 4-3 win in the series finale.

PITCHER
Anthony Smith, Eastern New Mexico, Jr., RHP, Palms, Calif./Cal State-Stanislaus
Smith held 19th-ranked Cameron scoreless over 4.1 innings, limiting the Aggies to two singles and a .143 batting average. He picked up two saves during the series, helping the Greyhounds earn a crucial split in a Lone Star Conference road series.

Heath Wyatt, Southeastern Oklahoma, Jr., Pitcher, Searcy, Ark./Searcy HS
Wyatt saved all three wins that Southeastern earned over Northeastern State. He made three multi-inning appearances, going 3.0 innings in game one along with 2.1 and 2.0 in games three and four, respectively. In his 7.1 innings of work he struck out five hitters and allowed three hits and no runs, holding hitters to a .130 average. Wyatt has now appeared in eight of SE’s 11 games and collected five saves total.

LSC Roundup 2-24

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Mustangs regain No. 7 ranking in NABC Division II Poll

2/23/2010
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Midwestern State moved ahead two spots to No. 7 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches' Division II national poll released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs (24-2) rolled to a pair of Lone Star Conference South Division wins last week which included a road win at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday before dusting Abilene Christian Saturday night to extend their home court winning streak to 25 games at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

Midwestern has carried a national ranking for each of the last 12 reporting periods which is the most consecutive weeks an MSU squad has appeared in a national poll.

(Scoop Note: Central Oklahoma dropped out of the poll, but is the top vote getter not ranked. Tarleton State also received one vote)

WT women's golf team finishes fifth

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tarleton coaching job officially posted

By BRAD KEITH
Sports Editor

Three weeks to the day after Sam McElroy resigned at Tarleton State to become defensive line coach at Texas Tech, the opening for a head football coach at Tarleton has officially been posted.

The search stalled recently while the process of making the opening official took place. The job was officially posted on Tarleton's human resources Web site Tuesday afternoon.

The posting lists pay for the position as $95,000 annually, and says at least five years of college coaching as a coordinator is preferred.

Athletic Director Lonn Reisman said 40-50 potential candidates have already expressed interest in the position, and he expects official applications to begin coming in immediately.

"We are still on the same timeline," Reisman said. "We still plan to have a new coach in place by the middle of March."

Plans will go forward with a 4-6 person search committee reviewing all applicants and choosing finalists, according to Reisman.

McElroy resigned on Feb. 2.

Cary Fowler, who has served as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Tarleton for two seasons, was immediately named interim head coach.

Lone Star Conference Softball Weekly Release (02/23/10)

LSC Softball Quick Notes
Non-conference play continued for Lone Star Conference teams last week.

LSC softball teams are 91-64 overall, with a 48-41 mark in the South and 43-23 in the North this season. In the NCAA South Central Region, the women’s teams are currently 32-18 combined versus Heartland Conference squads and 14-9 against the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

Teams are competing for one of eight spots, four from both the North and South Division, in the Lone Star Conference Championship to be held in Seguin, Texas, May 6-7-8.

Players of the Week
NORTH HITTER
Leslie Martini, Cameron, Fr., Outfield, Moore, Okla./Moore HS
Martini had a phenomenal week at the plate for the Cameron Aggie softball team, who participated in the ACU Invitational over the weekend. Martini was named to the All-Tournament Team, and her three home runs and eight RBI led all participants. Her amazing 1.100 slugging percentage is evidence of Martini’s impressive work at the dish, as 7 of her 9 hits were either doubles or home runs. Her solo home run in the tournament opener versus No. 17 Abilene Christian proved to be the winning run in CU’s biggest victory thus far this season.

NORTH PITCHER
Katie Petersen, Midwestern State, Sr., Pitcher, Plano, Texas/Plano West HS
Petersen delivered her second career perfect game in a 1-0 win over Western New Mexico Friday afternoon in the Holiday Inn at the Falls/MSU Invitational, and then followed up with a three-hit shutout of No. 22 West Texas A&M on Saturday. The Plano product needed just 95 pitches to post 11 strikeouts while retiring each of the 21 batters she faced to post MSU’s first 7-inning perfect game in school history. Petersen had fanned 13 batters in a 5 inning, 15-0 run rule at Southwestern Oklahoma on March 3, 2009. She bounced back for her for 26th-career shutout while posting 10 more strikeouts in a 4-0 win over West Texas A&M. Petersen overtook former standout Brittany Willson (68 wins, 2004-06) for the most wins in program history as she improved to 69-30.

SOUTH HITTER
Kristen Cruickshank, Eastern New Mexico, Sr., Pitcher/1B, Glendale, Ariz./Deer Valley HS
Cruickshank hit safely in four of Eastern’s five games last week, including two multiple-hit games. In Saturday’s win over Northeastern State, she hit 3-for-7 with two runs scored and six runs batted in. In the 12th inning of that game, she snapped a nine-all tie with a three-run homer. She also appeared in four games as a pitcher, striking out nine batters over 12 innings.

SOUTH PITCHER
Kimberly Crouse, Eastern New Mexico, Sr., Pitcher/OF, Round Rock, Texas/Hill College
Crouse posted a 2-1 record for the week, including the Zias first win over Central Oklahoma since the 2003 season. She tossed five scoreless innings, scattering five hits and striking out two, while turning in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. Crouse also tossed five one-hit innings in a victory over Northeastern State.

LSC Roundup 2-23

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Women's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Recruiting News


Football News
Packers Will Look At D-II Star

Baseball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Taking the mound Saturday against his old teammates was more difficult for Angelo State’s Scott Crook than he expected.

Crook had to battle a serious case of nerves before settling down and shutting down Tarleton State’s bats in a 4-3 victory over the Texans.

Crook, a Rider graduate who played for Tarleton State last season before transferring to Angelo State, scattered seven hits over 8 1/3 innings and allowed only one earned run. Crook struck out seven and didn’t get the decision as the Rams swept both games of a doubleheader.

“I had huge butterflies before the game,” said Crook, who is 2-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.33. “But I knew that if I hit my spots and threw strikes, I could have success against them like I did in intrasquads last year. I would have liked to get the win but we came out with the victory as a team, and that’s what matters.”


Softball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Golf News
W. Golf. Lady Buffs Swing into 2010 Spring Season
M. Golf. Buffs Tee Off the 2010 Spring Season

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lone Star Conference Basketball weekly release (02/22/10)

LSC Basketball Quick Notes
12 teams have clinched berths in the Lone Star Conference Championship with one week left in the regular season. The four teams in the men’s South Division - Midwestern State, Tarleton State, Angelo State and West Texas A&M - and women’s North Division - Northeastern State, Central Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma and Texas Woman’s - are set. UCO and NSU have secured a spot in the men’s North Division, while WTAMU and Tarleton have qualified in the women’s South Division. For championship history information see page 5 for the men and 8 for the women.

Teams are competing for one of 16 spots, eight on both the men’s and women’s side, in the Lone Star Conference Championship to be held in Bartlesville, Okla., March 3-7.

The LSC men have a 196-155 overall record so far this season, including a 103-73 mark in the South Division and 93-82 in the North. In league crossover play the South has the advantage, 27-22. In the NCAA South Central Region, the men’s teams are currently 24-11 combined versus Heartland Conference teams and 3-2 against the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

The LSC women are 204-172 overall, with a 105-71 mark in the South and 99-101 in the North this season. In league crossover action, the South Division holds a 38-18 record over its North opponents. In the NCAA South Central Region, the women’s teams are currently 25-11 combined versus Heartland Conference squads and 5-4 against the MIAA.

In men’s games played last week, the LSC had four players score more than 30 points, 16 over the 20-point mark and eight double-digit rebounders, while eight recorded double-doubles.
Points, Men: 38, Damian Henderson, SWOSU at ECU
Rebounds, Men: 16, William Slones, SE vs CU
Assists, Men: 11, Jason Ebie, MSU vs ACU
Steals, Men: 4, Two players

On the women’s side, the league had three players over the 30-point mark, 14 with more than 20 points and 10 double-digit rebounders, while nine posted double-doubles in action last week. Top performances included:
Points, Women: 35, Kayla Weaver, TWU at A&M-C
Rebounds, Women: 14, Two players
Assists, Women: 8, Kat Kundmueller, ACU vs Tarleton, ACU at MSU
Steals, Women: 7, Shelby Adamson, Tarleton vs TAMUK

Players of the Week
NORTH MEN’S OFFENSIVE
Jason Jones, Northeastern State, Sr., Center, Cahors, France
Jones scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Northeastern State snapped No. 25-ranked Central Oklahoma’s 16-game winning streak with an 81-74 victory on Feb. 20. The win also avenged the RiverHawks’ 84-50 loss on Feb. 1. Jones was proficient from the field, hitting on 8-of-13 shots, 2-of-4 from behind the arc, and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half as Northeastern State took a 34-32 edge at the break. The win helped the RiverHawks forge a tie for first place in the LSC North race with two games remaining.

NORTH MEN’S DEFENSIVE
No nominations.

SOUTH MEN’S OFFENSIVE
Joe Mincey, West Texas A&M, Jr., Guard, Brunswick, Ga./Glyn Academy
Mincey tallied his second 30-point outing of the season when he nailed 30 points (10-of-16 from the field, 10-of-12 from the line) against Angelo State, in leading the Buffs to an 85-84 win. That contest also saw him grab six rebounds, dish an assist and record a steal without committing a turnover. For the season, the Brunswick, Ga., native stands first among Buff scoring leaders, with a 12.8 ppg. average (16th-best among LSC scoring leaders) while also grabbing 4.1 rebounds per outing.

SOUTH MEN’S DEFENSIVE
Jeremiah Wilson, Tarleton State, Sr., F, Chicago, Ill.
Wilson helped the Texan to two Lone Star Conference South Division victories last week. He recorded a team-high nine rebounds in a 70-60 win at Abilene Christian while pulling down six rebounds in a 78-59 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville in his final home game of the season. Wilson tallied 11 defensive rebounds for the week while adding three blocks and three steals. He averaged 14.5 points per game, scoring 15 at ACU and 14 at home against the Javelinas. The opponents this week averaged .376 from the field and .330 from the arc while Tarleton outrebounded the foes 38.0 to 29.0, including a 52 defensive rebounds for the Texans to just 23 offensive rebounds for the opponents.

NORTH WOMEN’S OFFENSIVE
Jasmine Webb, Northeastern State, Jr., Post, Owasso, Okla./Owasso HS
Webb averaged a double-double this week as Northeastern State took sole possession of first place in the Lone Star North Division race. The Owasso junior post had a game-high 21 points and 14 rebounds on Saturday in an 81-66 win over Central Oklahoma to avenge the team’s only league loss. Webb was 9-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the free throw line in 29 minutes of action. Earlier in the week, Webb scored 13 points in the RiverHawks’ 66-52 win at Texas Woman’s where she was 6-of-9 from the floor. She collected six rebounds, five of those coming on the offensive end. For the week, Webb shot a remarkable .714 from the field and .800 from the charity stripe as Northeastern State improved to 22-5 overall and 11-1 in the LSC North.

NORTH WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE
Megan Fraley, Northeastern State, Jr., Guard, Adair, Okla./Adair HS
Fraley was exceptional of both ends of the court last week as Northeastern State took over sole possession of first place in the Lone Star North at 11-1. Fraley, a guard, was largely responsible in a stellar defensive effort where Texas Woman’s shot 26.9 percent (14-of-52) and Central Oklahoma was held to a season-low 37.3 percent shooting (22-of-59). Fraley’s counterparts she guarded were a combined 8-of-27 from the field. Fraley also produced 29 points, 20 of those coming against UCO where she was 7-of-11 overall, 6-of-10 from the arc with five assists on the day.

SOUTH WOMEN’S OFFENSIVE
Brittnie Haley, Tarleton State, Jr., Forward, Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville
Haley averaged 14.5 points on the week and helped guide the TexAnns to a 2-0 record in the south division and a berth in Tarleton’s seventh straight LSC Tournament. The Duncanville native opened the week with a 22-point effort at Abilene Christian, scoring seven of Tarleton’s final 13 points that included the game winning basket at the buzzer to defeat the Wildcats, 66-64. She then turned in a seven-point effort against the visiting Javelinas on Saturday that helped the TexAnns to a 91-42 win and a spot in the conference tournament. Haley finished the week shooting .650 percent from the floor, pulled down four offensive rebounds and dished out three assists.

SOUTH WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE
Nolisha Markham, Midwestern State, Jr., Forward, Tulsa, Okla./East Central HS
Markham’s block of Jody Meyer’s layup attempt and subsequent rebound with 14 seconds remaining proved critical in helping Midwestern State break a 10-game losing streak by defeating Abilene Christian 64-61 Saturday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The junior from Tulsa’s block enabled the Mustangs to maintain a narrow one-point lead, and then Markham hit two free throws to seal MSU’s first LSC South Division victory. Markham finished with 14 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots, but her play on the defensive end of the floor helped limit ACU’s best scorer to 17 points on 7-of-21 (33.3 percent) shooting the floor. Markham had given MSU its late one-point advantage on a clutch 15-foot jumper with 30 seconds to play.

LSC Roundup 2-22

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Women's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Baseball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Wildcats drop series finale
Aggies split with 'Hounds in opener
Baseball Wins WT Series
Texan Baseball drops both games to Rams on Saturday
Baseball. Bulldogs Overpower Buffs in Game Three, 14-6

Softball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

ACU Finishes Classic with Win
Rambelles avenge loss
No. 19 Rambelles split, again
CU softball goes 5-1 at ACU Invite
Softball: Mustangs flex muscles in 10-1 run-rule of Missouri Southern
Softball. Lady Buffs Down Texas Woman's, 10-2
Softball. Lady Buffs Fall to Midwestern State, 4-0

Track & Field News
Wildcats enjoy big weekend

General News
Three UCO wrestlers elected to D2 Wrestling Hall of Fame

Tarleton State Basketball Game Recap

By BRAD KEITH
Sports Editor
brad.keith@empiretribune.com

Tarleton State (21-5, 9-2) shot an impressive 55.8 percent from the field and completed a season sweep of Texas A&M-Kingsville with a 78-59 win at Wisdom Gym Saturday night.

The Texans are now one win away from at least a share of the Lone Star Conference South Division championship. They are currently tied with Midwestern State and 1.5 games ahead of Angelo State, which hosts Tarleton in next Saturday's regular season finale.

"We worked hard all year to get to this point and tonight was a great way to finish our home schedule," Tarleton head coach Lonn Reisman said. "We only lost once here all year in front of our home crowd and it was a good feeling to come out and play well tonight on senior night."

Devon Hills paved the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double at Tarleton.

Seniors Effran Bryant and Jeremiah Wilson both had big nights in their final home game. Bryant hit four 3-point field goals and scored 16 while dishing out five assists. Wilson scored 14 points and collected six boards.

Corin Henry was also in double figures with 12 despite sitting out the final eight minutes.

Tarleton never trailed after a 9-0 run gave the Texans a 21-13 lead with 7:40 remaining in the opening half. The rest of the half was back-and-forth and Tarleton led 40-30 at the break.

The first two offensive possessions of the second half for Tarleton ended in 3-point field goals by Wilson and Bryant, stretching the advantage to 16.

The Texans were 9-18 (50 percent) from the arc for the night.
TAMUK pulled within 12 on an old-fashioned 3-point play by Antwan Mullins with 12:25 still to go, but the Texans scored the next 12 to move ahead 65-41 with just less than eight minutes left.

Bryant's final 3-ball at Wisdom Gym ended the run. As the team's only four-year letterman, he later checked out to a standing ovation.

"This was really a big night for me and a big night for our team. The emotions were flying for sure," Bryant said. "It was a perfect night."

The Texans out-rebounded the Javs 39-23 and outscored them 32-22 in the paint and 22-4 in second-chance points. Those stats were more than enough to overcome a poor performance at the charity stripe, where Tarleton was 11-27 (40.7 percent).

Bryant said the Texans must now focus only on Angelo State and not worry about the South standings or the South Central Region rankings, in which they are currently fifth.

"We just have to stay focused and not worry about anything but Angelo," Bryant said.

Friday, February 19, 2010

LSC Roundup 2-19

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Women's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Bullinger Earns TACSM Award

Baseball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

ASU Baseball Capsule, 2/19
ECU blows two big leads; falls 22-20


Softball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

ASU Softball Capsule, 2/19
ACU falls to Cameron, Rattlers
Late-Game Comebacks
Lady Tigers sweep St. Gregory's


Tennis News
ECU's two seniors nab double-doubles in win
Bronchos Roll Past Cowley

Golf News
TexAnn golf moves up to No. 7 in national poll


General News
West Texas A&M Officials to Break Ground on Buffalo Sports Park
Event to be held Monday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m.

CANYON, Texas – West Texas A&M University officials and other dignitaries will break ground on the new Buffalo Sports Park during a special ceremony scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. The open-to-the-public event will take place at the site located just north of the Virgil Henson Activities Center .

The groundbreaking will mark a $21.8 million project to renovate the athletic/intramural facilities at WTAMU. The project will entail a complete redo of the campus from east of Jarrett Hall and north to the former site of the University’s Wind Test Center . The University community as well as area residents will benefit from the sprawling complex that will include:

• a competition softball field with seating;
• a competition baseball field with seating;
• a competition combined soccer and track and field facility with seating;
• two combination football and soccer practice fields;
• a three-field intramural and recreational softball/flag football facility with lighting;
• two intramural basketball courts with lighting;
• two intramural tennis courts with lighting;
• a practice field for the WTAMU marching band;
• a grand lawn park activity area with lighting;
• a jogging trail with lighting; and
• rest room, concession and ticket facilities.

PBK Architects of Houston is designing the multi-field facility, and SpawGlass Construction, also of Houston , is the contractor. When the project is completed, it will be home to the largest grouping of synthetic athletic fields in the United States . Playing fields are expected to be completed by fall 2010, and buildings such as concessions and ticket facilities are set for a November/December 2010 completion. The Buffalo Sports Park is just one of several construction projects under way at WTAMU designed to enhance and prepare the campus for future growth as the University enters its second century.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

LSC Roundup 2-18

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Mustangs go outside to handle Javs
No. 9 Midwestern races past Javelinas, 87-74
Hogs Fall Short Against Mustangs
Buffs win at the buzzer
Heartbreaking loss for ASU
Tucker Beats Buzzer, Buffs Beat Rams, 85-84
Heartbreaker in Canyon
CU falls to SOSU with 3 games left
Another One Bites The Dust
Lions Fall to LSC North Division Leader Central Oklahoma, 101-86
Bulldogs turn back host Tigers, 94-88
Men Keep Tourney Hopes


Women's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

WT drops ASU
Cold-shooting 'Belles fall to Lady Buffs
MSU women fall to Javelinas
Buben sets MSU career mark in loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville
Soza Reaches Milestone in Hoggie Win
Pink Night a Success for Lady Buffs with a Win Over Angelo, 64-53
Women fall at #8 WT
Aggie women can't weather storm
Bronchos Bury A&M-Commerce
A&M-Commerce Loses to Central Oklahoma, 92-59
ECU's two seniors nab double-doubles in win
Women Fall to ECU, 84-67


Recruiting News
Dickey ready to make that next level to college football
Several Clemens, Steele players sign with colleges
Shiner's Stafford headed to Tarleton State

ACU ADDS TWO TO SIGNING CLASS
Lance Fleming
Director of Athletics Media Relations

ABILENE – ACU head football coach Chris Thomsen announced two additions to the 2010 signing class, including the nephew of a former Wildcat great.

Thomsen announced Thursday the Wildcats had signed both Cy Wilson and Ronald Fuller to national letters-of-intent for the 2010 season. Wilson is a defensive end from Aledo High School, while Fuller is a defensive end from Houston Stafford High School. Wilson is the nephew of former ACU defensive back Mark Wilson, a first team all-America for the Wildcats in 1983.

Cy Wilson had 147 tackles , nine sacks and 21 tackles for loss in 2009, earning first team all-district and all-state honors for Aledo, which finished 15-1 and won the 2009 Class 4A Division II state championship. As a junior in 2008, the 6-2, 210-pound Wilson had 88 tackles, eight sacks and 14 tackles for loss to earn all-district honors. Thomsen said Wilson projects as a linebacker at the collegiate level.

Fuller (6-6, 245 pounds) was a first team all-District 26-3A selection as both an offensive and defensive lineman.

"Both of these kids are really good-looking players and we're excited to be able to add them to our signing class," Thomsen said.



Football News
Randle's trademark work ethic led him to stardom

Baseball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


UCO Upends No. 1 Hornets

Softball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings


Softball Improves to 6-0
WT softball sweeps doubleheader
Softball. Lady Buffs Sweep Falcons in Game Two of Doubleheader Action, 4-0
Softball. Lady Buffs Take Game One From UTPB, 8-2
Softball Swept by Incarnate Word
TexAnns hit three HRs to claim split with Hilltoppers

Track & Field News
M. Track. WT's Irwin Takes First Place in 5,000 meters

Tennisl News
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tarleton men pick up win No. 20

By BRAD KEITH
Sports Editor
brad.keith@empiretribune.com

Effran Bryant hit five 3-point bombs and scored 21 points Tuesday night as Tarleton State (20-5, 8-2) won its third straight in a 70-60 defeat of Abilene Christian (8-16, 1-8) at Kimbrell Arena Tuesday night.

The victory gave Tarleton head coach Lonn Reisman his 11th 20-win season at the school. Before he took over the program in 1988, the Texans had never won 20 games in a season since becoming a senior college in 1961. The have won 20 games seven times in the last nine years.

Joining Bryant in double figures for Tarleton were Devon Hills with 16 and Jeremiah Wilson with 15. Wilson also grabbed nine rebounds.

A 9-0 ACU run tied the contest at 53-53 with 6:13 to go, but Tarleton answered with eight straight points - five by Bryant and three by Hills - to regain control.

Bryant hit a pair of free throws with 1:46 left to make it 66-56, and ACU got no closer than six in the final moments.

The Texans had to overcome a poor start that saw them fall behind 9-2 just more than six minutes into the game.

Tarleton spent almost nine minutes chipping away at the lead until a jumper by Warren Webb tied the score at 20. Hills put the Texans on top 22-20 moments later, and after an ACU free throw, Bryant drilled a 3-pointer to make it 25-21.

The Texans led 35-31 at the break and pushed the lead to 10 on two occasions in the first eight minutes of the second half before ACU rallied.

Tarleton, which was already assured a spot in the Lone Star Conference championship tournament, grabbed a half-game lead atop the South Division standings. Entering Wednesday night's games, Midwestern State was 7-2 in the South and Angelo State was 6-2.

With two games remaining, Tarleton has secured a top three finish in the South after placing fourth in the division last year.

The Texans' final home game is Saturday against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The men play at 7 p.m. following a 5 p.m. women's contest.

Fw: Lone Star Conference Baseball weekly release (02/17/10)

LSC Baseball Quick Notes
Lone Star Conference action took place last week despite the cold weather and snow. Abilene Christian, Cameron, Eastern New Mexico, Northeastern State and East Central jumped to the top of the standings by winning their respective series.

LSC Baseball teams are 44-34 overall this season. In the NCAA South Central Region, the LSC is currently 3-0 combined versus Heartland Conference squads and 3-1 against the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

Teams are competing for one of six spots in the Lone Star Conference Championship to be held in Abilene, Texas, May 1-2-3-4.

Diamond Players of the Week
HITTER
Travis Latz, Abilene Christian, Sr., Outfield / DH, Tomball, Texas/Tomball HS
Latz led the ACU offensive attack last weekend against Central Oklahoma as the Wildcats took three of four games from the Bronchos. ... The senior outfielder / designated hitter collected 10 hits in 17 at-bats, hit three home runs and drove in seven runs as ACU scored 49 runs in four games. ... In the Wildcats’ 12-1 win on Sunday, Latz was 3 for 5 with three RBI, a double and a home run, falling a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. ... In the second game of Monday’s doubleheader split, Latz was 4 for 4 with a home run, two RBI and four runs scored in the Wildcats’ 20-6 victory. ... In ACU’s school-record 13-run third-inning output, Latz had a home run and single and scored two runs.

Alex Lyons, Cameron, Sr., Left Field, Orem, Utah/University of San Francisco
Lyons had an absolutely phenomenal week as he led the #28 Aggies to a 3-1 road series victory over #18 Angelo State. Not only did he hit for the weekend cycle, Lyons knocked in a team-high 10 RBI on a team-high 10 hits. His offensive production was key to CU’s 45 runs over four games. Lyons also recorded a team-high 3 doubles and the Black and Gold’s only triple. His 1 stolen base was one of CU’s 3 total. While Lyons only had 1 home run, he had a number of balls bounce off of the top of the wall on Friday when the wind was blowing in.

PITCHER
Cameron Aspaas, Abilene Christian, Sr., Pitcher, San Marcos, Calif./San Marcos HS
Aspaas was dominant in his start Sunday afternoon against Central Oklahoma, giving up just one hit through seven innings of work. ... The Bronchos only got one runner past first base against Aspaas, who only walked one batter and struck out two Bronchos. ... Aspaas needed only 76 pitches to work through seven innings.

Mike Ramirez, Tarleton State, Jr., Right-handed Pitcher, Gallup, N.M./Gallup
Ramirez showed one of the most gutsiest performances ever by a pitcher in Stephenville on Monday. The Texans were up 6-0 against visiting Northeastern State, with one out in the top of the sixth inning when Ramirez was struck in the back of the head from a line drive. Ramirez laid on the ground for a few moments, but later got back up to his feet - walked it off and got the next five outs to earn his first complete-game shutout of the season. The junior transfer out of Lamar CC went the full 7.0 innings, allowing just five hits and striking out seven to earn the only shutout thrown in the Lone Star Conference this weekend. Following the win, Ramirez now either leads the LSC or is tied at the top in ERA (0.00), IP (12.0), wins (2) and strikeouts (15).

LSC Roundup 2-17

2010 Signing Day Lists
Abilene Christian
Angelo State
Central Oklahoma
East Central
Eastern New Mexico
Incarnate Word
Midwestern State
Northeastern State
Southeastern Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma
Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M


Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Texans win on the road at ACU, 70-60
Texans run away from Wildcats
Mustangs drop in NABC poll but stay in top 10
WT hopes to stay tough at home
ASU Basketball Capsules, 2/17

Women's Basketball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

ACU drops heartbreaker, 66-64
TexAnns sink buzzer-beater to edge ACU
TexAnns sweep Wildcats with buzzer beater
Lady Buffs test Rambelles


Football News
UIW's Marshall could join UTSA coaching staff
Wildcats to open with Washburn
UH notebook: Scott reluctantly leads in Curl's absence
Kevin Sumlin landed more than the garden-variety graduate assistant when Lee Hays joined the football staff on Monday. Hays is a former offensive coordinator at Baylor and West Texas A&M.


Baseball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

Javs Homer Past Toppers
Baseball Falls to OCU
Rams hold off #13 UIW


Softball News
Box Scores and Stats
Standings

TWU softball falters in doubleheader versus Central Oklahoma
Softball Remains Unbeaten
UCO Sweeps Pioneers

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MSU men’s tennis team goes 5-1 at tournament

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Texas A&M-Kingsville

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University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

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