Friday, January 28, 2011

LSC Roundup 1-28 is reporting that Chance Wallace, QB Canton HS, has committed to Tarleton State.
From Smoaky...
"Wallace completed 229-373 passes for 3,421-yards and 37-TD's, and ran for 874-yards on 152-carries and 15-TD's.

His career stats are mind-boggling as he completed 706 of 1,111 passes for 9,205-yards and 93-TD's."


Basketball opponents stifled any scoring - Nick Gholson, Times Record News
West Texas A&M 44, Tarleton State 36.

At first glance, it looks like a Lone Star Conference football score. In fact, the last two times these LSC schools met on a football field, the final scores were somewhat similar, 48-17 and 49-35. both games won by WT. But 44-36 was actually the final score of a basketball game — a men's basketball game — played Wednesday night in Canyon.

The 44 points matched the fewest points the Buffaloes have scored in Rick Cooper's 18 seasons as head coach at WT. His 1994-95 team was whipped 77-44 by Kansas State. The 36 points were the fewest the Texans have scored in the 23 years that Lonn Reisman has coached them. The previous low had been 40, also against WT back 17 years ago.

Cooper swears it was good defense by both teams that led to a final score that you would expect to see in a Saturday morning kids' game at the Y rather than one between two of the better Division II college teams in the country.

"This game was a good defensive effort by both teams. It was definitely a steel-toe boots kind of game," the WT coach said.

Reisman saw it a bit differently.

"We probably played the poorest offensive game that we have played this year. Execution was horrible," he said.

Since I wasn't at the game, I called a friend to get his take on things. Bad defense or bad offense?

"It was hellacious defense and poor shooting," said Phil Woodall, the radio voice for WT.

Improved Javelinas track and field teams still building - George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller Times
As the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons dawn at Texas A&M-Kingsville, fourth-year coach Ryan Dall is willing to sacrifice a few points at the Lone Star Conference meet in order to retool his teams for next season.

That doesn't mean there isn't reason for optimism this season, which begins Friday at the Houston Invitational indoor meet.

"Last year we obviously took a big step up. But our conference is so strong, we had four teams in the top 25 last year at some point during the outdoor season," Dall said. "In order to win the conference you've got to go up there with 30 scorers. So I feel like if we kind of give some of our younger guys another year of experience, and then bring in a couple more guys on top of that, that can impact right away recruiting-wise, that gives us our best shot to make it happen next year.

"So we're really going to be focused on those men's relays this year and our women's field events are going to be our strong point," he said.

Moore Takes Over Women's Tennis - TAMK Sports

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS – Texas A&M-Kingsville Director of Athletics Kenneth Oliver introduced Josh Moore as the new head women’s tennis coach on Friday.

Moore is a former collegiate tennis player who comes to the Javelinas from the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch where he is a Tennis Professional. He is a certified United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Professional 1.

“Josh (Moore) is a good fit for Texas A&M-Kingsville,” said Oliver. “He brings the energy and enthusiasm needed to start a program and we are excited to have him join the staff.”

Moore has worked with a number of top tennis coaches in the United States throughout his playing days and time at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy. During that time he has also worked with some top players including Ryler Dehart, former NCAA #1 Singles player who made it to the second round of the 2008 U.S. Open, Kevin Anderson, owns a tournament semi-final victory of Novak Djokovic in 2008 and Jeroen Joling, a former top 20 junior player from the Netherlands.

Moore has been involved in numerous tennis camps including USA Junior Team Tennis and as the Tennis Instructor for the City of Brownwood, TX.

Moore graduated from Howard Payne University with a B.S in Exercise and Sport Management. He played at both Howard Payne and Cloud County Community College.

The Javelinas will begin competition during the 2011-12 school year. Moore replaces Meenakshi Sundaram who originally accepted the position, but later declined to accept a position elsewhere.

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