Monday, April 28, 2014

LSC Weekend Roundup

LSC Scoop Regional Baseball Rankings
  1. Colorado Mesa - 65.0 - (Last Week 65.2)
  2. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 60.9 (60.2)
  3. West Texas A&M - 60.54 (61.9)
  4. St. Edward's - 60.50 (59.1)
  5. St. Mary's - 57.2 (58.4)
  6. New Mexico Highlands - 54.8 (54.1)
  7. Angelo State - 53.9 (55.7)
  8. Tarleton State - 53.4 (53.0)
  9. Eastern New Mexico - 51.5 (52.3)
  10. Colorado State-Pueblo - 51.3 (52.3)

National Polls
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
9. Colorado Mesa (14 LW)
13. Texas A&M-Kingsville (19)
16. St. Edward's (15)
27. West Texas A&M (16)
RV - St. Mary's

D2Baseball
6. Colorado Mesa
9. St. Edward's
22. St. Mary's

College Baseball Lineup
7. St. Edward's
8. Colorado Mesa
22. Texas A&M-Kingsville
30. St. Mary's

NCBWA
4. Colorado Mesa
15. Texas A&M-Kingsville
21. St. Edward's
RV - West Texas A&M, St. Mary's

NCBWA Regional
1. Colorado Mesa
2. Lubbock Christian (not eligible)
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville
4. St. Edward's
5. West Texas A&M
6. St. Mary's
7. (tie)Oklahoma Christian
7. (tie) New Mexico Highlands
9. Tarleton State
10. Colorado Mines


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The six-team field has been determined for next week's Lone Star Conference Softball Championship, which will be played over two days at Schaeffer Park on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, starting on Friday, May 2.


      West Texas A&M, Angelo State, Texas Woman's, Midwestern State, Cameron, and Tarleton State qualified for the single-elimination event.

      WT is the top seed and host after winning the LSC Championship for the second time with a 23-4 league record.  ASU is No. 2 followed by TWU, MSU, CU, and TSU.

      Tournament play will begin on Friday, May 2, with four games scheduled to be played at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

      The conference championship will be decided on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m.

      As part of the league's partnership with the Comcast SportsNet Houston regional sports network, the championship game Saturday will be aired live on the CSN Houston.  The title game will be available via live web streaming as well at http://www.csnhouston.com/page/live.

      In addition, all four games on Friday will be web streamed live.  The webcasts are available free of charge.

2014 LONE STAR CONFERENCE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
Schaeffer Park, Canyon, Texas
Friday, May 2
No. 3 Texas Woman's vs. No. 6 Tarleton State, 11 a.m.
No. 4 Midwestern State vs. No. 5 Cameron, 1:30 p.m.
No. 2 Angelo State vs. 3-6 winner, 4 p.m.
No. 1 West Texas A&M vs. 4-5 winner, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 3
Championship, 2 p.m.


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LSC Track & Field Championships this weekend

Things are shaping up for one of the most competitive LSC championships ever for the men.  Here is how things look right now, scoring on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale, based on season best performances to date.

Men
1. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 149 points
2. Angelo Stae - 134 points
3. Texas A&M-Commerce - 120 points
4. Tarleton State - 109 points
5. West Texas A&M - 103.5 points
6. McMurry - 87.5 points
7. Harding - 71 points
8. Eastern New Mexico - 41 points

Women
1. Angelo State - 210
2. West Texas A&M - 145
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 93
4. Tarleton State - 90
5. Texas A&M-Commerce - 80
6. Eastern New Mexico - 57
7. McMurry - 55
8. Harding - 45
9. Midwestern State - 36

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Midweek Hodgepodge

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Basketball coaching news....

TAMK Men - Former Javelina Returns To Kingsville As Head Coach
ENMU Men - Helton Steps Down as Greyhound Basketball Coach
WTAM Men - Winona State's Tom Brown new Buffalo Coach 




Softball Rankings

NFCA National Poll
1. West Texas A&M
7. Angelo State
11. St. Mary's

Official NCAA Regional Rankings (4-23)
1. West Texas A&M
2. Angelo State
3. St. Mary's
4. Texas Woman's
5. Metro State
6. Cameron
7. Midwestern State
8. St. Edward's
9. UC-Colorado Springs
10. Colorado St. - Pueblo




Baseball Rankings

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
14. Colorado Mesa
15. St. Edward's
16. West Texas A&M
19. Texas A&M-Kingsville
23. St. Mary's



NCBWA
6. Colorado Mesa
10. Lubbock Christian (not eligible for postseason play)
16. West Texas A&M
21. St. Edward's
RV - Texas A&M-Kingsville, St. Mary's


College Baseball Lineup
7. St. Edward's
9. Colorado Mesa
17. St. Mary's
20. Lubbock Christian  (not eligible for postseason play) 
28. West Texas A&M


D2Baseball.com National Poll
6. Colorado Mesa
8. Lubbock Christian  (not eligible for postseason play)
9. St. Edward's
15. St. Mary's
29. West Texas A&M

D2Baseball.com Regional Poll
1. Colorado Mesa
2. Lubbock Christian (not eligible for postseason play)
3. St. Edward's
4. St. Mary's
5. West Texas A&M
6. Texas A&M-Kingsville
7. Oklahoma Christian (not eligible for postseason play)
8. Angelo State


and most importantly, the LSCScoop.com regional poll
using the teams D2 winning percentage and their SOS

1. Colorado Mesa - 65.2 (+2.7 over the past two weeks)
2. West Texas A&M - 61.9 (-1.5)
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 60.2 (+1.6)
4. St. Edward's - 59.1 (-0.5)
5. St. Mary's - 58.4 (-0.9)
6. Angelo State - 55.7 (-2.0)
7. New Mexico Highlands - 54.1 (+2.8) 
8. Tarleton State - 53.0 (-.5)
9. CSU- Pueblo - 52.3 (+1.8)
10. Eastern New Mexico - 52.3 (-1.2)


and the NCAA Regional Rankings are now out, and the first seven mirror ours.  The NCAA poll puts CSUP at #8.


Weekly USTFCCCA Rankings

Men
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville
9. Angelo State
15. Tarleton State
17. Texas A&M-Commerce
38. West Texas A&M
41. Eastern New Mexico


Women
7. Angelo State
16. West Texas A&M
19. Texas A&M-Kingsville 
37. Texas A&M-Commerce
57. Tarleton State
98. Eastern New Mexico

South Central Regional
Men
1. Adams State
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville
3. Angelo State
4. Colorado Mines
5. Texas A&M-Commerce
6. Tarleton State
7. West Texas A&M
8. Western State
9. Chadron State
10. South Dakota Mines

1. Adams State
2. Angelo State
3. New Mexico Highlands
4. West Texas A&M
5. Texas A&M-Kingsville
6. Chadron State
7. Tarleton State
8. Western State
9. Texas A&M-Commerce
10. Colorado Mines

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Midweek rankings and whatnot

A&M-Commerce Tabs Burton As Next Women's Basketball Coach
OMMERCE, Texas – A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced on Thursday the hiring of current McKinney Boyd High School boys coach Jason Burton as the eighth women’s basketball coach in the history of the program at a press conference on the A&M-Commerce campus.

Burton, a Plano native who is making the transition to the women’s game after nine years on the men’s side, spent the 2013-14 season as the head varsity boys coach at McKinney Boyd High School and returns to Commerce with strong ties to the University and community after having spent four seasons with the Lions from 2007 to 2011 as an assistant and associate head coach under current head coach Sam Walker.

“We are excited to welcome Jason back to campus,” Ivey said. “His familiarity with A&M-Commerce, the Lone Star Conference, East Texas, the Metroplex and his success as a basketball coach make him an exceptional fit for our institution. He brings with him a wealth of experience at multiple levels, which provides him with a well-rounded knowledge base of what it takes to succeed.  I am confident that he will bring our program back to prominence in the Lone Star Conference.” (Complete release)



Burton Hire Graphic

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A few football items

WT finishes spring drills with another practice - AGN
Texan Football Adds Pair of DI Transfers - TSU Website
LSC co-champs begin spring ball shorthanded - Stephenville Empire Tribune
ENMU Spring Game
Several from Angelo State
Several from Commerce


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Track Rankings from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (hereby forever known as USTFCCCA in LSC Scoop-land). Here is the link for the complete rankings.

National Rankings
Men
1. St. Augustines - 274.99 points
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 186.92
5. Angelo State - 112.88
12. Tarleton State- 71.18
13. West Texas A&M - 67.78
16. Texas A&M-Commerce - 55.49
29. McMurry - 35.54
36. Harding - 27.94
84. Eastern New Mexico - 3.32

As a conference, the LSC is on top with 561.05 points.  The GLIAC is second with 382.21 points.

Women
1. Johnson C. Smith - 162.92
3. Angelo State - 155.74
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 104.72
15. West Texas A&M - 72.55
43. Harding - 21.50
51. Tarleton State - 18.69
58. McMurry - 15.57
63. Eastern New Mexico - 13.94
84. Texas A&M Commerce - 6.38
86. Midwestern State - 5.48

The top three are very tight, with last week's leader, the Rambelles, just 7.18 points behind.  As a conference, the LSC drops into second place with 414.56 points, while the MIAA leads with 414.56.

Regional Rankings
Men
1. Angelo State - 447.26
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 398.14
5. Tarleton State - 308.52
6. Texas A&M-Commerce - 302.97
7.. West Texas A&M - 259.58

Women
1. Angelo State- 513.83
2. West Texas A&M - 308.22
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 303.08
5. Tarleton State - 195.73
10. Texas A&M-Commerce - 145.16


LSC Scoop Conference Rankings
Men
1. Angelo State - 147
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 143
3. West Texas A&M - 124
4. Tarleton State - 121
5. Texas A&M-Commerce - 100
6. McMurry - 85
7. Harding - 63
8. Eastern New Mexico - 13

Women
1. Angelo State - 188.5
2. West Texas A&M - 121
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 115
4. Eastern New Mexico - 69
5. Tarleton State - 64
6. Midwestern State- 61
7. Texas A&M-Commerce - 56
8. McMurry - 51
9. Harding - 37.5

Our conference rankings are based on results to-date and how they would score at the conference meet.  Some events do not have a full compliment of results and some teams may have not yet competed at full strength yet.

One thing, the results to date would indicate a very competitive conference meet this year and numerous individuals and teams ready to make their marks nationally.

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Baseball 
Collegiate Baseball Poll
8. West Texas A&M
Receiving Votes - Texas A&M-Kingsville, Tarleton State, Angelo State

Very tough week for Texas A&M-Kingsville, as they face #23 St. Mary's in a midweek game, and then host  #8 West Texas A&M this weekend.

NCBWA National Poll
6. West Texas A&M
RV - Texas A&M-Kingsville

NCBWA South Central Regional Poll
1. West Texas A&M
2. Colorado Mesa
3. Lubbock Christian (not eligible for post season play)
4. St. Mary's
5. St. Edward's
6. Texas A&M-Kingsville
7. Oklahoma Christian (not eligible for post season play)
8. Angelo State
9. Tarleton State
10 Colorado St. Pueblo


D2Baseball Poll
23. West Texas A&M

College Baseball Lineup Poll
15. West Texas A&M

Tampa and Lander remain #1 and #2 in all of the polls.  After that, there are quite a few differences.



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NFCA Softball Poll
1. West Texas A&M (6th straight week)
11. Angelo State
25. Texas Woman's
RV - Midwestern State

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Tennis (3-26 most recent national poll, 3-19 regional)
Men (region rankings in ()  )
17. Cameron (#1 in region)- Dennis Merdan #41 in singles (5), Rory De Boer #45 (7), Felipe Oyarzun #50 (10),  Merdan/Lencioni #21 in doubles (3)    Angelo Lencioni (20), De Boer/Oyarzun (8)

18. Midwestern State (#2 in region) - Kacper Boborykin #30 (2), Kyle Davidson #34 (3), Gretjak/Toyos #8 (1)     Ramon Toyos (12), Boborykin/Davidson (7)

Women (region rankings in ()  )
18. Midwestern State (#1 in region) - Kayla Casey #33 (5), Casey /Coffman #20 (2)    Amy Clifton (11), Lauren Pineda (12), Taylor Coffman (16), Clifton/Anderson (6), Schorlemmer/Pineda (9)

28. Tarleton State (#3 in region) - Alicia Perez #31 (3), Ivana Zecevic #41 (5), Zecevic/Adas #22 (3)    Melanie Barnes (18), Perez Mitchell (8)

49. Cameron (#4 in region)- no nationally ranked singles or doubles    Angie Torres (13), Paula Gutierrez (14), Samantha Wood (17)   Tornero/Gutierrez (4), Torres/Wood (7)

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and in case you missed it, the Lady Buffs come up just a little bit short in the NCAA Championship Basketball Game.  Here are some links to the recaps.

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State News

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

MSUMustangs.com

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico

Amarillo Globe News - WT Sports