Monday, January 26, 2015

LSC Football Recruiting notes

Note:  Unless otherwise noted, the information below is not confirmed.

Transfer

MSU - Devon Doggett - TE Navarro College

TAMUC - Alfonso Hampton - DL Southwestern JC

TAMUK - Myles Carr - QB/WR Fresno State
TAMUK - Darius Floyd - WR Trinity Valley CC

Commit
ASU - Jesse Drummer - QB Justin Northwest HS
ASU - Cornelio Garcia - RB East View HS
ASU - Nicholas Lambert - WR/DB San Angelo Central HS
ASU - Kaleb Carroll - OL/DL Miles HS
ASU - Lane Oliver - OL/DL Wall HS
ASU - Roderick Harris - LB/DE Waco HS
ASU - Justin Jackson - LB Ridge Point HS
ASU - Colton Wilson - LB Miles HS
ASU - Mark Domino - LB Blinn JC
ASU - Jake Poppenger - LB Centennial HS
ASU - Kevin Wharry - DB Kilgore College
ASU - Malik Perez - DB Cibolo Steele HS
ASU - Darius Doakes - DB Fort Bend Travis HS
ASU - Alex Webb - K San Antonio Reagan HS (Walking on)

ENMU - Johnny Smith - RB/DB Andress HS
ENMU - Tyler Lynch - TE Williams Field
ENMU - Avery Rasher - WR Farmington HS (NM)
ENMU - Cammeron Mills - OL Mayfield HS (NM)
ENMU - Isiah Taylor - LB Santa Fe HS (NM)
ENMU - Charles Stevens - DB Golden West College
ENMU - Malik Gordon - Ath Sandia HS (NM)

MSU - Markeith Miller - RB Garland HS
MSU - Marquis Askew - RB Burkburnett HS (thanks to Adam Ostrow from KAUZ sports for this)
MSU - Kedarian Jones - WR Dallas Kimbal HS (had an offer from Memphis also)
MSU - Davonte Richardson - WR First Baptist Academy
MSU - Keith Domino - OL Fort Bend Dulles HS
MSU - Tanner Bohack - OL Klein Oak
MSU - Austan Davis - OL Sulphur Springs HS
MSU - Masta Hicks - DL  Bastrop HS
MSU - Brent Massengale - DL Frisco Liberty HS
MSU - Tristan Shearman - LB Wichita Falls Rider HS  (thanks to Adam Ostrow from KAUZ sports)
MSU - Jaylon Jackson - LB Longview
MSU - Quincy Dunn - LB Lancaster HS
MSU - Charlie Franklin - LB West Mesquite HS
MSU - Brandon Wilson - DB Birdville HS
MSU - DaMarcus Wilson - DB Southwest HS
MSU -  Tyler Matlock - DB Hutto HS
MSU - Miles McBride - DB DeSoto HS
MSU - Lane Taylor - DB First Baptist Academy
MSU - Eviyon Harris - DB Lakeview Centennial HS
MSU - Sabian Cannon - Ath McCallum HS

TAMUC - Geovari McCollister - QB Tyler John Tyler HS
TAMUC - Mason Copeland - QB/DB Gainesville HS
TAMUC - Delano Burkes - RB Cy Fair HS
TAMUC - Carson Kipp - RB/LB Blanco HS
TAMUC - Chase Tate - RB/WR Gilmer HS
TAMUC - James Marshall - RB/LB Carthage HS
TAMUC - Xavier Moore - WR Cypress Falls HS
TAMUC - Jamikel Roberts - WR San Augustine HS
TAMUC - Carnell Seals - WR Beaumont Central HS
TAMUC - JoMarr Davis - TE McKinney North HS
TAMUC - Ryan Peschka - OL Mansfield Timberview HS
TAMUC - Brian Taylor - OL Lancaster HS
TAMUC - Raphael Watts - OL Reedley College
TAMUC - Landon Watkins - OL Sulphur Springs HS
TAMUC - Cory Mettlen - OL Hardin HS
TAMUC - Ken Holmes - OL Tyler John Tyler HS
TAMUC - Jeremy Lwate - DE Dallas Highcrest HS
TAMUC - Neema Behbahani - LB Plano HS
TAMUC - Brucks Saathoff - LB/DB San Antonio Reagan HS
TAMUC - Isaiah Guillory - WR/DB Pearland Dawson HS
TAMUC- Demarcie Perry - DB Cedar Hill HS
TAMUC- Peyton Thorne - Fort Bend Dulles

TAMUK - Tyler Handson - QB Sinton HS
TAMUK - Nicholas Pelrean - RB Houston Chavez HS
TAMUK - Jackson Effiom - RB Hays Consolidated
TAMUK - Cody Blair - FB/LB Highlands Ranch HS (Co)
TAMUK - Aaron Dilworth - WR Flour Bluff HS
TAMUK - Torrey Thomas - WR/TE Katy Morton Ranch HS
TAMUK - Roe Posada - TE/WR Katy Seven Lakes HS
TAMUK - Steven De Luna - TE Edinburg Vela HS
TAMUK - Aaron Barrera - OL La Grulla HS
TAMUK - Christian McFerrin - T/DT Kingwood HS
TAMUK - Confidence Okpoko - DT DE - Clements High School
TAMUK - Shannon Joseph -  DE OLB  Hightower HS
TAMUK - Jared Mosley - DE/LB Orchard Lake (Michigan) HS
TAMUK - Ian Perry - LB Hightower High School
TAMUK - Devin Mendez - San Antonio Roosevelt HS
TAMUK - Justin Aminzadeh - P/K CC King HS

TSU - Brady Holleman - QB Dublin HS
TSU - Jordan Smith - RB/LB Elgin HS
TSU - Dondrei Williams - RB Alief Hastings HS
TSU - Drew Brunken - WR Burleson HS
TSU - Noah Perez - OL Stephenville HS
TSU - Keante Moseley - OT/DT Dallas Carter HS
TSU - Collin Carrell - DT Nacogdoches HS
TSU - Justice Wisener - DL/LB Stephenville HS
TSU - Logan Paschal - LB Waco Midway HS
TSU - Jaylon Reese - LB Tyler John Tyler HS
TSU - Andrew Cole - LB Eastwood HS
TSU - Josh Gillespie - LB Stephenville HS

WTAM - Bryan Imarenezor - RB/WR Stafford HS
WTAM - Olajuwon Ajao - WR Cedar Hill HS
WTAM - Nick Andress - WR Westwood HS
WTAM - Tyler McMahon - OL McKinney HS
WTAM - Allen Roberson - OL/DL Pflugerville HS
WTAM - Hayden Dennis - LB San Antonio Christian HS
WTAM - Jacob Harper - DB Kleing Oak HS
WTAM - Chazz Slatinsky - DB Forney HS
WTAM - Kevon Thomas - Ath Irving HS
WTAM - Omar Bailey - Ath Akins HS



Offer
ASU & MSU - Carter McCown - QB Jacksonville HS

ENMU - To'e Amu - LB Palomar College
ENMU - Vincent Jackson - RB Monterey HS (also visit to MSU)
ENMU - Miles Johnston - DB De La Salle HS (CA)

MSU - A. J. Dawson - TE Frisco Heritage HS
MSU - Austin Skinner - QB Teague HS
MSU - Lane Taylor - DB First Baptist Academy
MSU - Davonte Richardson - WR First Baptist Academy


TAMUC - Cody Butler - WR Allen HS
TAMUC - Jordan Trim - LB/DB Martin HS

TAMUK - Zach Davis - DB Fort Bend Austin HS

TSU - Thompson Taylor - RB/DB Ennis HS

WTAM - Doyle Hughes - RB Hillsboro HS



Visit 
ASU - Brennan Coley - WR Davis HS

ENMU - Dondre Wright - DB NMMI

MSU - Trent Edwards - QB Lakeview Centennial HS
MSU & TAMUK - Obi Nlemadim - DL/LB San Antonio Warren HS
MSU - Jaylen Harris - DB Vista Ridge HS

ENMU - Dondre Wright - DB NMMI

TAMUC - Melroy Givens, Jr. - DB Sulphur Springs HS

TAMUK - Koy Detmer, Jr - QB Somerset - Will be heading to BYU

WTAM - Andrew Hawkins - QB San Antonio Christian HS
WTAM - Jace Ewing - OL - Grapevine HS

ASU, ENMU, MSU, TAMC - Grant Sandercox - RB/LB Frenship
ASU, WTAM, Pitt St, Kent State - Dominic Hill - DT Saginaw HS - Chose Kent State

Other Interest
MSU, TAMC, TSU, WTAM - Hanad Basal - DB Mansfield Summit HS
ENMU, TAMC - Chris Barnwell - DE Eastlake HS
deciding between ASU, TAMC, WTAM - Derek Jones - WR Fort Bend Dulles HS
ASU - Daniel Garcia - RB Denver City HS
ASU - Hunter Hemmeline - TE Denver City HS
ASU - Austin Bachman - DL Denver City HS
ASU, WTAM - Andren Anderson - OL Monterey HS
ASU, TAMC, WTAM - Alek Barrera - QB Mesquite HS/East LA College

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LSC Roundup 1-22

LSC Baseball Preseason Poll
1. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 83 (8)
2. West Texas A&M - 80 (4)
3. Tarleton State - 69 (1)
4. Angelo State - 64 (4)
5. Eastern New Mexico - 42
6. Cameron - 19


Preseason Player of the Year - Matthew Burkes from Eastern New Mexico

Preseason Pitcher of the Year - Blake Bass from Angelo State




Texas A&M-Kingsville was selected to repeat as Lone Star Conference baseball champions according to the preseason poll announced by league officials on Thursday.

      TAMUK collected eight of the 17 first-place votes on the ballots cast by LSC coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives for 83 total points.  The Javelinas, who advanced to the NCAA Division II South Central Regional championship game for the second consecutive season, finished 38-20 overall and 24-11 in conference games last season.

      West Texas A&M totaled 80 points with four first-place nods to finish right behind TAMUK in the voting.  Tarleton State ranked third with 69 points and one first-place vote, followed by Angelo State (64 and the remaining four top votes), Eastern New Mexico (42), and Cameron (19).

      ENMU's Matthew Burks was tabbed LSC Preseason Player of the Year, while ASU's Blake Bass garnered LSC Preseason Pitcher of the Year honors.

      Burks, a senior outfielder from Vacaville, Calif., led the league in slugging percentage (.627) and home runs (10) last season in addition to hitting .384 with 71 hits, 50 runs, 32 RBI and 11 stolen bases.  The All-LSC first teamer also finished in the top 10 in school history for a season in home runs, total bases and hit by pitches.

      Bass, a senior right-handed pitcher from Lubbock, Texas, posted a 2.72 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 76 innings of work in 2014.  An All-LSC first-team and Daktronics second-team selection, finished with a 4-4 record in 12 starts and 13 appearances.

      The 2015 season starts January 31 with LSC teams playing a 10-week schedule with a four-game series and three-game series against every other team.  Each four-game series shall consist of a 9-inning game Friday, a 7x7 doubleheader Saturday and 9-inning contest Sunday, and each three-game series shall consist of a 9-inning game Friday and a 7x9 doubleheader Saturday.

      The overall LSC Champion will be the team(s) with the best winning percentage in regular-season conference games, while the winner of the postseason championship will be recognized as LSC Tournament Champion and receive the league's automatic qualification into NCAA postseason.  The championship will be played May 7-8-9, at the No. 1 seed.



LSC Softball Preseason Poll
1. West Texas A&M - 205 (21 first place votes)
2. Angelo State - 174 (1)
3. Midwestern State - 146
4. Texas Woman's - 135
5. Cameron - 117
6. Tarleton State - 89
7. Texas A&M Commerce - 64 (1)  they got a first place vote and have never played a game?
8. Texas A&M Kingsville - 58
9. Eastern New Mexico - 47

Preseason Player of the Year - Renee Erwin from WTAM

Preseason Pitcher of the Year - Rita Hokianga also from WTAM

wt soft

After claiming the program's first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship last season, West Texas A&M is the top choice to repeat as Lone Star Conference softball champions as the 2015 preseason poll was revealed by league officials on Wednesday.

        WT received 21 of the 23 first-place votes for a total of 205 points in the poll decided by LSC coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives.  The Lady Buffs finished the 2014 season with an overall record of 60-7 to become just the fourth team in NCAA Division II history to win 60 games in a season while also claiming the national title.

        In addition, WT's Renee Erwin and Rita Hokianga claimed LSC Preseason Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year acclaim, respectively.

        Erwin, a senior outfielder from Anna, Texas, paced the Lady Buffs memorable season by hitting .459 with 20 doubles, six triples, 18 homeruns and 75 RBI for an astonishing slugging percentage of .902 while walking 42 times to register an on-base percentage of .574 while tallying 57 putouts and seven assists from right field for a fielding percentage of .970.  She broke the LSC single season record for total runs scored (81) and total bases (175). 

        An All-LSC first team selection, Erwin was also selected to the league's Golden Glove and All-Tournament Team. She earned Daktronics All-South Central Region first team and Player of the Year accolades along with National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) second-team recognition.  Erwin was named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as well. 

        Hokianga, a senior pitcher from Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, led WT's national title run as she went 29-3 in the circle with a 2.11 ERA to go along with 21 complete games in 39 appearances with 33 starts. Hokianga registered eight shutouts with two saves in her 212.1 innings of work, giving up 151 hits while striking out an incredible 283 batters for an opponent batting average of .195. She was the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 NCAA Division II Championship with a perfect 4-0 mark and 1.09 ERA, including three complete games and 21 strikeouts in 25.2 innings of work. Hokianga was named the LSC Newcomer and Pitcher of the Year while also picking up All-LSC first team honors.  She was named the Daktronics South Central Region Pitcher of the Year while being honored as an All-American by Daktronics (third team) and the NFCA (first team).

        Angelo State was second in the poll with one first-place nod for 174 points.  Midwestern State was third with 146 points in front of Texas Woman's, who was tabbed fourth with 135 points.

        Cameron was fifth with 117 points, while Tarleton State (89), first-year program Texas A&M-Commerce (64 and one first-place vote), Texas A&M-Kingsville (58), and Eastern New Mexico (47) rounded out the poll.

        The 2015 season starts January 31 with nine LSC teams playing a single round-robin schedule with a four games against each league opponent.  The four-game series shall consist of a doubleheader Friday and a doubleheader Saturday.

        The overall LSC Champion will be the team(s) with the best winning percentage in regular-season conference games, while the winner of the postseason championship will be recognized as LSC Tournament Champion and receive the league's automatic qualification into NCAA postseason.  The single-elimination championship will be played May 1-2, at the No. 1 seed.



LSC INDOOR TRACK & FIELD: QUARTET HONORED
Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field athletes have recorded three NCAA Division II Automatic qualifying marks (3 women) and 23 provisional efforts (11 men, 12 women).

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
MEN'S TRACK
Chase Rathke, Tarleton State University, JR, Crawford, Texas, Crawford HS
Rathke the defending 1500m outdoor champion started his junior campaign with a statement in the mile at the Texas Tech Open this past weekend. Rathke ran 4:08.27 to win the event with ease finishing a full 12 seconds in front of the next competitor. His performance broke the school record by 10.70 seconds and is currently No. 2 in the nation behind MSU-Billings Robert Peterson, who completed the race .77 seconds faster than Rathke at the Montana State Open.

MEN'S FIELD
Lutalo Boyce, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, SO, Westbury, N.Y., Westbury HS/Nassau CC
Boyce set a school record in the long jump with a distance of 24-5.75 (7.46m) at the Aggie 13-Team Invitational on the way to a second place finish. He bested the previous Javelina mark by 2.75 inches. Boyce also placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 46-1.5 (14.06m). Both of his distances in the long and triple jumps are the longest in the LSC this season, and he has the third best long jump in the Division II.

WOMEN'S TRACK
Sharon Kwarula, West Texas A&M University, SR, Boroko, Papua New Guinea, Goroka Grammar School
Kwarula ran a strong provisional time in the prelims of the 55m hurdles on Friday at the Texas Tech Open in Lubbock. She ran a 8.02 just .01 of a second away from her school record time a year ago that got her into indoor nationals. She ended up placing sixth in the finals of the event. Her time converts to 8.65 in the 60m hurdles, ranking her first in the LSC currently and fourth in the nation.

WOMEN'S FIELD
Euphemia Edem, Tarleton State University, SR, Calabar, Nigeria, University of Calabar
Edem made history in the first jump of the season by shattering the Tarleton State indoor record in the long jump by over three feet finishing with a best jump of 19-8. She also set the school triple jump indoor record finishing the Texas Tech Open with a first-place 41-06.50 (12.66m) performance. The senior transfer from Stillman College hit the automatic qualifying mark in both events and is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in the triple jump and No. 5 in the long jump.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

LSC Roundup 1-15-15

From Lance Lahnert at the Amarillo Globe News:

Shakeup in Division II: My sources tell me the school presidents of the Heartland Conference had a pow-wow last night to vote on a possible merger with the Lone Star Conference. If this happens, I’ve heard Midwestern State and West Texas A&M have had chats about making a move to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association or to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Don’t be surprised to see a shake up in D-II conferences around here in the near future. I have no problem with change for WT if it happens. The LSC lost clout when Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word moved to D-I, and it has tried for the last couple of years to recruit schools to join the conference with no success.

Polls
NABC has Tarleton State at #10, Angelo State at #14, Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce receiving votes.
The WBCA has the Lady Buffs at #11 and Midwestern State at #20.

Men's Basketball recaps
Mustangs muscle Texans, win 11th straight
No. 14/10 Rams earn 28-point Lone Star Conference road win over West Texas A&M
Williams, Lions Stay Hot in 86-53 Dismantling of Aggies Wednesday
Career Night for West Paces @JavelinaMBB to First LSC Victory

Women's Basketball recaps
Second Half Spurt Propels No. 11 Lady Buffs Past Angelo State
TexAnns win thriller over No. 20 Mustangs in front of packed house at Wisdom
Cameron women hold on at Texas A&M-Commerce
Jordyn Cooper and Zias Snap LSC Skid with 77-58 win Over Javelinas


LSC News
LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll announced
LSC Basketball: Three teams unbeaten in league play

Thursday, January 8, 2015

LSC Roundup 1-8


BREAKING: TARLETON’S CARRIGAN TO BE FIRST HEAD COACH UTPB



Justin Carrigan (From TarletonSports.com)


By BRAD KEITH
TheFlashToday.com
STEPHENVILLE (January 9, 2014) — Tarleton State offensive coordinator Justin Carrigan will become the first head coach at Texas-Permian Basin, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Carrigan has been at Tarleton five years including three as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The Texans averaged 522.8 yards 43.7 points under his guidance in 2014.
An initial call to Tarleton head coach Cary Fowler Friday morning was not answered.


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Angelo State (#19) knocks off Tarleton State (#3)

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