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Mildred's Shimonek commits to Iowa
Sunday, 20th May 2012 - 12:13AM
Corsicana Mildred QB Nic Shimonek committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday.

Shimonek, 6-3, 180, 4.98, was a unanimous District 6-2A Offensive MVP. He completed 194-290 passes for 2,940-yards and 37-TD's and ran for 8-TD's. And, he has a 3.82 GPA.
Tyler Lee's Gary Fleet Retires
Sunday, 20th May 2012 - 12:12AM
Gary Fleet has announced his retirement from coaching after 29-years working within Tyler I.S.D. Fleet has been the offensive line coach at either Tyler Lee (24-years) or John Tyler (5-years) for 29-years and has been considered among the most successful offensive line coaches in Texas High School Football history.

He was an all-state linebacker at John Tyler in 1979 and has coached numerous former all-state and eventual college football stars during his time in Tyler. Fleet played college football at Abilene Christian.

Fleet told David Smoak, "I just decided at this time of my life that I can't think about football all of the time and it's time for me to focus more on my other business endeavors. I can't coach without being intense, and I just can't maintain that intensity day-in and day-out like I once did." Fleet continued, "I have been so fortunate to coach with and for so many great people, too many to name, but we have a special bond."

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Stine leaving Redwater for Castleberry
Thursday, 17th May 2012 - 8:19PM
Jeff Stine has resigned as the AD/Football Coach at Redwater High School to become the head football coach at Castleberry High School in Fort Worth.

Stine, who was 24-18 in four-years at Redwater, told, "This is so bitter sweet for me, and this morning was very difficult telling the team I'm moving on."

Redwater made the playoffs during Stine's last two seasons, including 8-4 in 2011, and an upset win against Daingerfield.
Marty Moore Returns To Hawkins
Sunday, 13th May 2012 - 11:51PM
Marty Moore just called me and he has officially signed a contract to become the AD/Head Football Coach at his Alma Mater, Hawkins High School.

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Ricklan Holmes 1-on-1 Interview
Sunday, 13th May 2012 - 11:51PM
Here's my interview with John Tyler's new head football coach, Ricklan Holmes.

Ricklan Holmes (Part 1)

Ricklan Holmes (Part 2)

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Movie Day.....

Posted 2022-10-07 11:36:23, Post Count: 918

On this date in 1995, at the 67th Academy Awards ceremony, Martin Landau was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in "Ed Wood" (1994). This marked the first time in Oscar history that a performer in any category won for playing a movie star. A decade later, Cate Blanchett won a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy Award for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" (2004), the first time a performer won an Academy Award for portraying an Academy Award-winning actor/actress.

In order to imitate Lugosi's voice and mannerisms, Landau watched approximately 35 Lugosi movies, and purchased Hungarian language tapes. With the tapes, he would "literally practice the language and see where the tongue would go." When Hungarian-born director Peter Medak saw the film, he called Landau to praise him. Medak said that Landau's accent sounded spot-on, because, "You are not an actor trying to do a Hungarian accent, you're a character trying not to do (one)."

Landau did not want to deliver an over-the-top performance. "Bela Lugosi was theatrical, but I never wanted the audience to feel I was an actor chewing the scenery... I felt it had to be Lugosi's theatricality, not mine."

Makeup artist extraordinaire Rick Baker was very concerned about the casting of Landau as Lugosi, seeing how they didn't share any similar facial features. Baker, being a very big fan of Lugosi and who had known director Tim Burton before the film, persued the job as makeup designer, fearing that a lesser makeup artist would do too much. Baker designed and created subtle appliances that would alter Landau's features to make him more resemble Lugosi (a set of ears, a nose, a chin, and an appliance to cover the fullness of his upper lip) that Ve Neill would apply on a daily basis. In addition to Landau, Baker and Neill would also win Academy Awards for their work.


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? Arkansas Razorbacks Athletics 2023-24 ?

Posted 2023-03-18 13:57:20, Post Count: 283
22 hours ago, MrBuddyGarrity said:

1 down got what 9 to go now? looked like a lot of decommitting and leaving over at UK today and yesterday. 

? Arkansas Razorbacks Athletics 2023-24 ?

Posted 2023-03-18 13:57:20, Post Count: 283
On 4/15/2024 at 2:24 PM, MrBuddyGarrity said:

ill admit given the streak of no number 1s winning a championship since like 99 Im kinda glad they dropped. Im ok being # 2 or 3 as long as they get a trophy finally. 

7-5A Division II Football District

Posted 2024-02-01 07:37:20, Post Count: 114
On 4/14/2024 at 4:26 PM, Mavchamp said:

Texas High (11-2)
Vs. Tyler Legacy (3-8) WIN
@ Liberty Christian (14-0) LOSS
Vs. Midlothian Heritage (12-1) WIN
@ Fayetteville (13-0) WIN

Marshall (6-6)
Vs. Tyler (6-4) WIN
Vs. Longview (11-2) LOSS
@ Tyler Legacy (3-8) WIN
@ Palestine (4-6) WIN

Whitehouse (7-4)
Vs. Dallas Woodrow Wilson (4-7) WIN
@ Kilgore (12-2) LOSS
Vs. Chapel Hill (13-3) LOSS
Vs. Paris (4-7) WIN

Mount Pleasant (5-4)
@ Crandall (6-4) WIN
Vs. Lindale (7-5) LOSS
@ Terrell (7-4)WIN
Vs. Sulphur Springs (8-3) LOSS

Nacogdoches (3-7)
Vs. Palestine (4-6) WIN this game should be a win for Nac New coach for Palestine hopefully leads to growing pains
@ Lufkin (5-5)LOSS Nac hasn't beaten Lufkin since 2014 matter in fact the last three wins against them have been in Nac we haven't beaten Lufkin there since 82 and it won't happen this year.
Vs. Livingston (2-9) WIN not any history with the Lions this is strictly a homer pick
@ Bryan Rudder (3-7)LOSS not much History with Rudder either. We played them during the pandemic and lost a close one. it was at their place too, Nac has a history of struggling on the road. i see them dropping this one. 

we go into district play 2-2 

Jacksonville (0-10)
@ Center (7-4) LOSS
@ Brownsboro (5-5) LOSS
Vs. Henderson (2-8) LOSS
Vs. Athens (6-5) LOSS

Unfortunately Jax will struggle in non district 

@ Lindale (7-5) LOSS
Vs. Crandall (6-4) LOSS
@ Corsicana (2-8) LOSS
@ Pine Tree (6-5) LOSS

Prediction time.
How do you predict everyone going in non-district play?


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