Patrick Mahomes, Jr. commits to Texas Tech
Monday, 29th April 2013 - 7:45PM
Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Jr., knew going into his weekend visit to Lubbock he wanted to commit to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but he still needed one more validation, from his mother, "She didn't make the last trip I took up here and I knew she would like it, but I needed her to be on board too, and she loved it, and I committed once she was committed."

Mahomes, who passed for 3,061-yards and 37-TD's as a junior likes what he sees with Red Raiders new coaching staff, "I loved the atmosphere Coach Kingsbury and Company have already created here, I know they already have everything going in the right direction and the coaches love it here as much as anyone else."

When asked what head coach Kliff Kingsbury told him once he committed, "He said I was the only quarterback they were recruiting for the Class of 2014 and he (Coach Kingsbury) handpicked me as their guy," Mahomes continued, "That meant a great deal to me, and knowing he's the best quarterbacks coach in the nation, he'll make me a better quarterback and I'll grow during my time here in Lubbock."

Mahomes was 193 of 340 passing for 3,061-yards, 37-TDs, 2-2XP, 222-yards rushing and 6-TDs in 2012 and returns for a senior season with what appears to be a loaded team for 2013 under first-year head coach Adam Cook.
Brad Wallace not renewed at Cross Roads...
Monday, 29th April 2013 - 7:44PM
Brad Wallace confirmed an earlier thread started by one of our members, TheWoodDogs, that his contract wasn't renewed despite the administration strongly recommending it should be to the school board.

Wallace told David Smoak, "The Cross Roads I.S.D. administration is livid, but this isn't the first time the school board has gone against the administrations recommendation, they did the same thing to the volleyball coach."

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Brian Herman leaving Eustace for Lockhart
Friday, 26th April 2013 - 8:14PM
Brian Herman had big goals for Eustace I.S.D. football and the athletic programs, but, he's decided to leave as the AD/Football Coach due to personal reasons, and because he's accepted the Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coaching position at Lockhart I.S.D.

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Elysian Fields to recommend Scott Ford
Monday, 22nd April 2013 - 9:52AM
The Elysian Fields search committee will recommend Ford to Board meeting on Tuesday. Ford has been told it is a done deal.

"A week ago, I never would have dreamed I would be leaving Hidalgo," said Ford, "But the search committee at Elysian Fields
contacted me, and I had to jump at this chance to go back home."

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Interviews and Coverage of West Explosion
Monday, 22nd April 2013 - 9:52AM
Here's a link to numerous interviews we've conducted on ESPN-Central Texas since the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas.

The interviews include the West I.S.D. superintendent, West H.S. Football Coach and others involved at the scene or local hospital.

West Explosion Coverage.
Waco Midway Hires Jeff Bell as Boys Basketball Coach
Friday, 19th April 2013 - 7:57PM
Jeff Bell has won two state championships at Brock High School and 688-games during his career in coaching, but his next opportunity is a big step-up from Class 2-A Brock to 5-A Waco Midway.

Bell was approved on Tuesday night as the new boys basketball coach at Midway High School and told David Smoak, "I'm excited about this opportunity, and I can't wait to be a part of the great history and tradition at Midway High School."

During his career, Bell has won 19-district championships, made 9-regional appearances, four state tournament appearances, winning twice.

Bell has also coached at Smithville, Liberty Hill, Taylor and Lampasas.

He was a starting point guard at Dimmitt High School and played in the state championship game against Whitehouse in 1978. He told he has never gotten over that loss, "it still stings and hurts even today."