Martin's Mill Wins State Championship
Tuesday, 5th March 2013 - 4:37PM
2013 UIL Girls Basketball State Tournament
Feb. 28-March 2, 2013
@ Frank Erwin Center (Austin, TX)

State Championship Saturday:

Martin's Mill rallied from an 11-point deficit after three quarters to bear Smyer, 48-46, and win the Class 1-A, Division I State Championship. Martin's Mill, who outscored Smyer 23-9 in the fourth quarter, was led by Hailey Jenkins' 21-points, and both Taylor Munns and Cheyenne Brown each had 11-points.

Martin's Mill finished their season 34-5 with their third state championship (2006, 2008, and 2012), and also helped avenge two previous losses to Smyer in the State Championship Game (2010, 2011). Smyer finished their season 33-7.

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White Oak, San Augustine, Douglass headed to State
Sunday, 3rd March 2013 - 9:13AM
Class 2-A Region III Championship:

White Oak 68 Tatum 47

Class 1-A, Division I, Region III Championship:

San Augustine 92 Grapeland 77

Class 1-A, Division II Region III Championship:

Roxton vs. Frost, Saturday, 7:30pm, Tyler Jr. College

Class 1-A, Division II Region IV Championship:

Douglass 69 Oakwood 58
T.K. Gorman to hire Randy McFarlin as D.C.
Sunday, 3rd March 2013 - 9:13AM
Former Whitehouse and Daingerfield High School Head Football Coach Randy McFarlin will be introduced later today as the defensive coordinator at Bishop T.K. Gorman High School.

McFarlin, who will be introduced to the students this afternoon told David Smoak, "I can just do what I love to do, coach football, and I have always loved the defensive side of the ball." McFarlin continued, "Some of my favorite days in coaching were as defensive coordinator at Mount Pleasant High School, coaching, scheming an opponent and watching the kids get to the football."

McFarlin's contract at Whitehouse was not renewed after nine years as the AD/Head Coach, and his overall record as a head coach at both Whitehouse and Daingerfield is 119-61, including a state championship game appearance while at Daingerfield in 1998 (lost to Newton).

T.K. Gorman Director of Athletics, Jeff Smith told Smoak, "This is something we've been working on since before Christmas, but Coach McFarlin wasn't quite ready to make a decision, but he pulled the trigger this week and we are extremely excited.

T.K. Gorman head football coach Coby Gipson told Smoak, "I am so excited this worked out, I am pumped that we could get a great coach with so much experience to work with my staff and impact these student-athletes." Gipson added, "This is a great day for T.K. Gorman football."

David Smoak
U.I.L. Changes Approved
Sunday, 3rd March 2013 - 9:13AM
Here's the latest updates from the U.I.L. on changes and potential changes U.I.L. Legislative Council Approval .
Hasley to resign at Paris Chisum
Tuesday, 26th February 2013 - 3:45PM has learned Don Hasley will resign as AD/Head Football Coach at Paris Chisum later today.

Hasley was 31-51 in eight years (2005-2012) with the Mustangs, including 0-10 in 2012. Hasley's 2007 team went 7-5 and two rounds into the playoffs.
Waco University Matt Carroll to resign...
Tuesday, 26th February 2013 - 3:45PM
Waco University High head football coach Matt Carroll is resigning to
pursue some coaching opportunities in the San Antonio area.

Carroll was 20-32 in five years at University with one playoff appearance, including 5-5 in 2012.

Carroll told David Smoak his resignation would be effective on March 1st, "My wife already has an administrative position in the San Antonio area, and after so many years of her following me around with my career, I've decided it's time to reverse roles and give her a chance for her career to blossom in administration," Carroll continued, "I want to remain in coaching and I'll be fine, and I've thoroughly enjoyed my five years here at University."