Sports

Thu
06
Aug

Sul Ross State University's

ISul Ross State University's Lobo Fieldhouse will be officially dedicated Aug. 12, with the ceremony incorporated with the Aug. 13-14 meeting of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System. An open house of the facility will begin at 4:45 p.m., followed by the dedication at 5:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the event is open to the public.The 5,000 square-foot structure was constructed primarily through funding provided by the Texas State University System Foundation.  he building, behind the west end zone of Jackson Field, has 120 lockers, as well as restrooms, showers, whirlpools, a training area, and laundry and storage facilities.  

Thu
06
Aug

FORT DAVIS INDIAN OF THE WEEK

If McIvor has the kind of season she had last year and if she and her teammates come  together as a team, the sky is indeed the limit for this bunch of Indians, who have the talent to put together something very  special for years to come  

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Thu
23
Jul

High school coach

Legendary high school coach Leta Andrews taught kids as much basketball in just a few days as many have had in their entire lives at her clinic here in Fort Davis earlier this month.
 

 

Thu
23
Jul

Parents of 2015-16 athletes to meet Tuesday

All parents and/or guardians of Fort Davis Indians who plan to compete in any sport in the 2015/16 school year are urged to attend a meeting with coaches Tuesday starting at 6:30 pm at the Fort Davis High School Grubb Espy Gymnasium. Parents who cannot attend are asked to contact Fort Davis Athletic Director Gary Lamar as soon as possible at the high school.
 

 

Thu
23
Jul

Lobos picked to end year in sixth place in football pre-season poll for conference

Sul Ross State University’s football team has been picked to finish sixth in the annual American Southwest Conference preseason poll. The Lobos received 27 points in the poll, which was put together after a vote of the league’s head football coaches, sports information directors and members of the media. Defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor was picked to repeat, receiving 17 of the 18 first place votes and 107 points.
 

 

Thu
16
Jul

Switchin' Flies

Some "smart" person recently published an article in The New Republic called "The Progressive Case for Teaching Shakespeare." I expected thunder and lightning! Instead . . . crickets. It seems that a California high school teacher wanted to drop the Bard to make room for "more exciting" stuff that "better speaks to the needs of my very ethnically diverse and wonderfully curious moderndaystudents." The only defense for Shakespeare that the NR author could drum up was that we need to teach his  tuff to make sure today's students could see how differently people used to live and how much our language has changed. What? 

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Thu
16
Jul

This Week in Texas History

After three wave-tossed months at sea, a shipload of thirsty Germans streamed ashore at Galveston on Jul. 17, 1847 and went in search of the nearest tavern. The previous year, Prince Carl Solms-Braunfels had made the rounds of the universities in his fatherland to talk restless students into taking the Texas challenge. As a recruiter for the Adelsverein, an association of German aristocrats  advocating Lone Star colonization as a way to relieve revolutionary pressures,his mission was to fire the imagination of the younger generation with glowing accounts of the New World paradise. According to a first-hand account, the prince did a great job. He began by telling the students what they already knew -- there was no place for them in crowded Germany. In Texas, however, opportunity was limited only by the talent and effort of the individual  
Thu
16
Jul

FORT DAVIS INDIAN OF THE WEEK

One of the leaders of the Fort Davis Indians for the fall, Whitesell and agroup of Indians have been steady  working out in the weight room this summer in addition to playing some seven on seven with teams around WestTexas - hoping to give the Indians a little better shot at things this fall than have been the case in recent campaigns.     

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Thu
16
Jul

Garnsey playing in state all-star game this week

VALENTINE - Recently-graduated Valentine High School all stater LathamGarnsey will play in the Six Man All Star  basketball game this week in Wichita Falls.  Garnsey, who earned a state championship for Valentine this past spring in track, competes in the other sport in which he was most successful throughout his highschool career. He and his coach, Lonnie Flippen, are in Wichita Falls for the annual six man schools coaching conference and convention   

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Thu
25
Jun

Indians on the road getting ready for the fall

FORT DAVIS - A group of Fort Davis Indians began working on the 2015 volleyball season this past week, taking on "teams" from Presidio and Marfa in a three-way night of volleyball in Presidio. A number of girls who plan to play for the Indians this fall were competing, along with their counterparts from the two Presidio County schools.
 

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