Forget about it.
Don’t worry, just play your game.
That’s what Dawson’s Stormi Matthews did on Wednesday at the Scout.com regional National Showcase Softball Tournament at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, where a number of college scouts were on hand.
“Honestly, I wasn’t nervous,’’ said Matthews, who just finished her junior year at Dawson High School. “I was just kind of excited to play.’
Matthews, who was considered one of the top 40 outfielders in this region of the country by Scout.com., went 2-for-4 at the plate and made several good plays in the outfield in the tournament.
“I thought I would be nervous, but I told myself to just have fun and play my game and that there was no reason to be nervous,’’ Matthews said.
Matthews is coming off a big year at Dawson High School, where she hit .337. She was Dawson’s ace on the mound and had a 2.44 ERA with 78 strikeouts. She capped off her season by being named to the District 11-1A all-district first-team.
Matthews participated in a regional showcase for Scout.com in Flower Mound on March 30, and based on her performance at that event she was invited to this week’s national showcase in Cedar Hill.
“I was exited and honored to get invited to play,’’ Matthews said. “There was quite a bit of pressure because there were a lot of talented girls out there. But the better the competition, the better I feel I can play. It makes you play harder.’’
She came away with a new perspective.
“The whole experience was good,’’ she said. “Just seeing the other girls. It helps my confidence that I can play at the collegiate level, which is what I want to do. It helps me better myself.’’
GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Frost set for a big season
Everybody's back at Frost.
“This will probably never happen again,'' said Frost volleyball Coach Elaine Woods, who returns every player from last year's team.
They are not only back, but they are talented — arguably the most talented group of volleyball players in Frost history.
Former Cowboy Keith Davis delivers motivational speech
Keith Davis believes in dreams.
He lived his.
That was one of the messages Davis, a former Dallas Cowboys safety, delivered to a standing-room-only crowd of youngsters Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club, where he spoke with enthusiasm and energy about life inside and outside of the NFL.
TTBB: Wortham takes second at state tournament
The Wortham Bulldogs made an impressive run at the Texas Teenage Baseball Association High School Eligible State Tournament in Buffalo and took second in the state.
Tiger Sharks make splash at state meet
There are leaps and bounds, and then there's what the Corsicana YMCA Tiger Sharks did over the weekend at the Lone Star state swimming meet in Frisco.
Mildred's Shimonek transferring from Iowa, will walk on at Texas Tech
Former Mildred quarterback and Golden Circle Del Thrash Player of the Year Nic Shimonek is leaving the University of Iowa after one red-shirt year and transferring to Texas Tech because of Iowa's pro-style offense.
GC Baseball/Softball: Mildred names Zamzow new baseball coach; AD Chambliess to coach softball again
The Mildred Eagles didn’t have to go far to find a new baseball coach to replace Aaron Tidwell, who left the diamond to take the job as the principal of Mildred High School.
On Saturday, Mildred named softball coach Brett Zamzow its new baseball coach as Zamzow, who was Tidwell's assistant for five years, moves back to baseball after spending a year coaching softball.
To complete the move Mildred Athletic Director Billy Dan Chambliess will take over the softball team. Chambliess, who is the head football coach, spent fours years coaching softball before becoming the school’s AD last year. All four of his teams won district titles.
Morgan; Remembering House and a better era
The Cowboys started training camp the same week that Robert Newhouse died.
In a way, that’s very unfortunate for Jerry. Thinking back to the “Human Bowling Ball” and the teams of that era might lead to the inevitable comparisons to today’s product on the field.
GC Football: Blooming Grove's Williams expects to win
His father was a head coach for years at Pecos High and his brother-in-law is the head football coach at DeSoto, but Lawrence Williams Jr., a man who loves coaching football, never had any ideas about being the head man.
“I love coaching,'' said Williams as he sat at his desk in Blooming Grove, where he became the Lions' head coach this summer. “I just never thought about being the head coach and I never applied to be a head coach. With this job I can still coach.''
Outdoors: Kevin Reese: Summer time means summer tracking
With only two months before opening day of archery season you should already have your bow maintenance complete, be shooting daily and chomping at the bit for our favorite day to arrive!
Let’s face it, few animals turn our rotors like whitetail deer.
All-State Baseball: Corsicana's Harlan and Wolver honored on TSWA/Collin Street Bakery 4A All-State Baseball team
Corsicana junior Brady Harlan and sophomore Layton Wolver were honored on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 4A All-State Baseball team that was announced Tuesday night.
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