Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


December 19, 2012

HS Football: Statewide media selections for Mildred-East Bernard

The legend of Ty Slanina grows by leading East Bernard to a state title. Now a TCU commit, Slanina is a speedy, athletic player Texas A&M decided to pull an offer from former coach Mike Sherman. Mildred has terrific talent with QB Nic Shimonek and Draylon Sterling able to put up points but not as many as East Bernard, 42-35.

— David McNabb,

"Can somebody check Shimonek's birth certificate? While the Iowa-committed Man Child is clutch, the Eagles have made it this far with a superior supporting cast. Still gonna be a street fight."

Mildred 48, East Bernard 42

— Jayson Larson, Athens Daily Review

Mildred finally breaks into the title game after threatening last season, but East Bernard has been the best 2A team in either division over the past few weeks. Ty Slanina is the real deal. East Bernard 38, Corsicana Mildred 24.

— Travis Stewart, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Mildred, who’s averaging almost 40 points a game in the playoffs, will have some success behind quarterback Nic Shimonek and running back Draylon Sterling but I don’t think it will be enough. Undefeated East Bernard has outscored its four playoff opponents (including No. 1 ranked Refugio) 169-31 and will trot out one of the top athletes in Texas in running back Ty Slania. East Bernard 42, Mildred 31.

— Jarret Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

How do you pick against this Eagles bunch......ever major market media outlet in the state backed off Coach Harvell's squad following the early season debacle against Centerville, but only to jump back on a bit with this inspirational run through the playoffs. Led by an explosive offensive unit that can score points like every play is a fire drill to the end zone; with a rigorous, hard working  pound-for-pound tough and cohesive group of O-and D-linemen; skilled personnel that sometimes resemble video game performances; a special teams unit which is the beat I've witnessed in 2A football this campaign; and lastly, led AND supported by an outstanding coaching staff.......shoot, why not, give me the Eagles with the difference being a #80 field goal, 34-31.

— Tim Samuels, 106.9 The Ranch

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    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.

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    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.''

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  • Kevin Reese mug.jpg 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!
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  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 7-23-14 Kayana.jpg Gymnastics: Kaylana Dickson celebrates national title with fans and her uncle David Hawthorne

    Kaylana Dickson got the name Bebop on her way to winning a national title in gymnastics this summer, and boy did it catch fire.
    Kaylana, a Corsicana native, picked up fans from all over the country and many bought Bebop T-shirts to help pay her expenses to Spokane, Wa., where she won the 8-and-under title in the double-mini trampoline event and finished third in floor exercise.
    More than 100 of her friends, family members and fans showed up at the Corsicana YMCA on Saturday to celebrate the national title and be on hand for a drawing for an autographed New Orleans Saints football jersey from David Hawthorne, a star defensive lineman for the Saints and Kaylana's uncle

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • All-State Baseball: TSWA/Collin Street Bakery All-State 3A baseball team is announced

    The Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 3A All-State Baseball Team was announced Tuesday.


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    The 2014 University Interscholastic League Football State Championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington the League announced Tuesday.

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    Sunnyvale's Jake Wilcox is player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 2A All-State Baseball Team

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  • GC Baseball: Kerens' Anderson makes TSWA/Collin Street Bakery all-state team at four positions

    Call it the rarest of rares, at least as far as all-state teams go. Brett Anderson of Kerens shows up on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery all-state team not one, not two, not three, but four times. Dawson's Lane Dotson was a second-team outfielder, and the Bulldogs' Trent Underwood made the third-team as a pitcher, and also garnered an honorable mention nod at first base. Kerens outfielder Brent Warren was also an honorable mention pick.

    July 21, 2014

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan: All-star games and all-star shame

    If there is anything more useless than a political promise, it’s an all-star game. I don’t care what sport at what level. Any all-star game is simply an exhibition, a reward for being among the best (maybe). Any one of them is about as relevant as the IRS’s “dog ate my homework” excuse for losing emails.

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