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Redhawks off to fast start
Liberty won its second district game in as many tries on Tuesday with a 4-1 victory against Heritage.
The Redhawks got a solid start from junior hurler Hayden Parker, who earned the win on the mound for Liberty.
Parker and the Redhawks held Heritage to just two hits in the game and added four runs on offense to grab the victory to stay atop the District 9-4A standings.
The Redhawks had previously beaten Carrollton Newman Smith in a 10-0 blowout win.
In that game, Liberty got another gem from Parker and backed the junior starter up by adding 10 runs at the plate.
Senior Michael Stewart helped contribute to those 10 runs by adding the game’s only home run.
Liberty will look to make it a 3-0 start against district counterparts tonight at 7:30 p.m. when the Redhawks take on Centennial in a crucial road battle.
Wranglers move to 3-0
The second leg of the Allen Wranglers’ four-game road trip proved fruitful Sunday afternoon in a 45-28 victory over the New Mexico Stars.
Trailing at the half, 22-17 the Wranglers posted a 28-6 advantage over the final two quarters.
Terrell Owens, playing in his first road game, got the ball rolling by bagging a one-handed, 25-yard touchdown grab from new quarterback Ben Sankey just two minutes into the third quarter.
Despite trading away starting quarterback Bryan Randall days before Sunday’s kickoff, Sankey performed amiably by tossing for 175 yards and five touchdowns. Maurice Avery was the chief benefactor of Sankey’s air attack, hauling in eight catches for 106 yards and three touchdowns. Owens added 50 yards and a touchdown on five catches in his second appearance for the Wranglers.
Allen (3-0), one of two remaining unbeatens in the Intense Conference, resumes play Sunday at 3:05 p.m. when it travels to meet the Colorado Ice.
Allen hosts fishing state finals
The 2012 Student Angler Federation Texas High School Fishing State Championships are coming to Allen.
The event is set for March 25 at Lake Lavon and will launch out of the Collin Park Marina Ramp.
“The city of Allen is thrilled to be hosting the 2012 SAF Texas High School Fishing State Championship,” said Karen Cromwell, tourism director. “We’re eager to bring these young anglers and their families to Allen and Lake Lavon for what promises to be a great event.”
The championship is a two-person team event.
Registration for anglers and their coach, who provides the boat, is at: highschoolfishing.org. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Cabela’s in Allen with a mandatory rules briefing at 7 p.m.
The winners advance to the FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing Conference Championship.
Girls XC distance increased
For the first time since Texas girls started taking part in cross country, they will run the same distance as the boys.
Starting in the fall, Class 4 and 5A runners will run five kilometers during championship season.
The change was discussed during the UIL’s fall executive session and became official following a vote from school superintendents.
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