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From Staff Reports
Plano West defeats Plano East, 17-2
Prestonwood Christian Academy defeats John Paul II, 25-18, 25-12, 25-22
McKinney Boyd defeats Plano West, 25-21, 21-25, 25-13, 25-16
Plano Senior defeats McKinney, 25-22, 25-15, 25-14
Allen defeats Plano East, 25-16, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21
Allen defeats Plano Senior, 15-4
Trinity Christian Academy at Prestonwood Christian Academy, 6 p.m.
Argyle Liberty Christian at John Paul II, 6 p.m.
McKinney at Plano Senior, 7:30 p.m. at Clark Stadium
Allen at Plano East, 7:30 p.m. at Kimbrough Stadium
Plano West at McKinney Boyd, 7:30 p.m. at Ron Poe Stadium
John Paul II at Prestonwood Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m.
Allen at Plano West, 6 p.m.
McKinney at Plano East, 6 p.m.
Plano Senior at McKinney Boyd, 6 p.m.
PCA volleyball sweeps JPII
The initial meeting between the Prestonwood Christian Academy and John Paul II volleyball teams featured the Lady Cardinals giving the home team a scare before the Lady Lions pulled out a four-game win.
Prestonwood would more emphatically impose its will Tuesday night on the road in Round 2.
Prestonwood picked up the sweep (25-18, 25-12, 25-22) to stay right behind Bishop Lynch in the TAPPS 1-5A standings. The Lady Lions and Lady Friars will meet again Oct. 18.
In victory, junior Ashley Morgan led Prestonwood with 16 kills while senior Katie Staiger chipped in 15 and junior Haley Wolken added 25 assists.
Prior to that, Prestonwood returns home for a 6 p.m. match today against Trinity Christian Academy while John Paul will be in its friendly confines at the same time, hosting Argyle Liberty Christian.
Morgan commits to Ole Miss
Just a few days after announcing he had de-committed from playing football for Florida State, Prestonwood Christian Academy senior Christian Morgan announced his commitment to Ole Miss.
The Lions' tight end, ranked No. 15 in the nation at his position according to Rivals, announced his decision Sunday via Twitter.
"I have decided to commit to THE University of Mississippi!" Morgan tweeted. "It has been a long journey but God has guided me the whole way. #RebelNation"
Morgan had previously committed to Florida State in June. At the time, Ole Miss was one of his four finalists. Despite announcing his commitment to play for the Seminoles then, Morgan still made the recruiting rounds, including a trip to Oxford, Miss.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound senior currently leads the Lions in receptions (15), receiving yards (199) and receiving touchdowns (4).
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Acosta makes U18 National
FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta, a Plano resident, was one of 20 players chosen Wednesday to represent the U.S. U18 Men's National Team.
The squad is coached by Javier Perez.
Acosta departed Thursday for an 11-day training camp in Mill, Netherlands. The camp will run through Sept. 17 and include an international friendly Tuesday against the Netherlands U18 squad. The U.S. will also play friendly matches against U18 club teams representing Feyenoord Rotterdam, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge.
A former member of the U15 and U17 National Teams, Acosta most recently appeared in the Lisbon International Tournament under Perez.
Burkhead up for national award
Seven months ago, Nebraska senior Rex Burkhead won the 2012 Rare Disease Champion Award for his work with 6 year old Jack Hoffman.
Now, the Plano Senior alum has been named to the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
"These players have demonstrated the unique ability to balance academics with athletics while donating their limited free time to serve others," said Kathy Mabe, Allstate West region president.
Burkhead has been mentoring Hoffman, who has a brain tumor, by meeting with him 3-4 times a week. The running back hosted a lunch and led a tour of Memorial Stadium for Hoffman's family.
Burkhead also appears on an anti-bullying public service announcement and is a huddle leader for the Nebraska Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The former Wildcat was one of 11 Division I players selected for the team.
Fans can vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team captain at: ESPN.com. The team will be invited to New Orleans for a youth football clinic leading up to the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Sumrow honored by USPTA
Ken Sumrow, the director of tennis at High Point Park Tennis Center in Plano, was honored last week at The United States Professional Tennis Association World Conference on Tennis.
The event was held in Monterey, Calif.
The USPTA honored, "standouts who go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry."
Sumrow previously earned the USPTA Industry Excellence Award for business acumen and a charitable attitude. The USPTA noted Sumrow had, "a tremendous impact on tennis growth by focusing on instructional and play programs that provide a pathway for all players to enjoy the game."
Numbers for instructional and play programs at High Point soared from July 2011 to June 2012.
Favre to East Tenn. State
John Paul II senior setter Kristen Favre has verbally committed to continue her volleyball career at East Tennessee State.
Favre will officially sign Nov. 14.
"I'm excited to sign to play at the Division I level for coach Lindsey Devine at East Tennessee State," Favre said. "I plan to push myself to the highest levels of achievement as a student-athlete and look forward to joining the Buccaneer family."
Favre is also a setter for Dallas Summit under club coach Mike Minnis.
State championship tickets on sale
Tickets for the UIL Football State Championships are now on sale.
Set to return to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington for another year, the state championship games will feature Classes 1A-5A.
Both the Division I and II 5A title tilts will be played Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. (Div. II) and 8 p.m. (I), and will cost $15 per person. The ticket allows admittance to all games that day, which includes the 4A Div. I Championship.
Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.com.
Mitchell nabs All-American Bowl spot
Prestonwood Christian Academy senior Mike Mitchell has been selected for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The bowl's selection tour will visit Prestonwood on Wednesday to make the pick official. Mitchell will be honored before his teammates, classmates and family members.
Mitchell, a 6-foot-4, 216-pound four-star recruit ranked No. 18 in the state by ESPN for the Class of 2013, has been a standout linebacker for the Lions this season while also chipping in as the team's primary kickoff returner.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised by NBC Jan. 5 from the Alamodome.
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