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Anderson offered by UCLA, Arizona
As the days go on, Plano West junior running back Auston Anderson continues to pick up Division I offers.
That latest came Thursday from UCLA.
According to Anderson, no choice is imminent.
The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder moved to varsity as a sophomore in 2011, but became a full-time starter in 2012. The results were productive as the Wolves made the regional finals and Anderson was a first team all-district and all-Collin County selection after rushing for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns.
PISD bowling headed to state
The Plano ISD will have plenty of representation Saturday and Sunday when the 12th Annual Texas High School Bowling Club State Tournament commences.
The event is at Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth.
Action begins Saturday with the boys team competition, where Plano Senior is seeded No. 13. The Wildcats also have junior Brian Robinson (No. 21 seed) set to take part in the individual competition, which is Sunday.
That is the same day of the girls team contest.
Former state champion Plano East (2011) is seeded No. 23. That team includes junior Shana Geerdes, the top seed in Saturday's individual state tourney with a district average of 225.
Groselle a Senior CLASS finalist
The Citadel senior Mike Groselle is a finalist for the Senior Class Award in men's basketball.
Groselle is a Plano West alum.
The award combines community, classroom, character and competition in its voting process.
Groselle is 13th on The Citadel's all-time points list and third in rebounds. He also has the highest field goal percentage in the program's 102-year history and is the all-time leader in double-doubles. Groselle, who averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference, was tabbed all-Southern Conference by coaches and second team by media. Groselle has done well off the court too as the civil engineering major has a 3.693 GPA.
Fan voting, which accounts for one-third of the final tally, is open at: seniorclassaward.com.
Fans can vote once a day until March 25.
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Shred-A-Thon at Plano
Following last year's successful campaign, the Plano Senior wrestling team is holding its second Shred-A-Thon.
The even is noon-2 p.m. March 23 at Plano.
Those interested can bring boxes of paper to be destroyed via shredding trucks. The cost is $10 for the first box and $5 for each additional box with wrestlers coming to the car and taking boxes to the shredder. This year also features an e-waste program for computers, phones, etc. The suggested donation is $5 per device under 10 pounds, $10 for 25 pounds and $15 for 50 pounds.
For more info, go to: planowrestling.org.
Blalock named Man of the Year
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Justin Blalock has been named the 2013 Watkins Alumni Man of the Year by the National Alliance of African American Athletes.
Blalock is a Plano East alum.
Blalock, who runs youth football clinics in Atlanta and Plano (with the next local one June 22 at East), was given the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy "for his selfless service to others, a living example of the principals of the alliance."
The honors for Blalock don't stop there as he will be part of the next class for the Plano ISD Hall of Honor, which will be inducted May 18.
Burkhead honored by Plano
The city of Plano is planning to honor former Nebraska running back, and Plano Senior alumni, Rex Burkhead on April 22 with a ceremony at the Municipal Center (1520 Avenue K).
The event begins at 7 p.m.
Burkhead is being recognized for winning the 2012 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award for bringing awareness to Jack Hoffman's fight with pediatric brain cancer.
That could be a big week for Burkhead as he is a candidate to be selected during the 2013 NFL Draft.
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