Thursday, December 28, 2006

Texas Bowl 2006-Final Score: Rutgers-37 Kansas State-10

Final Score: Rutgers-37 Kansas State-10

The Most Valuable Player of the Game is Rutgers running back Ray Rice.

He rushed for 170 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown.Thanks for being with us for the game.

Please visit TexSport Publications at for final reports and game analysis from writer Robert Kelly and game action photos by Darla Tamulitis.

Texas Bowl 2006

Coming to you LIVE from the Texas Bowl in Houston, Texas, the 2006 Inaugural Texas Bowl featuring the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University (10-2) and the Wildcats of Kansas State (7-5).

TexSport Publications reporter Robert Kelly will be posting LIVE during the game at our mirror site

Please visit the site for up-to-the-minute action from the game.

After the game, visit our main publication site at for a final rap-up and the complete coverage of the game.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Final Score: Cedar Hill 51 Cypress Falls 17

By Robert H. Kelly

The second half saw much of the same at the first, with Cedar Hill and quarterback William Cole continue their dominance of a seeming uninspired Cypress Falls squad.

Hill, who was named the Offensive Player of the Game, lead his team to even more scores and the defense, which capitalized on every Eagle mistake was instrumental in keeping the Longhorns at bay.

Every time that Cy-Falls would take possession of the ball, they would either be pummeled by the Longhorn defense or would fail to execute. On those instances, the Eagles would pounce on them like a hungry dog, or should I say longhorn, that had missed a few meals.

Only when the Longhorns started emptying the bench, allowing the second and third string players a chance to get into the fray, did the Eagles start producing.

Their lone score in the second half came on a blocked punt, which resulted in a touchdown.

On a more positive note, both teams should be complemented on achieving the highest pinnacle in scholastic athletics; playing for a state championship.

If that was they only thing that these fine student-athletes gained from the game, then it was worth it.

However, feeling good about oneself was not the desired outcome that either team desired. Both wanted to win the state title.

In the end, one will have a very enjoyable ride back to the Dallas area, while the other will dream of what could have been, what they could have done better, and about their future in their right back to Houston.

UIL 5-A Division 2 Football Championships: Cedar Hill -vs- Cypress Falls: Halftime Report

Cedar Hill quarterback William Cole dominates Cy-Falls in the first half of their UIL 5-A Division 2 State Championship matchup. Photo by Darla Tamulitis

By Robert H. Kelly

Blogging live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, it is now halftime at the UIL 5-A Division 2 Football Championships between Cedar Hill High School "Eagles"and Cypress Falls High School Longhorns.

In a match that I feel should have been much closer that it is, Cedar Hill had totally dominated the Eagles. Jumping out to a 31-10 lead at halftime, the Eagles seem to be playing at a much higher level that their opponents.

Quarterback William Cole, who is totally dominating the game, has rushed for 210 yards on 12 plays and scored two touchdowns. In addition, Cole is also 6 for 10, with one interception, for 67 yards and one touchdown.

The Longhorns have 248 yard rushing and 67 yards passing for a total of 315 yards. Compare that to Cypress Falls, who only have 198 total yards, with 150 yards passing and 48 yards rushing.

Cy-Falls had possession o for 13:36 but couldn't seem to do anything with it. The offense is sluggish and when they do advance the ball, they quickly loose focus or turn the ball over.

Quarterback Jeff Welsh is 14-8 for 150 yards and one interception, but that was not enough to counteract the highly effective Longhorn offense.

Cole has simply taken control of the game and is dictating his terms to the Longhorns. Whatever college or univeristy gets this young man is in store for a multitude of victories.

If Cy-Falls cannot find a way to stop him, it is going to be a long, hard drive back to Houston.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Cougars Take 7th at Miami (Ohio) Swimming Invitational

From the University of Houston Sports Information Office

University of Houston senior captain Szintia Szanto posted a time of 2:19.24 to win the 200-yard breaststroke Saturday during the final day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational at Corwin Nixon Natatorium.

Szanto was not the only Cougar swimmer to perform well Saturday. Sophomore Andrea Pa'lmai finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.93, while sophomore Lauren VanCleave earned a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.67.

The Cougars finished seventh of 11 teams after scoring 714.5 points during the three-day meet. Host Miami (Ohio) won the meet with 1873.5 points, while Truman State was second with 1452.5 points. Denison (1,200), Oakland (1,159.5), Cincinnati (1,044) and Emory (821) rounded out the Top Six team leaders.

Greatest Moment in Sport: USA-USSR Hockey at 1980 Winter Olympic Games

By Robert H. Kelly

This is without a doubt, the greatest moment in USA Olympic history, if not the entire world of sport.

Of course I am talking about the USA defeating the USSR in hockey at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid.

Many will disagree, and they are entitled to their opinion, but in this writer's mind, it was the great moment in the history of sport.

Of couse, I was not there. I WAS watching it on TV. Not even I thought such a feat could happen.

It just goes to show if you want it bad enough, and you believe in miracles..they can happen.

What a time. The Olympics as they should ALWAYS be!!!

What a shame they have turned into a mere shadow of their former self.