Saturday, September 09, 2006

Wings Over Houston Airshow Scheduled for October 21-22

The 2006 edition of the Wings Over Houston Airshow is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22 at Houston’s Ellington Field.

This year’s show will include the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, performing their close flying formations, tight turns and solo head-on flying.

Gates will open from 8 am to 6pm on Saturday and from 8 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Aerial performances will begin daily at 10 am.

Check back with TexSport Publications for updates and more information on this premier event.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Two More Longhorn Football Players Arrested

By Chris Price

University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown may need to add a position to his staff; Legal Defense Coordinator

For the second time in four months, Longhorn football players have been arrested and jailed for actions off the football field.

Early Monday, cornerback Tarell Brown and defensive back Tyrell Gatewood, along with former player Aaron Harris were stopped while driving on Interstate 35 about 2:50am.

A deputy pulled the group over after watching the car weaving erratically and coming close to hitting another car.

Brown was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, a loaded 9 mm handgun, and with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Gatewood and Harris were charged with the same drug misdemeanor.

The weapons charge is a Class A misdemeanor with maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. The marijuana charge, which was for less than two ounces, is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Coach Mack Brown said he met with both players and was "holding them out of all team functions as we gather as much information as possible before making a team decision."

This past May, former running back Ramonce Taylor was arrested in Bell County on the charge of possession of marijuana. He had already been dropped from the team for “academic reasons” at the time of arrest and is currently awaiting trial.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Texas High School Football 5-A Top 10 (Week 0)

TexSport Publications will post our weekly Top 10 poll of 5A high school football.

Our rankings are based on the reseach and opinions of our writers, photographer, along with various reporters and bloggers in Texas.

TexSport Publications
2006 Texas 5-A Football
Top 10 Rankings (Week 0)
(Current rank-school-record-last week's rank)

1. Lufkin (1-0) (1)
2. Southlake Carroll (0-0) (2)
3. Garland (1-0) (3)
4. A&M Consolidated (1-0) (4)
5. Austin Westlake (1-0) (5)
6. Smithson Valley (1-0) (8)
7. GP North Shore (1-0) (9)
8. Euless Trinity (0-0) (11)
9. Katy (1-0) (12)
10. SA O’Connor (1-0) (17)

Friday, September 01, 2006

LaMarque Bests Nederland 28-20 at Reliant Stadium

By Robert H. Kelly

La Marque High School came to Reliant Stadium to show their fans that they were deserving of a number 10 ranking in a Texas Football Magazine poll.

It took them a while to get started, but showed they were deserving of the ranking and perhaps much more.

The Cougars came back hard and heavy in the second half to kicked off the 2006 football season with a 28-20 win over Nederland.

Nederland senior running back Micah Mosley, on the second play from scrimmage, took the ball up the middle for a 68-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead just 64 seconds into the game.

La Marque came back quickly on their first offensive possession, effect ively driving downfield to cut the lead to 7-6. The Cougars drive lasted 4:29 for 60 yards in 12 plays.

Mosley took off on another big run for the Bulldogs, streaking down the right sideline for a 57-yard touchdown, taking the score to 14-6 with 3:23 to go in the quarter.

The second quarter saw La Marque quarterback Durklyn Haynes find receiver Joseph Florence with a 12-yard touchdown pass. Haynes then followed up with a two-point conversion to Shane Cams even the score at 14-14 at the half.

La Marque continued its offensive assault in the second half with a 54-yard touchdown by Marcus Frank on the second play.

The Bulldogs then drove 57 yards downfield in five plays, scoring on a 27-yard touchdown pass from Alex Moshier to Josh Cabra. The extra point attempt failed, leaving La Marque with a 21-20 lead.

The Cougars took scored a final time in the fourth quarter on a six-play, 76-yard drive that saw Haynes complete a 32-yard touchdown pass from Durklyn to Cams, giving La Marque a 28-20 victory.