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Voting now underway for Texas Rangers 40th Anniversary All-Time Team


Most people may not recall, but the Texas Rangers used to be the Washington Senators from 1961-1971 playing in our nation’s capital at R.F.K. Stadium with such players as Frank Howard, Dick Bosman and Denny McLain.

But owner Robert Short decided to move the team for the 1972 season to the south Dallas suburb of Arlington and thus the Texas Rangers was born.

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With this being 2012, the Texas Rangers are celebrating their 40th Anniversary and fans will have the opportunity to vote for the best players in the club’s history.

The Rangers have a ballot to select the 40th Anniversary All-Time Team. Voting began on Tuesday, May 1 at and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

The Texas Rangers 40th Anniversary All-Time team will be announced in June and its members will be honored on the club’s annual Alumni Weekend, August 10-12. That will include the Rangers 40th Anniversary Weekend Luncheon on Friday, August 10 at the Arlington Convention Center. Tickets go on sale at or by calling 817-436-5933.

Fans are able to vote for one player at each position except outfield (3) and starting and relief pitchers (2 each). All individuals who submit completely filled-out ballots on-line will be automatically entered to win a chance at two tickets to the Dr Pepper Texas Rangers 40th Anniversary Weekend Luncheon. A total of five winners will be selected.


Portions of the Rangers press release used in article

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, Live this morning at 10:45, Jackson Center vs. Africentric on our website


Shawon Wilson, Africentric

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE returns to the airwaves this morning after a week’s hiatus.

The Ohio Division IV State semifinals from the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State, as the Jackson Center Tigers (26-0) take on Columbus City League South Division member, Africentric Nubians.

Game time is 10:45 a.m. live on the website. You can LISTEN LIVE by clicking here.

If the link fails, here’s another way to listen to the game live.

Go to the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page in the upper right hand corner, click it and scroll down to the March 22 game and click listen and the game comes up there. We’ll be on the air 30 minutes before the game with our usual information.

Africentric head coach Michael Bates

Jackson Center, from Jackson Center, Ohio in Shelby County, plays in the Shelby County League where they were the champions. Other members include, the Anna Rockets, Botkins Trojans, Sidney Fairlawn Jets, Fort Loramie Redskins, Houston Wildcats and the Russia Raiders.

Hosie Smith, Africentric

To get to the Division IV Final Four, the Tigers, coached by athletic director Scott Elchert, beat Tri-Village in overtime in the district championship game, St. Henry in the regional semifinals and Dayton Jefferson in the regional finals.

They are led by senior Andy Hoying, the Southwest District Player of the Year. Their other starters include senior Tony Opperman, juniors Alex Meyer, Trey Elchert and Eric Ryder.

Off the bench, Jackson Center turns to freshman Gavin Wildermuth and junior Levi Winner.

Justin Miller, Africentric

The Tigers are very stingy on defense, giving up a shade over 40 points a game.

Jackson Center is making their third trip to Columbus and the Final Four, but their first since their championship year of 1985.

They are one of only two unbeaten schools left in the State of Ohio.

The Africentric Nubians are 22-3 and members of the Columbus City League South Division where they were runnerups to champion Walnut Ridge. Two of their losses were to the Scots and the other was to Division III powerhouse Bloom-Carroll.

The Nubians are making their third trip to the State’s Final Four and second straight. Last year, they lost to eventual Division III champion Cincinnati Taft.

In their tournament run, Africentric have outscored opponents 78.7 to 34.3 points per game in 6 wins over Columbus International, Gilead Christian, Northside Christian, Millersport, Newark Catholic and Beaver Eastern.

Trevon Saunders, Africentric

Beaver Eastern scored 43 points on the Nubians in the regional final and those are the most their given up in the tournament in one game.

The Nubians, who will play 10-15 players to wear the opponent down, are led by juniors Kenny Robinson, Trevon Saunders, Kejuan Skinner-Byrd, Cyquil Tucker and Newshawn Walls. Top seniors include Fuquan Tucker, Delquan Black, Hosie Smith, Justin Miller and freshman Jaquan Harrison.

Kenny Robinson, Africentric

The winner of the Jackson Center-Africentric game will play the winner of the Berlin Hiland (24-1)-Arlington (23-3) game on Saturday morning at 10:30.

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE is brought to you by majority sponsor, SWIFT TAX SERVICES.





Romo, Cowboys edge Miami, 20-19


Tony Romo July 2007 (photo by Summertx via wikipedia commons)

Dallas Cowboys rookie placekicker Dan Bailey has been money in the bank for his team at the end of games.

The 7-4 Cowboys have won four games this season that have been decided by a kick from Bailey in the final two minutes or in overtime.

He did it again on Thanksgiving night with a 28-yard field goal as the clock ran out to give the Cowboys a 20-19 win over the Miami Dolphins in Arlington.

The victory was the 4th straight for Dallas and Miami drops to 3-8.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had his streak of 128 straight passes without an interception end, but he was 22 of 34 passing for 226 yards.

The Dolphins drove the ball all over the field and had four drives that were 10 yards of the end zone , but had to settle for a field goal each time as they drop to 3-8. Brandon Marshall caught their only TD, a 35-yarder.


Info compiled from NFL, Dallas Cowboys & Miami Dolphins

Texas Rangers becoming dominant AL team; headed to Series 2nd year in a row

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The Texas Rangers had some important people in the stands Saturday night in Arlington that they did not want to disappoint.

Former team owner and U.S. president George W. Bush, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and current team owner Nolan Ryan watched as the Rangers clobbered the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series.

They are the first AL team to repeat as champions in a decade.

The explosive offense of the Rangers used a nine-run third inning to power them to a 15-5 romp over Detroit that allowed them to get to the World Series a second straight year. They won the ALCS 4 games to 2.

The franchise that started as the expansion Washington Senators and moved to Texas back in 1972 had failed to advance to the World Series in its first 49 years of existence. The Rangers won the AL title in 2010 but lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.

The Rangers rode the hot bat of its rising star Nelson Cruz. He set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series.

Cruz collected 13 RBI’s in the series, which is another postseason record, and was voted as the ALCS MVP.

Another star for Texas is the longest tenured player on the roster, Michael Young. Young, who earlier in the season wanted to be traded, has flourished in the DH role. Last night, he hit a home run, and knocked home five runs. Young has played with Texas for 11 years and is 34 years old.

Info from MLB, Radio & TV news

WAC welcomes Texas-Arlington as 10th member


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The Western Athletic Conference has a new member from the Dallas area.

The conference lost Texas Christian University of Ft. Worth and Southern Methodist University from Dallas a few years ago, but now has added UTA which is from the southern part of the city, Arlington.

WAC officials have been interested in UTA for awhile and both parties clicked from the beginning and the board of regents for the University of Texas system voted to accept the invitation to join.

After the upcoming 2011-2012 season, the WAC will be losing Fresno State, Hawaii and Nevada. But for the 2012-2013 season, the WAC will see its membership go back to ten with the additions of Seattle, Denver, Texas State, Texas-San Antonio and UTA.

Texas-Arlington will be jumping from the Southland Conference and has been looking to improve the school’s image by going to a bigger conference.

Only seven of the 10 WAC schools have football teams and UTA does not. The school is looking into possibly adding a football program. It could play its games in the new Cowboys Stadium which sits very close to its campus. The Mavericks shut down their football program in 1985.


Info courtesy of the Western Athletic Conference & University of Texas-Arlington

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