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The Griffey legacy continues with Trey playing college football

 

Ken Griffey Jr's son Trey heading to play for the Arizona Wildcats (photo by Rdikeman via wikipedia commons)

Everybody knows that the baseball Griffeys, Ken Sr. and Ken Jr. were great players.

Well, fans of that family probably was wondering if there was another on the way to pro baseball.

No, but there is one who could be headed to the NFL but first, he’ll play at the University of Arizona.

Trey Griffey, grandson of Ken Sr. and son of Ken Jr. has made an oral commitment to play football for the Wildcats.

Being selecting to play in Tucson, Trey was recruited by Arizona State, Iowa State, Michigan State and Washington State.

Last season for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, Trey caught 74 passes for 970 yards and as a wide receiver.

Just like his dad, he is tall at 6’2 and weighs 190 pounds.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & Recruiting news

Clint Bowyer’s new crew chief at MWR is Brian Pattie

Michael Waltrip as a driver in 2008 NAPA Toyota Camry (photo by Freewheeling Daredevil Royalbroil via wikipedia commons)

New driver Clint Bowyer has been given a new crew chief.

Michael Waltrip Racing has hired Brian Pettie as Bowyer’s crew chief.

Pattie was the crew chief most recently for Juan Pablo Montoya. He has 18 wins in the Nationwide Series and one in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

MWR has three teams with the addition of Bowyer. He joins Martin Truex, Jr. and a shared ride between Mark Martin and part-owner Michael Waltrip.

Bowyer had been driving for Richard Childress Racing since 2004. He left due to an impasse in contract extension negotiations.

 

info compiled from Radio, TV & Michael Waltrip Racing

Thome bypasses Indians offer to stay; returns to Philadelphia

 

Jim Thome (file)

The Cleveland Indians brought Jim Thome back home to his original team during the second half of 2010. They even invited him to come back in 2011. He kept giving signals in the media that he was going to retire. But then, the Philadelphia Phillies called and he accepted.

The Phillies need Thome’s bat and ability to play first base due to the fact that they’re superstar first baseman Ryan Howard is recovering from surgery on his left Achilles tendon. Thome has not played first base since 2007, but says he’ll work all off-season working on his defense.

The 41-year-old Thome was a bigĀ  hit during his first stint in Philadelphia. He led the NL in homers with 47 in 2003 and 42 in 2004. Overall with the Phillies, he hit .260 with 96 home runs and 266 RBI’s.

He and the Phillies agreed on a $1.25 million, one-year contract last weekend.

In 2010, with the Minnesota Twins and Indians, the Illinois native hit .256 with 15 homers and 50 RBI’s in 93 games. He hit .350 with runners in scoring position.

In his career which also includes Cleveland twice, the White Sox and the LA Dodgers. He has a career average of .277 with 604 homers and 1,674 RBI’s. He is one of only eight players to hit more than 600 homers joining, Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey, Jr.

 

Info courtesy of MLB & Philadelphia Phillies news

 

Flyers’ Fabrizius earns MacBeth, Uhl awards in basketball

 

Luke Fabrizius (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

University of Dayton Flyers basketball player, Luke Fabrizius, a junior, received two honors at the team’s annual basketball banquet.

As the upperclassman on the team with the highest cumulative grade point average, he was presented with the John L. MacBeth Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award. Fabrizius is a Finance and Business Economics double major. The Macbeth Scholar-Athlete Award is presented in memory of Dayton, Ohio businessman John L. MacBeth, and is sponsored by Mrs. John L. MacBeth and family. It has been awarded since 1959.

Fabrizius was also named this season’s winner of the Uhl Family Endowed Scholarship. Former Flyers Bill Uhl, Sr. and Bill Uhl, Jr., have endowed a men’s basketball scholarship that is given annually to be given to a returning Flyer basketball player. Originally awarded in 2003, it was the first endowed award of this type in the University of Dayton Athletics Division. It is given annually to the UD player who best exemplifies the qualities of good sportsmanship and character, and follows the University’s creed of “Learn, Lead and Serve” on and off the court.

Previous recipients have been Keith Waleskowski, Mark Jones, Warren Williams, Jimmy Binnie, Marcus Johnson, Kurt Huelsman and Devin Searcy.

 

Info courtesy of University of Dayton athletics

Troy Coughlin, Jr. joins family members with U.S. Nationals championship

Troy Coughlin, Jr. has seen his dad, Troy and uncle Jeg Coughlin, Jr. win titles at the U.S. Nationals event several times in the Indianapolis suburb of Clermont, Indiana.

Troy Coughlin Jr. with his U.S. Nationals trophy (Jegs.com)

On Labor Day Monday, the third-generation driver in the Jegs Racing Team family, won the super comp division of the U.S. Nationals, considered to be the top event in the sport of drag racing.

In a division that started on Thursday of last week with 72 competitors with bracket racing, which means a driver is not allowed to run a quicker quarter-mile than 8.90 seconds. The younger Coughlin was nearly perfect on every trip down the drag strip as he worked his way up the ladder. He beat Don O’Neal in the finals.

Troy Coughlin Jr. in his winning dragster (Jegs.com)

compiled from staff & NHRA news

Special thanks goes out to jegs.com for providing photos for this article.

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