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Thursday - Friday Results
McKinney beats Frisco Lonestar, 40-36
McKinney North beats Melissa, 66-50
Amarillo beats McKinney Boyd, 64-47
McKinney Boyd beats South Grand Prairie, 49-38
Somborn commits to Cornell
McKinney Lions senior quarterback Robert Somborn recently announced on his Twitter account that he has decided to accept an offer to play college football at Cornell University. Somborn completed 196 of 309 attempts, passing for 2,858 yards and 31 touchdowns to 11 interceptions this season.
Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell is a member of the Ivy League, which plays in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. Commitments are not binding until National Signing Day in February.
McKinney College Bowl Ties
There are nearly a dozen players that have ties to McKinney who are playing in college football bowl games this month and next, including such prestigious games as the Rose Bowl and the Cotton Bowl.
Players in bowls are:
Poinsettia Bowl -- BYU, Brandon Ogletree, Sr.-LB, McKinney/McKinney
Hawaii Bowl -- SMU, Dylan Dickman, Fr.-RB, McKinney/Boyd
Holiday Bowl, Baylor, Jamal Palmer, Fr.-OL, McKinney/Boyd
Texas Bowl -- Texas Tech, Taylor Symmank, So.-K, McKinney/So. Arkansas
Armed Forces Bowl -- Rice, Cameron Decell, Fr.-K/P, McKinney/Boyd and Austin Laudenslager, RFr.-S, McKinney/North
Heart of Dallas Bowl -- Oklahoma St., Derek Branson, So.-FB, McKinney/Boyd and Evan Epstein, Sr.-OL, McKinney/Bishop Lynch
Rose Bowl -- Stanford, Josh Peprah, Sr.-LB, McKinney/Plano East
AT&T Cotton Bowl -- Texas A&M, Cody Barrow, Fr.-WR, McKinney/Allen
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Winter Games of Texas near
For the eighth year in a row, The Winter Games of Texas (the state's largest multi-sport amateur competition) is coming to Collin County. The event is set for Jan. 18-20, 2013.
Close to 4,000 athletes and 15,000 spectators, coaches, referees and volunteers are expected to participate in this year's event, which features 13 different sports (basketball, Miracle League Bowling, fencing, figure skating, flag football, gymnastics, ice hockey, martial arts, soccer, swimming, volleyball, table tennis and the 2013 Texas State Weightlifting Championship, which is the latest addition to the annual slate of activities).
While most of the events are taking place in Frisco, the gymnastics portion of the competition will be Jan. 19-20 at ASI Gymnastics-Plano West (4051 Rosemeade Pkwy).
Those who medal in basketball, figure skating, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and table tennis advance to the 2013 State Games of America, which are July 31-August 4. For more information or to register, go to: taaf.com or call: 1-877-463-7472.
DFW Coaches clinic
High school coaches have a chance to learn from their own. On Jan. 23-25, Embassy Suites Outdoor World at DFW Airport will be the site of a DFW Coaches Clinic, featuring a litany of high school coaches as speakers. Sixteen 50-minute lectures will be given by the coaches on hand, with attendees slated to enjoy a Friday night "Chalk Talk" and dinner with one of the state's top offensive or defensive minds.
There will also be a Texas Hold-Em tournament on Friday, an FCA lecture on Saturday, plus a $1,000 cash prize up for grabs after the last lecture on Sunday. The clinic's registration fee is $70 if mailed in by Jan. 18 and $80 afterwards. To pre-register, visit the clinic website at coachesclinic.net.
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