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Harris signing at Smashburger
Texas Legends general manager Del Harris will be at Smashburger Plano (6100 West Park Blvd., Suite 300) on Dec. 12 to sign copies of his book "On Point: Four Steps to Better Life Teams."
The signing is set for 6:30-8 p.m.
Harris, a former NBA Coach of the Year, will also be sharing inspirational stories and memories that have brought him to where he is now.
"On Point" is based on a four-step process that helps people learn how to contribute more in their daily roles while also increasing their daily influence. According to Harris, this will help lead people to a better life as well as more meaningful and enduring relationships.
THSBCA Convention and Clinic
The Waco Convention Center will be the site of the 2013 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Convention and Clinic.
The event is set for Jan. 10-12.
Early registration is available until Dec. 4 at a cost of $65. That price includes membership, clinic fees, liability insurance through THSBCA, a membership card and spot in the 2013 directory.
Regular or on-site registration is $80.
For further information, go to: thsbca.com or contact Mario Barrett at: 210-724-9959.
Curry named state all-star
The rosters have been released for the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game and Plano West senior setter Abigail Curry has made the cut.
"It's a huge honor to get picked for that," said Brittany Bridge, West head coach. "There is such a select group on that team."
Curry will play for the Class 4-5A Red squad.
This is far from her first varsity honor though as Curry was first team all-district four times, district Setter of the Year twice and shattered West's all-time career assist mark with 3,692.
Senior athletes were selected by the TGCA Volleyball Committee, which is composed of volleyball member coaches, at their annual meeting. Selections were then made from nominations submitted by member coaches.
Curry, a North Carolina signee, will compete in the game over the summer.
THSCEF Leadership Summit
The Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation is teaming with Game Changers for its leadership summit on Feb. 18, 2013.
The event will take place at the AAC.
Tickets are $99 for Texas High School Coaches Association members and $250 for non members. Payment can be sent to: THSCEF, P.O. Drawer 1138, San Marcos, Tx. 78667.
For more info, call: 512-392-3741.
PCA, JPII players all-state
With the volleyball season complete, the end-of-year awards are out.
Prestonwood Christian Academy and John Paul II are among the honorees with both teams getting players onto the TAPPS 5A All-State Team.
The Lady Lions led the way following their trip to the state finals with senior Katie Staiger and junior Ashley Morgan both named first team all-state. Junior teammate Haley Wolken made the list as well, named as a second-team selection.
Joining Wolken on that squad was John Paul junior Jennifer Young, who helped the Lady Cardinals advance to regionals this season.
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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-Aug. 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.
Get Golf Ready coming to Plano
Women looking to learn about or hone their golf game are in luck.
Now under way, and running through Dec. 13, the PGA Tour Superstore in Plano will be offering a women's Get Golf Ready program. An alternative means of learning the ins and outs of the game, Get Golf Ready consists of five lessons taught by a PGA professional, starting at $99.
The PGA Tour Superstore is located at 8700 Preston Road.
Landry Award nominations
For the third straight year, North Texas GMC Dealers will present the area's top high school football player with The Landry Award.
The honor recognizes the Metroplex's top high school player. The recipient will be chosen by a voting panel of former coaches and players, media members and local leaders. The Landry Award program will also recognize the Whataburger All-North Texas Team.
Fans can vote at: LandryAward.com.
Five finalists will be announced in November with 2012's official winner named Dec. 6 at a ceremony at the Communities Foundation of Texas.
Scream wins 10U fall title
The third time proved to be the charm for the Plano Youth Soccer Association's Team Scream.
After losing two straight finals, the 10U girls captured the fall title with wins of 4-0, 5-1 and 4-1.
After finishing the regular season at 8-2 (third place), the Scream faced a difficult path to the championship. In the semifinals, the Scream played a team it had not beaten in eight previous attempts, including the past two finals.
But that trend changed and the Scream moved to the championship against the Cheetahs. In the finals, the Scream broke open a 1-1 tie with a hat trick from Lauren Rosas in a four-minute span to take a 4-1 lead and secure the team's first title.
The Scream was started by Duane Newman when the girls were 3 and 4 years old.
"This just goes to show what can happen if you create a fun, family environment while instilling the basics of soccer," Newman said.
The Scream will next be in the North Texas Soccer Association's Tournament of Champions.
"We are always pushing the girls to play their best," said Keith Dlott, Scream assistant coach, "focusing on the foundation and challenging them to improve with every practice and game."
Taylor Webb Classic approaches
With its first tournament (Rockwall-Heath) in the books, first year-head coach Jay Pryor and the Plano Senior wrestling team continues to look forward to its host tourney, the Taylor Webb Classic.
Named after the Plano ISD wrestling luminary, the tournament is set for Dec. 15.
This is the seventh edition of the event.
Arlington won the 15-team tournament last season with Plano West in second, Plano placing third and Plano East finishing fifth.
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