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His Job Remains a Kick

HORSESHOE BAY—Phil Dawson, who has been a field goal kicker in three different decades—college and NFL—did a superb job of stitching life’s lessons inside a pro football career, March 2, at the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club.Candor was abundant, as the former Longhorn (mid-to-late 1990s) indicated not every NFL player hums the Nationwide tune.“There’s a lot of insecurity,” said the 41-year-old Dawson,

It Happens Every Spring

I’ve written this commentary before, and I will be glad to stop the repetition if someone would listen to me!The general theme is: the baseball season is too long; the specific subject today is Spring Training, the main culprit.Are you going to tell me it takes four or five weeks to get ready for the 162-game endurance test? Does it take that long to hit .242 or author a 5.44 earned run average?

Rhett Weaver is safe at second in action at home against St. Anthony of San Antonio. The Jackets had a rough visit to Wimberley last weekend, losing three-out-of-three games.

‘The Colors are Changing!’

I’ve written this before, but my attacks were on Texas and Texas Tech. I didn’t like the Longhorns wearing black on the basketball court, and I really didn’t like seeing Tech in all that gray in football.I’ll bet Chris Christie will get back into the GOP presidential-nomination race and then beat Hillary Clinton, before Texas wears black at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. I never understood why

Dalton Dewveall has had quite a successful senior year: football, tennis, and, oh, yes, powerlifting.

Strength Makes a Statement

Strength Makes a Statement

Dakoda Trull deserves a grimace or two after the weight he pulled off the floor throughout the winter of 2016.

One Jacket is heading to state, and two who missed were also outstanding in the Powerlifting Association, Region II, Class-4A Meet, March 12.“Great accomplishment,” declared head coach Clint Easley. A robust nine from Llano made it to the prestigious event at Robinson High School near Waco.Dalton Dewveall, who plays a bit of tennis—see Spring Sports Special—and football, achieved one of his major

Special Victories

The Llano Special Olympics Yellow Jackets participated in the 2-day Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, March 4 and 5 in San Marcos. The event brought together students from elementary to high school from schools across Central Texas. The team participated in unified basketball where half the team has special needs, and the other half can assist and play with them. Others participated in the

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