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McKinney North beats Texas High, 66-45, in the bi-district round
Richardson Berkner beats McKinney Boyd, 59-48, in the bi-district round
McKinney beats Plano West, 2-0
McKinney Boyd beats Allen, 3-1
Prosper beats McKinney North, 4-1
Plano West beats McKinney, 1-0
McKinney Boyd ties Allen, 2-2
McKinney North beats Prosper, 1-0
McKinney beats Frisco Lone Star, 13-3
McKinney beats Lovejoy, 8-7
McKinney Boyd beats Garland, 16-0
Lionettes join Lady Broncos with state ranking
The McKinney Boyd softball team has risen in the state rankings to No. 8. The Lady Broncos were ranked No. 9 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association's first poll of the season last week.
Also joining the Lady Broncos with a state softball ranking is Boyd's cross-town rival McKinney. The Lionettes are currently ranked No. 15 in the state. McKinney and Boyd are two of the only three Metroplex softball teams to receive a state ranking.
Area basketball playoff roundup
After last weekend, the city of McKinney no longer has any girls varsity programs still active in the postseason. McKinney North lost in the area round Friday night to Red Oak from Sachse High School. The Lady Bulldogs had previously beaten Longview Pine Tree in their bi-district matchup.
McKinney, the only other McKinney-based girls team to make the playoffs, lost to Dallas Skyline in its bi-district game from Lewisville High School.
On the boys side, McKinney North beat Texas High 66-45 Monday night in the bi-district round from Paris High School. The Bulldogs will play Jacksonville 7:30 p.m. Friday from Emory Rains High School.
In 10-5A action, Boyd lost to Richardson Berkner 59-48 Tuesday night from Naaman Forest High School in its playoff opener.
North boasts strong swimming, wrestling programs
McKinney North recently placed third at the Region 3 wrestling tournament in Houston. North had great individual success as 10 different MNHS wrestlers qualified for the state tournament in Austin, which will be held Feb. 21-23.
The North wrestlers and their results were: 2nd Place: John Finley, Ruston Travis, Chandler Duran; 3rd Place: Travis Quarterman; 4th Place: Tyler Board, Will Harcrow, Justin Hartkorn; 5th Place: Christian Mendez, Isaac Cruz and Damarcus Porch.
North's state-level success continued also the Bulldogs also had five different swimmers qualify for the state swimming tournament.
Boyd hosts track meet
The McKinney Boyd Broncos will be hosting the McKinney Boyd Relays this weekend. The multi-team track meet, which will include Boyd's cross-town rival McKinney, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday from Ron Poe Stadium.
Sidekicks playoff opener set
Following the conclusion of Saturday's regular season finale against the Texas Strikers, the Dallas Sidekicks will turn their attention towards the playoffs.
And waiting at the starting line of the Sidekicks' quest for the PASL Ron Newman Cup is a team they're all too familiar with: the Rio Grande Valley Flash.
The Sidekicks and Flash will square off opposite each other in a two-leg series that begins on the road Sunday at 3 p.m.
Game Two will commence on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. from the Allen Event Center. In the case of a tie, the Sidekicks and Flash will play a 15-minute mini-game following the conclusion of Game Two to determine who moves on.
Dallas and RGV have played each other four times this season, with the Sidekicks holding a 3-1 lead in the series.
State swimming, wrestling to be webcast
FOX Sports Southwest will provide live webcasts of the State Swimming and Diving Championships as well as the State Wrestling Tournament.
The webcasts will be up Feb. 23.
The live web stream begins at 9:30 a.m. at: FoxSportsSouthwest.com by clicking on the UIL championship banner for the respective sport.
Austin sportscaster Jeff Power, San Antonio Madison swim coach Bobby Duin and Angela Hamann will call swimming and diving with Randy Sumner and J. Carl Guymon announcing for wrestling.
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Collin County man among Fan Cave finalists
Plano West alum Mina Park is among the 52 finalists for the MLB Fan Cave 2013 competition.
Park is representing the Texas Rangers, with a chance at moving to New York to watch every baseball game of the upcoming season while blogging, interviewing players and making creative videos. The competition's top 30 finalists are selected through fan voting, the original audition submission and ability to generate media buzz.
Each finalist will be flown out to spring training in Arizona later this month. To vote for Park, go to: mlb.mlb.com/fancave/vote.jsp.
Nike Hoop Summit selects Randle
McKinney resident Julius Randle, a Prestonwood Christian Academy alum, has been selected for the Nike Hoop Summit on Apr. 20 in Portland, Ore.
"Julius was obviously selected based on his ability to play basketball, but more importantly based on his character," said Chris Mayberry, Prestonwood head coach. "He has kept such a positive attitude dealing with the adversity of his injury and will continue to be selected for honors and awards because of his character."
The Nike Hoop Summit is one of the premier high school basketball showcases, pitting the country's top seniors against a World Select Team.
Randle is no stranger to such competition, capturing a gold medal on Team USA at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship last summer.
Football masters clinic is near
The Texas Football Masters Clinic comes to the DoubleTree Galleria Feb. 20-21. The clinic, which runs 4-6 p.m. both days, will focus on advanced schemes and techniques from top coaches across the state. For more info, go to: fbmasters.com.
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