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From Staff Reports
Plano West defeats Allen, 13-2
Plano East defeats McKinney, 9-8
McKinney Boyd defeats Plano Senior, 4-3
Plano Senior defeats McKinney, 5-1
Allen defeats Plano East, 3-2
Plano West defeats McKinney Boyd, 7-2
Blalock named Man of the Year
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Justin Blalock has been named the 2013 Watkins Alumni Man of the Year by the National Alliance of African American Athletes.
Blalock is a Plano East alum.
Blalock, who runs youth football clinics in Atlanta and Plano (with the next local one June 22 at East), was given the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy "for his selfless service to others, a living example of the principals of the alliance."
The honors for Blalock don't stop there as he will be part of the next class for the Plano ISD Hall of Honor, which will be inducted May 18.
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Burkhead honored by Plano
The city of Plano is planning to honor former Nebraska running back, and Plano Senior alumni, Rex Burkhead on April 22 with a ceremony at the Municipal Center (1520 Avenue K).
The event begins at 7 p.m.
Burkhead is being recognized for winning the 2012 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award for bringing awareness to Jack Hoffman's fight with pediatric brain cancer.
That could be a big week for Burkhead as he is a candidate to be selected during the 2013 NFL Draft.
Learfield Sports' Big Ten app
Plano-based Learfield Sports has rolled out Big Ten Connect, a first-of-its-kind mobile app for the Big Ten Conference Basketball Tournament, which begins today at the United Center in Chicago.
The app features live radio broadcasts, stats, fan reactions, interviews, behind-the scenes footage, Twitter coverage and photo galleries for each game.
The app is 99 cents at the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
"Clearly Big Ten fans are some of the most passionate and dedicated in all of college sports, and the conference is thrilled to have a tool like this specific to the tournament," said Scott Bailey, Big Ten Sports Properties general manager.
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Groselle a Senior CLASS finalist
The Citadel senior Mike Groselle is a finalist for the Senior Class Award in men's basketball.
Groselle is a Plano West alum.
The award combines community, classroom, character and competition in its voting process.
Groselle excels in those categories.
The center is 13th on The Citadel's all-time points list (1,238), third in rebounds (686) and eighth in field goals (501). Groselle has the highest field goal percentage in the program's 102-year history and is the all-time leader in career double-doubles (25) and single season double-doubles (14 in 2011-12).
Groselle, who averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in conference, was tabbed all-conference by the Southern Conference coaches and second team all-conference by the media.
Groselle has done well off the court too as the civil engineering major holds a 3.693 GPA.
Fan voting, which accounts for one-third of the final tally, is open at: seniorclassaward.com.
Fans can vote once a day until March 25.
Anderson offered by Arizona
As the days go on, Plano West junior running back Auston Anderson continues to pick up Division I offers.
That latest came from Arizona on Wednesday.
Anderson received his first official offer Feb. 6 when Northwestern came calling. Rice and Navy were then added to the list prior to Arizona.
According to Anderson though, no decision is imminent.
The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder began his district run as a sophomore in 2011, but moved into a full-time starting role this past season. The results were extremely productive for both parties during the Wolves' run to the regional finals as Anderson was a first team all-district and all-Collin County selection after rushing for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Hansen helps Harvard win
Harvard girls track and field won the Ivy League Indoor Championships for the first time since 2000 last weekend.
Freshman Madison Hansen, a Plano East alum, played a part by placing fifth in the pentathlon. The Crimson received two points from Hansen and her score of 3,587 was the fourth-best pentathlon mark ever recorded at Harvard.
Dolberry sets scoring mark
Palm Beach Atlantic senior Ashley Dolberry, a Plano Senior alum, became her college's all-time leading scoring last week.
Dolberry's career mark of 1,132 points surpassed that of Jo Jo Vital-Herne (Class of 2002).
Dolberry set the record with 23 points on the road versus Barry University. The accolades don't stop there as Dolberry was recently named to the Capital One Division II Academic All-America second team. Dolberry, who will attend dentistry school after graduation, holds a 3.96 GPA to go along with her team-best 15.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
Shred-A-Thon at Plano
Following last year's successful campaign, the Plano Senior wrestling team is holding its second Shred-A-Thon.
The even is noon-2 p.m. March 23 at Plano.
Those interested can bring boxes of paper to be destroyed via shredding trucks. The cost is $10 for the first box and $5 for each additional box with wrestlers coming to the car and taking boxes to the shredder. This year also features an e-waste program for computers, phones, etc. The suggested donation is $5 per device under 10 pounds, $10 for 25 pounds and $15 for 50 pounds.
For more info, go to: planowrestling.org.
Ohashi wins American Cup
Katelyn Ohashi made her Senior gymnastics debut a memorable one as she won the all-around competition at the American Cup, which took place March 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.
The 15-year-old Planoite trains at WOGA.
Ohashi, a top contender to make the National Team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, won the first event of the World Cup season with an all-around score of 59.199. Contributing mightily to that mark was her 15.733 on the vault, the highest score in competition.
Ohashi was the 2011 U.S. Junior Champion.
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