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College Football: Explaining the "cleanse" of Bobcat Football

ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Sports Editor

There was a lot of 3-9 hanging in the air at Texas State following the conclusion of last season.

The Bobcats’ 2015 record wasn’t just a result of events on the field, but during practice and in the classroom. It was a 3-9 mentality — in other words it was a losing one. Players will tell you themselves.

When head coach Everett Withers arrived in January he told them there was too much 3-9 in San Marcos. Not being one for losing or maintaining losing programs, he implemented "the cleanse” soon after he took over.

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College Football: Protect the ball at all costs

ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Sports Editor

You won't get to play in Everett Withers' offense if you turn the ball over, plain and simple.

There are two facets to the brand of football Withers wants to bring to Texas State. The first is to play solid defense while simultaneously dazzling fans with explosive offense. The second is to protect and cherish the football. If someone doesn't do the second, Withers isn't afraid to bench a starter, no matter who it is.

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High School Volleyball: Lady Rattlers battle it our in Corpus Christi

NICK CASTILLO
Daily Record Sports

The Lady Rattlers struggled at the Corpus Christi ISD McDonald’s Spikefest tournament.

San Marcos dropped its first game of the tournament against San Antonio Taft, 2-0 (21-25, 14-25) on Friday. The Lady Rattlers were led by seniors Alex Contreras and Laura Gamboa. Contreras recorded six kills, while Gamboa amassed six aces in the loss to Taft.

San Marcos followed its tournament opening loss with a loss to Bandera, 2-0 (18-25, 15-25).  Contreras logged eight kills against Bulldogs.

Running and Fitness: A reminder of upcoming race events

MOE JOHNSON
Running and Fitness

There are five running races in San Marcos in the next three months so get your running shoes warmed up. 

The first one is this Saturday, August 20, for the San Marcos High School AFJROTC Rattle Snake 5K Run and Kid’s one-mile run.

The race will be held out at the San Marcos High School starting at 8 a.m. The day of race registration and packet pick up for pre-registered runners is from 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. 

Countdown to Kickoff: Trojan defense will prop up offense

ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Sports Editor

Behind a solid, veteran defense, Brandon Silvers will need to carry an offense in need of some playmakers.

After enduring a 4-8 record during his first season back with the Trojans, head coach Neal Brown thinks his team is ready to take the next step and he may be correct. Troy had a very up-and-down season in 2015, low scoring losses at home to South Alabama and Idaho and high scoring blowout wins on the road against New Mexico State and UL Lafayette speak for themselves.

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