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Opinion: Nothing beats the soccer atmosphere

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Any time the United States and Mexico face off, it’s an event.

It wasn’t a World Cup qualifier, it wasn’t even a Gold Cup match, but just try and call Wednesday night’s rivalry installment meaningless to the sold-out crowd inside the Alamodome.

With hands partially covering our eyes, we waited for 49 minutes.


Senior Shannon Mathis (center) with her parents, Maureen and Charles Mathis, during Friday’s signing at SMHS (Ishmael Johnson).

High School Basketball: Hill, Mathis sign with college programs

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Two Lady Rattlers signed their National Letters of Intent this past week to continue their basketball careers at the collegiate level.

Thursday morning senior Bailey Hill officially signed to play basketball at St. Edward’s University next season inside San Marcos High School gym.

The following morning, fellow senior and backcourt-mate Shannon Mathis signed to play for the University of Texas at Dallas inside the theater room just across the hall from the gym.


Texas State’s Lauren Kirch (No. 3) and Shelby Vas Matt (No. 1) rise up for a block during a match against UALR (Gerald Castillo).

College Volleyball: Texas State releases 2015 schedule

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

After falling one win shy of claiming back-to-back conference titles, Texas State designed its upcoming schedule with one goal in mind: preparing itself for yet-another deep tournament run.

The Bobcats made everything official on Thursday afternoon when they unveiled their 2015 slate.

“I am thoroughly excited about our upcoming schedule,” Texas State head coach Karen Chisum said in a statement. “It may be one of the toughest we’ve put together in years, but it will get us ready for conference play.”


Texas State senior Shannon Beckett lines up to return the ball across the court during a match against UTSA (Gerald Castillo).

Women's College Tennis: Bobcats fall to top-seeded Jaguars in Sun Belt Tournament

NEW ORLEANS — After a thrilling victory over UL Lafayette during Thursday’s first round, Texas State’s season ended one day later against the tournament’s top seed.

The Bobcats — who carried the momentum of a late-season surge into the Sun Belt Conference Tournament — suffered a 4-1 loss to the Jaguars during Friday’s quarterfinals at the City Parks Tennis Center.

The loss drops Texas State’s overall record to 9-7 this season and hands the Bobcats their first winning season since 2012.

Running and Fitness: Too many road rage cases remain unreported

By MOE JOHNSON
Running with Moe

I was looking over some posts on my Facebook and came across a short story of a runner out for his daily exercise routine.  

The runner had a scary moment when during his run a car came up behind him and someone reached out with their hand or object and struck him in the back of his head.

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