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Featured Story: Demun Mercer has found his home

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

It wasn’t an easy task, but Demun Mercer had to put his days as a quarterback behind him.

Would he have liked a chance to play quarterback at Texas State?

Absolutely.

Yet, the change to wide receiver has been a welcomed sight for the redshirt sophomore who has shot up the Bobcats’ depth chart and, by all accounts, is poised for a breakout season.

Preseason camp file: Texas State searches for consistency as second week winds down

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

With the previous practice behind them, the Bobcats took a positive step forward  on Thursday morning in what has otherwise been an up and down week for the Texas State football team.

Almost 12 hours after the Bobcats’ “lethargic” practice the night before, head coach Dennis Franchione thought his team brought a more focused approach to the field.

Franchione demanded as much following Wednesday night’s session.

Women's College Soccer: Texas State hopes blend of youth, experience produces SBC title

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Texas State has been knocking on the door of a conference title the past two seasons.

But, the Bobcats hope this is the year they finally bust through that door and land the program’s first championship since it left the Southland Conference in 2011.

High School Volleyball: Lady Rattlers notch a sweep at home

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

The Lady Rattlers look to be hitting their stride early.

Coming off of a second-place finish at the 18th annual Spikefest in Corpus Christi over the weekend, San Marcos (7-2) successfully defended the Snake Pit Tuesday night with back-to-back sweeping wins over Crockett (4-4) and Lehman (3-6).

Senior defensive specialist Katherine Reeves tallied her 1000th career dig during the second set of the doubleheader against the Lobos. Reeves finished with 26 total digs.

Outdoors: Fishing the Guadalupe brings a nice respite

By JIM DARNELL
Outdoors

Sweat was pouring off of me, soaking my fishing shirt. It was 11 a.m. and I was on Lake Bastrop chasing schooling bass.  

No breeze was blowing.

“This is just too hot,” I thought. “It’s time to fish a river.”

I hadn’t fished rivers much this summer since my fishing buddy Mike Schlimgen had been gone for about three months. He and his wife Diane had been in Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon and Montana visiting their kids and relatives.

But Mike was home now and was disappointed with the fishing in the San Marcos River.  

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