KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Sports - Javelinas Sports - Javelinas en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:08:00 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Javelinas Picked 7th in LSC Preseason Poll http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-picked-7th-in-lsc-preseason-poll/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-picked-7th-in-lsc-preseason-poll/ Sports - Javelinas Tue, 29 Jul 2014 2:54:55 PM Lone Star Conference Javelinas Picked 7th in LSC Preseason Poll

CARROLLTON, Texas - Tarleton State was selected to repeat as Lone Star Conference football champion, according to the 2014 LSC preseason poll announced Tuesday.

The league's preseason poll reflects the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives from throughout the region.

TSU, which earned a share of the 2013 LSC title with a 5-1 mark, earned first place votes on eight of the 21 ballots to finish with 139 total points.

West Texas A&M was picked second with 127 points and four first-place tallies on the heels of an 11-3 campaign last season that ended in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

Eastern New Mexico, the 2013 co-LSC champion, was third with 115 points and five top votes, while Midwestern State was fourth with 111 points and two first-place nods.

Angelo State was fifth with 99 points and one top vote, followed by Texas A&M-Commerce sixth (95 points and the remaining first-place vote), Texas A&M-Kingsville seventh (49), and McMurry (21).

The 2014 football season kicks off September 4, and the LSC has eight teams set to compete including McMurry, who joins the league as an affiliate member this season.

After playing seven conference games apiece over the first nine weeks of an 11-week regular season, the LSC's eight football teams will split into two brackets to conduct a two-week conference playoff. The conference champion and playoff seeding will be determined by regular season results with the higher seeds hosting each round.

The top four teams (No. 4 at No. 1 and No. 3 at No. 2) comprise the championship bracket with Week 10 winners playing for the playoff title in Week 11, whereas Week 10 losers will meet for third place. The other half of the bracket includes the remaining four teams with No. 8 at No. 5 and No. 7 at No. 6 in Week 10. The winners will play for fifth-place in Week 11, while the losers meet in the seventh-place game.

Three LSC teams were included in postseason play last season, with WT advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs, A&M-C playing in the Live United Texarkana Bowl, and TSU being selected for the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl, which was cancelled due to inclement weather.

RANK
1. Tarleton State
2. West Texas A&M
3. Eastern New Mexico
4. Midwestern State
5. Angelo State
6. Texas A&M-Commerce
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville
8. McMurry

 


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1979 Texas A&I Football to be Inducted into Javelina Hall of Fame http://www.kristv.com/news/1979-texas-aandi-football-to-be-inducted-into-javelina-hall-of-fame/ http://www.kristv.com/news/1979-texas-aandi-football-to-be-inducted-into-javelina-hall-of-fame/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 26 Jul 2014 9:25:18 PM Texas A&M Kingsville 1979 Texas A&I Football to be Inducted into Javelina Hall of Fame

KINGSVILLE, Texas-- On Friday, Sept. 5, the Texas A&I University 1979 football squad and staff will be inducted into the Javelina Hall of Fame at ceremonies in the Memorial Student Union Building ballrooms at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The 1979 football team joins the 1986 men's and women's cross country clubs as inductees in this year's Hall of Fame.

35 years ago, the team was picked to finish third in the Lone Star Conference when the preseason polls were released. The 1979 Texas A&I Hoggies not only won the conference title but the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championship as well. On the road to the national title, the team compiled a 12-1 record and collected the seventh national trophy for the program.

In the three postseason games, the Javelinas defeated Western Colorado, 38-14, in the quarterfinals; Angelo State, 22-19, in the semifinals, and Central Oklahoma, 20-14, in the Palm Bowl in McAllen, the championship game for the NAIA at that time.

At the helm for A&I was Ron Harms. Harms took over the head coaching position two months before the start of the season. He had been the Javelina offensive coordinator in 1974 and 1975 before going to Baylor. On Harms' coaching staff were Pat Aguilar, Doug McCutchen, Pete Murray, Don Pittman, Glenn Starks, Bobby Jack Wright and Robert Young.

The team was jam-packed with talent such as Martin Stroman, Robert Pool, John Herrera and Andy Hawkins.

As starting quarterback, Stroman led the Javelina passing with 1,264 yards. He completed 78 of 162 passes. Pool was a running back for the Javelinas and was the top rusher with 1,189 yards and while Herrera started at wide receiver and led the receiving with 34 catches for 647 yards. As a linebacker, Hawkins topped the tackle chart with 134.

The Hoggies racked up several post-season honors in 1979 as well.

Defensive back, Jafus White was on two All-America squads. Durwood Roquemore and Don Washington also received All-America honors as defensive backs.

Hawkins was the most outstanding defensive player in the NAIA quarterfinal and semifinal games and was chosen for three All-American teams.

Stroman was the outstanding offensive player in the NAIA championship matchup and Herrera was the most valuable offensive player in the quarterfinals.

Defensive lineman, Leroy Seidel was the most valuable defensive player in the quarterfinals and defensive back, Emmuel Thompson was the most valuable player in the NAIA championship.

On the NAIA all-district first team were Hawkins, Herrera, Pool, Thompson, White and offensive lineman Eldon Wilie. Making the All-LSC first unit were Hawkins, Herrera, Pool, Thompson, White and Wilie. Hawkins was LSC all-academic first team.

The Javelina Hall of Fame is one of the oldest collegiate halls in the country, having been initiated in 1972.

Tickets for the banquet are $25 each and may be purchased at javelinatickets.com or at Rosalinda.moreno@tamuk.edu. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no sales at the door the night of the banquet.

 


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Williams Named Head Coach of Javelina Women's Tennis http://www.kristv.com/news/williams-named-head-coach-of-javelina-women-s-tennis/ http://www.kristv.com/news/williams-named-head-coach-of-javelina-women-s-tennis/ Sports - Javelinas Tue, 1 Jul 2014 5:21:02 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Williams Named Head Coach of Javelina Women's Tennis

KINGSVILLE, Texas-Autumn Williams is the next head coach of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville women's tennis program, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics & Campus Recreation D. Scott Gines announced on Tuesday.

"Our women's tennis program is 3 years young and positioned to soar. I believe Autumn has the right mix of infectious energy, recruiting savvy, teaching proficiency, and engaging leadership to build a foundation of championship success for Javelina Women's Tennis within the LSC and our region."," stated Gines.

Williams joins the Javelina Athletic Department after four seasons at Clark Atlanta University as the head coach for the Panthers. She also served as a tennis coach in the Chicago Public School System for six years and the Love 2 Serve Tennis Academy coach for four years.

From 2010 until this season, Williams coached the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Player of the Year & NCAA Division II Tournament appearance, 2013 SIAC Freshman of the Year, and Second Place in the 2014 SIAC Conference Tournament.

"Coach Williams is a proven team builder and individual instructor with a coaching pedigree that includes multiple Coach of the Year accolades in Division II's most competitive and highly ranked tennis region," said Gines.

As a head coach, she has garnered several accolades such as 2011 SIAC Coach of the Year & Outstanding Coach's Award, and the 2013 SIAC Coach of the Year.

"I am very excited about the opportunity and endeavor at Texas A&M-Kingsville with such a great school and program," said Williams, "I can't wait to meet the team, get started, and put my stamp on the program."

Williams is a 2004 graduate of Clark Atlanta with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Arts and a recent 2009 graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Photographic Imaging.

 


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Javelinas Hire White-Dean as New Softball Coach http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-hire-white-dean-as-new-softball-coach/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-hire-white-dean-as-new-softball-coach/ Sports - Javelinas Mon, 30 Jun 2014 5:59:42 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas Hire White-Dean as New Softball Coach

KINGSVILLE, Texas-Betsey White-Dean will be the next head coach added the Texas A&M University-Kingsville this summer, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics & Campus Recreation D. Scott Gines announced on Monday.

"Our goal was to identify a program builder, a tireless worker, a successful recruiter with passion and persistence, and a leader whose body of work includes developing productive pitching staffs and increasing run-productivity," stated Gines.

White-Dean becomes the seventh head coach in the history of Kingsville softball program. She joins the Javelina Athletic Department after three seasons at Seton Hall University as the pitching coach for the Pirates. In all, White-Dean has over eight years of coaching on the secondary and post-secondary level.

From 2012 until this season, White-Dean served as the pitching coach for Seton Hall where she coached three All-Big East players and helped the Pirates reach the Big East tournament for the first time since 2009.


Prior to heading to Seton Hall, she lent her coaching talents to Adelphi University as a pitching and power hitting coach. During her tenure, she coached several players, who achieved various honors such as Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II All-Star and All-Northeast-10 Honors.


Her early years in coaching were spent as the head softball coach at Elba High School in Elba, Alabama in 2008. While at Elba, White-Dean won an area title in her first season and owned G-Force Competitive Fastpitch Training. Her program became a very influential facility for female athletes in the south Alabama and northwest Florida.

During her free time, she worked various camps at universities such Rutgers, Notre Dame, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and Hofstra.

"She is a terrific person and really worked well with the campers, said Jay Nelson, head coach of Rutgers University softball, "We were pleased with the work that she did."


White-Dean attended Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida from 2000-02. As a freshman, she was named to the Panhandle Conference All-Conference Team at second base, while being named All-Conference as a pitcher in her sophomore season. White was also named GCCC College Athlete of the Year as a sophomore as well. After her time at GCCC, she received a scholarship to play at Lipscomb University from 2002-05. At Lipscomb, she twice finished second on her team in home runs.

"The LSC is the most successful and competitive Division II softball conference in the nation at this time," said Gines, "Coach White-Dean has valuable experience re-building a Division II program to post-season success, a strong coaching pedigree, and a clear vision for how to elevate Javelina softball within the LSC and our region."

 


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Javelina Men Finish 4th at NCAA DII Track & Field Championships http://www.kristv.com/news/javelina-men-finish-4th-at-ncaa-dii-track-and-field-championships/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelina-men-finish-4th-at-ncaa-dii-track-and-field-championships/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 24 May 2014 10:09:55 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelina Men Finish 4th at NCAA DII Track & Field Championships

Allendale, Mich. - The Texas A&M-Kingsville men's track & field team finished with their outdoor season with a fourth place finish in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Allendale, Mich. The fourth place finish ties for the team's best finish ever in the national meet. The Javelinas finished with 49 points. The winners of the meet, St. Augustine's had a point total of 112. Adams State finished in second place with 67 points and Ashland came in third place with 53.

 


Tim Price was crowned men's 100m and 200m dash national champion and an All-American on Saturday. Price finished the men's 100m dash with a time of 10.49 and the men's 200m dash with a time of 20.75. He also finished with the highest individual point total for the meet with 21.3 points.

 


Sergio Rios placed fourth, in the men's 400m hurdle final, with a time of 51.35. With Rios placing in the top 8 of competition, he is an All-American in his event.

Javan Gray competed in the men's javelin and finished in fifth place with distance of 212'-9" (64.85m). With his mark, Gray is an All-American for the season in his event.

 


In the men's pole vault, Jordan Yamoah finished in second place and tied with Bret Myers of Grand Valley State with a height of 17' - 4. 5" (5.30m). This is Yamoah's fourth time being named an All-American for his event.

 


The Kingsville men's 4x100m relay team (Jonathan Woodson, Anthony Washington, Corbin Whalum, and Tim Price) placed in the top 8 of the event and earned All-American honors. The relay team finished with a time of 40.51.

 


Kaina Martinez picked up her first All-American nod in the women's 100m dash. Martinez finished with a time of 12.05.

 


The Javelinas end their season on a high note as the team heads back to Kingsville.

 


Check www.javelinaathletics.com for updates about Javelina Athletics.

 


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Robinson Wins National Title, Two Javelinas Qualify For Finals http://www.kristv.com/news/robinson-wins-national-title-two-javelinas-qualify-for-finals/ http://www.kristv.com/news/robinson-wins-national-title-two-javelinas-qualify-for-finals/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 23 May 2014 7:44:22 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Robinson Wins National Title, Two Javelinas Qualify For Finals

Allendale, Mich. -Texas A&M-Kingsville's, Jeron Robinson was crowned the national champion in the men's high jump on Friday. Robinson won the title, tied the NCAA Division II Outdoor all-time record and set a new championship meet record with a flight of 7'-6. 5"(2.30m). He bested his own height from the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Championship which was 7'-3" (2.21m).

Tim Price qualified for the men's 200m dash final with a time of 20.76. Michal Idziak also qualified for the men's 800m run final with a time of 1:51.30.
The Hoggies will continue competition in an effort to bring some championship hardware back to Kingsville on Saturday.

Kingsville athletes who will compete on Saturday are: Javan Gray (men's javelin), Jordan Yamoah (men's pole vault), C.J. Griggs (men's triple jump), Valerie Vrana (women's shot put), Amanda Haven (high jump), Amber Perry (400m run), Kathy Trevino (400m run), 4x100m men's relay team (Anthony Washington, Corbin Whalum, Jonathan Woodson, and Tim Price), (Sergio Rios) (men's 400m hurdles), Amber Perry (women's 400m dash), and Kaina Martinez (women's 100m dash) .

Check on www.javelinaathletics.com for updates about the completion and to see what Javelinas will be bringing championships back to Kingsville.

Live Results can be seen at http://www.primetimetiming.com/liveresults/2014/ncaa_outdoor/.

 


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Gonzales and Dall Inked With Javelinas Until 2016 http://www.kristv.com/news/gonzales-and-dall-inked-with-javelinas-until-2016/ http://www.kristv.com/news/gonzales-and-dall-inked-with-javelinas-until-2016/ Sports - Javelinas Wed, 21 May 2014 5:54:49 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Gonzales and Dall Inked With Javelinas Until 2016

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Texas A&M-Kingsville Head Men's and Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Coach Ryan Dall and Head Baseball Coach Jason Gonzales have both signed multi-year contracts. The contract extensions will keep the championship winning coaches at Kingsville through May 2016.

 


"Jason and Ryan are both completing their 6th seasons, and together they enjoy a long list of Coach of the Year, NCAA post-season, conference champion, all region, and national champion honors," stated Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation D. Scott Gines. "The programs they lead are among the best in the Lone Star Conference, our Region, and within NCAA II nationally."

 


Over his six years at Kingsville, Coach Dall has developed a long list of National Champions, All-Americans and All-Conference athletes. He recently coached the men's track and field team to their first LSC Outdoor Track & Field Championship since 1970. The team scored 175 points to win the meet by 22-points and won eight individual titles as well a relay crown. He has also helped Tim Price achieve overall honors this season as he was awarded the Cap Shelton Award for outstanding male track athlete of the year. The Javelinas are ranked fourth in the national team rankings. Jeron Robinson, Jordan Yamoah and Price are each ranked No. 1 in their respective events and six other athletes are ranked in the top ten of their events. Dall is the 2014 LSC Men's Outdoor Track-Field Coach of the Year and USTFCCCA DII South Central Region Coach of the Year. The men's and women's track team will be competing in NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Meet in Allendale, Mich. from May 22nd - 24th.

 


Coach Gonzales has been equally successfully during his tenure in Javelina Land. He has built a program that consistently contends for Lone Star Conference titles, averaging 40 wins over the past two seasons. In 2014, he produced 11 all-conference players, 7 first-team, 3 second-team and 1 honorable mention. Gonzales has also helped two players achieve overall honors this season as Denver Diefenbach was named LSC Academic Player of the Year and Derrick Walls, LSC Player of the Year. He led the Javelinas to the 2014 LSC Regular Season Championship and the 2013 LSC Tournament Championship, advancing to the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Baseball Tournament title game each year. Gonzales is the 2014 LSC Coach of the Year.

 


"They accomplished what we asked them to do in grassroots ways - recruit South Texas, be great teacher-coaches, craft a vision for success, work your plan, and build it to last," said Gines of their accomplishments.

 


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Javelinas defeat the Hilltoppers, 9-2, in First Game of Regional Play http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-defeat-the-hilltoppers-9-2-in-first-game-of-regional-play/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-defeat-the-hilltoppers-9-2-in-first-game-of-regional-play/ Sports - Javelinas Thu, 15 May 2014 5:05:12 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas defeat the Hilltoppers, 9-2, in First Game of Regional Play

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Texas A&M - Kingsville baseball team defeated St. Edward's University, 9-2 on Thursday in Game 3 of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Baseball Tournament in Grand Junction, Colo.

 


Kingsville dominated the game scoring nine runs through seven innings before the Hilltoppers got on the board in the eighth inning.

 


Kingsville scored four runs in the bottom of the first and third innings. The first inning runs came as Brian Frazier hit a double into center field and drove in Matt Perez and Derrick Walls. Walls reached first base with a single to left center field, and advanced to second when Perez walked, 2-0. In the bottom of the third inning, Taylor Taska singled through the left side and drove in Travis Laird, 3-0. Laird walked to reach first, advanced to second after Walls hit a sacrifice bunt, and advanced to third when Perez singled. Kingsville's fourth run came in as Ryan Guedry fouled out to left field but drove in Perez, 4-0. Perez singled to reach first, advanced to second base on Taska's single, and advanced to third base on Frazier's single.

 


In the bottom of the fourth inning, Miles Holcomb knocked a home run over the right field wall, 5-0. Holcomb now has three home runs for the season. Four batters later, Taska sent a bomb over the center field wall and drove in Perez and Walls, 8-0. Walls singled to reach first base and stole second base. Perez walked to reach first base. Dustin Aguilar scored the lone run of the seventh inning when Guedry singled to center field, 9-0.

 


St. Edward did not get their first hit and runs until the eighth inning. Kevin Mayo received the first hit for the Hilltoppers when he singled through the left side. The two runs for St. Edward's came in when Wes Koenig doubled down the right field line and drove in Mayo and Miles Wright. Wright walked to reach first base and advanced to second base on Mayo's single.

 


Dallas Ponder (8-2) picked up the win for the Javelinas. He pitched eight innings with two runs with two earned on three hits. Ponder threw 101 pitches, faced 27 batters, and struck out eight.

 


Brannon Easterling (11-5) suffered the loss for St. Edward's. He pitched 3.2 innings with seven runs with seven earned on eight hits.

 


The Javelinas will play the winner of Game 2 between West Texas A&M and Tarleton State on Friday at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time) / 8 p.m. (Central Time).

 


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Javelinas Draw 10am Game For Lone Star Festival http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-draw-10am-game-for-lone-star-festival/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-draw-10am-game-for-lone-star-festival/ Sports - Javelinas Tue, 13 May 2014 2:23:14 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas Draw 10am Game For Lone Star Festival

RICHARDSON, Texas - The Lone Star Football Festival returns to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the fourth straight year in 2014, and will feature four games in a single day on Saturday, September 20.

The lineup includes two Lone Star Conference tilts and a pair of non-conference games featuring opponents from the Gulf South Conference. Texas A&M-Commerce faces Texas A&M-Kingsville, and Midwestern State goes against Eastern New Mexico in league action. West Texas A&M plays Shorter (Georgia), and Tarleton State meets Florida Tech in non-conference play.

The action starts at 10 a.m. with Texas A&M-Commerce vs. Kingsville, followed by West Texas A&M vs. Shorter at 1 p.m., Tarleton State vs Florida Tech at 5 p.m., and Midwestern vs. Eastern New Mexico at 8 p.m. to conclude the football-filled day.

A single ticket will be good for admission to all four games at the festival, with sales to begin in early June. Advance purchases will be rewarded with rates of $25 for adults and $10 for students, whereas game-day pricing at the AT&T Stadium ticket windows will be $30 for adults and $12 for students.

"We're set for another great event at what is undoubtedly one of the premier football stadiums around," LSC Commissioner Stan Wagnon said. "The festival is such a great opportunity for our students and coaches, but it's also a real treat for the fans because they can buy one ticket and watch four college football games in the comfort of AT&T Stadium."

The opening game is a battle for the Chennault Cup between the Lions and Javelinas as the long-standing rivalry will be played for the 62nd time, with Kingsville leading the series 37-23-1. The Javelinas started the 2013 season 2-0 but lost their final eight games to finish 2-8. Commerce had a turnaround season at 7-5, just one year after going 1-9.

It will be the first-ever meeting between the Buffaloes and Hawks. West Texas A&M was 11-3 last season with its memorable season ending in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. Shorter is in its first season as a full NCAA Division II and GSC member.

The Texans and Panthers will play for the initial time. Tarleton was 7-3 last season and claimed a share of its third LSC title with a 5-1 league record, while Florida Tech went 5-7 overall in 2013, its first-ever season to field a team.

The day concludes with the 20th meeting between the Mustangs and Greyhounds, with MSU holding a 14-5 series advantage. ENMU won its final six games in 2013 to earn a share of the LSC title for the first time since the 1991 season, while the Mustangs extended their LSC best string of winning seasons to 14 by finishing with a 7-3 mark.

The festival has attracted more than 86,000 fans for 16 games in its first three years, making it one of the best-attended football events in all of Division II. Fourteen of those 16 games have been televised, bringing extensive exposure to LSC member institutions and their football teams. The festival also has featured five NFL Draft picks and eight NCAA playoff teams, including the 2012 Division II National Champion Valdosta State.

The LSC, founded in 1931, has a proud history as one of the nation's greatest small college football leagues. The conference made its mark in the NAIA, especially from 1969 to 1979 when four LSC schools combined to win 10 national titles in that 11-season span. The LSC became affiliated with the NCAA in 1982 and now is annually well represented in the Division II playoffs, with more than a dozen former players currently on NFL rosters.

AT&T Stadium is the largest, most technologically advanced entertainment venue in the world. Designed by HKS and built by Manhattan Construction, the $1.2 billion stadium features two monumental arches, the world's largest HDTV video board cluster, an expansive retractable roof and the largest retractable end zone doors in the world.

Features of the stadium include seating for 80,000 and expandability for up to 100,000, over 300 luxury suites, club seating on multiple levels and the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, open to the public year round. The stadium is also home to a world-class collection of contemporary art, made up of over 50 pieces from an international array of curated artists displayed on the walls and in the grand public spaces of the venue.

In addition to being the home of the Dallas Cowboys since opening in 2009, the stadium has hosted Super Bowl XLV, the 2010 NBA All Star Game, the annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, and the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four. In 2015 it will be home to the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game. The venue has also played host to high school and college football, concerts, championship fights and other special events. For more information, go to http://stadium.dallascowboys.com.

2014 Lone Star Football Festival Schedule (All times Central)

Saturday, September 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

10:00 am: Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Texas A&M-Commerce

1:00 pm: Shorter vs. West Texas A&M

5:00 pm: Florida Tech vs. Tarleton State

8:00 pm: Eastern New Mexico vs. Midwestern State

 

 

 


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LSC Honors Javelina Pitcher Diefenbach http://www.kristv.com/news/lsc-honors-javelina-pitcher-diefenbach/ http://www.kristv.com/news/lsc-honors-javelina-pitcher-diefenbach/ Sports - Javelinas Wed, 7 May 2014 10:04:23 PM TAMUK.COM LSC Honors Javelina Pitcher Diefenbach

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Texas A&M-Kingsville pitcher Denver Diefenbach led the Lone Star Conference Baseball All-Academic Team, as the league's annual postseason awards were announced prior to the start of this week's LSC Baseball Championship.

Diefenbach was tabbed Academic Player of the Year to headline the All-Academic team. A graduate student from Victoria, Texas, he leads the league in wins with a 9-3 record including a stretch with seven straight LSC victories. Diefenbach has appeared in 13 games with a 3.10 ERA.

Diefenbach was joined by Javelina teammate Dallas Ponder; Angelo State's David Goggin and Christian Summers; Tarleton State's Alvaro Moreno; Cameron's Brad Blumer; West Texas A&M's Scott Cone and Tyler McKnight; and Eastern New Mexico's Rafael Romo.

Blumer was recognized for the third time in his career.

To be eligible for LSC academic honors, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.30 grade point average and have reached sophomore status both athletically and academically. The Academic Player of Year award and All-Academic Team are selected from the list of academically qualified players, with the league's sports information directors voting on the basis of both academic and athletic achievement.

 

 

 


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Kingsville Mens Track & Field Team Win LSC Outdoor Title http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-mens-track-and-field-team-win-lsc-outdoor-title/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-mens-track-and-field-team-win-lsc-outdoor-title/ Sports - Javelinas Sun, 4 May 2014 8:29:17 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Kingsville Mens Track & Field Team Win LSC Outdoor Title

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville men's track & field team won their first Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship for the first time since 1970. This is the first conference championship the team has won under Head Coach Ryan Dall.

 

The Javelinas scored 175 points over the course of three days to become champions. Angelo State placed second with 153 points and Texas A&M-Commerce came in third with 114 points.

 

The women's track & field team placed fourth overall with 92 points. The team finished behind Tarleton State who had 122.5 points and ahead of McMurry University who had 67 points.

 

Kingsville dominated in the sprinting events for the championship with Tim Price, Amber Perry and Olympian Kaina Martinez.

 

Price won LSC titles in the men's 100m and 200m dashes. His time in the 100m dash was, a new personal best, 10.19 and in the 200m dash, 20.89. Martinez won LSC titles in the women's 100m and 200m dashes. Her times in both events were new personal best. Martinez's time in the 100m dash was 11.50 and the 200m dash, 24.08. Perry won the LSC title for the women's 400m dash with a time of 56.09.

 

Sergio Rios was crowned LSC champion in the men's 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles finals. His time in the 110m hurdles was a new personal best of 14.18 and in the 400m hurdles, 52.49.

 

Kingsville (Jonathan Woodson, Anthony Washington, Corbin Whalum, Tim Price) won the LSC title for the men's 4x100m relay with a time of 40.48.

 

In the field events, the Javelinas walked away with two titles. Jeron Robinson won the LSC title for the men's high jump with a height of 7'-3. 01" (2.21m). Javan Gray claimed the LSC men's javelin title with a new personal best mark of 215'-10. 55" (65.80m).

 

Trent Hesseltine came in second place in the men's high jump final with a height of 6'-11. 07" (2.11m). Christian Garcia placed fifth in the men's discus final with a new personal best mark of 156'- 6. 34" (47.71m).

 

In the men's 800m run final, Michal Idziak placed third with a time of 1:55.09. Idziak ran in the men's 1500m run final and placed third with a time of 4:02.86.

 

 

Brianna Bartosch placed fourth in the women's 100m hurdle finals with a new personal best time of 14.27.

 

In the women's high jump final, Amanda Haven finished in second place with a height of 5'-5. 75" (1.67m). Haven also place fourth in the women's long jump final with a length of 18'-9. 98" (5.74m). Alexis Williams placed second in the women's pole vault final with a height of 11'-4. 61" (3.47m).

 

The Javelinas next meet will be in Kingsville for the Texas A&M-Kingsville Last Chance Meet on May 11th as athletes try for better marks to make the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Championships.

 

 


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Javelina Baseball Splits Double Header To Close Regular Season http://www.kristv.com/news/javelina-baseball-splits-double-header-to-close-regular-season/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelina-baseball-splits-double-header-to-close-regular-season/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 3 May 2014 9:56:51 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelina Baseball Splits Double Header To Close Regular Season

STEPHENVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team split with Tarleton State in their last doubleheader to end the regular season, 4-3 and 10-8.

 

Tarleton ends their season 26-22, overall and 16-18 in conference.

 

Game two proved to be a heated battle between the Texans and Javelinas.

 

In the first inning, Kingsville scored the first run of the game when Derrick Walls came across home plate after Ryan Guedry reached on a fielder's choice, 1-0.

 

Tarleton would answer with five runs in the bottom of the inning. To start the scoring rally, Alvaro Moreno came across home plate after Garrett Kilgore hit a sacrifice fly to center field, 1-1. Moreno doubled to get on second and advanced to third after Rustin Thomas singled through the left side. Thomas scored on a passed ball, 2-1.

 

Jonathan Schmitz scored for the Texans when Luke Slentz singled up the middle, 3-1. Schmitz got on base with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a passed ball. Slentz came across home plate with a single to right field from Jake Klauck, 4-1. Slentz singled to reach first, advanced to second on an error and to third when Kevin Meredith single to third base. The last run of the inning came when Meredith scored on an error, 5-1.

 

The Javelinas scored one run in the third, fourth, and fifth inning while Tarleton scored just two in the fourth. In the third inning, Kingsville's run was scored when Miles Holcomb drove in Matt Perez with a sacrifice fly to left field, 5-2. Travis Laird hit a home run in the fourth to make the score, 5-3.

 

Thomas would respond for the Texans with a two run homer and drove in Christopher Patton, 7-3.

 

The Hoggies scored the only run of the fifth inning when Julian Duran hits a home run, 7-4.

 

Kingsville erupted late in the game by scoring four runs in the sixth inning and two in the eighth. Laird scored the first run of the sixth when Duran hit a fly ball in to center field, 7-5. He walked to reach first base, advanced to second on a single by Jimmy Roche, and to third on an error. The second run came as Roche scored when Perez doubled to left field, 7-6. He reached first with a single and advanced to second on an error. Walls scored the third run as he came in after Guedry grounded out to the short stop, 7-7. He reached first on an error and advanced to third as Perez doubled. The last run of the inning was scored when Cline Andrews walked and drove in Perez, 8-7.

 

In the eighth inning, Holcomb scored the Hoggies two runs when he homered to drive in Ryan Fickel, 10-7.

 

Tarleton would score the last run of the game in the ninth inning. Slentz drove in Noel Navarez on a fielder's choice, which resulted in Jared Musgrove being out on the play.

 

Ryan Benitez (4-1) snaps up the win for the Javelinas with 3.1 innings pitched with no runs with none earned on two hits. Hayden James picks up his first save of the season with one run with one earned on three hits.

 

Troyal Yosko (2-3) suffered the loss for the Texans as he pitched .2 innings with one run with one earned on one hit.

 

In game one, Kingsville scored the first run in the first inning when Perez singled through the right side to drive in Walls. Walls walked to first and reached second on an error in a failed pickoff attempt, 1-0.

 

The Texans countered with a two run second inning. The first run came in as Evan Robinson hitting a single through the left side drove in Kilgore, 1-1. Kilgore walked to first, advanced to second when Slentz was walked, and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Slentz scored the second run when Moreno hit a sacrifice fly to center field, 2-1. He walked to first, advanced to second on a passed ball, and advanced to third when Robinson singled.

 

Laird scored the only run of the third inning, for the Javelinas, when he homered, 2-2.

 

Kingsville escaped the fourth inning with a fantastic triple play. Robinson lined out to Walls, at shortstop that threw to Perez at second base and he threw to Taylor Taska at first base. Robinson, Meredith and Slentz were all out on the play.

 

Tarleton scored another two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Nevarez doubled down the left field line and drove in Thomas and Musgrove, 4-2. Musgrove reached first after he singled to right field and advanced to second after Thomas reached on a fielder's choice.

 

Kingsville tried to mount a comeback in the top of the seventh inning but fell short. The Javelinas scored just one run when Walls singled up the middle to drive in Holcomb, 4-3. Holcomb walked to first, advanced to second when Andrews hit a fly ball to right field, and moved to third when Laird hit a fly ball to right field.

 

Denver Diefenbach (9-3) suffered the loss for Kingsville as he pitched 4.1 innings with four runs with four earned on five hits.

 

Robert Baker (6-6) picked up the win for the Texans with a complete game. He ended the game with three runs with two earned on five hits.

 

The Javelinas wrap up regular season play with a 34-16 overall, and 24-11 in conference. The team prepares to host the LSC Baseball Post Season Tournament from May 8th - 10th.

 

 


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LSC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Underway at TAMUK http://www.kristv.com/news/lsc-outdoor-track-and-field-championship-underway-at-tamuk/ http://www.kristv.com/news/lsc-outdoor-track-and-field-championship-underway-at-tamuk/ Sports - Javelinas Thu, 1 May 2014 9:00:33 PM TAMUK.COM LSC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Underway at TAMUK

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Thursday opened the competition of the 2014 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville.

The weekend's competition started with the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon multi event. After four events, Angelo State's Jordan Gray is in first place for the women's heptathlon with 3,181 points. Seth Pearson of Angelo State is in first place of the men's decathlon with 3,671 points after four events.

 

The weekend looks to be huge for the Javelinas as several runners are on track to break records. For the men's side, Michal Idziak is on pace to set a record time in the men's 800m run after his performance at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet.

 

On the women's team, Claudia Fernandez (1500m run), and Valerie Rodriguez (800m run) are on their way up the list of records set by Javelina women in their events.

 

There will also be Javelinas defending conference titles. Amber Perry will be defending her title in the women's 400m dash this weekend. Jeron Robinson is competing to repeat his win from last season in the men's high jump

 

Teams competing at the LSC Championship include Texas A&M-Kingsville, Angelo State, McMurry, Tarleton State, Harding, Eastern New Mexico, Texas A&M-Commerce and Midwestern State (women only).

 

In the championship meet, regardless of the number of teams, official team scores shall be kept and recorded for the top eight competitors in each event. The points will be awarded as follows: Individual Events (1st -8th place): 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 and Relay Events (1st - 8th place): 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Medals will be awarded to the top-three individual finishers in each event along with the top-three teams in relay events.

 

Competition is set to resume at 10:30 a.m. with the decathlon first on Friday.

 

To follow the action of the 2014 LSC Outdoor Track & Field Meet, please visit: http://www.javelinaathletics.com/sports/2014/4/30/MTRACK_0430143804.aspx?path=mtrack.

 

 

 

 


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Javelinas Sweep Rams, Earn Share Of Conference Title http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-sweep-rams-earn-share-of-conference-title/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-sweep-rams-earn-share-of-conference-title/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 26 Apr 2014 9:31:27 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Sweep Rams, Earn Share Of Conference Title

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team closed out the home portion of its regular-season schedule on Saturday by moving to within one win and a West Texas loss of ensuring more baseball to be played at Nolan Ryan Field the second weekend of May.

The Javelinas (33-14 overall and 23-9) clinched a series sweep of Angelo State (25-22, 14-18) with an 8-0 win in the first game on Saturday followed by a 14-4 run-rule victory in game two in seven innings. Combined with Friday's 2-1 win, the Hoggies outscored the Rams 24-5 in the three-game series.

With the sweep, and West Texas A&M losing two of three in its series with Tarleton State, the Javelinas clinched a share of the regular-season Lone Star Conference championship and enter the final weekend three games up on WT. If Kingsville wins one game next week in its 3-game set at Tarleton State, the Hoggies will play host to the Lone Star Conference Championship May 8-10 and win the regular-season title outright. With the Buffaloes winning the season series 4-3 over the Javelinas, Kingsville must finish a game ahead to host the tournament.

In the first game, the Javelinas quickly took the lead in the bottom of the first inning sending 11 hitters to the plate in their first turn. Kingsville managed to take advantage of walks to four of the first five batters by Angelo State starting pitcher Jason Zgardowski (4-5), who permitted five earned runs in a third of an inning.

Ryan Guedry drove in the first run with a single, while James Black drew a bases loaded walk. Following an RBI single by Clint Wallace, Justin Lee belted a 2-run double for a 5-0 lead.

Kingsville added a pair of runs in the second. Taylor Taska singled and advanced to third on a single by Brian Frazier. Taska would score on a double steal. Guedry scored on a single by Lee, who had a game-high three runs batted in.

The hosts added their final run in the seventh. With one away, Taska singled and crossed the plate on a 2-out single by Black.

With the run support, Denver Diefenbach was nearly untouchable. He picked up his conference leading ninth win tossing a 4-hit complete game. It was his fourth complete-game effort and second shutout.

In the second game, Javelina offense continued to the fireworks crossing the plate 14 times in the first four innings. The game would end after seven innings with the 10-run rule in play.

Leading 3-1 entering the bottom of the third inning, the Hoggies put eight runs on the board as they pounded out eight of the hits. Black's RBI single began the scoring and Dustin Aguilar had a sacrifice fly, while Derrick Walls and Matt Perez each had two run doubles. With two away, Brian Frazier blasted a 2-run home run to left. Black doubled to drive in his second run of the inning for an 11-1 lead.

After the Rams made it 11-2 in the top of the fourth, Kingsville scored its last three runs in the bottom of the inning. Walls and Perez each drew walks with two away before Taska belted his team-leading seventh home run of the season to give Kingsville a 14-2 lead.

ASU scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings including a solo home run by Blake Bass.

Matt Rhodes moved to 6-3 as he tossed five innings. He allowed three runs with two earned on six hits. Tres Tyler pitched the sixth allowing a run on two hits, while Hayden James pitched a perfect seventh.

Jake Feckley moved to 5-4 as he allowed nine runs on eight hits in 2-1/3 innings. The Rams would go through five hitters on the day.

Kingsville finished with 15 hits. Perez led the way with three hits, while Taska, Frazier, Guedry, Black and Laird each had two hits. Taska drove in four runs while, Perez knocked in three.

 


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Javelinas Win Opener vs ASU, 2-1 http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-win-opener-vs-asu-2-1/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-win-opener-vs-asu-2-1/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 25 Apr 2014 9:41:32 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Win Opener vs ASU, 2-1

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team were solid in all phases on Friday night in downing Angelo State 2-1 in Lone Star Conference play at Nolan Ryan Field in the first game of their three-game set.

The Javelinas moved to 31-14 on the season and remained in first in the LSC with a 21-9 record. Angelo falls to 25-20 and 14-16 in the league. The two teams will meet in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts Pack the House, Spirit Day and Greek Day in the final home game. Fifteen Javelina seniors will be recognized between the two games.

With the game tied 0-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Javelinas scored twice.

Derrick Walls led the inning off with an infield single and moved to second an error by the Rams. Matt Perez drove in Walls with a single to right. With two away after Perez was thrown out at home on a fielder's choice, James Black lined a double to left to drive in Taska.

Starter Dallas Ponder and the Hoggie defense made the lead stand.

For his part, Ponder improved to 7-1 on the season as he scattered six hits. He permitted one unearned run while striking out nine. The senior did not allow a walk. The win was the 22nd of his career as he moves into a second in career wins. He also moved into second all-time with 228 strikeouts.

Cody Williams and Ryan Scott came in to finish the game with each tossing a scoreless inning. Williams threw a perfect eighth, while Scott allowed one hit in the ninth en route to his 10th save of the season.

Defensively, the Kingsville defense turned three double plays with the most important coming in the top of the fifth when ASU scored its one run. Cameron Massengill singled to lead off and went to second as Newhon Norkeh was hit by a pitch. After Ponder threw the ball away on a failed pick-off attempt allowing Massengill to move to third and Norkeh to second, JP Zapata singled up the middle to drive in a run.

With the tying run at third, Ponder got Christian Summers to hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.

Blake Bass (3-4) suffered the loss. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits.

 


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Javelinas Name UH Coach Women's Basketball Head Coach http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-name-uh-coach-women-s-basketball-head-coach/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-name-uh-coach-women-s-basketball-head-coach/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 25 Apr 2014 3:45:13 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Name UH Coach Women's Basketball Head Coach

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Wade Scott will be the next Texas A&M-Kingsville head women's basketball coach, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation D. Scott Gines announced Friday.

"Building begins with having the right leadership, and I believe Wade Scott is the man to lead Javelina Women's basketball to consistent success," said Gines. "As with all our athletic programs, we hire head coaches to recruit tough, highly committed student-athletes who will develop under their leadership, graduate, and regularly contend for championships. These are fundamental ingredients to Javelina Pride."

Scott becomes the 13th head coach in the history of the women's basketball program. He joins the Javelina Athletic Department after eight seasons in various roles with the University of Houston women's basketball program. In all, Scott has 20 years of collegiate coaching experience with both women's and men's programs at the junior college and 4-year university level.

From 2010 until this season, Scott served as the associate head coach for the Cougars. In 2009-10, he helped guide UH to a second-place finish in Conference USA coaching the team in the WNIT as the interim head coach. This past season, Scott guided the program to an opening round win in the first-ever American Athletic Conference tournament as he again took control as the interim head coach.

Scott helped build and direct the 2010-11 team that dominated Conference USA going unbeaten with a 16-0 mark. The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament that season finishing the year with a 26-6 record. Prior to being the associate head coach, Scott was the recruiting coordinator bringing in many of the players responsible for the 10-11 team's success.

Prior to heading to Houston as an assistant in 2006, Scott spent multiple years in the junior college coaching ranks including nine years as a head coach of various men's and women's programs around Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

After earning his degree, Scott began his coaching career at the New Mexico Military Institute for one season. He moved on to Western Oklahoma State in 1995 after one year at Yale High School.

Scott served as an assistant in his first season at Western Oklahoma for both the men's and women's teams before becoming head coach for the men's program. In his five seasons as the head coach at Western Oklahoma, Scott led the men to three regional tournaments

In 2001, Scott became the head women's basketball at Clarendon College. His first team placed fourth in the Western Junior College Athletic Association and earned a spot in the 2001 NJCAA Regional tournament. From Clarendon, Scott took his winning ways to Grayson County Community College placing second in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference to earn a spot in the 2005 NJCAA Regional Tournament.

"Our search committee performed exceptionally, reviewing nearly 100 applicants. All four campus finalists have national tournament experience, served as key leaders in building successful programs, and two won national championships in the past 5 years."

 

What Others Are Saying:

"Wade Scott has been one of my most favorite people during my time at UH. He is genuine, thoughtful and a tireless worker who is dedicated to developing young people. Coach Scott's student-athletes will become much better basketball players and more importantly, under his guidance they will grow positively as people. He possesses a great understanding of developing a championship culture in every facet of a program and will win at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Wade is a coach in every sense of the word and a true winner. I wish Coach Scott, his wonderful family - wife Stephanie and daughter Taylor and Texas A&M-Kingsville all the very best."

Mack Rhoades, University of Houston Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics


"Congratulations to Texas A&M University - Kingsville on their selection of Wade Scott as women's basketball head coach. They made an excellent choice. He is a great mentor to student-athletes, he has great work ethic, a great wealth of basketball knowledge and will bring a great winning tradition to TAMUK!"

DeJuena Chizer, University of Houston Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA

 

"Scott Gines made a great hire naming Wade Scott as its head women's basketball coach. Wade has experience at all levels, and I think he will do a tremendous job in his new position. I wish him the best of luck."

Tim Tadlock, Texas Tech University Head Baseball Coach

Former Director of Athletics At Grayson County Community College

 


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Javelinas Ranked Third in Regional Poll http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-ranked-third-in-regional-poll/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-ranked-third-in-regional-poll/ Sports - Javelinas Wed, 23 Apr 2014 9:26:09 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas Ranked Third in Regional Poll

KINGSVILLE, Texas - In the first official NCAA South Central Poll for 2014, the Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team is ranked third in the region and are also gaining national attention.

In the first regional poll, the Javelinas are ranked behind Colorado- Mesa and Lone Star Conference rival West Texas A&M. At No. 3, the Hoggies are head of St. Edward's and St. Mary's, who sit fourth and fifth, respectively. Kingsville's opponent in Lone Star Conference action this weekend, Angelo State, is sixth in the poll. New Mexico Highland and Colorado School of the Mines round eight ranked region teams.

The Javelinas, which began the season ranked fourth nationally after a school-record 42 wins, is climbing back up the national polls. They are ranked 19th in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper national rankings.

SOUTH CENTRAL
1 Colorado Mesa 31-8 30-6
2 West Texas A&M 31-12 30-12
3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 29-14 24-13
4 St. Edward's 31-11 25-8
5 St. Mary's (Texas) 30-14 21-12
6 Angelo State 25-19 25-19
7 N.M. Highlands 25-16 25-16
8 Colorado St. Pueblo 23-18 23-18

 

 


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Former Javelina Returns To Kingsville As Head Coach http://www.kristv.com/news/former-javelina-returns-to-kingsville-as-head-coach/ http://www.kristv.com/news/former-javelina-returns-to-kingsville-as-head-coach/ Sports - Javelinas Mon, 21 Apr 2014 4:32:28 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Former Javelina Returns To Kingsville As Head Coach

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Scott Gines, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation, announced Monday that former Texas A&M-Kingsville men's basketball player and graduate assistant Johnny Estelle will be returning to the Javelina Nation as the 16th head coach in the program's history.

"Our objective from the start was to identify a highly successful head coach who will recruit and develop a roster of tough, intelligent basketball players who will contend for championships and graduate from Texas A&M-Kingsville, and I'm confident Johnny Estelle is the man who will lead Javelina Men's Basketball to new heights," said Gines.

"Johnny has infectious energy and enthusiasm; he's a proven head coach with consistent championship and post-season success; his reputation in Texas and the Southwest is highly regarded in coaching and recruiting circles; and his passion for Javelina basketball is unparalleled."

Estelle is returning to South Texas after spending the 2013-14 season at the University of Houston as an assistant coach under James Dickey helping UH to reach the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference.

Prior to joining the Cougars, the new Javelina mentor spent 13 seasons on the sidelines at Navarro College where he was the head coach his final five seasons with the school. After serving a season as a graduate assistant for former Javelina head coach, Pete Peterson, during the 1998-99 campaign, Estelle spent one season as an assistant at Northland Pioneer College where he played for two seasons in junior college.

As a player for former A&M Kingsville head coach Bill Carter, Estelle played two seasons for the Javelinas setting a single-game record for 3-point baskets with nine in the 1996 Lone Star Conference Tournament en route to MVP honors while also setting a school-record with 88 steals during the 1995-96 season. In two seasons, Estelle finished with 742 points, 214 rebounds, 211 assists and 138 steals. Following his playing career, Estelle spent one season as a student assistant under Carter.

As the head coach at Navarro, Estelle was named the NJCAA District XIV Coach of the Year three times and was a court coach in 2009 with a USA Olympic U19 team. He finished his Navarro head coaching career with a 126-48 overall record, averaging over 25 wins a season. Estelle's regular-season region mark was 68-27, and he was 13-2 in Region XIV Tournament games. Three of his teams advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament including a Final Four appearance in 2010.

During his head coaching tenure at Navarro, Estelle's teams won the region tournament title on three occasions and were nationally ranked four times. He led the Bulldogs to a No. 2 ranking during the 2009-10 season which was the second-highest in school history.

Individually, players for Estelle received numerous awards under his guidance. Among the honorees were two, first-team All-Americans; two Region XIV Conference Player of the Year winners; three Region XIV Tournament MVPs; three NJCAA National Tournament All-Tournament sections; and, one Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Junior College Player of the Year. Twelve players were chosen all-conference, and four were named first-team all-region.

Academically, Estelle's teams also excelled. He graduated 90% of his players with 13 being named to the Dean's List. The 2010 team received NJCAA All-Academic team honors with a 3.01 team GPA that ranked seventh in the nation. During his tenure, 22 players went on to play at NCAA Division I programs and 100 percent went on to play at 4-year programs.

The selection of Estelle concludes a national search for the position.

"We enjoyed a deep and experienced pool of nearly 100 applicants," Said Gines. "All four campus interviews featured highly successful head coaches - all have Sweet 16 coaching experiences, three coached in Final Fours, and two are former national coach of the year recipients."

 

What Others Are Saying:

"Johnny Estelle is first and foremost a tremendous person with great integrity who will serve as a terrific mentor for student-athletes. He demonstrates great passion and energy every day and knows how to build a championship program. He has a proven track record of success and he will continue this at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Coach Estelle is a rising superstar and he is a perfect hire by Scott. I wish Coach Estelle, his wonderful family and Texas A&M-Kingsville all the very best."

Mack Rhoades, University of Houston Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

 

"Johnny will do an outstanding job leading the Javelinas program on and off the floor. As an alum, he will be meticulous in building it to be among the best not only in the Lone Star Conference, but nationally as well. He has worked incredibly hard at his craft since he left Texas A&M-Kingsville, and the skills and relationships he has built during his time away will help all that he is going to do there."

Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech Head Men's Basketball Coach

& former Texas A&M-Kingsville Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

 

 

"Texas A&M-Kingsville has hired a great basketball coach in Johnny Estelle. I know this is a special day for him and his family as he returns to his alma mater. Johnny is a family man, outstanding recruiter, tremendous teacher of the game and will be a great example for his players, on and off the court. He will be a great representative of the basketball program, Athletics Department and the University."

James Dickey, Former University of Houston Head Men's Basketball Coach

 

 


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Javelinas Split Doubleheader With Greyhounds http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-split-doubleheader-with-greyhounds/ http://www.kristv.com/news/javelinas-split-doubleheader-with-greyhounds/ Sports - Javelinas Sat, 19 Apr 2014 8:54:50 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Split Doubleheader With Greyhounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team was able to rally from behind in the opening game winning 7-4 over Eastern New Mexico, but a ninth inning rally in game two came up just short in a 6-4 loss.

 

With the loss, the Javelinas are now 29-14 overall and 20-9 in Lone Star Conference play. Eastern New Mexico is 22-21 on the year and 11-18 in the league. With two LSC series left in the season, the Hoggies are in first place by a game over West Texas A&M.

 

The Javelinas rallied from 4-2 down in the opener with five runs in the fifth. With one away, Taylor Taska and Ryan Guedry reached on back-to-back singles. Taska scored the first run on hit by James Black.

 

After Clint Wallace reached on an infield single to load the bases, Justin Lee tied the game with a bases loaded walk. Dustin Aguilar put down a bunt single that Matt Artalejo fielded and threw away down the right field line. Lee, Wallace and Aguilar all scored on the play.

 

Down 1-0 after the top of the first, Kingsville took the lead with two runs in the top of the third. Walls led the inning off with a double and stole third. After Taska walked, Walls scored as Guedry reached on an error. Taska raced home on a double by Brian Frazier, while Guedry was thrown out trying to score.

 

The Greyhounds scored three runs on five hits in the fourth to regain the lead and held it until the sixth when the Javelinas rallied.

 

Cody Williams earned the win in relief of Taska, who permitted four runs on nine hits in 3-1/3 innings. Williams moved to 5-5 as he tossed 2-2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. He had four strikeouts, walked one and allowed one hit. Ryan Scott earned his eighth save with a scoreless inning of work.

 

Artalejo suffered the loss as he allowed all seven runs on nine hits. Five of the runs were earned as he fell to 6-4.

 

Wallace had two of Kingsville's nine hits. Matthew Burks had four hits for Eastern.

 

In the second game of the doubleheader, Eastern jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first off starter Denver Diefenbach. They extended their lead to 6-2 before the Javelinas threatened in the ninth.

 

Burks was hit by a pitch from Diefenbach to start the game and moved to second as Brett Ackerman reached on an error. After Blake Cooper drove in Burks, Colton Sims doubled to left to score Ackerman and Cooper.

 

Diefenbach, who entered the weekend with conference-best eight wins, pitched two innings allowing all six runs with five earned. He gave up five hits.

 

Matt Rhodes came out of the bullpen and pitched seven scoreless innings to give the Hoggie offense a chance. He scattered three hits and walked one.

 

The Javelinas cut their deficit to 3-1 in the bottom of the second as Brian Frazier led off the inning with a solo home run off ENMU starter Rusty Edwards, who lasted 2-1/3 innings. It was Frazier's third of the season.

 

After Julian Duran pulled Kingsville to within 6-2 with a sacrifice fly to center in the fifth, the Javelinas would not score again until the bottom of the ninth. With one away, Ryan Fickel was hit by a pitch, went to second as Aguilar walked and scored on a hit by Walls.

 

Miles Holcomb then came off the bench with a single to right loading the bases. Taska hit a sacrifice fly off Kyle Kesmarki to center to plate the second run of the inning. With the tying run at first, Guedry popped out to second for the final out of the game.

 

Jorge Quezada (1-1) claimed the win for Eastern tossing four innings of 2-hit baseball. He allowed one unearned run. Kesmarki earned his second save of the season.

 

Walls had three hits of Kingsville's seven hits in the finale to lead the Javelinas raising his average to .368. The Hoggies stranded nine. The Greyhounds had eight hits led by Sims with three.

 

The Javelinas step out of Lone Star play on Tuesday when they visit Austin for a crucial South Central Region matchup with St. Edwards at 2:30 p.m.

 

 


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Frazier Powers Hoggies To Win Over 'Hounds http://www.kristv.com/news/frazier-powers-hoggies-to-win-over-hounds/ http://www.kristv.com/news/frazier-powers-hoggies-to-win-over-hounds/ Sports - Javelinas Fri, 18 Apr 2014 9:32:23 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Frazier Powers Hoggies To Win Over 'Hounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team rode a 6-run explosion in the bottom of the sixth to a 10-2 win at Nolan Ryan Field over Eastern New Mexico on Friday.

 

The Javelinas (28-13, 19-8) and Greyhounds (21-20, 10-17) meet in a doubleheader on Saturday with the first game at 1 p.m.

 

After the Greyhounds tied the game at two in the top of the sixth, the Javelinas struck for six runs in the bottom of the sixth taking an 8-2 lead.

 

Clint Wallace singled to start the inning and, after a sacrifice bunt by Justin Lee, went to third on a single by Dustin Aguilar. Derrick Walls beat out a grounder to first for a single driving in Wallace. Miles Holcomb knocked in Aguilar with a single that bounced into center off the pitcher's rubber. Walls scored on an errant throw for the third run.

 

With two away, Ryan Guedry kept inning alive by drawing a walk. Along with Holcomb, Guedry would score as Brian Frazier blasted a three-run home run to left-center field off Ben Monticello. The homer was his second of the season.

 

Kingsville added a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Clint Wallace led the inning off with a double and scored after a Greyhound error. Justin Lee crossed the plate later in the inning on a wild pitch for Kingsville's final run.

 

Eastern struck first with a run in the top of the first as Brett Ackerman was hit by a pitch and went to second as Blake Cooper walked. Ackerman would score on a 2-out single by Colton Sims.

 

The Hoggies wasted little time tying the game scoring a run in the bottom of the first. Derrick Walls led off with a single up the middle. After two straight fly outs, Walls would come around to score on back-to-back base hits by Guedry and Frazier, who finished with four RBI.

 

Kingsville took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. Wallace led of the inning with a single and with one away scored on sacrifice fly to center by Holcomb.

 

The Javelina defense ended a ENMU threat in the third. Matthew Burks and Brett Ackerman each started the inning with singles, but blunders on the bases ended the threat. After leading off with a single, Burks tried to go third on a single to right by Ackerman. Frazier displayed his throwing arm by tossing out Burks at third. Ackerman was then thrown out at second by Wallace trying to advance on a pitch in the dirt.

 

Cooper tied the game in the sixth. He walked, stole second and later scored on a wild pitch.

 

Dallas Ponder moved to 6-1 for the Javelinas with the 21st win of his career to tie for second all-time. He allowed two earned runs on six hits, while striking out five. Ponder walked four. Cody Williams, Hayden James and Dustin Luna combined to pitch three innings of perfect relief to end the game.

 

Monticello suffered the loss to fall to 4-4. He allowed eight runs - all earned - on 12 hits.

 

The Hoggies had 16 hits in the game. Wallace led the way going 4-of-5 with three runs scored. Frazier and Aguilar each had three hits, and Walls two. Walls swiped his team-leading 19th stolen base in the contest.

 

Ackerman and Sims had two hits apiece for the visitors.

 


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