Sports - Javelinas Sports - Javelinas en-us Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:10:55 GMT Synapse CMS 10 144 25 Javelinas Sweep Dustdevils Sports - Javelinas Tue, 28 Oct 2014 9:56:06 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas Sweep Dustdevils

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Volleyball) - Stephanie Johns hit .417 and finished with 12 kills and three blocks and as a team, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (15-10) posted 41 kills and 63 digs to defeat Texas A&M International University (3-17) in straight sets, 25-10, 25-18, 25-15, on Tuesday evening inside the Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center-Kingsville Hampton Inn Court.

With the victory, the Javelinas earned a season sweep over the Dustdevils and are now 11-7 all-time versus TAMIU.

Ashley Bukowski, Casey Klobedans, Kelsey Washington and Valarie Moehrig each recorded two service aces and Krystal Faison, Bukowski and Anyssa Matheson shined defensive with two blocks apiece. Faison and Brett Zaccardo reached double figures with 18 digs and 11 digs, respectively. As a team, the Hogs hit .260 and held the Dustdevils to a .000 attack percentage.

Texas A&M-Kingsville stormed to a 9-1 start in the opening set highlighted by Bukowski's two aces, Johns' two kills and blocks by Washington and Johns. After dominating its way to a 25-10 victory in set one, the Javelinas led 11-4 early in the second set before a rally by TAMIU brought the contest to an 18-18 tie. However, the Hogs scored the sets final seven points to clinch the second set win, 25-18.

TAMUK hit .308 in set three and defeated the Dustdevils 25-15 to earn its fifth straight-set win of the season.

"After losing at home this past weekend, it was great to come out the way we did tonight," said Johns. "It lit a fire under us and hopefully, we can carry the momentum heading into the final stage of the season."

The Hogs continue play this week at Texas Southern University on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., A&M-Commerce on Friday, Oct. 31 and Texas Woman's University on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Javelinas Drop Sixth Straight, 48-21 at West Texas A&M Sports - Javelinas Sat, 25 Oct 2014 9:32:49 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Drop Sixth Straight, 48-21 at West Texas A&M

CANYON, Texas - Shawn Vasquez continues to run the ball at will behind great protection by the offensive line, but despite leading all players with 107 rushing yards, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-7, 0-6 LSC) fell victim to costly penalties as West Texas A&M University (5-3, 4-2 LSC) defeated the Javelinas, 48-21, on Saturday afternoon at Happy State Bank Field at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.


The Hogs outrushed the Buffaloes 301-198 but were tagged 99 yards on 11 penalties. WT took advantage of those miscues to keep steady in the jam-packed Lone Star Conference standings. West Texas holds the second slot in the LSC with tiebreakers over Midwestern State and Angelo State. However, Tarleton State University earned a win earlier today and holds the edge over the Buffs.


With the loss, the Javelinas will finish the Lone Star Conference regular season in seventh or eighth place, assuring themselves a road game on Saturday, Nov. 8.


"Our guys played hard and we have to give a great team like West Texas A&M credit," said head coach Jaime Martinez. "Some of our penalties were detrimental as we drove down the field, but our guys were going after it on both ends. The defense was getting back there and forcing the quarterback to make plays and offensively, we were able to pound the ball up the field. We hung in there with a quality football program and had a chance, but ultimately, we have to limit our mistakes."


The 107 yards rushing are a new career-high for the Javelina newcomer and his touchdown late in the third quarter now gives him three on the year. The Javelinas outrushed the Buffaloes 301-198. Trey Mitchell added 78 yards on the floor and finished 16-of-27 passing. Patrick LaFleur was the main target offensively with eight catches for 79 yards. Joe Te'o added 68 yards on the floor and a score of his own.


After two quick incomplete passes, the Buffs connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead seconds into the game. With 3:42 remaining in the opening quarter, WT capped off a nine-play, 80-yard drive with a 13 yard rushing touchdown to tack on seven more points.


A long drive led by Trey Mitchell's legs brought Kingsville into WT territory and Joe Te'o ended the 10-play, 80-yard drive (4:36) with an 11 yard touchdown score to cut the Javelinas' deficit to 14-7 just a minute into the second quarter. The touchdown was his second of the season.


The Buffaloes tacked on another rushing touchdown to extend its lead back to two touchdowns with 9:13 left in the first half. Ending the half with a 55-yard field goal, West Texas enters the locker room with a 24-7 advantage. Mitchell rushed for 84 yards on 15 attempts in the first half and went 9-of-16 with 88 yards and an interception, Vasquez added 41 rushing yards and LaFleur caught five passes for 57 yards. Defensively, Trevor Moses continues his stellar freshman campaign with seven tackles, one for a loss, Trevor Pesek followed with five and Emond Hobbs added four. Braedon Robinson and Joshua Toki joined Moses with a tackle for a loss and Darius Lively forced a quarterback hurry.


A bad snap began the second half for the Javelinas, forcing Max Lehnig to rush the punt, allowing the Buffs to slightly alter the play and take over with great field positioning. WT went 55 yards in 1:24 to take a 31-7 lead with 11:29 remaining in the third quarter. After going 45 yards and entering TAMUK territory, WT threw its first interception of the afternoon, a low ball to Pesek (second INT of season) to allow the Hogs to take over on its own 15-yard line with 4:46 left in the third. However, a low snap led to a second blocked punt that rolled its way to the end zone for a WT special teams touchdown.


Vasquez continued his streaky play and capped off a six-play, 75-yard drive with a 49-yard touchdown run with seven second remaining in the third for TAMUK's second touchdown of the contest.


West Texas A&M added 13 points in the fourth quarter, but the Hogs continued to fight as Te'o rushed for a career-long 54 yards to bring the Blue and Gold inside the red zone. Alex Rios found Jordan Thomas in the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown with 4:30 remaining in the game.


Pesek and Moses registered double-digit tackles for the third time this season with 12 and 11, respectively. Lively finished with two quarterback hits and Kyle Williams recorded his first solo sack of the season (1.5 total in 2014). Hobbs added eight and Marquis Cardinal Jr. finished with 40 rushing yards.


The Javelinas host Midwestern State University on Saturday, Nov. 1 for its Kingsville Community Appreciation Night/Hertz Rent-A-Car Senior Night at 7 p.m. at the historic Javelina Stadium.



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Calloway Relieved of Duties as Javelinas Football Coach, Martinez Named Interim Head Coach Sports - Javelinas Mon, 13 Oct 2014 5:57:16 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Calloway Relieved of Duties as Javelinas Football Coach, Martinez Named Interim Head Coach

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - David Calloway has been relieved of his duties as Head Football Coach at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-5, 0-4 LSC), TAMUK Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Scott Gines announced Monday evening.


Gines appointed Texas A&M-Kingsville offensive line coach and former Javelina All-American Jaime Martinez as interim head coach through the completion of the 2014 regular season.


"Although mid-year leadership change is not common, the competitive trajectory of our program must intensify," Gines said. "Many factors go into whether a head coach succeeds or fails in scoreboard results. Coach Calloway enthusiastically took the reins of this program, installing accountability measures and serving as a passionate teacher-coach. His character, commitment and work ethic are unquestioned."


A national search will be conducted immediately and led by Parker Executive Search (Atlanta, Ga.).


Gines informed Calloway of his decision Monday afternoon, and then spoke to the rest of the coaching staff and the 2014 Javelina football team. "Our university is home to conference and national champions; our traditions ignite pride and high expectations for success; and, I am grateful for the Javelina fans, alumni, and donors who faithfully support our coaches and players," Gines stated.

Martinez is in his 10th season as the offensive lines coach and recruiting coordinator. Influential in the growth of Christian Garcia, the sophomore earned All-Lone Star Conference honors following the 2013 campaign. Martinez, a Beeville native, was a standout lineman for the Javelinas from 1992-95, earning two all-conference selections. A two-time All-American, the Javelinas won four LSC Championships in Martinez's tenure, going 21-0 in conference play and posting a 39-13 overall record. Kingsville advanced to the NCAA Division II semifinals three times and the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1993.


Calloway was in his second year as head coach and eighth season as a member of the Kingsville coaching staff. He was the defensive coordinator from 2007-12 before taking over as the ninth head coach in school history in December of 2012.


The Javelinas host Angelo State University (3-2, 2-2 LSC) on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Javelina Stadium in its Kleberg Bank Homecoming Game.

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Tarleton State Dominates Javelinas, 80-14 Sports - Javelinas Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:16:34 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Tarleton State Dominates Javelinas, 80-14

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Football) - Tarleton State University (2-3, 2-2 LSC) gave its homecoming crowd a historic game as the Texans set a school record with 80 points and 11 touchdowns to defeat Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-5, 0-4 LSC), 80-14, on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium.


Shawn Vasquez led all Javelina players with 15 carries for 102 yards. Trey Mitchell finished 6-of-20 and added 72 yards on the ground.


A bright spot on special teams was the leg of Jonathan Robinson, who was punting in his first collegiate game. The 6-5 freshman from Navarre, Fla. aired 48 yards and 49 yards late in the third frame and averaged 39.9 yards/punt on seven attempts.


Tarleton struck first after back-to-back penalties gave TSU possession of the football inside Kingsville territory. The Texans went 40 yards on eight plays to take a 7-0 lead with 7:01 left in the opening quarter.


A bad snap allowed Tarleton State to begin its third drive of the first frame on the TAMUK-17. Trevor Pesek stopped a quarterback keeper at the one-yard line and Henry Greathouse and Trevor Moses teamed to stuff the TSU rush play to force a field goal with 2:35 remaining in the first.


Kingsville responded with a 39-yard run by Vasquez and after a great block by Musa Mahmud, the Javelinas entered Texan territory. Mahmud rushed for six yards on the ensuing play and two plays later, Mitchell rushed for nine yards to give the Hogs their second first down of the drive.


Beginning the second quarter on TSU's one-yard line, Joe Te'o found the end zone for the first time in his Javelina career as TAMUK connected on a fourth-and-one play to cut its deficit to 10-7. On the drive, Kingsville rushed for 80 yards on eight plays.


An intentional grounding call on the Javelinas had potential to be costly as Kingsville was pinned at their own one-yard line, but punter Robinson kicked a 34-yard punt to escape. However, TSU continued to rush the ball at will, as quarterback Collin Strahan rushed for 22 yards on the drive to find the end zone for his second rushing score on the evening and give the Texans a 24-7 edge.


The Texans continued to take full advantage of the great field position, and rushed for their fourth touchdown of the game to take a 31-7 lead with 17 seconds remaining in the first half.


Joe Crowe kicked off the third quarter with a 46-yard return and Mitchell connected with Jordan Thomas on a fourth-and-one play from the TSU-44 to give the Javelinas a first down. Two plays later, Mitchell ran for 34 yards and his fifth rushing touchdown of the season as Kingsville trailed 31-14 early in the second half.


TSU then took control of the game and added seven second half touchdowns to defeat Texas A&M-Kingsville 80-14 at home for the first time since 2006.


Strahan dominated all evening, accounting for five touchdowns as the Texans netted a season-high 644 total yards.


Lamont Hills and Mason Stewart led all players with 12 tackles, Pesek and Greathouse added 11 apiece and Kamen Ruelas added nine.


The Hoggies return to Javelina Stadium for their Kleberg Bank Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. to host Angelo State University.


Notes: The loss is Kingsville's first at Memorial Stadium since 2006... the 80 points are the most allowed in school history... Travis Quintanilla made his collegiate debut... Jonathan Robinson punted for the first time in his collegiate career... Shawn Vasquez rushed for a career-high 93 yards... Trey Mitchell returned after sitting out the previous two games due to injury.

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Javelinas to Hold Basketball Tryouts Sports - Javelinas Wed, 8 Oct 2014 6:22:00 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas to Hold Basketball Tryouts

Men's Hoops to Hold Tryouts Tuesday, Oct. 14


Tryouts will be held at the SPEC at 2 p.m.


KINGSVILLE, Texas (Men's Basketball) - Texas A&M University-Kingsville's men's basketball program will be holding a walk on tryout on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center-Hampton Inn Court.


The 2014-15 season begins on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. when Kingsville hosts Lake Erie College. Head coach and former Javelina student-athlete Johnny Estelle takes over the helm of the men's basketball program and is joined by first-year assistant coaches Mark Mathew and Omar Gonzalez.


All interested student-athletes must have completed a physical and filled out the attached sickle cell form prior to arriving on Tuesday. All prospective student-athletes must also visit Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Academics Marques Dantzler or Coordinator of Student-Athlete Services/Senior Woman Administrator Hanna Lantz in McCulley Hall to complete a tryout form. Athletes must also be enrolled full-time at Texas A&M-Kingsville and provide proof of insurance.


For more information, please contact assistant coach Mark Mathew at


The Javelinas went 8-18 in 2013-14.


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Greyhounds Dominate in First Ever Win at Javelina Stadium Sports - Javelinas Sun, 5 Oct 2014 7:37:06 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Greyhounds Dominate in First Ever Win at Javelina Stadium

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-4, 0-3 LSC) and Eastern New Mexico University (3-2, 1-2 LSC) entered Saturday's game needing a Lone Star Conference victory. Unfortunately, the Greyhounds rushed for 290 yards and blocked two field goals to escape Javelina Stadium with their first ever win, 31-0.


ENMU is now 1-14 all-time at Javelina Stadium and 6-23 overall.


For TAMUK, Trevor Moses finished with a game-high 14 tackles, Mark Savere added 10 and freshman Braedon Robinson recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss. Offensively, Jordan Thomas hauled in seven passes for 98 yards.


The triple-option attack by the Greyhounds featured three players rush for over 50 yards and ENMU ran a total of 74 offensive plays.


The Javelinas were poised to find the end zone on the opening drive, successfully connecting on a fourth-down pass from Sebastian Taylor to Musa Mahmud to enter the ENMU red zone. A 32-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Kevin Reaves to give the Greyhounds its first possession of the game.


Eastern New Mexico controlled possession for the remainder of the first quarter, scoring after a 14-play, 80-yard drive and intercepting a pass as the TAMUK-44 yard line. Beginning the second frame inside the red zone, ENMU attempted a 31-yard field goal that clanked off the crossbar to give the Javelinas an opportunity to tie the contest. However, Reaves blocked a second field goal attempt and the Greyhounds entered the second half with a 21-0 advantage.


ENMU continued to manage the clock in the second half to earn a 31-0 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville.


Darius Lively forced a fumble early in the third quarter that was recovered by Savere.


E'lon Spight and D'Maujeric Tucker led the offense with 78 yards and 67 yards rushing, respectively. Quarterback Jeremy Buurma finished 6-of-11 with one touchdown throwing and rushed for 61 yards and one touchdown.


The Javelinas head to Stephenville, Texas to take on Tarleton State University on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.


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Javelinas Comeback Falls Just Short as Interceptions Prove to be Costly Sports - Javelinas Sat, 27 Sep 2014 9:29:46 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Comeback Falls Just Short as Interceptions Prove to be Costly

ABILENE, Texas (Football) - Despite throwing three interceptions that led to 13 points, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-3, 0-2 LSC) had a chance to come from behind and escape Abilene with a victory. Holding McMurry University (2-1, 1-1 LSC) to 1-of-4 on red zone chances and 5-of-14 on third down conversions, the Javelinas' defense came up huge late in the fourth quarter, forcing the War Hawks to punt.


With 3:11 remaining in the game and two timeouts, the Hoggies were pinned at their own four-yard line. On fourth-and-17, Sebastian Taylor found Patrick LaFleur for a 22-yard completion to enter McMurry territory. However, on the ensuing play, the War Hawks sealed the victory, 27-21, after their third pick of the game. Prior to the drive, the Javelinas drove down the field - 10 plays for 75 yards - and capped off the 3:29 drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Thomas to cut their deficit to 27-21 with 5:42 remaining in the game.


Texas A&M-Kingsville returns to Javelina Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4 to host Eastern New Mexico University (2-2, 0-2 LSC) at 7 p.m. on Pueblo Tires & Service Family Fiesta Weekend.


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Lions Take Advantage of Sloppy Play by Javelinas, Retain Chennault Cup Sports - Javelinas Sat, 20 Sep 2014 3:20:10 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Lions Take Advantage of Sloppy Play by Javelinas, Retain Chennault Cup

ARLINGTON, Texas (Football) - A blocked punt by Joe Crowe gave Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-2, 0-1 LSC) the quick jolt it needed, but Texas A&M University-Commerce (2-1, 1-0 LSC) took advantage of Kingsville's offensive miscues and earned its third consecutive victory in the battle for the Chennault Cup, 55-20, on Saturday morning at AT&T Stadium. The game was the opener of the 2014 Lone Star Conference Football Festival.


With the loss, the Javelinas fall to 1-2 on the year and 0-1 in the LSC. Kingsville leads the Chennault Cup series 13-5.


"When you turn the ball over as much as we did today, the outcome will not be what you want it to be," said head coach David Calloway. "We started off with the blocked punt and the rushing touchdown, but ultimately, we have to take care of the ball."


Crowe's blocked punt gave TAMUK's offense the possession of the football on the Lions' 11-yard line. After a false start, Trey Mitchell rushed for five yards, found Jordan Thomas for a six yard completion and powered his way to the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the season - a five yard rush - to give the Javelinas a 6-0 lead with 10:19 remaining.


The Lions responded with seven plays for 72 yards and connected on their extra-point opportunity to take a 7-6 advantage with 8:35 left in the opening quarter. Sloppy play late in the first quarter allowed A&M-Commerce to close out the frame with a 17-6 lead.


A fumble forced by Mark Savere was recovered by Trevor Pesek and Marquis Cardinal Jr. and Mitchell combined to lead Kingsville downfield. Capped off by Mitchell's second rushing touchdown of the game, Cardinal rushed for 30 yards and caught a 10-yard pass on the drive to cut TAMUK's deficit to 17-13 with just under 10 minutes left to play in the first half.


At halftime, the Lions were in complete control, leading 38-13 and continued its surge in the second half en route to a 55-20 victory. Alex Rios connected with Patrick LaFleur in the latter stages of the fourth quarter for the Javelinas.


LaFleur was the leading receiver, finished with eight catches for 72 yards and one touchdown. Mitchell gained 56 yards on the ground on 12 carries. Trevor Pesek recorded nine tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery and Darius Lively registered six total tackles.


"We need to put this behind us and focus on improving for our next game at McMurry," said Henry Greathouse. "Defensively, we need to do our job and help out our offense and special teams."

The Javelinas head to McMurry University (1-0) for a 6 p.m. slate on Saturday, Sept. 27.


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Javelinas Stand Tall in 17-14 Defeat over Mavericks Sports - Javelinas Sun, 14 Sep 2014 3:09:08 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Stand Tall in 17-14 Defeat over Mavericks

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - Trey Mitchell jump-started Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-1) to a 7-3 lead with a 67-yard run on the Javelinas' opening drive and the defense finished with 97 total tackles as Kingsville defeated Colorado Mesa University (1-1), 17-14, on Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium.


The defense, highlighted by seniors Henry Greathouse and Trevor Pesek's combined 21 tackles, was locked in all evening, registering six forced fumbles and four quarterback hits. The Javelinas added five sacks for 35 yards and limited the fast paced offense of the Mavericks to 6-of-17 on third-down conversions and 0-of-4 on fourth-down opportunities.


"Once our defense got rolling, everyone was cognizant of what our game plan was and we all held ourselves accountable," said Greathouse. "We definitely worked on improving on some things and it was good to give our crowd a win tonight."


Playing with a heavy heart days after his grandfather's passing, Mitchell showed just how tough the new signal caller for the Javelinas is.


"I felt good tonight, but good play or bad play, you forget about it and move on to the next possession," said Mitchell. "The play definitely boosted the offense and the defense shined out there tonight. The offensive line made it easy for me to find open lanes and pick my spots to run tonight. They worked hard all evening and made it easy for our offense to click. I knew my grandfather was on my side tonight and it really felt good to end with a win."


The win put an emphatic end to a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season and marked the first time that a player rushes for two touchdowns in a game since Greg Pitre and Cornelius Shackelford did so against McMurry University last season (Sept. 21). The 67-yard rush for a score was also the longest touchdown run since Pitre's 89-yard carry against the Warhawks.


Mitchell's sensational run gave the Javelinas a 7-3 lead, but a miscue in the end zone on the ensuing possession led to a safety for the Mavericks to cut CMU's deficit to 7-5. However, Mitchell capped off a 10-play, 56-yard drive with his second rushing touchdown of the first quarter as the Javelinas ended the opening frame with a 14-5 advantage.


At halftime, the Javelinas led 14-12. Pesek registered six first-half tackles and Forker, Savere and Greathouse each added five tackles apiece.


TAMUK began the second half with a field goal to take a 17-12 lead with 10:22 left to play in the third quarter. A second safety with 3:10 left in the third led to two points for the Mavericks as CMU was now just a field goal away from tying the contest.


A late fumble gave CMU one last crack at potentially tying the contest as the Mavs recovered a fumble on the Kingsville 23-yard line, but back-to-back tackles for losses (Kyle Williams and Kamen Ruelas on the first play and Pesek and Trey Oliver on the next run) forced a third-and-17 for Colorado Mesa. After an incomplete pass, CMU's kicker attempted a 47-yard field goal but missed short of the uprights and the Javelinas took over with 5:07 left to play.


A 13-yard rush by Mitchell and a 35-yard rush by Joe Te'o put TAMUK on the CMU 22-yard line. With 1:36 remaining and with Kingsville 11 yards away from a first down, Mitchell ran for six yards, and followed with another six-yard rush, this time on fourth-and-five, to clinch the victory for the Javelinas.


Te'o finished with 70 yards rushing and Mitchell ended his second game as a Javelina with 106 yards on the ground and 72 yards passing. Defensively, Darius Lively and Mark Savere added nine tackles and Savere, Williams, Ruelas, Braedon Robinson, Anthony Forker, DeVon Rhodes and Joshua Toki added a tackles for losses. Pesek finished with three quarterback hits and as a unit, TAMUK recorded 14 tackles for losses (50 yards).


"Defensively, we made stops when we needed to and held a great offensive team to 14 points," said head coach David Calloway. "Offensively, we got off to a quick start and managed the ball late in the game and it led to a quality win."


TAMUK heads to the 2014 Lone Star Conference Football Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20 to take on Texas A&M University-Commerce in the opening game at AT&T Stadium. Kickoff is slated for a 10 a.m. start.


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Washington Earns LSCs First Special Teams Player of the Week Honor of 2014 Sports - Javelinas Mon, 8 Sep 2014 3:11:52 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Washington Earns LSCs First Special Teams Player of the Week Honor of 2014

RICHARDSON, Texas (Football) - The first weekly honors of the 2014 campaign were released by the Lone Star Conference office Monday afternoon and redshirt senior Anthony Washington was named the conference's special teams player of the week for the week of Sept. 1-7.


Washington began the second half of Texas A&M University-Kingsville's (0-1) season opener with a 96-yard kickoff return to give the Javelinas a 14-3 edge over Humboldt State University (1-0). The Jacks rallied from behind to defeat the Hogs, 27-14.


The return marks the second consecutive season that Washington returns a kickoff for a touchdown.


Last season, he tied a school record as the Cypress, Texas native returned a kickoff 100 yards in TAMUK's LSC Football Festival victory over Monterrey Tech (stats for game did not count towards NCAA Division II).


Washington added two tackles against the Lumberjacks. The Javelinas return to the field on Saturday, Sept. 13 when they host Colorado Mesa University (1-0) on IBC Bank Hispanic Heritage Weekend. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Javelina Stadium.


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Lumberjacks Ground and Pound Way to Victory Over Javelinas in Season Opener Sports - Javelinas Sun, 7 Sep 2014 7:53:09 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Lumberjacks Ground and Pound Way to Victory Over Javelinas in Season Opener

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - It seemed to be déjà vu as senior Anthony Washington returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to begin the second half but Humboldt State University (1-0) rushed for 241 yards en route to a 27-14 defeat over Texas A&M University-Kingsville (0-1) on Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium.


The 96-yard return is a new school record as last season's 100-yard kickoff return against Monterrey Tech did not count towards NCAA Division II statistics.


The return of 2012 all-American Nick Ricciardulli and the collegiate debut of Ja'Quan Gardner jumpstarted the ground and pound attack that the Jacks used to go 7-4 two seasons ago. Ricciardulli finished with 75 yards and Gardner led all players with 157 yards and a touchdown.


The Javelinas headed to halftime with a 7-3 lead despite fumbling a punt and a missed field goal. After a Jacks field goal to begin the game, newcomers Trey Mitchell and Jordan Thomas connected for the season's first touchdown - a 72-yard pass - with 2:19 remaining in the opening quarter.


After Washington's historic touchdown gave the Hogs a 14-3 edge, the Jacks' special teams stood tall and blocked a Kingsville punt in the end zone, cutting its deficit to 14-10 with nine minutes remaining in the third frame.


The blocked punt seemed to energize the Lumberjacks as HSU took control of the second half, picking off Mitchell on the ensuing drive and later, rushing for a touchdown with 1:01 remaining in the third frame to take a 17-14 lead.


Humboldt State would tack on an additional touchdown and field goal and earned its first victory since 2012, defeating the Javelinas, 27-14.


"We lost in all facets of the game," said head coach David Calloway. "We started off running the ball well and Jordan's play was huge for us, but we could not stop the run defensively. We could not stop the run defensively and Gardner stepped up for them offensively."


"We did not execute our game plan and we did not play as a team," said Washington. "Defensively, offensively and on special teams, we all needed to step up and we did not tonight."


Washington finished with 96 all-purpose yards and two total tackles while Joe Crowe and Lamont Hills combined for 18 tackles. Henry Greathouse and Braedon Robinson each registered a sack.


Mitchell finished 11-of-27 with one touchdown and rushed for 47 yards. Junior transfer Shawn Vasquez added 42 yards on the ground and Greg Pitre gained 35 yards on 10 carries.


TAMUK hosts Colorado-Mesa on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. before hitting the road for the 2014 Lone Star Conference Football Festival on Sept. 20.


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Javelinas Plan Special Events For Opening Weekend Sports - Javelinas Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:41:15 PM Associated Press Javelinas Plan Special Events For Opening Weekend

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Athletics) - The Texas A&M University-Kingsville athletics department has a full schedule of events this weekend packed with Javelina spirit and history.


Kicking off the weekend is the Javelina Hall of Fame Banquet at 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union Building. Joining the Javelina immortals are the 1979 national football championship football team, the 1986 NCAA South Region champion men's cross country squad and the 1986 Lone Star Conference champion women's cross country team.


The 1979 national football championship team defeated Central Oklahoma, 20-14, in the Palm Bowl. The 1986 men's and women's cross country teams won their respective LSC titles with impressive performances to triumph over then-power house Abilene Christian University. The men's cross country team went on to win the NCAA Division II South Central Regional title while the women came in second in the region.


On Saturday at 11 a.m. CT, Kingsville will unveil the Gil Steinke statue at Javelina Stadium. The Hall of Fame coach was a player for the Hogs from 1938-41 and coached the Javelinas from 1954-76. His teams won six national championships and 10 LSC championships. A former Philadelphia Eagles player, he was also named NAIA National Coach of the Year four times and American Football Coaches Association District Coach of the Year twice.


Prior to kicking off the 2014 slate, four reunion teams - the 1959, 1969, 1974 and the 1979 Javelina national championship teams - will be honored. To commemorate these historic football teams, there will be commemorative jersey up for auctions. Fans can own a piece of the Javelina football legacy to pass down to future Hoggies. These special edition gold jerseys can be bid on at


The spirit filled weekend concludes with the Javelinas hosting Humboldt State University at 7 p.m. inside the historic Javelina Stadium.


For more information, please follow @Javelinasdotcom on Twitter and be sure to pick up a copy of the Javelina Highlights, written and edited by Hall of Famer Fred Nuesch every Wednesday.



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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.

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 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 or at 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 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 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 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.


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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 for updates about the completion and to see what Javelinas will be bringing championships back to Kingsville.

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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 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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