“In a way, I think this is the way sports should be…”
At a Gainesville, Texas, juvenile correction facility for felony offenders, one of the few perks, for very good behavior, is a chance to leave the prison a few times a year to play basketball. Steve Hartman reports on the surprise awaiting the Gainesville Tornadoes, who usually have no cheering fans, when they visited Vanguard College Prep in Waco.
Posted onApril 13, 2015|Comments Off on Around Town: Thomas Stone graduates reach the top
Submitted photo Kevin Capers, left, Tyler Kelly and 2010 Thomas Stone High School graduates Stephen Battle
“During their high school days, Stephen Battle and Bubby Johnson were in position to reach the promised land several times.
“As players on the Thomas Stone High School boys basketball team, they guided the program to three straight state tournament appearances, including two state finals in the Class 4A and 3A classifications, respectively.
“Though making deep playoff runs during those years, the former Cougars and their teammates ca…”
Congratulations to Jordan White from Grace Christian Academy. In their recent game against King’s Christian Academy from St. Mary’s County, the 6-foot-5 junior guard scored his 1,000th career point.
The 1,000-point mark became reality when White caught an alley-oop pass from teammate Erik Perry with 4 minutes 59 seconds remaining in the second quarter and dunked the basketball to give his team a 19-12 lead.