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Baseball: (video) Oak Ridge's Luken Baker puts on a show at All Star Game

Conroe’s Luken Baker was in Minneapolis last week to take part in the National High School Home Run Derby that was held during All Star Weekend. 8 more words


Soccer: San Antonio might host state soccer tournament

A week after landing the UIL boys and girls state basketball tournaments, San Antonio could be in line to host another championship event.

Peter Contreras, an assistant athletic director at the University Interscholastic League, said Monday that San Antonio and Georgetown are being considered as the location for the state soccer tournament. 77 more words


Garza family embraces ORWALL journey

Saturday night was especially meaningful for the Garzas. Rene, the family patriarch, was there to enjoy it with them.

The 39-year-old coach, who suffered a heart attack during a game five weeks ago, and his son, Mario, were recognized with the rest of the ORWALL National Big League team that is headed to the World Series in Easley, South Carolina, for the second straight year. 119 more words


Track & Field: N’dia Warren-Jacques recognized for winning 5A Girls’ Shot Put State Championship

Oak Ridge High School’s N’dia Warren-Jacques was recognized at the July 15 Board meeting for winning the 2014 State 5A Girls’ Shot Put State Championship at the Mike A. 80 more words


BASKETBALL: UIL announces relocation of state tournaments to San Antonio

The 2015 University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio the UIL announced Tuesday.

The change comes as a result of UIL staff seeking a solution to the difficulties with availability and affordability of hotels caused by concurrent events in Austin. 59 more words


Baseball: Oak Ridge’s Baker reflects on home run derby victory

Oak Ridge’s Luken Baker put on quite a show Monday night and had the local Twitterverse bursting at the seams because of it.

Baker, a TCU commit and senior-to-be for the War Eagles, crushed seven home runs at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, claiming the 2014 Major League Baseball Junior Select Home Run Derby title in the process. 100 more words