Cactus Cup This Weekend in Javelina Stadium Baseball

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Cactus Cup This Weekend in Javelina Stadium Texas A&M-Kingsville thrower Richard Cervantes will try to improve his two Cactus Cup records this weekend when he and the Javelinas host the annual men’s and women’s track and field

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meet in Javelina Stadium. At least five teams will be competing for the team titles. The Javelinas will host Angelo State, Our Lady of the Lake, Southern Nazarene (Okla.),

St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) and Southwestern Assemblies of God. Ryan Dall, Javelina head coach and meet director, said there could be late entries in the team

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division this week. Cervantes, senior from McAllen (Sharyland), owns the shot put and discus meet records. He threw the shot 56-1.25 and (Continued on Page 7)

MARCH 21, 2019

Baseball Hosts West Texas to Open LSC Play Record Holder Richard Cervantes, senior from McAllen (Sharyland), is the defending champion and record holder in the shot put and discus at the Cactus Cup outdoor meet which is scheduled this weekend in Javelina Stadium.

The Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball team opens its Lone Star Conference schedule Friday, Saturday and Sunday when the Javelinas host West Texas A&M for a battle between the top two teams in the league’s preseason poll. The teams meet in a 6 p.m.

single game Friday, will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday and will close out the series with a single game Sunday at 1 p.m. West Texas was tagged as the favorite in the LSC preseason poll and the Javelinas were picked second.

Softball Hosting Eastern New Mexico

The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team will continue its battle for first place in the Lone Star Conference when it hosts Eastern New Mexico in a threegame league series Friday and Saturday at Hubert Field. Game time for a single contest Friday will be 6 p.m. and the teams will play a doubleheader Saturday, the first game starting at 1 p.m. The Javelinas are 23-4 for the year and 9-3 in the LSC standings. They are in second place behind 13-2 West Texas A&M. The Javelinas are coming off a 10-day rest, having played their last game March 11. Eight of the Javelina batters are hitting .313 or better. Amber Reyes, freshman outfielder from Edinburg, and Anastasia Leibas, sophomore infielder from Del Valle, each are

hitting .372 to lead the Javelinas in that statistical category. Reyes has two doubles and Leibas has eight doubles, a triple and three home runs. Roxy Chapa, senior catcher from McAllen (Sharyland), is

hitting 349 with six doubles and seven homers. Makenzie Mays, freshman infielder from Conroe (Oak Ridge), has a .328 batting average with three doubles, four triples and a (Continued on Page 4)

Tennis Opens Home Stand The Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s tennis team opens a five-game home stand this week, and it includes four matches against Lone Star Conference opponents. The stand begins Saturday when Trinity visits for a non-conference match. Start time will be 11 a.m. The LSC opener will be at 2 p.m. Sunday when Western New Mexico visits the Javelina Courts. Home conference matches will follow March 29 with Tarleton State, April 6 against Angelo State and April 7 with Texas-Permian Basin. The Javelinas are 6-4 for the year and won two matches last weekend in Florida, beating the University of Charleston (W. Va.) and Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.). Julia Rauer, junior from Leiselheim, Germany, has the best singles record for the Javelinas at 9-1. (Continued on Page 5)

The Javelinas entered a Tuesday game against St. Edward’s in Austin with a 15-8 record after winning four of five games last week. The Buffaloes are 21-3 and have won eight in a row. They are

ranked as high as No. 3 nationally. Seth Spinn, junior outfielder from Holland, is leading the Javelina offense with a .411 batting average. He has six doubles and three triples. (Continued on Page 12)

Perfect Week Julia Rauer, junior from Leiselheim, Germany, had a perfect week with the women’s tennis team, winning each of her four singles matches. The Javelinas went 3-1 in the matches and open a five-match home stand this weekend. (Photo by Hugh Lieck)

Javelina Hash By Fred Nuesch, Coordinator of Athletic External Affairs

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do this weekend? There’s plenty of activity scheduled for the Javelina athletic facilities on campus. The annual Cactus Cup men’s and women’s track and field meet will be Friday and Saturday in Javelina Stadium. The men’s baseball team opens its Lone Star Conference schedule with a four-game series with West Texas A&M Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Nolan Ryan Field. This will be a battle between the two top-ranked teams in the LSC preseason poll. The softball team will be at home with a three-game LSC series with Eastern New Mexico. The Friday and Saturday games are at Hubert Field. And the Javelina tennis team will host two opponents. Trinity will be in town Saturday for a non-conference match and the Javelinas open league play Sunday with Western New Mexico on the Javelina Courts. Here is the weekend schedule: Friday 1 p.m. – Cactus Cup men’s and women’s track and field meet in Javelina Stadium. 6 p.m. – Javelina baseball team vs. West Texas A&M at Nolan Ryan Field. 6 p.m. – Javelina softball team vs. Eastern New Mexico at Hubert Field. Saturday 10 a.m. – Cactus Cup men’s and women’s track and field meet in Javelina Stadium. 11 a.m. – Javelina women’s tennis vs. Trinity on the Javelina Courts. 1 p.m. – Javelina softball team vs. Eastern New Mexico in doubleheader at Hubert Field. 1 p.m. – Javelina baseball team vs. West Texas A&M in doubleheader at Ryan Field. Sunday 1 p.m. – Javelina baseball team vs. West Texas A&M at Ryan Field. 2 p.m. – Javelina women’s tennis vs. Western New Mexico on the Javelina Courts. Support your Javelina teams! WHILE THE JAVELINA men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams will be opening their seasons this weekend at the Cactus Cup meet in Javelina Stadium, four of the Lone Star Conference teams have already competed outdoors. Angelo State, Cameron, Lubbock Christian and West Texas A&M opened last week. ASU will be in the Cactus Cup competition this weekend. JUST AS WITH indoor track and field, the Dallas Baptist and Lubbock Christian outdoor teams will be competing in the Lone Star Conference this spring. The entire athletic programs at the two schools will join the LSC July 1. (Continued on Page 3)

Women’s Golf Idle Until April The Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s golf team will be idle until April 8-9 when it enters the Hardscrabble Invitational in Fort Smith, Ark. Arkansas-Fort Smith, which becomes a member of the Lone Star Conference next year, is host for the tournament. The meet will be the last for the Javelinas before they enter the Lone Star Conference Championships April 22-23 in Abilene. The Javelinas finished 12th in the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Invitational last week in McAllen. Sam Houston State won the event with an 891 score. Madison Lake, sophomore from Victoria (East), was low for the Javelinas with a 237 score. She was 27th out of the 79 players entered. Kristina Gutierrez, sophomore from Laredo (St. Augustine), had a 240; Abigail Willcoxon, sophomore from Conroe, had a 244; Rachelle Nielsen, senior form Summerland, British Columbia, had a 258 and Sarah Turnbo, freshman from Wink, had a 272.

Windup Josh Valdez, senior from Kyle (Lehman), winds up for a pitch in the series with Angelo State at Nolan Ryan Field.

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Javelina Hash By Fred Nuesch, Coordinator of Athletic External Affairs

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Lubbock Christian has been competing in the LSC in track and cross country for several seasons. THE JAVELINAS RANKED fifth among the Lone Star Conference schools in the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings released last week. The standings are released at the conclusion of sports throughout the school year. West Texas A&M was the top-ranked LSC team in the standings, and the Buffs were fourth nationally. Texas A&M-Commerce was second, Angelo State and Tarleton State tied for third, the Javelinas were fifth, Midwestern State was sixth and Eastern New Mexico was seventh. Cameron, Texas Woman’s, Texas-Permian Basin and Western New Mexico had not scored points in the listing through the indoor track and field season. The next listing will be at the end of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. JOHN JACKSON, FORMER Javelina football player, was recently named to the 2019 Forbes Best-in-the-State Wealth Advisors list. This recognizes a group of financial advisors who embody professionalism, dedication and exceptional service. John is senior vice president of The Rockport Group at Morgan Stanley in Rockport. He is a member of the Javelina Hall of Fame and played on the 1970 national football championship team.

Watching the Action Javelina head baseball coach Jason Gonzales watches the action during a recent home series at Nolan Ryan Field.

NCAA Division II Baseball Poll Released by the Collegiate Baseball News Rank Team 1. Delta (Miss.) State 2. Tampa (Fla.) 3. West Texas A&M THE NCAA DIVISION II Legislation Committee 4. North Georgia recommended last week that the division sponsor 2020 NCAA 5. Colorado-Mesa Convention legislation to adopt the “notification of transfer” model 6. St. Cloud (Minn.) State that was established in 2019 in NCAA Division I. 7. Mount Olive (N.C.) The committee’s recommendation brings renewed energy to a 8. North Greenville (S.C.) conversation that began in 2018 to replace the Division II 9. Colorado Mines permission-to-contact legislation for four-year athletes with a model 10. California-San Diego 11. Southern Arkansas that would require schools to submit a student-athlete’s written 12. Quincy (Ill.) request for transfer in the new transfer portal. 13. Mercyhurst (Pa.) The Division II Legislation Committee and the Management 14. Southern New Hampshire Council supported sponsoring similar legislation in 2018, but the 15. Catawba (N.C.) Presidents Council voted to table the concept in August pending 16. Illinois-Springfield further review and discussion. 17. West Chester (Pa.) In the months since, the division has gathered more data and 18. Central Oklahoma feedback from committees in the governance structure and worked 19. Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 20. San Francisco (Calif.) State to educate members on the current and proposed transfer 21. South Carolina-Aiken legislation. 22. Lubbock Christian The new legislation would not permit a school to reduce or 23. Central Missouri cancel an athlete’s athletics aid for the following term or academic 24. Columbus (Ga.) Sate year after receiving the athlete’s written notification of transfer. 25. Angelo State Division II schools now cannot reduce or cancel athletics aid in West Florida response to an athlete’s request to speak with other schools about a (Bold-faced and italicized teams potential transfer. (Continued on Page 4) are in the Lone Star Conference)

March 21 – Football: Spring workouts in Kingsville, Javelina Stadium, . 7 a.m. March 22 – Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Cactus Cup in Kingsville. Baseball: *West Texas A&M in Kingsville, 6 p.m. Softball: *Eastern New Mexico in Kingsville, 6 p.m. Beach Volleyball: Louisiana-Monroe Bayou Bash in Monroe, La. vs. Nicholls (La.) State, 1 p.m. vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 4 p.m. March 23 – Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Cactus Cup in Kingsville. Baseball: *West Texas A&M in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. Women’s Tennis: Trinity in Kingsville, 11 a.m. Softball: *Eastern New Mexico in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. Beach Volleyball: Louisiana-Monroe Bayou Bash in Monroe, La. vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 10 a.m. vs. Nicholls State, 1 p.m. March 24 – Baseball: *West Texas A&M in Kingsville, 1 p.m. Women’s Tennis: *Western New Mexico in Kingsville, 2 p.m. March 26 – Football: Spring workouts in Kingsville, Javelina Stadium, 7 a.m. March 28 – Football: Spring workouts in Kingsville, Javelina Stadium, 7 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Texas Relays in Austin. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Texas State Invitational in San Marcos. March 29 – Women’s Tennis: *Tarleton State in Kingsville, 2 p.m. Baseball: *Cameron in Lawton, Okla., 6 p.m. Softball: *West Texas A&M in Canyon, 6 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Texas Relays in Austin. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Texas State Invitational in San Marcos. Beach Volleyball: Houston Baptist Tournament in Houston. vs. Abilene Christian, noon. vs. New Mexico, 2 p.m. March 30 – Football: Spring workouts in Kingsville, Javelina Stadium, 10 a.m. Baseball: *Cameron in Lawton, Okla. (DH), 1 p.m. Softball: *West Texas A&M in Canyon (DH), 1 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Texas Relays in Austin. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track& Field: Texas State Invitational in San Marcos. Beach Volleyball: Houston Baptist Tournament in Houston. vs. Tarleton State, 9 a.m. vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m. March 31 – Baseball: *Cameron in Lawton, Okla., 1 p.m. April 2 – Football: Spring workouts in Kingsville, Javelina Stadium, 7 a.m. April 4 – Football: Spring workouts in Kingsville, Javelina Stadium, 7 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Angelo State MultiEvent in San Angelo. April 5 – Baseball: *Tarleton State in Kingsville, 6 p.m. Softball: *Western New Mexico in Kingsville, 6 p.m. Football: Spring workouts in Kingsville, Javelina Stadium, 4 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Angelo State

Javelina Hash By By Fred Fred Nuesch, Nuesch, Coordinator Coordinator of of Athletic Athletic External External (Continued from Page 3)

Both the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Presidents’ Council expressed concerns about giving schools the ability to reduce or cancel athletics aid, prompting the Legislation Committee to remove that provision from its recommendation. Like the new model in Division I, the Division II concept would give more control to athletes looking to transfer. A Division II school would no longer be able to prevent a transfer athlete from receiving an athletics scholarship at a new school by refusing to grant permission to contact. The athlete’s current school would be required to submit the request for transfer in the portal within seven calendar days of receipt. Schools still could deny use of the onetime transfer exception, preventing the athlete from competing immediately at the new school and requiring the individual to sit a year in residence. Although use of the transfer portal is not required in Division II, schools already can access it voluntarily — and many have. Of the more than 7,700 Division I and II student-athletes who are currently in the portal, about 32 percent, or 2,466, are Division II athletes. The portal is attractive to administrators as a “one-stop shop” that simplifies the current transfer process. Yet reservations still linger about athletes who request that their name be entered in the portal to “shop around” and the impacts that could have on coaches trying to determine rosters. The Management Council will next review the concept in April and determine whether to recommend the Presidents’ Council sponsor it as legislation for the 2020 Convention. The Legislation Committee also recommended noncontroversial legislation to amend the new certification of compliance legislation that recently was adopted across all three divisions. The amended legislation would require that athletics directors, in addition to presidents and chancellors, annually attest that they understand the institutional obligations and personal responsibilities imposed under the NCAA Constitution. The certification of compliance by presidents, chancellors and athletics directors will be required each year for a school to be eligible for individual and team championships. All three divisions will consider the following revisions to the current certification of compliance legislation: …Change the legislation to require each school’s president or chancellor and athletics director to attest they understand the applicable NCAA rules, rather than attest to complete compliance. This change would acknowledge the challenge these leaders face in knowing and therefore honestly attesting to their school’s complete compliance. …Require the athletics director to attest that all athletics department staff members are aware of the institutional obligations and personal responsibilities under the NCAA Constitution. The legislation does not require each individual staff member to provide an attestation; rather, it permits each institution to determine how the awareness by athletics department staff members occurs. (Continued on Page 5)

Softball Hosting Eastern New Mexico (Continued from Page 1) home run. Jory Cervantes, freshman outfielder from Pflugerville (Hendrickson), has a .322 average with two doubles and a homer, and Veronica Chavez, freshman infielder from Tempe, Ariz., is hitting .317 with seven doubles and three home runs. Loren Kelly, sophomore outfielder from Rockport (Rockport-Fulton), and Victoria

Softball No. 12 In National Poll The Texas A&M-Kingsville softball team was ranked No. 12 in the NCAA Division II national poll released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association last week. Three Lone Star Conference teams were ranked. West Texas A&M was No. 8, the Javelinas No. 12 and Texas A&M-Commerce No. 15. Angelo State and Tarleton State received votes but didn’t make the top 25. NCAA Division II Softball Poll Compiled by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Rank Team 1. Concordia-Irvine (Calif.) 2. West Florida 3. North Georgia 4. Central Oklahoma 5. California State-Chico 6. Southern Arkansas 7. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 8. West Texas A&M 9. Valdosta (Ga.) State 10. Grand Valley (Mich.) State 11. Florida Tech 12. Texas A&M-Kingsville 13. California-San Diego 14. Alabama-Huntsville 15. Texas A&M-Commerce 16. Wayne (Mich.) State 17. Colorado-Mesa 18. Augustana (S.D.) 19. Cedarville (Ohio) 20. Cal State-San Bernardino Wingate (N.C.) Other teams receiving votes included Angelo State and Tarleton State. (Bold-faced and italicized teams are in the Lone Star Conference).

Schoonard-Saborio, senior infielder from Elk Grove, Calif., are each hitting .313, Kelly with two doubles and a triple and Saborio with six doubles, a triple and three homers. The Javelinas are hitting .317 as a team. Victoria Carrion, junior lefthander from Robstown, has a 3-0 record in the circle and her earned run average is 0.33. Saidi Castillo, freshman righthander from Kingsville (Academy), has a 14-2 record and a 2.09 ERA and Breana Smith, junior lefty from San Antonio (Churchill), has a 6-2 record and a 2.30 ERA. The Javelina pitchers have a cumulative ERA of 2.01. Eastern is 10-13 for the year and 6-9 in the LSC. Iliana Mendoza, freshman outfielder from Tucson, Ariz., leads the team’s hitting with a .426 average. She has five doubles and a home run. Hanna Gary, senior outfielder and pitcher from Peoria, Ariz., is

hitting .391 with two doubles. Elysa Rodriguez, junior infielder from Walla Walla, Wash., has a .381 average with five doubles, a triple and four homers. The Greyhounds are hitting .314 as a team. Kimberly Herron, senior righthander from Shawnee, Okla., has a 6-8 record in the circle and she has a 7.51 ERA. Gray is also a pitcher and has a 4-5 record and a 7.29 ERA. The Eastern pitching staff has a cumulative ERA of 7.64.

LSC Softball Standings (Conference Only) Team W L Pct. West Texas A&M13 2 .867 A&M-Kingsville 9 3 .750 A&M-Commerce 10 5 .667 Angelo State 9 6 .600 Tarleton State 8 7 .533 Cameron 6 6 .500 E. New Mexico 6 9 .400 Midwestern State 5 10 .333 Texas Woman’s 4 8 .333 W. New Mexico 3 9 .250 Texas-Permian Basin 2 10 .167

Smith in the Circle Breanna Smith, junior righthander from San Antonio (Churchill), has a 6-2 record and a 2.30 earned run average for the Javelina softball team this spring.

Javelina Hash By Fred Nuesch, Coordinator of Athletic External Affairs

…Change the deadline for certification from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to accommodate schedules during a busy time of year.

LONE STAR CONFERENCE notes: …Nelson Haggerty resigned as men’s basketball coach at Midwestern State last week. In his 10 seasons with the program, the Mustangs have made seven NCAA Division II tournament appearances, won five Lone Star Conference championships and been to the Elite Elight three times. Haggerty was head coach for eight of the seasons and assistant the other two years. …One LSC athlete was recognized as an NCAA Division II indoor athlete of the year. Fatim Affessi of West Texas A&M was named the women’s field athlete of the year. The other recipients were Mobolade Ajomale of Academy of Art (Calif.), men’s track athlete of the year; Isaac Grimes of Chadron (Neb.), men’s field athlete of the year; Carolina Kurgat of AlaskaAnchorage, women’s track athlete of the year; Jud Logan of Ashland (Ohio), men’s coach of the year; Damon Martin of Adams (Colo.) State, women’s coach of the year; Ray Robinson of Tiffin(Ohio), men’s assistant coach of the year, and Dustin Imdieke of Adams State, women’s assistant coach of the year. …LSC players dominated the NCAA Division II All-South Central Region women’s basketball team announced by Division 2 Conference Commissioner’s Association. The region’s sports information directors selected the squad. Making the first team were Lexy Hightower of West Texas A&M, Marquita Daniels of Angelo State and Mackenzie Hailey of Tarleton State. On the second team were Treyanna Clay of Eastern New Mexico and Tyesha Taylor of West Texas. …The Eastern New Mexico team will hold a spring practice session in nearby Clovis, N.M., Friday. The practice will feature situational scrimmages that will highlight new offensive and defensive standouts for the Greyhounds. There will be no charge for admission and the ENMU team will hand out free hot dogs to the fans. The Greyhounds will hold their spring game March 29 in the new Greyhound Stadium on campus. …The West Texas A&M athletic department covered the cost for all WTAM student tickets for the NCAA Division II South Central Region tournaments last weekend in Canyon. The WTAM men and women hosted the playoffs. Games were on Friday and Saturday. Students showed their IDs at the door to gain free admission.

Javelina Pride Is Justified

Tennis Opens Five-Match Home Stand (Continued from Page 1) Viktoria Romanovskaya, junior from Moscow, Russia, and Phonephathep Philavong, junior from Vientiane, Laos, have the best singles record at 7-2 and Valerie Ruiz, junior from San Antonio (Reagan), and Loren Tristan, freshman from Corpus Christi (Veterans Memorial), are 7-3. Javelina Tennis Records Singles Player W L Pct. Maya Donkor 1 0 1.000 Julia Rauer 9 1 .900 Valerie Ruiz 7 2 .778 Laura Montalvo 6 3 .667 Lisa Carvajal 4 4 .500 Stephanie Baerman 1 1 .500 Viktoriia Romanovskaya 3 4 .429 Phonephathep Philavong 2 5 .286 Loren Tristan 0 1 .000 Doubles Players W L Pct. Romanovskaya/Philavong 7 2 .778 Ruiz/Loren Tristan 7 3 .700 Carvajal/Donkor 2 5 .286 Montalvo/Donkor 0 1 .000 Team Scores Javelinas 7, Laredo College 0 Javelinas 4, Harding (Ark.) 2 Javelinas 7, Texas-Tyler 0 Dallas Baptist 4, Javelinas 3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6, Javelinas 1 St. Edward’s 5, Javelinas 2 Southwest Baptist (Mo.) 4, Javelinas 2 Javelinas 4, Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) 0 Javelinas 5, University of Charleston (W. Va.) 2 Javelinas 4, Palm Beach Atlantic ( (Fla.) 3

Mays Going Home Melanie Mays, freshman infielder from Conroe (Oak Ridge), rounds the bases after getting a home run in a home series for the Javelina softball team. She has three doubles and four triples in her rookie season. The Javelinas will be at home this weekend against Eastern New Mexico.

2019 Javelina Outdoor Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Meet Schedule March 22-23 – Cactus Cup in Kingsville. March 28-30 – Texas Relays in Austin. March 28-30 – Texas State Invitational in San Marcos. April 4-5 – Angelo State Multi Event in San Angelo. April 6 – Angelo State Relays in San Angelo. April 12-13 – University of Miami Alumni Invitational in Miami, Fla. April 20 – Rice Twilight Meet in Houston May 3-5 – Lone Star Conference Championships in Portales, N.M. May 12 – Last Chance Meet, TBD. May 24-26 – NCAA Division II Championships in Kingsville.

Beach Volleyball Enters Louisiana Bayou Bash The Texas A&M-Kingsville beach volleyball team returns to action after an 11-day layoff when it takes part in the LouisianaMonroe Bayou Bash Friday and Saturday in Monroe, La. The Javelinas will meet host Louisiana-Monroe and Nichols (La.) State twice. The Javelinas and Nichols face for the first time at 1 p.m.

Beach Volleyball Pairs Standings

Getting a Dig TaylorLynn Noga, 5-9 junior from Anchorage, Alaska, gets a dig in a Javelina beach volleyball match.

Team Record Nicole Murff/Christina Gragasin 3-0 1.000 TaylorLynn Noga/Melanie Casteel 1-0 1.000 Macy Berg/Haley Hutchinson 8-3 .727 Whitney Walker/Tenley Housler 7-4 .636 Madison Brabham/Kylexus Block 7-4 .636 Lauren Kadilis/Murff 2-5 .286 Noga/Gragasin 2-6 .250 Murff/Maelee Sowa 0-1 .000 Noga/Kadilis 0-2 .000

Five Javelina Opponents Ranked in Beach

Five of the Texas A&MKingsville beach volleyball opponents were ranked in the NCAA national poll released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association last week. The opponents are LSU No. 4, South Carolina No. 10 and TCU No. 20. Receiving votes were College of Charleston (S.C.) and Arizona State. NCAA Beach Volleyball Poll Released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association Rank Team 1. UCLA 2. Southern California 3. Florida State 4. LSU 5. Pepperdine 6. Hawaii

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

California Poly Florida International Long Beach (Calif.) State South Carolina California Stetson (Fla.) Loyola Marymount (Calif.) Stanford Arizona Florida Atlantic Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Georgia State St. Mary’s (Calif.) TCU Other teams receiving votes includes Arizona State and College of Charleston. (Bold-faced and italicized teams are Texas A&M-Kingsville opponents).

Friday and again at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Javelinas and LouisianaMonroe will play at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. TAMUK and Monroe met earlier in the Kingsville Classic and the Warhawks took a 3-2 win. The Javelinas will be meeting Nichols for the first time. The Javelinas are 5-6 for the year, Nichols is 0-4 and Monroe had a 7-3 record before playing four matches last weekend in Arizona. Nicole Murff, 5-7 freshman from San Antonio (Antonian), and Christina Gragasin, 5-5 freshman from Celina (Prosper), have a 3-0 record since becoming a duo. Macy Berg, 5-7 sophomore from San Antonio (Smithson Valley), and Haley Hutchinson, 6-1 senior from Georgetown (Rouse), are 8-3.

Gragasin Serving Christina Gragasin, 5-5 freshman from Celina (Prosper), serves in a Javelina beach volleyball home match.

2019 Javelina Football Schedule Sept. 7 – Saginaw Valley (Mich.) State in Kingsville, 7 p.m. (1959 National Champion Football Team 60th Reunion). Sept. 14 – Sul Ross State in Kingsville, 7 p.m. (Hispanic Heritage Weekend). Sept. 21 - *Angelo State in Kingsville, 7 p.m. (Hall of Fame and Champions Weekend). Sept. 28 - *Eastern New Mexico in Portales, N.M., TBA. Oct. 5 - *Texas A&M-Commerce in Kingsville, 7 p.m. (Family Weekend/Military Appreciation Weekend). Oct. 12 – Western Oregon in Kingsville, 7 p.m. (Kingsville Community Appreciation Day). Oct. 19 - *Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, TBA. Oct. 26 - *Tarleton State in Kingsville, 7 p.m. (Homecoming and 1969 50th Anniversary Football Team Reunion). Nov. 2 - *Western New Mexico in Silver City, N.M., TBA. Nov. 9 - *West Texas A&M in Kingsville, 7 p.m. (First Responders Appreciation Weekend and 1979 40th Anniversary Football Team Reunion Nov. 16 - *Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa, TBA. *Lone Star Conference games.

Cactus Cup Track Meet This Weekend in Javelina Stadium (Continued from Page 1) the discus 181-3.25, both in last year’s meet. He is the defending champion in both events. Other Javelinas who are defending champions are Taylor Roberson, sophomore from Bay

Kadilis Serving Lauren Kadilis, 5-8 freshman from Spring Branch (Eckerd), serves in a beach volleyball home match

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City, in the 100-meter dash; LaGae Brigance, senior from Missouri City (Hightower), in the 400-meter dash; Victoria Jaime, sophomore from Carrizo Springs, in the 5000meter run, and Yesenia Ruiz, junior from Brownsville (Pace), in the discus. Making his home debut will be Valentin Charles, freshman from Rennes, France, who recently won the heptathlon at the NCAA Division II indoor championships. Angelo State is the defending team champion in the men’s and women’s division. The meet opens at 1 p.m. Friday with the first of the decathlon and heptathlon events. The men’s and women’s 5000meter run will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s schedule starts at 10 a.m. with the heptathlon and field event finals. Running event finals started at 2 p.m. Dall and assistants Tim Miller and Aared Sampson have 21 returning lettermen on the men’s roster and 16 on the women’s roster. Three-year letterwinners are: …LaGae Brigance, sprinter and jumper from Missouri City (Hightower). …Cervantes. …Jade Guerrero, distance runner from Corpus Christi (King). …Deon Hope, multi-events participant from St. Michael, Barbados. …Deana Richardson, sprinter from San Antonio (Brennan). …Racheal Somoye, thrower from Houston (Alief Taylor). Athletes with two letters are:

…Chelsea Gonzalez, senior distance runner from Corpus Christi (Carroll). …Alia Griffin, junior sprinter from San Antonio (Brennan). …Miguel Hanze, senior pole vaulter from Guayaquil, Ecuador. …Arturo Huerta, junior sprinter from Hebbronville. …Taylor McKinney, junior pole vaulter from Spring (Oak Ridge). …Lane Michna, junior thrower from Lorena. …Jorge Rios, junior thrower from Port Lavaca (Calhoun). …Gertrudis Ruiz, junior from Brownsville (Pace). …Yesenia Ruiz, junior thrower from Brownsville (Pace). …Shane Stehle, distance runner from Orange Grove. …Joseph Swierz, junior sprinter from Falls City. …Keandria Taylor, junior sprinter from Rosebud-Lott. …Teandria Taylor, junior sprinter from Rosebud-Lott. …Jose Ventura, junior distance runner from San Antonio (O’Connor). …Zhgun Vitaly, junior thrower from Moscow, Russia. And the one-year letterwinners are: …Mackenley Belony, junior sprinter from Houston (Aldine).

…Raymond Borjon, sophomore sprinter from Kingsville (Academy). …Jesus Caballero, sophomore middle distance runner from Corpus Christi (Collegiate). …My’Destinee Franklin,

sophomore jumper from Bay City. …Kentwaun Freeman, sophomore sprinter from Victoria (West). …Johnathan Harper, sophomore multi-events (Continued on Page 8)

Laying Down a Bunt Loren Kelly, sophomore outfielder from Rockport (Rockport-Fulton), lays down a bunt in a Javelina softball game at Hubert Field.

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Cactus Cup Outdoor Track & Field Meet Schedule

Friday 1p.m. – Men’s decathlon (100meter dash, long jump, shot put,

high jump and 400-meter dash). 2 p.m. – Women’s heptathlon (100-meter hurdles, high jump,

Back to the Hammer

Racheal Somoye, senior from Houston (Alief Taylor), will begin throwing the hammer in the first outdoor meet of the season Friday and Saturday in Javelina Stadium. She was a record-setting weight thrower during the indoor season. The Javelinas’ first outdoor meet will be the Cactus Cup this weekend.

2019 Javelina Beach Volleyball Schedule

March 22 – Louisiana-Monroe Bayou Bash in Monroe, La. vs. Nicholls (La.) State,1 p.m. vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 4 p.m. March 23 – Louisiana-Monroe Bayou Bash in Monroe, La. vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 10 a.m. vs. Nicholls (La.) State, 1 p.m. March 29 – Houston Baptist Tournament in Houston. vs. Abilene Christian, noon vs. New Mexico, 2 p.m. March 30 – Houston Baptist Tournament in Houston. vs. Tarleton State, 9 a.m. vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m. April 6 – LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. vs. LSU, 11 a.m. vs. South Carolina, 1 p.m. vs. Texas Christian, 3 p.m. April 12 – Kingsville Beach Bash in Kingsville vs. Park (Mo.), 10 a.m. vs. Arizona State, 4 p.m. April 13 – Kingsville Beach Bash in Kingsville. vs. Park, 9 a.m. vs. Abilene Christian, 3 p.m. April 19-21 – American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Championships in Tavares,

shot put, 200-meter dash). 7 p.m. – Women’s 5000-meter run finals. 7:30 p.m. – Men’s 5000-meter run finals. Saturday 10 a.m. – Women’s heptathlon long jump, javelin, 800-meter run finals; men’s javelin finals. 10:30 a.m. – Men’s decathlon 110-meter hurdles finals. 11 a.m. – Women’s high jump, hammer throw and pole vault finals; men’s long jump finals. 12:30 p.m. – Men’s high jump and hammer throw finals, women’s long jump and javelin finals. 2 p.m. –Women’s 400-meter relay finals; men’s pole vault and shot put finals, women’s triple jump and discus finals. 2:10 p.m. – Men’s 400-meter relay finals. 2:20 p.m. – Women’s 1500meter run finals. 2:45 p.m. – Men’s 1500-meter run finals. 3 p.m. - Women’s 100-meter hurdles finals. 3:20 p.m. – Men’s 110-meter hurdles finals. 3:35 p.m. – Women’s 400meter dash finals. 3:30 p.m. – Men’s discus,

triple jump finals; women’s shot put finals. 3:50 p.m. – Men’s 400-meter dash finals. 4:05 p.m. – Women’s 100meter dash finals. 4:20 p.m. – Men’s 100-meter dash finals. 4:35 p.m. – Women’s 800meter run finals. 4:50 p.m. – Men’s 800-meter run finals. 5:05 p.m. – Women’s 400meter hurdles finals. 5:20 p.m. – Men’s 400-meter hurdles finals. 5:35 p.m. - .Women’s 200meter dash finals. 5:50 p.m. – Men’s 200-meter dash finals.

6:05 p.m. – Women’s 3000meter steeplechase finals. 6:25 p.m. – Men’s 3000-meter steeplechase finals. 6:45 p.m. – Women’s 1600meter relay finals. 7 p.m. – Men’s 1600-meter relay finals.

Cactus Cup Meet This Weekend (Continued from Page 7) participant from Lorena. …Madeleine Maltais, junior thrower from Corpus Christi (Tuloso-Midway). …A.J. Perez, sophomore thrower from Taft. …Taylor Roberson, sophomore sprinter from Bay City. …Larissa Sanchez, sophomore sprinter from Queretaro, Mexico. …Dean Wallace, sophomore multi-events participant from Seguin (Navarro). The Cactus Cup will be one of two home meets for the Javelinas this season. They will host the NCAA Division II national championships May 23-25 in Javelina Stadium.

Baseline Return Stephanie Baerman, junior from San Antonio (Antonian), gets a return in a tennis match on the Javelina Courts. The team opens Lone Star Conference play Sunday against Western New Mexico on the Javelina Courts.

2019 Javelina Women’s Golf Schedule April 8-9 – Hardscrabble Invitational in Fort Smith, Ark. (ArkansasFort Smith host). April 22-23 - Lone Star Conference Championships in Abilene, Diamondback Golf Club. May 10-12 – PGA Minority Golf Championships in Port St.Lucie, Fla.

Javelina Outdoor Track & Field Team Rosters Men’s Team Class Exp. Fr. 0 So. Tr.

Name Kennedy Anorue Travis Barnes

Events Jumps Throws

Mackenley Belony Kenneth Bodwin Raymond Borjon Jacob Bryce Jesus Caballero Stephen Cardenas Richard Cervantes Trayon Chance Valentin Charles Angel Davila Thomas Davis Danree Delancy Kentwaun Freeman Raylon Fumbanks Virjillio Griggs Christian Grimes Tillman Haby Miguel Hanze Jonathan Harper Deon Hope Arthuro Huerta Kaden Kowalski Sean Landez Doryen Littlejohn Angel Martinez Gavin Martinez Ricardo Medrano Lane Michna Darnell Mickens Kylian Montfort Roman Moreno Todd Nicholas Jon Olmos Andrew Perez Jorge Rios Rivaldo Rios Dallas Ross Rene Sandoval Shane Stehle Juan Suarez Joseph Swierc Trevion Woodfork Jose Ventura Dean Wallace Kabren Wills Ayman Zahafi Vitaly Zhgun

Sprints Jr. 1VL Multi-events Fr. 0 Sprints So. 1VL Pole vault Fr. 0 Mid-distance So. 1VL Throws Fr. 0 Throws Sr. 3VL Sprints Fr. 0 Multi-events Fr. 0 Sprints/hurdles Fr. 0 Jumps Fr. 0 Throws Fr. 0 Sprints So. 1VL Sprints Fr. 0 Sprints Fr. 0 Sprints Fr. 0 Pole vault Fr. 0 Pole vault Sr. 2VL Sprints/hurdles So. 1VL Mult-events Sr. 3VL Sprints Jr. 2VL Multi-events Fr. 0 Throws Sr. 3VL Sprints Fr. 0 Sprints/jumps Fr. 0 Distance Fr. 0 Distance Jr. 2VL Throws Jr. 2VL Throws Jr. 2VL Sprints/hurdles Fr. 0 Sprints Fr. 0 Sprints Sr. 2VL Sprints Fr. RS Throws So. 1VL Throws Jr. 2VL Throws Fr. 0 Distance Fr. 0 Sprints/jumps Fr. 0 Throws Sr. 2VL Distance So. Sq. Sprints Jr. 2VL Sprints Fr. 0 Distance Jr. 2VL Multi-events So. 1VL Pole vault So. Tr. Mid-distance Fr. 0 Throws Jr. 2VL Women’s Team Events Class Exp. Sprints Fr. 0 Sprints/jumps Sr. 3VL Throws Fr. 0 Throws Fr. 0 Jumps So. 1VL Sprints So. 0

Name Remi Allotey LaGae Brigance Diana Bustos-Torres Bralyn Fox-Smith My’Destinee Franklin Lornell Fuller

Hometown (School) College Station Harlingen (University of Houston) Houston (Aldine) Missouri City (Stafford) Kingsville (Academy) George West Corpus Christi (Collegiate) Ingleside McAllen (Sharyland) San Antonio Rennes, France Laredo (Martin) Houston (North Shore) Kingston, Jamaica Victoria(West) Victoria (West) San Antonio (Warren) Burkburnett San Antonio (Southwest) Guayaquil, Ecuador Lorena St. Michael, Barbados Hebbronville Wimberley Mission (Sharyland) San Antonio (Stevens) El Paso (Burges) Falfurrias Pearsall Lorena Westbury, N.Y. Paris, France Banquete Eagle Lake (Rice) Corpus Christi (Ray) Taft Port Lavaca (Calhoun) Clute (Brazosport) Katy (Morton Ranch) Corpus Christi (Moody) Orange Grove Mission (Sharyland Pioneer) Falls City Houston (Lamar) San Antonio (O’Connor) Seguin (Navarro) Snyder (McMurry) Casablanca, Morocco Moscow, Russia Hometown (School) Sweeny Missouri City (Hightower) Mission Refugio Bay City Freeport

Veronica Garcia Chelsea Gonzalez Alia Griffin Jade Guerrero Mia Guevara Josie Guzman Emily Habib C’Erra Higgins Victoria Jaime Madeleine Maltais

Throws Distance Sprints Distance Distance Mid-distance Throws Sprints Distance Throws

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Laredo Corpus Christi (Carroll) San Antonio (Brennan) Corpus Christi (King) Alice Devine Corpus Christi (Flour Bluff) Brazoria Carrizo Springs Corpus Christi (Tuloso-Midway) Spring (Oak Ridge) Hico (Abilene Christian) Waelder San Antonio (Brennan) Bay City Brownsville (Pace) Brownsville (Pace) Queretaro, Mexico Wharton Edinburg Houston (Alief Taylor) 2VL Rosebud-Lott 2VL Rosebud-Lott

Taylor McKinney Pole vault Jr. 2VL Sophie Morrow Pole vault So. Tr. Malorie Puente Throws Fr. 0 Deana Richardson Sprints Sr. 3VL Taylor Roberson Sprints So. 1VL Yesenia Ruiz-Balli Throws Jr. 2VL Gertrudis Ruiz-Balli Throws So. 1VL Larissa Sanchez Sprints So. 1VL Camecia Scott Sprints Sr. 3VL Sydnie Solis Throws Fr. 0 Racheal Somoye Throws Sr. 3VL Keandria Taylor Sprints Jr. Teandria Taylor Sprints Jr. HEAD COACH: Ryan Dall ASSISTANT COACHES: Tim Miller, Aared Sampson, Gene Dall, Irene Almarcha, Javier Lopez, Brittany Wembley, Kaina Martinez.

Rotary Guests Javelina head track and field coach Ryan Dall, left, and Valentin Charles, center, freshman heptathlete for the Javelinas from Rennes, France, were guests at the Noon Rotary Club last week. Charles had won the NCAA Division II national indoor championship in his event the previous weekend. Right is Rotarian Brad Womack.

Cactus Cup Men’s, Women’s Meet Records

Men’s Division 100-meter dash: 10.32, Javier Lopez, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2016. 200-meter dash: 21.15, Tim Price, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2014; Luis Perez, Angelo State, 2016. 400-meter dash: 47.92, Luis Perez, Angelo State, 2015. 800-meter run: 1:52.73, Martin Casse, Texas-Pan American, 2014. 1500-meter run: 3:56.58, Shadrack Songok, Texas A&MCorpus Christi, 2008. 3000-meter run: 8:46.68, Edward Kemei, Texas A&MCorpus Christi, 2008. 3000-meter steeplechase: 9:19.30, J.J. Hernandez, Texas-Pan American, 2008. 5000-meter run: 15:25.72, Angel Banda, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 2012.

110-meter hurdles: 13.58, Javier Lopez, Texas A&MKingsville, 2016. 400-meter hurdles: 52.08, Sergio Rios, Texas A&MKingsville, 2014. 400-meter relay: 40.23, Texas A&M-Kingsville (Lutalo Boyce, Javier Lopez, Kenneth Jackson, Deon Hope (2016). 1600-meter relay: 3:13.78,Angelo State (Dallas Gray, Luis Perez, Wala Gime, LanceAndrews), 2015. High jump: 7-6, Jeron Robinson, Texas A&MKingsville, 2014. Pole vault: 17-0.75, Trivett Jones, Angelo State, 2018. Long jump: 24-8.5, Trevor Rogers, Angelo State, 2011. Triple jump: 49-5.5, Patrick Hunter, Angelo State, 2012.

Shot put: 56-1.25, Richard Cervantes, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2018. Discus: 181-3.25, Richard Cervantes, Texas A&MKingsville, 2018. Hammer: 183-7, Javier Carretero, Texas-PanAmerican, 2014. Javelin: 210-11, Asael Arad, Angelo State, 2015. Decathlon: 7033, Dragan Pesic, Angelo State, 2018. Women’s Division 100-meter dash: 11.52, Kaina Martinez, Texas A&MKingsville, 2014. 200-meter dash: 24.30, Kaina Martinez, Texas A&MKingsville, 2014. 400-meter dash: 55.63, Chantel Malone, Texas, 2008. 800-meter run: 2:11.85, Jaylen

Rodgers, Angelo State, 2015. 1500-meter run: 4:38.52, Jaylen Rodgers, Angelo State, 2014. 3000-meter run: 10:46.06, Faith Barlow, Texas-San Antonio, 2008. 3000-meter steeplechase: 11:27.70, Carolina Izzaguirre, Texas-Pan American, 2008. 5000-meter run: 17:49.36, Anne Ronoh, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 2010. 100-meter hurdles: 13.90, Bree Bennett, Angelo State, 2011. 400-meter hurdles: 62.54, Deandra Barroso, Texas-Pan American, 2014. 400-meter relay: 45.59, Texas A&M-Kingsville (Deana Richardson, Kaina Martinez, Britteny Holcombe, Plaserae Johnson), 2016. 1600-meter relay: 3:46.52,

Texas A&M-Kingsville (Amber Perry, Jasmine Miller, Kaina Martinez, Kathy Trevino), 2015. High jump: 5-9-75, Kaitlin Lumpkins, Angelo State, 2018. Pole vault: 13-4.25, Ashley Laughlin, Texas, 2008. Long jump: 20-10, Kassandrea Son, Texas A&MCorpus Christi, 2008. Triple jump: 41-11.5, Kearah Danville, Angelo State, 2013. Shot put: 52-8.75, Jordyn Brown, Texas, 2008. Discus: 154-6, Stephanie Perez, Texas-Pan American, 2009. Hammer: 190-3, Kadine Johnson, unattached, 2014. Javelin: 146-3.5, Barbara Rivera, Angelo State, 2018. Heptathlon: 5208, Kami Norton, Angelo State, 2018.

Baseball Opens LSC Play With WTAM (Continued from Page 1) Giancarlo Servin, sophomore from Edinburg (North), has a .386 average with four doubles and a triple and Manny Loredo, senior outfielder from McAllen (Memorial), has a .366 average with five doubles and two home runs. Pablo Hernandez, senior infielder from Houston (Spring Woods), hits .316 and has three doubles, three triples and a homer. The Javelinas are hitting .308 as a team. Eric Sandoz, sophomore righthander from Austin (McCallum), has a 3-0 record on

the mound and his earned run average is 3.45. The Javelina pitching corps has a cumulative 5.11 ERA. West Texas has 10 batters who are hitting .306 or better, led by Kyle Kaufman, senior catcher from Forney who has a .459 average with 10 doubles, a triple and five home runs. Tanner Schurtz, junior utility player from Sugar Land (Kemptner), hits .400 with a double and a home run. The Buffalo batters have a cumulative batting average of .359. Joe Corbett, senior righthander from Edmond, Okla.,

has a 4-0 record on the mound and he has a 0.00 ERA. Todd Danzelson, junior lefthander from Las Vegas, Nev., has a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA. The WTAM pitchers have a cumulative 3.58 ERA.

LSC Baseball Standings Team W L Pct. West Texas A&M 21 3 .875 *Angelo State 18 5 .783 *A&M-Kingsville 15 8 .652 E. New Mexico 9 11 .450 Texas-Permian Basin 9 12 .429 Tarleton State 10 16 .385 Cameron 9 16 .360 *Does not include Tuesday’s games

NCAA Division II Baseball Poll

Taking His Turn

Eric Sandoz, sophomore from Austin (McCallum), takes his turn on the mound in a Javelina non-conference game at Nolan Ryan Field. He is a transfer from Nebraska-Kearney.

2019 Javelina Softball Schedule

March 22 - *Eastern New Mexico in Kingsville, 6 p.m. March 23 - *Eastern New Mexico in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. March 29 - *West Texas A&M in Canyon, 6 p.m. March 30 - *West Texas A&M in Canyon (DH), 1 p.m. April 5 - *Western New Mexico in Kingsville, 6 p.m. April 6 – *Western New Mexico in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. April 9 – Texas A&M International in Kingsville (DH), noon. April 12 - *Angelo State in San Angelo, 6 p.m. April 13 - *Angelo State in San Angelo (DH), 1 p.m. April 18 - *Midwestern State in Kingsville, 5 p.m. April 19 - *Midwestern State in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. April 23 – St. Mary’s in San Antonio (DH), 1 p.m. April 24 – St. Edward’s in Austin (DH), 1 p.m. April 26 - *Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa, TBD. April 27 - *Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa (DH), TBD. May 3-4 – Lone Star Conference Championship at site of No. 1 seed. May 10-12 – NCAA Division II South Central Region Championship at site of No. 1 seed. May 17-18 – NCAA Division II Super Regional Championship at site of No. 1 seed. May 23-27 – NCAA Division II Championship in Denver, Colo. *Lone Star Conference games.

Compiled by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Rank Team 1. Delta (Miss.) State 2. Colorado-Mesa 3. California-San Diego 4. Illinois-Springfield 5. Tampa (Fla.) 6. West Texas A&M 7. St. Cloud (Minn.) State 8. North Greenville (S.C.) 9. Southern New Hampshire 10. West Chester (Pa.) 11. Mount Olive (N.C.) 12. Southern Arkansas 13. Colorado Mines 14. Quincy (Ill.) 15. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 16. West Florida 17. Point Loma (Calif.) 18. Catawba (N.C.) 19. Missouri Southern Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 21. Wilmington (Del.) 22. Dixie (Utah) State 23. Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 24. Newberry (S.C.) Other teams receiving votes include Angelo State. (Bold-faced and italicized teams are in the Lone Star Conference)

Canul Pitching Alex Canul, junior from Edinburg (North), is one of 14 pitchers who have seen action during the Javelina baseball action thus far this spring.

Rauer, Spinn Selected IBC Bank Athletes of the Week Texas A&M-Kingsville tennis player Julia Rauer and Javelina baseball player Seth Spinn were named the IBC Bank athletes of the week for their performances last week. Rauer, junior from Leiselheim, Germany, went 4-0 in matches last week and has a 9-1 record for the season. Spinn, junior outfielder from Holland, had 10 hits in 21 (.479) trips to the plate as the Javelinas won four of five games. He had two doubles and a triple, seven runs batted in and scored 14 times. Both are athletes of the week for the first time this school year.

IBC Bank Athletes of the Week

Pitching Ace Saidi Castillo, freshman from Kingsville (Academy), has put up impressive numbers in her rookie season with the Javelina softball team. She has a 14-2 record and a 2.09 earned run average. She has pitched 93.2 innings and has 114 strikeouts.

Sept. 5 – Madison Brabham, volleyball Koy Detmer Jr., football Sept. 12 – Haley Hutchinson, volleyball Nick Pelrean, football Sept. 19 – Lisa Carvajal, tennis DeVonte Williams, football Sept. 26 – Emily North, volleyball Payton Hendrix, football Oct. 3 – Madison Brabham, volleyball Ricky Medrano, cross country Oct. 10 – Madison Brabham, volleyball Jordan Semanat, football Oct. 17 – Madison Brabham, volleyball

Brandon Jones, football Oct. 24 – Madison Brabham, volleyball Koy Detmer Jr., football Oct. 31 – Kristina Gutierrez, golf Nick Pelrean, football Nov. 7 – Haley Hutchinson, volleyball Aaron Dilworth, football Nov. 14 – Madison Brabham, volleyball Tre’Michael Tutt, football Nov. 21 – Brynae Thompson, basketball Robert Stevenson, basketball Nov. 28 – Brynae Thompson, basketball Jamell Bradley, basketball Dec. 5 – Cloe Lane, basketball Chauncey Thomas, basketball Dec. 12 – Racheal Somoye, indoor track & field Richard Cervantes, indoor track & field Dec. 19 – Casey Klobedans, volleyball Robert Stevenson, basketball Dec. 26 – Cloe Lane, basketball John Mouton, basketball Jan. 2 – Athletic teams idle. Jan. 9 – Brynae Thompson, basketball Darius Mickens, basketball Jan. 16 – Bri-Anna Soliz, basketball Richard Cervantes, indoor track & field

Jan. 23 – Danielle Meador, basketball Robert Stevenson, basketball Jan. 30 – Brynae Thompson, basketball RichardCervantes, indoor track & field Feb. 6 – Saidi Castillo, softball Valentin Charles, indoor track & field Feb. 13 – Saidi Castillo, softball Richard Cervantes, indoor track & field (Continued on Page 15)

Tenley Serving Tenley Housler, 5-10 sophomore from Bulverde (Smithson Valley), serves for the Javelina beach volleyball team in an earlier match on the Javelina Courts.

Eight Javelinas Hold LSC’s All-Time Best Indoor Track & Field Records

Spinn Slides

Seth Spinn, junior outfielder from Holland, slides safely into third base during a Javelina home baseball game.

Rauer, Spinn IBC Honorees (Continued from Page 14) Feb. 20 – Rachael Somoye, indoor track & field Valentin Charles, indoor track & field Feb. 27 – Valerie Ruiz, tennis Giancarlo Servin, baseball March 6 – Saidi Castillo, softball John Mouton, basketball March 13 – Racheal Somoye, indoor track & field Valentin Charles, indoor track and field

March 20 Julia Rauer, tennis Seth Spinn, baseball

Eight Texas A&M-Kingsville athletes hold Lone Star Conference all-time best indoor track and field records. Two of these were set this season. Racheal Somoye, senior from Houston (Aldine Taylor), had a 65-9.5 weight throw to top the LSC list and Valentin Charles, freshman from Rennes, France, had 5642 points in the heptathlon for the best total ever in the LSC. The other LSC all-time performances by Javelinas are: …Long jump, 25-11.5, Lutalo Boyce, 2016. …200-meter dash, 21.00, Tim Price, 2014. …60-meter hurdles, 7.69, Javier Lopez, 2016. …60-meter dash, 7.40, Deana Richardson, 2017. …High jump, 7-6, Jeron Robinson, 2016. …Pole vault, 17-9, Jordan Yamoah, 2016.

LSC All-Time Indoor Track & Field Performances Men’s Division 60-meter dash: 6.69, Marcus Parker, Eastern New Mexico, 2018. 200-meter dash: 21.00, Tim Price, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2014. 400-meter dash: 45.96, Rashard Clark, Texas A&MCommerce, 2019. 800-meter run: 1:48.75, Luis Romero, Texas A&M-Commerce. Mile run: 4:05.65, Omer

Almog, Eastern New Mexico, 2017. 3000-meter run: 8:07.59, Owen Hind, West Texas A&M, 2017. 5000-meter run: 14:10.39, Isaiah Samoei, Eastern New Mexico, 2014. 60-meter hurdles: 7.69, Javier Lopez, Texas A&MKingsville, 2016. 1600-meter relay: 3:08.34, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2019. Distance medley relay: 9:45.66, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2017. High jump: 7-6, Jeron Robinson, Texas A&MKingsville, 2016. Pole vault: 17-9, Jordan Yamoah, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2016. Long jump: 25-11.5, Lutalo Boyce, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2016. Triple jump: 53-3.75, DeVontae Steele, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2018. Shot put: 65-3.25, Paul Davis, McMurry, 2014. Weight throw: 66-11.25, Masoud Moghaddam, Texas A&M-Commerce, 205. Heptathlon: 5642, Valentin Charles, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2019. Women’s Division 60-meter dash: 7.40, Deana Richardson, Texas A&MKingsville, 2017. 200-meter dash: 23.51, Reyare Thomas, Abilene Christian, 2013. 400-meter dash: 54.57, Elea Diarra, Abilene Christian, 2013.

800-meter run: 2:06.83, Jaylen Rodgers, Angelo State, 2013. Mile run: 4:44.97, Ewa Zaborowska, Harding, 2015. 3000-meter run: 9:23.01, Ewa Zaborowska, Harding, 2015. 5000-meter run: 17:20.36, Amira Cunningham, Lubbock Christian, 2019 60-meter hurdles: 8.46, Sharon Kwarula, West Texas A&M, 2015. 1600-meter relay: 3:43.25, West Texas A&M, 2019. Distance medley relay: 11:32.15, Harding, 2015. High jump: 5-11.25, Kaitlin Lumpkins, Angelo State, 2018. Pole vault: 12-10.75, Minna Sveard, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2019. (Continued on Page 19)

Boyett On the Mound Zach Boyett, junior from Waco (Robinson), is a member of the Javelina pitching corps this season.

Javelinas on the Stand Javelina heptathlon athletes Valentin Charles (1), freshman from Rennes, France, and Johnathan Harper (5), sophomore from Lorena, on the victory stand at the NCAA Division II national indoor track and field championships recently in Pittsburg, Kan. Charles was the gold medalist and Harper finished fifth. Both received All-America recognition.

2019 Javelina Baseball Schedule March 22 - *West Texas A&M in Kingsville, 6 p.m. March 23 - *West Texas A&M in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. March 24 - *West Texas A&M in Kingsville, 1 p.m. March 29 - *Cameron in Lawton, Okla., 6 p.m. March 30 - *Cameron in Lawton, Okla. (DH), 1 p.m. March 31 - *Cameron in Lawton, Okla. 1 p.m. April 5 - *Tarleton State in Kingsville, 6 p.m. April 6 - *Tarleton State in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. April 7 - *Tarleton State in Kingsville, 1 p.m. April 12 - *Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa, 2 p.m. April 13 - *Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa (DH), 1 p.m. April 14 - *Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa, 1 p.m. April 26 - *Angelo State in San Angelo, 6 p.m. April 27 - *Angelo State in San Angelo (DH), 4 p.m. (DH). April 28 - *Angelo State in San Angelo, 1 p.m. May 3 - *Eastern New Mexico in Kingsville, 6 p.m. May 4 - *Eastern New Mexico in Kingsville (DH), 1 p.m. May 5 - *Eastern New Mexico in Kingsville, 1 p.m. May 9-11 – Lone Star Conference Championships at site of No. 1 seed. May 16-19 – NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships at site of No. 1 seed. May 24-June 1 – NCAA Division II College World Series in Cary, N.C. *Lone Star Conference games.

LSC Men’s Basketball Teams in Playoffs Three Lone Star Conference teams received invitations to the NCAA Division II men’s postseason playoffs last week. In the South Central Region playoffs, West Texas was seeded

Javelinas Own Wins Over TopSeeded Teams The Texas A&M-Kingsville men’s and women’s basketball teams own victories over the topranked teams in the NCAA Division II South Central Region l playoffs. The Javelina men defeated top-ranked West Texas in Kingsville and lost a one-point overtime decision in Canyon. The men also had a win over St. Edward’s, which was the No. 2 seed in regionals. The Javelina women beat West Texas, the No. 1 seed in the regional meet, in Kingsville.

No. 1, Texas A&M-Commerce No 4 and Angelo State No. 7. There were two regional sites. West Texas A&M hosted Texas A&M-Commerce, Dallas Baptist and New Mexico Highlands. St. Edward’s was host to Angelo State, Colorado Mines and Lubbock Christian. St. Edward’s, Lubbock Christian and Dallas Baptist will be members of the LSC next

season. The LSC had its three members in the regional bracket, The Heartland Conference had three members and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference had two. The winners at the two sites will meet for the regional title and to advance into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Evansville, Ind.

Five LSC Women’s Basketball Squads In Postseason Play Five Lone Star Conference women’s basketball teams received bids to the NCAA Division II South Central Region playoffs last week. The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference had two teams selected and the Heartland Conference had one. Two sites were chosen for the early round games. West Texas A&M hosted Angelo State, Eastern New Mexico and Westminster (Utah). Colorado-Mesa hosted Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Commerce and Lubbock Christian. The winners at the two sites will meet for the regional title and a spot in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Columbus, Ohio.

Two LSC Women’s Teams Ranked Two Lone Star Conference teams were ranked in the NCAA Division II women’s basketball poll compiled by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association last week. West Texas A&M was No. 16 and Angelo State No. 21. WTAM had a record of 28-3 and one of the losses was to Texas A&M-Kingsville. Future LSC member Lubbock

One LSC Men’s Team Ranked

Timeout Discussion Javelina head softball coach Craig Nicholson and Roxy Chapa, senior catcher from McAllen (Sharyland), have a discussion during a timeout in a home game at Hubert Field.

2019 Javelina Women’s Tennis Schedule

March 23 – Trinity in Kingsville, 11 a.m. March 24 - *Western New Mexico in Kingsville, 2 p.m. March 29 - *Tarleton State in Kingsville, 2 p.m. April 6 - *Angelo State in Kingsville, 2 p.m. April 7 - *Texas-Permian Basin in Kingsville, 2 p.m. April 12 - *Cameron in Lawton, Okla., 2 p.m. April 13 - *Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, TBA. April 17 - St. Mary’s in Kingsville, 3 p.m. April 20 - Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Kingsville, 2 p.m. May 2 - Lone Star Conference Championships in Waco, Waco Regional Tennis Center, 2 p.m. May 3 - Lone Star Conference Championships in Waco, 4 p.m. May 4 - Lone Star Conference Championships in Waco, 2 p.m. *Lone Star Conference matches.

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One Lone Star Conference team was ranked in the NCAA Division II men’s basketball poll released by the National Association of Basketball Coaches last week. West Texas A&M was No. 3. St. Edward’s, which becomes a member of the LSC next season, was ranked No. 4. Texas A&M-Kingsville defeated both teams during regular-season play this year. NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Poll Compiled by the National Association of Basketball Coaches Rank Team 1. Northwest Missouri 2. Indiana (Pa.) 3. West Texas A&M 4. St. Edward’s 5. Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 6. Point Loma (Calif.) 7. Bellarmine (Ky.) 8. Findlay (Ohio) 9. West Liberty (W. Va.) 10. Queens (N.C.) 11. Virginia State 12. Davenport (Mich.) 13. Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 14. Colorado Mines 15. Lewis (Ill.) 16. Augusta (Ga.) 17. South Carolina-Aiken 18. St. Martin’s (Wash.) 19. Northern (S.D.) State 20. Saint Anselm (N.H.) 21. Valdosta (Ga.) State 22. Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 23. Catawba (N.C.) 24. Florida Southern (Bold-faced and italicized team is in the Lone Star Conference)

Christian was ranked No. 25. NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Poll Compiled by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Rank Team 1. Drury(Mo.) 2. California-San Diego 3. Fort Hays (Kan.) State 4. Ashland (Ohio) 5. Northwest Nazarene (Idaho) 6. University of Sciences (Pa.) 7. Southwestern Oklahoma 8. Alaska-Anchorage 9. Virginia Union 10. Grand Valley (Mich.) State Thomas Jefferson (Pa.)

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Bentley (Mass.) Union (Tenn.) Indiana (Pa.) Anderson (S.C.) West Texas A&M Florida Southern Glenville (W. Va.) State Colorado-Mesa Lewis (Ill.) Angelo State California (Pa.) Central Missouri Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Lubbock Christian (Bold-faced and italicized teams are in the Lone Star Conference)

Services Held For Football, Basketball Volunteer Coach Services were held last week for Pernell Lockwood, who served as a Texas A&M-Kingsville volunteer men’s basketball coach and in the same position with the Javelina football team. Lockwood, 54, passed away March 11. He is survived by his wife, Judy Lockwood of Kingsville; daughter Heather Lockwood of Kingsville; stepsons, Chad Walker and Beau Walker of Kingsville; stepdaughter, Holly McCauley of Corpus Christi, sister, Debora Meyers of Decatur, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A memorial service was held Thursday at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.

Services Held Services were held last week for Pernell Lockwood, right, who served as a Texas A&M-Kingsville volunteer men’s basketball coach and in the same position with the Javelina football team. Left is Javelina head men’s basketball coach Johnny Estelle.

Lone Star Conference to Host NCAA Division II National Football Championship Football Game in 2019-21 in McKinney

The NCAA has chosen the McKinney Independent School District Stadium in McKinney as the site of the 2019-21 NCAA Division II national football championship games. The stadium hosted the 2018 title game and NCAA officials called it a “tremendous experience”. The Lone Star Conference is co-host of the championship games along with the McKinney ISD. “The Lone Star Conference and the city of McKinney performed in an outstanding fashion in hosting the 2018 championship despite having a

short window of time for preparation,” Reid Amos, NCAA Division II Football Committee chair, said. “Combine that local effort with such an outstanding facility and it was an easy decision for the committee to make regarding future championships. “The efforts of commissioner Jay Poerner of the Lone Star Conference, Shawn Pratt and Jennifer Frazier of the McKinney ISD and their tremendous staff were lauded by everyone who attended or was associated with the 2018 championship. “We look forward to seeing what the results will be with a full

year to prepare each of the next three years I hosting our NCAA Championship event.” The McKinney Stadium and Community Center has a seating capacity of 12,000. The 2019 championship game will be Dec. 21, the 2020 game will be Dec. 19 and the 2021 championship will be Dec. 18. The 2018 game was moved to McKinney after officials in Kansas City, Kan., announced it couldn’t host because of renovations on the stadium. Texas A&I hosted four NAIA national championship games in 1969, 1974, 1975 and 1976. The University was also co-host of

NAIA title games in McAllen in 1978 and 1979, and co-host of the NCAA Division II title games in McAllen in 1981-85. Texas has hosted Division II title games in 1976 and 1977 in

McKinney Independent School District Stadium

Wichita Falls and in 1978 in Longview. The state has been host of the NCAA Division I-AA title games in 1978, 1981 and 1982 in Wichita Falls and since 2010 in Frisco.

Men’s, Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rank 13th, 24th in Final Polls The Texas A&M-Kingsville men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were ranked in the NCAA Division II final polls released by the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association last week. The men were No. 13 and the women were No. 24. Other Lone Star Conference men’s teams ranked in the poll were Texas A&M-Commerce No. 8 and West Texas A&M and Angelo State, who tied for No. 19. In the women’s division, West Texas A&M was No. 7. The Buffs and Javelinas were the only women’s teams from the league in the top 25.

West Texas A&M Women’s Division Rank Team 1. Adams (Colo.) State 2. Grand Valley (Mich.) State 3. Lincoln (Mo.) 4. Alaska-Anchorage 5. St. Augustine’s (N.C.) 6. Pittsburg (Kan.) State 7. West Texas A&M 8. Colorado-Colorado Springs Missouri Southern 10. San Francisco (Calif.) State 11. Ashland (Ohio) 12. Colorado State-Pueblo

13. Indianapolis (Ind.) 14. Lewis (Ill.) Mary (N.D.) 16. Minnesota-Duluth Oklahoma Baptist Mount Olive (N.C.) 19. Lindenwood (Mo.) Academy of Art (Calif.) 21. Bellarmine (Ky.) Millersville (Pa.) Augustana (S.D.) 24. Texas A&M-Kingsville 25. Wingate (N.C.) (Bold-faced and italicized teams are in the Lone Star Conference)

NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Final Polls

Rounding Third Austin DeLeon, Javelina junior outfielder from Frisco (Lone Star), rounds third on the way to a score in the Angelo State series at Ryan Field.

Eight Javelinas Hold LSC’s All-Time Best Indoor Marks (Continued from Page 15) Long jump: 20-8, Fatim Affessi, West Texas A&M, 2018. Triple jump: 43-3.75, Faitim Affessi, West Texas A&M, 2018. Shot put: 52-1.75, Daisy Osakue, Angelo State, 2018. Weight throw: 65-9.5, Racheal Somoye, Texas A&M-

Kingsville, 2019. Pentathlon: 4067, Kami Norton, Angelo State, 2017.

Compiled by the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association Men’s Division Rank Team 1. Ashland (Ohio) 2. Adams (Colo.) State 3. Tiffin (Ohio) 4. Grand Valley (Mich.) State 5. Academy of Art (Calif.) Lincoln (Mo.) 7. Central Missouri 8. Texas A&M-Commerce St. Augustine’s (N.C.) 10. Findlay (Ohio) Colorado State-Pueblo Colorado Mines 13. Texas A&M-Kingsville Northwood (Mich.) Queens (N.C.) 16. Chadron (Neb.) State 17. Western Colorado Northwest Missouri 19. Angelo State

Lining Up a Shot Kristina Gutierrez, Javelina sophomore from Laredo (St. Augustine), lines up a shot in a recent golf tournament.

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