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From Staff Reports
UIL Area Playoffs
Plano East defeats Rowlett, 79-46
TAPPS Area Playoffs
John Paul II defeats El Paso Cathedral, 71-45
Prestonwood Christian Academy defeats Houston St. Thomas, 67-56
UIL Region II Semifinals
Pflugerville defeats Plano West, 64-63
TAPPS Area Playoffs
John Paul II defeats San Antonio St. Anthony, 59-33
Prestonwood Christian Academy defeats Tomball Concordia Lutheran, 51-42
Plano East vs. Richardson, 7:30 p.m. at Plano Senior
Soccer on the Web
Due to space constraints, The PSC was unable to get its boys or girls soccer stories into today's edition. Both, however, are available online at: starlocalnews.com.
Anderson picks up offers to Navy, Rice
The recruiting of Plano West junior running back Auston Anderson continues to heat up.
Anderson received his first official offer Feb. 6, Signing Day for the Class of 2013, when Northwestern came calling. Add Rice and Navy to that list with the former offering Feb. 15 and the latter Monday afternoon.
The interest in Anderson makes sense.
The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder was a first team all-district and all-Collin County selection after rushing for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns.
West already has one Class of 2014 commit as linebacker Lance Cottrell is pledged to SMU.
West JV golf wins PISD Invitational
The Plano West boys and girls JV golf teams started the spring strong as both won at Tuesday's Plano ISD Invitational from the Firewheel Golf Course in Garland.
The Wolves picked up another award as Jason Arrington won the boys tournament by carding a 74.
Joining Arrington for the team win was Bryson Scott, Alex Peccarelli and Jumpei Mitsunari. Comprising the winning Lady Wolves' team was Natalie Mack, Colette Bramblett, Joann Chung, Lauren Anderson and Lindsy Steudtner.
Internet exclusive content
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FOX Sports broadcasting state bball
FOX Sports Southwest will be streaming or broadcasting all of the games at the UIL Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments the next two weekends from the Erwin Center in Austin.
All semifinals and the Class 1-4A State Championship Games for the girls (Feb. 28-March 2) and boys (March 7-9) can be streamed live at: FoxSportsSouthwest.com by clicking on the UIL Championship banner on the home page.
Live telecasts are set for the Class 5A Girls and Boys State Championships, March 2 and 9, respectively, on Fox Sports Southwest.
Both games are set to tip at 7:30 p.m.
Craig Way (play-by-play) and former Texas High girls basketball head coach Neal Raphael (analyst) will call the girls finals while Way teams with former Baylor head coach Jim Haller for the boys game.
Shred-A-Thon at Plano
Following last year's successful campaign, the Plano Senior wrestling team is holding its second Shred-A-Thon.
The even is noon-2 p.m. March 23 at Plano.
Those interested can bring boxes of paper to be destroyed via mobile shredding trucks. The cost is $10 for the first box and $5 for each additional box with the wrestlers coming to the car and taking the boys to the shredder.
This year will also feature an e-waste recycling program for computers, printers, phones, etc. The suggested donation for that is $5 per device under 10 pounds, $10 per device under 25 pounds and $15 per device under 50 pounds.
For more info, go to: planowrestling.org.
Planoite among Fan Cave finalists
Plano West alum Mina Park is among the 52 finalists for the MLB Fan Cave 2013 competition.
Park is representing the Texas Rangers, with a chance at moving to New York to watch every baseball game of the upcoming season while blogging, interviewing players and making creative videos. The competition's top 30 finalists are selected through fan voting, the original audition submission and ability to generate media buzz. Each finalist will be flown out to spring training in Arizona later this month.
To vote for Park, go to: mlb.mlb.com/fancave/vote.jsp.
Groselle a Senior CLASS finalist
The Citadel senior Mike Groselle, is a finalist for the Senior Class Award in men's basketball.
Groselle is a Plano West alum.
The award combines community, classroom, character and competition in its voting process.
Groselle excels in those categories.
The center is already 13th on The Citadel's all-time points list (1,238), third in total rebounds (686) and eighth in field goals made (501). Groselle has the highest field goal percentage in the 102-year history of the program and is the all-time leader in career double-doubles (25) and single season double-doubles (14 in 2011-12).
Groselle has done well off the court too.
The civil engineering major has a 3.693 GPA and holds the rank of captain on the team, which gives him captain rank in the Corps of Cadets.
Fan voting, which accounts for one-third of the final tally, is open at: seniorclassaward.com.
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