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• PCA to show off stadium, memorial in home opener 9 • Plano West comes off bye to visit South Garland 10

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EDITOR’S NOTE

YOUR SPORTS SHOTS IN PRINT

CUMC’s new sanctuary start of new story

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hile the rest of Plano was soaked in rainstorms during the morning hours Sept. 2, the new sanctuary of Christ United Methodist Church was a warm refuge. By now, the church has gained recognition all throughout the region for its new green building — it hopes the sanctuary will soon become the state’s first that is LEEDcertified. Associate pastor the Rev. Alexandra Robinson walked me through the sanctuary, which, by the way, doesn’t reek of fresh paint like I’ve come to expect from new buildings. That’s because, she said, low volatile organic compound paints, adhesives and carpets were used throughout the sanctuary. She said the materials also help ease problems from those with allergies or asthma. But the thing that struck me the

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most about the sanctuary were its beautiful stained-glass windows and the gorgeous Reuter pipe organ. Robinson told me that three of the eight stained-glass windows used to be in the old sanctuary. Back in 1997 when the church was installing the first set of windows, it asked its members to each pick one piece of glass to be included in the windows. The members were able to become a part of their sanctuary, just as they make up the congregation. And even though the church has grown out of the old sanctuary, it

took the old pieces with it to the new one. CUMC did the same with the new windows, which has become a special story that the whole congregation has become a part of. Robinson said her favorite window is the circular one on the top, back wall, which shows a large cross surrounded by four smaller crosses. It symbolizes missions, she said. CUMC and its congregation have always prioritized reaching out to the community, she said, and that’s why the window lies close to many of the church members’ heart. And their efforts have not gone unnoticed. Mayor Phil Dyer on Sunday will proclaim Sept. 12 as Christ United Methodist Church Day at the sanctuary’s consecration event to honor its contributions to the Plano community. Read more details about the consecration and proclamation on Page 6.

ON THE COVER The Plano Balloon Festival, which will return next week, is just one of many festivals that help celebrate the turn of the season. See the full list of area fall festivals on Pages 16-17. Staff illustration by ROBERT TRACY/neighborsgo

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FOCUS ON FAITH

Mayor honors church with proclamation By MIKE GOLDMAN Contributor

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istry,” Underwood said. “In many ways, we view it as a way of capitalizing our future missions and ministries. We believe that the church exists not just to serve its members, but to serve the community at large, including people of other faiths and even nonbelievers.” Photo submitted by ROBYN BITNER

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The orchestra performs at the Christ United Methodist Church's first Sunday in its new, green sanctuary.

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Christ United Methodist Church in Plano will consecrate its new 54,000-square-foot sanctuary Sunday — the first sanctuary in Texas built to and applying for LEED certification, a green-building rating system. In honor of the building’s consecration and CUMC’s 37 years of service to the Plano community, Mayor Phil Dyer has proclaimed Sept. 12 as Christ United Methodist Church Day. “What Christ United Methodist Church and Don Underwood have done for Plano and this region is remarkable,” Dyer said, referring to CUMC’s senior minister. “Their long history of service to others has made this a truly better place.” CUMC’s efforts in sustainable practices don’t stop with its new sanctuary. The church has applied environmentally friendly methods in landscaping, pest control and lighting. And as older facilities become updated and renovated, green materials and practices are being used, said associate pastor

the Rev. Alexandra Robinson. The sanctuary is like a daily reminder to the church and its members of their responsibilities to the world’s resources, Robinson said. CUMC has been active in Plano since 1973, offering the entire community opportunities to serve, learn and grow both inside and outside the church walls. The 7,000-plus members of CUMC consider their new sanctuary much more than a place of worship. It is more like an inspiring base of operations for community service at every level. The sanctuary is packed each Sunday with worshipers, but sitting in the pews Sundays is just a small part of the CUMC story. CUMC puts its boots on the ground with missions programs as close as its House on the Corner, which has placed families into seven new, congregation-built homes in East Plano’s Douglass Community, to global trips to places like Cameroon and Bolivia. “Our new building was built in order to create more capacity for our growing min-

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WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE: SEPT. 10-18

FRIDAY BOXING BABES — Boxing BabesRound 4, a group of men and women who walk 60 miles in three days to raise money for Susan G. Komen 3Day For The Cure, will host a two-day yard sale starting at 7 a.m. at 4028 Lantana Lane. For more information, e-mail karena@telpro1.com.

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FRIDAY MUDDERSUN — Artists’ Showplace gallery, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230 in Dallas, will host a free reception for exhibit MudderSun, featuring works by mother-son duo Max Alessandro Vatovac and L. Hart Rueter, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public with wine, hors d’oeurves and music by Paul Utay and Jazz After All. The exhibit will last through Sept. 30.

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PLANOETTES SATURDAY GOLF TOURNAMENT — It’s the last day to register for the Plano Senior High School Planoettes Golf Tournament on Sept. 18 at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Allen. The fundraiser will feature a Planoettes performance, Tex-Mex dinner and an auction for items donated by area businesses and Planoette families. To register, visit tinyurl.com/planoettes. For more information, e-mail event chairman Wendy Sandridge at travelmomwendy@verizon.net.

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PEARLS & IVY — SATURDAY Pearls & Ivy, home of the oldest, most celebrated sorority-led Cotillion for black girls in Collin County, will host an orientation and registration session for the 2010-2011 season from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open to girls in sixth through 11th grades at Murphy City Hall, 206 N. Murphy Road. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 18. For more information, e-mail Dewanna Jefferson at pearlsandivy@akaczo.org.

WORSHIP SATURDAY CONCERT — Collin Creek Community Church of Plano will host a special worship concert by Lincoln Brewster at 10:30 a.m. at The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. The free concert is in celebration of the church’s 25th anniversary. Tickets for the event can be secured by contacting the church office at 972-618-2222. For more information, visit cccconline.org.

TASTE OF COLLIN SATURDAY COUNTY — North Collin County Habitat for Humanity will host the 10th Taste of Collin County from 5 to 9 p.m. at Collin County Regional Airport, 1496 E. Industrial Blvd., McKinney. This year’s theme is Masquerade Madness where guests may sample food from more than 40 Collin County restaurants. Funds raised from the event will go toward North Collin County Habitat building projects. For tickets, visit tasteofcollincounty.com.

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WOLF PROWL — SATURDAY The Plano West Senior High School band’s fifth annual Wolf Prowl Parade is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The band will march through the neighborhoods surrounding the Plano West campus and play a mini-concert outside Brinker Elementary School. All along the route, the band will play song requests as it raises funds to offset its operating costs. For Wolf Prowl route information or to request a song, visit planowestband.org.

FRIDAY GAMEDAY CLOTH — The new boutique for collegiate fan apparel will host a grand opening tailgatethemed party from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring live music from Jeff Mathena, beer and food. The store is located at Shops at Legacy North, 7300 Lone Star Drive, Suite C118.

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Swinging Stars Square Dance Club of Plano will offer square-dance lessons beginning at 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3010 Coit Road. Cost is $60 per person for 15 lessons and partners are required. For more information, contact Jeff and Anne Stuart at 972699-1317 or president@swingingstars. org.

TUESDAY ACTIVITY FAIR — Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano will open this month’s meeting at 9 a.m. at SMU-In-Plano, 5228 Tennyson Parkway, with an activities fair, featuring 30 activity leaders sharing what the group has to offer. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with featured speaker Lorrain Bock, who will share tips and ideas on organizing your office space.

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FESTIVAL — The three-day annual event will return at 4 p.m. featuring 65 hot air balloons, live music, food vendors and fireworks Sept. 18. Parking is $10 at Collin College, $5 at Plano Centre and $10 at First Methodist Church. Admission is $8 for a day tickets, $5 for single admission, and $4 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 18-19. For more information, call Jo Via at 972-867-7566 or visit planoballoonfest.org.

SATURDAY PET ADOPTION — Volunteers from Second Chance Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will showcase a selection of homeless animals available for adoption by qualified individuals from noon to 5 p.m. at Collin Creek Mall, North Central Expressway and West Plano Parkway.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

Pilots in skies on 9/11 to speak at symposium By ANN MARIE SHAMBAUGH

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whole story - some of which often goes untold - of 9/11. “I hope it gives [attendees] a sense of peace that in spite of everything that went wrong that day, a whole lot went right that prevented it from being an even greater tragedy,” she said.

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Most people can easily remember where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Images of planes plowing into skyscrapers, buildings tumbling to the ground and heroes running into the face of danger will be forever engrained in American minds. But for some, the nightmare began long before the first fateful news report. The men and women in the skies faced an unimaginable challenge and a new set of rules during that fateful day, and on the ninth anniversary of the tragedy several of them will be at The University of Texas at Dallas to share their stories. “What these people did was overlooked because of the mass loss of life, but I think what they did was extremely significant in preventing that day from being an even larger tragedy,” said Lynn Spencer, who will serve as the moderator at Remembering 9/11: Aviation Professionals Recount Responses to Attacks. Spencer worked as a pilot for Continental Airlines during 9/11, but the attacks happened on her day off. As she watched the horror unfold in the skies, she decided to write about the unique scenario facing pilots and air traffic controllers that day. In 2008, she released Navigating Chaos: Aviation's Response to 9/11. Earlier this year, Spencer spoke at a UTD lecture series, and the positive feedback led to formation of the 9/11 Symposium. Paul Oelkrug, UTD coordinator for special collections, said Spencer helped arrange for aviation professionals she interviewed for her book to speak at the symposium. “Hearing [about aviation on 9/11] firsthand from people who were actually living it, I think it's a great opportunity for people,” Oelkrug said. Spencer said she hopes symposium attendees will gain a better understanding of the

Ben Sliney, FAA national operations manager who made the command to shut down American airspace on his first day on the job Colin Scoggins, military liaison and air traffic controller at FAA's Boston Center who refused the order to evacuate his post Maj. Joe McGrady, who flew into combat with no weapons and plans to stop a targeted hijacked airliner by crashing into it Chuck Savall, pilot of Midwest Express Flight 73 who flew low on fuel to four states before landing without clearance Maj. Dan Caine of the DC Air National Guard who was called to take off in a spare jet without weapons to protect Washington, D.C. Dan Creedon, departure controller for the Terminal Radar Approach Control at Reagan National Airport who diverted aircraft away from Flight 77 — University of Texas at Dallas

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PISD board approves property tax hike

City considers camera guns for traffic cops

Homeowners in the Plano school district will pay a higher property-tax rate this school year to help bring down debt from school construction and repairs. School-board members unanimously adopted the new rate, which will jump 2.5 cents to $1.35 per $100 of assessed value. The increase won't fund everyday school operations but will go toward reducing more than $1 billion in outstanding and unpaid bonds. The Plano school district hasn't added students at the rate of its Collin County peers in some years. But the district has repaired numerous schools in recent years and opened its last middle school, Otto Middle School, in August. The district's last high school, in Murphy, is slated to open next school year.

Plano could soon become one of the nation's first cities to equip police with laser speed guns that also capture video. Police say the handheld equipment, which costs $6,000 a piece, would provide courts with indisputable evidence that speeders would find difficult to contest. In a broader sense, the technology could open up new ways for patrols to crack down on road infractions that are harder to document, such as aggressive driving and tailgating. But the proposal, still far from finalized, is already spawning questions. City officials have asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to clarify whether the video equipment would run afoul of a state law that prohibits cities from using automated cameras to catch speeders.

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istoric Downtown Plano Association will host its second Taste of Downtown Plano from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 11. Monica Leibowitz of Urban Crust is chairing the benefit featuring 25 restaurants, bands fronted by Maylee Thomas, Tim Alexander and Chris Miller, the Locked Out Comedy troupe, competitions in chili cooking and bartending judged by area celebs including Plano Mayor Phil Dyer, a raffle for a downtown shopping spree, and lots of activities for children, who get in free if 12 and under. Bonnie Shea chairs Historic Downtown Plano Association, which showcases the area. Visit visitdowntownplano.com for further information and times and ticket prices.

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hibits and concerts and one spectacular Cattle Baron’s Ball. The evening's cuisine will be provided by Pecan Lodge Catering in the Dallas Farmer’s Market. Pecan Lodge uses produce from local farmers, which is in keeping with Connemara’s mission of preserving farms and ranches. Visit connemaraconservancy.org for ticket information.

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Connemara reopens to the public Connemara Conservancy Foundation, which protects more than 3,400 acres of open space throughout North Texas, will celebrate the reopening of its 72-acre Meadow Preserve on the border of Plano and Allen at a Sept. 25 white tablecloth dinner party under the stars. The starlight soiree committee includes Amy Monier, whose mother, Frances Montgomery Williams, was also the mother of Connemara; foundation president Scott White, Misti Reed, Jennifer Monaco, Pat McBride, Amber Sutherland, Jessie Drayton, Morgan Tanner, Brett Relander and Carissa Cox. The Meadow was closed to the public in 2006 for rest and rejuvenation after more than two decades of hosting art ex-

Court Appointed Special Advocates will benefit from the seventh annual CASA for Kids golf tournament planned for Sept. 27 at Gentle Creek Golf Club in Prosper. Visit casaofcollincounty.org for registration and sponsorships and more information about the luncheon-to-awards-banquet fundraiser being chaired by Steve Bell. CASA advocate Beth Ray recently celebrated a milestone birthday by hosting the first Party With A Purpose to benefit CASA. To plan your own fete benefiting the agency that trains volunteers to advocate in the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in the court system, contact Sharon at smargulieux@casaofcollincounty. org and she'll send you a party pack.


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Convention focuses on Hospital receives vision of greener world highest accreditation By JACK SUN

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cusing on renewable energy and smart power distribution networks. More than 260 engineers and technology professionals attended the six technical sessions and the panel discussions and 430 CIE members, supporters and community leaders attended the evening banquet. Mayors in attendance were Joe Chow of Addison, Gary Slagel of Richardson, Ron Branson of Carrollton, Stephen Terrell of Allen and Ron Jones of Garland. The evening banquet was graced by music performances of four ChineseAmerican teenagers. The climax of the evening was the Young Achiever Award ceremony, honoring 20 outstanding juniors from the area high schools. They represented the future of Asian-American professionals with excellence in academic achievements, admirable leadership skills and dedication to community service. Jack Sun contributes to neighborsgo.com on behalf of the local chapter of Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano recently received full Cycle III Chest Pain Center accreditation — the highest accreditation possible for treatment of chest pain — from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. For patients, it means Texas Health Plano ranks among the best hospitals in the world at rapid recognition and collaborative treatment of heart attack. On a national level, the Society of Chest Pain Centers accreditation is recognized for being linked to better patient outcomes and more lives saved, according to an Emory University School of Medicine study published in the American Journal of Cardiology in 2008. “The focus of this accreditation is getting patients the right treatment for their symptoms in a timely and efficient manner,” said Dr. Mark A. Peterman, medical director of Cardiovascular Services at the hospital. “It looks at the hospital in a totally comprehensive way and ensures that everyone involved is prepared to quickly diagnose and treat an acute coronary syndrome.” Beginning with the first 9-1-1 call, med-

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ical professionals across multiple disciplines are prepared to jump into action: Paramedics administer life-saving therapies before the patient even reaches the hospital, and physicians and nurses in the emergency room and cardiac catheterization laboratory begin preparing for the patient in advance of their arrival at the hospital. In the critical moments following a heart attack, decreasing the “door-to-balloon” time or the amount of time that passes when a patient arrives at the emergency department until physicians have completed the procedure to reopen a blocked artery is crucial for saving heart muscle and improving a patient's quality of life. The average door-to-balloon time at Texas Health Plano is 63 minutes, while the national target is 90 minutes. “For heart attack patients, squandered time means muscle lost,” said Robert Burns, director of Cardiovascular Services at Texas Health Plano. “We want to save your life, but we also want to preserve your quality of life.” Josh Hixson contributes to neighborsgo.com on behalf of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA celebrated its 21st year with an annual convention on the theme of Global Transformation — Building a Greener & Smarter World. The Aug. 21 convention was at Hotel Intercontinental in Addison. Seven local mayors, including Plano and Richardson, proclaimed Aug. 21 as the 2010 CIE Day in their respective cities. The event opened with the Green Technology Symposium. Eleven industrial leaders and experts from local universities and corporations presented six individual technical workshops on green energy and green bio-medical applications. David Malloy, director and chief engineer of Lockheed Martin New Ventures, opened the afternoon symposium with a keynote speech. Three technology experts from Oncor, GE Energy and Texas Instruments presented their seminars on green energy. Three other experts from Alcon Laboratories, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas at Dallas presented three sessions on green bio-medicine. A panel discussion session was held to answer questions from the audience. James Greer, senior vice president of Oncor Corporation, delivered the dinner keynote at the convention banquet, fo-

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DISTRCT 8-5A WEEK 2 FOOTBALL Plano East at Keller Where: Keller ISD Athletic Complex, 500 North Pate Orr Road in Keller Allen vs. Longview Where: Eagle Stadium, 601 E. Main St. in Allen

FM Marcus vs. Arlington Lamar Where: Marauder Stadium, 5707 Morriss Road in Flower Mound Plano West at South Garland Where: H.B. Johnson Stadium, 1209 E. Centerville Road in Garland

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PCA’s Jordan Airhart (7) looks for room to run in last week's game against Celina. The Lions lost 56-34.

First home game celebrates growth on, off field By TY ROBINSON Contributor

years of varsity competition. In scaling the ranks of the divisions within Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, PCA has earned eight state championships and has had six state championship team finalists. “Growth within the school and success on the field has played a major role in the expansion on our campus,” Cunningham said. The Lions are 1-1 and ranked No. 2 among large private schools in the area. Friday's game night will consist of a rededication of Lions Stadium, which begins at 7 p.m. Also, during Friday night's festivities, PCA will be honoring the elementary school students and families through Lower School Night at Lions Stadium.

All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

DISTRICT 8-5A STANDINGS* Plano Allen Flower Mound FM Marcus Plano West Hebron Plano East Lewisville

District 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Overall 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1

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Lewisville vs. Keller Central Where: Goldsmith Stadium, 1098 W. Main St. in Lewisville

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restonwood Christian Academy's football team will christen the new Lions Stadium on Friday as the defending state champs will take on Cistercian Preparatory School at 7:30 p.m. in its first home football game of the season. Lions Stadium received a new look and will feature a memorial to pay tribute to secondgrade PCA student Connor Cruse, who lost his valiant battle with cancer last summer. The newly designed home bleachers will now seat close to 3,000 fans, 500 of which will feature stadium chair backs. In addition, an expanded press box for the home team with suites for coaches and college scouts, scoreboard and clock operators, and broadcast personnel have been installed. Gra-

ham Field, PCA’s baseball stadium, also received top-of-the-line improvements. The original grass infield was replaced with state-of-the-art artificial turf surface from Hellas Corporation. The new artificial turf infield, popular on the collegiate level, creates durability and cost benefits for the Lions baseball team. “We are extremely grateful and excited by the things going on here at Prestonwood Christian Academy,” said Chris Cunningham, director of athletics and head football coach. “There is no doubt that the growth within our school and athletic department is a result of God's movement within PCA.” Since 2001, PCA has nearly doubled in size as they have grown from about 750 students to a 2010 enrollment of almost 1,500. Along with the growth of the student body and campus, the Lions have seen much success in its first 10

Hebron vs. Mesquite Horn Where: E.H. Hanby Stadium, 410 E. Davis St. in Mesquite

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PLANO SENIOR HIGH QB leads Wildcats to 24-8 victory Despite being loaded with an explosive offensive weapon, the MacArthur team ran into a defense that found its rhythm from last year. The Wildcats almost recorded their first shutout since 2006; however, with only 6:14 left in the game MacArthur scored their only points of the game. During this game, the Plano defense recorded two interceptions and a fumble recovery on three consecutive drives during the first half. On offense, the Wildcats had three different players score touchdowns in a very balanced offensive game. Although the running back tandem of Murat Kuzu and Kevin Merrill carried most of the offensive load, quarterback Conner Michelsen moved the ball around among five different talented offensive players. Plano ultimately won 24-8. The Wildcats, with a 20 record, visited Mansfield Legacy on Sept. 9.

Arlington Martin's Wesley Hawthorne (10) is tackled by Plano West's Grant Cooper (25) in the first half of play during a high school football game between Arlington Martin High School and Plano West High School at Cravens Field in Arlington on Aug. 26. Head coach Mike Hughes said the Wolves' defensive game will be his focus in this week's game against South Garland.

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lano West comes off of a bye to face what head football coach Mike Hughes calls an athletic and skilled South Garland (2-0) team

But the game will also be a test to see if the Wolves will be able to recover from offensive mistakes in their Zero Week game. “We jumped offsides, had a couple turnovers …,” Hughes said. “We need to eliminate some of the mistakes we made against Arlington Martin.” Submitted Submitted photos photos by by JAY DINUCCI DINUCCI

Plano running back Murat Kuzu (5) had 92 yards rushing and 42 yards receiving against MacArthur.

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Friday. While Plano West was resting up after a physical game against Arlington Martin two weeks ago, South Garland collected

another win against Martin 27-14 last week. “It gave us a chance to heal up,” Hughes said. Hughes said his team will focus on playing the type of defense it played against Martin, shutting down South Garland's rushing game - especially running back John Lacour, who rushed for 187 yards in 26 carries against Martin last week.

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RUSHING Player, team Att. Joseph Bergeron, North Mesquite.............60 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ...............58 Cam McDaniel, Coppell ............................73 Desmond Roland, Lake Highlands .............45 Kenneth Farrow, Hurst L.D. Bell ...............51 David Wesley, Sachse..............................27 Damon Bullock, Mansfield........................40 C J Kirk, Keller Central .............................41 Tavarrean Dickerson, Arlington ................35 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington......................44 Rufus Mason, FM Marcus.........................33 Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd ...............29 Tyler Barke, Richland...............................29 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................39 Tank Mitchell, Gar. N. Forest ....................42 Treyvon Green, Rowlett ...........................50 Jonathan Williams, Allen.........................28 Chris Simpson, Duncanville ......................41 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom ..................................46 Jordan Booty, Richardson ........................46 David McKenzie, W.T. White ....................33 Tareyton Banks, Irving Nimitz ..................39 Danzel Williams, Arl. Martin ....................46 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer .......................28 John Lacour, South Garland......................35 Terrence Tusan, Euless Trinity..................14 Dagan Newsome, FM Marcus ...................26 Justin Torris, Gar. N. Forest .....................29 Kevin Merrill, Plano.................................23 Marcus Calhoun, Keller F. Ridge................40 Jordan Spencer, Garland ..........................29 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto.....................20 TeCory Smith, Saginaw............................28 Nick Cooper, Arl. Lamar ...........................39 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ....................27 Treavon Walton, Denton Guyer.................28 Collin Strahan, Mes. Horn ........................31 Jacob Jones, Justin Northwest .................32 Stephan Turner, South Garland.................16 Tevin Williams, Euless Trinity ..................24

Yds. TD 478 2 442 6 404 4 358 4 340 2 339 4 338 8 320 2 317 1 314 4 307 4 302 3 289 5 287 5 286 4 281 4 281 3 264 2 252 5 250 3 239 3 230 4 225 3 217 5 217 2 197 4 182 2 181 2 180 1 177 3 173 1 172 2 172 0 169 1 166 3 163 1 162 1 161 2 161 3 161 3

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Paul Millard, Flower Mound .............55-78-0 Ryan Pyles, Keller F. Ridge ...............41-71-3

Yds. TD 761 8 700 4

636 597 594 573 564 522 491 454 453 443 437 426 423 422 408 406 385 380 369 366 354 353 331 329 325 314 297 291 290 285 279 268 254 237 234 227 225 223

8 4 7 5 6 9 5 4 4 4 5 3 2 4 3 3 4 5 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 1 0 5 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 3 2 1

RECEIVING Player, team No. Steven West, Keller F. Ridge ....................17 Devante Lacy, Grand Prairie .....................23 Jalen Parker, Duncanville.........................21 James Driskell, McKinney Boyd ................20 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................17 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................24 Cameron Martin, Keller ...........................10

Yds. TD 403 4 380 4 342 4 318 1 286 3 273 4 242 1

Gabe Dunlap, Plano East ..........................12 Jakeem Grant, Mes. Horn.........................14 Michael Reynolds, Arl. Bowie .................... 6 Malcolm McKenney, Duncanville ................5 Lovett Gibson, Cedar Hill .........................13 Ja’Taveon Green, Garland ......................... 9 Avery Lewis, Richardson..........................11 Brandon Hamilton, Plano .........................11 Jake Oliver, Jesuit ..................................13 Phillip Smith, Midlothian .........................11 Ted Hull-Ryde, Grapevine.........................13 Quentin Gardener, Denton Guyer................8 J.J. Gaines, Irving Nimitz .........................14 Chas Taylor, Flower Mound ......................14 DeVonte Sunwenghan, Lake Highlands .......8 Jonathon Lee, Allen.................................. 7 Wesley Hawthorne, Arl. Martin ................10 Zack Sanchez, Keller Central...................... 6 Johnny Haynes, Irving MacArthur.............13 Peyton Williams, SL Carroll ......................13 Chris Smith, FW Paschal ..........................11 Khari Burns, Keller Central........................ 4 Lorenzo Smith, Richland ..........................11 Blake Ohm, Keller F. Ridge .......................10 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ..................... 6 Ryan Garrey, Plano East............................ 7 Jarvis Baxter, Gar. Lakeview ....................10 Brandon Carter, Euless Trinity................... 7 Trent Dennington, Coll. Heritage ................7 Reed Cheatham, Keller ............................. 8 Kelton Specks, Cedar Hill .......................... 5 Josh Brake, Flower Mound ........................ 5 Carl Lee, Lewisville .................................. 8

240 236 229 226 219 212 205 203 190 186 184 179 173 172 169 168 166 164 163 158 158 157 154 153 148 138 137 136 133 133 131 130 128

3 2 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 1

SCORING Player, team Pts. Damon Bullock, Mansfield ....................................... 54 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound....................................... 54 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................................ 44 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ............................... 36 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer ....................................... 30 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom .................................................. 30 Treyvon Green, Rowlett........................................... 30 David Wesley, Sachse.............................................. 30 Tyler Barke, Richland............................................... 30 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto..................................... 26 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington...................................... 26 ..................................................................

CLASS 4A RUSHING Player, team Att. Jabari Anderson, Wylie East.....................49 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ...................56 Sean Flynn, Crowley ................................36 Cory Franklin, Everman............................31 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ......................31 Diondre Preston, Molina ..........................15 Trevante Ebron, Lincoln ...........................40 Daniel Thomas, Pinkston .........................41 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ...............32 Adrian Oliver, Terrell...............................29 Juan Villareal, Forney..............................27 Larry Cheeks, Crowley .............................27 Paul Franklin, South Oak Cliff ...................25 Zarron Dove, Ennis..................................44 Josh Broach, Rockwall .............................49 Antwan Bradshaw, FW South Hills............19 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ...................17 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty...........................17 Spencer Cowley, Frisco Heritage ...............16 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..................21 Dalyn Williams, Lake Dallas .....................41 Silas Jefferson, Conrad............................46 Austin Allen, Frisco.................................27 Ishmael Harrison, Red Oak.......................10 Preston Miller, Highland Park...................20 Cameron Washington, Corsicana...............34 Qwaii Clark, Adamson .............................20 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit ...............32 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................21 Louis Seales, Molina ...............................23 Brylen Williams, McKinney North .............22 Travis Tarver II, McKinney .......................23 Adrian Williams, Carr. Creekview..............34 Mark Russell, Keller Tim. Creek ................13 Miguel Jiminez, Molina ...........................14 Shea South, Terrell .................................18 Alan Reed, Rockwall................................15 Marquis Jackson, FW Arl. Heights.............11 Davarius Thompson, McKinney.................16 Gary Shelby, Thomas Jefferson ................29

Yds. TD 429 5 357 5 344 3 300 1 295 3 293 3 275 2 272 1 262 5 254 4 253 0 250 3 243 2 235 1 218 1 213 2 209 4 206 6 200 2 199 1 192 2 191 2 190 2 185 3 181 2 181 0 179 2 175 2 169 2 167 1 166 1 163 2 159 0 158 3 155 2 154 1 153 3 152 2 150 1 148 1

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Corey Wesley, Plano East.................32-47-1 Tommy Alvarez, Grand Prairie ..........47-79-2 Driphus Jackson, Cedar Hill ..............38-56-1 Mike Savage, Jesuit ........................50-74-0 Divan Ealy, Duncanville....................28-44-2 Ryan Polite, DeSoto ........................44-68-3 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer ...............23-35-0 Alec Morris, Allen ...........................26-39-0 Dillon Fairbanks, Midlothian ............33-50-1 Tyler Park, Keller ............................25-42-1 Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd .......31-51-0 Adam Charles, Irving Nimitz.............34-50-1 DeAndre Grimes, Lewisville .............33-51-3 Connor Michelsen, Plano..................30-50-1 Jeff Calvert, Coll. Heritage ...............34-58-2 Collin Strahan, Mes. Horn ................27-39-1 Shahzeb Khan, Irving MacArthur.......30-56-4 Tanner Tausch, Keller Central ...........17-39-3 Joe Minden, Coppell ........................29-50-0 Drew Ahmuty, SL Carroll..................31-44-2 Sergio Cantu, Arl. Bowie ..................24-34-2 Kyle Aubuchon, Hebron ...................12-18-0 Chris Hanson, FW Paschal ................34-64-3 Josh Price, North Crowley ................21-55-3 Michael Ketchmark, Lake Highlands .......22-32-2 Davonte Black, Gar. Lakeview...........20-40-3 Tyler Barke, Richland.......................29-38-1 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington..............30-52-2 Jared Johnson, S. Grand Prairie ........26-41-0 Brett Harbin, Grapevine...................30-54-4 Quentin Hasten, Mans. Legacy .........21-33-0 Aaron Shockey, Haltom ...................27-51-2 Charles Taylor, Mans. Timberview .......22-45-1 Aric Stock, Rich. Berkner..................17-38-2 Jake Lanford, Mesquite ...................18-38-2 Scott Brand, Sachse ........................18-35-3 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston .......22-41-2 Dawson Hadnot, Garland .................10-18-0

Player, team C-A-I Treveon Thibodeaux, Kimball............40-61-2 Nick Foster, Frisco Centennial ..........52-72-1 Mac Morse, Rich. Pearce ..................49-71-3

Yds. TD 661 10 620 4 602 3

Garrett Simpson, The Colony ............39-71-3 Beau Nowell, Mes. Poteet................30-46-1 Andrew Mitchell, TC Byron Nelson.......29-57-0 Taylor Corbin, Royse City .................35-63-8 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite .......33-54-2 Tyler Kirkindoll, Frisco Wakeland ......26-39-2 Nash Knight, Denton Ryan ...............32-48-0 Cameron Cutrer, Corsicana ...............18-32-4 Alan Reed, Rockwall........................27-37-2 Tyler Skaggs, Birdville .....................27-49-4 Nicholas Ramirez, Wylie ..................33-49-1 Jacob Stone, FW Boswell .................28-56-2 Curtis Tekell, Ennis .........................27-40-1 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit........30-41-0 Sean Flynn, Crowley ........................14-24-0 Shea South, Terrell .........................15-20-1 Jesse Brubaker, Wylie East ..............17-32-1 Rocky Reyes, Hillcrest .....................15-24-1 Jake Howeth, Highland Park.............28-43-1 Hobie Harris, McKinney ...................13-25-0 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ...............21-41-1 Piers Christian, Woodrow Wilson ........21-35-2 Jalen Jordan, Bryan Adams ..............16-41-5 Robert Somborn, McKinney..............13-28-1 Pedro Galvan, Carr. R.L. Turner .........17-27-1 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..........20-30-0 Zack Smith, Frisco Liberty................10-14-0 Davon Hodge, Lancaster ..................16-27-1 Jeff Davis, Frisco ............................18-36-2 Silas Jefferson, Conrad..................... 9-17-1 Chris Gibson, FW Eastern Hills .........12-32-2 Wesley Harris, FW Southwest........... 8-17-3 Omar Valadez, FW Arl. Heights.......... 7-10-0 Claud Person, Red Oak .....................10-14-1 Juan Villareal, Forney......................12-23-2 Rafael Sarabia, Thomas Jefferson .......13-31-3 Devynn Bridow, Everman .................... 6-8-0 Brooks Teeter, Waxahachie..............11-22-0

481 481 387 386 386 365 359 350 349 349 302 295 284 277 272 267 256 256 251 248 240 223 223 218 217 210 206 198 197 197 180 177 177 169 166 164 163 163

3 5 3 2 1 3 4 4 2 4 2 2 3 4 3 1 2 2 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 1

RECEIVING Player, team No. Gerald Thomas, The Colony ......................18 Christian Hines, Corsicana .......................12 Austin Franklin, Kimball ..........................11 Wes Davis, Rockwall ...............................10 Justin Velasquez, Mes. Poteet..................12 Blake Durant, Rich. Pearce .......................18 Zach McCown, Frisco Centennial ...............11

Yds. TD 288 2 265 4 224 3 219 0 215 1 199 0 194 1

Demarcus Ayers, Terrell ........................... 9 James Bailey, Everman............................. 4 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce.....................14 Sir Davis, Arl. Seguin................................ 7 Shaquille Dottin, Woodrow Wilson ...........12 LaBradford Harrold, Crowley ..................... 4 U’Monta Hall, Conrad ............................... 4 Josh Weathers, McKinney......................... 5 Jared Floyd, Rich. Pearce........................... 9 Seth Smith, Ennis .................................... 6 Marcus Edwards, Kimball.......................... 3 Gary Owens, Jr., West Mesquite.................9 Cole Nead, Frisco Centennial ....................10 MacKenzie Logan, McKinney ..................... 9 Nate Perkins, Birdville.............................. 5 Jermaine Merdock, Wylie.........................14 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ...................... 9 Chase Graham, Mes. Poteet ...................... 5 Teriyon Gipson, Kimball............................ 7 Devin Duke, FW Boswell ..........................11 Brandon Jenkins, Birdville .......................10 Tony White, Hillcrest ............................... 5 Devante Turner, Terrell............................. 7 Dalton Stogner, Highland Park..................10 Avery Fuller, McKinney............................. 4 Jacob Benator, Wylie................................ 6 Brad Sciula, Frisco Wakeland..................... 7 Corey Callicut, South Oak Cliff ................... 6 Mark Stewart, Frisco Centennial ................9 Brendan Pegg, Mans. Summit.................... 8 Rodriguez Hayes, Frisco Wakeland..............7

193 186 182 172 154 148 146 138 137 137 134 133 131 127 127 118 118 116 115 114 112 111 110 108 106 106 104 102 102 102 101

0 1 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1

SCORING Player, team Pts. Lesley Booker, Forney ............................................. 36 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty........................................... 36 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ................................... 32 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ...................................... 32 Jabari Anderson, Wylie East..................................... 30 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ............................... 30 Jake Howeth, Highland Park..................................... 26 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................................ 26 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce..................................... 24 Adrian Oliver, Terrell............................................... 24 Johnny Humphrey, South Oak Cliff............................ 24 Christian Hines, Corsicana ....................................... 24 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ................................... 24 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ....................................... 20 Austin Franklin, Kimball .......................................... 20 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ..................................... 20

Player, team Att. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser .......................43 Je Mikal Jobe, Kaufman...........................38 Tadarious Hawkins, Commerce .................24 Matt Williams, Anna ...............................16 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry...............33 Zach Rainwater, Blue Ridge......................15 Mason Guthrie, Pilot Point.......................27 J.P. Price, Pilot Point ...............................42 Tony Sabando, Kennedale ........................32 Jamarick Simmons, Celina .......................20 Brandon Garza, Sunnyvale .......................35 Javelle Allen, Prosper..............................25 Eric Horsley, Madison..............................15 Layton Lowry, Argyle ..............................26 Davion Brown, Carr. Ranchview ................28 John Young, Melissa ...............................27 Shaka Collins, Ferris................................33 Xavier Williams, Carr. Ranchview .............12 Justin Griffin, Aubrey..............................10 Daniel Mendoza, Celina............................12 Brandon Smith, Kemp..............................27 Justin Edwards, Madison .........................19 Haden Watkins, Prosper ..........................20 Rydge Patton, Scurry-Rosser....................13 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.................33 Blake Martin, Lovejoy..............................14 Ryan Kidwill, Ferris .................................15 Anthony Garcia, Celina ............................. 5 Jose Romero, Celina ................................15 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...................19 Jose Conchas, FW Castleberry ..................23 Cory Meadors, Anna ................................13 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 9 Jason Bryant, Crandall.............................27 Chris Sanders, Roosevelt .........................30 Patrick Tague, Prosper.............................19 Bryce Pearson, Madison...........................13 Tanner Tutle, Sunnyvale ........................... 9 D’Andre Randall, North Forney .................23 Justin Lawler, Kemp................................28

RUSHING Yds. TD 394 7 335 3 261 3 252 4 236 4 229 1 219 3 217 2 217 1 207 4 189 2 182 1 171 3 157 2 157 0 154 1 152 1 151 1 148 2 145 1 143 4 141 2 140 0 139 1 138 1 136 0 129 1 128 2 127 2 121 1 121 1 120 1 119 2 119 0 117 1 114 0 114 3 111 2 110 1 109 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Dane Evans, Sanger.........................41-64-2 J.P. Price, Pilot Point .......................41-66-4 Stacy Dillard, Princeton ...................32-71-2 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...........21-38-1 Wes McQueen, Melissa ...................26-43-0 Bryce Pearson, Madison...................16-30-0 Davis Kinville, HSAA .......................20-24-0 Austin Aune, Argyle ........................29-53-1 Shawn McCarley, Blue Ridge ............20-42-2 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.........20-47-3 Jacob Stephenson, Celina.................22-33-1 Colton Hutchinson, Nev. Community ......27-56-2 Montana Chitty, Lake Worth ............12-30-0 Brandon Pryor, Crandall ...................23-32-0

Yds. TD 558 5 531 4 462 5 443 3 427 5 402 7 400 5 395 3 376 1 365 5 310 5 292 3 245 2 235 0

RECEIVING Player, team No. Connor Davis, HSAA................................10 Jace Koonce, Blue Ridge............................ 8 CJ Howard, North Forney .......................... 4 Jerome Fellows, Life Oak Cliff ................... 8 Noel Nevarez, Princeton ........................... 6 Malcolm Davis, A. M. Smith ...................... 7 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 4 Willie Davis, Pilot Point ...........................10 Ryan Scott, Sanger................................... 9 Nathan Warren, Melissa ........................... 4 Zane Paddack, Sanger............................... 9 Marquise Smith, Madison ......................... 3 Robert Woods, Sunnyvale ......................... 8 Adam Kahne, Argyle................................13 Richard Lambert, North Forney.................. 6 Brandon Melendez, Lake Worth..................3 Roderick Lancaster, Life Oak Cliff ...............8 Matthew Rose, Crandall ..........................11 Seth Farmer, Scurry-Rosser ...................... 3 Parker Norris, Lovejoy .............................. 6 Phillip Jackson, HSAA .............................. 7 Jon Garza, Sanger .................................... 8 Chris Anderson, Frisco Lone Star...............11 Brad Bush, Melissa .................................. 8 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................. 5 Chad Bossow, Argyle ................................ 4 Cody Rhodes, Celina ................................. 3 Jake Goldman, Kemp ................................ 5

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Yds. TD 250 3 188 0 178 4 165 1 158 3 155 1 147 1 144 1 136 1 135 1 128 0 128 2 127 1 126 0 122 1 121 1 120 1 118 0 118 1 111 1 108 0 106 1 103 1 98 0 98 2 95 2 93 1 93 1

Player, team Att. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................24 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. .........24 George Adesanya, Cistercian ....................62 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ........................39 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands ....................29 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ................38 Patrick Gonzalez, Irv. The Highlands..........28 Zac Shelley, Parish Episcopal....................39 Alex Sauza, FW Nolan..............................31 Cameron Curry, Dallas Christian ...............51 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace ........33 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................32 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................12 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..................18 Daniel Borejdo, Greenhill .........................20 Daniel Ruiz, Rockwall Christian.................28 Ben Hartley, Lutheran .............................28 Jonathan Venable, Arl. Pantego Chr. .........20 Pat Hoerr, Carr. Prince Peace ....................19 Max McKamy, Greenhill...........................26 Rich Morton, Shelton ..............................32 Ashton Dunnington, Grape. Faith Chr. .......16 Grant Klembara, Lutheran........................27 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ......................38 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............28 Michael Shadley, Carr. Prince Peace ..........20 Kenny Culbertson, Carr. Prince Peace.........20

Yds. TD 348 5 331 2 319 0 318 3 293 3 275 0 257 2 256 3 234 3 227 2 225 5 209 2 193 4 174 2 173 1 170 1 168 4 166 3 159 1 157 0 148 0 145 2 144 1 143 1 143 4 139 3 137 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Parker Ash, Prestonwood Chr. ..........28-49-2 Trey Harrington, FW Trinity Valley ......40-76-2 Calvin Garrett, Arl. Oakridge ............24-40-1 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ..............30-60-4 Nate Cole, Episcopal Dallas ..............29-51-2 Christian Boese, John Paul II ............25-40-0 Michael Smith, FW Nolan.................25-35-0 Dru Smith, Parish Episcopal .............15-29-2 Case Brabham, St. Mark’s ................23-38-3 Anthony Brodner, Bishop Dunne .......18-40-1 Austin Barr, Coll. Covenant ..............17-32-1 Brock Longcrier, FM Coram Deo ........22-36-1 Justo Garcia, Rockwall Christian .......22-41-0 Foster Sawyer, Arl. Grace Prep .........15-25-2 Alec Barrera, Dallas Christian...........17-26-0 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian ......10-25-3 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ................15-28-2 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ......... 9-22-1 Tyler Wentz, Lakehill.......................10-24-4 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..........11-15-0 Dallas Brock, McKinney Chr. .............13-26-0 Ryan Martinez, Shelton .................... 5-28-2 Nick Brienzi, Greenhill .....................14-40-2 T.J. Millweard, FW All Saints............13-20-1 Josh De La Torre, Irv. The Highlands .......11-23-3 Ford Albert, Cistercian.....................10-22-0 Jake Hayes, TCA-Addison ................11-32-1 Luke Thompson, FW Southwest Chr........11-25-1

Yds. TD 552 4 496 2 406 4 406 2 379 1 372 3 358 2 338 2 323 3 306 5 295 2 264 0 239 5 225 2 211 1 208 1 206 2 205 2 203 2 200 0 198 1 178 0 164 2 153 1 143 1 131 1 125 1 114 0

RECEIVING Player, team No. Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge ....................12 Jackson Molina, FW Trinity Valley ............15 Jordan Cross, Coll. Covenant.....................11 Brandon Henry, Prestonwood Chr. ..............6 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. ..........12 Kenny Bornstad, Grape. Faith Chr. ..............4 John Stephen Khoury, Episcopal Dallas .......8 Aaron Eastin, Rockwall Christian ..............12 Ryan Cook, John Paul II............................. 9 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. ...........9 Robbie DeLeon, First Baptist ..................... 7 Chris Kennard, Parish Episcopal..................4 Ty Templin, FW Trinity Valley...................12 LaDarion Rollerson, First Baptist ..............11 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................. 5 Caleb Brake, FM Coram Deo....................... 8 Thomas Triplett, Shelton .......................... 3 Jacob Taunton, Coll. Covenant ................... 7 Ryan Nicholson, Arl. Pantego Chr................3 Daniel Walker, FW Nolan .......................... 5 Johnson Ward, Arl. Grace Prep................... 2 Jordan Pitre, Bishop Dunne ....................... 5 Cameron Kline, St. Mark’s......................... 4 Kevin Huffaker, Bishop Lynch.................... 5 Charles Cook, Parish Episcopal................... 3 Job Oderoh, Arl. Pantego Chr. .................... 4 Keith Fields, TCA-Addison......................... 4

Yds. TD 318 4 229 1 211 0 199 1 175 2 162 2 160 0 154 3 148 2 146 1 135 1 133 1 132 0 132 0 120 1 112 0 109 1 103 1 102 1 98 1 97 1 95 2 94 1 92 1 91 1 89 0 87 1

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Player, team Pts. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser ....................................... 42 Eric Horsley, Madison.............................................. 26 Jamarick Simmons, Celina ....................................... 24 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................................ 24 Matt Williams, Anna............................................... 24 CJ Howard, North Forney ......................................... 24 Daniel Mendoza, Celina ........................................... 24 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry............................... 24 Trevor Agan, Blue Ridge .......................................... 24 Brandon Smith, Kemp ............................................. 24

Player, team Pts. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................................ 36 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace...................... 36 Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge .................................... 30 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. .......................... 30 Ben Hartley, Lutheran ............................................. 30 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............................ 27 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch........................................ 26 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands .................................... 24 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................................ 24 Kelly Puls, FW Country Day ...................................... 23


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Tennis program soars under coach’s watch By JULIETA CHIQUILLO

ONE MORE ACCOLADE

September 10, 2010

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Tennis is in Marty Berryman’s blood. The Collin College coach’s father was captain of the San Diego State University tennis team in 1936. He became a coach later on. Berryman’s mother also played tennis in col- Marty Berryman lege, as did his brothers. In fact, Berryman and his brother, Carmack, a former coach at McLennan Community College in Waco, are inductees in the National Junior College Athletic Association men’s and women’s Tennis Hall of Fame. After 22 years coaching at Collin College and nine national titles for the Cougars, Berryman is taking the tennis program to new heights.

dent who was a redshirt freshman last season. Plano Senior High School graduate Casey Clark, a I-5A state semifinalist from Plano, will add local talent to the men’s roster.

Upcoming year Berryman said he expects the men’s team, which finished last season with an undefeated record, to continue in the top five in the upcoming season. The team won its first NJCAA Division I championship in May. He also plans to boost the women’s team, which finished the year 16-10. “I believe we’ll be a little stronger on the women’s side,” he said. Fans can watch the teams in action Oct. 8-9 at the Collin College Open, which Berryman calls one of the largest tennis tournaments for small colleges in the Southwest. Priti Rajal from Nepal is one of the women’s team’s top recruits for the upcoming season, joining returning players Amber Evans and Alisha Lorren from Lindale. Leading the men’s team will be Alex Sanders, an Australian-born Plano resi-

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The latest addition to Marty Berryman’s list of accolades is the NJCAA Division I Coach of the Year award in June. In May, he led the men’s tennis team to its first Division I national championship. Although Berryman had received the honor as a Division II coach eight times, this was his first in Division I. “To me, it was all about winning the national title,” he said. “It’s not about me being the triple-crown winner, it’s about the team winning.”

Cougar pride Berryman came to Plano in 1980 and coached for Plano Senior High School until 1988. That year, he was hired at Collin College, where he built the tennis program from the ground up. “I opened the first can of tennis balls,” he said proudly. The 55-year-old Lucas resident plans to continue coaching at the college for another 10 years. For him, the ultimate award is watching his players develop their talent together. “It’s the camaraderie between the players, that’s what I enjoy the most,” he said. “Winning will come … it’s about forming those bonds for a lifetime.” Julieta Chiquillo is a neighborsgo assistant editor and can be reached at 469-330-5671.

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Plano woman leads nonprofit to new level By DAVID ALVEY Contributor

MORE INFO Visit teamconnor.org.

plants and countless procedures with visits to specialists around the country and world. “Too many people have closed ears when you discuss what these kids go through,” Bolton said. “It's hard to hear what the treatments do to their little bodies. We have to find better treatment options.” Cancer affects everyone somehow, Cruse said. “It's someone's child, grandchild, niece, cousin, classmate and friend,” she said. “It robs us all of precious memories. And we've got to fight back.” David Alvey is a frequent neighborsgo.com contributor.

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Making a Difference

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Jennifer Bolton poses with a movie poster at the fundraising premiere of the movie Letters to God. Bolton was recently named executive director of TeamConnor, a nonprofit founded in memory of 8-year-old Connor Cruse.

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More than a year after 8-year-old Connor Cruse's death, some worried his namesake nonprofit organization would lose its passion — more than half of all new nonprofits fail within five years. But TeamConnor Cancer Foundation was determined from the outset to be the exception to the rule. Six months ago the board hired Jennifer Bolton of Plano, a professional, fulltime executive director to lead the organization and take it to a new level. Already this year Bolton has been involved with the III Forks Golf Tournament in Plano, “One Mile at a Time” relay in Connecticut, coordinated local screenings of the movie Letters to God, helped establish an annual TeamConnor night with the Dallas Stars, and traveled to St. Thomas, VI for the “Celebrity Helping Hands” event. “We're not content with just raising awareness about pediatric cancer,” Bolton said. “We won't rest until we've found cures for these insidious diseases that are robbing our kids of their childhood and denying them their future.” TeamConnor was founded in 2008 while Connor was in the midst of his four-year battle with neuroblastoma. Connor died July 10, 2009, but TeamConnor continues to fight for children who are battling cancer. “We refused to accept the dire prognosis from the start,” said Connor's mother, Joy Cruse of Frisco. “Connor was only 4 when he was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma and we were told he might only have six months to live. We sought out the best care from across the country.” Connor endured more than 220 nights in the hospital, more than 40 blood transfusions, 25 rounds of chemo, 14 surgeries, two bone marrow trans-


community | FALL FESTIVALS

Local celebrations kick off new season

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STAFF REPORT Everyone knows that Labor Day marks the end of summer. But a quick look around our portion of North Texas reveals a less-recognized fact: The holiday weekend was but a harbinger of a fall season of lively festivals and events. The festival season generally runs mid-September to mid-October and includes Oktoberfests in McKinney and Addison (actually held in September), the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival, Taste of Collin County, Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson, Garland’s Wild West Cowboy Round-Up, Autumn at the Arboretum in the Lake Highlands area, the State Fair of Texas, of course, and others big enough to make our highlights list.

“It typically cools off by September, so it kicks off the fall festival season,” said Jo Via, executive director of next weekend’s Plano Balloon Festival, shedding light on the flurry of festivals. “There’s always a good number of options for people to go to.” The variety should be enough to satisfy even the most enthusiastic festival-goers. Following are details by dates and communities:

McKinney Taste of Collin County will present samples of food, wine and beer from more than 40 Collin County restaurants, live entertainment and kids’ activities at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney. Proceeds from the event benefit North Collin County Habitat for Humanity.

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Collin County Regional Airport, 1496 E. Industrial Blvd. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 for kids. More info: Call 972-542-5300, ext. 104, or visit tasteofcollincounty.com.

Addison More than 60,000 visitors are expected at Addison Oktoberfest for four days of activities, including authentic German food; beer hall and Weingarten; music and folk dancing; arts and crafts; amusements; children’s entertainment; and more. When: 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16; 6 p.m. to midnight, Sept. 17; noon to midnight Sept. 18; and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 19. See FESTIVALS on Page 17

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The Balloon Glow is one of the Plano Balloon Festival’s highlights. The event, which is return next weekend, is one of many fall festivals in the area.


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Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive Admission: Free Sept. 16, $5-$10 other days and times for ages 4 and older More info: Visit addisontexas.net/ events/oktoberfest.

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Garland The city’s Wild West Cowboy Round-Up includes chuck wagons serving authentic cowboy food such as meat, beans and potatoes; live western entertainment; a petting zoo; hay mazes; pony rides; and crafts. When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 Where: Downtown Garland Square, Sixth and Main streets Admission: Free More info: Contact Nina Ghirla at 214682-5824 or info@garlandmessenger. com or visit garlandcowboyroundup.com.

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More info: Call 214-515-6518 or visit dallasarboretum.org.

Ready to raise funds Photo submitted by LINDA HOPKINS

Members of the board and public relations committee of the Assistance League of Greater Collin County are ready for this year's fundraiser, which will be country and western themed on Nov. 6 at the Marriott Courtyard in Allen. Tickets, which cost $100, are available for purchase by calling 972-762-0431.

Dallas The State Fair of Texas will include a variety of attractions, including live music performances; night parades and pyrotechnics; special exhibits and shows; pig races; an auto show; a petting zoo; fried foods; amusement rides; and more. When: Fair grounds open at 8 a.m. and closing times vary daily from Sept. 24 to Oct. 17 Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd. Admission: $15, $11 for kids under 48 inches and seniors 60 and older and free for children under two. More info: Call 214-565-9931 or visit bigtex.com.

Richardson This fall’s rendition of the nationally recognized, twice yearly Cottonwood Art Festival, now in its 42nd year, will feature more than 240 artists exhibiting work in 14 categories, including mixed media, ceramics, drawings and pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metals, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 2-3 Where: Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Beltline Road, one block east of Coit Road. Admission: Free. Some children’s activities require a fee. More info: Visit cottonwoodartfestival. com.

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NEIGHBORSGO TO THE MOVIES

Reiner’s safe ‘Flipped’ is basically just a flop

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ob Reiner wrote and directed the new comedy-drama-romance, Flipped, about two junior-high students who begin a complicated relationship. For her, it was love at first sight. For him, it was the pest that would never go away. Based on the Wendelin Van Draanen novel of the same name, this film simply misses the mark. Juli Baker (Madeline Carroll) is a young girl with tomboy ways and a family struggling to get by. When Bryce Loski (Callan McAuliffe) and his family move in across the street, she is immediately smitten, but he wants nothing to do with her. And so begins the journey of their adolescence and the pain of first love. Set in the 1950s, this film has an innocence that would never work in today’s fast-paced, ADD world. Not that it works here, either. The film may have worked better if it hadn’t been told in repeats. We see a section of the story from Bryce’s perspective and then it is retold completely from Juli’s point of view. This is clever and bearable the first few times, but after a while it gets tedious. I was also disappointed in the acting.

MATT MUNGLE Contributor neighborsgo.com/blog/movies

‘FLIPPED’ PG for language and some thematic material; 90 minutes

The film stars two very strong TV actors (John Mahoney and Anthony Edwards) who normally$$$$$ hit it out of the park, but here they both seem$$$$$ uncomfortable and ill-prepared. $$$$$safe for the whole Flipped is basically $$$$$ it leans further toward family even though There are a couple drama than comedy. $$$$$ outbursts of strong language that seem out of place for the film and the time period. It’s another reason that this one just doesn’t ever seem to cook, even in its own juices. Reiner is still a master filmmaker, but this just flopped.

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The Dallas Arboretum’s Autumn at the Arboretum will kick off with the Great Pumpkin Festival, which will include the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch, a Storybook Pumpkin Village, a hay bale maze and thousands of colorful fall plants and flowers. Other events are Fall Family Fun Weekend, Cool Thursdays concert series and more. When: Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Great Pumpkin Festival runs Sept. 18 to Nov. 14; Fall Family Fun Weekend is Oct. 30-31; and Cool Thursdays are 7 p.m. Sept. 16 to Oct 29. Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas Admission: General admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 and older, $7 for children 3-12.

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Plano Balloon Festival, which is just one of many fall festivals attracting families outdoors to enjoy the cooler weather, will return next week.

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The Plano Balloon Festival will feature more than 60 hot air balloons, sky divers, inflatable rides, face painting, crafts, fireworks and live entertainment, including a performance by country singer Scott Ewing. Balloon rides will be available for a cost of around $250 per person. When: 4 p.m. to close Sept. 17; 6 a.m. to close Sept. 18; and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 Where: Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway. Admission: $5 for one day, $8 for two days, $4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $1 off for seniors 65 and older, and kids under 36 inches are free. More info: Contact Jessica Jackson at 972-867-7566 or jessica@planoballoonfest.org, or visit planoballoonfest.org.


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KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR

Rhema Marvanne, 7, of Carrollton performs July 30 in the atrium at Prestonwo od Baptist Church in Plano. The gospel singer, who received a standing ovation for both the songs she sang, is one of many area performers getting an early start on their careers. Submitted photo by CINDY GORDON/cindygordon.com

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Rhema Marvanne of Carrollton isn’t shy with a microphone. The 7-year-old’s gospel singing has gone viral on YouTube — her video uploads snagging more than 5 million views — and her Facebook fan page has more than 3,000 fans. “I do it to spread the word of God,” she said. “And it’s exciting to me.” Rhema’s mission to spread her message is a desire that grew as she watched her mother, Wendi, fight a three-year losing battle to ovarian cancer, said Teton Voraritskul, Rhema’s father. Rhema’s road to stardom might be a little different than those of her young colleagues, but she has the thread of success: talent. Youngsters in the entertainment industry need to have that certain level of talent, proper training, “the right look” and families that can support a hectic lifestyle, said Tara Coet, the Kim Dawson Agency’s youth division director. Coet said she looks for children who genuinely enjoy the job — even if they never achieve celebrity status. That’s exactly how Rhema feels about it.

She learned her first song, “Amazing Grace,” last year, and it launched her career. Since then, she has recorded her first album, called Rhema Marvanne, which is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and her own website, rhemamarvanne.com. She has recorded music with the Nashville Symphony. She even recorded her hit song for Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler, which will hit theaters in fall 2011. But Rhema isn’t in it for fame; she’s in it for the love of the game. Rhema recently performed with first tenor Ron Perry at her home church, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. “She’s extremely gifted,” said Perry, who has performed with the Dallas Opera and has been a local soloist for 40 years. “People who have a gift like that — that can’t be taught.” Rhema said she likes being a kid, and playing with her dog and Barbie dolls. But that doesn’t mean she’s not thinking about her future. “I know my talent for childhood is for singing,” she said. “I don’t know what my talent will be when I’m an adult. But I hope I get to sing when I grow up.”

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