Monday , 21 May 2018

Club Sports

Despite Warm Weather, Olympics Keep Hockey `Cool’ in McKinney


Growing up in Texas is much like you’d expect. Summers are hot, winters are warmer than most, and Friday night is all about football. But for myself and a select few, the two-a-days all summer long weren’t on the football field, but instead the ice rink. And they were more like two-a-weeks; ice time isn’t cheap. Even to this day ...

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U.S. Bobsledders Win Bronze, but Quinn’s Team Finishes 12th

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Updated:  Johnny Quinn and his USA-2 4 bobsled teammates finished 12th out of 30 teams at the Winer Olympics after the final two runs early in Sochi. The runs took place early Sunday morning, Texas Time. Their overall time was 3:42.70 for four runs, 2.1 seconds behind the winning sled for Russia. The good news is, USA-1 won the Bronze medal. ...

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Time to Compete! When, Where to Catch McKinney Olympian Quinn on TV This Weekend

Johnny Quinn, on left side of the bobsled team, participates in a World Cup event.

McKinney native and resident Johnny Quinn is part of the U.S. 4-man boblsed team that will compete Saturday and Sunday in Sochi, Russia, during the final two days of the 22nd Winter Games. Although Saturday’s 4-man boblsed competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Texas time with Runs 1 and 2, NBC’s Olympics TV schedule shows it scheduled to be shown in ...

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Olympian Quinn’s Parents Kept his Spirits Up During Life’s Discouraging Moments


I recently sat down with Terri and John Quinn, the parents of Olympian Johnny Quinn, to find out their opinion of their son’s road to the 4-man U.S. Boblsed team, which begins competing Saturday on Sochi at the 2014 Winter Games. I’ve known the Quinn family for some 20 years. Our kids grew up together in McKinney. We spent holidays ...

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McKinney FFA’s Phillips Celebrates First Place With a Special `Valentine’

Reese Phillips and Lindsey Phillips pose with Valentine.

Six students from McKinney FFA joined more than 1,000 participants for the Junior Heifer Show at the San Antonio Rodeo and Stock show last week. Multiple Breeds were all represented well by McKinney FFA in a very competitive show. Reese Philips from McKinney High, who has broken leg, received help from Lindsey Phillips, and showed Valentine a Brangus, winning first ...

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Got Winter Olympics Fever? Curling Class Proves Challenging and Competitive

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Once every four years the top winter sports athletes get their chance to shine and compete against the rest of the world in the Winter Olympic Games. It’s no surprise though that Texas, a state that closes down schools at just the thought of ice, isn’t a big competitor in the Arctic athletics. That being said, North Texas has quite ...

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PSA to Break Ground on 90,000 Square-Foot Youth Sports Facility

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PSA, one of Texas’ largest youth sports organizations, will break ground on a 90,000 square-foot recreation facility at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park on Eldorado Blvd in McKinney on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. City of McKinney officials and PSA executives will be on hand to celebrate the event.  The state-of-the-art facility will feature 8 basketball/volleyball courts with wood floors, an ...

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Texas Rangers Pitcher Tolleson Helps Present $10,000 to McKinney Little League Baseball


Newly acquired Texas Rangers pitcher Shawn Tolleson was on hand at Old Settlers Rec Center in McKinney on Tuesday — and McKinney Little League Baseball is better for it. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, represented in part by Tolleson, made a grant presentation in the form of a $10,000 check to the MLLB program. t was a special day for ...

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Texas Rangers to Present Grant to McKinney Little League Baseball

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The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will make a grant presentation to the McKinney Little League Baseball program on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Presenting the grant on behalf of the Rangers will be pitcher Shawn Tolleson and Foundation Executive Director Karin Morris. McKinney Little League Baseball will utilize the grant for its 2014 season, which begins on March 1. MLLB expects to have ...

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McKinney’s Cromwell Accepts Hockey Scholarship to Providence

McKinney native Alex Cromwell, who has been playing for junior hockey team Fort McMurray Oil Barons , accepted a scholarship to attend and play for Providence College (NCAA Div. I).  The Providence Friars play in the Hockey East Conference. The Oil Barons announced it and it was posted on junior According to the story, Cromwell, who is 19 years old, is ...

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