Sunday , 25 September 2016

College/Pro Sports

McKinney’s Lee Shuts Out Rangers For Two Innings

Zach Lee of the Los Angeles Dodgers threw two scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers on Friday during a Major League Baseball spring training game in Glendale, Ariz. For Lee, a 2010 McKinney High graduate, it was his Cactus League debut. He gave up just two hits in the game, including a leadoff double to Shin-Soo Choo but bounced back to ...

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McKinney’s Lee to Start For Dodgers Friday Against Rangers

McKinney High alumnus Zach Lee will be the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers during Friday’s spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers, the Dodgers announced. The game will be televised nationally by MLB Network at 4 p.m. on a two-hour tape delay. It will be Lee’s first start of the Spring after being slowed by a strained ...

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Oklahoma State `Loyal and True’ Series Profiles ex-Bronco Branson

Former McKinney Boyd football standout Derek Branson said he turned down several scholarship offers from smaller programs because “most of the places had worse facilities than I did at (Boyd).” So, he walked on, without a scholarship at for coach Mike Gundy’s program at Oklahoma State. Not only did he block a punt against Texas Tech, he also made an ...

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McKinney Native Lipka Excites Braves After Recovery From Hamstring Injury

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Former McKinney High athletics standout Matt Lipka had to battle past a devastating hamstring injury that threatened to end his athletic career. But he has recovered from that and is impressing his Major League Baseball club, the Atlanta Braves, as spring training continues for them at the Walt Disney World Complex in Orlando, Fla. Lipka was a star baseball and ...

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

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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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Square Off: Should McKinney Follow Frisco’s Lead and Ban E-Cigarettes?

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Matthew Bado and Sara Thomas discuss the following topics on this episode of Square Off: McKinney’s Johnny “Bobsled” Quinn hits the track in Sochi on Saturday and Sunday in the four man bobsled race. Early voting is underway – Pimp Promote your candidates of choice in the comments below but please be nice. Frisco banned the use of E-cigarettes in ...

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Mac Talk: Will College Player’s Sexuality Affect His NFL Career?

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Mac Talk asked shoppers around McKinney’s historic district if they are watching the winter Olympics and if Michael Sam’s revelation that he is a gay college football player will effect his chance in the 2014 NFL draft.

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USA Today Profiles McKinney Olympian Johnny Quinn

McKinney's Johnny Quinn has been named to the 2014 Winter Olympics four-man bobsled team.

There’s more to Johnny Quinn than broken bathroom doors, America’s newspaper, USA Today, tell us. The newspaper recently profiled McKinney resident Johnny Quinn, a McKinney High graduate and former standout football player at the University of North Texas. Quinn is in Sochi for the 22nd Winter Olympics, awaiting his turn this week as part of the U.S. four-man bobsled team. ...

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Square Off: McKinney’s Johnny Kool-Aid and Openly Gay Football Players

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It’s a very special Valentine’s Day Square Off as Matthew Bado and Sara Thomas spread the love while discussing the following topics: Johnny “Kool-Aid” Quinn Olympics WFAA’s Dale Hansen calls out NFL hypocrisy  Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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