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High School Hallways: Top Stories of 2012, Predicting 2013 Sports, Driskell Plans Future, and More

By Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff

High School Hallways – Week of January 7th

High School Hallways is brief weekly digest of happenings in McKinney area high schools.

McKinney Independent School District (MISD)

1) Angie’s Insights: 2013 Predictions for the City of McKinney
MISD: Although the City of McKinney, MISD and the McKinney Chamber have agreed to jointly support legislation to “Restore the $5.4 billion in funding cuts to public schools and replace the current funding system with an adequate and equitable formula that allows for growth based funding,” all indications appear that Texas legislators will not be in the mood to restore funding. Read More.

2) TSB’s Top Sports Stories of 2012: MHS, Boyd Realign to District 10-5A, Renew Crosstown Rivalry (No. 1)
On Feb. 2, the UIL announced that McKinney High and McKinney Boyd will be rivals again in District 10-5A from 2012-14. MHS and Boyd joined Allen, Plano, Plano West, and Plano East- the four largest high schools in the state of Texas, according to figures provided by the athletic association. This also is arguably one of the toughest football districts in the state. Read More and Click to View TSB’s Top Sports Stories No. 2 – 10.

3) McKinney Participants Shine in North Texas Showdown Livestock Show
Click to view MISD students who won awards at the North Texas Livestock Show.

4) Mike Bruu: Predicting McKinney’s Sports Scene in 2013
What a sports year it was for McKinney in 2012. With two former MISD football stars auditioning for NFL jobs, McKinney North tennis continuing its dominance, McKinney Boyd volleyball making it to the state semifinals, and McKinney High and Boyd renewing a district rivalry across all sports, 2012 was a year to remember in the Mac. Read More.

5) Area Basketball Rankings Recognize Boyd Boys, North Girls Teams
It’s been quite a week for two of MISD’s top basketball programs, which were recognized by the Dallas Morning News. Read More.

6) Basketball Scoreboard: North’s Mason Breaks School Scoring Record; MHS Boys Cruise Past Denton Ryan
For the 5A boys teams, non-district is wrapping up as both Boyd and MHS will open up next Friday night. The Lady Broncos and Lionettes tipped off their district seasons with losses, while North’s Alexis Mason broke the school’s career scoring record in a road win at Greenville. Read More.

McKinney High

7) TSB’s Top News Stories of 2012: McKinney’s Original High School Opens Spiffy, Rerfurbished Digs (No. 6)
On Aug. 16, McKinney High staff began to move into its permanent digs on the MHS campus after spending the summer in temporary housing at McKinney Boyd. That’s because the entire MHS building underwent reconstruction, beginning in March, with plans to finish by December 2013. Read More.

McKinney Boyd

8) TSB’s Basketball Game of the Week: Lady Broncos Lose District Opener to Coach Vaughn’s Former School
It was a bittersweet night for McKinney Boyd girls basketball coach Rochelle Vaughn. Read More.

9) OrthoTexas Invitational: Boyd Tops MHS in Final Game to Win Championship
The OrthoTexas Invitational concluded Saturday night at McKinney Boyd High School with an all-McKinney championship game, as the McKinney Boyd Broncos outlasted the McKinney Lions 71-66 to claim the tournament title in a pre-season District 10-5A matchup. Read More.

10) Boyd’s Driskell Commits to Air Force Academy
McKinney Boyd running back Bryan Driskell announced on Twitter that he had decided to play college football at the Air Force Academy. Driskell had also received scholarship offers from several schools, including New Mexico and Navy. Read More.

McKinney Christian Academy

11) Australian Girls Basketball Team Visits McKinney, Barely Edges MCA and Shares Dinner Afterward
The McKinney Christian Academy Mustangs played the perfect host, inviting the Australian Dolphins to the MCA gym, showing them some good ol’ USA basketball for 30 minutes and then allowing  them to escape with a 48-46 win at the buzzer. Read More. 

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