The planned 330-mile drive from Midland to Dallas, as all road trips seemed to be back early in 2007, was for basketball. David Jones, who worked at the Midland Boys & Girls Club, where he coached a select girls travel team, loaded his 12-year-old daughter, three of her teammates and his 7-year-old son into an SUV and headed east on Interstate 20. The only elements out of the ordinary that spring Saturday morning were the icy cold and the snow falling in West Texas. It was April 7, which happened to be Easter Eve. Less than 100 miles into the trip, before they reached Sweetwater, Jones decided the weather was too much to battle. He had already called Carla, his wife back in Midland, to report
Don't mess with Dawn Staley's large stash of Lifesavers on the sidelines. ''She'll just eat a Lifesaver and think about what she wants to say before she says it, which we can be very thankful for,'' guard Kaela Davis said Friday as the top-seeded Gamecocks prepared for the Stockton Regional. It used to be, during her playing days at Virginia, the uber-intense Staley was known for snapping a rubberband on her right wrist when she made mistakes.
March 24, 2017 Raleigh, N.C. – Sarah Kanney’s first-career 3,000m steeplechase in the Scarlet and Gray was a special one on Friday afternoon at the Dail Track Complex in Raleigh, N.C., at the Raleigh Relays. Kanney crossed the finish line with a time of 10:30.62 to place fifth in a field of 37 athletes; the time is the third-fastest ever in program history. In the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, Patrick Kunkel had a strong showing with a nine-second personal record (9:10.62) to place fifth in the 24-athlete field. Lainey Studebaker made her track debut after a solid cross country season with a time of 17:06.06 personal best in the 5,000m run. In the men’s 1,500m run, freshman Alex Lomong placed 25th