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06/30/2014 12:31 PM

06/30/2014 12:31 PM

Keller finishes atop summer Keller Cup hockey standings

Keller went 4-0 against the school district’s summer hockey teams which concluded on June 23. The Indians tallied eight points to finish ahead of Central, finishing with a 2-1-1 mark. Fossil Ridge was next at 1-2-1, while Timber Creek was 0-4.

Keller’s Zach Hale led the league in points with 18, which included 11 goals. Fossil Ridge’s Braxton Drum had 12 points, which included seven goals. Keller’s Remy Kesling also had 12 points, with eight goals. Central’s Hunter Frado and Carson Smith both had 10 points for the second-place Chargers.

Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Keller ISD hockey team are set for Aug. 2-3 at the NYTEX Sports Center.

The tryouts are open to all KISD students living in the district boundaries.

Varsity tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 am. Only freshmen-seniors will be allowed to tryout at this session.

The JV tryouts and second look for varsity will take place on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 1:45 pm.

All interested players must bring a $50 tryout fee in cash or check, payable to Keller ISD Hockey, along with an updated USA Hockey registration confirmation sheet for the 2014-2015 season. A baseline concussion test must also be current.

More information at www.kellerisdhockey.com

Keller area tennis tournament scheduled this month

The Keller Alliance Tennis Charter (KATCH) is scheduled to host its Mid-Cities Tournament July 26 at Keller High School.

KATCH is a community tennis association with players from Keller, Haslet, Southlake and other surrounding communities. Its goal is to “grow the game” of tennis in the area, according to the organization’s website.

Nancy King, KATCH representative, said the Mid-Cities tournament is designed for boys and girls ages 10-18.

King also noted the group is looking to start a men’s doubles league which would compete in the evenings at Keller High. She said the women’s league will not ramp up until September.

More information on KATCH can be found at www.kellertexastennis.org or by calling King at 817-680-5502.

Keller lacrosse awaits division assignment

The recent success of the Keller lacrosse team is presenting its own challenges.

With the Keller team winning the state’s Division II title, the team will learn at the end of the month whether they will be bumped up to Division I.

The larger division should not bother the mindset of the squad. Keller will have nine returning starters among 55 players trying out for the team’s remaining 21 varsity slots.

The quality of the team has proven itself, as Keller moved six graduating seniors on to collegiate programs. Those playing for college programs include: Bevan Pate to Young Harris, Ga.; Calder Toler, Alderson Broaddus University, W.V.; Dakota Butler, Southwestern University, Texas; Cameron Peterman, Mount Union College, Ohio; Jake Hamilton, Texas State’s club lacrosse; and Dalton Mills, University of Oklahoma club lacrosse.

- Randy Sachs

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