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MISD athletes make college commitments

The Mansfield ISD was well represented as athletes put pen to paper last week signing their National Letters of Intent to play collegiately next year.

The athletes from their respective schools and their college signings include:

Summit: Volleyball: Xariah Williams, Stephen F Austin; Golf : Deja Smith, North Carolina A&T; Track: Medric Roberson, Texas; Ivy Walker, Texas Tech.

Lake Ridge: Girls Basketball: Kennedy Burks, Florida A&M; Kylie Collins, Tarleton State; Volleyball: Erika Styne, Hillcrest Baptist College.

Legacy: Softball: Karlie Milburn, East Central University (OK); Softball: Reagan Wright , University of Texas at Arlington ; Baseball: Kade Strowd, West Virginia University, Girls Basketball: Bethany Ross , San Angelo State University.

Mansfield: Boys Golf: Collin Clark, University of Texas at San Antonio; Softball: Natalie Jackson, Ouchita Baptist University; Swimming: Mike Thibert, Texas A&M University

Timberview: Softball: Mariah Denson, University of Texas at Arlington

Mansfield alum receives conference honor

Chandler Gow, a 2014 graduate of Mansfield, was name the Setter of the Week in the Lone Star Conference recently.

Gow, a sophomore volleyball player at Tarleton State, continued her dominance at the setter position she went for 76 assists in eight sets last week for a team offensive attack of .239 in Tarleton's two victories. This is the third award for Gow this season and in her career.

New logo to soon adorn MISD athletes

The Mansfield ISD athletics department announced its new sponsorship by Under Armour. The sponsorship means that all future uniforms and workout gear for middle and high school sports in the athletics program will be branded by Under Armour.

MISD will receive a 40 percent discount on clothing purchases and a 35 percent discount on shoe purchases. A percentage of the money spent will also go back to the district. Local vendors for the athletics department will remain the same.

“I think it’s a great benefit to our athletics program. It enables us to provide more to our student athletes, not at the expense of the district,” said athletics director Debbie Weems.

Weems said the transition to Under Armour will be a gradual process. The district will not get rid of any current uniforms, but will purchase from Under Armour for future needs. She estimates that within the next three to five years, the athletics program will be completely branded by Under Armour.

Legacy golfers pick up title

The Legacy boys golf team finished as champions of the North Texas 2-Step tournament last week. The team finished the tournament in a weather-shortened second round with a 303-153 total.

Area swimmers perform well at Non-TISCA Invitational

The Non-TISCA (Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association) was hosted last week at the Mansfield ISD natatorium with the Mansfield swimmers picking up second place in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

Southlake Carroll won both divisions.

In the boys grouping, after Mansfield’s second place finish, Summit was fourth, Lake Ridge was fifth and Timberview was sixth.

The girls division saw the Lady Tigers take second place just ahead of Summit in third, Legacy was fourth and Lake Ridge was sixth, in a tie with Arlington Bowie.

The Lake Ridge boys had finished fifth in the San Angelo Invitational recently, while the girls finished seventh. The girls’ finish was highlighted by the third place finish by the 400m Free relay team.

- Randy Sachs, @randysachs

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