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)16 Friday, July 22, 2016 - The News - PagelB ile ely (es aal hat di- ~lrn ;ter at- the las m- 5ar eS- kC- ast ]O 3U- Lon Jar the a'el ley ten in ley ge, are Kas th- all ing ted is ion lly ial lay ,m. ~rs. Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level. Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.42 WATER TEMPERATURE: 87.4 degrees Upcom" f' Athletic Summer Camps Kemp Football July 20-22 8:30-11"30 a.m. 1-3 p.m Visit Athens Freshwater Fisheries Center Visit the Athens Freshwater Fisheries Center. No license is required for adults or children, and all bait and tackle are fur- nished. Plentiful num- bers of sunfish and catSsh are available for catching year-around, and rainbow trout are stocked from Decem- ber through March. Staff provide a brief orientation to fishing and your choice of bait. They will also un- tangle line, replace lost hooks or bobbers and fix any other equip- ment problems, leav- ing you free to concen- trate on fishing. It's best to follow a one-hour-for-year-of- age rule when deciding how long to fish with a child. TFFC makes it j easy to observe this rule by providing a va- riety of activities and things to see if interest : in fishing wanes. There are 300,000 gallons of aquaria with na- tive Texas fish, a daily dive show, an alligator exhibit and a wetlands trail where kids can go turtle-spotting, see bees at work and walk off steam. The daily dive show , presentation takes place at 11 a.m. Tues- day through Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. There's a gift shop with snacks, picnic ar- eas and grassy areas for romping plenty to keep active youngsters busy for several hours. Among the exhibits at TFFC is the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Game Warden's Mu- seum. Benefit Softball Tournament There will be a coed softball tournament July 23 at Cain Park 2 in Athens. All proceeds go to the family of Kirby LaChel Grimes and will help with funeral , expenses. The event will be 6/4 [ or 5/5 and will begin at [ 8a.m. For more informa- tion or to enter a team I please contact Tif- fany Droke at (903) I 340-6803, Josie Jock tat (903) 286-2662 or Ryan Ray at (214) 801- i aSz~493: ............. If you have news to share, call us at 903-887-4511 By Ryan Moulds The News Sports Wnter ATHENS-Guy Furr will begin his 15th sea- son at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) as the 10th head basketball coach in the school's history. Furr will replace Kris Baumann who served as coach for four years before leaving to j oin the staff at UTEP. In his 14-year ten- ure (1987-92, 2007-16), Furr served as assis- tant coach to the three winningest coaches in school history, Leon Spencer, Pat Smith and Baumann. Furr began his TVCC career on Spencer's staff in 1987. He left after the 1992 season to return 15 years later on Smith's staff. During his first ten- ure at TVCC, Fun" was instrumental in recruit- ing Nick Van Exel and Shawn Kemp, both of whom went on to play in the NBA. When Furr left TVCC, he didn't leave the area. Remaining an Athens resident, he coached and was the head boys By Ryan Moulds The News Sports Writer ATHENS-Kris Bau- mann has announced his resignation as head men's basketball coach/ associate athletic direc- tor at Trinity Valley Community College. Baumann has accepted a position as assistant coach on the men's basketball staff at the University of Texas at E1 Paso (UTEP). "I've been coach- ing 17 years in junior college basketball and Trinity Valley is by far the best job I've ever had," Baumann said. "It's difficult to leave a place this special. "What sets this place apart from others is the people who work at the college, our fan base and the community. It truly is a special place." By Ryan Moulds The News Sports Writer EAST TEXAS-The Henderson County area has several players rep- resented on the Tyler Morning Telegraph and All-East Texas baseball team. The Athens Hornets had eight players rec- ognized including first- team members Landon Bynum as an infielder and Alex Fernandez as an outfielder. Fernandez was named a first-team outfielder basketball coach and principal at Martins Mill High School for five years. He then worked at Kemp High School as an administrator for five years, including one season as interim head boys basketball coach. Furr left Kemp for Mur- chison ISD, where he was superintendent for five years. He is also an experi- enced shooting instruc- tor and has hosted camps for the Shot Doctor in 34 different states. Furr is a native of Murray, Ky. After play- ing basketball at Bethel College in Tennessee, he earned his bachelor of science degree from Murray State University and his master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birming- ham. Furr and wife Tina have two children, Alex, a recent graduate of Fresno State University and now a member of the women's basketball coaching staff at Camer- on University, and Pres- ton, a recent graduate of Athens High School and now a studentat the college. Baumann leaves af- ter a four-year tenure at TVCC in which the Cardinals posted a 110- 26 record. Baumann, owner of a 280-146 career record, guided the Cardinals to the national tournament in each of his last three seasons, claiming their first Region XIV cham- pionship since 1999 this past season. In addition to claim- ing the regional title in the 2015-16 season, the Cardinals were an unprecedented 19-0 in conference play and were ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA the second half of the season. The Cardinals, who own a 33-game conference winning streak, also matched a school re- cord for wins in a sea- son, going 33-2. During Baumann's after finishing second on the team in batting average to Bynum. He finished the year with a .425 batting average with 19 runs batted in, 18 runs scored, five doubles and two triples. He was tied for fourth on the team in walks with 11. He was tied for third with Boyd on the team in stolen bases with 13. He had a .489 on base percentage and a .537 slugging percentage in 30 games played. In left field, he had a .960 field- ing percentage with 24 Courtesy Photo/TVCC Athletics Guy Furr cuts down the nets after TVCC's Region XlV championship last season. Furr was named the 10th Head Coach in TVCC's history July 20. He will replace Kris Baumann who left after four seasons to join Tim Floyd's staff at UTEP, tenure, the Cardinals reached the Elite 8 in 2015 and the Sweet 16 in 2014 and 2016. The Cardinals were the No. 1 seed at the tourna- ment this past season. Prior to his arrival at TVCC in the sum- mer of 20i2, Baumann spent six seasons at Garden City Commu- nity College in Kan- sas. He was 120-75 at Garden City, where his 2009 squad advanced to the national tournament and finished sixth. He also served three years as head coach at Lamar Community College and stints as an assistant coach at Chipola Junior College and Tallahassee Com- munity College. Baumann attended and played at the Uni- versity of Idaho, where he became one of the top three-point shoot- lotte (JC Washington), ers in school history. Cincinnati (Kareem He was voted team Johnson and OctaVius captain both his junior and senior seasons and received the prestigious Ronald White Award. He received his bach- elor's degree in general studies from the Uni- versity of Idaho and Masters of Administra- tion and sports manage- ment from Columbia Southern University. UTEP is under the leadership of head coach Tim Floyd who will be entering his seventh season with the team. UTEP finished with a 19-14 record last season and was 10-8 in conference play. They finished sixth in Con- ference-USA. Baumann's junior college signees went on to play at Auburn (Archie Miaway), Char- Ellis), East CaroJina (Corey Farmer and Clarence Williams), Fresno State (Quin- ton Hosley), Gonzaga (Abdullahi Kuso), Iowa State (Jhaustin Thom- as), Kansas State (Jane rio Spurlock), Loui- siana Tech (Marcelle Davis, Lavelle Felton and Michael Wilder), Memphis (Geron John son), Middle Tennessee (Trevor Ottley), New Mexico State (Supo Jegede), North Texas (Richard Thomas), Pur due (Jon Octeus), Ste- phen F Austin (Leon Gilmore), Texas A&M (LaKeith Blanks), UAB (Will Campbell), UCF (Lavelle Payne) and Wyoming (Thomas Manzano), among nu- merous others putouts this year. Bynum and Fernandez were named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State team. Bynum was named as the Utility Player of the Year on the District 13-4A baseball team this year. He wrapped up a strong senior season with a .447 batting av- erage with three home runs, nine doubles, a triple and 37 runs bat- ted in. He had 14 stolen bas- es and 34 runs scored for the regional quarter- finalist. At third base, he Paden Quade, Brandon had a .959 fielding per- Boyd and Jeremy Bate- centage in 74 chances man. for coach Dallas Rob- Juniors Peyton Brew- ertson, er and Emanuel Her- In 14 innings of relief nandez and sophomore work on the hill, Bynum Luis Valdez were also had a 2.00 earned run average with 11 strike- outs, four walks and 17 hits allowed in nine games played. Fernandez and By- num are nominated for the Texas Sports Writers All-State team, which will be announced July 21. Honorable mention members are senior recognized on the hon- orable mention team by the writers at the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Malakoff's Hunter Snow and Tyler Russell were named to the hon- orable mention team. Snow is nominated for the Class 3A Texas Sports Writers All-State team, which was re- leased July 20. . | ,+ +