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Page 2B -The News - Friday, December 2, 2016 iii Sports Special to The News Many people spend winter huddled indoors. For winter sports en- thusiasts, however, the arrival of snow and chilly temperatures means the start of a season of outdoor fun. Those who see winter as a time to embrace their love of sport may appreciate learn- ing more about some of the sports that are most popular during the colder months of the year. Ice hockey Hockey is one of the most popular winter sports. In 1994, Parlia- ment passed the Can- ada's National Sport Act, which declared hockey the official na- tional winter sport of Canada. The origins of ice hockey are some- what uncertain, though some historians claim the first set of rules to govern the sport were written by students at Montreal's McGill Uni- versity in the 1870s. Downhill (Alpine) skiing SnowSports Indus- tries America indicates that, in the 2014-2015 season, more than nine million American Al- pine skiers took to the slopes, and the sport continues to attract new devotees each year.Historians state that skiing evolved as a method to cross the landscape in the winter when marshlands froze over. Cave drawings sug- gest that man used skis during the last Ice Age in the Palaeolithic period. Yet the birth of modem downhill ski- ing is often traced to the 1850s when Nor- wegian legend Sondre Norheim popularized skis with curved sides and made skiing a sport instead of just a mode of transport. Ski- ing ultimately became quite popular in Rus- sia, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. Today there are various types of downhill skiing, in- cluding mountain ski- ing, extreme cat skiing and heli skiing. Curling Curling may now be seen as ,.a largely Canadian sport, but it is widely believed to be one of the world's oldest team sports, tracing its origins to Great Britain. The World Curling Fed- eration states paintings Downhill skiing has become a tradition in America, as more than nine million American alpine skiers took to the slopes in 2014-2015 season. Alpine skiing can be traced back to the 1850s in Norway when Sondre Norheim made skiing a sport instead of just a mode of transportation. T there are many different types of downhill skiing a person can choose to participate in. by the 16th Century curling being played came from the Scot- Flemish artist Piet- on Scotland's frozen tish regions of Stifling er Bruegel portrayed ponds. The earliest and Perth, dating all an activity similar to known curling stones the way back to 1511. Tigers Continued from Page IB The Tigers ended the drive with Miller's sec- ond touchdown toss of the day, this time to se- nior Tyler Russell near the sideline from 13 yards out. the Tigers, picking off a Rockdale pass in the end zone to keep it a 14-point game. Malakoff was forced to punt on the ensuing possession, and Rock- After a couple pos- dale scored another session changes, and touchdownona44-yard a turnover on downs touchdown pass with by Malakoff, Rockdale3:30 left in the third picking off two passes in the fourth quarter, including one late in the game that would seal the Malakoff win. The defense only gave up 14 points to a Rockdale team that came in averaging over 44 points a game on the season. made it a 14-point game quarter, making it a 21- Miller was 10 of 18 after going 80 yards in 14 game. for 143 yards and two J 15 plays, ending theMalakoff would an- touchdowns through ! drive with a two-yard swer that score withthe air and had l4 rush- touchdown run by senior Davion Ford with 24 seconds remaining in the half. Ford finished the game with 73 yards rushing. In the third quarter, Rockdale's defense forced a Russell fum- ble, setting Rockdale up in Malakoffterritory. Barker made sure the fumble would not cost one of their own, taking the next possession at their own 25-yard line and driving 75 yards in seven plays, capped off by Barker's 13-yard scamper. The extra point was wide, making the score 27-14 with 11:52 remaining in the game. With the game still uncomfortably close, Russell stepped up big, ing attempts 'for 95 yards on the ground. Williams gained 38 yards on 16 carries, Zee Bailey had four rushes for 40 yards and Barker gained 38 yards on four attempts. Barker led the Tigers in receiving with 92 yards on five catches, Russell added three receptions for 28 yards. I i, The News Staff Photo/Rollin Hadsell Pictured is the Regional Semifinal Champions trophy presented to the Malakoff Tigers after their 27-14 victory over Rockdale Nov. 25 at Waco ISD Stadium. The Tigers travel back to Waco ISD Stadium to take on Cameron Yoe in the regional final Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. ens ran II in nslve The News Staff Reports ATHENS-The Ath- ens Lady Hornets lost a low scoring affair at home 36-28 to the Crandall Lady Pirates Nov. 29 at Athens High School gymna- sium. Sophomore Kara Smith led the Lady Hornets in scoring with eight points on the night, but it was not enough, as the Lady Pirates outscored Athens 13-5 in the fourth quarter to take the eight-point win. Neither team could find the basket in the first quarter as the score going into the second frame was tied a 6-6. Crandall's Cait- lyn Benson hit a three- pointer late in the quarter to tie the score. Athens would strike first in the second quar- ter when Smith drove the lane for a layup and an 8-6 lead. The Lady Hornets' shooting then went ice cold. Athens would not score another bucket until there were 28 seconds left in the half, on a Jazzmine Johnson jumper. Crandall was not much better in the quarter, as they only scored six points in the frame to take a 12-10 lead into halffime. The two teams shook off their cold shooting and started hitting shots in the third quarter. Athens was up 17-16 with 3:19 remaining in the quarter, and the Lady Hornets went into the final frame with a 23-22 lead. Crandall dialed up the pressure in the fourth quarter, limiting the Lady Hornets to just five points in the final quarter, eventually pulling away for the 36-28 win. The Lady Hornets got six points from freshman Hallie Wil- liams, junior Kelcee Johnson added five points and senior Asha Chilton chipped in three points. Johnson, sopho- more Tamaya Hubbard and junior Raveon Ro- drigquez each scored two points in the game. The loss drops the Lady Hornets to 2-5 on the season. The Lady Hornets will travel to play in the Elkhart Holiday Tournament December 1-3. The next home game for the Lady Hor- nets will be Dec. 16 against Mabank at 5 p.m. Win Continued from Page IB win, as Athens out- ;cored Corsicana 23-14 in the final frame to take the victory. The Hornets were led by Koehler's 17 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two assists. Javiry Bowman also added 17 points, two rebounds and a steal in the win, Jabrile Richard- son had 10 points, eight rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot. Lyons added eight points and eight rebounds, while Xavious Fulton and Cam Ray each added three points for the Hor- nets. ATHENS Water lightly stained; 63-68 degrees; 0.79' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, buzz- baits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait. CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 64-68 degrees; 1.90' low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and spin- nerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hy- brid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 75- 79 degrees; 0.26' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs at the fishing docks in Liberty Hill Park. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stink- bait. Blue catfish are fair on shad and perch. Yellow catfish are slow. PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 64-67 degrees; 2.16' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, bladed jigs and weightless Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid strip- er are fair on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. CatOsh are fair on trotlineS. RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 67-70 degrees; 1.07' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigged worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Hy- brid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait. TAWAKONI Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 2.50' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws flipped in shal- low cover and docks. White bass are good on slabs and crank- baits. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows.Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. i