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915 Friday, December 25, 2015 - The News - PagelB arts 3D !- lt: ByRyan Moulds Grayson Cain had The News Staff Writer 10 points, four steals CROSS ROADS- and two rebounds The Cross Roads and Marilyn Alvarado Lady Bobcats beat had nine points and Rusk 48-34 Dec. 15. four assists. Rebecca Sara Spivey led Kramer led the team Cross Roads in scar- with 10 rebounds. ing with 12 points. The win improves She also had five Cross Roads to 9-7 rebounds, this season. They Britney McCurley return to action Dec. had 10 points to go 29 when they play along with four steals the Trinidad Trojans and five rebounds, at home. COURTESY PHOTO Athens senior and Texas A&M commit Tra- von Fuller has been invited to the 10th annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Daytona Beach, Fla. Fuller will compete with some of the best high school football players in the country. By Ryan Moulds The News Staff Writer ATHENS-Athens High School Hornets football player Travon Fuller has been invited to play in the 10th annual Offense- Defense All-American Bowl in Daytona Beach, Fla. Fuller is a Texas A&M commit and finished this season with 54 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass break-ups and a forced fumble on defense. On offense, he added 953 rushing yards on 93 carries with eight touch- downs. He also had four catches for 72 yards and l a touchdown. Fuller helped the Ath- ens Hornets to a 8-4 record this season as well. as a second round playoff appearance. He played on offense and defense while at Athens but will focus on defense while at Texas A&M. The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl is a week long event that runs Dec. 28-Jan. 4. Past college and cur- rent National Football League (NFL) stars who have played in the bowl include Cam Newton, Earl Thomas, Dez Bryant and Joe Haden. .I It s- :h id at 1. )- O By Ryan Moulds The News Staff Writer ATHENS-Five Trin- ity Valley Community College (TVCC) football players signed with Divi- sion-1 college football programs on Dec. 17. Players include Jerod Ev- ans, Christian Beard, TJ Henson, Derrick Willies and Desmond Branch. Evans signed with Virginia Tech, Beard signed with the Univer- sity of Central Florida (UCF), Willies signed with Texas Tech, Henson signed with the Universi- ty of North Texas (UNT) and Branch signed with Georgia Tech. Evans made head- lines for the Cardinals all season. He passed for 3,164 yards and 38 touchdowns while only throwing three picks. He also ran for 414 yards and four scores and was ranked as the number one junior college quarterback in America according to 247 Sports. Evans enrolled in TVCC out of Mansfield High School. He picked Virginia Tech over offers from Auburn, Memphis, Georgia State, UAB, UCF, Cal and Missouri. Beard played on the offensive line for the Car- dinals this season after redshirting a year at Ar- kansas State. He attended Midway High School in Waco and picked UCF over of- fers from LINT, Stephen F. Austin and Houston Baptist. 247 Sports rated him number 12 among junior college guards in America. Branch came to TVCC after one season with New Mexico. 247 Sports had him rated as the ninth best weak-side defensive end in junior college football. He had 32 tackles this season with 10 being for a loss. He also had seven sacks. Branch attended Cleve- land High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He picked Georgia Tech over offers from Fresno State, New Mexico, San Diego State, SMU, UAB, UTEP and Mississippi State. Derrick Willies came to Athens after playing half a season for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He led TVCC in receiving this year with 49 catches for 1,155 yards along with 14 touch- downs. Willies attended Rock Island High School in Illinois and was ranked COURTESY PHOTOITVCC ATHLETICS Trinity Valley Community College Offensive Lineman TJ Henson signs with the University of North Texas Mean Green. Henson was one of the top offensive lineman in junior college football this past season. COURTESY PHOTO/TVCC ATHLETICS TVCC Defensive end Desmond Branch inks with the Georgia Tech Yellow- jackets. Branch had 38 tackles and seven sacks this season for the Cardi- nals. as the third best junior college wide receiver by 247 Sports. Willies also held offers from Vanderbilt, Washing- ton State, Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Fresno State, Georgia, Iowa State, UL Monroe, Nevada, Mis- souri, Oklahoma, Okla- homa State, Texas State, : I I ] THE NEWS I I I UTSA and TCU. I Local news delivered straight I Henson was ranked as the number 37 junior col- I to your mailbox every Friday/ I lege offensive tackle in I Sports. Henderson County Courts. Goroge Soles I the country by 247 Sports. I]Employment. School Events I HighHe attendedschool PlanOand pickedEast | I $29 In County $33 Out 0fCounty, I North Texas over offers from Hawaii, Iowa State, I $27 Seni0rln County Out of Stat I East Carolina, UTSA, [, Georgia State, Nevada and I I ome: iii[ Southem Mississippi. Address: !! [ TVCC has sent 169 ICily: State' Zip' t I players to Division-1 pro- [Ph0ne:~ Emaill----- ~ i~ [ grams in the past 10 years, [ Make ch~bleto ~ i~,!~ I [ P,O.bx 48, MabanL lexas 75147 I nine of which have come [ Coil 903-887-4511 to pay by debit or credit cord [ under current Head Coach Brad Smiley. I.---------.------=--- ---. ------.--.---.. =. = d By Ryan Moulds The News Staff Writer ATHENS-The Athens Chrisitan Prep (ACP) Storm basketball team moved to 2-0 in district and 5-3 on the season. The Storm played Dal- las Westwood Dec. 11 in their district opener and (903) 887-4511 won the game 71-36. Micah Santelli and Jay Ridgle played great for the Storm and almost posted quadruple-doubles. Santelli finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and steals. Ridgle had 24 points, I0 rebounds, seven steals and eight assists. Also scoring for the Storm was Dillon Santelli with 18, Gavin Hardin with five and Paschal Wilson with two. The Storm had their second district game Dec. 14 against Dallas Inter- national. They won the (903) 887-4511 game 50-27. Ridgle had another amazing game, leading the team with 27 points. Also scoring for ACP was Hardin with seven points, Share Your unfing nfures with Our Readerul I=mail your p|cturee 8, information to urn-r 903-887-4511 thenews .hendersonco @yahoo.corn Dillon Santelli with five, Eli Ridgle and Dalton Duke with four, Micah Santelli with three, and Wilson and Will Morrison with two each. + ..... ..................... .... .............. ............. ........................... .... +