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From Staff Reports
Prestonwood Christian Academy defeats Ursuline, 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 25-12
Plano West defeats Flower Mound, 47-7
Hebron defeats Plano Senior, 24-21
Prestonwood Christian Academy defeats Argyle Liberty Christian, 41-24
Fort Worth Nolan defeats John Paul II, 43-14
Plano Senior defeats Plano East, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-23
Plano West defeats McKinney, 25-17, 25-20, 25-13
Fort Worth Nolan at John Paul II, 6 p.m.
Prestonwood Christian Academy at Argyle Liberty Christian, 6 p.m.
Plano West at Plano Senior, 7 p.m.
McKinney Boyd at Plano East, 7 p.m.
McKinney Boyd at Plano East, 4 p.m.
Plano West at Plano Senior, 4:15 p.m.
Favre to East Tenn. State
John Paul II senior setter Kristen Favre has verbally committed to continue her volleyball career at East Tennessee State.
Favre will officially sign Nov. 14.
"I'm excited to sign to play at the Division I level for coach Lindsey Devine at East Tennessee State," Favre said. "I plan to push myself to the highest levels of achievement as a student-athlete and look forward to joining the Buccaneer family."
Favre is also a setter for Dallas Summit under club coach Mike Minnis.
Wolves crush Lions
The Plano West tennis team continued its District 10-5A run Monday against McKinney and posted its most dominant performance to date.
The Wolves beat the Lions, 18-1.
Of those 18 wins, West lost a combined 26 games. Sophomore Mark Hainey (No. 4 boys singles), junior Sarah Chung (No. 6 girls singles) and juniors Cassi Pollock and Seema Prakash (No. 1 girls doubles) all posted 6-0, 6-0 victories.
Plano swim defeats Boyd
Opening a new season against a new district foe, the Plano Senior swim and dive team was successful with a dual win over McKinney Boyd.
The girls triumphed, 108-78, with the boys winning, 111-75.
Plano won 18-of-24 events.
Individual event winners included Maureen Hunt (200-yard and 500 freestyle), Kyle Whieldon (200 free and 100 fly), Ashley Truong (200 individual medley), Duncan Lee (200 IM and 500 free), Jay Friestad (50 free), Kendra Kieser (1-meter diving), Axl Osborne (1 diving), Carson Kruder (100 fly and 100 backstroke), Justin Tseng (100 back) and Rhylie Hoyt (100 breaststroke).
The relays were a success as well.
The Wildcats took the top spot in the girls 200 medley (Anjuli Srivastava, Hoyt, Kruder, Bailey Wolters), girls 400 free (Srivastava, Carolyn Duke, Kaitlin Dlott, Truong), boys 200 medley (Lee, Davis Eubanks, Whieldon, Friestad) and boys 400 free (Lee, Friestad, Jacob Camp, Rafe Rishi).
Plano returns to the pool at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with a meet against Plano East, Jesuit and Ursuline at Rowlinson Natatorium.
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Acosta makes U18 National
FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta, a Plano resident, was one of 20 players chosen Wednesday to represent the U.S. U18 Men's National Team.
The squad is coached by Javier Perez.
Acosta departed Thursday for an 11-day training camp in Mill, Netherlands. The camp will run through Sept. 17 and include an international friendly Tuesday against the Netherlands U18 squad. The U.S. will also play friendly matches against U18 club teams representing Feyenoord Rotterdam, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge.
A former member of the U15 and U17 National Teams, Acosta most recently appeared in the Lisbon International Tournament under Perez.
Burkhead up for national award
Seven months ago, Nebraska senior Rex Burkhead won the 2012 Rare Disease Champion Award for his work with 6 year old Jack Hoffman.
Now, the Plano Senior alum has been named to the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
"These players have demonstrated the unique ability to balance academics with athletics while donating their limited free time to serve others," said Kathy Mabe, Allstate West region president.
Burkhead has been mentoring Hoffman, who has a brain tumor, by meeting with him 3-4 times a week. The running back hosted a lunch and led a tour of Memorial Stadium for Hoffman's family.
Burkhead also appears on an anti-bullying public service announcement and is a huddle leader for the Nebraska Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The former Wildcat was one of 11 Division I players selected for the team.
Fans can vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team captain at: ESPN.com. The team will be invited to New Orleans for a youth football clinic leading up to the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Sumrow honored by USPTA
Ken Sumrow, the director of tennis at High Point Park Tennis Center in Plano, was honored last week at The United States Professional Tennis Association World Conference on Tennis.
The event was held in Monterey, Calif.
The USPTA honored, "standouts who go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry."
Sumrow previously earned the USPTA Industry Excellence Award for business acumen and a charitable attitude. The USPTA noted Sumrow had, "a tremendous impact on tennis growth by focusing on instructional and play programs that provide a pathway for all players to enjoy the game."
Numbers for instructional and play programs at High Point soared from July 2011 to June 2012.
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