HCCS Softball heads to state semifinals after 12-9 win
Hill Country Christian School’s varsity softball team beat Shiner St. Paul, the defending state champions, 12-9, and now advances to the semifinals of the TAPPS state tournament.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
INSTANT REACTION: Brooks' Brothers Shine in Win Over Post
ARLINGTON - It was the Doug and Dalton Brooks show in the 2A Division I state championship as the brothers made key plays on each side of the ball to guide Shiner to a 42-20 win. It was a back-and-forth contest in the first half despite Shiner being able to run virtually at-will over the the Post defense. Even with its starting quarterback going down in the first quarter, Post hung with Shiner and trailed by just a point going into the second half. But like on Post's first drive of the game, Doug Brooks - the game's Defensive MVP - made a splash play, this time by blocking a punt and recovering the ball in the endzone to extend Shiner's lead. Shiner then asserted itself on defense, forcing punts and getting key takeaways and then systematically driving the ball and building on its lead, thanks to the legs of Offensive MVP Dalton Brooks.
STATE PREVIEW: 2A DI Post vs. Shiner
Like its Division II counterpart, Shiner has been playing at a ridiculous level this year and through the playoffs. All in all, it's a 2A Division I matchup that most in the state imagined would happen as the rounds progressed. Post is back in the state final after falling short last year to Refugio, still in search of its first championship. Equally as impressive, Post has averaged nearly 45 points a game all while holding opponents to less than 5 points a game, which is No. HOW SHINER GOT HEREBI-DISTRICT: Beat Harper 72-12AREA: Beat Freer 72-6REGIONALS: Beat Mason 56-0QUARTERFINALS: Beat Refugio 24-13SEMIFINALS: Beat Timpson 49-7HOW POST GOT HEREBI-DISTRICT: Beat Stinnett West Texas 1-0 (forfeit)AREA: Beat Anson 61-6REGIONALS: Beat Panhandle 68-0QUARTERFINALS: Beat Cisco 33-0SEMIFINALS: Beat Crawford 28-14KICKOFF: 11 a.m. Thursday @ AT&T Stadium (ArlingtonLINE: Post favored by 2
Video/Recap: Shiner Bounces Back Against Refugio; Advances To State Semifinal
The high school varsity football programs at Shiner and Refugio know each other well because they've met four times in the postseason and four times as district opponents since the 2014 season. Shiner had gone 1-6 against Refugio from 2014 to 2019, but got some revenge in a 24-13 win against the Bobcats to advance to play either Beckville or Timpson in next week's 2020 UIL 2A Division I state semifinal matchup. After a real time 56-minute first half and the ensuing halftime break, Shiner and Refugio returned to the field at the Alamodome. That included a Refugio turnover on downs forced by the Shiner defense at the 9:12 mark of the third quarter. For more sports coverage, follow Thomas (@Texan8thGen Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) and VYPE (VYPE Texas Facebook and @VYPESATX Instagram/Twitter) on social media.
5 inventions you might have not know originated in Texas
HOUSTON Every Texan will let you know their home state brought you Shiner, Dr. Pepper, and Blue Bell but might fail to mention the Lone Star State is home to other popular inventions. Stadium nachosAlthough nachos were already popular in restaurants, Frank Liberto, known as the Father of Nachos, changed the game. According to Smithsonian Magazine, Liberto introduced pump-able cheese sauce in 1976 at a Texas Rangers baseball game in Arlington, Texas. Silicone Breast ImplantsSilicone breast implants were invented by Houston plastic surgeons Frank Gerow and Thomas Cronin in the 1960s. [RELATED: Made in Texas: Meet the woman who underwent the first breast augmentation using silicone implants in a Houston hospital]
Made in Texas: How a century after making its first brew, Shiner beer now distributes 6 million cases a year in 49 states
HOUSTON – Welcome to Made in Texas, where we write about products made in the Lone Star State. Today, we’re featuring the only Texas beer that has been around for 108 years, Shiner. He says the original tastes good with barbecue, a black lager can be paired with a dessert and its Shiner light blondes go well with a hamburger. The story behind Shiner beerShiner beer is brewed at the Spoetzl Brewery in a tiny Texas town named Shiner, which has a population of 2,069 residents. Today, Shiner beer distributes over six million cases a year to 49 states across the country.