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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:02 PM

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The deadline to nominate players for the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Softball Team is the Tuesday after the UIL State Softball Tournament (June 4).

To nominate players, please send information to Jack Stallard via email:

Information must include:
Classification of school (PLEASE INCLUDE THIS. I KNOW MOST, BUT NOT ALL)

Position (If a player played several spots, please tell me what position you feel she should be nominated for. If she played multiple positions, you might want to consider nominating her for Utility player

Final season stats (This year only. Not career totals. Feel free to let me know if she has signed or pledged to a college)



2018 All-State Volleyball Teams Announced.

Order an All-State plaque to memorialize your selection to the All-State team. Order info is in the column on the right side of this page.


ATTENTION Head Football Coach . . .

The deadline to nominate for our team is Monday, Dec. 31. Again, please include postseason stats in your season totals. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FAXED/E-MAILED ME NOMINATIONS, via Maury Salinger's form or just on your own, great, put this in File 13 — providing you sent me ENOUGH information. I GOTTA HAVE BASIC STATS. You are limited to SIX nominations (a player nominated at QB and DB counts as two nominations). The all-purpose athlete, punter, place-kicker and kick-returner DO NOT count toward the six.

On offense, we'll select three running backs, two split ends, a tight end, a center, and four offensive linemen. Remember, make sure to list WHAT POSITION YOUR OFFENSIVE LINEMAN PLAYS (G, C, T), if not, I'll place him for you.

On defense, we'll select four linemen, four linebackers and four defensive backs.

Don't forget about all-purpose athletes, place-kicker, punter and KICK-RETURNER. Include ONLY football stats and honors.

You can e-mail me at: or fax nominations to 979-776-8923. Please try to avoid calling me if possible, it would be way too much if every coach tried to call. You can contact me via fax or e-mail (I'll confirm e-mails as I go through them). If you are worried about me getting it, fax it AND e-mail. I've found that works out, I'd rather have it twice than not at all. Thanks. I'll work for you if you work for me. If you are still in the playoffs, you can send in nominations this week and update when the season is over — so you don't forget.


TXSWA - All-State Baseball Nominations

Dear Coach:

I am the All-State chairman for the Texas Sports Writers Association's All-State Baseball Teams (all classes).


We'll select three pitchers, a first baseman, a second baseman, a shortstop, a third baseman, a catcher, three outfielders and a designated player. We'll also have a second and third team.

Please include all pertinent BASEBALL information, and honors, along with classification and team record. Non-baseball accomplishments WILL NOT be included on the ballot. You can nominate up to five players (note, a player nominated at pitcher and shortstop counts as two positions, also if you have a great pitcher, but if he played elsewhere, nominate him at two positions).

If you are in the playoffs please fax in now and THEN RE-FAX and update stats ASAP when season is over. Trust me, every little RBI and pitching or team victory helps. Thanks.

Please fax the information to (979) 776-8923 or e-mail at Please try to avoid calling me if possible, it would be way too much if every coach tried to call.

I'm dealing with hundreds of coaches, trying to cover spring sports in our area as well, so life gets hectic. You can contact me via fax or e-mail (I'll confirm e-mail as I go through them). If you are worried, fax it and e-mail. I've found that works out, I'd rather have it twice than not at all. I have a big box on my desk, and everyone knows to put faxes/e-mails in there.

Sincerely yours,
Robert R. Cessna
All-State chairman
(979) 731-4638
1-800-299-7355 ext. 4638
(979) 776-8923 FAX

Attention Coaches, Parents, Players and Fans! ...

When All-State football and volleyball teams are released and you look for a player that didn't make one of the teams -- please do us a favor before sending an irate E-mail listing all the reasons why your player was deserving to be on one of these teams.

We can't select players if they were never nominated. Coaches and/or sports writers are the only ones who can nominate a player(s). If they are not nominated - our writers can't vote on someone who is not on the ballot. So check with your coach FIRST to see if the player was even nominated.

There is no way a single sports writer, who compiles the ballots, can know every player across the state. Coaches are the life-line in helping us select players. If coaches choose not to participate in submitting their players -- then we can't do anything beyond that.