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Friday, November 6, 2020 10:11 AM

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11/6/2020

Attention Volleyball Coaches . . .

If your school has finished its season, please take a few minutes to nominate players for the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Teams.

Please Email your nominations to: jstallard@news-journal.com

Deadlines to nominate are:
   CLASS 1A-4A: Monday, Nov. 30
   CLASS 5A-6A: Monday, Dec. 21

Players do not have to be seniors, and there is no limit to the number of players you can nominate but PLEASE remember this is an all-state team and only nominate worthy candidates.

Here is a sample ballot. If you nominate more than one player, please fill out a separate ballot for each one.

ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL PLAYER BALLOT

PLAYER:
SCHOOL:
GRADE:
CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOL:
POSITION: (OH, MB, Setter, Libero):
FINAL STATS:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (Any all-district honors, has the player signed or committed anywhere, etc.):



5/21/2020

Longtime HS sports statistician Maury Salinger dies at 75

Salinger was a longtime Houston-area sportswriter and high school sports statistician. He was 75.


12/30/2019

2019 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.


12/12/2019


ATTENTION Head Football Coach

The deadline to nominate for our team is Tuesday, 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: robert.cessna@theeagle.com 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.


7/10/2019


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).

NEED NOMINATIONS ASAP.

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).

Update stats to reflect entire season. Trust me, every little RBI and pitching or team victory helps. Thanks.

Please fax the information to (979) 776-8923 or e-mail at robert.cessna@theeagle.com. 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 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.

Thanks.

Sincerely yours,

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

7/10/2019

2019 All-State Softball 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.


1/25/2019

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 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.