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SHAWN BRADLEY Facing Possible Permanent Injury
SHAWN BRADLEY Facing Possible Permanent Injury
SHAWN BRADLEY Facing Possible Permanent Injury
SHAWN BRADLEY Facing Possible Permanent Injury

SHAWN BRADLEY Facing Possible Permanent Injury

I was always drawn to cheering for Shawn Bradley when he played for the Dallas Mavericks Basketball Team from 1997—2005, more or less! And I am not only cheering him on now but, more importantly, praying for him, as he attempts to recover from being struck from behind by an automobile about two months ago, leaving him still “hospitalized” as of this writing. He is undergoing rehabilitation and learning the possible effects of paraplegia. Doctors have warned him that the fight against his traumatic injuries will probably be the hardest thing he has ever had to do in his life—even harder than injuries, struggles, and problems he ever encountered as an NBA basketball player.

Forney High School JV Golf Update
Forney High School JV Golf Update

Forney High School JV Golf Update

The Jackrabbits braved the drizzly elements to compete at Waterview Golf Club in Rowlett on February 8. The boys JV team got 2nd place overall in the team competition. Leading the way was freshman Neil Nuzum with his personal best score and tied for 7th place individually. Other notables were Juniors Michael Prasnikar, Austin White, and freshman Christopher Whitehouse.

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

Joe Jones, Jr., one of the states winningest basketball coaches, goes into his second season as Head Basketball Coach of the Forney Jackrabbits. His purpose: To Build a Championship Basketball Program in Jackrabbit Country.

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney
JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney
JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney
JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

Joe Jones, Jr. Head Basketball Coach

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

COACHES Coach Joe Strickland Coach Mike Segleski Head Coach Joe Jones, Jr.

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

DONALD THEMER Coach, English, and Social Studies

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

Don Themer Girls Head Basketball Coach

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

1974 Junior Varsity Football

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

JOE JONES, JR. Science, Coach

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

Michael Evans Senior

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

Leslie McElveen Senior

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

Mark Miller Senior

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

Alvin Augusta Junior

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

John Ed McReynolds Junior

JOE JONES, JR.—what he brought to Forney

It was a Friday at lunch time; the year was 1973; the new school year was about to begin all over Texas; a “young Forney boy” was about to head off to Goliad, Texas, to probably teach Jr. High English Literature and Language, Journalism, and Remedial English……And then, the “call” from FISD Administration came; two interviews took place; some soul-searching, praying, and discussing ensued; the trip to Goliad was cancelled; the signing of some preliminary documents took place; the School Board ratified a new coaching/teaching contract at the Monday night meeting; Don Themer was off to Coaching School with Head Coach Richard Norwood and several men he did not know until that day!

Texas Republicans Want to Keep Transgender Women off of Women’s School Sports Teams

One Texas bill is similar to others filed across the country that are characterized by conservative advocates as trying to maintain fairness in women’s sports. LGBTQ advocates said conservatives across are latching onto issues related to athletics and health care as the latest way to spread fear about transgender children using inaccurate information. Credit: Getty Images/iStock Photo

Texas Republicans Want to Keep Transgender Women off of Women’s School Sports Teams

Texas Republicans are again trying to limit the ways transgender youth can participate in athletics.

I did not want Hank Aaron to break the record…..

Illustration by Jeff Cannon

I did not want Hank Aaron to break the record…..
I did not want Hank Aaron to break the record…..
I did not want Hank Aaron to break the record…..

I did not want Hank Aaron to break the record….. …..but I wanted him to hold it forever after he did!

I was 23 years old and a 1st year teacher/coach at my alma mater, Forney High School—APRIL 8, 1974—and I “got the word” that Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves had broken Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record. The only good thing I could think about it at the time was that he had done it against the Dodgers, probably the team I most “did not like” during my youthful years. (Grandpa and I were “Yankees Fans” and watched them every time they were on television when I visited him in Okarche, Oklahoma.)

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