She also inherited a roster filled with talented young players who had never experienced the level of success necessary to return the program to prominence.
On the Monday prior to the AT&T Byron Nelson, John Merrick was able to drop his 6-year-old son off at school before heading to the course for a practice round.
Four days later, as Merrick was coming off the course in southern Dallas after finishing his final hole of the tournament, his wife, Jody, and two kids were there to greet him.
The tournament moved from Las Colinas’ Four Seasons and Sports Club, where its roots extended back to 1983, to the links-style course off of Highway 175 for its 50th season.
A quartet from ESD used a late surge to win the Freshman Boys Quad race at the recent Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia.
The team of Ford Bannister, Sam Lindsey, Sam Curtis, and Christopher Hess claimed the 1,500-meter event in a time of 5 minutes, 34.96 seconds, which was more than a second ahead of the runner-up boat from New York.
The Stotesbury Cup, which is held each spring on the Schuylkill River, is the oldest and largest scholastic regatta in the world. This year, the event included more than 5,000 athletes.
Bryce Miltenberger, a rising senior at ESD, finished fourth with his Dallas United Crew teammates at the recent U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in California.
The Preston Hollow resident was one of four oarsmen in DUC’s men’s 4X boat alongside Connor Alexander, Andrew Schweitzer, and Will Schweitzer. The quartet has been rowing together since April.
The national meet included more than 1,500 athletes representing 150 crews from around the country. DUC sent 31 rowers to nationals this year, 27 of which will return next season.
A limited amount of tickets remain for Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco.
The 17th annual game is on June 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.
Jake McKenzie first heard his coaches mention the outrageous idea in the fall. Could he really play all nine positions — one per inning — in a regulation game for the University of Texas?
He figured they were joking until April 15, after the team returned to Austin following weekend series against rival Oklahoma. He was called into the office of head coach David Pierce, who wanted to reward McKenzie for his versatility by giving him a rare opportunity.
Jordan Spieth felt confident about his hometown tournament, speaking beforehand about how his familiarity with the new Trinity Forest Golf Club would be advantageous in trying to reverse his fortunes at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
But on Sunday, the Preston Hollow resident and former Jesuit standout was again left scratching his head.
Despite favorable scoring conditions, he finished outside the top 20, and his 11-under par total of 273 was 12 shots behind winner Aaron Wise.
“It’s always been a struggle for me reading these greens, and the tournament was no different,” Spieth said. “Obviously some guys aren’t struggling so much with it, making a lot of putts. My game is in good shape. I’m very confident going forward.”
By Joshua Koch / Special Contributor
COLLEGE STATION — Even if her high school career ended on a losing note, Anne Gilliam made history for girls tennis in Dallas ISD.
The Hillcrest senior fell in straight sets to Femke Tjon-A-Joe of Corpus Christi Flour Bluff on Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 5A state tennis tournament.
“I feel like I left a mark here at Hillcrest,” Gilliam said. “That was my goal coming in and I gave it my all.”