School and Sports

TGCA In-person Clinic cancelled

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The Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) is announcing the cancellation of the in-person 2020 TGCA Summer Clinic in Arlington, Texas, on July 6-9. Due to new guidelines set by the Governor of the State of Texas, the UIL shutdown of all UIL activities until July 13, the statement issued by the Texas Medical Association addressing indoor meetings, and the concerns of the school administrators in our great state, the TGCA feels it is best, at this time, to allow our member coaches to access concussion training, UIL CCP Certification, professional development, and specific sports skill training in a virtual setting. The 2020 TGCA Virtual Clinic will be available to all current member coaches who have also registered and paid for Summer Clinic. The virtual clinic will start on July 15, 2020, and be available until September 1, 2020. The health and safety of the coaches and student/athletes has always been the major concern of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. More information regarding the virtual clinic will be forthcoming in the next few days.

Coyote Pride

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The University Interscholastic League has approved student athletes returning to campus for summer workouts. It is great to see students back on campus again! Once again, COVID-19 is on everyone’s radar as Texas’ case counts are on the rise. School districts must remain focused on this Public Health Crisis first and foremost. The link to the Texas Health and Human Services coronavirus update page is: . Please look at the information on this webpage. According to the webpage, there are a few simple routines that will help mitigate the spread COVID-19. There are simple steps everyone can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:

HPU to start fall semester on August 24 with health guidelines in place

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Howard Payne University’s fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled on August 24, pending any delays or other modifications as directed by government officials. The university announced that classrooms, residence halls and other campus facilities, as well as the university’s El Paso and New Braunfels Centers, will be open for students while allowing for proper social distancing and other protocols in line with COVID-19 guidelines.

UIL Lone Star Cup 2019-20 Update

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The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has released standings for the Lone Star Cup through March 13, 2020. Due to the cancellation of UIL spring events, the Lone Star Cup will not be awarded for the 2019-20 school year.

UIL to Honor Boy’s State Basketball Participants

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The University Interscholastic League will hold special presentations to honor the 2020 State Basketball Participants on Wednesday June 10, and Thursday, June 11. Live video will be available on the UIL Website and the UIL YouTube page.

Toughest 10K in Texas 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run 2020

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This year - 2020 - marks the Toughest 10K in Texas’ 40th year. A favorite event for competitors of all ages, this year the race is now part of the Centex Race Series. Runners travel nationwide to attend this hilly race held during the Annual Lampasas Spring Ho Festival because of the challenge the course provides. This race is hosted by The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, and all proceeds benefit the Lampasas County Community. This years’ event will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The race begins at 7 a.m. and will start and finish at the Hancock Park Golf Course Pavilion in Lampasas. The race will also feature a 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run as we encourage people of all ages to come out and participate.