Soukup named new Plano West head football coach
Kelsey Samuels, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Soukup, who served as Hebron's offensive coordinator last season, was appointed the new head football coach and athletic director for Plano West Senior High School at Tuesday's Plano ISD school board meeting.
Soukup will replace former athletic director and head football coach Scott Smith, who accepted a new position within the district in November after a second consecutive 0-10 campaign for the Wolves."We are excited that our long and extensive search yielded such a capable, passionate and dedicated leader," said Gerald Brence, PISD athletic director. "We couldn't be more excited to welcome Tyler Soukup to the Plano ISD coaching team and the Plano West football program."Full story at PLANO STAR COURIER.
Allen takes home 10th consecutive title on mat, West's Lekas earns gold
The Allen boys wrestling team won its 10th straight team state championship Saturday, running away with the competition at the Berry Center in Cypress. The Eagles finished with 241.5 points, blowing away runner-up Arlington Martin (138). Katy finished third with 76 points, while Plano West took fourth (64). The Eagles had five individual state champions.
In the 5A boys competition, Frisco Liberty took sixth place, while Frisco Lone Star finished 10th and Frisco took 12th.
On the girls side, both Frisco Liberty (5A) and Coppell (6A) took second place in the team competition. In 5A, Carrollton R.L. Turner took fifth, while Lovejoy earned sixth.Ashley Lekas of Plano West continued her domination of the 165-pound weight class, earning state gold. Frisco Liberty's Savannah West (5A, 110) amd Lovejoy's Morgan Elvin (5A, 185) also won individual state titles.
Championship Cats: Plano Senior girls capture first state championship
Wildcats clutch down the stretch to earn crown
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SAN ANTONIO—Plano Senior’s determination would not be denied.
On the cusp of history, the Lady Wildcats trailed Converse Judson by as many as 10 in the second half, but their play, and their confidence, never wavered.
Plano made clutch play after clutch play down the stretch to claw its way back into it.The final two minutes turned into a battle of wills, and the Wildcats, fueled by their desire to capture the first state title in school history, did what championship teams do.
After a series of big plays by several different players, Plano had Lolo Davenport at the free throw line with 6.3 seconds left and a two-point lead. Davenport made the first and when the second slipped off the rim, Jordyn Merritt was there for the putback to seal a 62-58 victory and set off a raucous celebration to cap the Class 6A championship game at the Alamodome.
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