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FC: The Adventure That Is Texas | Terra Gaedcke 7-5 coach Kee Monday, 23

1: A.......Austin womans soccer tournament p1 B.......Ben Hogan p2 C.......Capital 10K p3 D.......Dodge Ball p4 E.......Ed W.Monroe Memorial Stadium p5 F.......FC Dallas p6 G.......Zina Garrison p7 H.......Houston Rockets p8 I.......Ironman Texas p9 J.......Jackrabbit Run 4 Hope p10 K.......Kathy Whitworth p11 L.......Lance Armstrong p12 M.......Midwesterm State Indians p13 N.......Nolan Ryan p14 O.......One Less KK/3K p15 P.......Prairie View AandM Panthers p16 Q.......Quoits p17 R.......Ranger Stadium p18 S.......San Antonio Spurs p19 T.......Tom Kite p20 U.......Unicycling p21 V.......Veterans Stadium p22 W.......Wildcat Stadium p23 X.......Xare p24 Y.......YMCA East Campus Field p25 Z.......Zoorkhaneh p26

2: A | Austins women soccer tournaments are located all around Austin not just one tournament. Some of the fields the tournaments are held at usually are Northeast Metro Park, East Metro Park, Zilker Part and more. This Particular soccer league only allows 50 and older to participate. The team practices only on Sundays once a week. To register you have to pay by May 15 and is $325. competition, soccer | Austins Woman's Soccer Tournaments

3: B | Ben Hogan | Ben Hogan was born in Stephenville Texas. Hogan won 30 tournaments before his first major 1946 PGA championship. Three locations in the golf world are nick named Hogan's Alley because of Hogans success there. Hogan turned pro in 1929 at age 17. He did not join the GPA tour until 1932. individual, golf

4: C | Capital 10K | The Capital 10K is the 3rd largest race in racing history. About 23000 people hit the streets of Austin for this amazing race, I being one of them. This year 2900 more people participated than last year and the numbers are predicted to go higher and higher each year. Almost all people of the world that come to the race are in it for the costumes. This race is known for its weird costumes and is a good representative for Austin, weird. competition, track

5: D | Dogeball | Augustus Hagerson invented dogeball in 1832. Some say it dates back to B.C. and Augustus just modernized it. However, there is no proof of that, so it is the common knowledge that Augustus was the inventor. There are many teams of dogeball in the world. Several teams are in Texas such as the Dallas Dogeball team. history, extreme

6: E | Ed W.Monroe Memorial Stadium | Ed W.Monroe Memorial Stadium was built in 2009. The stadium was the second stadium constructed in the Leander school district in Austin. The stadium is used only high school students to compete. Ed W.Monroe Memorial Stadium is a football stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 5135 people. venue, football

7: F | FC Dallas | Lamar Hunt formed the Dallas Tornado, one of the first professional soccer clubs in the U.S. In 1995, FC Dallas team was awarded a charter team in MLS, the only FIFA sanctioned first division league in the U.S. FC Dallas won its first Championship, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in 1997. The FC Dallas team came within one game of winning the MLS Cup. The coach of this fabulous team as of today is Schellas Hyndman. team, soccor

8: G | Zina Garrison | Zina was born in Houston Texas on November, 1962. Zina has won 37 professional tennis titles. She is a gold medalist in womans doubles and bronze in singles. She is the youngest of 7 children. She founded the Zina Garrison foundation for the homeless in 1988. Individual, tennis

9: H | Houston Rockets | The Houston Rockets, our one of three professional basketball leagues in Texas. The Houston Rockets got its name because Houston is NASA's headquarters so Rockets was chosen. The Houston Rockets were founded in 1967. The Rockets reached NBA finals in 1981 and 1986 but lost to Boston both times.They have two NBA titles from then. team, basketball

10: I | Ironman Texas | This race was located in Galveston Texas. The race was particularly special because it was the first race for 2011 in Galveston. This atracted many people who wanted to succed on their new years goals. The race was a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. competition, track

11: J | Jack rabbit Run 4 Hope This race starts in Ogletree Gap pevilion-Copperas cove in Texas. All proceeds of the race goes to The Hope Pregnancy Center (HPC). The most recent race was on May 7th and started at 8:00am. There was 595 participants in this race. There are many races all around the U.S. competition, track

12: K | Kathy Whitworth Kathy Whitworth was born September 27 1939 in Monahans, Texas. She has a total of 88 career wins which is a all time record for both men and women. She was the associated press athlete of the year in 1965 and 1967. Kathy was inducted into the hall of fame in 1975. She was in the LPGA championship 3 times in 1967, 1971, 1975. individual, golf

13: L | Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong is one of the most celebrated athletes of the world. Lance was born September 18,1971 in Plano Texas. Lance was the national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990. Lance has won 7 tour De France. What makes Armstrong so unbelievable is that he won those 7 tour De Frances after defeating a brutal battle of testicular cancer. individual, cycling

14: M | Midland Rockhounds The Rockhounds are a minor league baseball team located in Midland Texas. The Rockhounds as of next week will be celebrating their 40th anniversary. They are the current champions of the Texas league South division. The team won the Texas league organization of the year in 1990, 1994 and in 2002. In 1995 Midland won the AA's highest award the Bob Frietas award. team, baseball

15: N | Nolan Ryan Nolan Ryan was born January,31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas. Nolan was the youngest of 6 children. His first minor league was in 1965 when he was selected by the New York Mets. After the Mets his career quickly excelled. As a result of the Mets he was called up for his skill and went to the major leagues at the end of the 1966 season. individual, baseball

16: O | The Original Mun Run | The original Mud Run is located in Houston Texas. This run benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This race is particularly fun because of the slippery muddy obstacles. There are about 25 to 30 obstacles in a 6.2 mile radius. People come from all over Texas to enjoy the unique messy enjoyment. competition, track

17: P | Prairie View A&M Panthers In December 2009 the Panther football team earned the first SWAC title since 1964. Prairie View university home to the panthers is located in Prairie View Texas southwest of Houston. The team panther colors are purple and gold. PrairieView offers many athletic sports including basketball, football, baseball, tennis ect. The Prairie View tennis team earned in 2011 a all SWAC honers for their amazing skill. team, football, baseball, basketball, vollyball, golf, tennis, track, cross country

18: Q | Quoits | Quoits is related to another early game horse shoes. Some theories have said that quoits developed from horse shoes pitching from a formalism version of the sport. The game of quoits can go earlier than c.2000B.C. Quoits was once in the Grecian olympian games about 2 centuries B.C. No one has found out the exact location of where quoits came from but whatever origin it was found in it is still a interesting game that should be kept and not forgotten. history, extreme

19: R | Ranger Stadium The Ranger Stadium is located in Arlington Texas. What makes this ball park different from the others is the area includes a children learning center a four story office building and much, much more. The ball park was opened for the first time on April 1, 1994. The entire stadium is 270 acres. The stadium is nicknames the entertainment giant for the southwest. venue, baseball

20: S | San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs are a professional basketball team located in San Antonio Texas. The Spurs are one of four former American basketball teams to remain intact in the NBA after 1976. The team is also the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship. The spurs have so far won four NBA championships. The spurs have one more than any other NBA franchise teams except 3 other teams. team, basketball

21: T | Tom Kite Tom Kite was born December 9th, 1949 in Mckinney Texas. He has won 19 PGA tour victories. Kite began playing golf at age six and won his first tournament at age 11. In 1989 he was named PGA of America player of the year. Tom was the first in tour history to reach 6 million, 7 million, 8 million and 9 million in career earnings for golf. individual, golf

22: U | unicycling Unicycling dates back to the late 18th century. Unicycling is commonly associated with circus acts. The person that got credit for this bike was Comte De Gaye that created a form of the unicycle called the celerifere. However it is generally accepted that it is the direct descendant of the penny farthing. The penny farthing was invented by James Starley in 1866 so he was the true inventor. history, unicycling

23: V | Veteran Stadium | There are many Veterans Stadiums all around the U.S. Most of the fields do not just one sport. There are at least 3 just in Texas. One of the stadiums was blown up last year because it was to old. That one was called the worst stadium during the NFL's time. venue, football,

24: W | Wildcat Stadium Wildcat Stadium is a football stadium in Irving Texas. The stadium opened on October 24th 1971. This stadium was built to replace the aging Cotton Bowl. The stadium was the home field of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. It seats a capacity of 65,675 people. venue, football

25: X | Xare Xare is a game played on a special court called a trinqueue. In xare you use a racket. The ball that they use is very hard and is covered in parchment. The ball when thrown is not exactly struck nor is it caught. When playing in a game the players face each other like in tennis. history, extreme

26: Y | YMCA East Campus Field There are several YMCA East Campus Fields in Texas. There is even one in Austin. The capacity of this field is 200. The YMCA owns the stadium and it is caused based. The field helps many children each day to become more athletic and healthy. venue, soccer

27: Z | Zoorkhaneh | Zoorkhaneh is a Iranian sport. The sports name means house of strength. Zoorkhaneh has a little known but some what interesting history. During the fall of the Persian some 2000 years ago Iranians and worriers lost their ability to preform their traditional sports in the open, zoorkhaneh included. In react to this most people practiced in underground rooms or privet homes. history, extreme

28: A | B | C | E | F | GH | I J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | Quoits origin not exact most likely Greece | S | T | Unicycle origin not known | V | W | Xare origin not known | Y | Zoorkhaneh founded in Tehran | Dodgeball origin not known

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