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BC: About the Author | Cat Sanders has lived in Texas ever since she was two and moved from Florida. She has always been artistic and won first place in 6th Grade Ceramics for HCMS Art UIL. She currently goes to Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas.

FC: Texas Sports | The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | A - Z Project By: Cat Sanders

1: Table of Contents | A..........................2 B..........................3 C..........................4 D.........................5 E..........................6 F..........................7 G.........................8 H.........................9 I..........................10 J...........................11 K........................12 L.........................13 M........................14 | N.........................15 O.........................16 P..........................17 Q.........................18 R..........................19 S........................20 T..........................21 U........................22 V........................23 W.......................24 X........................25 Y........................26 Z.........................27

2: h | A | nne Marie Hartung | Individual | Anne Marie Hartung is a young basketball player from Bowling Green, Missouri. She plays for the University of Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball Team. | Basketball

3: B | 5A | aseball Playoffs | Competition | The 5A Baseball playoffs are in every state including the greatest state of all! (aka Texas!) | Baseball

4: C | olonial Golf Course | Venue | Colonial Golf Course is on the property of Colonial Golf Club in Ft. Worth, TX. It is one of the BIGGEST golf courses in the U. S. | Golf

5: D | allas Mavericks | Team | The Dallas Mavericks (a.k.a the Mavs) are an NBA team located in (duh!) Dallas, TX. They were founded in 1980 and have one three division titles. | Basketball

6: E | questrian | History | Equestrian or Equestrianism is the art of riding horses. Even though people all over the world have been riding horseback for several centuries, the activity became a recreational sport in 1917. The riders and horses are trained to jump hurdles and run fast. Many books like Thundercloud and the Pony Pals series, and movies like Secratariat have been based on the art of equestrian. | Alternative

7: Track and | ield | F | History | Track and Field have been an enjoyable sport for decades. The track activities include jumping hurdles, running sprints and running long distances. They field part on the other hand includes other activities like ultimate frisbee and long jump. It was invented by the ancient Greeks around 776 B.C. | Track ad Field

8: G | regory | G | ym | Venue | Gregory Gym, located on the UT campus in Austin, has everything from steam rooms to conditioning rooms and badminton to table tennis. It is the perfect place to kill time for UT students | Gym

9: H | H | utto | ippos | Team | Volleyball | Hutto High School, located in Hutto, TX, is the proud home of the fierce Hippos. It has a giant hippo statue outside of it symbolizing it's pride.

10: I | Texas | ce | Venue | Hockey | Texas Ice Stadium is a large state of the art ice rink in Houston, TX. It offers traditional ice sports like figure skating and hockey. It also holds an annual lock in at the facility for skating and fun. It is one of the biggest rinks in Texas. | Stadium

11: J | Long | ump | History | Track and Field | Long jump history dates all the way back to the ancient Greek Olympic games where it formed part of the pentathlon. At this time it was the only jumping event that was included in the games and as such it is one of the oldest and most important of the track and field events.

12: K | Capitol 10 | Competition | Track and Field | The Statesmen Annual Capitol 10K is one of the most enjoyable parts of Austin citizenship. It is a great example of the city's slogan "Keep Austin Weird". Every year, thousands of people come to Austin for a big run around the city. Some people wear costumes and run dressed as Superman, fairy princesses, or even hot dogs.

13: L | Texas | onghorns | Team | Football | University of Texas Longhorns, most famous of their four year national champions football team, is home to Bevo, the amazing longhorn that cheers the football team on at their games. After one of the national champion games, as seen in the picture, coaches lit up the Texas Tower on UT campus up to say #1.

14: M | otocross | History | Extreme | Motocross is the art of riding a dirt bike through sand dunes. It may sound easy but 2 out of 3 riders don't cross the finish line. The riders can do mind blowing tricks including jumping and twisting their bikes in the air. You need a lot of practice though.

15: N | Dirk | owitzki | Individual | Basketball | 7 foot, 245 pound Dirk Nowitzki came over to Texas from Wurzburg, Germany. He is a star player for the Dallas Mavericks and has been in the NBA for 12 years. He is number 41.

16: O | dessa Baseball Stadium | Venue | Baseball | The Odessa High School Baseball Stadium is home to the Odessa Bronchos. The team is state ranked 278 and nationally ranked 2308.

17: P | Texas Girls Volleyball | layoffs | Competition | Volleyball | Lady Longhorns compete annually in a competition for state, which they usually win. UT has a champion volleyball team so next time they compete, they will crush the opponent with their lady hooves

18: Q | uentin Jammer | Individual | Football | San Diego Charger cornerback, Quentin Jammer is from the city of Angleton, Texas. He owns the Jammer Family Foundation and happily lives with his wife and their two children.

19: R | ose Bowl Lanes | Venue | Bowling | Rose Bowl Lanes in West Texas is fun for the whole family. They offer 24 lanes, pizza, and lounges with TV's to watch sporting events. It is a really fun place to be.

20: S | Texas 5A | Competition | occer | Tournament | Soccer | Soccer is a fun sport. It is even more fun to watch. The 5A Soccer Tournament is very fun to watch and play in. It is a competition between two teams which go head to head for state. It is mainly a high school thing and is competed all over the US.

21: T | ennis | History | Tennis | Tennis is fun because it is possibly the easiest sport to play, for fun at least. Major Walter Clopton Wingfield invented land tennis in 1873, which later became the "tennis" we know today. You hit a ball and keep hitting it back and forth until you are out. It has been being played for centuries, and changing every play. It is an awesome sport.

22: U | IL Regional Athletic Competition | Competition | Soccer | The UIL Regional Athletic Competition, or UIL RAC, is sponsored by Texas Tech University.. It gathers all schools in the districts to play a game in any sport. Hill Country middle School won UIL Football 7A UIL District Champions 2010

23: V | anessa Ibewuike | Individual | Soccer | Vanessa Ibewieke, born on March, 26, 1991, is a native Plano, Texan. She plays for Purdue and is a softmore. She plays forward in her team.

24: W | estlake Chaps | Team | Volleyball | Westlake High School in Austin has a pride and joy to their Athletic Department. Their football team has won several state awards and their volleyball team has too.

25: X | avier Lawson- Kennedy | Individual | Football | Xavier Lawson- Kennedy is from Duncanville, TX. He plays defensive tackle for Oklahoma State and is 6-1 weighing 318 lbs. He was drafted to the NFL in 2007.

26: Y | oakum Bulldogs | Team | Swimming | The Yoakum Bulldogs founded in 1937 is a very athletic school. It has a pride for all their sports. They may not be the richest school in Texas but they try their hardest to keep their audiance in the gyms cool with big fans in replace of air conditioning.

27: Z | Babe Didrikson | aharius | Individual | Golf | Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete who achieved outstanding success in golf, basketball, and track and field. She was named the 10th Greatest North American Athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN, and the 9th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by the Associated Press.

28: C itations | A | http://www.texassports.com/sports/w-baskbl/mtt/hartung_annemarie00.html | B | http://www.h5ab.com/ | C | D | E | F | G | J | http://www.golfcolonial.com/ | The Walking Encyclopedia of Steve Sanders | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equestrian | The Walking Encyclopedia of Cat Sanders | http://www.utrecsports.org/facilities/locations/greaq.php

29: C itations C ont. | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | http://www.hutto.txed.net/education/school/school.php?sectionid=8 | http://www.texasicehockey.com/ | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_jump | http://www.statesman.com/cap10k/ | http://www.texassports.com/ | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motocross | http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dirk_nowitzki/

30: Citations Cont. Again | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | http://www.ectorcountyisd.org/ode/site/default.asp | http://www.uiltexas.org/volleyball | http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3533 | http://www.rosebowllanes.com/ | http://www.stxsoccer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=378&start=50 | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis | http://www.uiltexas.org/athletics

31: Citations Cont. Again, Again | V | W | X | Y | Z | http://www.purduesports.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/ibewuike_vanessa00.html | http://www.whschaps.com/ | http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=8687&draftyear=2007&genpos=DT | http://www.famoustexans.com/babedidrikson.htm | http://www.yoakumisd.net/high_school/site/default.asp

32: Map of A - Z | A | B | C | D | G | H | I | K | L | N | O | Q | R | V | W | X | Y | Z

33: I would like to dedicate my A-Z book to Coach Kee for being the most awesome Texas History teacher EVER!!! | Dedication

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