Fall sports are upon us. Most of us think of football in the fall and why wouldn’t we, it is EVERYWHERE! Pop Warner, Middle School, High School, College and professional football leagues demand our attention. I mean honestly how many people do you know with a fantasy team? If you don’t have a fantasy team some people wonder what the heck you are doing! Then flip the channels – every third channel has a game on it. I must say I LOVE IT!
Abilene is home to the 2009 5A State Champion Abilene High Eagles. The Eagles have begun this season playing 3 out of state teams. In the early going they are 3 -2. Abilene Cooper is having a fantastic start with a 5-0 record, as is Abilene Christian High School at 4-1 and Wylie uncharacteristically is struggling at 1-4.
Our colleges leave nothing to be desired; Abilene Christian is undefeated, Hardin-Simmons ranked # 8 is 3-1 and McMurry is 2-2 adding some much needed enthusiasm.
Some of you may think it’s all about football, but you would be mistaken. Tennis is at its peak with all of the above named schools playing each week and all in the top portion of their district or conference. And let us not forget the USTA ZAT and Super Champs Major Zone tennis tournaments that come to town later this fall.
Volleyball is big business. All of our local high schools are participating in volleyball, along with the colleges. In conference play HSU is 4-1, McMurry is 3-1 and ACU is undefeated at 4-0. I might add volleyball is played in a climate controlled facility, which takes away the weather elements from the spectators and athletes. That is OK with me!
Enjoy the fall with all the sports going on and as your @ABITXsportslady, I’ll keep you posted. Until next time!