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Sunday, November 23, 2014 6:33 PM

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11/23/2014

TSWA All-State Football Nominations

Dear Coach:
I am handling ALL the nominations for ALL classes for the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Football Teams.

Please do not confuse our teams with the Associated Press All-State Football Teams, which are being released right before Christmas and were voted on using regular-season stats only. The TSWA All-State Teams include postseason stats. We’ll also select three teams, AP goes with two.

We also break down offensive linemen — centers, guards and tackles — SOPLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE HE PLAYS.

Also, NO STATS probably means NO ALL-STATE HONORS.

The deadline to nominate for your team is Friday, Dec. 26. Again, please include postseason stats in your season totals. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FAXED/E-MAILED ME NOMINATIONS, via Maury Sallinger’s form or just on your own you could put this in File 13 — providing you sent me ENOUGH information. I GOTTA HAVE BASIC STATS.

You are limited to SIX nominations (a player nominated at QB and DB counts as two nominations). The punter, place-kicker and kick-returner DO NOT count toward the six.

On offense, we’ll select three running backs, two split ends, a tight end, a center, and four offensive linemen. Remember, make sure to list WHAT POSITION YOUR OFFENSIVE LINEMAN PLAYS (G, C, T), if not, I’ll place him for you.

On defense, we’ll select four linemen, four linebackers and four defensive backs.

Don’t forget about place-kicker, punter and KICK-RETURNER. Include ONLY football stats and honors.

You can e-mail me at: robert.cessna@theeagle.com or fax nominations to 979-776-8923.

Please try to avoid calling me if possible, it would be way too much if every coach tried to call. You can contact me via fax or e-mail (I’ll confirm e-mails as I go through them).

If you are worried about me getting it, fax it AND e-mail. I’ve found that works out, I’d rather have it twice than not at all. Thanks. I’ll work for you if you work for me.

If you are still in the playoffs, you can send in nominations this week and update when the season is over — so you don’t forget. Or wait and send in at the end of your season. BUT DON’T FORGET. Thanks.

Sincerely yours,

Robert R. Cessna
robert.cessna@theeagle.com
(979) 731-4638
1-800-299-7355 ext. 4638
(979) 776-8923 FAX

Click this link to download the nomination form: TWSA All-State Football Nomination Form

11/10/2014

TSWA All-State Volleyball Nominations

Coaches are asked to submit nominations for the 2014 Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Team to Jack Stallard at the Longview News-Journal as soon as possible when their seasons conclude. The deadline for nominations is the Tuesday after the UIL State Volleyball Tournament, but please send nominations now if your team did not make the playoffs and send ASAP when your season ends.

Please nominate players as:
Setter
Libero
Middle blocker
Outside hitter

Include the player’s name, position, grade, school, classification of school and any available stats.

Nominations may be e-mailed to jstallard@news-journal.com or faxed to 903-757-3742.

8/22/2014

2014 Baseball All-State Teams Announced:

5A  —   4A  —   3A  —   2A  —   1A. Order an All-State plaque to memorialize your selection to the All-State team. Order info is in the column on the right side of this page.

6/29/2014

2014 Softball All-State Teams Announced:

5A   4A   3A   2A   A.
Order an All-State plaque to memorialize your selection to the All-State team. Order info is in the column on the right side of this page.

6/9/2014

TSWA All-State Baseball Nominations

Dear  Coach:

I am the All-State chairman for the Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State Baseball Teams (all classes).

NEED NOMINATIONS ASAP!!!!

We’ll select three pitchers, a first baseman, a second baseman, a shortstop, a third baseman, a catcher, three outfielders and a designated player. We’ll also have a second and third team.

Please include all pertinent BASEBALL information, and honors, along with classification and team record. Non-baseball accomplishments WILL NOT be included on the ballot. You can nominate up to five players (note, a player nominated at pitcher and shortstop counts as two positions, also if you have a great pitcher, but if he played elsewhere, nominate him at two positions).

If you are in the playoffs please fax in now and THEN RE-FAX and update stats ASAP when season is over. Trust me, every little RBI and pitching or team victory helps. Thanks.

Please fax the information to (979) 776-8923 or e-mail at robert.cessna@theeagle.com. Please try to avoid calling me if possible, it would be way too much if every coach tried to call.

I’m dealing with hundreds of coaches, trying to cover spring sports in our area as well, so life gets hectic. You can contact me via fax or e-mail (I’ll confirm e-mail as I go through them). If you are worried, fax it and e-mail. I’ve found that works out, I’d rather have it twice than not at all. I have a big box on my desk, and everyone knows to put faxes/e-mails in there.

Thanks.

Sincerely yours,
Robert R. Cessna
All-State chairman
(979) 731-4638
1-800-299-7355 ext. 4638
(979) 776-8923 FAX

1/29/2014

Time to Renew your TSWA Membership!

It is time to renew your TXSWA membership for 2014 The website is designed with you and Texas high school sports fans in mind. The membership form is on the site ready to be printed, filled out and mailed to Maury Salinger who will be happy to collect your $10.00 membership on behalf of TXSWA. Just click About TXSWA and you'll find the form.

We want to communicate to coaches, student-athletes, parents, and others who are interested in the work we are doing. This is your forum too! If you have any suggestions -- don't be bashful.

At the moment -- get your membership in to Maury ASAP! Keep up the good work!

1/21/2014

2013 Volleyball All-State Teams Announced:

5A  —   4A  —   3A  —   2A  —   1A. Order an All-State plaque to memorialize your selection to the All-State team. Order info is in the column on the right side of this page.

11/5/2013

Attention Coaches, Parents, Players and Fans! ...

When the 2013 All-State football and volleyball teams are released and you look for a player that didn't make one of the teams -- please do us a favor before sending an irate E-mail listing all the reasons why your player was deserving to be on one of these teams.

We can't select players if they were never nominated. Coaches and/or sports writers are the only ones who can nominate a player(s). If they are not nominated - our writers can't vote on someone who is not on the ballot. So check with your coach FIRST to see if the player was even nominated.

There is no way a single sports writer, who compiles the ballots, can know every player across the state. Coaches are the life-line in helping us select players. If coaches choose not to participate in submitting their players -- then we can't do anything beyond that.



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