Monday, July 11, 2016 1:31 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Robert R. Cessna
All-State chairman (979) 731-4638
1-800-299-7355 ext. 4638
(979) 776-8923 FAX
Click this link to download the nomination form: 2015 All-State Baseball Nomination form
It is time to renew your TXSWA membership for 2015. 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.
When 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.
Download this form, then fill it out and mail it with your check, payable to:Sports Media Publications
Players can now memorialize their Texas Sports Writers Association All-State selection. If you were selected as an All-State player in football, volleyball, baseball, or softball -- you can order one of two available beautiful plaques with your name, sport, and year that you were selected as one of the prestigious All-State players in Texas. The lighter wood plaque is laser-cut; the darker wood plaque has a smooth metal surface.
The plaques (7" x 9") are only $40 (including s/h) and can be personally customized to serve as a reminder of your outstanding athletic achievement. Each plaque will have a silhouette of an athlete for each sport.
If you want to order a plaque - please contact us with your plaque selection, name, sport and year of being selected as an All-State player. All orders must be pre-paid. No credit cards accepted.Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.
It is time to renew your TXSWA membership for 2013. 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!