University of Texas tennis player Joey Swaysland is from Wagga Wagga, Australia. He may want to go back after a Texas football player broke his jaw for dating his ex-girlfriend. Iowa State distance runner Rico Loy is from Bad Wildbad, Germany.
Rags to riches
T.J. Cline didn’t even make the varsity at 4,600-student Plano West (Texas) High until his senior year. Cline, who grew from 5-9 as a freshman to 6-8, averaged 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds this season as a freshman for Division 1 Niagara. His mother is Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. She had a much better winning percentage than T.J.’s father, Tim Cline, who played for the Washington Generals.
Add to the All-Name team Maine women’s hockey player Chloe Tinkler.
Fagula vs. Jenness
We had always assumed Londonderry’s John Fagula was the winningest girls basketball coach in New Hampshire history. But Gary Jenness’ former assistant and current Groveton coach Timothy Haskins e-mailed that Jenness has a few more wins at 606. Like Fagula, Jenness is still going strong. He guided White Mountain to the Division 3 finals this winter.
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