With a senior-laden team, Socorro (El Paso, Texas) looked like the team to beat in Texas' Class 5A division. But the Bulldogs exceeded expectations and made history en route to the championship, writes Jeff Miller.
When star outfielder Slade Heathcott made his season pitching debut for Texas High (Texarkana) in the Texas 4A title game, no one could have guessed he would shut down highly ranked Moody (Corpus Christi) for the title.
The outbreak of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, has caused spring sports teams to suspend play in Texas and Alabama. State athletic federations are grappling with keeping athletes safe and championship competition fair, writes Jeff Miller.