Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 2, 2013

Belleville Althoff blanks Lady Rams soccer

The Register-News

---- — Belleville Althoff blanks Lady Rams

MT. VERNON — Belleville Althoff’s soccer team scored four times in the first half on its way to a 6-0 win against the Lady Rams on Monday.

Mt. Vernon goalie Paisley Stewart finished the game with 13 saves. Mt. Vernon held Althoff scoreless for 20 minutes before the Lady Crusaders scored their opening goal.

Mt. Vernon is 1-4-1 this season and hosts Olney on Thursday.

Lady Cardinals edge Wayne City

WOODLAWN — The Lady Cardinals softball team beat Wayne City 4-2 Monday.

Carly Ethridge was Woodlawn’s winning pitcher. She threw a complete game and finished with four strikeouts.

Cassandra Lueking had a hit and two RBI for Woodlawn. Christy Barnes and Kelsea Bock had a hit and RBI each. Paige Tufts, Payton Tufts, Allison England and Kerstie Harlow all had a hit each.

Woodlawn is 4-3 this season and 2-0 in Midland Trail Conference play. The Lady Cardinals host Cobden on Wednesday.

Jack Pardee, coach and player, dies

HOUSTON (AP) — Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys” at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, died Monday.

He was 76.

In November, Pardee’s family announced that he had gall bladder cancer that had spread to other organs and that he had six to nine months to live. The family has established a memorial scholarship fund in Pardee’s name at the University of Houston, where Pardee coached from 1987-89.

“Today, we mourn the passing of a great man who dedicated his life to the game of football and was a true gentleman in every sense of the word,” Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades said.

“It was not a coincidence that success followed coach and his teams wherever he worked, and the University of Houston program was blessed to have him lead our football program during some of our most exciting times.”

Pardee was born in Iowa and moved to west-central Texas as a teenager.