BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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AUSTIN, Texas _ As a high school football player, Oklahoma-born Jaxson Hayes had a slight problem that was only getting bigger: He was getting taller. A growth spurt shot him up to about 6-foot-7. Basketball beckoned. From a 6-foot, 125-pound freshman, to a 6-10, 200-pound senior, Hayes has made an extraordinary leap from a player who barely got on the court to an elite-level prospect courted by some of the top college programs in the country. Hayes landed at Texas, where his early play has twice earned Big 12 newcomer of the week honors. And he’s still growing, having now reached 6-11. Texas plays Saturday against Grand Canyon. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 940 words, with photo.
BKC--ARLINGTON BAPTIST-HOUSTON BAPTIST
Arlington Baptist plays Houston Baptist at Sharp Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
NEW YORK _ The New York Jets have placed running back Isaiah Crowell on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury. Crowell didn’t practice all week and had already been ruled out for the Jets’ game against Houston on Saturday. He was hurt against Tennessee two weeks ago and re-injured his foot against Buffalo last Sunday. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 320 words, with photo.
FBC--DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP
SHENANDOAH, Texas _ Mount Union and Mary Hardin-Baylor, who are both 14-0, meet Friday night for the Division III national championship. By Jeremy Rakes. 500 words.
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