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High schools: Outside the Box, May 17

May 17, 2019

Figure this 3: Area swimming coaches — Alamo Heights’ Don Walker, Reagan’s Mike Sansavera and Boerne ISD’s Linda Lucke McClure — who are retiring at the end of this school year. The three are among the area’s most successful in the sport.Walker is leaving after 38 years — 32 with San Antonio ISD and the past six seasons at Alamo Heights. He led the Alamo Heights girls to UIL Class 5A state title in 2014, second place in 2017, third place in 2015 and three other top-10 finishes.Sansavera coached 12 years at Reagan and 19 overall. He previously coached at Antonian. Under his guidance, Reagan this season won its fifth straight Region VII-6A girls crown and eighth in the past nine. The boys team has captured five of the past seven regional titles.McClure oversaw the Boerne ISD program for 22 years, coaching both Boerne and Champion at the same time. During her tenure, she guided the boys and girls teams at each school to top-10 finishes at the UIL state meet.400: Career wins for Boerne Champion baseball coach Chuck Foster, who reached the milestone with the Chargers’ 7-0 decision over Eagle Pass Winn in Game 1 of a Class 5A second-round series.Foster collected his 250th win at Champion with a 4-0 triumph vs. McCollum on April 12. He’s been at the school for 11 seasons. Odds and ends Softball: Incarnate Word, seeking its fifth straight TAPPS Division I state championship, faces Houston St. Agnes in the state semifinals at 6:30 p.m. today at Crosby High School, near Houston.The Shamrocks (22-9-1) will tangle with St. Agnes in the state semifinals for the third straight year. The teams also met in the state final in 2016.Incarnate Word is at the state tournament for the eighth straight season and the 19th time in the past 23 seasons. It has won nine titles during the span, including four straight and five in the past six seasons.The Incarnate Word-St. Agnes winner will play Dallas Bishop Lynch or Fort Worth Nolan in the state final at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Area commitments Kavon Booker, Clemens basketball: West Texas A&MTerrence Thomas