Conduct of Coaches Questioned in Texas Referee Incident - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Conduct of Coaches Questioned in Texas Referee Incident

By Jim Vertuno 
Associated Press

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - High school sports officials in Texas are questioning whether the coaches of two players accused of intentionally hitting a referee should have done more to calm emotions in what had been a tense game.           

Executive board members of the University Interscholastic League held a public hearing Wednesday on the incident from last Friday when two San Antonio Jay High School players blindsided the game umpire. The incident has drawn national attention.      

Board members called it an embarrassment for the state that will not be tolerated. Committee members directed local school officials to investigate whether Jay High School has a culture of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Board member Gil Garza, athletic director for Dallas schools, said the game was filled with penalties and ejections and was a "time bomb" waiting to go off.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Off the field, MVP on the Court

    Off the field, on the Court

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    As number 18, he’s a wide receiver who just wrapped up an impressive high school football career and holds seven Division I college offers, and with that Miller knows what you might be thinking. 

    As number 18, he’s a wide receiver who just wrapped up an impressive high school football career and holds seven Division I college offers, and with that Miller knows what you might be thinking. 

  • Warrant issued for Ector County man accused of murder

    Warrant issued for Ector County man accused of murder

    (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)

    Ector County Sheriff's Office have issued a warrant for 27-year-old Jesus Cajica Zermeno. Zermeno is accused of shooting and killing one man on the 12000 block of Citiation Drive and injuring another in mid-November.

    Ector County Sheriff's Office have issued a warrant for 27-year-old Jesus Cajica Zermeno. Zermeno is accused of shooting and killing one man on the 12000 block of Citiation Drive and injuring another in mid-November.

  • Local organization provides free blankets to rescues

    Local organization provides free blankets to rescues

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    With a cold front rolling in, people aren't the only ones trying to stay warm. Which is why one Midland woman is aiming to provide blankets for four-legged friends. 

    With a cold front rolling in, people aren't the only ones trying to stay warm. Which is why one Midland woman is aiming to provide blankets for four-legged friends. 

Powered by Frankly