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The Grammys are coming up, and the nominees have been announced. JAY-Z leads the pack with eight nominations this year, including nods album of the year, a record of the year, the song of the year and best rap album. Kendrick Lamar follows with seven nominations, while Bruno Mars is the third most-nominated artist with six. SZA is 2018's most Grammy-nominated woman with five nominations; Khalid, Childish Gambino, and producer No I.D. also scored five nominations.The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 28. The final round of Grammy voting runs from Dec. 7-21.
Mansfield ISD Playoffs
UPDATE ON BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
The 2017 MLB regular season was a fantastic season. Memorable greats like Cody Bellinger as well as let's do not forget Giancarlo Stanton's 59 home run season. As sad as it is to say this, the season is officially over, but Baseball isn't finished. Coming into the 2017 MLB postseason was 2 wild card games. Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees vs Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins, on the other side the National league game was between Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks vs Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies. The American League game was won by the Yankees who would later go on to face the Indians and move on to the ALCS winning 3-2. The Astros played the Red Sox in a best of 5 ALDS which ended with the Astros winning 3-1 and now looking to face the Yankees for an exciting ALCS. Transition to the national league, The Diamondbacks over took the Rockies and moved up to face the Dodgers for a best of 5 which they got swept. The Cubs and Nationals who already had secured their spots for the NLDS faced off and the Cubs moved up winning Game 5. The ALCS is set to begin October 13th in Houston at 7:00 pm, while the NLCS game will take place one day later in Los Angeles at 7:00 pm. The season has been a great one and just wait for more good things to come.
After a historic 16-17 year for misd, legacy continued a stretch of football success, reaching the quarter finals. They beat cleburne, dallas spruce, frisco wakeland, loss to highland park 14-7, eventual state champion.
Led by senior quarter back, Kendall Catalon and his sophomore brother Jaylon, Legacy finished 11 and 3 overall and 6 and 1 in district. Kendall won 10 5a district mvp, and jaylon won defensive mvp, and was voted as the top defensive player in the state. Legacy beat all three mansfield schools in their district. Coach Melson’s team went deeper in the playoffs than any other Mansfield team.
3 MISD Swimmers Medal at UIL swimming!!!
At the State UIL meet in early February, , three MISD swimmers took home medals in 4 different events. Haley Yelle, an Olympic trials qualifier and senior at Legacy High School, earned silver medals in the girls 200 and 500 meter freestyles. Jeff Jameson, also a senior at Legacy, scored a bronze in the boys 500 meter freestyle, while Lake Ridge’s junior, Hunter Jaynes, earned a bronze in the boys 1 meter diving event.
MISD’s Top Recruits
On February 1st, over 80 MISD athletes participated in National Signing Day at the PAC. Top recruits include Timberview’s Chennedy Carter, who averaged 20 points per game, leading her team to the state finals. Carter was also nominated as a Mcdonalds All American, and was ranked a top 5 player in the country by ESPN Recruiting. She will be playing Basketball for Texas A&M.
In football, Mansfield defensive back and wide receiver Saiid Adebo will be playing football for Stanford University. Adebo had 25 catches for almost 500 yards and 2 touchdowns, helping Mansfield win its 2nd district title.
His teammate Kennedy Brooks will be playing football for Oklahoma University. He was a 2 time winner of the Landry Award, given to the top player in the Metroplex. Brooks led the state in rushing with over 2800 yards and 40 touchdowns.
Lake Ridge’s corner Bryson Jackson will be playing football for Baylor, while his teammate Lauren Mondy will be heading to Arizona State to play linebacker.
Also from Lake Ridge, Mike Adewunmi will be playing basketball for the University of Houston. He was all district 14-5A.
Lastly, Legacy’s Haley Yelle will be swimming for Texas A&M She was an Olympic trials Qualifier this year, and won 2 silver medals at UIL State swimming in the 200 and 500 meter freestyle.
At the State track and field Meet in early May, Gold medals were earned by Legacy’s Ja’Leesa Giles in both the 100 and 200 meter dash, Lake Ridge’s Faith Ette in shot put and Jasmine Moore in both the triple jump and long jump. Valencia Bullock followed her fellow eagle teammate with a silver in the triple jump.
Silver medals were also earned by Ariel Ford for the 400 meter dash, Kelly Rowe for the 100 meter dash, and a 4x100 relay from Valencia, Ariel, Kelly, and Jasmine Moore, all from Lake Ridge.
At the state meet, altogether MISD won 14 medals.
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