Sports Briefs, Feb. 16

February 16, 2013

PERKINS RE-SIGNS WITH WNBA

SAN ANTONIO SILVER STARS

San Antonio Silver Stars guard Jia Perkins has signed a multi-year contract, the team announced.

“I am extremely excited to continue my career with the Silver Stars,” Perkins said. “As a Texas native, I love having the opportunity to stay close to home and I look forward to building on the success we’ve had in San Antonio over the past two seasons.”

The Silver Stars’ leading scorer off the bench for the past two seasons, Perkins was among the 10 players voted to San Antonio’s All-Decade Team in 2012. The Texas Tech alum ranked second in the WNBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.83) and ninth in steals (1.60) last season while averaging 10.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

A 2009 WNBA All-Star, Perkins ranks 19th among the WNBA all-time leaders in steals with 415 through 266 career games. She is averaging 11.2 points.

BOATER EDUCATION COURSES

Texas boater education certification courses are scheduled for the coming months at Granbury Regional Airport. The seven-hour class is highly recommended for all boaters.

Texas state law requires operaters ages 13-17 complete the course. Many insurance companies will give discounts of up to 20 percent to boat owners who have completed the course.

Each class lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Reservations are recommended as classes are restricted to 20 students. Minors 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the minimum age to attend is 12.

Parents attending with their child will not be charged unless they also desire the TPW certification.

Each person receiving certification must provide a social security number.

Cost of the class is $20. Contact 817-894-1912.

Schedule of Saturday classes: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7.

SB tourney to benefit

Tolar Project Graduation

The Tolar High Project Graduation Slow Pitch Softball Tournament is set for March 9 at City Park in Granbury. Competition will feature Men’s and Co-Ed divisions, and schedules will not conflict.

There will also be a home run derby.

Entry fee is $150 per team.

Contact Jeff Manning at [email protected]

GAA BASEBALL REGISTRATION

CONTINUES THROUGH FEB. 23

The Granbury Athletic Association, formerly the Hood County Youth Baseball Association, is currently holding registration for the spring season.

Players who sign up before today will receive an early bird discount. Online registration is open through Saturday, Feb. 23.

PHOTOS WANTED

Anyone wishing to have their team photo or a shot of an individual accomplishment published in the Hood County News sports section can submit it by mail or in person to our offices at 1501 S. Morgan St., Granbury, 76048, or by e-mail to [email protected]

CALLING ALL COACHES

Area coaches are asked to please report scores of sporting events to the Hood County News as soon as possible after the event is over. This information can be sent in a variety of forms.

To email, send to [email protected], fax to 817-279-8371 or by calling 817-456-6310.

Please list first/last names.

UPDATING ALUMNI INFO

The Hood County News

is updating its list of area athletes now playing in college. Please contact us with the name of the school and the sport.

Information can be emailed to [email protected], faxed to 817-279-8371 or called to 817-573-7066.

The Hood County News publishes alumni reports throughout the school year.

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