Mock wins gold in Austin

first_imgBy LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSSometimes all that glitters is gold.  Port Isabel High senior Sydney “Trey” Mock was awarded the gold medal in the discus at last weekend’s UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin.He threw the metal disc a personal best 175-feet, 4-inches on his second attempt, and finished 19 feet ahead of second place Jack Hays of Graham, who got the silver medal with toss of 156-04.  Cuero’s Claeveon Patton was third with a distance of 155-09.“I knew I had first when I threw that one (175-04),” Mock said Wednesday.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedMock, Torres Qualify for StateBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High throwers Trey Mock and Ian Torres have both qualified for the state track and field meet with their outstanding performances at the regional meet in Kingsville last week. Mock was the gold medalist in the discus competition with a personal…May 5, 2017In “News”Mock, Euresti Win Gold at Tarpon RelaysBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sydney “Trey” Mock and Jesus Euresti led the Port Isabel track and field men with gold medal-winning performances in their events at last Saturday’s Tarpon Relays in Port Isabel. Mock won gold for the second time in as many meets this season with…March 3, 2017In “News”Mock, Torres Ready for DistrictBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sydney “Trey” Mock and Joseph Ian Torres are about as ready as they can be for the District 32-4A track and field meet. Mock won his fourth gold medal of the season in the discus competition and Torres took the silver medal for…April 7, 2017In “News” Sharelast_img read more

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Stars Edge Wild 3-2 In Overtime

first_imgThe Minnesota Wild lost 3-2 at Dallas in overtime last night.  Jamie Benn scored the game winner for the Stars.Minnesota got goals from Nino Niederreiter and Erik Haula and Darcy Kuemper had 29 saves for the Wild.  Minnesota was outshot 32-29.The Wild are 9-7-2 and will host Winnipeg Wednesday at 6pm, pregame on AM 1390 at 5:45. About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360p 1080p HD 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1last_img

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‘Jeopardy!’ legend Ken Jennings says it’s “inevitable” he will face-off against “‘Jeopardy!’ James” Holzhauer

first_imgABC(LOS ANGELES) — What is “inevitable?”Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings selected that response when asked if he might one day face off against recently-unseated champ James Holzhauer.  Holzhauer’s winning streak made headlines before coming to an end just shy of breaking the regular season prize money record earlier this week.“It’s got to be inevitable,” Jennings, 45, said in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America when asked if there would ever be a Jennings-Holzhauer showdown on the beloved game show.“But Jeopardy! only does those special tournaments so often,” he added. “And obviously I can’t get 29-year-old Ken to show up with his sleek, 29-year-old brain, it’s got to be me with my broke-down brain.”Jennings, of Seattle, holds the Jeopardy! record for the most consecutive games won — 74 — and the highest winnings in regular season play — $2,520,700 — according to the show’s Hall of Fame.Jennings said he was cheering for Holzhauer during his 32-week winning streak, saying, “For many years, I have assumed that the record is beatable.”“It seemed like he might be the guy, the chosen one, so I was very excited,” he said. “I wanted to see it come down to the wire, I wanted to see if it could be beaten because I think it can be done.”“He was so close to the cash record,” Jennings added. Jennings even equated Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! prowess to the AI-powered IBM supercomputer Watson, who famously beat Jennings during a Jeopardy! match in 2011.“Watching James on that show, he feels as close to Watson as you can get and still have a pulse,” he said. “My guess is playing against James is going to be a lot like playing against Watson.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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