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April 2004

Release Date: April 16, 2004

ASU to Host UIL Region1-4A Academic, Athletic Events

Some 3,000 high school students, coaches, sponsors, and parents will descend on San Angelo for the UIL Region 1-4A Academic and Athletic Spring Meet Sunday, April 18, through May 1, at Angelo State University and other local facilities.

Region 1-4A includes 65 schools and eight districts, encompassing El Paso, Dumas, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Stephenville and San Angelo.

Golf and tennis events are scheduled Monday through Tuesday, April 19-20, at Bentwood Country Club, Quicksand Golf Course and Riverside Golf Club. The one-act play and computer science competitions are scheduled Friday, April 23, and academic events are set for Saturday, April 24, on the ASU campus. The UIL competitions will conclude April 30-May 1 with the track and field competitions at the ASU Multipurpose Sports Complex.

The boys' and girls' tennis tournament will be played on the courts at Bentwood Country Club with first-round matches set to begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 19, and to continue through Tuesday.

The boys' and girls' golf tournaments will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, and will resume at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tournament play for boys will be at Quicksand Golf Course and for girls at Riverside Golf Club.

The one-act plays will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the ASU Auditorium and are open to the public. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. The computer science competition will start at 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the ASU Math-Computer Science Building.

The remaining academic competitions are set for Saturday, April 24, at various times and ASU locations. Those competitions include information speaking, persuasive speaking, prose interpretation, poetry interpretation, Lincoln-Douglas debate, spelling and vocabulary, ready writing, current issues and events, social studies, literary criticism, news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, and headline writing.

Also on Saturday, April 24, students will compete in a number of science and technology events, including number sense, calculator applications, science, computer applications, mathematics and accounting.

The regional boys' and girls' track and field meet will begin with long jump, discus and pole vault at 2 p.m. for the girls and at 4 p.m. for the boys Friday, April 30. The preliminaries in running events will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. The track and field competition will resume on Saturday, May 1, with field events beginning at noon and finals in the running events starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per day for adults and $3 per day for students. A two-day pass is available for adults for $8.

Participating schools include:

From District 1: Canutillo, El Paso, Austin, Bowie, Burges, Chapin, Irvin and Jefferson high schools, all of El Paso.

From District 2: Clint, Clint Horizon and Mountain View, El Paso Del Valle, El Paso El Dorado, El Paso Parkland, El Paso Riverside, El Paso Ysleta, Fabens and San Elizario high schools.

From District 3: Amarillo Caprock and Palo Duro, Canyon Randall, Dumas, Hereford, Pampa and Plainview high schools.

From District 4: Andrews, Big Spring, Levelland, Lubbock Estacado, San Angelo Lake View and Wolfforth Frenship high schools.

From District 5: Burkburnett, Mineral Wells, Springtown, Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls Hirschi, and Wichita Falls Rider high schools.

From District 6: Azle, Denton, Denton Ryan, Frisco, Frisco Centennial, Justin Northwest, Keller Central, Lewisville Hebron, North Richland Hills Birdville and North Richland Hills Richland high schools.

From District 7: Arlington Heights, Dunbar, Eastern Hills, North Side, Polytechnic, South Hills, Southwest, Trimble Tech, Western Hills and Wyatt high schools, all of Forth Worth.

From District 8: Aledo, Brownwood, Crowley, Granbury, Joshua, North Crowley, Stephenville, and White Settlement Brewer high schools.