GEORGE WEST – For 39 years, George West High School teacher and coach Chuck Pawelek, who has announced his retirement, has been a mainstay on the diamond, coaching either baseball or softball, including leading a talented team of Lady Longhorns to the 2010 state championship in softball.

George West's Ethan Bernal carries the ball after recovering a fumble for the West squad in the annual Coastal Bend Coaches Association All-Star Football Game Saturday in Corpus Christi. Bernal's West team beat the East by a 30-20 count.

Beth Ham, a senior at George West High School, signs a letter of intent to play softball for Schreiner University. Attending the ceremony were GWHS softball coach Benito Garcia, Beth's parents, Jimmy and Elizabeth Ham, and Select softball coach Richard Galvan.

Faith Townsend is headed to state after completing a 5 foot six inch jump in the high jump and a strong run in the 100 meter hurdles, capturing first in both events at the regional meet in San Antonio on April 27.