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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Etwi finds end zone in A&M spring game

April 12, 2017 GMT

For the second straight year, Oak Ridge alum Kwame Etwi stood out at the annual Texas A&M spring game at Kyle Field.

Etwi, who is entering his junior year this fall, scored a touchdown and caught a long pass for the Maroon team, which beat the White team 23-7 this past Saturday.

Etwi, a 2015 Oak Ridge graduate, pushed through a one-yard rushing touchdown which extended Maroon’s lead with 2:33 left in the second quarter.

The former War Eagle totaled 10 yards on three carries but made a big play through the air with a 71-yard reception from quarterback Nick Starkel.

In last year’s spring game, Etwi scored a 31-yard rushing touchdown. He totaled 70 yards on 11 carries.

During his sophomore campaign, Etwi saw action in four regular-season games. He rushed for a touchdown and totaled 63 yards on 10 rushing attempts.

As a senior at Oak Ridge during the fall of 2014, Etwi earned District 16-6A and Montgomery County Offensive Most Valuable Player honors.


Kyle Swanson (Montgomery) leads Northwestern State in earned run average in 13 appearances out of the bullpen. In 24 2/3 innings, the sophomore’s ERA stands at 3.38 with 17 strikeouts and 12 walks. Swanson’s longest outing of the year came this past Sunday when he logged 4 1/3 innings on the mound against Stephen F. Austin. He gave up two earned runs.

Max Page (Montgomery) holds a 3.38 ERA at UT-Tyler so far this season. Page has appeared in 12 games with four starts for the Patriots. In 25 2/3 innings, Page has struck out 14 and walked 12.

Alex Dunlap (The Woodlands) has two homers and 10 RBIs so far this season at Stanford. The former Highlander has started 23 games at catcher and is batting .268. Behind the plate, he is 7-for-11 on stolen base attempts.


Sophomore Hailey Garza (Magnolia) is batting .300 in 34 games this season at the University of Texas-San Antonio. The former Lady Bulldog has made 25 starts and has five RBIs and three extra-base hits.

Kaitlyn Stavinoha (The Woodlands) continues to shine during her sophomore season at UMass. The former Lady Highlander leads the team in batting average at .366. Her 26 RBIs is 15 more than her closest teammate in that catergory and she has one homer. In the infield, Stavinoha has a .938 fielding percentage.

Mostly used as a pinch runner, Ashley Davis (Splendora) has appeared in 25 games for Angelina College and has scored 17 runs. She only has two at-bats this season.