STORM CENTER COLUMN: Here’s your 2015 schedule

The sports editor is currently in The Bowie News on Christmas night, toiling away and writing this column.
I sure hope you received everything you wished for during the holiday season.
Pretty soon, basketball will be joined by other sports on the calendar, including powerlifting and baseball.
The Bowie High School powerlifting team – which features both female and male competitors – will open the season on Jan. 10 at the Keller Timber Ridge meet.
The Bowie baseball team released its schedule on Twitter, and features several scrimmages including versus Millsap at Chico on Feb. 9, 2015. There will also be a Hit-a-Thon and other scrimmages against Whitesboro, Iowa Park and Pilot Point.
The Jackrabbit baseball opener will take place at NTX Tournament of Champions on Feb. 26.
During the holidays, one of the gifts I always asked for was a calendar.
As a sports editor, my schedule is quite regimented, and a calendar is a useful tool. Today, I don’t need a physical calendar so much because there’s one on my cell phone.
Early next week, there are several basketball tournaments.
Sports contributor Blake Wood will be going to the Windthorst Tournament on Dec. 30.
Yours truly will attend the Whataburger Tournament in the Fort Worth area on Dec. 31.
There are some exciting things coming up in 2015 from a non-sports perspective.
In March, a total solar eclipse will take place in the north Atlantic area. Book your trip NOW!
If Queen Elizabeth II is still reigning on Sept. 10 – the day before my birthday – she will surpass her great-grandmother Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Read more of this column in the weekend Bowie News.

Editor’s Note: The Storm Center column is the expressed written views of sports editor Eric Viccaro and not The Bowie News.

AT&T Stadium in Arlington will be the site of at least one Dallas Cowboys playoff game in 2015 as well as the College Football Playoff national championship on Jan. 12. Baylor plays Michigan State here in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1. (Courtesy photo by James Smith/The Dallas Cowboys)