Denison linebackers warm up in front of a burning sky prior to the Yellow Jackets' annual rivalry game against Sherman High School on Oct. 17, 2014 in Denison, Texas. The Denison-Sherman annual rivalry game, known as "The Battle of the Axe," is the longest continuously played rivalry game in the state of Texas, dating back to 1901. The winner of the annual game takes possession of an axe-shaped trophy which has the scores of every game engraved in its blade. During this year's edition of "The Battle of the Axe," Denison dominated Sherman 42-20 on their way to picking up the school's 40th rivalry win and keep the axe in Denison for the second year in a row.
Saulo Cavalari celebrates after knocking out Mourad Bouzidi on the first round of their light heavyweight fight during Glory Superfight Series 12 held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. on Nov. 23, 2013.
Kickapoo junior Alyssa Griffin (right) gets her face painted by fellow cheerleader Josie Neal prior to the Chiefs' season opener against the Parkview Vikings at Kickapoo Chiefs Stadium in Springfield, Mo. on Aug. 21, 2015.
Maryville High School wide receiver Tracer Cordell (13) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown during third quarter action of the MSHSAA Class 3 State Championship Game between the Monett High School Cubs and the Maryville High School Spoofhounds at Robert W. Plaster Stadium in Springfield, Mo. on Nov. 26, 2016. The Monett Cubs won the game 27-18.
Missouri State Bears sprinter Kadisha Francois races towards her teammate and relay partner Holly Pattie-Belleli during the 4x400 meter relay race during the Missouri State Invitational track meet held at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium in Springfield, Mo. on April 22, 2016.
Abraham Lincoln players Kadeki Kelly (50) and Douglas Powell (51) celebrate with fans after winning the PSAL 2013 Football Championship Game played between Abraham Lincoln High School and Tottenville High School at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Bronx, N.Y. The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters beat the Tottenville Pirates 28-27.
Gary Player sinks a putt in the third green of the Top of the Rock golf course during the first day of competition of the Bass Pro Legends of Golf Tournament in Ridgedale, Mo. on April 24, 2015.
A member of Lufkin High School's "Panther Pride" drill team sits in the empty stands prior to the Panther's homecoming football game against Whitehouse played on Oct. 3, 2014 at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin, Texas. Established in 1905, Lufkin High has a proud football tradition dating back to the 1930s and '40s, when head coach Abe Martin led the Panthers to four district championships and only ten losses in seven years. The town's football success was continued by Dunbar High School, the segregated African-American high school in Lufkin, and its conquest of three state championship titles in the 1960's. After Lufkin High's integration in 1970, the Panthers have continuously produced eventual NFL players, including current Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant, and were crowned state champions in 2001.
Missouri State Bears wide receiver Zac Hoover (15) makes a one-handed touchdown reception as Southern Illinois Salukis cornerback Roman Tatum (4) attempts to cover him during fourth quarter action of the Missouri Valley Conference game between the Missouri State Bears and the Southern Illinois Salukis at Robert W. Plaster Stadium in Springfield, Mo. on Oct. 29, 2016. The Bears won the game 38-35.
Miami Heat center Chris Andersen warms up prior to the Heat's game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 17, 2013.
Elizabeth Begley of the Texas Longhorns Women's Tennis team during the team's series against Florida Atlantic University on April 5, 2013 at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.
Midland RockHounds infielder Matt Chapman (7) looks at one of his hits during the Texas League All-Star Home Run Derby held before the league's All-Star Game at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo. on June 28, 2016.
Jayton Jaybirds Freshman Judd Latham sits in the Jaybirds locker room before the start of their bi-district playoff game against the Guthrie Jaguars on Nov. 14, 2014. The Jaguars lived up to their billing as state champion contenders and beat the Jaybirds 84-34. Guthrie and Jayton play six-man football, a variety reserved for the smallest schools in the state, which often do not have the enrollment to field a full 11-man team.
Dallas Baptist University players warm up before the start of their Valley Conference baseball game against Missouri State University at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo. on April 2, 2015. The Patriots scored two home runs, but couldn't overcome a determined Missouri State team that took the victory 5-4.
Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright (11) goes for a layup as Indiana forward Jeremy Hollowell (33) misses the block during second half action of the 2K Sports Classic Championship game between the #18 UConn Huskies and the Indiana University Hoosiers on Nov. 22, 2013 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. UConn won the game 59-58.
Tottenville wide receiver Brendon Murphy (84) stretches for a pass as Abraham Lincoln free safety Jahsi Meade (16) looks on during the PSAL 2013 Football Championship Game played between the high schools at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Bronx, N.Y. The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters beat the Tottenville Pirates 28-27.
Missouri State University cheerleader Lacey Bertram flies up in the air during a stunt prior to the start of the Bears' season opener game against the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. on Sep. 5, 2015. The Tigers won the game 63-7.
Odessa Permian Senior wide receiver Taylor Thompson (12), junior defensive lineman Aaron Briswalter (55) and sophomore offensive lineman Jayce Rush (64) celebrate among teammates and cheerleaders after the Panthers defeated their archrival Midland Lee 45-28 on Oct. 10, 2014 at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland, Texas. Known popularly as "Mojo" after the chant started in the late 1960's, Permian counts itself as one of the elite programs in the state, with six state titles at the state's highest classification, seven undefeated seasons, close to 500 wins and two national championships to boast about.