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Texas Connects Us: Grandview's ZZ Skippers Among Top Jump Roping Teams in the Nation



    ZZ Skippers Qualify for International Jump Rope Competition

    A group of students in Johnson County are creating quite a buzz, after the ZZ Skippers became one of only three U.S. teams to qualify for an international jump rope competition held in New York. (Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

    In rural Texas, the most popular sport is usually football. But in tiny Grandview, Texas, exists one of the most competitive jump roping teams in the country.

    "Keep going, push yourself," yells coach Braukel Bishop. "Push yourself."

    The coach isn't barking out orders to big lineman, she's motivating her team of jump ropers.

    "I just consider it like a normal sport," said Tanner Huffman, a member of the jump rope team. "But, you don't really hear much about competitive jump ropers, that's not a huge thing."

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Huffman is a junior at Grandview High School, where the jump rope team, The ZZ Skippers, just qualified for an international competition in New York.  The team of junior high and high school students make up one of only three teams in the U.S. to make it.

    "It's so unique. It's so different," Huffman added.

    Through the years, he's heard it all.

    "Probably the most common question, like 99 percent of the time, is, 'Do you do the double dutch?" Huffman joked. "I say yes, and I do more."

    The team trains just like any other sport.

    "You have to work for everything you do in jump rope, " added coach Shelley Beaumont.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    With their community watching, they hope to reach new heights.

    "It is life, it is our whole life, " Coach Bishop said.

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