- Tucson brothers Seth and Martin Pepper became Hall of Fame swimmers at Arizona in the ’90s; Seth won the 1993 NCAA title in the 100 butterfly and Martin won the same title in 1996. Now they are world travelers and the world is about to see their work. On Oct. 9, Martin’s “How the Earth Works” will debut on the Discovery Channel, an eight-week series that examines everything from earthquakes and floods to Mount Everest. Seth shot, edited and produced the video that got the Discovery Channel’s attention. Martin then produced the series. In whatever free time he has, Martin Pepper is completing his doctorate degree at Arizona. Yes, he will soon be Dr. Pepper.
- Seth Mejias-Brean, Arizona’s steady third baseman during the 2012 College World Series championship, enhanced his value to the parent Cincinnati Reds this season. Through Friday, Mejias-Brean led Class A Dayton in batting average (.305) and RBIs (79) and also exhibited power with 10 home runs. The Cienega High grad is expected to be invited to the Reds’ Fall Instructional League and is a possibility for the Arizona Fall League, where leading prospects are assigned.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars gave Matt Scott enough playing time to win a roster spot, including starting him against Atlanta last week. But he completed just 45 percent of his passes, none for touchdowns, in four games and 40 attempts. That’s not close to good enough. Scott was struggling from the start, playing under center rather than in his shotgun, spread-offense that he learned from Sonny Dykes and Frank Scelfo at Arizona. Scott is likely to be employed on another team’s practice squad at some point this season.
- Hal Warnock was the first UA grad to become a major-league baseball player (St. Louis Browns, 1935); he continued after baseball to make a mark as an attorney here. His son, Tucson High and UA Law School grad John Warnock, a retired UA English professor, left an imprint as president of the Tucson High School class of ’59. Last week, after leading a fundraising campaign, John Warnock added to that legacy. The historic “T’’ on top of Tucson High’s main building was restored at a cost of about $7,500 and illuminated before the Badgers played Sahuaro in the annual Coaches for Charity Kickoff Classic. You can’t miss it. First class.
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