Sports Headlines–4/8/2013

The Bryan Vikings kept their hopes of making a play-off run alive in District 14-5A Friday as they beat the visiting Conroe Tigers 6 to 1.  But, the A&M Consolidated Tigers lost a hard fought game to district leader The Woodland Friday 4 to 3.  The Rudder Rangers dropped a pair of District 18-4A games falling to Huntsville on Friday night 12 to 2 and to Caney Creek on Saturday 3 to 1.  And, the College Station Cougars blasted Navasota 9 to 1 on Friday for a District 18-3A win and also beat Georgetown East View 7 to 1 on Saturday in a non-district game.  Tomorrow night, the Vikings will host The Woodlands, the Tigers will host Lufkin, the Rang to ers will host Magnolia West, and the Cougars will host Madisonville.

The Bryan Lady Vikings softball team made a sweep of the 2013 Crosstown Showdowns with the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers winning on Friday night 4 to 3.  But, the Lady Vikings dropped a Saturday non-district game to 8th-ranked Austin Bowie 5 to 4.  The Rudder Lady Rangers lost a District 18-4A game to Waller on Friday 4 to 2.  And, The College Station Lady Cougars lost a District 18-3A game to Navasota on Friday 6 to 5.  Tomorrow, the Lady Vikings will play at Lufkin, the Lady Tigers will host College Park, the Lady Rangers will host Brenham, and the Lady Cougars will host Madisonville.

The Texas A&M baseball team dropped a pair of conference games Friday and Saturday to Auburn 6 to 4 in 10 innings on Friday and 10 to 5 on Saturday.  The Aggies rallied yesterday to salvage the final game of the series beating the Tigers 4 to 1.  The Aggies will host Sam Houston State for a non-conference game tomorrow night.

The 10th-ranked Texas Aggie softball team used a break from the conference schedule to get back onto the winning track beating visiting Colorado State 10 to nothing in five innings on Friday, 3 to 1 on Saturday, and 10 to 2 in five innings yesterday.  The Aggies will continue their break from the S-E-C schedule tomorrow by hosting a doubleheader with Lamar University.

In pro basketball, the Houston Rockets beat the Trail Blazers in Portland Friday 116 to 98 but lost to the Nuggets in Denver Saturday 132 to 114, the San Antonio Spurs slipped past the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday 99 to 97, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Kings in Sacramento on Friday 117 to 108 and topped the Trail Blazers in Portland yesterday 96 to 91.

And, in major league baseball, the Houston Astros were swept by the Oakland A’s as they lost on Friday 8 to 3, lost on Saturday 6 to 3, and lost again yesterday 9 to 3.  The Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels on Friday 3 to 2, lost on Saturday 8 to 4, but beat the Angels yesterday 7 to 3.  Tonight, the Astros will open a three-game series against the Mariners in Seattle and the Rangers will begin a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington.