Sports Headlines–4/17/2014

High school baseball is being played one day early this week due to tomorrow’s Good Friday holiday.  The Bryan Vikings will be playing at district front-runner The Woodlands tonight.  The Vikings can take first place in District 14-5A away from the Highlanders with a win tonight.  Also in District 14-5A tonight, the A&M Consolidated Tigers are hosting Oak Ridge at 7 pm.  In District 18-4A, the Rudder Rangers are hosting Willis at 7 pm.  And, in District 18-3A, the top-ranked College Station Cougars are playing at Taylor.

The high school softball regular season schedule comes to an end tonight.  The Bryan Lady Vikings are hosting College Park for a District 14-5A game at 6:30 pm and the College Station Lady Cougars are playing a District 18-3A game at Taylor.

The Texas A&M baseball team crushed Abilene Christian 20 to 2 in a non-conference game at BlueBellPark last night.  This weekend, the Aggies are hosting 22nd-ranked Kentucky for an S-E-C series.  The Aggies and Wildcats will play tomorrow at 6:35 pm, Saturday at 2:05 pm, and Sunday at 12:05 pm.

The 21st-ranked Texas Aggie softball team picked up an 11 to 2 run-rule non-conference win over Sam Houston State yesterday.  The Aggies will host 5th-ranked Florida for three games this weekend.  Texas A&M and the Gators will play tomorrow at 7 pm, Saturday at 5 pm, and Sunday at 12 noon.

Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel announced yesterday he is transferring to another school where he would be able to play immediately.  Joeckel did not say what school he would transfer to.  That leaves sophomore Kenny Hill and freshman Kyle Allen as the two leading candidates to replace Johnny Manziel as the Aggies quarterback this fall.

The pro basketball season ended last night with the Houston Rockets losing to the New Orleans Pelicans 105 to 100, the San Antonio Spurs losing to the L-A Lakers 113 to 100, and the Dallas Mavericks losing to the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime 106 to 105.  Sunday in the first round of the play-offs, the Rockets will host Portland and the Spurs will host the Mavericks.

And, in major league baseball last night, the Houston Astros lost to the Kansas City Royals 6 to 4 in 11 innings and the Texas Rangers slipped past the Seattle Mariners 3 to 2.  Today, the Astros and Royals will wrap up their series in Houston and the Rangers will wrap up their series with the Mariners.

Sports Headlines–4/16/2014

The Bryan Vikings baseball team clinched a play-off spot from District 14-5A last night when they beat the visiting Lufkin Panthers 3 to 1.  The Vikings are just one-half game behind first-place The Woodlands going into Thursday game against the Highlanders.  Also last night in District 14-5A, the A&M Consolidated Tigers were nipped by College Park on the road 2 to 1.  The Rudder Rangers lost a close District 18-4A game at Brenham 2 to 1.  And, the top-ranked College Station Cougars survived Rockdale in District 18-3A 2 to 1.  Thursday, the Tigers will play at Oak Ridge, the Rangers will host Willis, and the Cougars will play at Taylor.

In softball last night, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers beat Conroe in District 14-5A 5 to 3, the Rudder Lady Rangers lost to District 18-4A champion Montgomery 12 to 2, and the College Station Lady Cougars gave up 7 runs in the 7th inning in losing a District 18-3A game to Rockdale 10 to 4.  Thursday, the Bryan Lady Vikings will host College Park and the Lady Cougars will play at Taylor.

The Texas A&M baseball team will play a non-conference game tonight when they host Abilene Christian at 6:35 pm in BlueBellPark.

The 21st-ranked Texas Aggie softball team will host SamHoustonState for a non-conference game tonight at 6 pm at the Aggie softball complex.

The Houston Astros were 4 to 2 losers to the visiting Kansas City Royals last night.  The Astros and Royals will play in Houston again tonight.

The Texas Rangers shut-out the visiting Seattle Mariners last night 5 to nothing.  The Rangers and Mariners will play again tonight in Arlington.

And, the pro basketball regular season ends tonight with the Houston Rockets play at the New Orleans Pelicans, the San Antonio Spurs hosting the L-A Lakers, and the Dallas Mavericks playing at the Memphis Grizzlies.

Sports Headlines–4/15/2014

The Bryan Vikings baseball team can clinch a play-off spot from District 14-5A tonight with a win over Lufkin.  The A&M Consolidated Tigers are also playing a District 14-5A game tonight, but at College Park.  The Rudder Rangers, in the thick of the race for a play-off spot in District 18-4A, will play at district front-runner Brenham tonight.  And, the top-ranked College Station Cougars will host Rockdale for a District 18-3A game tonight.

High school softball enters the final week of the regular season tonight with the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers playing a District 14-5A game at Conroe.  The Rudder Lady Rangers will wrap-up their season on the road with a District 18-4A game at Montgomery.  And, the College Station Lady Cougars will host a District 18-3A game tonight against Rockdale.

The Houston Rockets secured the number four seed in the N-B-A play-offs last night with a 104 to 98 win over the visiting San Antonio Spurs.  The Spurs had previously clinched the number one seed.

And, in major league baseball last night, the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 7 to 1.  Tonight, the Rangers will against host the Mariners in Arlington and the Houston Astros will host the Kansas City Royals for the first game of a three-game series in Houston.

Sports Headlines–4/14/2014

The Bryan Vikings baseball team took a step closer to the play-offs Friday night when they rode the arm of Willy Amador to a no-hit 3 to nothing District 14-5A win over A&M Consolidated in the Crosstown Showdown.  The Rudder Rangers kept their play-off hopes alive Friday with a 2 to nothing shut-out of Waller in District 18-4A.  And, the top-ranked College Station Cougars continues to cruise through the District 18-3A schedule with a 10 to 2 win over 6th-ranked Caldwell.  Tomorrow, the Vikings will host Lufkin, the Tigers will play at College Park, the Rangers will play at Brenham, and the Cougars will host Rockdale.

In softball, the Bryan Lady Vikings lost to District 14-5A front-runner The Woodlands Friday 7 to 2.  The A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers were upset winners over District 14-5A foe Oak Ridge 6 to 4.  The Rudder Lady Rangers lost to Willis in District 18-4A 14 to nothing.  And, the College Station Lady Cougars lost to Caldwell in District 18-3A 6 to 3.  Tomorrow, the Lady Tigers wrap-up the season at Conroe, the Lady Rangers close out the season at Montgomery, and the Lady Cougars will host Rockdale.

The College Station Lady Cougars soccer team had their season ended Saturday one game shy of the state tournament when they lost to Friendswood 2 to nil in the Region III championship game.  The Cougars had beaten Houston Spring Woods 1 to nil Friday night to win the Regional semi-final game.  The Lady Cougars ended their season with a 22 and 4 record.

The Texas A&M baseball team gave 7th-ranked Vanderbilt their first home series loss of the season this weekend.  The Aggies won the Friday game in Nashville 10 to 4, but lost the Saturday game to the Commodores 8 to 5.  The Aggies finished strong yesterday with an 8 to 2 win.  The Aggies will host Abilene Christian for a non-conference game on Wednesday night.

The 21st-ranked Texas Aggie softball team began their weekend with a 4 to 1 win over 4th-ranked Tennessee on Friday.  But, the Volunteers came back on Saturday to pound Texas A&M 15 to 2 in a 5 inning run-rule game and beat the Aggies again yesterday 5 to 3.  The Aggies will host SamHoustonState on Wednesday for a non-conference game.

In pro basketball, the Houston Rockets lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday 112 to 110 but beat the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday 111 to 104, the San Antonio Spurs clinched the top-seed in the play-offs Friday with a 112 to 104 win over the Phoenix Suns, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Suns on Saturday 101 to 98.  Tonight, the Rockets will host the Spurs.

And, in major league baseball, the Texas Rangers won their first series of the season over the Houston Astros this weekend.  The Rangers won the Friday game in 12 innings 1 to nothing.  The Astros came back to win the Saturday game 6 to 5 in 10 innings.  And, the Rangers won again yesterday 1 to nothing over Houston.  Tonight, the Rangers host the Seattle Mariners for the first game of a four game series.

Sports Headlines–4/11/2014

The second Crosstown Showdown baseball game of the District 14-5A season will be played tonight in College Station between the Bryan Vikings and the A&M Consolidated Tigers.  Bryan won the first Showdown game last month 4 to 2.  Also tonight, the Rudder Rangers will host Waller for a District 18-4A game.  And, the top-ranked and play-off bound College Station Cougars will play a District 18-3A game at Caldwell.

In high school softball tonight, the Bryan Lady Vikings will play at District 14-5A front-runner The Woodlands, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers will host Oak Ridge for a District 14-5A game, the Rudder Lady Rangers will host Willis in District 18-4A play, and the play-off bound College Station Lady Cougars will play a District 18-3A game at Caldwell.

The College Station Lady Cougars soccer team will play in the Region III semifinal game today against Houston Spring Woods at Turner Stadium in Humble.  Today’s winner will play either Friendswood or Lumberton in the Regional Championship game tomorrow at 1 pm.

The Texas A&M baseball team begins a three-game S-E-C series at 7th-ranked Vanderbilt tonight.  The Aggies and Commodores will play tonight at 6:30 pm in Nashville.  The teams will also play tomorrow at 2 and Sunday at 1.

The 21st-ranked Texas Aggie softball team is hosting 4th-ranked Tennessee for a conference series this weekend.  The Aggies and Volunteers will play tonight at 7 pm, tomorrow at 4 pm, and Sunday at noon in the Aggie softball complex.

The Houston Astros salvaged the final game of the series in Toronto yesterday with a 6 to 4 win over the Blue Jays.  Tonight the Astros are in Arlington to begin a three-game series against the Texas Rangers.

And, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Mavericks in Dallas last night 109 to 100.  Tonight, the Houston Rockets will play at the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Spurs will host the Phoenix Suns.  Tomorrow, the Rockets will host the New Orleans Pelicans and the Mavericks will host the Suns.

Sports Headlines–4/10/2014

The Houston Rockets fell behind early last night in Denver and spent the game in comeback mode only to have their rally fall short against the Nuggets as they lost in the Mile High City 123 to 116.  Tonight, the San Antonio Spurs will travel up I-35 to play the Dallas Mavericks.

The Houston Astros lost to the Blue Jays on the road in Toronto last night 7 to 3.  The Astros and Blue Jays will wrap-up their series tonight.

And, the Texas Rangers lost to the Red Sox in Boston last night 4 to 2, but the game was not without controversy.  Rangers’ manager Ron Washington challenged the call of a three-run blast by David Ortiz in the 8th inning that the umpires finally call a home run.  The Rangers are off today.

Sports Headlines–4/9/2014

The Bryan Vikings baseball team moved up to second place in the District 14-5A standings last night with a run-rule five innings 11 to 1 win over Conroe.  Fortunes for the A&M Consolidated Tigers went the opposite way last night as they lost a District 14-5A game to The Woodlands 11 to nothing in five innings.  The Rudder Rangers stayed in the play-off picture in District 18-4A with a 12 to 6 win over Magnolia West.  And, the top-ranked College Station Cougars crushed Madisonville 22 to 1 in five innings to stay on top of District 18-3A.  Friday, the Vikings and Tigers will play the Crosstown Showdown game at Tiger Field, the Rangers will host Waller, and the Cougars will play at Caldwell.

The Bryan Lady Vikings softball team stayed alive in the race for a play-off berth from District 14-5A with a 9 to 2 win over Lufkin last night.  The A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers lost their District 14-5A game with College Park 8 to 2.  The Rudder Lady Rangers dropped a District 18-4A game to Brenham 6 to 1.  And, the College Station Lady Cougars clinched a play-off spot in District 18-3A with a 6 to 2 win at Madisonville.  Friday, Bryan will play at The Woodlands, A&M Consolidated will host Oak Ridge, Rudder will host Willis, and College Station will play at Caldwell.

The College Station Lady Cougars soccer team advanced to the Regional Tournament last night with a 2 to nil win over Port Neches Groves.  The Lady Cougars will play Houston Spring Woods Friday at 4 pm in the Region III semi-final game in Turner Stadium in Humble.

The Texas A&M baseball team picked up its 20th win of the season last night in beating Prairie View A&M 8 to 2 at Blue Bell Park.  The Aggies will play their next game on Friday against 7th-ranked Vanderbilt, the first of a three-game conference series this weekend in Nashville.

In pro basketball last night, the Houston Rockets used a huge third quarter to put away the Lakers in L-A 145 to 130.  The San Antonio Spurs made up their game with the Minnesota Timberwolves that was postponed earlier in the season and lost 110 to 91.  And, the Dallas Mavericks were winners on the road over the Utah Jazz 95 to 83.  Tonight, the Rockets will play the Nuggets in Denver.

And, in major league baseball last night, the Houston Astros lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5 to 2, but the Texas Rangers held off the Boston Red Sox for a 10 to 7 win.  Tonight, the Astros and Blue Jays play again in Toronto and the Rangers and Red Sox play an afternoon game in Boston.

Sports Headlines–4/8/2014

The Tuesday night baseball schedule finds in District 14-5A the Bryan Vikings hosting Conroe at 6 pm and the A&M Consolidated Tigers traveling to The Woodlands.  In District 18-4A, the Rudder Rangers are playing at Magnolia West.  And, in District 18-3A, the top-ranked College Station Cougars will play at Madisonville.

The District 14-5A softball schedule has the Bryan Lady Vikings home to host Lufkin for a 6:30 pm game and the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers traveling to College Park.  The Rudder Lady Rangers will host Brenham at 7 pm in District 18-4A.  And, the College Station Lady Cougars are traveling to play District 18-3A foe Madisonville.

The Texas A&M baseball team has a non-conference mid-week game scheduled tonight at 6:35 pm against Prairie View A&M at BlueBellPark.

The Oakland Tribune newspaper has reported that former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was in Oakland yesterday to meet with the Oakland Raiders.  The Raiders have the fifth pick overall in the upcoming N-F-L draft.  Sources are also reporting that Manziel has scheduled a meeting April 21st and 22nd with the Houston Texans, who have the first pick in this year’s draft.

The Houston Astros last night lost the final game of their four game series against the Los Angeles Angels 9 to 1.  The Astros will begin their first road trip of the season tonight with the first of three games in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

The Texas Rangers lost in Boston last night 5 to 1 to the Red Sox.  The Rangers and Red Sox will play again tonight in FenwayPark.

And, in pro basketball tonight, the Houston Rockets are in Los Angeles to play the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks are in Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz.

Sports Headlines–4/7/2014

The Bryan Vikings baseball team stayed in contention for a play-off spot in the District 14-5A standings Friday with a 3 to 2 win at Oak Ridge.  But, the A&M Consolidated Tigers lost a District 14-5A game Friday against Lufkin 7 to 6 in 10 innings.  The Tigers also lost a non-district game on Saturday to Houston Episcopal 4 to 1.  The Rudder Rangers were 6 to 4 winners over Caney Creek in a District 18-4A game Friday.  And, the top-ranked College Station Cougars run-ruled Navasota on the road Friday 10 to nothing in six innings to stay undefeated in District 18-3A.  Tomorrow, the Vikings will host Conroe, the Tigers will play at The Woodlands, the Rangers will play at Magnolia West, and the Cougars will play at Madisonville.

The Bryan Lady Vikings kept their play-off hopes alive Friday as they swept the season Crosstown Showdown from A&M Consolidated with a 7 to 2 District 14-5A win.  It was the sixth straight win by the Lady Vikings over the Lady Tigers.  Also Friday, the Rudder Lady Rangers lost a District 18-4A game to Waller 4 to 1, and the College Station Lady Cougars won a District 18-3A game at Navasota 5 to 3.  Tomorrow, the Lady Vikings will host Lufkin, the Lady Tigers will play at College Park, the Lady Rangers will host Brenham, and the Lady Cougars will play at Madisonville.

The Texas A&M baseball team won only one game of their S-E-C series against 15th-ranked Alabama this weekend winning the early game Saturday 13 to 8.  The Aggies lost to the Crimson Tide 5 to 1 on Friday and 6 to 4 in the late game Saturday.  The Aggies will host Prairie View A&M tomorrow night for a non-conference game.

The 18th-ranked Texas Aggie softball team won just one game on the road against 12th-ranked Kentucky this weekend.  The Aggies won the Friday game 6 to 1, but lost the Saturday game in 10-innings 4 to 2 and lost again yesterday 5 to 3.  The Aggies will host 2nd-ranked Tennessee on Friday for the first game of another S-E-C series.

The Houston Astros lost the first two games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels, but came back to win yesterday.  The Astros lost 11 to 1 on Friday and 5 to 1 on Saturday before winning yesterday 7 to 4.  The Astros and Angels will finish their four game series today at MinuteMaidPark.

The Texas Rangers salvaged the final game of their series against the Rays in TampaBay yesterday.  The Rangers lost on Friday 8 to 1 and on Saturday 5 to 4 before winning yesterday’s game 3 to nothing.  The Rangers will begin a three game series with the Red Sox tonight in Boston.

And, in pro basketball this weekend, the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday 111 to 107 and beat the Denver Nuggets last night 130 to 125 in overtime, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies last night 112 to 92, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the L-A Lakers on Friday 107 to 95 and slipped past the Sacramento Kings yesterday 93 to 91.

Sports Headlines–4/4/2014

The Bryan Vikings baseball team will travel to Conroe tonight for a District 14-5A game.  The A&M Consolidated Tigers will stay home to host a District 14-5A game tonight at 6 with Lufkin.  The Rudder Rangers will host Caney Creek for a District 18-4A game at 7 pm.  And, the top-ranked College Station Cougars will play a District 18-3A game at Navasota.

In softball, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers will host the second round of the District 14-5A Crosstown Showdown match up with the Bryan Lady Vikings at 6:30 pm.  The Rudder Lady Rangers will host Waller at 7 pm for a District 18-4A game.  And, the College Station Lady Cougars will be playing a District 18-3A game at Navasota.

The Texas A&M baseball team will try to get back into the win column tonight when they host Alabama for a 6:35 pm conference game at BlueBellPark.  The Aggies and Crimson Tide will also play tomorrow at 2:05 pm and Sunday at 1:05 pm.

The 18th-ranked Texas Aggie softball team will be looking to recover from their Wednesday night loss during a conference series beginning today at 5 pm at Kentucky.  The Aggies and Wildkats also have games scheduled tomorrow at 2 pm and Sunday at noon.

The San Antonio Spurs had their 19-game winning streak ended in Oklahoma City last night when they lost to the Thunder 106 to 94.  But, the Dallas Mavericks were winners on the road in Los Angeles as they beat the Clippers 113 to 107.  This weekend, the Houston Rockets will host the Thunder tonight and will host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, the Spurs will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, and the Mavericks will play at the L-A Lakers tonight and at the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

And, in major league baseball, the Houston Astros lost last night at MinuteMaidPark to the New York Yankees 4 to 2.  Tonight, the Astros host the Los Angeles Angels for the first game of a four game series.  The Texas Rangers also return to the diamond tonight to begin a three game series against the Rays in TampaBay.