Sports Headlines–9/30/2014

The high school volleyball schedule tonight finds the Bryan Lady Vikings playing at Caney Creek, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers playing at the College Station Lady Cougars, and the Rudder Lady Rangers hosting Huntsville in a showdown for the lead in District 18-5A.

Before the end of the week, the Texas A&M football team will be practicing on new turf at Kyle Field.  A&M system officials announced installation began late Saturday, ahead of schedule. The new sod, from North Carolina, was ordered after chunks of the former turf came up during the Aggies game against Rice two weeks ago. Its replacement arrived in more than two dozen refrigerated semi-trailers.  While the team gets to check it out before going to Mississippi State this Saturday, the first test of the $300,000 replacement will be the following weekend, on October 11th, when A&M hosts Ole Miss.

Former Texas A&M player Dennis Allen was fired yesterday as head coach of the Oakland Raiders after an 0 and 4 start to the season this year.  Allen was on the plane home from London where the Raiders had played the Miami Dolphins Sunday when he got the phone call informing him he was fired.  Allen had an 8 and 28 record as the head coach of the Raiders over the past three seasons.

And, the Houston Astros hired A-J Hinch as their new manager yesterday.  Hinch takes over from interim manager Tom Lawless.  Manager Bo Porter was fired September 1st.

Sports Headlines–9/29/2014

Bryan-College Station fared well on the first night of District 18-5A play Friday.  Bryan shut-out Livingston 48 to nothing, A&M Consolidated held off Huntsville 37 to 36, College Station got its first ever district win over Willis 59 to 21, but Rudder lost with just 3-second left to Caney Creek 43 to 36.  This Friday Bryan hosts Huntsville, Consol hosts Willis, and Rudder plays at College Station.

The 6th-ranked Texas A&M football team picked up a signature win Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas when they topped Arkansas 35 to 28 in overtime.  The Aggies will play at Mississippi State this Saturday.

In high school volleyball Friday, Bryan swept Livingston, A&M Consolidated lost in five sets to Huntsville, Rudder swept Caney Creek, and College Station won in five sets over Livingston.  Tomorrow, Bryan plays at Caney Creek, Consol host College Station, and Rudder hosts Huntsville.

The 22nd-ranked Texas Aggie volleyball team swept Auburn yesterday in the SEC opener.  The Aggies play their next match at Tennessee on Friday.

The 12th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team picked up a 4 to 1 win at LSU Friday.  Yesterday at Ole Miss the Aggies came from behind for a 2 to 1 win.  The Aggies will host Florida on Friday.

The Houston Astros finished the season this weekend with a thud.  The Astros won the Friday game over the New York Mets 3 to 1, but lost to the Mets on Saturday 2 to 1 and again yesterday 8 to 3.  The Texas Rangers also limped to the finish line losing to the Oakland A’s Friday 6 to 2, winning on Saturday 5 to 4, but losing yesterday 4 to nothing.

And, in pro football yesterday, Houston beat Buffalo 23 to 17 and Dallas beat New Orleans 38 to 17.  Sunday Houston plays at Dallas.

Sports Headlines–9/25/2014

The Texas A&M Aggie football team will play Arkansas Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.  The Aggies and Razorbacks will kick-of Saturday at 2:30 pm.

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team has added an exhibition game to their schedule as they will play Oklahoma City on November 8th in Reed Arena.  The Aggies will open the 2014-2015 season on the road in Chicago against DePaul on November 14th.

And, the Texas Rangers completed a sweep of the Houston Astros last night with a 5 to 1 win in Arlington.  Rangers’ interim manager Tim Bogar says it is always good to see the team string together several good games.  The Rangers host the Oakland A’s tonight to begin their final series of the season.  The Astros are off.

Sports Headlines–9/24/2014

The Bryan Lady Vikings lost to Willis in District 18-5A volleyball last night three-games-to-one.  But, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers swept Caney Creek and the Rudder Lady Rangers stayed undefeated and on top of the District 18-5A standings tied with Huntsville with a sweep over Livingston.  The College Station Lady Cougars lost a five-game match at Huntsville three-games-to-two.  Friday, Bryan plays at Livingston, Consol plays at Huntsville, Rudder hosts Caney Creek, and College Station plays at Willis.

The Blinn Buccaneer football team was ranked 18th in this week’s N-J-C-A-A poll.  In the Southwestern Conference, Trinity Valley is ranked 3rd, Navarro is ranked 8th, Tyler is ranked 9th, and Kilgore is ranked 14th.  Blinn is off this weekend and will play at Cisco October 4th.

And, the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros again last night, this time 2 to 1.  Rangers’ interim manager Tim Bogar says it’s great for the team’s morale for next year to be winning games at the end of this season.  The Astros and Rangers play again tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–9/23/2014

The high school volleyball schedule tonight finds Bryan hosting Willis, A&M Consolidated hosting Caney Creek, Rudder playing at Livingston, and College Station playing at Huntsville.

The 21st-ranked Texas A&M volleyball team completed the non-conference schedule last night with a three-games-to-one win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  The Aggies will begin the SEC schedule Sunday afternoon against Auburn in Reed Arena.

A&M Consolidated and College Station High will not begin their football rivalry at Kyle Field.  Because of problems with the new turf, the October 24th game has been shifted to Consolidated’s Tigerland Stadium.

And, the Texas Rangers started the final week of the season last night with a 4 to 3 win over the visiting Houston Astros.  Guilder Rodriguez put the Rangers on top for good with his first big league RBI single in the seventh inning.  The Rangers and Astros will play again tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–9/22/2014

The College Station Cougars posted a big 51 to 34 win over Elgin Friday night in the final game before starting the district schedule.  The Cougars will play their first ever district game this Friday at Willis.

The 6th-ranked Texas A&M football team crushed SMU in Dallas Saturday 58 to 6.  The Aggies will play Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this Saturday.

The Blinn Buccaneer football team cruised past Arkansas Baptist Saturday 80 to nothing.  Blinn is off this Saturday.

In high school volleyball Friday, Rudder swept Bryan, A&M Consolidated swept Livingston, and College Station swept Caney Creek.  Tomorrow, Bryan hosts Willis, Consol hosts Caney Creek, Rudder plays at Livingston, and College Station plays at Huntsville.

The 21st-ranked Texas A&M volleyball team lost both matches they played against 6th-ranked Florida State.  The Aggies lost three-games-to-one Friday night and were swept by the Seminoles on Saturday.  The Aggies will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi tonight.

The Houston Astros lost their Friday night game to the Seattle Mariners 10 to 5 but came back to win Saturday 10 to 1 and yesterday 8 to 3.  The Texas Rangers also fared well against the L-A Angels in Anaheim winning Friday 12 to 3, losing Saturday 8 to5, but winning yesterday 2 to 1.  The Astros begin the final week of the season tonight with a game at the Texas Rangers.

And, in pro football yesterday, the Houston lost to the Giants in New York 30 to 17, but Dallas came from 21-points behind to beat the Rams in St. Louis 34 to 31.

Sports Headlines–9/19/2014

The local high school football schedule is light tonight with the only game being the College Station Cougars hosting the Elgin Wildcats for a 7:30 pm kick-off.

In college football, the 6th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies will travel to Dallas for a 2:30 pm kick-off tomorrow against S-M-U and the Blinn Buccaneers will host Arkansas Baptist for a 3 pm kick-off.

The 12th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team shut-out Tennessee 3 to nil in the S-E-C opener last night at Ellis Field.  The Aggies are now off until next Friday when they will play L-S-U in Baton Rouge.

The high school volleyball schedule tonight finds Bryan hosting Rudder, A&M Consolidated hosting Livingston, and College Station playing at Caney Creek.

The 21st-ranked Texas Aggie volleyball team will host 6th-ranked Florida State at 6 pm tonight in Reed Arena.  The two teams will also play again tomorrow morning at 11 am.

The Houston Astros lost to the Cleveland Indians 2 to 1 in 13 innings last night.  Tonight, the Astros will host the Seattle Mariners.

The Texas Rangers completed a sweep of the A’s in Oakland yesterday with a 7 to 2 win.  The Rangers will play at the L-A Angels tonight.

And, in pro football Sunday, Houston plays at the New York Giants and Dallas plays at St. Louis.

Sports Headlines–9/18/2014

The 12th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team will begin the S-E-C schedule tonight when they host Tennessee.  Aggies coach G. Guerrieri says that the team is ready to play in a game that means something.  The Aggies and Volunteers kick-off tonight at 6 pm at Ellis Field on the Texas A&M campus.

The 6th-ranked Texas Aggie football team will travel to Dallas Saturday to play S-M-U.  Aggie offensive coordinator Jake Spavital doesn’t expect the Mustangs’ interim head coach Tom Mason to change much from what S-M-U was doing under June Jones.  The Aggies and Mustangs will kick-off Saturday at 2:30 pm.

The Houston Astros lost for the second night in a row last night when they fell to the Cleveland Indians 2 to nothing.  The Astros and Indians will wrap-up their four game series tonight in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers erupted for six runs in the ninth inning last night to beat the A’s 6 to 1 on the road.  The Rangers go for a sweep of the A’s today in Oakland.

Sports Headlines–9/17/2014

The A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers volleyball team jumped out to an early lead last night and never looked back in sweeping the Bryan Lady Vikings three-games-to-none in District 18-5A.  The Rudder Lady Rangers also swept their district match at Willis and the College Station Lady Cougars swept District 18-5A foe Livingston.  Friday, Bryan hosts Rudder, A&M Consolidated hosts Livingston, and College Station plays at Caney Creek.

Jose Altuve broke Craig Biggio’s single season hit record with the Houston Astros last night during a 4 to 2 loss to the Cleveland Indians.  Altuve hit a single in the seventh inning for his 211th hit of the season.  The Indians pulled away for good on a two run homer by Yan Gomes in the sixth inning.  The Astros and Indians will play again tonight in Houston.

And, Jake Smolinski belted a two run homer in the fourth inning last night to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6 to 3 win over the Oakland A’s.  The Rangers and A’s will play again tonight in Oakland.

Sports Headlines–9/16/2014

The District 18-5A volleyball schedule continues tonight with the Bryan Lady Vikings hosting the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers, the Rudder Lady Rangers playing at Willis, and the College Station Lady Cougars hosting Livingston.

The kick-off for the Texas A&M football team’s S-E-C game against Arkansas on September 27th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington has been set for 2:30 pm.  The Aggies play S-M-U this Saturday at 2:30 pm in Dallas.

The Texas Aggie volleyball team has broken into the top 25 with a number 21 ranking this week.  The Aggies will host 6th-ranked Florida for the opening series of the S-E-C schedule Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 11 am in Reed Arena.

And, the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 3 to 1 last night due to a big night at the plate by Jose Altuve.  The Astros and Indians will play again tonight in Houston while the Texas Rangers are in Oakland to begin a three-game series against the A’s.